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California: Set-up and Raise Funds in Irvine/Orange County

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A delegation from the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce will be in the UK to meet with companies, please reach out to register interest!

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California: set-up and raise funds in Irvine/Orange County!

The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, California helps UK and European companies enter and set up in the thriving Southern California life science and tech ecosystem.

In collaboration with the Association of British Healthtech Industries (ABHI), OneNucleus, TechUK, the UK Department of International Trade (DIT), and the Mayor of London International Business Programme, a delegation of Irvine experts will be in the UK during the week of February 17th to meet with firms interested in setting up and raising funds in California.

The Greater Irvine Chamber has previously hosted successful missions to the UK in 2019, 2018, and 2017, complemented by bringing UK companies to Orange County for its Life Science Showcase in 2019 and 2018. In just the past year, firms such as Forte Medical and oneclick have announced their expansions into Irvine.

Please register to set up a meeting to learn more about Irvine and see how the Chamber could help with your US expansion plans.

During your meeting we will discuss:

• Support services in setting up your subsidiary including free temporary office space and administration support

• Funding opportunities for companies that decide to set-up in Orange County through accelerator programs and Angel/VCs networks

• Market opportunities with the wide Life Science CEO network of the Chamber

• R&D collaboration with Universities, companies and local life science organizations

Experts in presence:

Leigh Volkland, Edwards Lifesciences

Carlos Oregon, Thinkbox Technology Group

Sesha Neervannan, Allergan

Linda DiMario & Jessica Yip, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Lynn Stewart, California State University, Fullerton

(TBC), Department for International Trade (DIT), International Trade Advisor

Sectors of interest:

Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health, Pharma or any technology related to healthcare and life sciences.

Places are limited, please register interest as soon as possible and a member of our team will call you to confirm your meeting time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Greater Irvine Chamber’s representatives in the UK:

Ian Fuller, Senior Consultant at OCO Global

e. ian.fuller@ocoglobal.com

t. +44 20 7822 0710

Life Sciences in California:

The life sciences sector is a major industry in the state, home to innovators including companies, laboratories and academic research institutes – employing 281,000 people in 2,848 companies and generating $130b annual revenue. The state's firms have excellent access to capital with 60% of the $62b venture capital in life sciences nationwide going to California based companies - the Irvine Chamber has a network of partners in Venture Capital, Angel Networks and the banking community ready to work with you.

Life Sciences in Irvine:

Irvine and Orange County initially became a hotbed for the life science industry initially in the 1950's. Today it has 1,100 life science companies, employing more than 43,000 persons generating $35.3b annually. Irvine hosts major corporates such as Allergan and Edwards Lifesciences alongside top universities like the University of California at Irvine. Irvine has an innovative start-up ecosystem with launch pads such as OCTANE, connecting medical innovators to investors, all with a cost of business nearly 50% less than Silicon Valley.

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