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Caltech Scientists's Kickstarter Project: Nanoart

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Here's an interesting Kickstarter project looking for some (crowd) funding: a Caltech scientist is looking to raise $50,000 to create "nanoart".

Tribute To Caltech's Larry Gilbert, Founder of Tech Transfer Office

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Larry Gilbert , the founder of the technology transfer program at Caltech , passed away in November in Florida, Caltech said this week, with a tribute to Gilbert's efforts at the school. Gilbert was the "founding father of technology transfer" at Caltech, according to the school, forming the Office of Technology Transfer in 1995.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Its Time! Its Time! SuperDemo. Event Details.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. The time has finally arrived!

Caltech Team Wins Top Prize, $100K In Bill Gates' Toilet Tech Effort

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Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, announced an effort to help advance the technology of toilets, saying that current flush technology is "irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 percent of the global population". The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity.

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The Western Regional winners at Caltech were determined by a panel of judges from Mohr Davidow, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sierra Ventures, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund, the Angeleno Group and the Pasadena and Tech Coast Angels. caltech idea business competition startup university west look firstREAD MORE>>.

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. READ MORE>>.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. This could be your company’s chance to shine in the Spotlight. AGENDA.

LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator

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According to Mayor Villaraigosa, the effort is to help develop new businesses and create jobs in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles said this morning that it will be officially launching its Cleantech Incubator tomorrow, as it attempts to create a cluster of clean technology companies downtown. READ MORE>>.

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale's clients receive a whole genome DNA test, and a battery of other diagnostic tests, and gain suggestions on improving diet, changing lifestyle, and other advice--given through personal counselors--to help improve their overall health and wellness. Arivale raised $36M in 2015 from Maveron, ARCH Venture Partners and Polaris Partners.

FastSoft Acquired By Akamai

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FastSoft's technology is based out of Caltech, and was originally developed to accelerate traffic on the next generation Internet, Internet2. Akamai said the buy will help it enhance rich media delivery, as well as in mobile applications and the cloud. fastsoft ipv6 internet traffic acceleration caltech merger acquisition akamai

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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One of those high profile neighborhoods here is Pasadena, home of Idealab, Caltech, OpenX, and many other high tech companies and institutions.

Myricom, Emulex Tie On High Performance Computing

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The companies said the partnership will help extend Emulex's reach into such areas as High Frequency Trading (HFT), network security, and cloud-enabled video distribution. The company is a spinout of Caltech. The two said they will jointly develop and market additional FastStack application acceleration software. READ MORE>>.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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When that happened, I came out to LA and helped to co-found Amplify. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works? Only companies we are creating.

FastSoft Targets Dynamic Web Pages, Video

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops Internet acceleration devices, said today that it has bolstered its algorithms used its product to support dynamic web pages and video. FastSoft's server-side devices help accelerate TCP/IP traffic. Tags: fastsoft internet traffic acceleration hardware caltech

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas. SuperDemo: Bill Gross.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Home of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), which helps put rockets into space.

Sofie Biosciences Lands $5M In Series A

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Sofie Biosciences--which is a spinout of UCLA and Caltech--said the funding will go towards further development of its technology. The company is developing molecular imaging probes and devices, which it says helps reduce the cost and complexity of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. The company is ledb y Patrick Phelps.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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His impact has even helped a small country gain admission to the United Nations. Summary notes, as always, provide below. Overture (Goto.com).

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program

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Ventura County, despite a wealth of high tech companies, does not have a major engineering program. Image courtesy of Bigstock. READ MORE>>.

A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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The universities are now more focused on the innovation economy, with schools like USC, UCLA, Caltech, the Claremont Colleges all bringing good people to LA. We are very engaged in this area, because they can be very helpful in reducing time to market, and can be a really vital and vibrant part of the financing scheme. READ MORE>>.

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >. The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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To help curate and show off the best that LA has to offer we called in a few friends. Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125.

Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay

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Terry Kay: We have always been about helping the entrepreneurs succeed, first, and then, we figure out how we get our fair share from that success.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech. Los Angeles has a diverse area of startups. With Yahoo!,

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

REACH Connected Future | Cleantech Recap

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Between Caltech, USC, and UCLA, $1 billion has been put into research expenditures. Ian Harris - VP of Partnerships, LA Cleantech Incubator.

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Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We're able to help throw some gasoline on the fire, plus also help people even at the earliest stages of a business. That's part one.

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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Whether it’s using technology to provide smarter alternatives to piracy or helping studios better leverage social media and mobile broadband, L.A.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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And, let’s not overlook the research juggernaut called Caltech, which managed $332 million in sponsored research and $1.77 Help Desk Software.

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How Rexter Is Turning Connections Into Business, with Andy Wilson

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We spoke with CEO and founder Andy Wilson about how Rexter is looking to help business professionals further develop their relationships.

Interview with Kos Galatsis, Carbonics

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We think we are a company that will help ring in the 5G era, with high efficiency and high performance electronics. Our employees come from Caltech, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and we've employed people as far away as the University of Michigan. level technicians there to help. To do that, we need high performance electronics.

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media

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Finally, we hooked up with AngelList, Naval Ravikant really helped us out, which is how we found Google Ventures. What does your software do?

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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Plus, he told us a little bit about how he's helping to build a mini cluster of technology companies in the Silverlake area. READ MORE>>.

Intellectual Property

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. Build IP portfolios that protect business unit profits, create licensing revenues, and contain costs. See [link] (more

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Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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However, for students at USC, UCLA, and Caltech, that just doesn''t exist. What''s the idea behind the program? How is the program doing that?

Rexter Gets $1.5M To Put Contact Management On Steroids

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The startup, led by Andy Wilson, said it has created a big-data driven system to analyze a user's professional relationship, and helps organize and syncrhonize contact data, emails, meetings, and phone calls. Rexter , a brand new, Pasadena startup looking to put business contact management on steroids, said today that it has raised $1.5M

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Let me use LA as an example.

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Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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He then went on to teach Computer Science at Cornell, Caltech, and University of Pennsylvania. I'm a huge fan of this innovation. and Half.com.