Golden Passport Demo Day

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics. Watch the aesthetic start-up finalists pitch live to win FREE lab space for 1-year.

Exclusive In-Person Networking

Join us for the Golden Passport Demo Day. Finalists present live on December 7, 2023, where the winner of Golden Passport 2023 will be announced.

Hear from keynote speaker, Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President, AbbVie, and President, Global Allergan Aesthetics.

The winner will receive priority admission or renewal to University Lab Partners and 1-year ULP lab space (one (1) - 6ft lab bench) valued at $29,400.


UCI Beall Applied Innovation, 5270 California Avenue, Irvine, CA 92617

Event 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

5:00 PM Finalist pitches

6:35 PM Panel Discussion

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

7:00 PM Winner of 2023 Golden Passport Announcement

7:30 PM Event Concludes

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Charlie Hee, PhD

Vice President, Aesthetics R&D, Fillers & Device Science – Allergan Aesthetics

Arisa Ortiz, MD

Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology - University of California, San Diego 

Sherly Soleiman, MD

Founder & Owner - Cosmetic Injectables Center 

Hisham Seify, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Newport Plastics

Michael Hill

Managing Director - Octane Capital Markets

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.


Supporting Community Partners

Golden Passport Community Supporting Partners

Event Details

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

04:00 PM - 07:30 PM


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5270 California Ave, Irvine, CA 92617

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