URB-E Rolls Out Zero Emissions Last Mile Delivery In Santa Monica

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Los Angeles-based clean transportation and delivery startup URB-E is rolling out a pilot of its technology in Santa Monica, to provide last mile, zero-emissions delivery services across the city, the company announced this morning. URB-E is one of the companies in the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). urbe last mile delivery cleantech santa monica bicycle ebike

AxleHire Plans Zero Emissions Delivery In Santa Monica

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A last-mile delivery company, AxleHire, says it plans to start offering up zero emissions delivery in Santa Monica, as part of Santa Monica's effort to create a voluntary zero emissions delivery zone in the city. axlehire zero emissions delivery vehicle santa monica cleantech

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TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica | Round 3

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to Santa Monica Silicon Beach area! A tour of some of the hottest Silicon Beach tech companies Santa Monica Edition. Where: Santa Monica, CA (Silicon Beach!). It’s like a bar crawl, but with startup/Accelerator/Incubator offices instead of bars. View TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica in a larger map. Santa Monica Parking Powered by ParkMe. Its time for Round 3!

Precellerator Opens Up Applications For New Class

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The Precellerator , the Santa Monica-based startup incubation and accelerator effort with ties to local technology law firm Stubbs, Alderton, and Markiles LLP, has opened up applications for its next class of startups, the accelerator said on Tuesday. precellerator startup applications early stage accelerator incubator angeles santa monica

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Cornerstone OnDemand Opens Up Incubator, Investment Fund

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources management software, is boosting its efforts to support the Los Angeles technology ecosystem, through the launch of its own incubator and investment fund. According to the company, it has launched the Cornerstone Innovation Fund , which will invest $250,000 to $1M in cloud-based startups, and will also offer up young companies space within its Santa Monica headquarters.

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund

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Apart from funding, Cornerstone will give startups a dedicated creative work at its Santa Monica HQ’s space, allow them to have direct access to its resident entreprenuer mentors or simply allow them to build their apps on the Cornerstone API. The post Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund appeared first on TechZulu.

Kitchens of the Future

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Santa Monica-based robotics incubator Wavemaker Labs is laser-focused on the future of the food industry

Science Inc. Adds Cladwell

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Santa Monica-headquartered startup incubator Science Inc. disclosed Aug. 30 it added Cincinnati, Ohio-based personalized closet management app Cladwell to its growing portfolio of startups

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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They have partnered with Cross Campus to bring education and offline matchmaking events to Santa Monica quarterly. CoFoundersLab has gained ground quickly creating partnerships with entrepreneurial programs at Ivy League universities, top incubators and accelerators, and investors. Business Entrepreneurship Startups Business Technology Center CoFoundersLab Cross Campus Kauffman Foundation Los Angeles Santa Monica Silicon Beach TechStars VC

Science Inc. Eyes New Venture Capital Fund

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Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc. The startup studio--which both incubates its own companies as well as works with startup founders to help accelerate their efforts--has backed such companies as Dollar Shave Club , DogVacay , FameBit , EventUp , August Home , Hello Society , Playhaven , and Superfly Labs. science venture capital investment startup incubator accelerator

Science Inc. Backs Heavy Sound Labs

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Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc. has backed a new company, looking to incubate startups from the music industry. heavy sound labs science venture capital music incubator accelerator content creativeAccording to Heavy Sound Labs , it is a music technology company looking for "today's next emerging stars" and helps them to develop themselves into creative entrepreneurs.

Science Launches Its Own SPAC

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Santa Monica-based Science, the startup studio led by Mike Jones and Peter Pham, has launched its own Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), called Science Strategic Acquisition Corp. pham peter jones michael incubator accelerator startup spac capital venture science scienceincAlpha (SSAA). According to Science Strategic Acquisition Corp.

HomeHero Launches Home Caregiver Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based technology incubator and studio Science --headed by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones--has launched a new startup in the Internet marketplace area, called HomeHero this morning. The Santa Monica-based startup is initially targeting the Los Angeles region with its services. care senior science scienceinc incubate incubator marketplace caregiver home homehero

Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator

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SVB and Mastercard said it selected six startups for its Commerce.Innovated virtual accelerator, which is aimed at helping commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses, including Santa Monica's Domuso , Santa Monica-based Earny , and Burbank-based Papaya. silicon valley bank commerce innovation accelerator startup incubator mastercard fintech financial software saas

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

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Well, perhaps it’s time to consider an incubator/accelerator program: Programs like Silicon Valleys’ Y Combinator which essentially put entrepreneurs through a 3+ month startup boot camp. Courtesy of upStart.LA , our very own local accelerator based out of Santa Monica, we were able to get some of these questions answered by some very real people.

