Heal.LA

Improving the health & wellness of Los Angeles County and beyond.

Heal.LA is a new collaborative initiative to improve the health & wellness of Los Angeles County and beyond.

Heal.LA is an initiative, designed and managed by Larta Institute, which will serve as a development platform for promising biosciences startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved communities. The program will also advocate and support innovative workforce initiatives across the Los Angeles region.

Gilead Sciences is the founding sponsor of Heal.LA.

In the first phase of the Heal.LA initiative – the Heal.LA Bioscience Accelerator – Larta will leverage its nationally acclaimed and award-winning virtual acceleration program.

Heal.LA Partners

Heal.LA is supported by leading organizations in the LA region.

Applications are now open for our BioScience Accelerator Program.

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.

It is a free, 4-5 month program that offers entrepreneurs a unique combination of guidance and education backed by world-class experts in the life sciences industry.

Steering Committee

Steering Committee members are domain specialists in the Biosciences. They offer counsel and assistance with proposed programs, including content, speaker recruitment, outreach to, and recruitment of potential collaborators.

Judy Hsieh
Larta Institute

Judy Hsieh

Vasiliki Anest
USC MESH

Vasiliki Anest

Juan Espinoza
CTIP

Juan Espinoza

Stephanie Hsieh
Biocom

Stephanie Hsieh

Monica Jain
Cedars-Sinai

Monica Jain

Rubayath Mohsen
The Lundquist Institute

Rubayath Mohsen

Gary Olsem
BioLabs at the Lunquist

Gary Olsem

Mark Wisniewski
UCLA Technology Development Group

Mark Wisniewski

David Whelan
BioScience LA

David Whelan

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee members are thought leaders and directors of institutions, including in government, industry, donors, and philanthropy. We engage advisors to provide knowledge and networks to help shape the development of the Heal.LA initiative.

Keith Hoffman
The Lundquist Institute

Keith Hoffman

Karmin Noar
Biocom Institute

Karmin Noar

Richard Lundquist
Continental Development Corporation

Richard Lundquist

David Meyer
The Lundquist Institute

David Meyer

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 Wu

Alumni – Heal.LA BioScience Accelerator
CEO Tender Light Scientific
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