Heal.LA BioScience Accelerator

Applications are now open for our 2021 cohort

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.

Program Overview

Commercialization Assistance Program for companies in the LA region:

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

Who's Eligible?

Healthcare technologies developed or applicable for the greater LA region, typically preseed to series A.


Free for selected applicants.
Paid for by generous funding by Gilead Sciences.

Enrollment Deadlines

For 2021, applications will open in June
on a rolling basis


4-5 months 


Average of 2-3 hours per week

Interested in joining this program?

Answer a few short questions, and our team will be in touch with next steps and more info.

Apply to join the Heal.LA BioScience Accelerator program.

Please complete our online process, and our team will review your application.

What to expect.

Targeted and customized commercialization strategies

Development of a commercialization strategy according to the specific needs of the company and stage of technology development

Access to network

Curated introductions and deal guidance

Continuous networking across our collective networks

Support from a Dedicated Expert

Collaborate with a dedicated ‘Principal Advisor’

Startup Education & Content

Access Larta’s library of resources, and attend monthly webinars with leading industry experts

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.

Kwame Ulmer
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.
David Whelan
Principal Advisor

David Whelan

David is the CEO of BioScience LA.
Tania Fernendez
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.
Sunil Maulik
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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