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25th Annual SoCalBio Conference

October 26 – 27, 2023 (PDT) | Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

The SoCalBio conference is a platform that highlights the cutting-edge value-based bioscience advancements originating from Southern California. It serves as a forum for exploring streamlined approaches to effectively bring these innovations to market. The conference will host a remarkable lineup of at least 30 company presentations alongside enlightening plenary sessions, business roundtables, and VC one-on-one sessions. These presentations will exemplify the robustness and promising future of the bioscience industry in the Greater Los Angeles region, encompassing Los Angeles, Orange County, and nearby communities.


Premier opportunity to have private 1-on-1 meetings with life science investors to give feed back and potential funding opportunity.

Plenary sessions

Attending the conference presents an exceptional opportunity to explore the latest bioscience market trends and investment opportunities from Industry experts and Investors.

Presenting Companies

The Conference offers a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their companies to potential investors and partners. The attendees will have a chance to see the pitches from these innovative entrepreneurs.


Great opportunity to connect with leaders, investors, and innovators across the industry. You’ll be able to set up one-on-one meetings with our easy-to-use online system. 


More to Come

2023 Speakers

Ryan Helwig

Principal, TEConomy Partners

Felicia Hsu, M.D.

Investor @ BOLD Capital

Julie Hakim, M.D.

Assistant Professor @ Baylor University; Co-Founder of FemTech Focus

Naseem Sayani

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Emmeline Venture

Anula Jayasuriya

Founder & Managing Director, EXXclaim Capital

DC Palter

Author, To Kill a Unicorn; Angel Investor & Mentor Lead, Chemical Angel

William Dolphin Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer at CueSquared

Robert J. Greenberg M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman and CEO at huMannity Medtec / The Alfred Mann Foundation

Mark Steyvers

Professor, Department of Cognitive Sciences, UCI

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!


“I was very impressed by the SoCalBio Conference in many ways. First, it was a well- organized and seamless process. I enjoyed the location, the concurrent sessions and the food. More importantly, I liked the select group of professionals, and the companies lined up. It was a great experience and a helpful seminar for me.” Varaz Shahmirian, Ph.D. Laursar Technologies (Northridge, CA).

Why Attend?

  • The SoCalBio Conference features:

    • Company presentations by emerging biotech, device, diagnostic, and digital health companies
    • Plenary sessions on cutting-edge therapeutic and diagnostic technologies
    • Expert-led workshops on the latest bioscience market trends and investment opportunities.
    • Premier opportunity to network with industry executives and investors focused exclusively on life sciences.

Who Should Attend?

  • Biotech, Pharma, IVD, Informatics, and Medical Device Company Executives
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Angel Investors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Life-Science Educators and Researchers
  • Service Providers
  • Policy Makers and Economic Development Professionals
  • Media Representatives

Apply To Present

SoCalBio seeks to present 30+ companies at the Annual Conference. Medical devices, biotech, biopharma, diagnostics, and digital health companies are welcome to apply for presentation slots. As a service to the Southern California bioscience community, SoCalBio Does NOT charge presenting companies. Contact SoCalBio at 800-418-7079 ext 1 or send email to [email protected].


Sponsorship opportunities are available. This conference provides a great forum to build and solidify your branding as a key player in the Southern California bioscience community. Sponsorship also demonstrates your commitment to supporting the growth of our bioscience cluster …Learn more


The SoCalBio Conference brings together bioscience leaders and executives for one day of intensive networking activity where new opportunities can be identified and promising partnerships begin. As an exhibitor, you will reach these influential decision makers who come to SoCalBio’s conference to evaluate new technologies and form strategic partnerships… Learn more

SoCalBio Sponsors