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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


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.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013


So what does this all mean for accelerators and entrepreneurs? But, how successful have they been? We''ve analyzed our database of angel and.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


However, with the proliferation of incubators, the difficulty in figuring out. Part I: The Accelerator Programs. What is an accelerator program?

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


Our mentors as we've built up this effort in LA are TechStars, Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, and Accelerator Labs in Chicago. What is

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors


It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

Southern California Entrepreneurs Eye London's Tech City


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Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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So she started a conference for girls. You put on one the largest female millennial entrepreneurship conferences in Southern California.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition


How to find a startup mentor. Southern California's Most Popular Tech Stories. It's a new year and it's time to get back to work.

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Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects


In a bid to help research from the University of Southern California reach the market, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday afternoon that it is awarding $439,000 in gap funding to seven projects from USC, which have a high potential to spin out of the school. READ MORE>>.

Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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You can be an entrepreneur and at the same time you can be a mentor or an investor to someone else’s project. The site is now a lot faster. 

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President Obama To Honor USC Professor With Math, Science Award


A University of Southern California professor with a specialty in robotics is one of eleven individuals being honored by President Obama next week, as part of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Dr. Mataric is the only honoree from California.


Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. So youve got the inside scoop on a story or topic that weve covered? Startups. Mobile. Gadgets.

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USC Stevens Appoints Two Directors


The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation , the group at the University of Southern California run by Krisztina Holly, and which was kick started by a major donation from Sand Hill road venture capitalist and USC trustee Mark Stevens, said Wednesday that it has appointed two directors to the institute. READ MORE>>.


Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Last year Forbes ranked Launchpad LA the top Southern California incubator, and Seed-DB has shown Launchpad LA companies have historically done well.

Interview with Anna Barber, Techstars LA


Techstars recently appointed Anna Barber as its Managing Director, so we thought we'd sit down and get to know Anna better. Anna Barber: Before this, I hadn't been involved with Techstars as a mentor, however, I'd been an entrepreneur and mentored at other accelerators. How did you get involved with Techstars? That's exciting.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration


The accelerator is one of nearly a dozen startup accelerators in some stage of formation in the Southern California region to emerge in recent months. On the venture side, Greg Martin of Archer Venture Capital and Rick Smith of Crosscut Ventures are among the investors associated with Start Engine. READ MORE>>.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship


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

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels is known for not only investing in start-up companies but also for mentoring, engaging and supporting the entrepreneurial community. Pasadena Angels Background: Founded in 2000, The Pasadena Angels are the longest standing angel investing organization in Southern California. Pasadena, Calif. Ron Cohen.

Insights and Opinions: The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators


At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups.

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Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model


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

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators. to 10 p.m. Silicon Valley Bank.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


When's the next one?" So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


iCracked - Founded in 2010 by UCSB and Cal Poly-SLO graduates, iCracked is now the largest on-demand network for smartphone repair and trade-in.

Start Engine Creates $15M Fund, Adds Governor Gray Davis As Advisor


The accelerator--just one of the many accelerators to emerge in Southern California in recent weeks--also said it has added John Maataa, the COO of the CW; Hayward D. Fisk, former VP and General Counsel of Computer Sciences Corporation; General Merrill A. McPeak; and Greg Suess of ROAR to its advisory board. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Our Panelist Include.

Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab


Like other people that live here, I personally love Southern California, and wanted to live here. Erik, thanks for the time. Thanks!

Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine


Southern California apparently has no shortage of investors, entrepreneurs, and others eager to help budding entrepreneurs. Thanks!

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir


Those mentors and others have given us really tangible advice. So your first route is going to be Los Angeles to Palo Alto? government.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Abrams, Jim Wiatt, and Zach James have presented at Amplify’s Wednesday evening mentor events. Silicon Valley?

MuckerLab Links With Dreamhost


Dreamhost said that it is supporting MuckerLab's efforts, to help support the Southern California region. million domain names.

Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC


We've made some investments here and there, and are now building a team, and making a lot of investments in SoCal tech companies. So, now, as a VC, I swore I'd never treat entrepreneurs like those VCs treated me. So where is the fund now? They told me, the valuation is too high, so I passed. It's all about leverage.

Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels


So do you think the environment still tough for startups? So you don't see as many people looking for funding now? Also, be prepared before you even come to talk to us, or even better, talk to the members before you apply so you have a sense of what we're looking for. So, we're pretty accessible to talk to. Interestnig.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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So many people I now know were there. I had just moved back from a decade in London and knew nobody. I was Johnny NoMates. Jason M. First.

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Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition


In 2003 or 2004, I moved to California, and decided to change from running an engineering company into running a hedge fund. My Ph.D.

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.

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. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. The time has finally arrived! Join Us.

Digest 6/13-19: Big Raises for Vow to be Chic, Vrse, Exactly; Makers Kit, Branch Chosen for Target Techstars


Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. Monday, June 20. Make in LA (-6/24).

Karlin Ventures Sets Up Community Office Hours


Zhuo explained that the firm is launching the community hours, because he found that entrepreneurs, especially those that don't go through accelerators, "don't have an avenue to get feedback and support from investors or mentors without compromising their funding chances in the future. READ MORE>>. karlin ventures community office hours