Alliance For SoCal Innovation Aims To Connect Startups, Venture Capital

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The Alliance for Southern California Innovation said on Thursday that it is launching a new program, the SoCal Venture Pipeline. The Alliance said the program came about, because SoCal founders continue to struggle to raise growth capital despite "a wealth of talent and potential". alliance socal innovation startups venture capital nonprofit matchmaking matching

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Reflections on 2020: Andy Wilson, Alliance for SoCal Innovation

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Today, we have Andy Wilson, Executive Director of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org). We engage and collaborate with over two dozen universities (including all the SoCal UC campuses), two dozen leading corporations (including Disney, Kaiser, Edison) and several dozen leading SoCal ecosystem organizations like Octane, LAVA, Connect, CLA-OC, Innovate Pasadena, BioscienceLA, as well as investors and accelerators such as Techstars, Starburst, and many others.

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Alliance for SoCal Innovation, Verizon Media In Partnership

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The Alliance for SoCal Innovation , a nonprofit looking to help connect Southern California's innovation ecosystem, has partnered with Verizon Media to help launch microsites to connect the local technology community, and grow the ecosystem, Verizon said on Wednesday. alliance socal innovation verizon media economic develompent nonprofit

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Video Interview: Andy Wilson, Alliance for SoCal Innovation

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For our video interview this morning, we have Andy Wilson, the Executive Director of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a new nonprofit which is trying to bring together Southern California's technology industry, universities, and others in the local ecosystem. interview startup video andy wilson alliancesocal alliance socal innovation nonprofit economic development

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SoCal Startup Day

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -- SoCal Startup Day. We are proud to announce the first annual SoCal Startup Day. We will have a jam packed day of festivities, exhibitors, investors, keynotes, fireside chats, activites, food trucks and cocktails, and the biggest startup event Orange County has ever seen! If you are looking to network and connect with Southern California's top startups, seeking funding, or just curious about the startup community, this is the event for you.

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Reflections On 2019: Andy Wilson, Alliance for SoCal Innovation

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Today, we share the thoughts of Andy Wilson , Managing Director of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org). While 2018 was all about better understanding the SoCal opportunity, 2019 was about honing our focus and defining our core programs. So in short, the Alliance is moving beyond the big idea of strengthening SoCal innovation to defined programs that can move the ecosystem in a more targeted manner. reflections2019 socal alliance wilson andy

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AFCOM SoCal

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- AFCOM SoCal. Security within the data center environment is one of the most crucial elements of data and asset protection. From cyber security to outsourcing security management, the importance of implementing a robust security program is paramount to virtually all information technology and critical infrastructure operators. See [link] (more

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Tech Scenes Episode 1: A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem

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ecosystem startup socal scenes techWelcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech leaders and the cities they live in thrive. In this episode we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech. Produced by: Jeff Martin CEO and Founder of Collective Genius.

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Alliance For SoCal Innovation's Poizner Throws Hat Back Into Politics

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alliance socal innovation steve poizner politics california insurance governorSteve Poizner , the serial technology entrepreneur who recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation , has thrown his hat back into the political ring, and will again seek a seat heading up the California Insurance Commission.

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SoCal First Look Innovation Showcase 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -- SoCal First Look Innovation Showcase 2019. The SoCal First Look Innovation Showcase supports, nurtures and stimulates our unique innovation culture in Southern California and promotes its position as a vibrant hub for start-ups and emerging technology.

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Validated Expands In SoCal

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Validated , a new startup which offers up a mobile app which lets consumers earn transportation credits for parking, ridesharing, mass transit, and more for dining and shopping at stores, is in an expansion to Southern California today. The company--which was just featured on Shark Tank last Friday--said it has launched in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Monica, as part of a nationwide expansion beyond its home market in Seattle and Portland.

