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LA BioMed Innovation Showcase


September 13, 2018 9:00 amSeptember 13, 2018 5:00 pm (PDT)


westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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LA BioMed invites you to join an exciting day of innovation, networking, great food, and fine wine at the newly renovated westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection. The LA BioMed Innovation Showcase was created as a forum for academic institutions to promote and share their start-ups and early stage technologies. By inviting a targeted audience of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, trade organizations, technology transfer experts, life science industry professionals, and service providers, the Showcase is an intimate environment to facilitate business discussions and meaningful networking.

Last year’s Innovation Showcase was a resounding success with 34 company presentations and 300 attendees.
Academic partners across California participated including: UCLA, USC, UCR, CHLA, Cedars-Sinai, Cal State LA, UCI, and UCSD. Organizations such as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Cal State LA, Biocom, The California Lifescience Association (CLSA), and the Larta Institute provided key funding and/or other support.

Speakers were selected to provide important perspectives relevant to challenges faced by start-ups and included: LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rohit Shukla from Larta, Sara Radcliffe from CLSA, Brett Maver from Silicon Valley Bank, Dina Lozofsky from Biocom, David Meyer from LA BioMed, and JP Kim from NIH’s SBIR/STTR program.
The 2018 start-up Selection Committee will consist of over 40 judges that are Principals/Partners/Heads/CXOs from prestigious Venture Capital firms, Investment Banks, Law offices, Pharmas, Biotechs, Incubators, Accelerators, Bioscience Trade Associations, Business Mentoring firms, and Tech Transfer professionals.
Importantly, valuable guidance/feedback from the Selection Committee will be sent to all presentation applicants regarding their pitch decks.
Please join us this year (September 13th) for inspiring presentations featuring the latest innovations in therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices from start-ups across California.

And don’t forget, just like last year’s event, there will also be a poster presentation session during our Fine Wine (personally curated by LA BioMed’s resident Certified Sommelier) hour at the close of the day.
Discount room rates will be made available for those who intend to stay the night at the hotel.
Please check back later for details.
Tickets include free self-parking at the westdrift Manhattan Beach.
Super early bird rates end on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Early bird rates end on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Please register today!

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