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Caltech, UCLA, UCSD Rank Highly On Tech Transfer Ranking


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


UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. UCLA 48hr Startup brings together people with technical, design or business background to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.


Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher As New Board Member


founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), to its board of directors. Witte is already on the company's Scientific Advisory Board, where he had been chairman for the past eight years. kite pharma pharmaceuticals cancer immunotherapy executive board director owen witte ucla professor

Online Learning Company Ties With UCLA Extension, CAA


A new, venture backed online education company, Encore Career Institute , headed by Steve Poizner, said today that it has linked with the UCLA Extension to offer up professional certificates and career counseling online. Encore explained that its offerings will be based on UCLA Extension's content and courses. Poizner said the firm will tap the "academic excellence at UCLA, the creative know-how of Silicon Valley and the marketing power of Hollywood."

Startup Founded By UCLA Students Offers Scholarship


A startup, Sparefoot , headed by two former UCLA students who founded the company out of their experiences at the school, said today that it is offering up a $5,000 scholarship to students who use its service. The company said it specifically launched the scholarship since the founders of the company, Chuck Gordon and Mario Feghal, came up with the idea for the startup out of Chuck's experience looking for storage space before a study abroad program in Singapore out of UCLA.


AuditFile, Started At UCLA, Raises $3M For Auditing Software


AuditFile , a developer of cloud-based auditing software for CPAs, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The company was founded by Kevin Bong, who started the company in his dorm room at UCLA as a senior. According to the company, his brother, Steven Bong, convinced him to turn down job offers and move back home to the Bay Area to work on the company full time. The company now has its headquarters in San Francisco.

University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund


The fund would seek to invest in companies started on campus, from University research, and from students. The University of California has ten campuses, of which half of them are in Southern California, including UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Spring

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TechZulu and The Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Spring. TechZulu is ramping up to do it all again with an all new group of companies and a SuperDemo.

Two Bit Circus Co-Founder Brent Bushnell to Keynote TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech

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This Thursday TechZulu and the Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to bring you Spotlight: LA Tech Spring. Be among the first to hear about the company’s STEAM Carnival, and how you can support this home-grown initiative.

UCLA Advancing Women in Technology Conference [ LOS ANGELES ]


The UCLA Conference to Advance Women in Technology will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (w/Networking Reception 3:00 – 5:00 pm) at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion Club. If you would like to make an individual donation on behalf of yourself or company, please visit this page. About.

NanoH2O Raises $14.8M


El Segundo-based NanoH2O , the UCLA spinout which is developing reverse osmosis membranes for water desalination, has raised $14.87M as part of an ongoing, $30.6M No details of the funding have been announced by the company yet.

UCLA To Tap Outside Board For Startup Deals


The University of California, Los Angeles is looking to an outside board to help it negotiate technology transfer and research deals with companies, according to reports. innovation ucla technology xfer transfer education school growth entrepreneurship startup

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction


Investors and universities are often very eager to figure out how to tap into those universities as a source of new companies, but often find its difficult to move research from the lab to an actual company. How is this related to the work you were doing at UCLA?

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California


Here are four startup founders, who are among the hottest companies in the technology world, who got their start in Southern California. Kalanick went to the University of California, Los Angeles, and dropped out of UCLA to join his first startup, Scour, and eventually went on to found Uber.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat


Jonathan Lehmann: I was awarded the Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at UCLA, after getting amazing coaching from Matt Ridenour in our business plan development class. I started a handbag manufacturing company with my mom in Paris, prior to school.

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Verge Genomics, Founded By UCLA Scientists, Raises $4M In Seed Funding


Verge Genomics , a biopharmaceuticals startup founded by scientists out of UCLA, said Tuesday that it has raised $4M in a seed financing round. The company--based in San Francisco--said it is focused on accelerating drug development for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson's Disease. verge genomics venture capital neurodegenerative disease lifescience biotech biopharma ucla medical

Tribogenics Lands $2.5M For Portable X-ray Technology


The firm, a spinoff of UCLA whose technology has been funded by DARPA, said the funding came from Flywheel Ventures and angel investors. Tribogenics has developed technology which will enable small, handheld X-ray devices, originally developed from research at UCLA. The company's technology provides miniature, low-cost X-ray sources which do not require the large amount of energy and equipment to produce--which could eventually result in handheld X-ray machines.

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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SWNext Los Angeles has teamed up with Cross Campus to host the 5-week class that will be led by the founder and CEO of QuantSoft, Wilton Risenhoover, who also teaches entrepreneurship at UCLA Extension.

Henrik Fisker Reboots Efforts To Create Electric Cars, Taps Technology From UCLA


Henrik Fisker , the automotive designer behind ill fated Fisker Automotive, said today that he is starting a new company , Fisker Inc. , Fisker's last company--Fisker Auotmotive--was sold out of bankruptcy to Wanxiang Group in 2014. According to an interview with Fisker by Bloomberg, the new company is based on energy storage and battery technology from "several professors from UCLA".

UCLA MBA Intern Fair

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 -- UCLA MBA Intern Fair for VC / Portfolio / Small Companies. The goal of the fair on January 13th is to match companies with both paid and academic interns. Over 100 MBA students have expressed interest in obtaining an internship in a variety of industries and functional roles this winter. See [link] (more

Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo


Up to seven companies will be selected for this year’s program, which launches right after Labor Day, and wraps in the middle of November. Each mentor spoke for nearly an hour to the entire group, answered questions, and sat with each company for one-on-one mentoring.

3 Valuation Inflection Points for Startups: Don’t Copy Calacanis

From the Venture Trenches

In a recent update on LinkedIn Jason Calacanis recommended raising money on the promise of an idea, before a company launches its product. I recently caught up with a classmate from UCLA Anderson and told him the exact opposite in regards to raising money for his own startup.

