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We are a non-profit organization who directly supports leaders and stakeholders to nurture and grow the SoCal innovation ecosystem



Connect with a community of peers, mentors, and investors. Alliance programs help founders at every stage of the startup lifecycle.

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Innovation Communities

Innovators thrive in a vibrant local support structure with abundant connectivity to resources. We organize and energize communities to help achieve their full potential.

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Navigating deal flow in a diverse, vast region is less challenging with a knowledgeable guide. Alliance programs leverage our network to match investors and founders.

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Mature companies still need to innovate. We help connect corporations to local sources of innovation that yield valuable insights, partnerships, and investment opportunities.

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What is SoCal?



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From Santa Barbara down to San Diego; Riverside to Silicon Beach.




The most diverse place on earth. Period.




13th largest economy in the world (if we were a country)

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The SoCal region is a diverse network of distinct local hubs with vibrant tech and life science ecosystems.

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Downtown LA  

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SoCal Innovation Community  

This is the place for everyone to connect, share, explore, and find invaluable resources within the SoCal innovation ecosystem.

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Space Ventures Coalition  

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Test Micro Community  

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This Is SoCal  

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Who is SoCal?

A diverse community of leaders who do it their own way.


Susan Windham-Bannister


A nationally and internationally-recognized innovation executive, Dr. Windham Bannister served as founding President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, the brainchild of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Sue's role was to develop, implement and lead the ground-up strategy for the $1 billion investment.

She currently is President and CEO of Biomedical Growth Strategies, a boutique strategy advisory firm serving the life sciences industry. Among other activities, she advises the Bioscience Los Angeles County (BioLA) initiative as its Chief Strategy Officer.

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