About the Alliance

We are the Southern California super connector

Bringing together stakeholders to bridge critical gaps in the SoCal innovation ecosystem.

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 tackles regional issues including retaining top STEM talent and growing the base of local institutional capital.

Our Mission

Our mission is to more fully capitalize on SoCal’s compelling diversity of talent, ideas and perspectives by optimizing the conditions for SoCal’s innovators to bring more breakthroughs to the world and further elevate the region as a global leader in innovation, technology & entrepreneurship.

Alliance Objectives for 2024

  • Support diverse, high-potential entrepreneurs by improving access to capital
  • Support applied research commercialization (i.e. lab to market)
  • Foster connection and collaboration across key stakeholder groups
  • Engage corporations & capital sources to connect and invest in the region

Our Core Programs

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SoCal Venture Pipeline

Get matched with the right Seed & Series A investors.

Corporate Connectivity

Connect with peers and level up your network.

Research Commercialization

Commercialize your breakthrough discoveries.

Ecosystem Engagement

Navigate the diverse innovation communities in the region

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. Although the region’s innovation ecosystem has evolved significantly since the report’s original publication, the framework it provides is still relevant and fundamental to our success.

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.

Donate to the Alliance

Your contribution helps fund our efforts. Please consider a donation today to our 501(c)3 project earmarked to assist our programs that connect founders to resources such as funding, mentors, and other vital opportunities to grow and scale their startup.