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SoCal Maker Convention

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 -- SoCal Maker Convention. Join us for the third annual Maker Convention! Within just two years we have become the largest event celebrating maker culture in the Los Angeles DMA, and we continue to grow every year. See [link] (more

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TiE SoCal

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- TiE SoCal. Three topics: Hidden Opportunities for Collaborating with India; Opportunities in the New Economy; Core Leadership Concepts. See [link] (more

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SoCal Bio Annual Conference

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Friday, November 4, 2016 -- SoCal Bio Annual Conference. The 30-plus companies include many of Southern California’s most innovative biotech, medtech and digital health ventures. They focus on market segments ranging from regenerative medicine and bio-pharmaceuticals to molecular imaging, biosensors and personalized medicine.

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SoCal AMA Mixer

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 -- SoCal AMA Mixer. See [link] (more

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ProductCamp SoCal 2012

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 -- ProductCamp SoCal 2012. ProductCamp SoCal is a free, user-driven, collaborative ?unconference? unconference? for product managers and marketers in Southern California. A one-day gathering of product folks to share, present, network, learn and discuss.See[link].

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Insights: What's Happening in SoCal's Innovation Economy

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Personally, I couldn't be more excited about the SoCal tech scene and burgeoning local capital market. Startups are confident: According to Silicon Valley Bank's 2018 Startup Outlook, two-thirds of SoCal-based startup executives and founders we surveyed say they expect business conditions to improve in 2018. Read the full article, What's Happening in SoCal's Innovation Economy: A Perspective from Silicon Valley Bank.

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Dorkbot SoCal

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 -- Dorkbot SoCal 34. See [link] (more

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 -- Dorkbot SoCal 43. See [link] (more

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Moonshots Capital Raises $36M In Second Fund

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financial finance socal military investment capital venture moonshotsLos Angeles-based venture capital investor Moonshots Capital announced on Tuesday morning that it has raised $36M in its second fund, Moonshots Fund II. The venture investment firm--led by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings--said the new fund will continue to go to late Seed and Series A investments.

Dorkbot SoCal

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Saturday, September 27, 2008 -- Dorkbot SoCal. See [link].

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SoCal AMA Mixer

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 -- SoCal AMA Mixer. See [link] (more

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Insights and Opinions: What's Ahead for SoCal Startups?

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Predicting what 2019 will hold for the SoCal innovation economy is risky. Our SoCal startup ecosystem  which is barely recognizable from 10 years ago when we debuted the first US Startup Outlook. Dollar Shave Club, The Honest Company, Ring, Snap, Tinder, Service Titan and ZipRecruiter are examples of SoCal startups that have made a major mark in the past decade, some in less than half that time. Read What's Ahead for SoCal Startups?

SoCal AMA Mixer

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 -- SoCal AMA Mixer. Night at the Museum Mixer. See [link] (more

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Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -- Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine. Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for the startup ecosystem around the world via a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.

SoCal AMA Mixer

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 -- SoCal AMA Mixer. See [link] (more

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TiE SoCal

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TiE SoCal. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- San Fernando Valley: Featuring Jassi Cheema (Utilities Consultant) and Jay Joshi (Director, CEO ally). See https://www.123signup.com/Member?PG=1521728182400andP=1521728132492409159667400andInfo. PG=1521728182400andP=1521728132492409159667400andInfo.

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SoCal AMA Networking

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 -- SoCal AMA Networking. See [link] (more

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Dorkbot SoCal

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 -- Dorkbot SoCal. Speakers will include David Resnick, who will be discussing his work "Undulating Flux" that links Wii controllers, Max, and Arduinos in a way such that a vibrationist performer sends intense music and motion-synced vibrations into the participants body. See [link] (more

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Pelion Ventures Sets Up Shop In SoCal

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Pelion Venture Partners , a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is expanding its efforts into Southern California, and has named Jeff Kearl as Managing Director in the region for the firm. Pelion has made investments in such companies as Domo, Redhat, Riverbed, MX Logic, and others. Kearl was most recently CEO of Stance, an online clothing retailer. Kearl sits on the boards of Domo and Scopely, among other companies.

