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Caltech, UCLA, UCSD Rank Highly On Tech Transfer Ranking

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The California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of San Diego (UCSD) have all ranked very highly on a new ranking of universities for their technology transfer efforts, issued by The Milken Insitute , the Santa Monica-based thinktank. technology transfer ranking caltech ucla ucsd education school basic research

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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. CallFire.com is a small company with fewer than 20 employees located in beautiful Santa Monica. Its Time! Its Time!

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

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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. Headquarted in Santa Monica, CA, CallFire is dedicated to providing high-availability systems, intuitive user interfaces, furious developer support, and unparalleled customer care in order to transform how companies do business. The time has finally arrived!

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

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For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. 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. Headquarted in Santa Monica, CA, CallFire is dedicated to providing high-availability systems, intuitive user interfaces, furious developer support, and unparalleled customer care in order to transform how companies do business. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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. It started around a year ago, as I was driving back from Santa Monica from an event.

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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We looked at other sites, such as Cross Campus Santa Monica, and we saw the events they were running, which we went to a lot before they opened a location here. We have one of the most diverse ecosystems around, from software companies, to hardware companies, to hard science technology out of Caltech and JPL, to design driven opportunities out of the Art Center. Pasadena has long been known as the home for many spinouts of Caltech and JPL.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo --originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest in a surge of companies hitting the public markets which have Southern California links.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere. I think it all crystallized in 2010 on the Santa Monica promenade.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Caltech. I guess Santa Monica is officially “Silicon Beach” in the local people’s minds. Still, I kind like the name, well, um, … Santa Monica.

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

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He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a JD from Southwestern University, and suffers from an addiction to cheeseburgers. Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California.

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

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He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a JD from Southwestern University, and suffers from an addiction to cheeseburgers. Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet!

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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The area between Santa Monica and Playa Vista, otherwise known as Silicon Beach, houses more than 35% of startups in Los Angeles. LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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One of the hotter topics at the last Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) in Santa Monica was the exodus of homegrown tech talent. Another idea was to tap into the talent pool at CalTech, UCLA and USC early using accessible internship programs through a public-private partnership with the City.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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I live in the city of Santa Monica. We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country.

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Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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However, for students at USC, UCLA, and Caltech, that just doesn''t exist. Here, if you look at a school like USC, it''s just a long way from Santa Monica.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

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Startup Matchmaking (Wed 5th Oct – Santa Monica) - The first event is tonight (Tues, Oct 5, 2010) at Wokcano in Santa Monica. I have often complained how much I hate sitting on panels.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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We love what they are doing in Santa Monica, and we can learn a lot from their success. We have connections with world-class institutions like CalTech, the Art Center, USC and UCLA, and even JPL. The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board.

Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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We love what they are doing in Santa Monica, and we can learn a lot from their success. We have connections with world-class institutions like CalTech, the Art Center, USC and UCLA, and even JPL. The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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We have universities like CalTech, UCLA, USC and many more. DemandMedia has already scaled a tech team to a considerable size in Santa Monica. My commute, for example, from Santa Monica to Century City is less than 15 minutes each way and I never have to take the freeway.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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I then worked as a product manager at NetZero/United Online in the VOIP group, and then most recently at Google as a product manager on the Picasa/Photos team based in Santa Monica. I have also attended Thursday Lunch ( thursdaylunch.com ), Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum , and Digital LA.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? A very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. The basic conclusion was that it was a bit premature if you were talking about a serious, funded start-up. Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Southern California companies are second to only Silicon Valley in raising venture capital , there are three major universities to recruit talent – UCLA, Caltech, and USC – and a thriving startup community to mingle with.