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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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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The time has finally arrived! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. It’s a toast to those who build and innovate. Join Us.

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

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Gates' philanthropic organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said it will invest $3.4M in advancing toilet projects, as part of an overall $6.5 The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. bill gates caltech prize toilet sanitation waste competition microsoft

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

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Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. Event Details.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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Since I posted on this and since I've been using this approach for quite a while, it has become pretty obvious that part of the reason that old school organizations / event producers are not getting the value of providing this kind of list. The spark for this post is that I'm going to go to Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on Saturday.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Caltech. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. That seems very Brad to me.

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

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Mostly, Google just had way better organic results (“the loss leader&# ) so it was always preferred by consumers. Overture (Goto.com).

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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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>>.

Management of Technology and Innovation

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Caltech. Better manage cross-functional relationships and organizations. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 -- Management of Technology and Innovation. Build more effective, motivated entrepreneurial teams. Lead innovation and change under technological and market uncertainty. See [link] (more

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

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To do that, we''ve help organize our members into subject matter areas, whether they know IT, or web stuff, or engineering, or manufacturing.

Successful Acquisition Integration

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Monday, March 9, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Successful Acquisition Integration. Learn how to successfully integrate the strategies and operations of merged organizations, implement the latest techniques, tools and metrics to improve performance, revitalize acquisitions that are not meeting expectations. See [link] (more

How Rexter Is Turning Connections Into Business, with Andy Wilson

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Those systems have literally fallen from the wayside, and now people are just using ad-hoc systems of list marking and organizing things in Outlook.

Successful Acquisition Integration

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- Caltech Executive Education: Successful Acquisition Integration. Learn how to successfully integrate the strategies and operations of merged organizations, implement the latest techniques, tools and metrics to improve performance, revitalize acquisitions that are not meeting expectations.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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One of the few who has is Alex Benzer ,the co-founder of Silverlake-based SocialEngine (www.socialengine.net) and Fanmix (www.fanmix.com). READ MORE>>.

Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Caltech/MIT In todays economic environment early stage companies need to optimize their resources, and can benefit from assistance in building their organizations into growing and successful businesses. Saturday, February 11, 2012 -- Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation. See [link] (more

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

Successful Acquisition Integration

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Successful Acquisition Integration. Learn how to successfully integrate the strategies and operations of merged organizations, implement the latest techniques, tools and metrics to improve performance, revitalize acquisitions that are not meeting expectations. See [link] (more

Social Entrepreneurship: Venturing from the Bottom Up

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Are nonprofits the only organizations that can solve these problems, or are there ways to make money (and find funding) while making life better for people at the bottom of the economic pyramid? Saturday, March 10, 2012 -- Social Entrepreneurship: Venturing from the Bottom Up. Entrepreneurs identify problems and find ways to solve them.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event. The City of Los Angeles is launching its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in LA. See [link] (more

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. chuckle. The Past (1985-2002).

Crowdsourcing for the Entrepreneur

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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Crowdsourcing, as a method of leveraging the massive pool of online users as resources, has become a viable set of techniques, tools, and marketplaces for organizations and entrepreneurs to drive innovation and generate value. See [link] (more

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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We have connections with world-class institutions like CalTech, the Art Center, USC and UCLA, and even JPL. You need both to succeed.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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We have connections with world-class institutions like CalTech, the Art Center, USC and UCLA, and even JPL. You need both to succeed.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

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I have often complained how much I hate sitting on panels. Every speaker wants to get their points in so the conversation often lacks rhythm.

Avoiding the “Hammer Looking for a Nail” in Tech Transfer

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Today’s post is from Dr. Andrea Belz, a long-time member of the Pasadena Angels, a local consultant and one of the brightest people I know (a CalTech PhD–what more can you say).  From time to time we have posts from local members of the startup community that provide some great advice from a different perspective.

Crowdsourcing for the Entrepreneur: Unlocking the Power of Online Communities

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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Crowdsourcing, as a method of leveraging the massive pool of online users as resources, has become a viable set of techniques, tools, and marketplaces for organizations and entrepreneurs to drive innovation and generate value. How is it different from outsourcing? Is it truly cost-efficient?

Angel Funding Advice

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Join local organizations like OCTANe , TechStars or Launchpad LA.  If you’re really an entrepreneur you’ll find a way to network with the right people. 3. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC. If you really want to know about the topic I hope this will be worth your time. How: 1. Team: You need a team. That’s OK.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. First session: To kick things off and find other founding members, we’re organizing a first working session and get together for interested CEOs on March 13. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. First session: To kick things off and find other founding members, we’re organizing a first working session and get together for interested CEOs on March 13. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. First session: To kick things off and find other founding members, we’re organizing a first working session and get together for interested CEOs on March 13. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. First session: To kick things off and find other founding members, we’re organizing a first working session and get together for interested CEOs on March 13. There’s no cost.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. does make it seem like it's a lot of work.

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. emerge and are there any lessons to be gained about the future? chuckle.

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

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It's not a big organization, there's no sponsor, and we're not making any money on this. Thanks for the time today. How has that gone for you?

Interview with Mike Gammarino, Students4Startups

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Despite the excitement and lure of startups to those in the tech industry, not everyone wants to join a startup after college--according to Mike Gammarino , who is helping to organize a new effort here to recruit students to startups. Mike tells us about the group: Mike, thanks for the time today. What is Students4Startups all about? Thanks!

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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What is one organization that a big supporter of the LA startup community? Why should a startup thinking about moving to a new place choose LA?