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ULP Event: Pitch. Launch. Grow. Demo Day

August 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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A hybrid event with live stream and exclusive in-person networking

Join us for Pitch. Launch. Grow. Virtual Demo Day. Finalists present live on August 26, 2021, where a winner from each of the three tracks (technology, life science, specialty diagnostics) will be announced.

Network, engage, and watch the Virtual Demo Day at the limited-attendance outdoor luncheon. The in-person networking luncheon will take place at The Commons at UCI Research Park located at 5301 California Ave, Irvine, CA 92617.

Event Schedule
11:00 AM – Introductions, Sponsorships

11:30 AM – Technology Track Pitches

12:45 PM – Life Science and AST Technology Track Pitches

2:20 PM – Winners Announced 


Includes software or hardware in the following sectors: Communications, Wireless, Cybersecurity, EdTech, Environmental Technologies (e.g. AgTech, CleanTech, BlueTech, EnergyTech), Information Technologies (e.g. SaaS platforms), Internet of Things (IoT), Media, and AdTech.

Prize: Cash prize equal to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).

Life Science
The life science industry is one that encompasses a wide range of areas. These areas can include companies operating in the fields of drug discovery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics offering innovative products and services.

Prize: Priority admission or renewal to University Lab Partners and 1-year ULP lab space (one (1) – 6ft lab bench) valued at $23,400.

Specialty Diagnostics x Showa Denko
Are you developing an antibiotic susceptibility technology (AST)? The AST technology should allow for rapid analysis (minutes, not hours), work in real patient matrices (urine, whole blood or CSF), and be simple enough that the final product can be used by non-trained medical personnel in a physician office environment (CLIA waivable). The technology should enable an embodiment in which sample preparation is automated and incorporated into the test device. A phenotypic AST is preferred. Genotypic entries will be allowed, but consideration should be made to identify as high a percentage of resistant bacteria or fungi as possible while optimizing specificity.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for relevant companies / academic developers. If selected, you will be connected to partners at Showa Denko Materials (America), who are actively looking to commercialize a rapid antibiotic susceptibility test technology to further develop your diagnostic technology and connect you to key stakeholders.

Prize: Priority admission or renewal to University Lab Partners and 1-year ULP lab space (one (1) – 6ft lab bench) valued at $25,800.

Register here.


August 26, 2021
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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