5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. For anyone from California, you know there are vast differences between the northern and southern parts of the state – so vast in fact that, to us, they could just as easily stand alone as two separate states.

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. The group's members include many member of the Tech Coast Angels, and has a goal of making Southern California, and particularly Orange County, a more vibrant environment for tech startups. It looks to be startup accelerators.

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Lets Save The Water…With A Hackathon! | rhubarb studios Water Hack

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rhubarb studios is located in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), an emerging regional hub for technology start-ups in Southern California.

Business.com Acquired By Resource Nation, With JMI Backing


San Diego-based Resource Nation , an online business-to-business marketing provider, has acquired the brand name, domain, and assets of Business.com , the firm announced today. JMI Equity General Partner Peter Arrowsmith and Vice President David Greenberg have joined Resource Nation's board as part of the acquisition. Resource Nation said that it would retain a number of current and former Business.com sales and account managers, as well as other key employees as part of the buy.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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So she started a conference for girls. Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28 th , 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs.

Interview with Damir Davidovic, NEOGOV


It's surprising how often we run into rapidly growing companies that not many people have heard of, here in Southern California, but that's the case with El Segundo-based. Damir Davidovic: NEOGOV is a cloud-based, human resources suite.

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. I wanted to connect LA’s incredible entrepreneurs with the larger business community and with the resources of USC.”. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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SoCalBio Human Resources Conference

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- The 3rd SoCalBio Human Resources Conference.Organized annually by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), this HR conference provides a forum for information sharing among HR executives in device and biotech companies, HR service providers, bio-recruiters, educators, and workforce training professionals to address human capital and employment needs of Southern California's life-science industry.

Cornerstone OnDemand Up Nearly 47 Percent In IPO


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources software headed by Adam Miller, were up nearly 47 percent Thursday in its initial public offering. Cornerstone OnDemand is the latest in a string of venture backed startup out of Southern California to successfully reach the public markets; the firm was backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital.

GE, Southern California Edison Deploy First Battery, Gas Turbine Hybrid


GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) said this morning that the two companies have deployed the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, as a part of Southern California Edison's renewable energy efforts. In particular, the two said the system helps with managing intermittent renewable resources on the grid.

Cornerstone OnDemand Jumps In IPO Debut


The firm, headed by Adam Miller, develops software-as-a-service for human resources and talent management. The firm is just the latest in a string of well received IPOs in Southern California, including Demand Media, RealD, Inphi Corp., csod cornerstone ondemand saas software merger acquisition exit human resources nasdaqSanta Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand debuted on the markets Thursday in a strong showing, trading as high as $20.25 after its IPO debut a $13.00

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


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.

Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 -- Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium. Join us on Thursday October 13th at 9AM at the Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech Campus for the Southern California Smart Grid Research Symposium.

Four of Southern California's Cloud Computing Startups


One of the most active areas of interest and growth in the technology industry today is cloud computing--the use of computing resources on the Internet, to accomplish tasks that normally would have taken a server farm or local systems.

Southern California Business Growth Conference

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Monday, April 20, 2009 -- Southern California Business Growth Conference. The Conference will combine the resources, energy, and connections of two of Southern California's premier business entrepreneurship conferences; the HBSAOC's (Harvard Business School Association of Orange County) Entrepreneur's Conference, (25 years), and LAVA's Investment Capital Conference (18 years).

Southern California Technology Jobs Surge


Anyone looking for signs that the economy is turning around, might want to look at what appears to be happening in Southern California's technology jobs market. Cathy Ashbaugh who runs Pacific Shore Resources , a recruiting firm in Yorba Linda, agrees, saying that her firm has found that most technology companies she speaks to are hiring, or planning to hire. Tags: angeles employment jobs technology california southern

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship.

We Want You!…To Succeed! TechZulu & Gadget Review Partner with Microsoft

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So it brings not only TechZulu, but also Gadget Review great pleasure to announce a partnership with Microsoft. If so, we want to hear from you. We can also connect with the right local resources depending on your startups’ needs.


CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies


Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. The data is a bit tough to deal with via a post, so I've shared it two ways: You can find a PDF with some analysis at: CTO Equity Compensation PDF.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data


Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. The data is a bit tough to deal with via a post, so I've shared it two ways: You can find a PDF with some analysis at: CTO Equity Compensation PDF.

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II


In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

Bringing The Benefit Of Managed Cloud To Enterprises, With Metacloud


Enterprise are quite constrained from the resource point of view, and they really don''t have the cycles to understand OpenStack at a deep level. But, we said, it''s not worth the duplicity, because there''s already so much untapped capability in the big enterprise.

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Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy


The company recently landed a major contract from Southern California Edison (SCE) to deploy thousands of the company's "Ice Bear" equipment--enough to store 25.6 So, you end up getting 105 percent efficiency, due to the efficiency of doing things at night instead of during the day.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the entrepreneur community in the Greater Los Angeles area, not only for financial support but also by supporting the development and commercialization of innovations taking place in our community,” said Terry Kay, President of Pasadena Angels. Pasadena Angels Background: Founded in 2000, The Pasadena Angels are the longest standing angel investing organization in Southern California.

Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

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Ben Kuo’s herculean attempt to list them all on SocalTech.com is a great resource, but many of the investments are on a deal by deal basis. Entrepreneurs Incubators and Accelerators angel investing incubators southern california accelerators

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report


The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California''s largest angel investment group, is ranked number two in the nation this year in terms of the number of deals the group did, according to the latest 2012 Halo Report.

Join the global ‘Hour of Code’ in December

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H ere are the resources we suggest using for ‘Hour of Code’ They include a one-hour lesson for kids ages 10+ (to learn C#, Java or SmallBasic). There are resources on the Code.org site for kids as young as 7.

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Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments


Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. The report did not break down Southern California separately, but did find that California companies received 25% of the total angel funding over the past 12 months.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in this southern California city can be too much for some fans to bear. We’ve also partnered with WeAreLATech , a startup resource that can help everyone from potential employees to budding founders to get acclimated to the LA ecosystem with job listings, event calendars, and startup profiles.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


Amir Banifatemi: K5Launch supports our larger vision, the K5 initiative, which was promoted last year to provide a more stable and vibrant community of entrepreneurship in Southern California, but mostly Orange County.

BlankSpaces Renews Faith In Coworking


In an email announcing the renewal, Jerome Chang, the coworking space's founder, said that he believes that--having already been in the location for five years--that makes the coworking space the oldest, and therefore first coworking spot in SoCal.

Bring Gaming to the Physical World | Doozy

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The University of Southern California (USC), is famous for its games program. Designed at the University of Southern California as a class project, the team has made 10 prototypes for beta testing for this life-sized board game, allowing over 700 people to enjoy the game.