The vision of INNOVATE PASADENA is to create a vibrant ecosystem of technology and design innovation in the greater Pasadena area that supports sustainable economic growth. We support and accelerate collaboration across and within business, academia, and the broader community in order to attract and retain companies, entrepreneurs, innovators, and capital.


The greater Pasadena area is close-knit network of innovative companies, entrepreneurs, world-class educational institutions in technology and design, arts organizations, advanced research and development, as well as a host of professional and social organizations that regularly host events and meetups.


INNOVATE PASADENA functions as the vehicle that brings together all of these parts toward the shared goal of creating a lively business and cultural community. INNOVATE PASADENA is run by local business leaders, entrepreneurs, city governments officials, scientists, designers and educators.