Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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I wanted to connect LA’s incredible entrepreneurs with the larger business community and with the resources of USC.”. Sellbot, an e-commerce platform for sellers made by USC graduates Michael and Payam Ahdoot, took home the grand prize of $25,000. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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President Obama To Honor USC Professor With Math, Science Award

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A University of Southern California professor with a specialty in robotics is one of eleven individuals being honored by President Obama next week, as part of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring are given each year to individuals who have mentored students studying science or engineering.

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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?

USC Stevens Appoints Two Directors

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The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation , the group at the University of Southern California run by Krisztina Holly, and which was kick started by a major donation from Sand Hill road venture capitalist and USC trustee Mark Stevens, said Wednesday that it has appointed two directors to the institute. Hull had previously been head of licensing efforts at USC's Health Sciences Campus.

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USC Stevens Taps VCs To Spur Spinouts

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USC Stevens Institute , the effort at the University of Southern California to spur innovation within the school, has tapped a number of venture capitalists to help guide a new mentorship and funding program, the institute said this morning. USC said that the program aims to identify the "most exciting and game-changing ideas imagined in the minds of USC researchers." Steven is a USC Trustee and General Partner at Sequoia; Klein is also a USC Trustee.

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USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects

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In a bid to help research from the University of Southern California reach the market, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday afternoon that it is awarding $439,000 in gap funding to seven projects from USC, which have a high potential to spin out of the school. USC Stevens said that the Ideas Empowered program was funded by James C.

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StartEngine Mentor Mixer and Downtown Grand Opening with Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 -- StartEngine Mentor Mixer and Downtown Grand Opening with Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz - 1/15/2013. A night to mix and mingle with mentors, founders, the Downtown L.A. Downtown LA is a major up-and-coming area for technology startups with easy access to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the new office is located only a few metro stops from Pasadena.

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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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It is built out of 5 years of research at USC. HV: I would also add one more thing — we have consulted with neuroscience professionals here at USC, and they have informed the development of behavioral science models that we have built into our platform. This was run out of USC?

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New Group Looks To Bridge Gap Between Research, Companies

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The new group, The Tech CEO Network , said it is looking to help bridge between the technology present at local schools like Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and other universities, and actual, viable companies. According to Koffler and Morris, the new group--which also includes a network of other members--is hoping to help bridge the gap between research projects, technology, and inventors and commercially viable companies, by connecting researchers with mentors, CEOs, and other resources.

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

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Entrepreneurship : Through working with their mentors, each team acted as a startup, conducting market research for their pitch presentations. Entrepreneurship Events Social News Startup Dave Siemer Eva Ho FOX entertainment Iridescent Karen Jashinsky Lucy Hood Technovations Challenge USC

Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo

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Trakfire : a platform that enables its community to curate the best music from emerging artists, the third company founded founded by 19 year old USC Iovine Young Academy sophomore Arjun Mehta.

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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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.

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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.

StartEngine Opening Up New Downtown Location

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StartEngine said the new office is a split-level loft, with access to such locations as the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and a few metro stops from Pasadena. StartEngine announced the new location in an invitation to an opening event January 15th for its mentors and companies. StartEngine , the startup accelerator founded by Howard Marks, the co-founder of Activision, is expanding, saying thta it is opening up a new location in downtown Los Angeles.

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Digest 5/30 – 6/5: Nant Health’s IPO, Loot Crate’s Series A, Snapchat Passes Twitter, RadPad FB’s App of the Year

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USC VITERBI Brings STEM to Underprivileged Students ( link ). JJ Abrams Drops by AMPLIFY for a Mentor Talk ( link ). Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. 06/07/2016. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hack for LA.

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The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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For example, Lookout is a mobile security company that was founded by three talented graduates of USC. Local mentors matter. I figured if we couldn’t fund every company locally we should at least embrace them as a community and show that we’re willing to mentor them whether they raise their money in town or not. Fund formation + local mentors + local talent = a shot at creating successes that drive the future job growth of our great cities.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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According to Pasadena-based green marketplace firm OnGreen , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), UC Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of Southern California (USC) scored a grant from the U.S.

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Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine

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The program is basically to take entrepreneurs, pair them with a mentor who is also an entrepreneur themselves, either a CEO or a CTO. It's structured so that they get funding, office space, all of the Internet resources, tools they need from mentors.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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And while none has yet had the lasting power of the much bigger NorCal successes I imagine his next moves will continue to be closely watched by those in the know and the countless younger LA entrepreneurs who count Rosenblatt as a mentor may leave an even more lasting impact.

Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

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One of the attributes of this prize, is that USC is going to also conduct a business plan preparation and entrepreneurship course for the students. Here, the mentors come and focus on what the innovators want to do.

CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

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Mike Tringe earned his BA in History and Science from Harvard, and his MFA in Film Production from USC. He’s worked as an English and Film teacher at the American School of Tangier, and has also assistant taught film production at USC.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Abrams, Jim Wiatt, and Zach James have presented at Amplify’s Wednesday evening mentor events. VSI2 enables student collaboration with partners, mentors, and startup visionaries to incubate the brightest young minds of today into tomorrow’s groundbreaking tech wizards.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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All of these new Digital LA activities reflects the energy and dynamic nature of LA's digital community, with thanks to our friends at TechZulu, PageWoo, StartEngine, Amplify, Launchpad, MuckerLab, io/LA, Cross Campus, ROC, startup CEOs, USC, UCLA, and many more!

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

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That technology is coming out of USC's biomedical department, which is part of its School of Engineering. At USC, there's probably five or six different touchpoints.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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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.

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. When you go to USC, you don’t need a job.

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How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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Since then, I have worked extensively with mentoring youth, and helping them figure out what's possible in terms of careers. Then, we found the most amazing data scientist, who was initially an advisor, who was the founder of the AI Journal, and was at NASA, and taught at Stanford and USC. Our CTO is from the USC Insitute of Creative Technologies.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Southern California companies are second to only Silicon Valley in raising venture capital , there are three major universities to recruit talent – UCLA, Caltech, and USC – and a thriving startup community to mingle with.

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Interview with Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud

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Both have been great mentors ever since. Fortunately, USC, where I was a student as, is really good about that, and gave me two years off as a leave of absence, and happily gave that to me.

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Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere. David Carter: I think the biggest thing startups need to do is find mentors that they can trust and learn from.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s Nitro.la , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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I was just at USC yesterday, and they''re really focused on great things in science in engineering. I''m pretty active in all of them as a mentor, and I''m at least a frequent visitors to all of the local accelerators.

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