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.

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?

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

Pasadena's Newest Venture Fund For Healthcare

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted Pasadena. Looking for a co-founder? You're in luck! Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a free profile at cofounderslab.com! See [link] (more

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?

New Tech Center Emerging in Pasadena?

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Pasadena may be the best tech story never told. Still, Pasadena never hits anyone’s radar as a hot tech destination. The City of Pasadena has given great support. You can follow Pasadena’s progress at Innovate Pasadena on LinkedIn.

Supplyframe Opens Hardware Design Lab In Pasadena

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Pasadena-based electronic hardware design and manufacturing information service Supplyframe says it is launching a new design lab in Pasadena today, where it will look to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to bring hardware projects to market.

Makucell Names Pasadena Angels' Scanlon To Board

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Scanlon is Chairman of the Pasadena Angels and also an active member of the Tech Coast Angels. makucell pasadena angels executive lifescience aestheticMakucell , a life sciences company developing anti-aging skin products, said this morning that it has appointed Kevin J. Scanlon, Ph.D., to its board of advisors. Makucell did not say if it received an investment from either group as part of the appointment.

The Best Pasadena Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Steve Reich

Why are there great tech companies in Pasadena that no one has heard of? And they have done it all with minimal financing–a Pasadena Angels round years ago. That said, we still need to put Pasadena on the map as the real tech hub it has already become.

Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

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Artificial intelligence startup Oben Inc. said it has raised a $5 million round led by Chinese investment firm Tencent Holdings

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 9: GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

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GM’s self-driving unit acquires Pasadena tech company, SpaceX launches third set of Iridium Next satellites and Hulu dives into eSports with pact for four shows from ESL

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

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2014 Pasadena Angels Performance. • I have never seen such energy at the Pasadena Angels in my decade+ as a member. Angels have been attending many outside events, both in Greater Pasadena and further afield in Silicon Beach. Our partnership with Andy Wilson and the Innovate Pasadena team has been enormously helpful, too. It’s hard to exaggerate the impact IP is having in Pasadena. Pasadena Angels Raising Captial angel investing fundraising pasadena angels

Silicon Beach Report July 19: Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

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Pasadena avatar-generating startup Oben Inc. raises $5 million, NBC adds Snapchat news show, and SpaceX not going to land Dragon capsule on Mars with rocket thrusters

Pasadena Angels Racked Up Four Exits, Closed 17 Deals in 2014

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The Pasadena Angels , one of the most active organized angel investment groups in the Los Angeles area, released some details on the groups'' 2014 performance over the holidays, saying that it saw a total of four exits--including a $100M exit over at Bluebeam --and closed 17 deals during the year. Among other significant events for the angel investment group was an investment in Cross Campus, the startup coworking office operator which is in the midst of building new offices in Pasadena.