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UCLA Anderson Gets $11M For New Technology Center

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UCLA's Anderson School of Business has launched a new research center, called the Easton Technology Management Center , thanks to an $11M gift from James L. According to UCLA, the new center will focus on innovative research and scholarship in technology management, and will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them. They put on great events. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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Almost all of the finalists were MBAs (Stanford x2, Wharton, Harvard x2, MIT, UCLA).  MBA fine, but not required. So back to MBAs.  Marketing? 

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

The Riskmaster, lyrics by Tim Draper of DFJ

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First, my thanks to Tim Draper for allowing me to use his song in my entrepreneur presentations at UCLA, Anderson School of Business and USC, Marshall School of Business. This song is the heart of soul of many entrepreneurs like me and I love sharing it. I’m actually working (per Tim’s request) on a new version of his song.

UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 -- UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses. The goal of the Fair is to match entrepreneurial companies in need of talent in a variety of corporate functions with Anderson MBA students searching for both academic and paid internships. Email david.franklin.2010@anderson.ucla.edu.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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The Startonomics conference at UCLA Anderson business school, hosted by DealMaker Media, was a great event for the talks as well as the networking.

Hollywood 2.0 Panel

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -- "Hollywood 2.0 Panel" Scripped.com and the UCLA Anderson School of Management Entrepreneurs Association. Students from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Film School will be present. Panel includes Keith Richman, Alex Albrecht and Chris Jacquemin. See [link].

Interview with Woolas Hsieh and Dina Lozofsky, Solarmer Energy

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Recently, we learned about Solarmer Energy , a spinout of UCLA, which is developing flexible solar panels, and caught up with Woolas Hsieh , President and Founder of the firm and Dina Lozofsky , VP, Corporate Development at the firm to hear more about its emerging technology. How did this go from technology in a lab at UCLA, to a company?

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium. and Ph.D.

NanoH2O Gains $5M

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Tags: nanoh2o venture capital funding water membrane technology ucla desalination

WINSmartGrid Connection Thought Leadership Forum

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- WINSmartGrid Connection Thought Leadership Forum. Join UCLA WINMEC for its third Leadership Round Table of the UCLA WINSmartGrid Connection - a partnership between universities, industry and government. See [link] (more

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Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware

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from UCLA. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sumant Mandal sat on the board of Cetas. READ MORE>>.

Smart Grid Thought Leadership Round Table Forum

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- Smart Grid Thought Leadership Round Table Forum. Join UCLA WINMEC for its third Leadership Round Table of the UCLA WINSmartGrid Connection - a partnership between universities, industry and government. We will be joined by several leaders from government, industry, and academia. See [link] (more

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Startup Survival Guide

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009 -- Startup Survival Guide. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis will discuss the state of the current economy, and what startups can do to survive the current downturn at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Email contact@scripped.com.

SoCalBio Business Mixer

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 -- SoCalBio Business Mixer. SoCalBio is pleased to announce that Mr. James Flanigan, Business Columinst, New York Times will keynote the December 15 SoCalBio Business Mixer at UCLA. He will speak about life-science technology commercialization in a changing global economy. jygfj.

Personal Branding Best Practices and Social Networking Etiquette

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 -- Personal Branding Best Practices and Social Networking Etiquette. SLA-SCC and SLA-UCLA. Are you LinkedIn? What is LinkedIn? How does it work? What are personal and professional uses of LinkedIn? How do you effectively use it? Speaker: Christian Gray, Business Development at Reprints Desk Inc.

Interview with Dr. Alfred Wong, Pong Research

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We sat down with Wong--professor emeritus at UCLA--and Liu to talk about the company's roots from research at UCLA, and how it's trying to get past the poor reputation of products in its segment, the debate over whether radiation from cell phones does or does not affect humans, plus its private equity backing by Bridgewater Capital Partners.

Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -- Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch. This is a unique opportunity for you to present to the leading local VCs and nation's largest angel investing group at the fourth annual TCA Fast Pitch at Korn Hall at the Anderson Business School at UCLA. VCs and angels are still investing. See [link] (more

RFID Hands on Workshop

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Friday, June 19, 2009 -- RFID Hands on Workshop. Faculty and researchers from UCLA-WINMEC RFID Lab who have been working on RFID for several years, will address issues that arise in the process of using RFID for the enterprise. WINMEC. Industrially relevant RFID case studies and their results will also be presented. See [link] (more

Twiistup 007: All Showoff Applicants Get A Demo Night

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Twiistup has partnered with The MEMES Center at UCLA Anderson and has added a Wildcard Demo night.  Twist And Shout for Twiistup 5.

