Bioscience entrepreneurs, investors connect at Cal State LA for First Look L.A 2017
California State University, Los Angeles hosted some of the region’s leading bioscience research institutions during a day-long event focusing on emerging technology investment opportunities.
The Los Angeles Venture Association’s (LAVA) First Look L.A. 2017 connected investors with researchers and entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge technologies. The June 28 event was part of Cal State LA’s collaboration with public and private sector partners to promote the bioscience industry in the Los Angeles region.
Cal State LA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jose A. Gomez welcomed guests to the event.
“Cal State LA is promoting strong partnerships to develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. The future is right here—in L.A. and the San Gabriel Valley region,” said Gomez, who chairs LA BioSpace, a university incubator that will enable startup firms to develop innovative technologies.
Cal State LA anchors the eastern edge of an area known as “Bioscience Valley,” which extends along Valley Boulevard and includes Grifols Biologicals Inc. on the east, and the University of Southern California Health Sciences campus on the west.