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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


Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers


In an informal analysis of Apple and Google, looking to pick apart the culture of the two dominant tech firms, UCLA is identified as being among the top five universities of Google employees. student education students hiring employee angeles jobs employment ucla google


GoPro Links With UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television


Action camera maker GoPro said Tuesday that it has tied with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), to launch a program to provide students with GoPro cameras and accessories to create content, and where it will also provide guided workshops, education, and one-on-one mentorship to students. gopro ucla theater film television video editing content school education action camera


Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. Educating the next generation of media talent.

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."


UCLA Launches New Startup Incubator Space On Campus


The UCLA Anderson School of Management has launched a new, 10,000-square-foot startup accelerator space on campus, which it says is aimed at encouraging students, faculty, and alumni to create new businesses. The new Anderson Venture Accelerator , which is being located on one floor of the Rosenfeld Library at UCLA Anderson School of Management, can house up to 45 people, and includes conference rooms, a kitchen, and meeting spaces, according to the school.

UCLA To Tap Outside Board For Startup Deals


The group will tap a yet un-named group of outside experts to help technology startups coming out of UCLA to better navigate their way through commercialization efforts. innovation ucla technology xfer transfer education school growth entrepreneurship startup

Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology


San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU , a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. Qualcomm said the move would help it accelerate mobile innovation and help provide 24/7 access in education with its mobile tools. EmpoweredU''s flagship customer has been UCLA, letting around 1,000 UCLA faculty and students access course materials on their mobile phones and tablets.

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. Two Bit Circus combines engineering, education, and amusement to create physical marvels fueled by technology.

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction


To understand how one local company is making that transition, we talked with Los Angeles-based All About Addiction (, a company that grew out of Adi Jaffe's work at UCLA as a trained psychologist. How is this related to the work you were doing at UCLA?

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas


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. DOE, being managed by OnGreen, UCLA, USC, and Caltech. cleantech clean energy idea education startup student greentech green ongreen flow

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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. Before we were up, we started a buzz marketing campaign at UCLA on the theme of goats.

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StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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The program is based on a highly developed process created by entrepreneurial thought-leader and Ivy League educator Steve Blank , author of the book The Four Steps to the Epiphany.

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program


Traditionally, the county has seen lots of engineering students instead head either South to schools such as UCLA, USC, and Caltech, or farther north to UCSB. ventura county college engineering education employer

NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA


innovation center ucla viterbi caltech technology xfer transfer education school growth entrepreneurship startup The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) , and the University of California Los Angeles , the NSF said this morning.


Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design. What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? It looks to be startup accelerators.

Digest 5/23-30: Snapchat’s $1.8B Raise, March Capital’s $240M Fund, Victorious $25M Series B


Students & Educators — Win $25k in THE MAYOR’S CUP ( link ). UCLA ANDERSON Hosted a VR / VC Event. Congrats to UCLA Computer Science Grad JUSTINE BATEMAN ! **. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. Tuesday May 31. Hack for LA. Future of Transportation.


How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


We do none of our own events, none of our own education, and none of our own acceleration. Walter Grieves: We partnered with USC, UCLA, and Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Anderson, Annenberg Center, we have an internship program.

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. The app was mainly to educate people what was going on in the world. We were initially covering events like sports and arts festivals when we first launched a beta version of the WESAWIT app at UCLA.


Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN


Although people generally associate AR and Vr with gaming, we're actually growing into a lot of other areas, like healthcare, education, and the enterprise. We've been hiring from all of the top schools�Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, USC, Berkeley, UCLA ,and it has taken a combination of deep learning, machine learning, speech synthesis, linguistics, and psychology to come up with all of this.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber.

Local Clean Energy Business Plan Contest Awards $160,000


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. First Look West also said it provided $5,000 in a "Tansformational Idea Award" funded by Draper University, the entrepreneurial education program from venture capitalist Tim Draper.

City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone


CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) runs the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) , which connects such institutions as Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges, as well as K-20 students and educators.

Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep


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. Software is set to be transformative in the space of education.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. Don’t confuse this with a tour-de-force education on the finer details of how your company operations. You’re there to leave an impression – not to educate.

Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica

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It is important when the presenters come from a complex educational background that the content is curated in a digestable manner. The recent partnership with UCLA is what initially brought Mindshare to the Westside.

Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans


Educate us, and explain what's different about how you are handling ticket sales and how that's different from the many others out there? When I graduated from UCLA in 1999, I started working for an accounting firm.

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. Lucien’s goal is simple, to completely redesign education.

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World


I had worked along with some of these organization son the ground, who were employing people, providing microfinancing, education, and help. We went to junior high school and UCLA together. We were seniors at UCLA, and both of us in very different areas.

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games


Elizabeth Amini: My first company was in graphic design, and provide both graphics for the entertainment industry, but also buildling websites for UCLA and all kinds of places around science, astrophysics, and those types of departments.

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


Specifically, we look at digital media, healthcare IT, e-commerce, education technology and financial services. If you walk down the hallways of UCLA or USC, and ask them for the successful startups here, they can't name anyone.

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


When you think about it, working with the universities, it's not just talking with UCLA; it's talking with their engineering school, their medical school, their office of intellectual property.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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Alex serves on the Board of Directors for Logsdon School, a non-profit school providing educational services to students with special needs. Where: UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

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Aaron Hawkey: Cramster is an online study community, built around students and educational subjects. I was an electrical engineer, and had a tough time at UCLA getting access to resources I needed. Editor's note: Shai Reshef is the firm's angel investor, and sold his last company to educational firm Kaplan). Rob Angarita: We are also seeing new companies entering the online education space, and this is an opportunity to claim our stake.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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Almost all of the finalists were MBAs (Stanford x2, Wharton, Harvard x2, MIT, UCLA). I am a very big believer in education and especially higher education. This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.&#. I was reading Chris Dixon’s blog tonight.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event.

How Going Green Affects The Bottom Line

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The AeA is putting on an event 03/20/08 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm designed to educate & engage high technology companies on the existing & emerging issues in "going green." Hosted by the UCLA Sustainable Resouce Center, the panel will highlight stories of companies that have made their green initiatives translate into the concept of triple bottom line: Profits, Planet & People.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future


Healthcare is a really obvious vertical, where there is data inefficiency and a tremendous amount of opportunity, but there''s also education, human capital and talent. There''s Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd, UCLA.

Social Networking and Business Value


He has been an instructor in UCLA Extension for 9 years, and is a frequent contributor to various online publications. He was raised and educated in London. Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities.