Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Need High-Tech Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are falling deeper and deeper in the hole. Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists? entrepreneurs high-tech startups street-smar

High Tech Fitness: How it’s Changing the Game

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The fitness industry is a huge market that is worth over $24 billion so it comes as no surprise that tech companies have entered the picture. The rise of high-tech fitness has taken the industry by storm with everything from wearable fitness trackers to smart jump ropes.

President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit

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In the first time that President Barack Obama has paid a special visit to the epicenter of Southern California''s high tech industry, the President spoke for over an hour to an audience of entrepreneurs at Cross Campus , the Santa Monica coworking space, touching on topics around providing an infrastructure for the next generation of entrepreneurs. president obama silicon beach startup technology high tech

17th Annual TechAmerica OC High-Tech Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 -- 17th Annual TechAmerica OC High-Tech Innovation Awards. The 17th Annual TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards is one of Orange County's most prestigious and longest standing business functions. Awards are given in several categories, including Greg Ross Community Service; Innovation In Education, Outstanding Company, Outstanding CEO, Outstanding Product (w.

Corporate Social Responsibility & High Tech

AeA Los Angeles Council

As chair of a non-profit technology association -- known as the AeA ( www.aeanet.org ) -- I am leading a local effort to educate high tech executives & future decision makers on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. As you might be aware, the AeA markets itself as the largest association of high-tech companies in the United States – with about 2,300 companies – representing all segments of the industry and 1.8

STEAM Carnival's Education Combines Robots, Lasers, Cotton Candy

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What do you get when you cross science and technology education with a carnival? The new project--launched on Kickstarter today--seeks to inspire young inventors in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through its circus-themed, high tech amusement event.

Two Bit Circus Sets STEAM Carnival Dates

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Los Angeles-based high tech education and amusement company Two Bit Circus , which was founded by Brent Bushnell, said it has set the date for its S.T.E.A.M. twobit circus steam carnival high tech education learning kickstarter

Xconomy Announces Channel Focused on the Future of Education

Xconomy

Since its inception more than nine years ago, Xconomy has focused its coverage on the business of high technology—across information technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy, robotics, and much more. But underlying all that, in a sense, is education.

Two Bit Circus Gets $6.5M To Take STEAM Carnival National

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The company--best known for its production of the STEAM Carnival, an carnival-themed event which features high tech games but provides science and technology learning opportunities for kids--said the new funding will be used to expand STEAM Carnival into a national brand. techstars capital venture stem education carnival steam twobitcircusLos Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the producer of STEM-related, experiential entertainment led by Brent Bushnell, has raised $6.5M

Dassault Systemes Pilots New 3D Design Fellowship At UC Irvine

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According to Dassault Systemes, the new effort is aimed at training the next generation of engineers with the skills most in-demand by aerospace, high-tech and transportation industries, and is being run by STEM education group Base 11. dassault systemes design fellowship stem education training program irvine universityThe Dassault Systemes U.S.

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AeA GREEN initiatives.in the press.

AeA Los Angeles Council

Chris Hansen, AeA’s new President & CEO, has got his finger on the pulse of the high tech community. “One of the biggest challenges facing the high-tech industry today is the increasing number of environmental bills & regulations at every level of government that have proliferated across the country, imposing costly and burdensome requirements on manufacturers, “ said Mr. Hansen.

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USC Viterbi Launches Startup Accelerator

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startup accelerator incubator education school incubate business entrepreneurAdd another startup accelerator to the growing list of Southern California startup accelerators: this time, from the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

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White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

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The White House said that the effort in Los Angele is being led by a regional consortium called the Los Angeles High Impact Information Technology, Entertainment-Entrepreneurship, and Communication Hubs (LA HI-TECH) , which is working at helping 4,000 high school and community college students to acquire the skills needed for education and employment in the high tech sector.

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program

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Ventura County, despite a wealth of high tech companies, does not have a major engineering program. ventura county college engineering education employer

Global Village Concerns Gets Debt Funding For E-commerce Platform

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The funding came from Agility Capital, a provider of venture debt to startups and other high tech companies. global village concerns venture debt funding startup ecommerce school branding education San Diego-based Global Village Concerns , which provides an online service which helps school with their branding and marketing--via online e-commerce shops with branded merchandise and gear--has raised ar round of debt funding. Size of the funding was not announced.

CLU's Gerhard Apfelthaler: What I Learned In 2014

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As an educator, I am looking forward to innovations in online learning. gerhard apfelthaler education incubator

UCI School of Medicine Adopts Google Glass

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In what the school says is the first move by a medical school to adopt Google Glass into its curriculum, the UC Irvine School of Medicine said Wednesday that it will integrate use of Google Glass into its four year curriculum, using the high tech specs as part of everything from first and second year anatomy classes to third and fourth year hospital rotations. irvine university california medical school education technology lifescience health surgery

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Can Innovation Save Us?

