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The Alliance

The Alliance has successfully brought together the heft of Southern California’s top research institutions, local business leaders, and world-class advisors to focus on bridging critical gaps in the SoCal ecosystem.

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About the Alliance

The Alliance for Southern California Innovation (the “Alliance”) is a not for profit formed in 2017 that has successfully brought together the heft of Southern California’s top research institutions, local business leaders, and world-class advisors to focus on bridging critical gaps in the SoCal innovation ecosystem. The goal of the Alliance is to engage and unify SoCal’s compelling diversity of talent, ideas, and perspectives in order to optimize the conditions for the region’s innovators to bring breakthroughs to the world.

Alliance programs focus on developing and connecting SoCal’s diverse innovation communities while attracting new capital to Southern California by identifying, nurturing, and matching high potential startups to leading venture investors. By working together with community leaders, the Alliance will tackle more regional issues including retaining top STEM talent and growing the base of local institutional capital. Our efforts have the potential to generate 200k direct jobs and more than 1MM indirect jobs in Southern California.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Alliance for Southern California Innovation commits to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity in the organizations involved in our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, whether those be industry or educational partners, startups, incubators, venture capital firms or limited partnerships. We believe that the greatest technological and scientific challenges facing society are best addressed when diverse groups of individuals—with unique perspectives and lived experiences—work together to explore and develop innovative solutions.

Our Mission

To more fully capitalize on SoCal’s compelling diversity of talent, ideas and perspectives by optimizing the conditions for SoCal’s innovators to bring breakthroughs to the world.

Our Strategy

Our programming strategy has been deeply influenced by the findings of a comprehensive analysis of the Southern California innovation ecosystem we initiated with the Boston Consulting Group. Read the report summary here: 
Stars Aligning: How Southern California Could Be the Next Great Tech Ecosystem

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