The Alliance Makes an Impact at Debut in Silicon Valley, Looking Ahead to June 20 Showcase at UCLA

On May 24th, the Alliance for Southern California held its debut event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. The half-day program featured a lineup of exceptional SoCal-based thought leaders and exciting companies who collectively delivered a strong message about the vibrant innovation ecosystems in the region. The event drew over 160 attendees including 50 local venture investors plus a blend of entrepreneurs, executives and innovators who came to connect with representatives of SoCal’s numerous innovation centers and to learn how to access these emerging opportunities. Take a look at the photo gallery for highlights from this exciting event.

The next Alliance event on June 20 at UCLA will feature presentations from the top 30 early stage startups commercializing scientific discoveries from SoCal's top research universities and institutions. To learn more about the companies presenting and how to attend, visit the event webpage.

Upcoming Events 

We are hosting our second marquis event to showcase SoCal’s innovation ecosystems for an exclusive audience of investors and influencers.  

June 20 @ The Luskin Conference Center at UCLA in Los Angeles

A showcase of the 30 best early-stage teams selected from the SoCal region’s top research universities & institutions.

A must attend event for investors within Life Science, Computer Science and Physical Science domains.

Additional Program Highlights:
  • Keynote by Bill Gross, Founder + Chairman of Idealab
  • Venture Capital Panel Discussion with Rick Smith (CrossCut Ventures), Kara Nortman (Upfront Ventures), Shahin Farshchi (Lux Capital), Jay Goss (Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health), moderated by Andy Wilson (Alliance for SoCal Innovation)
Find out how to attend our events:

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