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May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

San Diego Innovation Showcase

Cutting-edge Technologies From San Diego and Southern California Academic Research Organizations

The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC)invites you to participate in a full day of company presentations and networking, with high quality investment opportunities in the software, engineering, cleantech, bluetech, and life sciences sectors. The seventh annual Innovation Showcase will be returning to an in-person event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Scripps Research Auditorium.

The SDIC will present innovations created at top academic centers in San Diego and Southern California. These academic centers come together annually to present investment opportunities, commercialization success stories, and opportunities to develop new enterprises based on technologies developed by their researchers.

The San Diego Innovation Showcase is possible with the support from its over thirty supporting organizations.


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  • 8:00 AM Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30 AM SDIC Welcome: Abu Jalloh – President, San Diego Innovation Council
  • 8:45 AM Entrepreneur Panel: Mya Thu – Co-Founder & CEO, VisiCELL, Arman Assadi – Founder & CEO, Steno.ai, and Mark Kempf – COO, GALT Aerospace
  • 9:30 AM Commercialization Success Story: Jungwoo Lee – Co-Founder & CTO, South 8
  • 10:15 AM Break 
  • 10:35 AM Concurrent Startup Presentations – I
  • 12:00 PM Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 PM Concurrent Startup Presentations – II
  • 2:40 PM Break
  • 3:00 PM Keynote and Fireside Chat: Ben Cravatt – Scripps Research Institute and Jeff Kelly – Scripps Research Institute
  • 3:40 PM Venture Capital Panel: Ben Kim – Partner, Playground, Joe Gatto – Managing Director, SeedFolio, and Jeremy Caldwell – Partner, Red Tree Venture Capital
  • 4:30 PM Networking and Reception
  • 5:30 PM Event ends


May 22
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92021 United States
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