SpaceX Settles Overtime Pay Class Action for $4 Million

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SpaceX settled an overtime pay class action with 4,100 workers on Wednesday for $4 million

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Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class


According to Disney, the second class of the Disney Accelerator includes ten startups, who will participate in a three month mentorship and investment program. The second class includes Decisive (SaaS for mobile targeting); EMOTIV (brain monitoring technology); FEM Inc. disney startup accelerator class hyp3r openbionics makielab incubator incubation content

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Precellerator Names Sixth Class


Santa Monica-based The Preccelerator Program , which is run by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, has announced its sixth class, saying it has added five startups to its startup accelerator program. startup accelerator incubator animateobjects cashet rentspree class startups precellerator alderton stubbs

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Names New Startup Class


The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars has announced the next class of startups to join the healthcare accelerator, saying this morning that it has added eight startups to what will be the second class for the program. The new startups include Cerebro Solutions , ENSO , FIGS , Frame Health , HealthcareTTU , HealthTensor , Noteworth , and ReferralMD.

Cal-X Stars To Present Startup Class


Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator , a startup accelerator group which has been ramping up in Santa Monica, said Friday that it is planning to present its class of medtech companies in San Francisco as part of the Founder Club DEMO day. The accelerator--which says it invests a minimum of $18,000 in companies, and mentors them for 12 weeks--said it has a class of ten medical technology startups, with a focus on stem cell technology, who are presenting at the demo day in Silicon Valley.

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Techstars Names New Los Angeles Accelerator Class


Techstars Los Angeles has just named the ten companies that will be joining the startup accelerator for its 2017 class, saying its theme this year was "going long on LA and southern California". Techstars noted that the class also "reflects the diversity of Los Angeles", with half of the class including a female co-founders, and diversity across many other dimensions.

Disney Accelerator Names New Class Of Companies


The Walt Disney Company has launched its fourth year of running its own accelerator program, the Disney Accelerator , saying on Tuesday afternoon that it has named eleven companies to its new class. The accelerator class is Disney's fourth.

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MINDBODY Helps Power New Google Fitness Reservation Service


Google, which announced the new service on Thursday , said it now allows users to book and pay for fitness classes through Google Maps, Google Search, and the Reserve with Google website. mindbody google fitness classes booking studio appointment softwareSan Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY is one of the companies behind the new, Google service for booking fitness and spa appointments, Google Reserve.

LA Dodgers Accelerator Opens Apps For New Class


The LA Dodgers Sports and Entertainment Accelerator has opened up applications for a new class of startups, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA Venture said they plan to run another startup accelerator class.

Zynga Funds Effort At USC To Support Diversity In Video Game Industry


Zynga said its support will specifically fund a class on creating social mobile games using Zynga's design methodology, which will begin in the fall of 2017 and extend through the spring of 2020. marshall gift grant classes california southern university diversity videogame zynga

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Disney Accelerator Shows Off First Class Of Startups


The other companies in the class included ChoreMonster , which develops a system for managing kids in their family chores; Codarica , which develops games which also teach kids to code; Jogg , focused on mobile video; Naritiv , a developer of marketing and analytics software for Snapchat; Sidelines , a sports focused content marketing platform; Sphero , which develops smartphone controlled robots; Twigtale , a storytelling app; and TYFFON , a developer of entertainment apps.

Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO


The investment will help to add more online classes to their already impressive offerings. Jobs Codesmith Coding coding bootcamps coding schools online classes test prep veritas prepCoding bootcamps have proven to the cure for a workforce that isn’t qualified to handle the complicated technologies that rule the business world today. They are relatively short, they are taught by experts, and they provide an avenue to employment after graduation.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: SpaceX Settles Overtime Pay Class Action for $4 Million

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SpaceX settles overtime pay class action for $4 million, Snap launches new camera lens ads, and hackers may have stolen unreleased Disney movie, Chief Executive Bob Iger tells staff

LaunchpadLA Names Second Class


Luanchpad LA's last class had thirteen companies, of which eleven received venture funding and where one was acquired. Los Angeles-based Launchpad LA , the startup mentoring effort spearheaded by GRP Partners' Mark Suster, is announcing this afternoon that it has selected 10 startups for the second season of the program.

Effector Raises $38.6M to Advance New Class of Anti-Cancer Drugs


San Diego’s Effector Therapeutics, a five-year-old cancer drug developer, has raised $38.6 million in new venture capital funding. The Series C financing, led by Pfizer Venture Investments, brings total funding for Effector to about $150 million, CEO Steve Worland said late Monday.

