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After more than a decade working in the corporate world on the East Coast, Derek Smith returned home to a flourishing tech scene that largely excluded people like him.

"I realized that the incredible tech wave sweeping Los Angeles left behind communities from my neighborhoods growing up in South L.A." he said.

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Arabian Prince, a founding member of the rap group N.W.A., is behind a new Los Angeles incubator aimed at tech founders from underserved communities.

The musician-turned-entrepreneur launched Incub8next on Monday with Art+Logic co-founder Paul Hershenson, health-tech expert Matthew Walk and Aj Kang, a DJ with marketing experience.

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South L.A. has long produced arts and cultural icons and influencers — from actress and producer Issa Rae to two-time NBA All Star Baron Davis. It's now also home to an emerging network of founders and a recent wave of investment. But is it Los Angeles' next tech hub? Much will depend on access to capital, infrastructure and a shift in how it's perceived. That's the takeaway from Wednesday's dot.LA's strategy session, "Is South LA the next tech hub?" with Mirror Digital CEO Shelia Marmon, PLLAY Labs, Inc. CEO & co-founder Shawn Gunn and America on Tech founder and CEO Jessica Santana.

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