Innovation in Pasadena

Pasadena is known for a great many things, but at its core Pasadena is a science city. Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena sits in the heart of a region that files the most patents in the United States, outside of Silicon Valley. Between such institutional heavyweights as the California Institute of Technology and JPL/NASA, as well as a thriving innovation ecosystem, its easy to see why Pasadena is regarded as the epicenter for discovery and the city for science.

Pasadena’s Technology Companies

Over 300 tech companies in Pasadena have planted their flag in Pasadena. With proximity to best-in-class institutions and a variety of office and flex R&D spaces available, Pasadena is an attractive city for startups. Pasadena’s quality of life is nationally recognized and consistently tops charts for its accessibility, walkability, livability and more. We invite you to plant your flag in Pasadena! For assistance with site selection for your next business venture, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (626) 744-4600.

Add your tech company to the growing list of businesses headquartered in Pasadena. Whether your company is a startup or established, and it meets the criteria of a tech company operating in the technology space, life sciences or consumer services, we invite you to plant your flag on the tech map to let others know you are part of Pasadena’s community of innovators by submitting your tech company to the map.

Pasadena’s technology companies are hiring! On behalf of the innovation ecosystem, Innovate Pasadena maintains a job board where you can find great jobs and hire great talent. For more information, visit

Innovation Partners

Pasadena's reputation as a thriving startup and technology ecosystem is strengthened by its local resources and partners in innovation. 

Higher Education

Home to leading science, research and design institutions, Pasadena's higher educational institutions have produced one of the highest concentrations of Nobel Laureates in the world. Renowned institutions such as Caltech, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College and the new Kaiser School of Medicine are a breeding ground for innovative and entrepreneurial minds.