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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. The group's members include many member of the Tech Coast Angels, and has a goal of making Southern California, and particularly Orange County, a more vibrant environment for tech startups. It looks to be startup accelerators.

President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit


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.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond.

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FarFaria, Target Southern California Teachers


Mobile children''s story app developer FarFaria and online parenting and education site are targeting the Southern California market, with an offer to provide 10,000 local teachers with a year of access to FarFaria''s storytime application. is backed by Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. farfaria education southern california teachers teaching mobile books iphone

USC, New York Times Partner On Online Education Courses


The University of Southern California and the New York Times said this week that the two are partnering to provide online, continuing education courses this fall, across seven different study areas. The NYTimes has been running its educational efforts since September of 2007. nytimes university school courses education learning online california southern times york

USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects


In a bid to help research from the University of Southern California reach the market, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday afternoon that it is awarding $439,000 in gap funding to seven projects from USC, which have a high potential to spin out of the school. stevens institute venture capital funding commercialization research southern california education

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So Cal Linux Expo

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Friday, February 20, 2009 -- So Cal Linux Expo. The 7th Annual So Cal Linux Expo. The depth and breadth of its audience is expanding, so the Expo will add additional speaker tracks to expand the educational opportunities for guests of all experience levels. Because interest in Open Source Software is steadily growing, attendance at SCALE continues to also grow.

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal


In what is a fairly unusual move, last week, Tradesparq (, a Chinese startup in the area of B2B trade information, said it was planning on setting up its operations here in Southern California, as part of an expansion and scaling of the company.

Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

Report: Tops $70M In Annual Revenues


Ojai, California-based , the online education site providing online training on a variety of software, ranging from PhotoShop to AutoCAD and much more which was founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, is now topping $70M in annual revenues, according to reports.

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. All in all, the event served as a great informational resource and networking opportunity for educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students alike. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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Southern California Goes Back To School: Five Education Startups


Last night, we (and the entire rest of the tent) spied Olivia Palermo working her publicity magic on the gawkers. She is actually much shorter and slighter than I thought, pretty tiny. Whose shoes do you think she was wearing? She’s been a prominent fixture at most of the shows.

Soon-Shiong Endows Chair At USC Viterbi


Patrick Soon-Shiong , the billionaire founder of Abraxis Bioscience, has made a "multi-million" dollar donation to the University of Southern California , to endow a new chair at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

USC: $380M Raised In Last 3 Years By USC Spinouts


A new study compiled by the University of Southern California tallies up $380M raised in capital by USC spinouts in the last three years, and a 15 year total of $800M raised by 39 startups with roots at the school.

Revolutionizing Music Education

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Revolutionizing Music Education With Chromatik. Digital education startup Chromatik has made a strong debut in Southern California with its unique approach to learning, practicing, and performing music. Huge Los Angeles. See [link] (more

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship


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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2tor Finds $32.5M


New York-based 2tor , the online education startup which powers online degree programs from the University of Southern California (USC) and others, has raised $32.5M 2tor venture capital funding education degree startupin a Series C funding. Greg Martin, of Los Angeles-based Archer Venture Capital, sits on 2tor's board. The funding came from Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, and CityLight. 2tor also has operations near USC.

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Friday Video: Storybots' Letter N


What do get when you combine the creative sensibilities of JibJab with children's educational content? More video from Southern California's startup in our new video section. hollywood jibjab content video educational lettern storybots

Larry Ellison To Keynote USC Commencement


Larry Ellison , the founder and Chairman of Oracle , has been named the speaker for the University of Southern California commencement, the school said on Thursday. larry ellison oracle founder university college commencement address education southern california

How Deepak Chopra Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Your Health


In a study by the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, researchers found that initial outcomes were positive in treating combat-related PTSD through exposure therapy using VR.

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2tor Gets $26M More


Online higher education startup 2tor , which has offices in Los Angeles and a prominent deal with the University of Southern California, said this morning that it has raised $26M in a Series D funding round. 2tor develops online, college education degree programs, including a major deal with two of USC's schools to provide online degrees. 2tor education online university college degree program

Southern California Firms Make Inc. 500


A number of Southern California technology firms have nabbed top spots in the annual Inc. San Diego-based MedVantx ranked at number 13 on the list; Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal was 39; San Diego-based BridgePoint Education was 50; Santa Monica-based International Checkout ranked at 61; Torrance-based Flipswap at 81; and Irvine-based ClinAssure was at 85. A number of other technology firms throughout Southern California were ranked elsewhere in the top 500.

