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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.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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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

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

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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem.  So should we be standing up right now? HV:  Ideally we would be walking.

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LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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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

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator

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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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Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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We are in Orange County, but we're also focused more largely on Southern California. All of our mentors are investors as well.

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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What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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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.

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.

President Obama To Honor USC Professor With Math, Science Award

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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 Institute Funds Seven Projects

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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>>.

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.

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.

USC Stevens Appoints Two Directors

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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>>.

Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration

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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>>.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Insights and Opinions: The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

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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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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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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.

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What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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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?

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!

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

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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>>.

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.

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.

Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine

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

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

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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).

MakerSquare Wants to Teach You to Become a Developer in Weeks

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Currently, Southern California still lacks in number of advanced coding schools to sustain the workforce demand of the region.

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir

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

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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There are so many activities and events that have sprouted this year to support the thriving tech scene in Southern California.

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Karlin Ventures Sets Up Community Office Hours

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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

Coloft Hackfest And Your Chance At $4K In Cash! All Thanks to BetterWorks

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There will be technical and product mentors there to help. Technical and product mentors are provided roaming across the entire place.

The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles

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The The Stage Fund , a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin , as a new Managing Partner in Los Angeles. Tamkin is also a mentor at the Techstars Mobility startup accelerator. READ MORE>>.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video. So I asked Ethan to build his product first and then we would fund.

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