Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. According to USC Marshall, it tallied up the numebr of startup companies with $1 billion valuations, as a measure of business activity, and found that Silicon Valley had 39 percent of Unicorns, followed by New York (9%), Beijing (6%), Los Angeles (5%), Boston (4%) and Shanghai (3%).

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Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Created by founder Toby Daniels , Social Media Week Los Angeles will focus this series of discussions around the theme of “Empowering Change Through Collaboration.” Monday: Los Angeles – The Social City. Why Los Angeles Is The Next Silicon Valley.

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The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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With unrivaled weather, a host of high-profile universities and unlimited array of daytime and nightlife entertainment, Los Angeles seems like a dreamland for young tech professionals and the companies hoping to employ their talents.

USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach

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USC has just thrown their hat into the ring of the flurry of startup activity happening in SoCal with the introduction of a new accelerator, the Viterbi Startup Garage. The post USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach appeared first on TechZulu.

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Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

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Los Angeles-based Alelo , which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies , to co-develop disruptive learning technology.

ARMORWAY Spins Out Of USC

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A new, Los Angeles startup, ARMORWAY , has spun out of the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation announced THursday. According to USC, ARMORWAY has been issued an exclusive license to commercialize software to intelligently plan randomized, security patrols for security agencies. USC said the startup is using "game theory", technology which calculates different offensive and defensive actions based on their complex costs and benefits.

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them.

USC Project Uses Tweets To Predict Oscars

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IBM , and the Los Angeles Times. Can you use Twitter to predict who is going to win the Academy Awards? That's the idea behind a project being run by the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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OnGreen Links With USC Stevens Institute

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Los Angeles-based OnGreen , the operator of an online marketplace for green technology and clean technology businesses and projects, said Thursday that it is in a marketing partnership with the University of Southern California's Stevens Institute for Innovation. According to OnGreen, which is headed by Nikhil Jain, USC's patented technologies for potential clean tech applications and commercialization will be listed on its website.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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If that’s news to you, here are eleven of Los Angles’ best and brightest. Fun Fact: Los Angeles heavy hitters J.J. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley.

USC Stevens Gives $498,700 To Six Projects

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In a bid to spur more startups out of the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday that it has awarded $498,700 to six research projects. The USC Stevens Institute--which was founded with significant funding from Mark Stevens, the venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital who is a USC alum--said the six projects were selected from 31 proposals, which were submitted in the summer of 2011.

USC LavaLab Demo Night [ LOS ANGELES ]

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“LavaLab, the University of Southern California’s product Incubator, admits the top 5% of design, business, and engineering minds to create innovative products over the course of a semester ”

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

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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.

Silicon Beach At USC | TZ Hooks You Up With 10 Free Tickets!

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USC’s Marshall School of Business and School of Cinematic Arts present Silicon Beach @USC : an event highlighting innovation, new ventures, partnerships and investment at the intersection of technology and digital content. Come join us for Silicon Beach @ USC! Silicon Beach @ USC. WHERE : Silicon Beach @ USC will be held at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center in the heart of the USC campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.

Soon-Shiong Endows Chair At USC Viterbi

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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 Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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The University of Southern California is reporting today that spinouts out of the school have raised $148m in the last two calendar years (2008-2009), and that there are now at least 24 USC spinouts currently in business.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Be Great Partners , a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA. Los Angeles is 3 rd in the global startup ecosystem, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley.

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From Nothing to Something with Howard Marks & Nanxi Liu

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The USC Entrepreneur Club and the Kairos Society brought Howard Marks , a successful entrepreneur and founder and CEO of StartEngine , on campus to speak about his past experiences. Marks continued to talk about his past and then talked about the startup landscape in Los Angeles.

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CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 -- CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles. The CleanWeb Hackathon will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time starting Friday Nov. LA's 2012 CleanWeb Hackathon will be hosted at the USC Campus Center Forum Nov. CleanWeb Hackathons are weekend programming competitions taking place in major cities around the globe.

CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 -- CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles. The CleanWeb Hackathon will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time starting Friday Nov. LA's 2012 CleanWeb Hackathon will be hosted at the USC Campus Center Forum Nov. CleanWeb Hackathons are weekend programming competitions taking place in major cities around the globe.

CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles

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Friday, November 16, 2012 -- CleanWeb Hackathon Los Angeles. The CleanWeb Hackathon will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time starting Friday Nov. LA's 2012 CleanWeb Hackathon will be hosted at the USC Campus Center Forum Nov. CleanWeb Hackathons are weekend programming competitions taking place in major cities around the globe.

LA Hacks: Making LA the Tech Hub of the World

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Los Angeles is the only place in the US with a collegiate hackathon, an event where programmers spend hours together programming and building, of that scale and the LA Hacks team from UCLA made sure it was awesome. When you think technology, you probably think Silicon Valley.

Wheelz Expands In Los Angeles

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Peer-to-peer car sharing service Wheelz has expanded into the Los Angeles, saying that it has added four college campuses in Los Angeles to its list of local schools where it lets students share their cars with others. According to Wheelz, it has added the Claremont Colleges, Loyola marymount, Caltech, and Occidental to its list of local schools, which already includes USC and UCLA.

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

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What''s the idea behind the incubator--which gives its startups $20,000 in capital, education, mentoring, working space, and more--and how is it tied to USC? They were interested in boosting companies coming out of USC. Why USC?

2U Adds Another Degree Program At USC

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Online education operator 2U , which has offices in Los Angeles, has added another degree program at the University of Southern California, the company said this week. 2U already runs a number of online degree programs for USC, which was one of its first customers. angeles university southern california online degree education school

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

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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.

Porter: Mobile Chores | The Constant Hustle and LA Tech, Interview with CEO Matt Lucido

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ML: I do mentor and advise a lot of young entrepreneurs, especially from USC since I went to that school. More important piece of advice, especially in Los Angeles because capital markets here is tighter than the ones in the bay area.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event. The City of Los Angeles is launching its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in LA.

SoCal Code Camp | Learn, Network, & Win Awesome Prizes!

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SoCal Code Camp is at it again, getting together an amazing pool of experts to speak in front of fellow developers and developers-in-training here in Los Angeles. The event runs for two days from November 9 th to 10 th on the USC campus.

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

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Chance Barnett , Crowdfunder (Los Angeles, crowdfunding). Allison Beal , StyleSaint (Los Angeles, fashion). James Borow and Clark Landry (shared position), SHIFT (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, advertising). Greg Cohn , Burner (Los Angeles, mobile app).

LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator

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The City of Los Angeles said this morning that it will be officially launching its Cleantech Incubator tomorrow, as it attempts to create a cluster of clean technology companies downtown. According to Mayor Villaraigosa, the effort is to help develop new businesses and create jobs in Los Angeles. city development economic startup business clean incubator cleantech angeles

Paving The Way For Future Women Entrepreneurs | Technovation LA Pitch Night

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At the Technovation Challenge LA Pitch Night hosted by Iridescent , we saw six teams of high school girls from various Los Angeles City Schools pitch a number of mobile app ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

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Holly is a well known figure in LA''s technology landscape, having most recently been Vice Provost for Innovation at USC; Holly also had spearheaded similar, innovation efforts at MIT. angeles entrepreneur residence innovation jobs government city garcetti mayor