Adobe Buys UCLA Startup Auditude

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Auditude, although now based in Palo Alto, had originally been developed for a UCLA MBA business plan competition, by Nicholas Seet. Seet founded Auditude for the KNAPP competition at UCLA, while he was at the UCLA Anderson School of Management at its fully employed MBA program. startup ucla acquisition merger auditude adobeAdobe Systems said today that it has acquired Auditude , a provider of video ad management and monetization technology.

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Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. First Look West said that the first place team will win $100,000, the second place team $60,000, and third place $40,000; the competition wlil be held April 30th and May 1st.

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

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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. Cisco said Thursday that San Diego-based CyberFlow Analytics and Los Angeles-based Inston are one of fifteen semifinalists that were selected out of 3,000 participants from 100 countries entering the competition.

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Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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According to Pasadena-based green marketplace firm OnGreen , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), UC Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of Southern California (USC) scored a grant from the U.S. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

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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.

Makers Making The Sci-Fi Tricorder A Reality With VOXearch

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A number of teams have recently been looking to turn that vision into reality, as a result of the Qualcomm Tricorder Prize , a $10M competition being run by the X Prize Foundation to create a real life Tricorder. We caught up with one of the local teams competing in that competition, VOXearch (www.voxearch.com), to learn more about the prize as well as their specific approach to the competition. Unfortunately, UCLA''s money dried up due to legal issues.

New Space Era: Global Competition, Transition to Private Projects and Space Tourism

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 -- New Space Era: Global Competition, Transition to Private Projects and Space Tourism. This month's topic is "New Space Era: Global Competition, Transition to Private Projects and Space Tourism." in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA) will present and discuss visual images of the latest human space activities performed by governments and private sectors, space tourism, and a future orbital space resort.

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

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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. Cisco said Thursday that San Diego-based CyberFlow Analytics and Los Angeles-based Inston are one of fifteen semifinalists that were selected out of 3,000 participants from 100 countries entering the competition.

Car Sharing Firm Zipcar Heading To Los Angeles

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Car sharing startups have become immensely popular in areas such as Boston and San Francisco, with heavy competition between Zipcar, Relayrides, and Getaround. It also looks as if ZipCar apparently has been quitely running programs on the USC and UCLA campuses, limited to faculty, staff, and students. It looks like Los Angeles is set to get access to peer-to-peer car sharing service Zipcar , as it plans to open an office in Hollywood tomorrow.

WESAWIT | Experience Events Through The Eyes of The Crowd

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Thibault Mathieu: Morgan and I were both in film school at UCLA. We were initially covering events like sports and arts festivals when we first launched a beta version of the WESAWIT app at UCLA. We were also really happy when we first launched our beta at UCLA.

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Local Clean Energy Business Plan Contest Awards $160,000

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A local, clean energy business plan competition started by the California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded $160,000 in prizes in its latest competition. firstlookwest first look business plan competition venture capital prize award cleantech university education spinout

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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He began programming courses at UCLA while in high school and went on to earn a B.S. Though competitors have sprung up, Tanz welcomes the competition to help define the market. Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions?

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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We also have a couple of grad school interns from LMU, UCLA, and elsewhere. We''re talking about an industry which is very competitive, first, and two, one that people overwhelmingly try to avoid.

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Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels

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Since the Tech Coast Angels (www.techcoastangels.com), the largest angel investment group in Southern California, is holding one of its several Fast Pitch competitions next week in Los Angeles (www.pitchtheangels.com), we thought it might be a good time to catch up with Mike Napoli , incoming President of the Tech Coast Angels, to hear the his thoughts on the angel investing environment in Southern California from the angels' perspective.

LA Hacks: Making LA the Tech Hub of the World

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Los Angeles is the only place in the US with a collegiate hackathon, an event where programmers spend hours together programming and building, of that scale and the LA Hacks team from UCLA made sure it was awesome. We want UCLA to be the top tech school that comes to mind.”

