Pitch. Launch. Grow. Applications Open

Are you a life science start-up? Pitch to win FREE lab space for 1-year.

Launch Your Innovation

University Lab Partners (ULP) announces the 3rd annual launch of Orange County’s pitch competition for life science startups, Pitch. Launch. Grow. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for 2 tracks, life science and medical technologies. The life science track includes companies developing technology in the fields of drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics. The medical technologies track includes companies developing medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health innovations.

One (1) winner from each track will receive priority admission and/or renewal to ULP, 1-year sponsored lab space at ULP, and a $10,000 cash prize.

Start-ups can refine their pitches while attending the 4-part development series focused on the fundamentals of creating a life science company. Finalists will be selected by a panel of startup experts including early-stage industry strategic partners and investors. The finalists will pitch live at the Demo Day on August 23rd, 2023, in Irvine, CA where the winners will be announced. 

Applications open May 8, 2023, until June 20, 2023.

 

 


2 Tracks

Life Science

The life science track can include companies operating in the fields of drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics offering innovative products and services. These solutions are designed to improve patient outcomes, accelerate research, and enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems.

Medical Technologies

A medical technology company has developed unique solutions to address challenges faced by patients, healthcare providers, and the broader healthcare industry. The medical technologies track includes companies developing medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health innovations.


Timeline

Pitch Launch Grow Assets 2023

May - Applications Open
  • May 8, 2023 - Applications Open
June - Pitch Prep
  • June 20, 2023 - Applications Close
  • Applicants can attend Creating a Life Science Startup Series starting June 6, 2023. The 4-part series is designed to take you through the fundamentals of creating a life science startup that meets investors' criteria. We will cover the key elements of a pitch deck that will help you tell your story and attract funding, focusing on 4 major areas: business essentials, the market, the executive team, and financial projections.
July - Judges Review Proposals
  • July 5, 2023 - Deadline to submit final pitches to vetting judges.
    Final pitches should include the usual investor pitch content as well as a slide on what the applicant will use the competition prize for and how it will get their company to their next milestone. If you do not submit a final pitch the original pitch deck will be used.
  • July 26, 2023 - Apply to practice your pitch to founder peers and investors at Practice Demo Day.
August - Demo Day
  • August 1, 2023 - Finalists will be announced.
  • August 23, 2023 - Winners will be announced at the in-person demo day.

2 Tracks with Prize Packages

Life Science

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

Cash prize equal to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Insperity credit valued at one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500).

Medical Technologies

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

Cash prize equal to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

10 hours of consulting with Founder & CEO, Hal Walbrink, of Xinetix. Xinetix advances medical products for startups and established companies through incubation ideation, design, development, and advisory.

 


Contest Official Rules and Terms Here

 

Event Partners

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Sunstone Management is a diversified private capital firm located in Southern California that invests in diverse early-stage technology entrepreneurs who seek to build great companies. We believe in the aspirational power of the American economy to attract and inspire investors and entrepreneurs from throughout the world. We deliver new and exciting opportunities for economic growth through the creation of innovative public-private partnerships, and our unique experience across government, education, and private sectors.

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Our tagline, HR that Makes a Difference™, defines what we do. It emphasizes that human resources is a key driver of growth and contributes to a business’s bottom line. This is what sets Insperity apart.

Insperity has a long history of improving the success equation of small and midsize businesses across the country – because when businesses succeed, communities prosper.

And in today’s changing business environment, it’s our privilege to take care of an organization’s most valuable asset: its people.

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HATCHspaces ®, LLC is a Los Angeles-based real estate development platform focused on simplifying the process of scientific innovation by creating purpose-built life sciences facilities for companies emerging from academic and incubator networks. With properties in various regional submarkets, HATCHspaces’® mission is to deliver the life science community state-of-the-art lab facilities at varying scales, allowing regions to retain early-stage bioscience and biotechnology start-ups emerging from research environments.

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NexCore Group is a national healthcare real estate investment and development company that focuses on acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare facilities including medical office buildings, wellness facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, single and multi-specialty physician buildings, life sciences facilities, seniors housing communities and transitional rehabilitation centers. NexCore has completed $4.7 billion in healthcare real estate transactions throughout 29 states, developed and acquired over 14.3 million square feet of healthcare properties across the country and currently manages over $2.9 billion of healthcare facilities spanning 7.3 million square feet. The company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top Healthcare Real Estate Developers in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare and HREI.

Xinitetix

 

Xinetix advances medical products for startups and established companies through incubation ideation, design, development, and advisory.

Suncoast Ventures

SUNCOAST VENTURES IS THE RESULT OF TRUE PASSION AND AN UNWAVERING BELIEF IN A BETTER FUTURE.


Suncoast was created by a passionate group of talented engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs who envisioned a new possibility for a true Next Generation VC Firm specifically designed for the next generation healthcare startup. By creating our own model, Suncoast is an entirely fresh approach to early stage healthcare ventures.

We believe in high performance and high impact. Creating a better world by leveraging our expertise, our networks, and our unwavering belief in a better future. We wrote the original manifesto that eventually became Suncoast on a napkin in a park back in July 2021.

The rest is history in the making.

Biocom California Logo

 

For over 28 years, Biocom California has helped move the life science industry forward with transformative resources that enable companies to make meaningful connections. Biocom California harnesses the collective power and experience of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in the world, with powerful advocacy and transformative programs to help companies in their quest to improve the human condition.

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Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including three offices in California. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer’s life science and medical technology lawyers currently represent a diverse client base from the bioscience, pharmaceutical (both prescription and OTC), medical device and healthcare industries, ranging from large publicly traded organizations to early and mid-stage start-up companies. Clients include manufacturers, distributors, inventors, researchers, venture capitalists, angel investors, engineers, product designers and vendors, in their intellectual property, transactional, litigation and various other legal matters.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's legacy closely traces the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley.

For more than six decades, Wilson Sonsini has represented the technology pioneers associated with virtually every milestone innovation.

Today, the firm is synonymous with ushering promising, innovative companies through their business life cycle.

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