May 22, 2024
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.


Reception Sponsor


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                                              The Scripps Research Institute.      Marsh McLennan


8:00 AM
  • Breakfast
  • Networking
8:30 AM
SDIC Welcome
Abu Jalloh
President, San Diego Innovation Council
8:45 AM
Entrepreneur Panel:
Jason Skolnik
ModeratorPartner, Wilson Sonsini
Mya Thu
Co-Founder & CEO, VisiCELL
Arman Assadi
Founder & CEO,
Mark Kempf
COO, GALT Aerospace
9:30 AM
Commercialization Success Story
Jungwoo Lee
Co-Founder & CTO, South 8
10:15 AM
  • Break
Concurrent Startup Presentations - |
  • CleanTech/BlueTech
  • Devices/Tools
  • Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics
12 Noon
  • Networking
  • Lunch Break
Concurrent Startup Presentations - ||
  • CleanTech/BlueTech
  • Software/Engineering
  • Devices/Tools
  • Therapeutics
3:00 PM
Keynote and Fireside Chat
Taryn Goode
ModeratorHead of Life Sciences, Connect
Ben Cravatt
Scripps Research
Jeff Kelly
Scripps Research
3:40 PM
Venture Capital Panel
Jason Novak
ModeratorPartner-in-Charge - San Francisco, Norton Rose Fulbright
Liang Song
Commercial Associate, BP Ventures
Ben Kim
Partner, Playground
Joe Gatto
Managing Director, SeedFolio
Jeremy Caldwell
Partner, Red Tree Venture Capital
4:30 PM
Reception and Poster Session
Our Sponsors
When And Where
May 22, 2024
Scripps Research Auditorium

10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121


Enter from John Jay Hopkins Drive Parking: Free parking is available in the Scripps parking structure, up the ramp at the intersection of John Jay Hopkins and General Atomic (shown in red circle on the map below). The parking structure is a short walk to the Scripps Research Auditorium (shown in a blue circle on the map below).