We inspire, educate and connect emerging scientists and entrepreneurs
to grow and diversify biotech in LA.
Since our inception in 2014:
70+ events organized
1400+ attendees in 2019
5000+ total subscribers to our mailing list
100+ speakers, panelists & mentors
100+ industries & institutions represented
Collaborations with key players in the LA Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship industry: LabLaunch, CNSI, Biocom, LA Mayor's office, ScaleLA, LABioscience Hub, LA Biomed, BioLabs, and the Bridge Institute
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What people say
Last night was the most genuinely productive mixer I have attended in quite a while
The meeting [...] definitely helps to propel us along the route to creating a vibrant and dynamic ecosystem of biotech startups that will provide jobs and leadership opportunities for your members!
I look forward to collaborating again soon!
For an early stage start-up like ourselves, we couldn't have asked for a better friend and partner than BCLA! Through their connections we met investors, attended and presented at conferences, met collaborators and even hired our first employee! This one connection radically changed the speed at which we were able to assimilate into the LA biotech community, and Basepaws continues to benefit from the connection with other locals in our space whom we met at BCLA events.
Working with Raquel and BCLA was an expansive experience. I appreciate the BCLA team’s dedication to providing engaging events and resources where students and industry professionals can connect.
I personally felt very welcomed at each event, regardless of my compared inferior educational status. I have networked and connected with CEO’s, PI’s and lab associates that I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to engage.
Lab Director, Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
Ventura Biocenter Director, Amethyst Life Sciences
LATIFAH AUDRA SAFIEI
President of WiSTEM
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Coalition
The Biotech Entrepreneurship Coalition was created to increase entrepreneurship education for life scientists in the Los Angeles area. The coalition is composed of organizations that value this mission and are committed to spreading the message that scientists can be entrepreneurs. The BEC fulfills its mission by organizing educational events, creating resources, and searching for new ways to help scientists become entrepreneurs here in LA. The BEC is led by BCLA and Lab Launch Inc. and includes CLSA, Biocom, LA Bioscience Hub, The City of Los Angeles, and LAEDC.
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