UCLA MBA Intern Fair Deadline

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Monday, December 15, 2008 -- UCLA MBA Intern Fair for VC / Portfolio / Small UCLA MBA Intern Fair for VC / Portfolio / Small Companies. Companies Registration Deadline. The goal of the fair on January 13th is to match companies with both paid and academic interns. Over 100 MBA students have expressed interest in obtaining an internship in a variety of industries and functional roles this winter. See [link] (more

ImaginAB Gets $2.3M


Los Angeles-based ImagineAb , a spinout of UCLA which is developing diagnostic imaging technology, reported Monday that it has been awarded $2.3M The company said the funding will go to help further develop diagnostic imaging agents for Positron Emission Tomography (PET). ImagineAB was founded in 2007 by three UCLA faculty. The company is targeting its technology for the diagnosis of pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA


Steve is helping to spearhead the efforts of TechLA Internships (, 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. That''s also true of UCLA.

UCLA Electric Vehicle - Smart Grid (EV-SG) Living Lab Demo

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 -- UCLA Electric Vehicle - Smart Grid (EV-SG) Living Lab Demo. This introduction of EVs potentially results in substantial opportunities for automobile manufacturers, EV charging providers, public and private parking facilities, electric utilities, energy regulators, policy makers, and the entire ecosystem of technology providers and technology companies.

Inston, Cyberflow Advanced Towards $150,000 Cisco Innovation Award


Two, Southern California companies have made the semi-finalist list for the much-watch Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge competition, which promises to give out $150,000 to a company developing the "next best thing" in the Internet-of-Things area. The two will compete to be one of the final, six companies who will compete in Dubai in November to win the top award.


Startup UCLA Fireside Chat with Mich Mathews, former CMO and SVP of Microsoft

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 -- Startup UCLA Fireside Chat with Mich Mathews, former CMO and SVP of Microsoft. As the former CMO and SVP of Microsoft, Mich Mathews oversaw the company's global marketing function, spanning a diverse set of household brands including Windows, Office, Xbox and Bing. She retired from Microsoft September 1, 2011 after 22 years. See [link] (more

UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech

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With software developed, tested and turned in, the results of UCLA Anderson School of Management’s DEV Contest were announced on Sunday afternoon to a room full of smiling faces.

Trojans and Bruins Battle on the Startup Field

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It isn’t the biggest secret that the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins aren’t the best of friends, especially on the football field. Cent (2 nd place Tech), a company from UCLA that allows easy use of crypto currencies.

Fisker Announces New Electric Car, The Fisker EMotion


the new electric car startup led by car designer Henrik Fisker, has announced its first vehicle, the Fisker EMotion , saying that it will tap technology from a UCLA spinout to help power the vehicle. a UCLA spinout specifically working on graphene research. Henrik Fisker's new company--not to be confused with his old company, Fisker Automotive, which was sold in bankruptcy to a Chinese car maker--is part of a revival of LA's electric car dreams.


UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 -- UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses. The goal of the Fair is to match entrepreneurial companies in need of talent in a variety of corporate functions with Anderson MBA students searching for both academic and paid internships. MBA student interns will contribute 8-10 hrs / week over winter (1/13-3/20/09) and/or spring (3/27-6/11/09) quarters. Email

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone


Companies have tried adding accessories , curving screens , or even making the whole thing modular. As an engineer out of UCLA, Morgan has built circuitry systems for orbiting satellites and renewable energy drives for wind and solar tech.

Free Yourself at the UnCubed Startup Job Festival

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Chris Johnson and his partner Tarek Pertew were once startup guys who founded a software company in New York, but within one year they lost their CTO three times. Companies like Fullscreen, Honest Company, Subblime, Daqri, Factual and SpaceX will be attendance amongst others.

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LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator


The City of Los Angeles said this morning that it will be officially launching its Cleantech Incubator tomorrow, as it attempts to create a cluster of clean technology companies downtown. According to Mayor Villaraigosa, the effort is to help develop new businesses and create jobs in Los Angeles.

Carbonics Launches First Product


The company said its ZEBRA carbon-on-wafer helps with the dvelopment of next-generation, semiconductor devices using semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT), which will allow for densities exceeding both GaAs pHEMT (gallium arsenide metamorphic high electron mobility transistor) and current silicon technology. from TAQNIA International, and is a spinout of research conducted at UCLA and USC. carbonics semiconductor carbon nanotube chip wafer ucla technology transfer

Bruin Biometrics Raises $9M


Names of the investors were not announced by the company. BBI's technology was developed at UCLA, and is based on research from the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing, and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. bruin biometrics ulcer venture capital medical lifescience biotech device ucla

Prolacta Names Chief Medical Officer


City of Industry-based Prolacta Bioscience , the venture-backed company which takes and processes human milk to help premature infants, has named Victoria Niklas, M.D. Niklas was most recently Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Services at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. prolacta chief medical officer scientific ucla necrotizing enterocolitis healthcare

Enlibrium Finds $15M For Cancer Drugs


The company was founded by Dr. Michael Jung and Dr. Richard Pietras, both of whom are professors at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Enlibrium said the technology has been exclusively licensed from UCLA. enlibrium cancer drug therapeutics venture capital lifescience ucla technology transfer research schoolSan Diego-based Enlibrium announced Thursday that it has raised $15M in a Series A financing, to go towards cancer therapeutics.

SuperMetalix Names Research Head


Los Angeles-based SuperMetalix , a UCLA technology spinout developer super-hard metals, said today that it has named Dr. Kesh Keshavan as the company's Director of Development, to head up the company's research and development efforts. The company's technology was originally developed at UCLA, in the lab of Dr. Richard Kaner, one of the company's founders. supermetalix research development metals metallurgy materials spinout ucla executive