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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".

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.

Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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His mathematics work helped make spread spectrum, digital communications possible. READ 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>>.

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>>.

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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Because of that, I formally reached out to Caltech, Idealab, the Art Center College of Design, and all the CEOs I knew running tech companies out here.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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>>.

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).

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>>.

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.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech.  With Yahoo!, Not enough money flows in LA. 

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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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.

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. READ MORE>>. rexter venture capital professional relationship management software

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.

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>>.

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 billion what’s hot?

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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?

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>>.

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.

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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

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.

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

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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Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network

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That's why we're hoping that bringing domain expertise and an industry network will help facilitate that process. Thanks for the time today.

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.

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Caltech engineering grad, he started Idealab in 1996 with the aim of finding and testing new ideas, then turning the best ones into companies that take up residence. But these scientists, Lieberman says, need help to “commercialize their inventions.” Pasadena Magazine August 2012  (click here for the original article). Twitter.

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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Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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First Round Capital invests heavily in its own infrastructure to help add value to the portfolio companies.  I'm a huge fan of this innovation.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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Over time we’ll continue to build out the applications – helping make the entire web more social.&#. We then spoke about startups.

New Group Looks To Bridge Gap Between Research, Companies

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The new group, The Tech CEO Network , said it is looking to help bridge between the technology present at local schools like Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and other universities, and actual, viable companies. The founders of the group, Richard Koffler and John Morris , are two well known investors in the Los Angeles area.

Interview with Joe Fisher, Contour Energy

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How did Contour Energy spin out of Caltech? Joe Fisher , the firm's CEO, sat down with us and explained what Contour Energy is all about.