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

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Winners: Spotlight Companies. Its Time! Its Time!

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. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity. The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will be devoted to identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for providing tools to combat cyber threats.

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

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. What is perhaps different from other regions is that we have large indigenous aerospace industry and a big high-tech import/export trade as opposed to a lot of software companies.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Aerospace and Defense: Finding and Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Southern California. Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. From small sat’s and drones to headline-making rocketry by the “big guys,” our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech. Gordon Binder, Venture Capital investor, former Chairman and CEO of Amgen, and Trustee Emeritus of both Caltech and MIT keynotes the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program “Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Age”.

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. Assistive technology companies can both do good and do well. 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.

Insights and Opinions: If It Walks Like An Entrepreneur.

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What is an entrepreneur? What does this have to do with being an entrepreneur? I wasn't aware of this magic ratio while I was selling Kirby vacuum cleaners door-to-door, but by seeing every non-sale as a stepping stone to a sale, I was well on my way to becoming an entrepreneur.

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. We’re looking for companies with new technology to demonstrate (or better yet, those with upcoming launches they wish to promote among savvy peers). TechZulu is ramping up to do it all again with an all new group of companies and a SuperDemo. This could be your company’s chance to shine in the Spotlight.

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. Come to this Enterprise Forum for an overview of the video game industry, followed by a panel discussion of how companies are getting in the game by taking advantage of these new opportunities in the gaming world. Video Game Industry. Developments in technology have forever changed the gaming industry and the way video games are developed, distributed, and played.

Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Moment

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 -- Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Moment. Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. Gordon Binder, Venture Capital investor, former Chairman and CEO of Amgen, and Trustee Emeritus of both Caltech and MIT, leads the November Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program, "Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Age." See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurs-in-a-biotech-moment-tickets-28263542015.

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. We’re looking for companies with new technology to demonstrate (or better yet, those with upcoming launches they wish to promote among savvy peers). TechZulu is ramping up to do it all again with an all new group of companies and the all electric car company CODA as the SuperDemo. This could be your company’s chance to shine in the Spotlight.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers. So he launched a company with exclusively paid search.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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How did you come up with the idea for the company? Our goal is to announce the Series A, and give a quick preview of the company and what is all about, and we will be coming out of stealth for the first time. 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.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. My first job out of school was at one of the early bioinformatics companies in Silicon Valley, working as the head of technical services. How did you transition to entrepreneur?

New Tech Center Emerging in Pasadena?

Steve Reich

Somehow the home of IdeaLab, OpenX, CalTech, Art Center College of Design, and JPL doesn’t have much of a reputation as a innovation hub. A number of tech companies, such as Bluebeam and Materia, are quietly building powerful businesses, and many startups are in Old Town.

Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 -- Creating Successful Companies Through Incubation. Caltech/MIT In todays economic environment early stage companies need to optimize their resources, and can benefit from assistance in building their organizations into growing and successful businesses. Business incubators and accelerators provide essential resources and counsel that entrepreneurs need to become successful, self-sufficient businesses.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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I think we've done some of the really exciting companies in LA, including most recently Clicker, Machinima, BUZZmedia, and SVnetwork. Fouad ElNaggar: I think that what we offer to companies is a different level of service, even at the early stage, than super angels can provide.

Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay

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Terry Kay: We have always been about helping the entrepreneurs succeed, first, and then, we figure out how we get our fair share from that success. He started the group because he wanted to help companies succeed. Without that, many companies would not have gone very far.

Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 -- "Successful Companies Through Incubation: SoCal Incubators Serve the High Tech Industry" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on October 11 will feature some of the award-winning business incubators supporting the high tech industry in Greater Los Angeles. What type of entrepreneurial companies benefit from those incubators? Why do entrepreneurs apply?

Untold Facets of an Entrepreneur's Success

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 -- Untold Facets of an Entrepreneur's Success: Failure, Timing, Dumb Luck and Advice (Good and Bad). Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Beneath the patina of their success, most ventures have a sausage-like story to tell that differs from familiar "how to build a company" lessons and catechism. Right decisions but for the wrong reason, unanticipated market events, fortuitous encounters, naivly ignoring sage advice. All these go into the mix.

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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After careful planning and working with major institutions of nnovation here, companies, and community leaders, we launched Innovate Pasadena in 2013. There are always the hard core entrepreneurs, who will do anything they have to do get it done, and they'll work in the basement, they'll literally use their car as their office, wherever. Pasadena has long been known as the home for many spinouts of Caltech and JPL.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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I was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in Fast Company titled, “ Why you should start a business in LA.&# If you’re interested in the topic it’s worth a read, but I thought I’d elaborate on the topic since it comes up all the time. Los Angeles.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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David Carter and Allen Hurff are two startup veterans, who believe they have a new formula to help create early stage, technology companies, through their new "startup studio", Zuma Ventures (www.zumavc.com). David Carter: Zuma Ventures is a company that makes other companies.

Interview with Kos Galatsis, Carbonics

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In the startup world, one of the most difficult journeys to market is by companies who are taking basic scientific advances and technologies originally developed at universities, and taking them all the way to use in the commercial world. One of the companies on that journey is Los Angeles-based Carbonics (www.carbonics.com), which is taking technology developed in the labs of USC and UCLA, and bringing it to use in the wireless semiconductor market.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Whatever you’re trying to brand – your company, your community or yourself – this is the first exercise I would recommend that you start with. Caltech. Like they truly understood entrepreneurs.

Building a Virtually Integrated Life Sciences Company

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- "Building a Virtually Integrated Life Sciences Company" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. How, and when, does the fledgling company develop relationships with other companies with complementary strengths? What are the nature of the relationships between new companies and the large life sciences companies? Even more important, who invests in these virtual companies and what criteria are they using?

Renewable Energy and the Smarter Grid: Opportunities for the Entrepreneur

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Saturday, May 7, 2011 -- Renewable Energy and the Smarter Grid: Opportunities for the Entrepreneur. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. As utilities roll out new meters and smarter equipment on the grid, there are hundreds of companies looking to integrate exciting new technologies and platforms that promise monetary and environmental savings for both consumers and utilities.

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >. design accelerator pasadena startup incubator entrepreneur

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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One of those high profile neighborhoods here is Pasadena, home of Idealab, Caltech, OpenX, and many other high tech companies and institutions. We have experts at Caltech, JPL, and other engineering and intellectual property inventors here.

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

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Always looking to provide the very best for our community so that you may learn and grow as a startup or entrepreneur, Bill Gross is one of the best experts we could provide. A lifelong entrepreneur, Bill started several companies prior to Idealab.

Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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We are a technology company, not an ad agency, and we are really just a bunch of nerds who believe we can turn this thing upside down, and let people try those apps out before downloading. Some entrepreneurs might be surprised you didn't want to sit on a beach in Bali for the rest of your life�talk more about that? I got super, super fortunate that early in my career, I was living with an entrepreneur, Randy Saaf, who was running a company called MediaDefender.

A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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We sat down with Jamie�who has been part of LA's technology industry, either as an investor or advisor since its very early days--to get his perspective on where we are today, especially as it relates to all of the companies he's worked with over the years on a more global stage and in Silicon Valley, and his advice to entrepreneurs. We have quite a few Indian companies, and many from throughout Europe as well as Israel.