Cleantech Open Receives Grant From Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

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The Cleantech Open , the Los Angeles-based effort which is helping clean technology startups with acceleration, support resources, and more--run by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)--is one of a number of organizations which have received part of a $1 million grant total from the Wells Fargo Foundation. cleantech open clean green wells fargo wellsfargo accelerator incubator award grant nonprofit startup

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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A few weeks ago, the University of Southern California announced a new startup incubator, the Viterbi Startup Garage ([link] backed by such notable investors as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the United Talent Agency. How did the incubator come about?

StartEngine Launches Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which was launched back in 2013 as a startup incubator, has pivoted its model, and has become an online equity crowdfunding platform called StartEngine Crowdfunding. According to StartEngine--which continues to be led by Ron Miller and Howard Marks--it is initially offering up the ability to invest in two companies, Santa Monica-based mobile games publisher XREAL, and Phoenix-based alternative automobile developer Elio Motors.

InvestCloud Launching Fintech Incubator In London

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Los Angeles-based cloud-based financial tools developer InvestCloud says it is launching a new, fintech startup incubator in London, at its European headquarters. According to InvestCloud, it will open up a new "Innovation Center" which will offer both startups and established financial firms to deliver wealth management software supported by its platform. investcloud fintech incubator london international startup business

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

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I recently did a post for startups on understanding sales people. A few people have asked me to try and define the perfect startup organization chart. But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. Let’s start with the basics.

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How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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Stuart Frost is head of Frost Venture Partners (www.frostvp.com), and the founder of DatAllegro, which he started in Orange County and eventually sold to Microsoft for $275M in 2008. he's been spinning out of his incubator. What's the idea behind the incubator?

O Labs Launched To Incubate, Accelerate Enterprise Software In LA

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O Labs said its first portfolio company is Versus, which is developing a platform for legal, real-money video game tournaments. olabs manatt accelerator incubator originate hale boggs keyvan peymani jeff scheinrock enterprise software startup O-Labs , new Los Angeles-based accelerator/incuabtor has launched today, create as joint venture of Originate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and ICM Partners.

Predixion Software Updates Platform

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software headed by Simon Arkell, said Wednesday that it has updated its platform. The firm is one of the companies to come out of Frost Venture Partners, the big data startup incubator headed by Stuart Frost.

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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So you have a startup idea, perhaps some level of execution or traction, but you or your co-founders are doing it blind; you trudge along with a little advice or knowledge you’ve picked up in torrented audio books after finally having made that decision to quit the 9-5.

Paul Kim | Alpha Trainer, Fitness, & LA Tech

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He created the Alpha Trainer, fitness app with an extensive customizable training program and was released on both the iOS and Android platforms earlier this May. We caught up with Paul to see his views on LA tech, fitness, and his Alpha Trainer app. So how did Alpha Trainer all start?

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

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One of the big advantages of starting up a new company in the region in recent years has been a large number of startup accelerators, who have been driving a lot of the new startups in the area. Do you make an investment in those startups?

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Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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What’s your role in the Coachella Valley area startup ecosystem? Hank: I am the CEO and founder of Seco Sys , which is a platform that allows water agencies, customers, and water related services to concurrently engage in water conservation at all water use endpoints.

Approved Opens for Business with $1M and Digital Mortgage Platform

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Following a six-month trial of its digital mortgage platform, San Diego-based Approved has officially launched its Web-based software for home loan applications. In a recent statement , the 20-month-old startup also said it has raised $1 million in what co-founder and CEO Andy Taylor calls a “pre-seed round.” “Our Sadhal and Taylor (pictured above) founded Approved in August 2015, and moved into the San Diego tech incubator.

Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class

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The Walt Disney Company announced the names of the companies in its second, startup accelerator program it runs out of Burbank, with the help of Techstars. According to Disney, the second class of the Disney Accelerator includes ten startups, who will participate in a three month mentorship and investment program. The program runs until October 6th, when Disney will have a Demo Day for the startups.

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Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Thinking about applying to or ever wondered what its like taking part of an accelerator or incubation program? Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences.

New Competition Looks For Startups Combating Climate Change

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A new, startup competition, called the California Climate Cup --run by te Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)--says it is looking to identify the most promising startups, globally, who are working on innovations for megacities for zero emission transportation and clean energy. The new competition will offer up cash prizes and an opportunity to pitch those startups to investors.

