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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".

Elon Musk To Deliver Caltech Commencement

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Caltech said Musk will deliver the commencement address for the school on June 15th at its campus in Pasadena. government. READ MORE>>.

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

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design.

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

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region.

Caltech Engineers Use Legos, Google Smartphone For Smart Petri Dish

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Caltech did not say if the team intends to commercialize the development. READ MORE>>.

Caltech Taps Venture Capitalist As Trustee

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Pasadena-based California Insitute of Technology said this week that it has tapped a venture capitalist for its Board of Trustees. READ MORE>>.

USC, Caltech License Technology To SFC Energy

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The University of Southern California , the California Insitute of Technology , and fuel cell development firm SFC Energy said late Tuesday that the three have executed on a license to a portfolio of U.S. patents for direct methanol fuel cell technology. The Caltech team included S. Surya Prakash and George Olah. Narayanan, E.

CalTech Enterprise Forum | Renewable Energy & The Smarter Grid

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The CalTech Enterprise Forum presents Renewable Energy & The Smarter Grid: Opportunities for the Entrepreneur this Saturday May 7th. As aggressive policies and vigorous investments take hold, newer and smarter technology is rolling out. Caltech students can now register online. Senior Associate, Advanced Technology.

Alta Devices, With Links to Caltech, Gains $72M

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A new startup with links to Caltech has just raised $72M in funding. Alta Devices< is based on the research of Caltech's Harry Atwater, Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at Caltech, along with co-founder Eli Yablonovitch of UC Berkeley.

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

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A team for the California Institute of Technology has scored the top prize, and $100,000, in a major technology effort--funded by Bill Gates--to reinvent the toilet. The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Reinvent the Toilet Challenge". READ MORE>>.

Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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She was also a co-founder at Gevo , the biofuels startup which spun out of Caltech, which had its IPO in 2011. READ MORE>>.

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Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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The company says it specifically is looking to capitalize on the existing tech business community in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area, along with local schools like Caltech, The Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lakeREAD MORE>>.

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The effort is part of a larger national effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) to spur businesses in clean technologies from university labs. caltech idea business competition startup university west look firstREAD MORE>>.

Assistive Technologies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 -- Assistive Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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According to JPL, it will assist in demonstration, development, and commercial deployment of technology based on JPL's heritage in space exploration.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data. Big Data has exploded and engulfed us all and has led to a technology andbusiness revolution. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caltech-entrepreneurs-forum-big-data-tickets-27098956709?aff=es2. aff=es2.

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 Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire

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Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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Three local universities, plus a Pasadena-based startup, have received a $360,000 grant to promote student entrepreneurship in clean technology.

QWIP Technologies Sold To Canadian Firm

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qwip technologies caltech infrared sensor canada merger acquisition thermal imaging cantronicmillion. 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. Their focus is green technology. If you’d like to present,  APPLY HERE.

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Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. DOE, being managed by OnGreen, UCLA, USC, and Caltech. READ MORE>>.

Caltech Invests In Coursera

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The California Institute of Technology is backing, Coursera , a startup in the area of online education with an equity investment, plus the promise to put some of its courses online for free, in a deal worth $3.7M, the school announced this morning with Coursera. coursera caltech venture capital education online classesREAD MORE>>.

Impinj Files For IPO

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Impinj , a developer of RFID chips which has satellite engineering office in Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, and which was founded by a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) professor, has filed for an IPO. impinj merger acquisition semiconductor chip rfid carver mead caltechREAD MORE>>.

Elevance Pulls IPO

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Elevance was spun out of Materia in March of 2008, based on the research conducted by Materia, whose technology is derived from Nobel prize winning chemical technology originally developed at Caltech. elevance renewable sciences caltech olefin specialty chemical cleantech merger acquisition exit withdrawalREAD MORE>>.

Gevo Raises $107M In IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels technology startup spawned out of technology at Caltech and UCLA, has raised $107M in an IPO this morning. Gevo develops process technology which converts renewable feedstocks into isobutanol, which can be used for plastics and fuel. The stock was trading as high as $17.50 in morning trading.

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

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For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. READ MORE>>.

Elevance Renewable Sciences Files For IPO

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Woodridge, Illinois-based Elevance Renewable Sciences , a developer of renewable chemicals technology which was spun off from Pasadena-based Materia , has filed for an IPO. The technology being used at both Materia and Elevance was originally developed at Caltech. elevance renewable sciences merger acquisition materia caltech

FastSoft Names New Marketing VP

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FastSoft is based on technology originally developed for the Internet2 at Caltech. fastsoft marketing executive content delivery hardware caltechPasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of content acceleration software and appliances, said today that it has named Jerry Hall as Vice President of Marketing at the firm. READ MORE>>.

Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 -- Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Transformative technology  assistive technology - transforms lives of individuals with disabilities, enhancing both the quality and longevity of life. See [link] (more

Materia Gets NIH Funding Grant

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Pasadena-based Materia , the developer of olefin metathesis catalyst technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, said this week that it has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phase II funding grant. materia funding olefin chemistry caltech government researchAmoumt of the grant was not disclosed.

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. Is that still the case?

Caltech, French Research Group Team On Nanotech Commercialization

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Pasadena-based California Institute of Technology and French research and development institution CEA-Leti said this morning that the two are teaming up on a nanotechnology commercialization effort. Tags: caltech cei-leti nanotechnology nanosystem technology commercialization

Caltech Leads $122M Energy Effort

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Department of Energy is continuing its efforts to fund new energy innovation projects, saying Thursday that it is awarding up to $122M in funding to a project being led by the California Institute of Technology , based out of Pasadena. The new effort will be directed out of Caltech by Professor Nathan S. The U.S. According to U.S.

Contour Energy Systems Finds More Funding

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the developer of battery technology based on research from Caltech, said today that it has raised a Series C funding round. caltech energy cleantech clean battery capital venture systems contourVenture Partners. Size of the funding round was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Ondax Names Belz To Board

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Ondax is a spinoff of the California institute of Technology, and is headed by Randy Heyler. Belz was the lead investor on the funding round.

Redefining The Future At Humanity+ Live From Caltech

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On December 4-5, 2010 TechZulu will present to the Humanity Plus conference live from the Caltech (California Institute of Technology). Tags: Business Development Events Science & Technology Caltech Humanity Plus Visit TechZulu for full story.

SlipChip Gets $26.5M For Microfluidics Technology

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Pasadena-based SlipChip , a Caltech spinoff developing microfluidics technology, has raised $26.5M as part of an ongoing, $30M funding raising effort, according to a filing from the company. Photo: Caltech, demonstration of technology licensed by SlipChip by the school. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.