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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>>.

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 merger acquisition nasdaq clean cleantech caltech ucla biofuels processing renewableThe stock was trading as high as $17.50 in morning trading. million shares of its common stock.

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>>.

Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO

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Gevo--which is now based in Englewood, Colorado--was started in Pasadena, and has licensed technology from both the University of California, Los Angeles, and Caltech. Gevo is using both technology from UCLA to produce next-generation biofuels through genetically modified Escherichia coli (E. and Piper Jaffray. READ 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. The firm's technology is based on research form UCLA focused on producing next-generation biofuels through genetically modified Escherichia coli (E. Gevo moved to Colorado in 2008.

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>>.

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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We have one of the most diverse ecosystems around, from software companies, to hardware companies, to hard science technology out of Caltech and JPL, to design driven opportunities out of the Art Center. Pasadena has long been known as the home for many spinouts of Caltech and JPL. There are also many from USC and UCLA. Thanks!

REACH Connected Future | Cleantech Recap

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Sandra Itkoff – Entrepeneur in Residence, UCLA Institute for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Cleantech, a Misnomer.

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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. LA should be LA.”

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Both graduates of one of the most premier science institutions in the United States: Caltech. “There’s something going on in LA.”

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>>.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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We've been hiring from all of the top schools�Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, USC, Berkeley, UCLA ,and it has taken a combination of deep learning, machine learning, speech synthesis, linguistics, and psychology to come up with all of this. Third Wave Digital (Allen DeBevoise), Dream Maker Entertainment Ltd. Entertainment Co., Thanks!

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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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. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. They put on great events. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere.

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. Culver City-based molecular imaging products maker Sofie Biosciences said Tuesday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The company is ledb y Patrick Phelps. READ MORE>>.

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. 

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SoCal Inventors Recognized By Popular Mechanics

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The last university team recognized by Popular Mechanics comes out of UCLA. Tags: southern california inventor ucla innovation

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>>.

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.

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. Los Angeles.

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City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone

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The two sai the connection provides a network 1000 times faster than was available previously to access that city data. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Materials is as well, and I spend lots of time at UCLA, and Caltech looking at interesting materials. Thanks for the time today. Thanks!

Catch #Mindshare50 Talks Live on TechZulu

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Neuroscientist at Caltech, UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery, and NYUMoran is interested in attention, emotions regulations, and dreams.

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>>.

Sofie Biosciences Gets $2M

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Culver City-based Sofie Biosciences , a firm developing agents and devices for molecular imaging, said today that it has raised $2M in funding. The round came from Cycad Group and other investors. Sofie Biosciences technology is being applied to new imaging agents for PET. READ MORE>>.

CleanTech Career Night

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Cleantech Career Night is a collaboration between Caltech, UCLA, USC, and CleanTech LA with the goal of connecting LA´s brightest business and engineering students with leading clean technology companies. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 -- CleanTech Career Night. Cleantech LA. See [link] (more

Cool Planet Biosystems Moves HQ To Colorado

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The first was Gevo, a biofuels company originally started in Pasadena and based on technology from Caltech and UCLA, and which moved to Colorado to escape local rules and regulations over its biofuels manufacturing efforts, and eventually had an IPO. READ MORE>>.

Wheelz Expands In Los Angeles

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According to Wheelz, it has added the Claremont Colleges, Loyola marymount, Caltech, and Occidental to its list of local schools, which already includes USC and UCLA. Wheelz lets people offer up their cars for rent, via a special in-car box and integrated smartphone apps. READ MORE>>.

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

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.

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.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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have also attended Thursday Lunch ( thursdaylunch.com ), Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum , and Digital LA. Tell me a bit about your background.

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

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To better understand what they're trying to do, we spoke with both Richard and John about the group. Thanks for the time today. Thanks, and good luck!

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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There''s Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd, UCLA. How did the new fund come about? David Waxman.: Thanks! READ MORE>>.

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

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. There’s no cost. Date & Time: Friday, March 13. Just write me).

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

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. There’s no cost. Date & Time: Friday, March 13. Just write me).

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

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. There’s no cost. Date & Time: Friday, March 13. Just write me).