USC Marshall Launches Online MBA Program


marshall business school online program education educational university southern california The USC Marshall School of Business said Monday that it is launching itself into the online world, with a new, online MBA program. USC said the new program will focus on emerging online business topics such as internet analytics, social media, virtual teams, and entrepreneurial thinking.

2tor Gets $10M Line Of Credit


2tor , the provider of online, graduate program and courses which has strong links to the University of Southern California , has scored a $10M revolving line of credit, the firm said today. The firm runs the MAT@USC and MSW@USC programs, which allows people to receive their Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, and their Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California School of Social Work, online.'s Growth Trajectory: Revenues Doubled In Last 3 Years

socalTECH has been one of the best kept secrets in Southern California's startup community, well known in its industry but practically unknown otherwise. lynda video education venture capital content

Join the global ‘Hour of Code’ in December

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The non-profit, is partnering with Computer Science Education week to lead a massive effort to raise awareness around computer science education this December.

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GoPro, USC Film School In Major Content Partnership


Action camera maker GoPro said late Thursday that it has partnered with the University of Southern California , and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, to bolster its content efforts--and maybe help the company recruit talented students to work for the company. gopro content partnership movie video student school camera action sports university southern california education

2tor Lands $750K


2tor is powering online degree programs from universities, including the University of Southern California, and has operations in Los Angeles. universities university education degree online capital venture 2torNew York-based 2tor , a startup which helps universities develop online degree programs, has just raised $750,000 in additional funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday.

Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition


Last week, the University of Southern California 's Viterbi School of Engineering announced that it had established a new, business plan competition, the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition ([link] specifically aimed at students in the engineering school.

upStart.LA Merges With Cross Campus


Los Angeles business accelerator program upStart.LA , one of numerous startup acceleration and incubation efforts to start in the last year in Southern California, is merging with a startup in Santa Monica, Cross Campus.

Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association (SCMJ) conference on Essentials of Entrepreneurship

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 -- Southern California Monte Jade (SCMJ) Fast-Pitch Competition. Formatted as a pitch competition, this is an educational opportunity to learn how to profile an enterprise and deliver a concise, effective pitch. This event is an exciting opportunity to see the new businesses, representing various technologies and ideas that are springing up in Los Angeles.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


According to a recent Forbes article , UC Santa Barbara''s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of Wharton), as well Harvard, Northwestern and even its acclaimed southern neighbor, the University of Southern California.

Digital Family Reunion | Make New Friends, But Keep The Old

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Jason Calacanis coined the SoCal scene the “Digital Coast,” and Brad Nye brought everyone together at his notorious VIC events (Venice Interactive Community). Five years ago Nye from the so-called “1.0

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USC Taps Techie Nikias As President


The University of Southern California is tapping C. Tags: university southern california electrical engineer engineering education Max Nikias, currently Executive Vice President and Provost of the school--and former Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering--as a replacement for outgoing President Steven B. Sample, the school announced this morning. Nikias has a Ph.D.

USC Students Aim To Launch Rocket Into Space, Promote STEM

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Students at the University of Southern California , as well as fellow students from area community colleges, said they are looking to launch a rocket into space--and help further STEM education--through its USC Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL). rocket propulsion stem base11 education school

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


Amir Banifatemi: K5Launch supports our larger vision, the K5 initiative, which was promoted last year to provide a more stable and vibrant community of entrepreneurship in Southern California, but mostly Orange County.

Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration


The accelerator is one of nearly a dozen startup accelerators in some stage of formation in the Southern California region to emerge in recent months. Marks said that Start Engine will accept thirty startups per session, which will receive office space, legal counse, optional inestment, and opportunity to participate in weekly dinners, educational semiconductors, mentoring, and more.

Reflections on 2016: Grant Hosford, codeSpark


This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. We've been fortunate to have a few big positive moments as a company but what really defines our success so far is a relentless focus on moving toward key goals each week and month. reflect2016 programming learning school education reflections 2016 codespark hosford grant

USC Plans Cyber Security Degree


According to the school, the new Master''s will be available both traditionally, as well as through Viterbi''s online education efforts. viterbi school engineering southern california degree security cybersecurity software The USC Viterbi SChool of Engineering said this week that it is launching a new, Master''s program in Cyber Security, focusing on preparing students for administering environments with a requirement for a high level of information security.

2011 Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference

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The Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) has strived for over a quarter century to extend the school’s mission of “educating leaders who make a difference in the world” to Southern California through the Business Growth Conference. The 2011 Business Growth Conference is truly the best place to network with the leaders of Southern California, learn new ideas to take your enterprise to the next level, and even help make the world a better place.