First Look SoCal Showcase 2019

June 19, 2019

The Pasadena Conference Center

300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

The premier annual conference celebrating the best early stage teams commercializing deep tech and life science breakthroughs from SoCal’s top research institutions. The program will feature quick-pitch presentations from the 30 teams split into three concurrent domain tracks. Each presentation is followed by audience Q&A. There will also be a private meet and greet space for investors and teams to connect during the event. An investor panel discussion and networking cocktail reception to follow presentations.

You’ll see…

A showcase of the 30 best early stage startups emerging from SoCal’s top research institutions

Inventors who represent the region’s diversity of STEM talent and ideas

Why You Should Attend

Unparalleled opportunities for SoCal startup teams to connect with investors, mentors and other support resources crucial at the early seed stage

Discover a source of plentiful investment opportunities with companies on track to raise series A funding

Network with SoCal’s professional community focused on commercializing deep tech


Check-in 12:30 p | Welcome + Keynote 1:30 p | Team Presentations 2:30 p | Investor Panel + Cocktails 5:30 p

The First Look Showcase is presented by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation and the Los Angeles Venture Association (“LAVA”)

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Participating Institutions