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United Online's Helfand Departs, Joins Auditude

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The firm was actually spawned out of a UCLA MBA business plan competition. Jeremy Helfand , the President of United Online 's Media Group, has departed the Woodland Hills-based firm and ended up at a Palo Alto startup. According to Palo Alto-based Auditude this morning, Helfand has joined the company as CEO. Auditude develops technology to help companies monetize their online video.

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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There is lots of competition in this area for serving retirement homes. The other thing, which turns out to be a competitive advantage we have over our competitors, is your data is completely safe with us.

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Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans

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When I graduated from UCLA in 1999, I started working for an accounting firm. Wes Brodsky: One of the benefits of having competition, is that the Stubhubs, Tickets.com, and Razorgator's have all solved that problem.

Interview with Woolas Hsieh and Dina Lozofsky, Solarmer Energy

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Recently, we learned about Solarmer Energy , a spinout of UCLA, which is developing flexible solar panels, and caught up with Woolas Hsieh , President and Founder of the firm and Dina Lozofsky , VP, Corporate Development at the firm to hear more about its emerging technology. The original technology was developed at UCLA by Professor Yang Yang. How did this go from technology in a lab at UCLA, to a company?

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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We went to junior high school and UCLA together. We were seniors at UCLA, and both of us in very different areas. Ann Wang: Thanks to the recent Forbes competition, and a lot of momentum from that, we actually are opening up a round for seed funding in the next month or two.

Startup Equinox

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Students from USC, UCLA, and Cal Tech will be attending Startup Equinox to form teams and compete in local startup and innovation competitions, such as MEPC, FLoW, the New Venture Seed Competition, LA Cleanweb Hackathon, and more.!! Participation in a competition is not a prerequisite for attending Startup Equinox. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -- Startup Equinox. USC Ronald Tutor Center. Form your startup team at Startup Equinox!

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Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare

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Wes Nichols: We probably have the greatest gathering of market scientists on the planet now, overseen by Dr. Dominique Hanssens, who is a prominent UCLA professor and specialist in the area of market response models.

TX Zhuo Talks About LA's Newest Venture Fund, Karlin Ventures

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They're pretty competitive about deals. If you walk down the hallways of UCLA or USC, and ask them for the successful startups here, they can't name anyone.

Catch #Mindshare50 Talks Live on TechZulu

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Neuroscientist at Caltech, UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery, and NYUMoran is interested in attention, emotions regulations, and dreams. We are just days away from celebrating Mindshare in its 50th consecutive month of salons and workshops by exploring, “What Comes Next?”

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. It’s hard to get people to take a risk at a startup or for a reasonable salary with all this competition. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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Tech Coast Angels LA Fast Pitch

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 -- The Tech Coast Angels 5th Annual Fast Pitch Competition will take place on February 24th at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Tilofy: Making Sense Of The World Around You Using Location Data

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Ali Khoshgozaran: Before we started the company, me and my partner had participated in the USC Viterbi startup competition. About 100 teams participated in that competition, and 10 teams were selected to be part of USC''s Viterbi Startup Garage program.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch - February 24th - UCLA. www.pitchtheangels.com) Join Tech Coast Angels members and other start up investors at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Fast Pitch Competition. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's technology industry possible: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

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Interview with Terry Kay, Chairman of the Board

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In a spirit of what we like to consider friendly competition/collaboration with as many Angel groups in the country that are up to this challenge – we intend to collectively take Angel investing to the next level. 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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In a spirit of what we like to consider friendly competition/collaboration with as many Angel groups in the country that are up to this challenge – we intend to collectively take Angel investing to the next level. The Pasadena Angels recently welcomed Terry Kay as its Chairman of the Board.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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There''s Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd, UCLA. Although they might have more people in the field up in the Bay Area, there''s more competition for those people.

Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network

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It's trying to determine if there is a viable way to go to market, and also deal with competitive issues.

Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

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The firm was bootstrapped several years ago, and is profitable, and its founders are both MBAs from UCLA Anderson, where they met. Ramit Varma: Jake (Neuberg), my business partner, met at UCLA's Anderson business school.