First Look SoCal Team Application 2020


First Look SoCal 2020

We are now accepting applications for teams to present at the First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase presented by the Alliance for SoCal Innovation, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, and LAVA.

event details
September 15, 2020 
9 AM - 3 PM
Event is now 100% virtual due to Covid-19

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Why apply?

The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual conference celebrating the best early stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from SoCal’s top research institutions.

The event will provide unparalleled opportunities for startup teams to connect with top-tier investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

To assist startup teams impacted by the postponement of this event to September, Alexandria Venture Investments and the Los Angeles Venture Association are offering virtual strategic feedback as well as select investor introductions to interested startups that apply.

Teams must apply to participate in the showcase in order to receive the assistance.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by Friday July 31 (deadline 11:59 PM, Pacific)

Final lineup announced Friday August 14

Showcase on Tuesday September 15 

Team Selection Process & Rules

Startup submissions will be evaluated by a neutral selection committee of local leaders in life science and technology.

Teams will be selected based on factors such as: potential for disruption, novelty of the innovation/discovery, size of the commercial opportunity, and overall potential for impact.