Heal.LA – Bioscience Accelerator

Program Overview

Heal.LA’s Bioscience Accelerator Program is committed to nurturing and scaling innovations that positively impact the health and wellness of communities in the Los Angeles region and beyond.  It is a free, entrepreneurial program that offers a unique combination of guidance and education backed by world-class experts in the life sciences industry.

We partner with key organizations in the region that help drive our mission and provide resources and guidance towards achieving our broadly beneficial goals.

What we Offer

Hands-on guidance on your innovation and business from world-class experts.

Tailored webinars focused on specific areas of growth offered by Larta’s council of experts.

Expert feedback and validation of strategies for market and product fit, collaboration with partners, and fundraising.

Demo Days featuring industry and investors, providing market and investment leads and opportunities through curated private introductions.

Access to our virtual platform and other valuable resources.

Up to $50,000 in business services and more.

Our Impact

The accelerator program, part of a bigger initiative, has been sponsored by Gilead Sciences and is supported by leading organizations in the LA region. Heal.LA’s partners and sponsors have a long history of accelerating bioscience innovations to commercial usage through its award-winning national virtual acceleration program.

Heal LA Bioscience Accelerator improving the health and wellness of Los Angeles County and beyond

Who Should Apply

We are looking for innovations in therapeutics, devices, and digital health
developed or applicable for the greater Los Angeles region.

Your innovation should address one or more of the following: 

  • diseases or conditions in less served populations in Los Angeles, applicable to broader populations in the country
  • innovations that address chronic and orphan conditions revealed in specific ethnic groups in L.A.
  • access to healthcare and usage by less served populations
  • capable of being replicated across multiple population centers and institutions i.e., beyond “first adopters”

Also, we are looking for innovations in therapeutics, devices, and digital health developed or applicable for the greater Los Angeles region.

  • have generated early interest and support from individuals and institutions who are involved in healthcare and biosciences
  • are led by diverse founders and new entrepreneurs
  • are open to new inputs and ideas and to mentoring and coaching.

Heal.LA uses a rolling admission process that allows for a flexible start time.

How It Works

The company submits a completed application, Larta reviews and assigns an appropriate Larta Principal Advisor to work with the company.
Track assignments: 
  • Track A (emerging) companies work on the company’s commercialization readiness, relevance, relationships, and revenue strategy.
  • Track B (more seasoned) companies work on either a regulatory strategy or a partnership strategy.
The program is completely virtual. The advisor and companies agree on deliverables timeline based on the program scope, meeting schedule, and expected final outcome of the program. The Heal.LA team monitors and facilitates the program throughout the process. All companies will participate in a virtual demo day at the end of the program participation.

FAQs

  • Do I have to be a resident of the LA region to participate in this program? Yes
  • Do I need a business plan? No, we can help you develop one in the program.
  • Does my entire team need to participate? The key business decision maker should participate in the program.
  • How much time should I allocate for the program? The time commitment is about 4-5 hours a week, the efforts should integrate into your overall commercialization efforts.

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Meet Our Alumni Cohort

Hawkeye Bio is a new medical technology company focused on better and affordable cancer detection

SNJ Pharma is creating novel therapeutics of non-toxic nanoparticles to deliver therapeutics with enhanced targeting

Tender Light Scientific is developing portable devices using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) systems to monitor overall health status

Triton Bio is building a diagnostic instrument to rapidly determine the antibiotic resistance of bacteria and fungi causing life-threatening infections

It is highly beneficial to be guided by an industry expert to understand the commercialization process. We are very grateful to have the insider connection.

I-Ting WuCEO of Tender Light Scientific & Heal.LA Program Alumni

It is highly beneficial to be guided by an industry expert to understand the commercialization process. We are very grateful to have the insider connection.

Lorenzo D'AmicoCEO Triton Bio & Heal.LA Program Alumni

Join Our Growing List of Partners

If you’re passionate about identifying and nurturing new bioscience and healthcare innovations, join us to become an integral part of building a community that will place the Los Angeles region at the forefront of healthcare evolution.