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Connecting the region with unrivaled opportunities

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Biocom accelerates member success with targeted programs and customized services reflecting the many unique aspects of the greater Los Angeles region. One size does not fit all, and Biocom’s Los Angeles programs are tailored to the area. As a growing cluster in California, Biocom’s Los Angeles office aims to build the networks that are critical to economic growth in the life science industry. Learn about our Los Angeles Regional Policy Priorities here.

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LOS ANGELES EVENTS

Biocom creates valuable networks that accelerate member success in Los Angeles through a variety of programs, including specialized events, targeted conferences, expert committees, leadership dinners, industry-focused meetings, scientific roundtables, venture capital days, and member-to-member networking. To address the greatest challenge of the region—its lack of a geographical center—Biocom holds these events throughout the greater LA area in broad range of locations, times and venues.

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“Biocom was pivotal in setting the stage in Los Angeles for BioLabs LA to even exist. Our partnership allows the startups at Biolabs to tap into the larger network of experts and talent through great programming and networking events. Having Biocom on your side in lends a voice to your efforts and a way to stretch valuable funds through advice and purchasing discounts. We are proud to be part of the Biocom family and know that they will fight for our members not just locally but at the national level as well.”
Gary Olsem, Site Director, Biolabs LA
“The MESH Academy is honored to collaborate with Biocom to help provide the social glue connecting innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to the vibrant bioscience ecosystem in Los Angeles.”
Vasiliki Anest, PhD., Senior Director, MESH Academy at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
“Biocom has consistently brought ecosystem stakeholders together to support and advance life science innovation in Los Angeles.  They separate themselves by identifying and tailoring meetings that add value for all participants: investors, emerging companies, thought leaders and government officials. I am delighted to have been able to benefit from each and every program.”
Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Los Angeles Team

Stephanie Hsieh
Executive Director, Los Angeles
Stephanie Hsieh
Executive Director, Los Angeles — Los Angeles

As Executive Director of the Los Angeles office, Stephanie is at the leading edge of transforming the greater Los Angeles area into a premier life science hub, devising and executing on impactful strategies and initiatives for ensuring growth and sustainability for our members and the industry generally.

Stephanie has spent almost 30 years in biotech, most recently as CEO of an immune-oncology start-up in the Los Angeles area. She holds B.A. in biochemistry from Wellesley College, a J.D. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Personal interests:

  • Cycling without brakes
  • Adventure travel
  • U.S. Constitution
Hanan Al-Hakim
Sr. Program Manager
Hanan Al-Hakim
Sr. Program Manager — Los Angeles

Hanan is responsible for connecting Los Angeles-area life science companies, professionals and entrepreneurs through regional events, and delivering LA members best-in-class service. In addition, she helps highlight LA’s bustling life science industry through social media and marketing communications.

She brings to Biocom a background in program management, account and partner relations, event planning, project management, and marketing analysis. Hanan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal State Northridge and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Personal Interests:

  • Fitness
  • Food
  • and Fashion
Casey O’Neill
Program Associate
Casey O’Neill
Program Associate — Los Angeles

Casey is responsible for the support of programming, benefits and awareness efforts for Los Angeles’ expanding life science industry primarily through regional events and collaboration with members and partners. She also represents Biocom’s LA members’ interests in public policy and events, and supports the initiatives of LA’s STEM outreach program.

Casey brings a background in event planning, client services, community volunteer work and administrative support, specifically c-level executive assistance and office management. Previously, she worked in post-production entertainment and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Pepperdine University.

Personal Interests:

  • Music
  • Family & Friends
  • Random acts of kindness
Sree Batchu
Business Development Manager – Los Angeles
Sree Batchu
Business Development Manager – Los Angeles — Los Angeles

Sree is responsible for expanding the Biocom presence in the Los Angeles region through membership development and engagement, as well as fostering community for members within the life science industry.

Prior to joining Biocom, Sree was working at a $6.6M FDA funded MedTech Accelerator program housed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and before that he was the Program Coordinator for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator in partnership with Techstars. Sree graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Andhra University.

Personal Interests:

  • Watch Collecting
  • Drones
  • The Office (TV Show) Trivia

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