Golden Passport Applications Open

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics. Aesthetic start-ups pitch to win lab space.

Launch Your Innovation

University Lab Partners (ULP) announces the Golden Passport pitch competition for aesthetic startups sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company.

The Golden Passport provides the winner with a lab bench for one year and opportunities to engage with industry mentors including scientific and business leaders from Allergan Aesthetics. Applications are open until November 13, 2023. Applicants will have the opportunity to engage in topic-specific webinars presented by Allergan Aesthetics and other industry mentors during the application period.

Selected finalists will be invited to pitch live at the Demo Day on December 7, 2023, in Irvine, California, where the winner will be announced.

Applications open until November 13, 2023. Applications have been extended until November 27, 2023, at 11:45PM PST.

Attend the Webinar

Join us on November 8th at 1:30 PM via Zoom for Strategic Partnership Perspectives from Allergan.

Strategic partnerships can be key to the success of your life science startup. How does Allergan, one of the biggest names in aesthetics, ophthalmology and oncology, approach strategic partnerships? Chinmay Kanuga, Head of Search and Evaluation at Allergan Aesthetics, will answer your questions at this webinar.

Register for the webinar

Join us to watch the Golden Passport Demo Day

On December 7, selected finalists will be pitching live at UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Join us for the action.

Demo Day Schedule:

4:00 PM Registration, networking, sips and apps

4:30 PM Welcome remarks

4:45 PM Keynote presentation 

  • Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President, AbbVie, and President, Global Allergan Aesthetics

5:15 PM Finalist live pitches

7:00 PM Panel discussion

  • Adam Finegan, Director of Search and Evaluation, Allergan Aesthetics 
  • Darin Messina, Senior Vice President, Allergan Aesthetics R&D

7:30 PM Winner of Golden Passport announcement

8:00 PM Event concludes


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Event Sponsor


We create the products and technologies that drive the advancement of aesthetic medicine.

At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more.

With our own research and development team focused on driving innovation in aesthetics, we’re committed to providing the most comprehensive science-based product offerings available.


Community Supporting Partners

Golden Passport Community Supporting Partners


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Event Details

Community Event

Monday, November 27, 2023

11:45 PM

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