New Deadline: Allergan Aesthetics, University Lab Partners Launch Golden Passport Pitch Competition to Accelerate Aesthetics Start-Ups


Applications are open until November 27, 2023.

University Lab Partners (ULP) and Allergan Aesthetics are launching the Golden Passport pitch competition for aesthetic startups.

The Golden Passport provides the winner with a lab bench for one year and opportunities to engage with industry mentors including scientific and business leaders from Allergan Aesthetics. Applications are open until November 27, 2023. Applicants will have the opportunity to engage in topic-specific webinars presented by Allergan Aesthetics and other industry mentors during the application period.

Selected finalists will be invited to pitch live at the Demo Day on December 7, 2023, in Irvine, California, where the winner will be announced.

"At Allergan Aesthetics, science is our foundation, and every innovation is generated through excellence and a rigorous scientific discovery and development approach that helps ensure product quality and builds customer confidence and patient trust,” says Darin Messina, Ph.D., senior vice president, aesthetics R&D, AbbVie, in a news release. "Sponsoring ULP's Golden Passport initiative is a key investment in that innovation, and we are proud to support entrepreneurs who can help us pave the way for what's next in aesthetics."

The Golden Passport is presented by University Lab Partners and sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company.

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