Alliance Programs

Our programs directly support leaders and stakeholders to nurture and support the SoCal innovation ecosystem.

By having a high-level architectural view of the entire region, the Alliance acts as a strategic convener and matchmaker -- putting players together who have complementary capabilities and share common objectives.

It is only by having a holistic and broad view of the region and its strengths that we can facilitate the alignment of assets and players across the ecosystem.

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Our programs

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Venture Pipeline

A matching program for Series-A ready startups based in SoCal looking for venture funding. We leverage personal relationships with hundreds of investors to make introductions.

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Innovation Communities (FIND)

Innovators thrive in a vibrant local support structure with abundant connectivity to resources. We organize and energize communities to help achieve their full potential through our Fueling Innovation through Node Development (“FIND”) program.

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Corporate Innovation

Mature companies still need to innovate. We help connect corporations to local sources of innovation -- startups, academics, other corporations -- that yield valuable insights, partnerships, and investment opportunities.

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Regional Connectivity

There are common challenges and opportunities that unite the often fragmented, geographically dispersed hubs of innovation throughout Southern California. We pull the pieces together through a variety of programs including live events, our digital community platform, and coordinating regional working groups of SoCal leaders.

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How it all works

Alliance for SoCal Innovation programs nurture and support the entire innovation ecosystem by partnering with the key stakeholder groups who are most vital to the startup Founder, the driver of growth and job creation. The startup Founder relies on their local ecosystem to provide vital resources like funding, customers, skilled labor, mentorship and expert guidance, and infrastructure.

By working directly with the key stakeholder groups - Investors, Research/Academic Institutions, Corporations, Communities & Governments - to connecting them to the other parts of the ecosystem, we have the ability to make an outsized impact that helps fill gaps and reduce systemic frictions that result from the size and scale of the region’s vast innovation assets. We call this vast inventory and nascent connective tissue, the SoCal Usability Problem.

How it works