Held twice a year, the CLS Innovation Showcase brings approximately 200+ life science stakeholders, including biopharma representatives, investors, key advisors, expert service providers, together to foster connections and vital partnering conversations while spotlighting California’s robust innovation. See what you missed at the December Showcase, here!

Spring Showcase

The next stop on your fundraising journey!

CLS’s biannual Innovation Showcase, taking place June 25th in Berkeley, will spotlight California’s emerging innovation while helping startups connect with investors, channel partners, and corporate business development and licensing collaborators.

The program will include a panel discussion with corporate venture and institutional VCs, two pitch tracks featuring the Spring 2024 FAST cohort of more than a dozen therapeutic and medtech companies and conclude with a networking reception and solutions corridor, featuring CLSAdvantage cost-savings partners.

Agenda

1:00 pm | Check-In

1:30-1:45 pm | Welcome Remarks

1:45-2:30 pm | Panel Discussion: Navigating the Evolving Investment Terrain: Insights into the Life Sciences Sector
Gain valuable insights from corporate venture and institutional VCs as they delve into their portfolio strategies, key drivers behind deals, and their investment focus and projections for 2024. Additionally, explore their perspectives on the ever-changing market dynamics within the biotech sector, and uncover essential strategies to maximize the appeal of your assets to potential partners and investors.

Panelists:

  • David H. Crean, PhD, Managing Partner, Cardiff Advisory LLC (moderator)
  • Stuart Hwang, PhD, Venture Partner, Remiges Ventures
  • June Lee, MD FACCP, Venture Partner, 5AM Ventures
  • Danjuma Quarless, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, AbbVie Ventures
  • Asish K. Xavier, PhD, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

2:30-2:50 pm | Break

2:50-4:00 pm | Company Presentations

Therapeutic Track

  1. Anviron (Oncology)
  2. Califia Pharma, Inc. (Oncology)
  3. CDR3 Therapeutics (Oncology)
  4. IMMOON Therapeutics (Autoimmune)

MedTech Track

  1. Arteri Tech (Cardiovascular)
  2. Humanity Neurotech (Neurology/Psychiatry)
  3. Sayenza Biosciences (Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery)

4:00-4:20 pm | Break

4:20 – 5:30 pm | Company Presentations

Therapeutic Track

  1. Acrobat Genomics (Genetic Disorders)
  2. Orphagen Pharmaceuticals (Oncology)
  3. Sphinxion Therapeutics (Pediatric Rare Disease)
  4. VIAN Therapeutics (Ophthalmology)

MedTech Track

  1. Asha Medical (Immunotherapy)
  2. Respiree (Cardio-pulmonary)
  3. Scientific Horizons (Pulmonary/Drug delivery)
  4. Syntr Health (Reconstructive Surgery)

5:30- 7:00 pm | Networking Reception & Solutions Corridor

Participating Investors

  • David H. Crean, PhD, Managing Partner, Cardiff Advisory LLC
  • Karl Handelsman, MBA, MS Managing Partner, Codon Capital
  • Stuart Hwang, PhD, Venture Partner, Remiges Ventures
  • Satoshi Konagai, MBA, MS, Associate Investment Director, Astellas Venture Management LLC
  • June Lee, MD FACCP, Venture Partner, 5AM Ventures
  • Helen H. Liang, PhD, Founder & Managing Partner, FoundersX Ventures
  • Landon Merrill, MS, Principal, Genoa Ventures
  • Ryan Pierce, MBA, MS, Venture Partner at SV Health Investors
  • Sonia Maryam Setayesh, MS, PhD, Investment Partner, Civilization Ventures
  • Artem A Trotsyuk, PhD, Partner, LongeVC
  • Danjuma Quarless, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, AbbVie Ventures
  • Samuel Wu, MD, PhD, Venture Partner, 7G BioVentures
  • Asish K. Xavier, PhD, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Qing Zhang, MD, MBA, Partner, LDV Partners

Register now to save your seat – this event will sell-out!

Ticket Pricing

CLS Members receive complimentary access to attend this event. Please contact [email protected] to receive your complimentary code.

Non-member life sciences company employee – $50

Non-member service provider – $150

Interested in becoming a member of CLS? Contact [email protected] to learn about applying your ticket cost towards yearly membership!

For the purposes of registration for any CLS event, classification of a registrant as a research and development company, an industry service provider, an academic or a qualifying investor is subject to review by CLS.  In its sole discretion, CLS reserves the right to make the determination of the proper classification of a registrant.  Depending on this classification, an additional fee maybe required. CLS reserves the right to publish materials and restrict event access consistent with these determinations.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the biannual Innovation Showcase? Contact Emily Morgan, Senior Director Marketing & Programs, to learn more.

Innovation Sponsor (Limited) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
Non-member
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◆ Opportunity to deliver brief remarks (3 minutes)
◆ One (1) full-page advertisement in the digital program: Digital program to be distributed as a supplement in CLS’ biweekly bulletin and bi-monthly Founders Channel newsletter
◆ Logo recognition as a supporter on event website, pre-event promotion including email and social channels, onsite signage and digital program
◆ Option to host tabletop display during networking reception

Pitch Session Sponsor (Limited) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000
Non-member
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500

◆ Opportunity to provide opening remarks for specific pitch session
◆ Logo recognition as a supporter on event website, pre-event promotion including email and social channels, onsite signage and digital program
◆ One (1) half-page advertisement in the digital program: Digital program to be distributed as a supplement in CLS’ biweekly bulletin and bimonthly Founders Channel newsletter
◆ Logo recognition as a supporter on event website, pre-event promotion including email and social channels, onsite signage and digital program

Solutions Corridor Exhibitor (Limited) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500
Exclusive for California Life Sciences’ Service Provider Members

◆ Table-top display + opportunity to distribute branded promotional materials
◆ Access to the final attendee list for pipeline development
◆ Logo recognition as a supporter on event website, pre-event promotion including email and social channels, onsite signage and digital program