Poizner Updates Plan for Alliance on Southern California Innovation


After launching a study to identify how tech hubs work, the leader of a nonprofit consortium created to boost Southern California’s startup ecosystem says he is focusing on three initiatives to supercharge the seven-county SoCal region as a hotbed for innovation. Poizner, 60, a serial tech entrepreneur and former state insurance commissioner, unveiled the alliance in June, saying.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs. 5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. The great NorCal vs. SoCal debate is a longstanding, undeniable rivalry between the stereotypical surfer dudes of the south and environmental geeks to the north.

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Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch


This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task.

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups


Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art.

Three SoCal Firms Top National Entrepreneur of the Year List


Three, Southern California companies have topped the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in three different categories. ernst young entrepreneur year award masimo mobilitie blizzard

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013


There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders


C-Suite Quarterly has identified the top leaders in Southern California's technology industry, and is honoring them Wednesday evening at an event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

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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CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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Together they envisioned a Match.com type of site for entrepreneurs to find each other and make things happen. They took the “Match.com for entrepreneurs” model literally and hired the former CTO of Match.com to create the algorithms to help predict and recommend matches.

Los Angeles Startup Events


I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me. So, if you happen to read this and want to meet me, just reach out directly.

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation


Steve Poizner is a serial tech entrepreneur and was formerly California Insurance Commissioner, and recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a nonprofit which has gathered together an impressive list of research universities, technology leaders, and others to help boost the profile of Southern California in the technology industry. I did that for a couple of years, which got me and my wife down to SoCal.

Southern California Entrepreneurs Eye London's Tech City


A group of Southern California businesses are attending the Entrepreneurs Festival taking place in Tech City UK , looking to potentially set up shop and foster business partnerships in London. city tech california southern london

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem. We met at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s Robotic Embedded Research Laboratory where Harsh is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. So should we be standing up right now?

Report: Southern California Startups Focus More On M&A, Profit


A new report, issued by Silicon Valley Bank over the last week, has found that Southern California startups are far more focused on being acquired than on IPOs, and also on making profits, compared with most startups. The SoCal Startup Outlook compared the responses of entrepeneurs from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, versus the views of a total of nearly 950 entrepreneurs across the U.S., southern california angeles startup outlook report

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

From the Venture Trenches

Over the past several years there have been a plethora of incubators and accelerators springing up all over southern California and particularly on the west side of Los Angeles. SoCal Tech.

Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC


Ryan Blair is a bit of an interesting entrepreneur: he came out of the most unlikely of family backgrounds--he grew up in poverty, and ended up in a gang and with the wrong crowd (arrested 10 times), but managed to turn his life around thanks to a mentor, and became a technology entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, with his first big success being Los Angeles-based broadband provider SkyPipeline. So, now, as a VC, I swore I'd never treat entrepreneurs like those VCs treated me.

Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal


Private equity investment firm Blackstone said Friday that it is expanding its university entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad , to Southern California. blackstone launchpad student entrepreneurship program ucla southern california entrepreneur startup business

Southern California Tech Central


I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

socalTECH: Nominate The 100 Up-And-Comers In Southern California's Tech Industry


Who are the top 100 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California''s technology industry? socaltech socaltech100 awards entrepreneurs startups We''re looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. ” Residents of Northern California (everyone north of Bakersfield) don’t understand how we do it, constantly touting Palo Alto’s tech scene. Iraq a hard place to work, is not SoCal. socaltech socal socalcto

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


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. California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer


That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical. an incubator in Singapore, and we do a dozen or so investments a year. For California investments in general, the funding has kicked up pretty remarkaably.

socalTECH 50: Who are Southern California's Tech Up and Comers?


A couple of weeks ago, we announced the socalTECH 50 --our attempt to identify Southern California''s technology industry up-and-comers, the people most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way.

SoCal's Big New Crop Of Venture Investors And Funds


Are you an entrepreneur, looking for capital here in Southern California? It's turning out to be a great time for entrepreneurs looking for funding in the region, with not only high profile exits of such companies as Snap Inc., so far in investments.

Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them


Entrepreneurs typically embrace celebrity investments, while most sophisticated investors prefer to avoid famous entertainment or sports personalities on the cap table. The post Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them appeared first on John Greathouse

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal


In what is a fairly unusual move, last week, Tradesparq (www.tradesparq.com), 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.

Uniting and Empowering Local Entrepreneurs

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Being an entrepreneur is scary. That’s what Kevin’s conference, Silicon Beach Fest (SBF), did for Los Angeles entrepreneurs. SBF is for entrepreneurs uniting and getting the answers they need so that they are no longer in the dark making lone ranger decisions.

Web 1.0 Entrepreneurs: we are roadkill unless we learn to run as fast as today’s founders.

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The emails were so tailored, that many merchants called back to thank them for the personal attention. But so many companies are being launched so fast that probability tells you that there will be major winners. One of my friends, an Overture veteran and successful entrepreneur, raised the objection that these are all little “lightweight” apps and sites. New companies are being created at stunning speed by today’s founders.

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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Big crowd of entrepreneurs, professors, students, and established professionals. All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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Survey: SoCal Startups Optimistic Even As Venture Capital Tightens


A new survey, released this week by Silicon Valley Bank, finds that even as the availability of venture capital in Southern California is tightening, and lofty unicorn valuations are declining, startup entrepreneurs are still optimistic about the future of technology in the region.

Southern Californian, US Entrepreneurs Visit 10 Downing Street


Dressed in suits with questions and passports in hand, a delegation of over 15 US entrepreneurs and investors--including a number from Southern California--entered the seat of the British government at 10 Downing Street Thursday.