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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

Tribute To Caltech's Larry Gilbert, Founder of Tech Transfer Office

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Larry Gilbert , the founder of the technology transfer program at Caltech , passed away in November in Florida, Caltech said this week, with a tribute to Gilbert's efforts at the school. Gilbert was the "founding father of technology transfer" at Caltech, according to the school, forming the Office of Technology Transfer in 1995. Photo of Gilbert, with cap, via Caltech. larry gilbert tech transfer office caltech technology startup

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

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. We have helped many other startups through our carefully designed investment model. 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. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The time has finally arrived!

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

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Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, announced an effort to help advance the technology of toilets, saying that current flush technology is "irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 percent of the global population". 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 microsoft

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The first place winners at Stanford Nitrogen Group are working on a process fore removing wast nitrogen from wastewater treatment plants; the second place team, Greenbiotics, was made up from a team from UCLA and Caltech, and is developing a robotic vehicle to help automatically clean solar panels; third place team Xite Solar comes from UC Berkeley, and is developing solar cell materials. caltech idea business competition startup university west look first

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate

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. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise forum is a joint venture ofCaltech’s Industrial Relations Center, Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer, the Caltech Alumni Association and the MIT Alumni Association.

LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator

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According to Mayor Villaraigosa, the effort is to help develop new businesses and create jobs in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator was created by the Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group created by the 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.

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale's clients receive a whole genome DNA test, and a battery of other diagnostic tests, and gain suggestions on improving diet, changing lifestyle, and other advice--given through personal counselors--to help improve their overall health and wellness. Arivale , a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle.

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. Akamai said the buy will help it enhance rich media delivery, as well as in mobile applications and the cloud. FastSoft was venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, ICCP Venture Partners, and others. fastsoft ipv6 internet traffic acceleration caltech merger acquisition akamai

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.

Myricom, Emulex Tie On High Performance Computing

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The companies said the partnership will help extend Emulex's reach into such areas as High Frequency Trading (HFT), network security, and cloud-enabled video distribution. The company is a spinout of Caltech.

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). When that happened, I came out to LA and helped to co-found Amplify.

FastSoft Targets Dynamic Web Pages, Video

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops Internet acceleration devices, said today that it has bolstered its algorithms used its product to support dynamic web pages and video. FastSoft's server-side devices help accelerate TCP/IP traffic. FastSoft is venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, and angel investors. Tags: fastsoft internet traffic acceleration hardware caltech

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

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Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas. OrangicStartup’s is a company that helps Internet startups start. Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Home of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), which helps put rockets into space. ReachLocal, founded by Zorik Gordon, publicly traded company helping small businesses across America use the Internet for marketing [Woodland Hills.

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. The company is developing molecular imaging probes and devices, which it says helps reduce the cost and complexity of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. Culver City-based molecular imaging products maker Sofie Biosciences said Tuesday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round.

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

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His impact has even helped a small country gain admission to the United Nations. 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.

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program

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A local, Ventura County based college appears to be in the early stages of exploring starting an engineering program, to help local employers and employees.

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. >. A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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To help curate and show off the best that LA has to offer we called in a few friends. Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas. OrangicStartup’s is a company that helps Internet startups start.

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

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The universities are now more focused on the innovation economy, with schools like USC, UCLA, Caltech, the Claremont Colleges all bringing good people to LA. We are very engaged in this area, because they can be very helpful in reducing time to market, and can be a really vital and vibrant part of the financing scheme. Next week is the Montgomery Summit (www.montgomerysummit.com), one of the longest running technology conferences held in Los Angeles.

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. We have a vast amount of experience, and have the capacity to help.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech. There are many other local universities to add to that talent pool by offering startup programs to keep a lot of the talent in LA and help build on the startup ecosystem.

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We're able to help throw some gasoline on the fire, plus also help people even at the earliest stages of a business. We're helping the entrepreneur, leveraging our network, introducing them to people, and helping them think about new products.

REACH Connected Future | Cleantech Recap

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Our investment gurus advise against getting behind technology that needs the government’s support because in the end, new technologies need to help people save money, or make processes better. Between Caltech, USC, and UCLA, $1 billion has been put into research expenditures.

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Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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The presence of Google and Microsoft’s outposts have helped to a certain extent, but Southern California can certainly do better when it comes to retaining — and attracting — talent.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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With LaunchPad’s help, more than 61 Orange County companies have raised more than $97 million in startup capital, seed, and series A investments — and much of that money comes from Valley investors betting on their neighbors to the south. Help Desk Software.

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How Rexter Is Turning Connections Into Business, with Andy Wilson

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We spoke with CEO and founder Andy Wilson about how Rexter is looking to help business professionals further develop their relationships. The thesis of Rexter, is that essentially, we're helping you to developer your network and turn those into relationships that drive success.

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media

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Today's interview is with Los Angeles-based Miso Media , a developer of iPad-based music education software, which uses note detection to help users learn guitar, ukulele, and banjo.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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Plus, he told us a little bit about how he's helping to build a mini cluster of technology companies in the Silverlake area. We had to figure out what would help the other 90 percent build better and more interesting sites.

Interview with Kos Galatsis, Carbonics

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We think we are a company that will help ring in the 5G era, with high efficiency and high performance electronics. Our employees come from Caltech, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and we've employed people as far away as the University of Michigan. level technicians there to help.

Intellectual Property

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. Build IP portfolios that protect business unit profits, create licensing revenues, and contain costs. Learn how to generate the additional revenues that IP can provide. See [link] (more

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Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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Steve is helping to spearhead the efforts of TechLA Internships (techla.internships.com), an online site which lists local internships at high tech companies for college students. However, for students at USC, UCLA, and Caltech, that just doesn''t exist.

Rexter Gets $1.5M To Put Contact Management On Steroids

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The startup, led by Andy Wilson, said it has created a big-data driven system to analyze a user's professional relationship, and helps organize and syncrhonize contact data, emails, meetings, and phone calls. Rexter , a brand new, Pasadena startup looking to put business contact management on steroids, said today that it has raised $1.5M

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. We have started to build initiatives like Launchpad LA to help bring this community together and make it easier for first time entrepreneurs. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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He then went on to teach Computer Science at Cornell, Caltech, and University of Pennsylvania. Through his research he helped bring ARPANET to Philadelphia in 1973. First Round Capital invests heavily in its own infrastructure to help add value to the portfolio companies.