Innovate Socal is a 2-week long celebration of the energy, opportunity, and power of the SoCal innovation ecosystem featuring a series of technology and life science showcase events in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Come join us and connect with startup founders, investors, corporations, academic researchers, and other leaders from across the region and beyond.

Upcoming Events

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Brought to you by Octane
September 10 - 11, Irvine 

This year’s Tech Innovation Forum will focus around startups, pitching, learning and networking at a new innovative location, AV Irvine. We are enhancing this experience to bring you a more interactive conference and dive deep into Data, Fintech, Analytics, Cybersecurity and AI.
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Alliance & LAVA
First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2020

Brought to you by Alliance for SoCal Innovation, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, & Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
September 15, Pasadena 

The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual event that celebrates the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from the top research institutions in Southern California.
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High Tech Awards 
Brought to you by Octane
September 17, Newport Beach

The High Tech Awards (HTA) seek to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. In its 27th year, the High Tech Awards has recognized more than 100 innovative companies in Orange County.
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Venture Summit 2020
Brought to you by Connect W/ San Diego Venture Group  
September 23, San Diego 

The largest annual gathering of VCs in Southern California. Last year, the Venture Summit attracted 700 attendees and over 120 venture capitalists from across the country, including LA, San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix. We expect this year's gathering to be bigger and better!
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Get Involved

You can get involved in Innovate SoCal Week

  • Host an event between Sept 10 - 24 and we will cross-promote your event to increase exposure and outreach*

  • Promote Innovate SoCal to your network to showcase the vibrancy of our ecosystem

  • Attend an event to connect, learn, and grow your network

  • Sponsor one or more events to maximize engagement with SoCal's tech and life science leaders

*Inclusion in Innovate SoCal is subject to event program review to ensure relevance

Contact us to add your event to Innovation Week or inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Participating Organizations

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About Innovate SoCal

Innovate SoCal was conceived by InSoCal, a collaborative alliance of four unifying organizations across Southern California that includes Connect, Octane, LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) and the Alliance for SoCal Innovation.

The groups individually have unmatched networks of startup founders, companies, incubators, accelerators, investors and research institutions. By coordinating efforts and combining their networks, the InSoCal organizations are able to bring key stakeholders together throughout the Southern California ecosystem thus driving the region to become a unified hub of innovation. Reducing fragmentation across the region leads to a stronger ecosystem that better supports existing companies and those considering expanding their operations into the area.