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Andria Moore

Snap’s 523 accelerator is a 12-month program that aims to support and elevate content creators from underrepresented groups. But is it worth it?

According to Paula Hughes, head of digital at TOGETHXR, a Los Angeles-based lifestyle, culture, sports media and commerce company, what really makes 523 shine is that the program is also providing creators with resources. “Whether that's workshops or they're giving you production means and giving you actual tangible ways to make this content happen,” Hughes tells dot.LA.

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Courtesy of Techstars.

On Tuesday, Techstars L.A. announced the relaunch of its health care accelerator program and the application for the new cohort is now open. The three month long program will begin March of 2023. The deadline to apply is on November 30, 2022. Techstars has brought on board returning partners Cedars Sinai, United Healthcare, along with new partners that include UCI Health and Point32Health.

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Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

San Pedro-based Braid Theory is one of the growing number of accelerators in the country looking to grow the so-called blue economy, which spans a range of ocean-related industries and is estimated at $2.5 trillion a year.

The accelerator is accepting online applications until July 18, with its second-ever program kicking off in August.

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