Chewse Joins 500 Startups

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Silicon valley startup incubator program 500 Startups announced its latest batch of startups Wednesday, with a surprise: a local, Santa Monica firm among the fifth batch of companies being backed by the accelerator. 500 Startups said that Santa Monica-based Chewse , which is developing a marketplace for groups to easily order food together, has joined the accelerator, which invests between $25,00 and $250,000 in Internet startups, and helps them get funded and off the ground.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. TC Venture Capital business incubators venture capital Startup company Los AngelesThe Silicon Beach firm said that it will continue to invest in software and services startups and continue to focus on the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, it will invest in seed and pre-seed stage companies through MuckerLab, a new accelerator program.

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? The Santa Monica based startup accelerator, is inviting Los Angeles tech entrepreneurs for an evening of discussion highlighted by a panel of startup founders that have received funding from leading accelerators and incubators on Thursday, Nov. 10th from 7pm to 9pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (SMCA).

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.

Cross Campus Set To Launch In Downtown Location In April

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The coworking operator already has locations in Old Pasadena and Santa Monica. beach silicon downtown rental rent office temporary startup incubator coworking campus cross crosscampusCross Campus , the coworking space operator which is home to many of LA's startups, told its customers today that it is planning to open up a new location in Downtown LA starting in April. The company expanded into Old Pasadena a year ago.

Science Inc. Backed Juice Cleanse Maker Urban Remedy Raises $5M

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One of Santa Monica-based startup accelerator and studio Science Inc. ''s urban remedy juice cleanse venture capital urbanremedy cindy crawford scienceinc incubator accelerator s more unusual portfolio companies--organic juice cleanse maker Urban Remedy --has just raised $5M in a new funding, the company said today. Urban Remedy said it raised a $5M, Series A funding, which came from Venture51. Urban Remedy is based in Marin County, in San Rafael.

Science Snags Jason Rapp

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Santa Monica-based technology incubator and studio Science has added technology veteran Jason Rapp to its team. mahalo executive incubator accelerator science scienceinc Rapp was previously President and member of the board of Mahalo.com, the app and video content developer headed by Jason Calacanis. He also served at IAC Corporation, where he was CEO of Gifts.com and headed up mergers and acquisitions.

upStart.LA Merges With Cross Campus

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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. founder Dan Dato, the accelerator has merged with Cross Campus, a yet-to-be launched startup building a "collaborative workspace and education platform" in Santa Monica. cross campus upstart accelerator incubator merger acquisition

Precellerator Names Sixth Class

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Santa Monica-based The Preccelerator Program , which is run by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, has announced its sixth class, saying it has added five startups to its startup accelerator program. startup accelerator incubator animateobjects cashet rentspree class startups precellerator alderton stubbs

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Nimble Selected For Microsoft Accelerator

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Santa Monica-based CRM software developer Nimble has been selected to join Microsoft's startup accelerator in Seattle, the company said today, in a major move which will help tie Nimble into Microsoft's ecosystem. nimble microsoft accelerator startup msft incubator enterprise

io/LA Shuts Down

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Hollywood-based io/LA , the high tech and creative incubator and coworking space, has shut down, the first loss of one of Southern California's new crop of high tech gathering spaces. A number of companies which were located in io/LA have now moved to coworking space CrossCampus in Santa Monica, according to those companies. iola hollywood incubator accelerator coworking myspace

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? The Santa Monica based startup accelerator, is inviting Los Angeles tech entrepreneurs for an evening of discussion highlighted by a panel of startup founders that have received funding from leading accelerators and incubators on Thursday, Nov. 10th from 7pm to 9pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (SMCA).

MuckerLab Shows Off New Class Of Startups

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Santa Monica-based startup accelerator MuckerLab unveiled its latest class of startups yesterday at its Demo Day, showing off the third class of companies out of its program. demoday demo incubator capital venture software accelerator startup muckerlab

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HomeHero, Cedars-Sinai Link On Patient Transition Program

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Santa Monica-based HomeHero , the home care technology and services startup founded by Kyle Hill and Mike Townsend, has linked up with Cedars-Sinai to launch a new program called Safe Transition Home. homehero cedars sinai patient transition safety health healthcare lifescience techstars incubator accelerator

Launchpad LA Starts Accepting Fall 2013 Applications

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Launchpad LA offers up a $100,000 investment, free office space in Santa Monica, mentoring and access to resources, and much more to companies. launchpadla launchpad fall incubator accelerator investment seed Launchpad LA , one of the more high profile startup accelerators in Los Angeles, has opened up applications for its next class. The accelerator has been accepting applications since last week for its Class 6, which will run from mid-September to mid-January.

