About Innovation Catalyst

SoCalBio Innovation Catalyst Program boosts early-stage biotech and life science companies in Southern California. Mentoring, networking, funding, and lab access are offered to potential success and innovation-demonstrating firms. The goal is to improve healthcare, create jobs, and boost economic growth in the region. It’s a valuable resource for life sciences companies that enhances their prospects and guides them toward a significant industry impact.

Up Coming Innovation Catalyst Session

SoCalBio Innovation Catalyst Mentors

Roger Anderson, PhD.

Biotech Consultant

Bud Bishop, PhD.

President, Pasadena BioCollaborative Incubator and SoCalBio Board Member


Member Scientific Advisory Board, Immunotherapy Company

Chris Bostick

Vice President, OCV

Calvin Chen

CEO, CrossLinkBio; Investment Committee, Cove Fund

George Colindres

Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP, Los Angeles

Steven Corr

Partner, Jones Day

William Dolphin, PhD

Investor & Serial Entrepreneur

Lara Dueppen

Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Steve Goldman

President & CEO, Geshtalti; Member, Keiretsu Forum; and SoCalBio Board Member

Earle Hager

Managing Partner, The Neutrino Donut, LLC

Winn Hong

Sr. Director, Engineering and Business Development, AMI – USC

David Hood

President & CEO, DH3 & Associates

Wendie Johnston, PhD

Exe. Director, LA/Orange County Biotech Center

Jerry Joseph

Verity Associates

Parisa Khosropour

Healthcare, Medical Device and Diagnostics Advisor

Jerry Knotts

President, Central Coast Venture Forum

Richard Koffler

Founder, Greenwings Biomedical

Mohammad Kondri, MPH, MBA

Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences & Medtech, Consulate General of Canada

Gary Lazar, MD

President & CEO, Soundstim Therapeutics, Inc.

Hal Lieberman

Sr. Associate, Exceleration Management

Thomas Lobl, PhD

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, AMI-USC

Jörg Lorscheider

Director of Sales & Marketing, Omnica Corporation

Zohar Loshitzer,

Principal, OCV; Board of Directors, OSSIO, Ltd

Steve Maylish

CEO, Fusion Biotech

Charles McWilliams


Mordechai Nosrati, MD

USC Keck School of Medicine

Alex Rabiee

Vice President of Business Development, Provention Bio

Mark A Siegfried

Director, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Stephen Williams, PhD,

Partner, Catalyst Advisors, LP

Michael Wise

Partner, Perkins Coie, and Secretary of the SoCalBio Board of Directors

Mark Wittman

Consultants-Clinical Affairs, Beyond Lucid Technologies

Alvin Viray

Associate Director, UCI Applied Innovation

Greg Zikos

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, AMI-USC