Golden Ticket Applications Open

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics. Aesthetic startups pitch to win lab space.


University Lab Partners (ULP) is proud to announce the 2nd annual Golden Ticket pitch competition for aesthetic startups sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company.

The Golden Ticket awards the winner with a lab bench for one year and opportunities to engage with industry mentors including scientific and business leaders from Allergan Aesthetics.

In addition to the 1-year lab bench valued at $29,400, startups will receive access to a range of exclusive benefits at ULP. These include state-of-the-art scientific facilities and equipment, proper environmental health and safety disposal measures, access to UCI core facilities, and complimentary memberships to prominent life science trade associations.

Applicants will have the opportunity to engage in topic-specific webinars presented by Allergan Aesthetics and other industry mentors during the application period.

Attend Strategic Development and Regulatory Insights from Allergan Aesthetics on Wednesday, June 12 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Hear from Allergan leaders as they explore innovative strategies and regulatory frameworks shaping the future of the aesthetics industry.  

Finalists will be selected by a panel of startup experts and pitch live at the Demo Day on Thursday, August 29th in Irvine, CA where the winner will be announced.

Applications open from April 1, 2024, until July 8, 2024.

Applications have been extended until Monday, July 15 at 11:59 PM PST.


2023 Winner


Golden Passport Winner

From left to right: Carrie Strom (Allergan Aesthetics), Dr. Jorge Genovese (Lionheart Health), Howard Leonhardt (Lionheart Health), Dr. Darin Messina (Allergan Aesthetics), Adam Finegan (Allergan Aesthetics)

Learn more about the 2023 Golden Passport Winner.

2023 Finalists

Syntr Health Technologies

Sayenza Biosciences



Lionheart Health

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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.

Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit


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