2023 UCLA Innovation Showcase
The Impact of AI Across Industries Panel Featuring:
BridgeDoc is a B2B SaaS project management tool for public works construction.
Founder: Kelly Wheeler (EMBA ’23)
Aphelion Aerospace is a high-performance, eco-friendly and game changing space propulsion technology company.
Founder: Miguel Ayala (M.S. ’08)
SparkGene Biotech democratizes cell therapies with innovative microfluidic technology.
Founder: Binru (Andy) Chen (Ph.D. ’23)
Popsy is a medical tool that streamlines the opening of blister packs for nurses and healthcare professionals.
Founder: Veronica Pellegrino, Registered Nurse, UCLA Health
Active Membranes creates advanced membranes for water treatment and desalination at any scale, from household point of use to large, commercial plants.
Founder: Arian Edalat (CERT ’16)
Sage Cerebrovascular Diagnostics
Sage Cerebro is a brain health diagnostics company focused on longevity.
Founder: Dr. Jason Hinman, Faculty, UCLA Neurology
Unisoy Plant-Based Jerky
Unisoy is a delicious, planet-friendly, high-protein snack bursting with flavors, made with verified non-GMO ingredients.
Founder: Karin Lin (EMBA ’24)
Symphony Biosciences produces a biodegradable device administered at the time of surgery to fight solid cancers.
Founder: Negin Majedi (Ph.D. ’20)
Vonova is improving access to treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with Cerebro Atlas, a safe and fast alternative to high-resolution mapping of seizure activity that doesn’t require drilling through the skull.
Founder: Wesley Jones (FEMBA ’21)
UAV-IQ is an agtech company that uses drones to perform biological pest control for commercial farms, vineyards and orchards.
Founder: Andreas Neuman (EMBA ’14)
UCLA Alumni Companies
Elims is a social impact company crafted by dentists to bring science-backed products that work for you and the planet.
Founder: Belinda Lau (EMBA ‘20)
Dalton Bioanalytics analyzes nearly all major classes of bio-relevant molecules at a fraction of traditional multiomic costs.
Founder: Seungjun Yeo (B.A. ‘17)
Concrete.ai delivers concrete producers a simple decision making tool to optimize concrete performance, cost savings and carbon reduction.
Founder: Mathieu Bauchy, Faculty, UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty
CreatorUp is a creative studio service platform that enables organizations to produce diverse content at scale using generative AI and a creative professional network.
Founder: Nick Almond (FTMBA ’99)
Bolstered by esteemed faculty, accomplished alumni and cutting-edge technologies, UCLA helps to nurture brilliant concepts into successful commercial ventures
|James Freedman (’78)||William Grabe (’63)||Faye Karnavy-Sahai (’95)|
The Accelerator’s experiential learning complements the Price Center’s entrepreneurial curriculum and activities. Accelerator companies enjoy guest speakers and practical workshops; access to a large and engaged mentor network and coaching via office hours; and the opportunity to participate in a number of business plan competitions. The staff connects teams with professional service providers and industry experts that include law firms, sources of capital, and alumni. Most importantly, the Accelerator fosters a sense of community among its resident teams and serves as a significant addition to the UCLA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The extensive resources and year-long programming provide both a learning opportunity and practical know-how for founders to launch their companies while in the Accelerator. Founder testimonials attest to the impact of the program and the staff who function as full-time advisors. Accelerator alumni companies are operating at an 85% success rate due to the hands-on advisory work and resources offered from UCLA Anderson.
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