Pasadena’s New Profile

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Academia, Fortune 500 companies and tech, aerospace, biotech and engineering businesses mix in Pasadena

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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One of those high profile neighborhoods here is Pasadena, home of Idealab, Caltech, OpenX, and many other high tech companies and institutions. We caught up with Andy Wilson , who is behind the effort, to hear about why he thinks Pasadena needs its own technology identity.

Pasadena Tech Happy Hour

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- Pasadena Tech Happy Hour. We are working to build a collaborative and engaged tech community in Pasadena to be inclusive of people who may not have easy access to more established tech hotspots.

NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena

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NASA is behind an event coming up in Pasadena on April 11, the International Space Apps Challenge , saying it is looking for participants in a "mass-collaboration" hackathon to develop apps both related to life on earth an in space. The challenge--which is run in 130 cities around the world--is being organized locally by Joe Brisbois, and is being held at the new Cross Campus Pasadena location. nasa space hackathon crosscampus pasadena software exploration

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world�all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936�Southern California's first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)--through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. We caught up with Mike Giardello , President of Innovate Pasadena, to chat about what's going on in Pasadena today. Why did you focus on getting co-working spaces to Pasadena first?

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Friday, October 26, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Monday, October 22, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Connect Week 2018 By Innovate Pasadena

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Friday, October 19, 2018 -- Innovate Pasadena's Connect Week 2018. Nnine full days of all things innovation! From AI to virtual reality demos to coding for both kids and adults, we have over 100 awesome events to choose from to help muster up your innovation savviness! See [link] (more

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate

Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M pasadena angels investment venture capital investor seedacross 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies.

MRV Gets Win In Pasadena

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Chatsworth-based optical networking products firm MRV Communications reported a win with the City of Pasadena, saying that the city will be using the company''s products to build a high-capacity, optical network. communications pasadena optical networking hardware network comm

Tech Scenes: Harrison Tang of Spokeo, The Great Opportunity in Pasadena

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In this solo episode we meet up with Harrison Tang and talk about Spokeo, the work life experience in Los Angeles, the history of tech and the unique opportunity in Pasadena, finding your why, diversity and Innovate Pasadena. techscenes video harrison tang spokeo pasadena

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. The company says it specifically is looking to capitalize on the existing tech business community in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area, along with local schools like Caltech, The Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College.

Pasadena's Newest Venture Fund For Healthcare

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Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

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A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. halo report angel investment tech coast angels pasadena deals venture capital

Innovate Pasadena Hires First Full Time Staff Member

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Innovate Pasadena , the non-profit which is helping to promote the technology industry in Pasadena, said Monday that it has hired on its first, full-time hire. Innovate Pasadena said that Guerrero has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event production, and is a Pasadena native. innovate pasadena nonprofit startup promotion executive marketing

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses.

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

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announced on Monday that GM Cruise, its self-driving car subsidiary, had acquired Strobe, a Pasadena startup developing a technology that uses lasers to measure distances to other objects General Motors Co.

Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena

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Los Angeles-based coworking space operator Cross Campus said Tuesday that it is planning an expansion, and will be opening up a new location in Pasadena. According to Cross Campus, it has selected a space in Old Pasadena, which will be around 16,000 square feet and encompass three floors.

Flippy The Robot Takes Over Burger Flipping At Pasadena Restaurant

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It looks like those days might be at an end, as a local startup, Miso Robotics , and hamburger chain CaliBurger have unveiled a new robot, "Flippy", which uses artificial intelligence to grill burgers in Pasadena. Remember those days of flipping hamburgers as your first job in high school?

Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect Week 16

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 -- Attend Innovate Pasadena’s Connect Week 16. Innovate Pasadena, a community organization dedicated to advancing greater Pasadena as a hub of technology and design innovation, presents its third annual Connect Week, a series of independently organized seminars, workshops and social events taking place across the city.

TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

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Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Pasadena! Pasadena, CA). Why not stop by for a quick beer, game, snack or just say hi at one of the many Pasadena tech companies from 7pm to 10:30pm? The post TZ Tech Crawl | Pasadena Edition!

Progress in Pasadena, Part II

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The Pasadena Innovation Council organized a great tech executive meeting in Pasadena on Friday. This is another good step toward pulling together the tech community in the greater Pasadena area. You can find out about the next gathering at Innovate Pasadena.

Attend Innovate Pasadena?s Connect ?17

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The Connect Festival provides an opportunity for partners and attendees to come together for food, fun, and interactive showcases featuring new technology and innovative projects—in a unique beautiful setting directly in front of Pasadena City Hall. Friday, October 20, 2017 -- Connect ’17 Festival – Friday Oct 20.

Join the Connect Weekend with Innovate Pasadena

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Innovate Pasadena is, as usual, leading the charge to showcase the Tech Community in the Greater Pasadena area. Check it out on their site at: Innovate Pasadena. Many Pasadena Angels will join the events, and I’ll be judging apps at the Hackathon.

Innovate Pasadena Launch Party 6/27

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Innovate Pasadena is throwing a Launch Party–the whole Pas tech community will be there, and you should, too! You can get tickets while they last by joining the Innovate Pasadena group on LinkedIn. Angel Investing Entrepreneurs Innovate Pasadena

New Pasadena Angels Site Launches

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The Pasadena Angels have redesigned our site with a new focus on Entrepreneurs and LA Basin tech resources. There are links to great community resources like Innovate Pasadena and others. Angel Investing Bluebeam Pasadena Angels Raising Captial

Pasadena Angels Back Scientific Equipment Startup

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The Pasadena Angels have backed developer of protein analysis equipment for the drug discovery and research market, investing $475,000 in a Series B for Wasatch Microfluidics , the group said this week. The investment by the Pasadena Angels was led by Dr. Kevin Scanlon. wasatch microfluidics protein analysis venture capital drug development discovery pasadena angels angel investment

Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay

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For Friday''s interview, we spoke with Terry Kay ithe new Chairman of the Pasadena Angels (www.pasadenaangels.com) on the group, and its relevance in the technology funding world today. First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group?