LaunchpadLA Application Deadline Nears, As Class Graduates


Launchpad LA , the Los Angeles startup accelerator program which is run by Sam Teller, and was founded by venture capitalist Mark Suster, is gearing up for another class, to start next month. The deadline for applying for the next class , which runs from March through July, is February 17th. Interested in getting some help in getting your startup off the ground and funded?

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd


The firm is initially focusing on the Los Angeles market, and connecting people with fun, interesting classes, activities, and more in the local area. But, I found out in reality, it's really tough to find classes or lessons, for a variety of issues.

USC Viterbi: 44 Percent of Entering Engineering Class Is Female


The University of Southern California 's Viterbi School of Engineering says that its new, entering class of students to the school is 44 percent female--significantly higher than the national average--thanks to its efforts to reach out to women and other underrepresented minorities in engineering. Overall, USC Viterbi said female students account for nearly 40 percent of its entire undergraduate class, about double the national average of 18 to 20 percent. Looks To Cut Class Time, Earn Students Money


A new, Los Angeles startup, has debuted its service, which lets students and colleges and universities upload their class notes, outlines, and study guides, and sell them for a commission. The new startup--founded by Jonathan Roven and Ricky Yu--lets students browse for their school, and then download study guides other users might have made available for their classes.

A Pitch Of A Different Kind: The LA Dodger's Accelerator First Class


It was an unusual sight at Dodger's Stadium on Tuesday evening, at least for baseball fans, as a different Dodger's team took the field: the first class of the LA Dodgers Accelerator , an effort by the team to help incubate and accelerate startups in the sports and sport-related areas.

UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program


extension bigdata hadoop study university classesUC Irvine is jumping onto the big data bandwagon, saying this week that it has launched a new, online course specifically aimed at helping individuals learn all about big data. According to UCI, its Extension program will offer up a new Big Data Specialized Studios Program , which will specifically help professionals in the industry gain the background their need in big data techniques.

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The book is a memoir about an improbable journey from the working-class Hillbilly roots of Appalachia to the elite corridors of one of the top law schools in the US and the world of venture capital. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough.

Techstars LA Debuts First Class Of Startups


Techstars LA , one of three, Los Angeles area startup accelerator programs run by Techstars , launched the first class of startups at its first Demo Day on Tuesday at the El Rey Theater.

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More


When the Olympics roll around, many watchers get into a sport they previously hadn’t thought much about. This time for me, it’s volleyball. The men’s and women’s games, both indoor and beach versions, are fast, aggressive, with lightning-quick adjustments and subtle teamwork required every time a ball is dug out and popped in the air. The best part, though, are the rejections.

Disney Accelerator Names 2016 Class


The Walt Disney Company has named its next class of startup participating in the Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator and mentoring company held on the company's Burbank campus.

EvoNexus Rolls Out New Tech Incubator Class


San Diego-based nonprofit EvoNexus has launched a new class of companies to its startup incubator, the group said on Tuesday, for both its San Diego and Irvine locations. According to EvoNexus, it has added 16 new companies to its portfolio of startups, split between both locations.

Assessing the Impact of Meltdown and Spectre: Companies Rush to Mitigate the Threat


As Intel is hit with class action lawsuits, enterprises are working quickly to assess the potential impact of the flaws

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MuckerLab Unveiling New Startup Class Today


MuckerLab , the Los Angeles startup accelerator headed by Erik Rannala, is presenting its newest startup class today in a Demo Day. MuckerLab's prior class included such hot Los Angeles startups as SurfAir, Retention Science, Wallaby, and InstaCanvas. Hit By Password Breach


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Techstars Music Makes Call For New Los Angeles Class


Techstars Music , the music startup accelerator in Los Angeles, says it is on a worldwide tour to find founders interested in participating in its new class, which starts on February 5h. According to Techstars , its applications close on October 15th, and that it will be making final selections around December 15th. Last year, Techstars Music said it had 11 startups who participated, who have so far raised more than $15M in total funding.

SAM Precellerator Set Demo Day For Sixth Class


The Precellerator Program , the startup accelerator run by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, has set the demo day for its sixth class, saying that Animate Objects , RentSpree , Tapp That App , and Swoppit will show off their companies to investors and other entrepreneurs.

LA Dodgers Accelerator Names New Class


The LA Dodgers Sports Accelerator , the startup accelerator program run by the Dodgers organization in conjunction with R/GA , has announced the five participants in its second class of startups today.