LA BioMed invites you to join us for 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.
It is thrilling to report that we rapidly exceeded expectations and have reached our maximum count of 50 judges for the start-up Selection Committee. The members are all Principals, Partners, Heads, and/or CXOs from prestigious venture capital firms and investment groups (14 firms), tech transfer offices (8), incubators and accelerators (6), Pharma/Biotech (6), law offices (5), bioscience trade associations (3), business mentoring firms (3), and California Government.
Importantly, each start-up that submits a slide deck for consideration (irrespective of their being chosen for a presentation spot) will receive quantitative and qualitative feedback regarding the quality of their pitch deck from the Selection Committee.
Like last year, the presentations focused on various issues facing start-ups from workforce, to infrastructure, to government, etc., but also placed even more emphasis on the realities of what venture capitalists (and other funding sources) look for in start-ups. The Speakers for this year's Showcase are leaders in their fields and represent a phenomenal depth of relevant expertise:
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 complimentary 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.
westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266