Bedloo: Find The Answers In Life | Founder Interview, Startup Life & LA Tech

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Bedloo is a social media voting platform for those who want to find the right answer in life. TechZulu catches up with one of the co-founders of Bedloo, Vincent Plummer, and talks to us about social media, startups, and Bedloo. Since Bedloo is a social media voting platform.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: One of the most prominent figures from their firm, Mark Suster t, runs a blog startups follow religiously. Incubator: Amplify LA. Fun Fact: Get on the Startups Uncensored mailing list.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Thinking about applying to or ever wondered what its like taking part of an accelerator or incubation program? Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences.

LA VR Startup Rodin Heads To Techstars Boulder

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Los Angeles-based Rodin , a virtual reality software tools developer founded by Taron Lizagub, Albert Poghosyan and Aram Avetisyan, has been selected as part of the Techstars Boulder startup accelerator, according to Techstars Boulder today. Rodin says is it building an engine that enables developers to create VR apps using just Javascript and deploy those apps to all major VR platforms in a single click.

StartEngine Launches New Class of 14 Startups

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Los Angeles startup accelerator StartEngine has launched its third class, a new batch of fourteen startups which have set up shop in the incubator's Westwood Village space under the watchful eyes of Activision co-founder Howard Marks and investor Paul Kessler. startengine launch startups software accelerator incubator

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Why The LA Dodgers Accelerator Is Combining Sports, Investment and Startups

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As we came in, and started looking at opportunities the Dodgers had in front of them, they saw many great, smart, innovative young companies approaching us. It ended up being a pretty interesting opportunity, where we could create value not just for us, but industry-wide.

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Why Warner Bros. Is Tapping Into The World Of Technology Startups

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If you''re a large, Hollywood studio, how do you tap into the energy and ideas of the startup community? We caught up with Debra Baker , Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at Warner Bros., Debra Baker: We started this program last year.

Traveling Geeks meet French Incubators at Paris Development Agency

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Today the Traveling Geeks saw presentations from 11 interesting startups at French incubator, the Paris Development Agency. The other promising startups included: Zoomorama - a zooming application that digs into the details of a site, increasing engagement and conversion rates.

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. Beat 70 Start-ups.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We have a line up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012. His passion has always been working with startups.

FatCloud Accelerates.NET Application Development, Backed by Elevator Labs

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FatCloud , a new startup developing a.NET-focused, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) development platform, said today that it has launched it services, helping developers to deliver their.NET applications. The new company is headed by Ian Miller, and is backed by startup incubator Elevator Labs. Miller has previously served at such companies as IBM, Platform Computing, Cray Inc., fatcloud elevator labs paas software platform dotnet microsoft

JumpStartFund Launches First Ever Crowd-Powered Portal For Startups

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a crowd-powered platform that gives accredited investors access to exclusive deal flow and technology transfer opportunities has launched in beta its crowd-powered portal for startups, JumpStartFund. How its online incubation works. El Segundo, CA based JumpStarter Inc.,

SAM Precellerator Set Demo Day For Sixth Class

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The Precellerator Program , the startup accelerator run by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, has set the demo day for its sixth class, saying that Animate Objects , RentSpree , Tapp That App , and Swoppit will show off their companies to investors and other entrepreneurs. Aimate Objects develops augmented and virtual reality platforms; RentSpree provides apartment search services; Tapp That App is a social discovery platform; and Swoppit is a fashion marketplace for Generation Z women.

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The $100K Startup? Changes in VC Land?

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I've been reading or hearing quite a bit about how startups these days don't take nearly as much capital to create as they used to. In this post RWW talks about some of the new kind of approaches to funding: Y Combinator is creating tech companies with a tiny (10-20K) seed investment; Charles River Ventures started a Quick start program; Jeff Clavier launched a 12M fund for tech startups. Where does a start-up go for $150K - $300K to prove that out.

Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. We caught up with Mike last week to hear from him why he thinks Science has managed to get some good success out of its companies, the importance of having a multi-year outlook for any startup, especially an early one, and the most important traits he thinks entrepreneurs need.

Data Elite | First Venture Lab for Big Data Launched by Andreessen Horowitz, Formation8, Ron Conway & Others

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Venture lab & early stage fund for big data startups and scientists. Data Elite launches at a time when most needed as most big data companies lack the much required funding and incubation. Limited big data funding & incubation.

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Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

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Los Angeles-based mobile credit startup Float , which is developing an iOS app to provide credit to consumers, has been selected as part of the commerce-focused startup accelerator Commerce.Innovated.

Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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The Los Angeles area has seen a surge in the last month in companies and organizations looking to bolster entrepreneurial activity and startups in Southern California. Joining that surge last week in startup activity was Science, Inc. We were up and running in November.

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. Portfolium is based in EvoNexus, which said this newest funding brings the total raised by its startups to $573M. portfolium seed funding academic venture capital evonexus accelerator incubator school education portfolio