Associations

Biocom

  • Biocom is California’s largest and most experienced advocate and leader for the state’s life science industry, advancing policies and programs that accelerate success for +1,000 members
  • www.biocom.org/s/about-biocom/

Biotech Connection Los Angeles (BCLA)

  • Student-lead organization that provides a list of networking events and heads the Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Coalition (BEC)
  • www.bc-la.org

LA Bioscience Hub

  • Advocacy organization for East Los Angeles biotech corridor; runs internships for community college students
  • labiosciencehub.org

Larta Institute

  • Non-profit organization that helps guide entrepreneurs, including SBIR recipients, through the commercialization process; focuses on agriculture, life sciences and tech industries
  • www.larta.org

Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)

  • Professional organization that connects investors; hosts annual events including First Look LA and LAVA Awards Dinner
  • www.lava.org/cpages/home

SoCalBio

  • Professional organization; provides access to capital, tech transfer, workforce training, lobbying and events
  • socalbio.org