SoCal First Look Showcase

June 20, 2018

The Luskin Conference Center at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA

425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

A showcase of the 30 best early-stage teams selected from 18 of the region’s top research institutions. Each team will present the potential commercialization and application of their research in order to secure early stage funding for their companies. The day will feature three concurrent domain tracks (Life Science, Computer Science, and Physical Science) preceded by a keynote and a panel discussion.

You’ll see…

Early-stage companies commercializing scientific breakthroughs discovered and developed in SoCal

Innovations from 18 of SoCal’s top research universities and institutions

Why You Should Attend

Connect with world-class innovators and thought leaders shaping the future of tech and life science

Discover a source of plentiful investment opportunities, right in your own backyard

Get access to an exclusive invite-only event free of charge (thanks to generous support from our sponsors)

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


Check-in 1 p | Keynote and Panel 2 p | Team Presentations 3:30 p | Cocktails 6:30 p

Thank you to our Sponsors

Featured Speakers

VC Panel

Meet The Teams

Computer Science Track

Life Science Track

Physical Science Track

Participating Institutions