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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. MYTH 1: SoCal’s nothing but beaches, Housewives, and Mickey Mouse.

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. ENGAGE.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. It looks to be startup accelerators.

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. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Mobile Web America, Inc.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, if you happen to read this and want to meet me, just reach out directly.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo --originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest in a surge of companies hitting the public markets which have Southern California links.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to. Great post by John Shiple. They put on great events. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

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. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. We’re They will sell out quick so grab them while you can.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technologyOnGreen said it is the commercial partner for the effort. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer! | Featuring CODA

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology ( CalTech ) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Summer. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. They will sell out quick so grab them while you can. SuperDemo.

Caltech MIT Enterprise Forum?s 2012 Fall Social

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 -- Innovation Soiree: Caltech MIT Enterprise Forum?s September at Caltech, signals innovation in high gear as summer blends into a new academic year: creative minds abuzz, innovating and discovering throughout a strikingly beautiful campus. 2012 Fall Social. See [link].

SoCal Inventors Recognized By Popular Mechanics

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Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 -- Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium. Join us on Thursday October 13th at 9AM at the Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech Campus for the Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium. See [link] (more

Innovation Soiree

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 -- Innovation Soiree: Caltech/MIT EF's Spring Social. Spring at Caltech signals graduation and careers being launched. And likewise the Institute's beautifully verdant campus reminds us of Caltech's unmatched output of scientific discovery and technology venture creation. See [link] (more

Gevo Sets Range For IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels startup spawned out of technology from the University of California, Los Angeles and Caltech, has set an offering range for its IPO. coli) bacteria, as well as technology from Caltech from the lab of Dr. Frances Arnold. gevo biofuels merger acquisition nasdaq market cleantech clean caltech ucla

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world�all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936�Southern California's first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)--through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. They've filled up pretty quickly. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

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

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In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. Event Details.

NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA

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The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) , and the University of California Los Angeles , the NSF said this morning. Yortsos. READ MORE>>.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. And do so in real life, too. Caltech. So, yeah, I would like LA to be LA.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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So, I ended up leaving and started another company, Thoughtstar, which is much like Basecamp. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works? Thanks!

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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So, I thought I''d see if there was an interest here to active a community in town. So, part of our goal is to acknowledge what we have.

Gevo Buys Ethanol Plant

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Gevo , the Caltech spinoff developing biofuels processing technology, said last week that it has completed its acquisition of a biofuels plant in Luverne, Minnesota. Gevo's technology is based on research developed out of Caltech, although the firm is now located in Colorado. Gevo filed for an IPO in August. READ MORE>>.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You’re not in the grind of your staff being constantly approached by every other start-up within 10 miles.  So it’s always a trade-off.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Our partners tend to be on five to eight boards, so when we get involved with a company, we get involved with a company. That's part one.

Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Moment

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California. Saturday, November 12, 2016 -- Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Moment. Speakers also include: Alex Dickinson, Illumina; Gregory A.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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One of the hotter topics at the last  Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) in Santa Monica was the exodus of homegrown tech talent. And for good reason.

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

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So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125.

Interview with Paul Gloger, Rockoco

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It came out of a lab at Caltech, operated by Axel Scherer. So what have they said about your technology? Thanks for chatting today.

Interview with Neil Malhotra, Sandalbay Life

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Southern California has seen a surge in accelerators and incubators looking to spawn new startups in the region. What's your background?

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

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more.

Qualcomm, Greylock Back Innovium On Networking Semiconductors

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Two, Southern California investors-- Qualcomm Ventures and Greylock Partners --have backed San Jose-based Innovium , on its efforts to develop semiconductors for the next generation, data center market, Innovium revealed this morning. Innovium also says its founding team includes people who previously were at Caltech.

Innovation Soiree

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 -- Innovation Soiree: Caltech/MIT EF's Fall Kickoff Social. Caltech in September signals innovation in high gear as summer blends into a new academic year: beautiful minds abuzz innovating and discovering throughout a strikingly beautiful campus. No keynote, no panel discussion, and no QandA session.

Local Clean Energy Business Plan Contest Awards $160,000

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A local, clean energy business plan competition started by the California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded $160,000 in prizes in its latest competition. READ MORE>>.

Cool Planet Biosystems Moves HQ To Colorado

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The move is at least the second, biofuels company pulled out of Southern California by Colorado, which--along with states like Texas--has been very aggressive in courting high tech startups from Southern California. The company will continue to work on research and development in Camarillo, according to the company.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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So, we were pretty excited to educate ourselves at TechStars. First of all, of those who haven't heard of SocialEngine, what is it? READ MORE>>.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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The spark for this post is that I'm going to go to Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on Saturday. So, I've got no idea who's going. This also happens for Technology Council of Southern California , AITP-LA , TechBizConnection and others. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post.

NASA Curiosity Lands On Mars

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The rover was designed, developed, and assembled at JPL, which is a division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Obama Taps Two Southern Californians For Tech, Science Advice

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President Barack Obama has appointed two Southern California academics--both Nobel prize winners in Chemistry--for his Science and Technology Advisory council, saying Monday that he has selected UC San Diego professor Mario Molina and Caltech professor Ahmed Zewail to the council.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Software

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Please join the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum and the Technology Council of Southern California for their annual software program, this year focusing on cloud computing. Saturday, June 13, 2009 -- Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Software: Is Cloud Computing Software's next Silver Lining? See [link] (more

Global Markets India

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 -- Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. With a newly open economy and a powerful technology industry, India offers attractive global marketing opportunities for tech companies in California. India, the world's largest democracy, offers an important growth market for American tech companies. See [link] (more