The Preccelerator™ Program is an accelerator for early-stage startups offered to select companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides sophisticated legal services, interim office space, mentorship, a targeted curriculum, investment strategy counseling and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup.



Free 24/7 co-working space on a rolling basis in sought after Santa Monica, including printer and copier access, wireless internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations.

Be proactive in making sure your incorporation, contracts and equity structures are set up correctly before you get too far down the evolutionary path.  Access to $25,000 worth of real-time non-billable legal advice and transactional legal services on site under our standard terms of engagement.  To view SA&M’s practice offerings, click here.

Access to customized curriculum workshops each term to fit each cohort’s specific needs, plus evening content and networking events and activities. Over 50+ per year!  Each term culminates with a Demo Day to investors and the community – attended by over 150 people each term!

Access to our network of investors through investment strategy counseling sessions, Meet the VC Luncheons, Demo Day and targeted investor introductions.

Access to a robust Preccelerator Perks Portfolio with over $500,000 worth of discounted services and benefits to help you succeed and cut overhead expenses.  To view the current perks package,

Access to a group of seasoned mentors that can assist in the growth and success of your company.  Mentors provide regular office hours and a “value-first” approach.  To view the full list of mentors, click here.

How does my company apply?

Online applications for the Preccelerator™ Program are open! To qualify for acceptance, please fill out our online application. Once submitted, someone from our review committee will contact you. Applications are accepted and investments are made on a rolling basis.




Len Lanzi

Managing Director
Leader in Non-Profit and Startup Ecosystems | Visionary Strategist | Community Advocate

Leonard M. Lanzi boasts over 30 years of impactful leadership in non-profit management and fund development.He is a recognized figure in the Los Angeles region, having served as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) from 2007 to 2020.During his tenure, Len spearheaded strategic initiatives and educational programs to foster a thriving venture-funded startup ecosystem.

His diverse career path demonstrates a commitment to serving communities across various needs. From providing essential services at the Community Kitchen of Santa Barbara to advocating for children through Court Appointed Special Advocates, Len brings a wealth of experiences to the table. His dedication to youth development extends to executive roles with Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Boy Scouts of America.

A firm believer in lifelong learning, Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and a professional certification in Private Capital Markets from Pepperdine University.He actively engages in community building through the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, where he recently served as VP Programs and will continue as a director next year.

Beyond his current role as Managing Director of the Preccelerator Program, Len’s leadership extends to various organizations. He currently chairs the Board of Meals on Wheels West, champions LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship as a Board Governor for StartOut, and contributes his expertise to the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly Siobhan Laffey

Senior Vice President, Director of Business Affairs, Preccelerator

Kelly Siobhan Laffey is a Partner of the firm and the Director of Business Affairs at the Preccelerator. Kelly’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market companies in the technology, digital, internet, interactive media (i.e., AR and VR), and entertainment industries. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to corporate governance and formation, venture capital and other financings, joint ventures, employee compensation, complex stockholder and operating agreements, securities law regulation and other general corporate matters.  Kelly also advises investors and funds in connection with venture capital and other financings. Full Bio >>>

Scott Alderton

Chairman and Board Member, Preccelerator

Scott Alderton is a founding partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group. Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries. Full Bio >>>

Greg Akselrud

Board Member, Preccelerator

Greg Akselrud is a founder and partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. He chairs the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment practice group. Greg advises a wide range of public and private clients across a number of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, consumer electronics and apparel industries. Full Bio >>>

Louis Wharton

Board Member, Preccelerator

Louis A. Wharton is a partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others. Full Bio >>>

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