Xconomy

Better edtech, perhaps in the form of next-generation MOOCs and other online training, might help people beset by the skills gap enter the high-tech workforce, which might help to slow rising inequality.

Xconomy is Growing: We Need Great Salespeople in SF, Texas, and NY

Xconomy

And over this time, we have cultivated a reputation for outstanding news coverage and events across high-tech business sectors—from information technology to life sciences and beyond. cybersecurity, and education, joining seven existing areas of special focus.

Two Bit Circus Targets San Francisco With STEAM Carnival in November

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Bushnell's company has created a wide range of high tech games, interactive installations, and more which combine the circus atmosphere with educational content, all geared towards inspiring kids around areas of science and technology. Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the startup led by Brent Bushnell helping to inspire kids around science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), said this week that it is planning to bring its STEAM Carnival to San Francisco.

TaskUs Takes $15M In Funding

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The startup outsources all kinds of of the back office tasks required by high tech companies like Savings.com, Expensify, Groupon, Uber, Tinder, and many others. Maddock starteed the company b ack in 2008 , after figuring out that he could tap a well educated, English fluent workforce in the Philippines for those tasks.

EvoNexus Open House

SoCal Tech Calendar

EvoNexus is an incubator for early stage high tech companies in the San Diego area. The brainchild of San Diego high tech industry group, CommNexus, EvoNexus provides mentoring, education, facilities, utilities, and other services for start-up companies before they have achieved sustainability through revenues or private funding. Friday, May 21, 2010 -- EvoNexus Open House. Overview of EvoNexus application process and facility tour.

Insights and Opinions: Founder Restricted Stock 101

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With our Insights and Opinions section on socalTECH, we're trying to help the startup and high tech community, including including hints, tips, and other education on the world of high tech startups.

CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hall of Fame brings together San Diego's biotech and high tech leaders and educators to honor individuals who have achieved distinction in their career for founding, leading or advancing a San Diego technology-based or life sciences business or organization. Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

General Assembly Raises $35M In Funding Round

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The new funding was led by Institutional Venture Partners, and also included GSV Capital, Rethink Education, Maveron, and Western Technology Investment. General Assembly has become one of a number of resources for Silicon Beach''s growing technology community to learn and improve their skills across a number of areas relevant to startups and other high tech businesses here.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

Xconomy

With the Republican National Convention behind us and the Democratic convention in full swing, it seems like a good moment to ask how a Donald Trump presidency or a Hillary Clinton presidency might affect the prospects for high-tech entrepreneurship and business growth in the United States. Or maybe it’s healthier in the long run when the government imposes more progressive taxation and puts the funds into education, social programs, and R&D.

8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists?

Learning is Fun with Two Bit Circus’ STEAM Carnival

Tech Zulu Event

Geeks, Tinkerers, Intellectuals and Nerds of all ages, we are delighted to present to you, Two Bit Circus and their highly anticipated S.T.E.A.M. Carnival, to be presented by Two Bit Circus is to be a traveling high-tech amusement event that will visit select cities in the U.S.

CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hall of Fame brings together San Diegos biotech and high tech leaders and educators to honor individuals who have achieved distinction in their career for founding, leading or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology-based business or organization. Thursday, April 22, 2010 -- CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Join CONNECT for our prestigious Hall of Fame Luncheon honoring computer software pioneer and philanthropist Peter Preuss.

Putting Tom Perkins Comments into Context

Both Sides of the Table

He just had his Mitt Romney moment and his name will forever be etched in the collective consciousness of the tech community for this terribly insensitive and tone deaf letter to the Wall Street Journal. In tech circles one refers to the firm as either Kleiner Perkins, KP or Kleiner.

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What Mattered in 2012: Paul Bricault, Amplify LA

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For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. See more insights from the Southern California high tech community in our continued series this whole week!

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Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

She spent the last 23 of those years directing the office, along the way becoming a pillar at MIT and in the tech transfer community nationwide. Nelsen is now a consultant on tech transfer and entrepreneurship issues, and she is also serving on the boards of companies and nonprofits, according to her LinkedIn profile. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

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Provisional Protection - Most US high-tech companies begin the utility patent process by filing a provisional patent application. In order to internally draft your claims, you must educate yourself as to which prior art to include (and exclude) in your patent application.

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Insights and Opinions: Why Silicon Beach Is Flourishing

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Albeit the second fiddle to its well known uncle up north, Silicon Valley with a number of high-tech success stories to lay claim such as Google, Paypal, and Logitech, the Silicon Beach market is a fervor of action from all sides of the start up equation.

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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For instance, in a crowded market, a highly differentiated one-liner might make the difference between a startup generating meaningful investor discussions and languishing in obscurity. Yammer for Education) & explanatory (e.g., Is One Line Enough?