On August 13 and 14, 2022, Data Con LA and RMDS Lab will join forces to unite Southern California’s two largest data science conferences as one exciting event! Data Con LA + imDATA 2022 will feature presentations from leading data science experts, over 100 speakers and sessions, as well as opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs to join the Data Con LA Global Pitch Competition and Startup Program. Here’s everything that UCI ANTrepreneurs need to know about this incredible event!
About the Conference
The first-ever Data Con LA + imDATA conference will take a hybrid format, with in-person attendees and events hosted at the University of Southern California (USC). To serve virtual attendees, the conference will incorporate the latest Web3 technologies to offer a complete and immersive experience.
The two-day conference will feature over 100 unique sessions covering a wide array of topics for attendees to choose from. Topics include but are not limited to AI, machine learning, data visualization, data engineering, NFTs, innovation, blockchains, and so much more. In addition to these informational sessions, conference attendees can also participate in meetups, networking events, workshops, tutorials, and a startup showcase.
“A key part of entrepreneurship is a successful ecosystem, and this is a big reason why we are excited to encourage UCI students to attend Data Con LA + imDATA 2022,” explained Ryan Foland, Interim Director at the UCI ANTrepreneur Center. “We love partnering with other universities and startup organizations. This event will help our students learn more about the latest trends in data science and technology and connect with industry experts, business leaders, investors, and like-minded innovators.”
Tickets range from $40 to $50 and in-person attendees will be capped at one thousand.
Participate in the Global Startup Program and Pitch Competition
In conjunction with this year’s conference, Data Con LA is extending an invitation to UCI ANTrepreneurs to participate in its Global Pitch Competition. The competition is open to early-stage (pre-seed and seed stage) data and technology startups targeting all industries. The Global Pitch Competition will take place virtually on August 4, 2022, and the three winners will be announced live at Data Con LA + imDATA 2022.
“As a UCI Alumni, I saw firsthand the impact UCI and the ANTrepreneur network bring to the innovation ecosystem. UCI has been a value-add in my personal journey and a key partner to the Data Con LA Global Startup Program,” said Germain Louie, Co-Head of the Global Startup Program at Data Con LA. “These types of collaborations are what help expand resources, and more importantly, enable student entrepreneurs to get greater visibility and bridge the gap for their ventures to continue to excel.”
Competition winners will gain access to Data Con LA’s extensive network of technical and engineering experts, professional advisors, and angel and venture capital investors. Additionally, the winners will be presented at the Data Con LA + imData Keynote State. This offers an incredible opportunity to promote your business and gain attention from key players in the data and technology space.
UCI ANTrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Applications to participate in the pitch competition are due Friday, July 29 by 11:59 pm PDT.
About RMDS Lab
As the world’s first science and technology IP NFT marketplace, RMDS Lab focuses on connecting scientists with investors and linking science and technology IPs with related collectors, investors, and science lovers.
RMDS Lab was founded in 2009 by IBM’s Chief Data Scientist Dr. Alex Liu to promote scientific innovation via data and AI. Since 2019, RMDS Lab has offered conferences, training, a data project online portal, global data science competitions, and other services to develop scientific IP exchange for more impactful data research. RMDS Lab’s many offerings demonstrate the company’s accumulation of great resources, communities, and experience for developing and managing the science IP marketplace, including that of NFTs.
About Data Con LA
Data Con LA was spearheaded by Subash D’Souza in 2012 and is organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors, and speakers. The annual event began as Big Data Camp LA in 2013 with just over 250 attendees. From 2014 to 2018, the event continued to grow and in 2019, the event was re-branded as Data Con LA.
Today, Data Con LA draws over a thousand attendees every year, making it the largest data conference in Southern California. This year marks Data Con LA’s 10th anniversary of being the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in the Los Angeles area.
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