Alliance Events

Crypto at the Clocktower

Clocktower Ventures 225 Santa Monica Blvd, Floor 10, Santa Monica

This event is an invitation-only, intimate gathering of SoCal leaders and is the most recent of the Alliance’s on-going LEAD series which engages and leverages the collective wisdom of SoCal’s most innovative and forward-looking leaders. 3:00-5:30 Panel discussion moderated by Greg Smith, SVP Digital Channels and Innovation for City National Bank. Joining him will be...

Air Mobility Symposium

The Cove @ UC Irvine

The Alliance for SoCal Innovation and Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center (MELIC) presented a symposium on Air Mobility at the UC Irvine. It was a unique opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the field of air mobility. Participants came from varied backgrounds - corporate leaders, VCs, startups, universities and organizational leaders - providing a one-of-a-kind brainstorming...

First Look SoCal 2022

Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

First Look SoCal 2022 Presented by The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual conference celebrating the best very early-stage startups commercializing deep tech and life science breakthroughs from SoCal’s top research institutions.  The primary goal is to connect founders with investors, mentors, and executives with invaluable subject matter expertise to provide credible guidance...

Future of Work: People, Places and Spaces 2022

Four Forty Four South Flower 444 Flower St., Los Angeles, California

Co-Hosted by Agenda 3:30 PM Welcome Remarks. Andy Wilson, Executive Director, Alliance for SoCal Innovation 3:40 PM Attendee Introductions 3:55 PM Conversation 1: People 4:50 PM Conversation 2: Places 5:30 PM Conversation 3: Spaces 6:20 PM Wrap Up 6:30 PM Cocktails 7:30 PM Program Concludes Event Summary As we pivot to a (hopefully) post-pandemic world there...

Annual Allies in Innovation 2021

The Cove @ UC Irvine

Celebrating your support of the Alliance and the SoCal Innovation Ecosystem Agenda 5:00p - Cocktails 6:20p - Welcome Opening remarks from Andy Wilson 6:25p - Getting to Know You Table members introduce themselves 6:40p - Panel Discussion + Q&A What’s Ahead for SoCal? 7:35p – Dinner Event Summary The evening was well captured in Andy's blog...

SoCal Ecosystem Leadership Forum 2021

Spectrum Terrace Conference Center 17520 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California

IntroductionThis annual regional planning workshop is focused on uniting and catalyzing the leadership of Southern California’s diverse and compelling innovation nodes which define the SoCal innovation network. To accomplish this, we convene a diverse cross section of leaders from across the region for a professionally facilitated one-day intensive workshop to generate clarity of purpose, goals,...

First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2021

Zoom

Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, KPPB LP, Alexandria Venture Investments, and EastWest BankPresented by the Alliance for SoCal Innovation and LAVA Wednesday June 16 + Thursday June 179a - 3p PT (both days) The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual event that celebrates the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science...

SoCal Ecosystem Leadership Forum 2020

Zoom

The SoCal Alliance will convene a select cross-section of leaders from across the region for a professionally facilitated workshop. Workshop Overview Introduction This was the second annual regional planning workshop focused on uniting and catalyzing the leadership of Southern California’s diverse and compelling innovation nodes which define the SoCal innovation network. This year due to...

First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2020

Zoom

The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase Presented by Alliance for SoCal Innovation and Los Angeles Venture Association Tuesday Sept 15 + Wednesday Sept 169a - 3p PT (both days) Sponsors The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual event that celebrates the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from the top research...

SoCal Ecosystem Leadership Forum 2019

UC Irvine Research Park – Conference Center 5301 California Avenue, Irvine, California

The SoCal Alliance will convene a select cross-section of leaders from across the region for a professionally facilitated workshop. Workshop Overview IntroductionThere are common challenges and opportunities that unite the often fragmented, geographically dispersed hubs of innovation throughout Southern California. The alliance for SoCal Innovation's ("The Alliance) analysis of the region, in partnership with the...

First Look SoCal Showcase 2019

The Pasadena Conference Center 300 E Green St., Pasadena, California

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...

Diversity Fuels Innovation Forum 2019

Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a discussion on how diversity of ideas, talent, and perspectives fuels innovation. We will explore the key areas where diversity and inclusion are crucial for a vibrant innovation ecosystem including: Priming the STEM talent pipeline with diverse perspectives and underrepresented minoritiesInvesting in diverse founders and advancing diversity at VCsDiversity at the top...