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. The selection of Musk is particularly well suited to Caltech, which runs the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. elon musk caltech commencement california institute university

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". crowdfunding graffiti chip silicon nano nanoart kickstarter project caltech

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

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. When: Thursday, February 2, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Directions to the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter 2012. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality.

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

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The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. bill gates caltech prize toilet sanitation waste competition microsoftA 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.

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 withdrawalElevance Renewable Sciences , the producer of specialty, renewable chemicals based on research licensed from Pasadena-based Materia , has pulled its IPO.

Materia Gets NIH Funding Grant

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materia funding olefin chemistry caltech government researchPasadena-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. Amoumt of the grant was not disclosed.

Assistive Technologies

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

FastSoft Adds IPv6 Support

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The company, whose products are based on research originally developed at Caltech, said its E Series acceleration appliance now support the IPv6 protocol. fastsoft ipv6 internet traffic acceleration caltechPasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of web acceleration appliances, said today that it has added support for IPv6 traffic with its products.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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August 24, 2012 10:24 AM. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs was named one of Fortune’s 10 Brilliant Technology Visionaries for 2012 alongside the great and powerful Oz’s of Apple and Google. October 20, 2012 1:57 PM. October 17, 2012 1:15 PM. © Copyright 2012 VentureBeat.

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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.

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

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Entries will be closed for company submissions at midnight of January 22, 2012. When: Thursday, February 2, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Directions to the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter 2012.

Caltech MIT Enterprise Forum?s 2012 Fall Social

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 -- Innovation Soiree: Caltech MIT Enterprise Forum?s s 2012 Fall Social. 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. To celebrate entrepreneurship across all of Southern California, the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum invites you to an evening networking reception.

Caltech Invests In Coursera

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According to Coursera, Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania have invested a combined $3.7M The investment came as Coursera announced this morning that it will carry courses from Caltech, Duke, EPFL (Lausanne), Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Illinois, Rice, UCSF, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, UVA and University of Washington online. coursera caltech venture capital education online classes

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. To celebrate entrepreneurship across all of Southern California, the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum invites you to an evening networking reception.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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I was really into graphic design in high school, and took several summer workshops at Caltech. Southern California has had its share of new startup accelerators launch in the last few months, however, few people here have actually experienced an accelerator firsthand.

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. The market is enormous and the rewards are great. Assistive technology companies can both do good and do well.

Interview with Neil Malhotra, Sandalbay Life

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Neil Malhotra: I'm a Caltech engineering graduate, and started with the Internet with eCompanies with Sky Dayton, leading technology for Icebox. Southern California has seen a surge in accelerators and incubators looking to spawn new startups in the region.

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Myricom, Emulex Tie On High Performance Computing

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The company is a spinout of Caltech. Arcadia-based Myricom , the provider of low latency, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other networking adapters specifically aimed at the high performance computing (HPC) market, and storage networking hardware provider Emulex , which is based in Costa Mesa, said today that they are in a strategic partnership.

Contour Energy Targets Use In Medical Devices

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energy lifescience device medical caltech cleantech battery contourAzusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the venture backed developers of advanced battery systems, said today that it is targeting the medical device market with its products. The firm said its Li/CFx battery cells are particularly well-suited for medical applications, due to a flat discharge profile, low internal resistance, and light weight.

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. Lucien is also co-founder and co-director of a new game and interactive-based school launching in Los Angeles in the fall 2012.

Getting in the Game: Entrepreneurs and the Video Game Industry

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 -- Getting in the Game: Entrepreneurs and the. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Video Game Industry. Developments in technology have forever changed the gaming industry and the way video games are developed, distributed, and played. The Internet and mobile devices have allowed gaming to move well beyond the confines of the classic arcade cabinet.

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. Entries will be closed for company submissions at midnight of January 22nd, 2012. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California.

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program

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Traditionally, the county has seen lots of engineering students instead head either South to schools such as UCLA, USC, and Caltech, or farther north to UCSB.

Myricom Adds Distributor

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Myricom's adapters are used for cluster computing and other performance sensitive markets; the firm is a spinout of Caltech. Arcadia-based Myricom , the developer of 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapters for the high performance computing market, said today that it has added a new distributor for its products. Myricom said it has tapped New Jersey-based Info X to distribute its products. Info X distributes electronics products to over 2000 value added resellers.

Energy

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 -- Energy. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Developing Countries Technologies

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 -- Developing Countries Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Incubators

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 -- Incubators. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Privacy vs Personalization

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 -- Privacy vs Personalization. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

FastSoft Acquired By Akamai

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FastSoft's technology is based out of Caltech, and was originally developed to accelerate traffic on the next generation Internet, Internet2. FastSoft was venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, ICCP Venture Partners, and others. fastsoft ipv6 internet traffic acceleration caltech merger acquisition akamaiPasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of Internet acceleration appliances, has been acquired by Akamai , Akamai said Thursday afternoon.

Elevance Renewable Sciences Finds $104M

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An Illinois firm whose technology is based on, and licensed from Pasadena-based Materia and Caltech , has raised a whopping, $104M funding round. Elevance is using olefin metathesis technology, licensed from Materia, and originally developed by Noble Prize winning Caltech professor Robert H. Both Caltech and Materia own some equity in Elevance from those licensing transactions.

Contour Energy Systems Names New CEO

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Contour Energy is developing Flourine-based battery technology originally developed at Caltech and CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research. contour energy systems battery executive cleantech caltechAzusa-based battery technology firm Contour Energy Systems announced this morning that it has named Louis E. Lupo as the company's new President and CEO.

MEDICAL IMAGING INNOVATIONS

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 -- MEDICAL IMAGING INNOVATIONS: SMALL DEVICES - BIG OPPORTUNITIES. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. On December 8, 2012, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum presents a stimulating and revealing program on the latest in technology and entrepreneurial opportunities in medical imaging. What do entrepreneurs, mathematicians, software engineers, physicists, physicians, biologists, anatomists, angels, venture capitalists and bankers have in common?

Ceres Names Former Undersecretary of Energy To Board

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He also served as a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech from 1975 until 2006. Thousand Oaks-based Ceres , the developer of seeds for the energy and biofuels market, announced yesterday that it has added former BP Chief Scientist and Undersecretary of Energy for Science, Steven E.