Novatel Wireless Boosts Board

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Gerns was also a professor at Pepperdine University, and is on the Board of Advisors at UCLA Anderson's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

RFID Hands on Workshop

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -- RFID Hands on Workshop, WINMEC. Faculty and researchers from UCLA-WINMEC RFID Lab who have been working on RFID for several years, will address issues that arise in the process of using RFID for the enterprise. See [link] (more

New Space Era: Global Competition, Transition to Private Projects and Space Tourism

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 -- New Space Era: Global Competition, Transition to Private Projects and Space Tourism. in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA) will present and discuss visual images of the latest human space activities performed by governments and private sectors, space tourism, and a future orbital space resort.

Online and Mobile Video

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 -- Online and Mobile Video. The UCLA Anderson School of Management and the German American Business Association (GABA), invite you to an exciting panel discussion with top digital media executives and venture capitalists followed by a reception at the UCLA Faculty Center. See [link].

Mobile Experience 2.0

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 -- Mobile Experience 2.0. companies together with academics and government to discuss the present and future of Mobile Experience, Version 2.0 in an open Forum at UCLA. WINMEC. This forum brings together media companies, application developers, device manufacturers, networking and O.S. See [link] (more

Atiz Rolls Out New Book Scanner

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Atiz said its customers include UCLA, and the Los Angeles Public Library, among others. Pricing on the firm's new product was not released.

Mogreet Hires Sales And Marketing VP

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Goss was COO of Numedeon, which operates virtual world Whyville, and also has served at Disney, Reed Elsevier, and UCLA. Venice-based Mogreet , which operates a text messaging-based greetings business, said today that it has hired Jay Goss as the firm's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. READ MORE>>.

Kythera Gets $10M More

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Kythera is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Prospect Venture Partners, Versant Ventures, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Altitude Life Science Ventures, JAFCO, BBT/Apothecary Capital, and UCLA Venture Capital Fund. The new funding came to light in this week's PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA MoneyTree report.

Medical Device Event

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -- BIOCOM's Medical Device Event. Moderator: Mike Scarano, Partner, Foley and Lardner Panelists: Bill Huron, Chief Compliance Officer, Sorin Carol Clove, Chief Compliance Officer, UCLA. How will this impact our industry's ability to innovate and prove its new products are safe and effective? See [link].

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere.

Would you like to make Chrome your default Mac browser?

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Although the Internet was invented years before on the campus of UCLA, It wasn’t until Christmas day 1990 that Tim Berners-Lee , completed the first browser for the world wide web (on a NeXT computer). December 2009. Guest post by Jim Alden @TechFrog. Enter Google’s Chrome browser for Mac beta (Intel-based only).

Abraxis Founder Pledges $100M To Reopoen MLK Jr. Hospital

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billion, and is executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and a visiting professor at the school. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the billionaire founder of Abraxis Bioscience , has committed $100M in underwriting guarantees to reopen Martin Luther King, Jr. hospital (MLK), his foundation announced this week.

Solarmer Ups Solar Efficiency

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Solarmer develops flexible, plastic-based solar cells, and is based on technology spun out of UCLA. Los Angeles-based Solarmer Energy , a developer of plastic solar panels, said Thursday that it has upped its solar efficiency, to 7.6%. The firm said the efficiency breaks the world record for plastic solar cell efficiency. READ MORE>>.

Solarmer Raises $4.3M

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Solarmer is a spinout of UCLA, and is applying its photovoltaic technology to create solar power panels which can be incorporated into fabrics, for consumer electronics, and other applications where flexible panels overcome limitations of existing technology. Source of the new funding for the company was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Services For the Global Enterprise

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 -- Services For the Global Enterprise: Opportunities in Security, Mobility, Wireless and Cloud Computing. CIOs from Fortune 1000 companies will gather at the CIO Impacts Forum to be held at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Feb 25, 2009. CIO Impacts Forum. See [link] (more

How to learn about social media marketing

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On February 25th the Gravity Summit at UCLA will give marketers a full day of guidance on social media marketing. Tony Adam, SEO Manager, Yahoo.

How to learn about social media marketing

Cliff Allen on Marketing

On February 25th the Gravity Summit at UCLA will give marketers a full day of guidance on social media marketing. Tony Adam, SEO Manager, Yahoo.

Aragon Pharmaceuticals Gets $8M

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Aragon's technology comes from research developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and UCLA. La Jolla-based Aragon Pharmaceuticals reported Wednesday that it has raised $8M in a Series A financing. The company said it is initially focused on prostate and breast cancer. READ MORE>>.

Texas Incubator Lures Away LA Startup

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The person-to-person marketplace was started by a number of UCLA undergraduates. Capital Factory , a business incubation program based in Austin, Texas, has lured away a Los Angeles startup, Homstie , which operates an online marketplace which helps people find places to store their stuff.