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New FLOWE Wind Power Tech in SoCal

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -- New FLOWE Wind Power Tech in SoCal. Clean Technology Council. FLOWE wind power uses spatial design to increase the efficiency of very small vertical turbine arrays. It solves large turbine issues like massive constriction and maintenance costs, increased area needs, eyesore complaints and accidental bird/bat fatalities. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/201728-flowe-wind-turbines-tickets-31145909253.

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SoCal Microsoft Tech User Group

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 -- SoCal Microsoft Tech User Group. The next SoCal Microsoft Technology User Group will be focused solely on Lync! Have you noticed the buzz around Microsoft Lync? Are you curious as to why so many are incorporating this tool? Do you have a set of final questions you need answered before making the final commitment? We have just the event for you! See [link] (more

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 -- Dorkbot SoCal 37. See [link] (more

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First Look SoCal Showcase: How Do You Create More SoCal Startup Success?

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That was the question at the SoCal First Look Showcase , run by the Alliance for SoCal Innovation and the Los Angeles Venture Association at UCLA on Wednesday. How do you take the energy of such successes as Dollar Shave Club, Ring, Cornerstone Ondemand, and the many other local successes from the startup energy, and tap into the resources of local universities and research institutions?

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TiE SoCal

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 -- TiE SoCal Event. Featuring Mr. Ryan Rieches and Mr. Karan Khanna. A networking hour and dinner are included in the price of the tickets. Ryan Rieches, CEO of RiechesBaird; Karan Khanna is currently the Director of Kindle Publishing at Amazon.Com. See https://www.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521728182300andP=1521728191159996300andInfo. PG=1521728182300andP=1521728191159996300andInfo.

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Product Camp SoCal

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 -- Product Camp SoCal. ProductCamp SoCal is a free, user-driven, collaborative "unconference" for product managers and marketers in Southern California. A one-day gathering of product folks to share, present, network, learn and discuss. See [link] (more

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SoCal Bio Networking

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 -- SoCal Bio networking. Southern California Biomedical Council. Telehealth: If everybody says it is good for you, why progress is slow" See [link].

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TiE SoCal

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 -- TiE SoCal. Join TiE SoCal for the second monthly event of the year, featuring Harvard Law School Research Scholar Vivek Wadhwa and Managing Director of Revolution Partners, Michael Barker. Mr. Wadhwa is a technology entrepreneur and a columnist for BusinessWeek.com.

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Reflections on 2018: Andy Wilson, Alliance for SoCal Innovation

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Our first is with Andy Wilson of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation. In the Spring we publicly released the Boston Consulting Group's extremely thoughtful strategic assessment of the SoCal region. Their report crystallized the opportunity and pathways to moving SoCal forward as one of the leading global innovation ecosystem. Of course, Id like to believe the important community building work well be doing at the Alliance will be transformational to SoCal.

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Drivetime, With Founder In SoCal, Finds $11M

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Drivetime , a developer of interactive, voice-driven audio entertainment apps for drivers, has raised $11M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning. According to the startup, the funding was led by Makers Fund and also included the Amazon Alexa Fund and Google. The company says it has now raised a total of $15M, including a $4M seed funding round a year ago. The company's other backers include Felicis Ventures, Fuel Capital, Webb Investment Network and Access Ventures.

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SoCal Bio Networking Forum

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 -- SoCal Bio Networking Forum. See https://www.123signup.com/register?id=jyvsj. id=jyvsj.

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Silicon Beach Report March 26: Study Says SoCal Tech Scene Leaving $100B on Table

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Study says SoCal tech scene leaving $100 billion on table; 2018 to bring more deals than 2017; and Chrissy Teigen latest celebrity to abandon Snapchat

TiE SoCal

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 -- TiE SoCal. Join TiE Southern California as we shift locations to serve the entrepreneurs of the San Fernando Valley, at the Warner Center Marriott. Dr. Sandeep Gulati will be the featured keynote speaker, who is the Co-Founder and CTO of ViaLogy, founded in 1999 as a spin-off of NASA. Prior to joining ViaLogy, Dr. Gulati headed the Ultracomputing Technologies (UCT) Group at NASAs Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA.

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