Future Acres Links Robotics With Plant Breeder Sun World International

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Santa Monica-based agricultural robotics startup Future Acres says it has signed a collaboration agreement with global plant variety breeder and genetics licensor Sun World International to further develop its proprietary technology, the company said this morning. Future Acres is backed by Wavemaker Partners, as well as its robotics and automation incubator, Wavemaker Labs.

LA Demo Day Crowd: The Good Times Are Back

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That seemed to be the mood running through the cloud at the more-than-sellout crowd at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica Thursday at the first LA Demo Day , organized by Docstoc's Jason Nazar. The demo day's keynote was by Bill Gross, the patron saint of startup incubators, who spoke about his experience at Idealab, the early days of such businesses as CarsDirect.com, and gave advice to the crowd on finding the right partners, testing startup ideas, hiring, and more.

Workast Finds $1.85M For Task Tracking Tools For Slack

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Santa Monica-based Workast , a developer of applications that run on the popular Slack chat platform, has raised $1.85M in a seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding was led by Greycroft Partners, and also included Spider Capital, Mucker Capital, and Dream Incubator. Workast is led by CEO Guillermo Gette. Workast's tools let teams track everything from large projects to daily tasks, down to personal to-do lists. READ MORE>>.

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Cal-X Stars To Present Startup Class

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Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator , a startup accelerator group which has been ramping up in Santa Monica, said Friday that it is planning to present its class of medtech companies in San Francisco as part of the Founder Club DEMO day. The incubator is headed by Howard Leonhardt, who is founder of one of the major companies in the Cal-X Stars Accelerator, Bioheart, a developer of technology which uses muscle stem cells to treat heart failure.

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SharesPost Hooks Up With NASDAQ On Private Shares Market

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SharesPost , the private company marketplace headed by Greg Brogger, which had been incubated and started in Santa Monica via Brighthouse, the startup incubator run by Brogger and Scott Painter, is in a joint venture with NASDA OMX , the two said this morning. sharespost private market nasdaq shares growth trading marketplace joint venture brighthouse incubator

Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Siemer Ventures is one of the backers of a new, Japanese mobile video entertainment startup, Breaker. The funding was led by Dram Incubator, Inc., Siemer Ventures has been an active investor in overseas companies, and even has its own, Singapore-based startup incubator , WaveMaker Labs.

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Wittlebee Launches, Headed by Sean Pervical, Backed by Science

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Sean Percival, best known for founding Los Angeles tech blog lalawag, in addition to his work as an executive at MySpace, has booted up a new effort--Santa Monica-based Wittlebee , a new, online subscription service for baby supplies. the digital business incubator/studio headed by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones. wittlebee sean pervical scienceinc science incubator ecommerce subscription

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

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It was standing room only at StartEngine 's Demo Day Wednesday afternoon, held at Santa Monica's Cross Campus , as the startup accelerator launched eight of its latest startups into the world, after a 90 day process of mentoring, honing their business model, and heads down development. startengine demoday demo accelerator incubator mentoring launch feature

Science Taps Peter Pham As Partner

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Santa Monica-based Science , the new startup creation and "technology studio" created by former Myspace CEO Mike Jones, said today that it has brought on Peter Pham as a Partner at the company. executive entrepreneur startup technology incubator myspace billshrink color pham peter science

Interview with Sam Teller, LaunchpadLA

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Sam Teller: Launchpad is an accelerator in Santa Monica. Last year, I joined up with Mark, and we raised a small fund and opened up an office in Santa Monica, one block from the beach. interview incubation incubate acceleration accelerator startup launchpadla teller

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Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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Science is looking to incubate its own set of companies, make investments, and otherwise work to create the next successful startups. I thought it would be interesting to raise a tranche of money, to have a platform where we could incubate our own concepts, work with the best entrepreneurs around, and build new businesses. It's different from making an investment, and it's also different from an incubator, in that it's a long term relationship.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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I moved to the Santa Monica office of Microsoft Consulting Service. There are lots of incubators here-- practically every school or municipality has some kind of incubator--but they don't have an accelerator. The incubator isn't really as focused, and sometime might be more focused on low cost space. We've also been working on a location, and we have some places identified in west LA, Santa Monica.

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Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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How is this different than accelerator or incubator? David Carter: There is a lot of misunderstanding on what an incubator is, and what an accelerator is. When I was at Amplify, we had a lot of people wondering what an accelerator was, and how we differentiated from an incubator. Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. I think what we''re doing here at Zuma is a piece of what happens in an incubator.