Heal.LA BioScience & Healthcare Accelerator

Applications are now open for our 2023 cohort

Apply to join the Heal.LA BioScience & Healthcare Accelerator program.

Please complete our simple form. Our team will review your application and will contact you for a chat.

Heal.LA’s Bioscience & Healthcare 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, 5-6 month program that offers entrepreneurs a unique combination of guidance and education backed by world-class experts in the life sciences industry.

Program Overview

Commercialization Assistance Program for startups who have a science & technology to benefit underserved communities in the LA County region.

Heal.LA’s accelerator is designed to identify, nurture and scale biosciences  healthcare in SoCal. The program is designed to help accelerate the market readiness (partnering and investment) of aspiring & underserved entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles region.

Who's Eligible?

BioScience & Healthcare researchers and startups who are developing science & technology innovation that can benefit the greater LA region; early-stage startups pre-seed to series A.


Free to selected applicants.

Sponsored by the State of California Governor’s Office of Small Business & Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), Wells Fargo, and Gilead Sciences.

Enrollment Deadlines

For 2022, applications will open in April and continue on a rolling basis


5-6 months 


Average of 2-3 hours per week

Heal.LA Funders

Heal.LA Partners

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

What to expect.

Expert Mentorship

Dedicated 1:1 mentorship to commercialize your innovation from La’s top life science experts.

Pilot your Product

Develop & scale your innovation in partnership with Heal.LA’s leading healthcare partners.

Non-Dilutive Funding

Collaborate with our grant writing experts to apply for and win non-dilutive government SBIR funding.


Participate in exclusive Demo Days to a curated network of active investors.

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta 'Principal Advisor' during the program. We have a team of highly experienced bioscience & healthcare focused mentors.

Our programs are led by seasoned industry experts with deep sector knowledge. Each startup is assigned a dedicated Principal Advisor to guide their journey from idea to sustainable enterprise.

Principal Advisor

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer brings 20+ years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies.
Principal Advisor

David Whelan

David is the CEO of BioScience LA.
Principal Advisor

Tania Fernendez

Dr. Fernandez brings to Larta deep domain expertise in the biotech and healthcare industry both from a technology and a financing perspective.
Principal Advisor

Sunil Maulik

Sunil has held management positions at Pangea Systems, Tripos (NASDAQ:TRPS), Hoffmann-La Roche (NYSE: ROCHE), Oxford Molecular (LSE: OXMOL), and IntelliGenetics.

Utilize our proven products during your program to accelerate your startup.

Our portfolio of 30+ products & tools for startups have been designed & proven over 25-years to accelerate translating R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises. 

Our bench of highly experienced experts/mentors work 1:1 with startup founders to deliver our products, customized to your stage of growth and specific goals. 

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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