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Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

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This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task. Philip Lelyveld , USC Entertainment Technology Center.

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.”. USC is doing a great job staying ahead of the curve.”.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

USC Marshall Snags Elon Musk, Steve Ballmer For Commencement

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The University of Southern California''s Marshall School of Business has lined up two of technology''s biggest names-- Elon Musk and Steve Ballmer --as speakers for commencement, the school said Monday. According to the school, technology mogul Elon Musk, who founded Telsa Motors and SpaceX, will speak at the USC Marshall Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at the Galen Center on Friday morning, and retired Microsoft CEO Steven A.

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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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.

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. stevens institute venture capital funding commercialization research southern california education

USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach

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So hot. USC has just thrown their hat into the ring of the flurry of startup activity happening in SoCal with the introduction of a new accelerator, the Viterbi Startup Garage. The post USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach appeared first on TechZulu.

A History of SCaLE12X, 12 years of the SoCal Linux Expo

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This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x. During planning of the fifth year, Scott Kilroy from the USC LUG and Lei Zhang from the UCLA LUG approached him about throwing a joint effort; pooling their talents to put together the first SCaLE.

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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem. We met at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s Robotic Embedded Research Laboratory where Harsh is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. So should we be standing up right now?

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USC Students Show Off Their Innovations at 2013 Innovator Showcase

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The University of Southern California has developed a reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship over the years. He closed by saying, “We want USC to be a place where students and faculty come, and startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged.”.

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

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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.

USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition

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Six companies started by students at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall have been awarded a total of $50,000 in seed funding, after competing in the center's New Venture Seed Competition held this week.

USC Project Uses Tweets To Predict Oscars

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That's the idea behind a project being run by the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab. Can you use Twitter to predict who is going to win the Academy Awards?

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USC At Center Of Alleged Chinese Espionage Ring

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In some unwelcome news, the University of Southern California looks to be the center of an alleged Chinese spying ring, formed by three former graduate students from the school's electrical engineering school.

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USC Entertainment Technology Center Names CEO

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The University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center , which is part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, said this week that it has named a new CEO. USC's ETC sponsors include such firms as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Alcatel-Lucent, Sony Pictures, Tata, Lucasfilm, DTS, and WB. entertainment technology center content hollywood university school southern california

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Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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Fight On!! | Startup Weekend USC Free Tech Tix Giveaway

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On Friday, September 28, University of Southern California is hosting Startup Weekend spearheaded by organizer, Kishan Patel. Startup Weekend USC Free Tech Tix Giveaway appeared first on TechZulu.

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2011 Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference

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TCVN is proud to support the HBS/USC-Marshall BGC this year with a special TCVN code for attendees. This year, the Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference is proud to announce four outstanding keynote speakers: Warren Bennis, founding chairman of USC’s Leadership Institute; Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive; James F. News TCVN News entrepreneurship event networking partner usbgc usc

OnGreen Links With USC Stevens Institute

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Los Angeles-based OnGreen , the operator of an online marketplace for green technology and clean technology businesses and projects, said Thursday that it is in a marketing partnership with the University of Southern California's Stevens Institute for Innovation. According to OnGreen, which is headed by Nikhil Jain, USC's patented technologies for potential clean tech applications and commercialization will be listed on its website.

USC Team Heads To Rice Business Plan Competition

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A student team from the University of Southern California is one of forty two teams heading to the 2011 Rice University Business Plan Competition in April. The USC team, Somatis Technologies , has not detailed its plans publicly. Based on the list from Rice University, no other Southern California teams made the finals. rice university kpcb business plan southern california

USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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The University of Southern California is reporting today that spinouts out of the school have raised $148m in the last two calendar years (2008-2009), and that there are now at least 24 USC spinouts currently in business.

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Soon-Shiong Endows Chair At USC Viterbi

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Patrick Soon-Shiong , the billionaire founder of Abraxis Bioscience, has made a "multi-million" dollar donation to the University of Southern California , to endow a new chair at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

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USC Stevens Gives $498,700 To Six Projects

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In a bid to spur more startups out of the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday that it has awarded $498,700 to six research projects. The USC Stevens Institute--which was founded with significant funding from Mark Stevens, the venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital who is a USC alum--said the six projects were selected from 31 proposals, which were submitted in the summer of 2011.

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Silicon Beach At USC | TZ Hooks You Up With 10 Free Tickets!

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So how do you get these tickets? USC’s Marshall School of Business and School of Cinematic Arts present Silicon Beach @USC : an event highlighting innovation, new ventures, partnerships and investment at the intersection of technology and digital content. Come join us for Silicon Beach @ USC! Silicon Beach @ USC. WHO : Presenters will also discuss the unique advantages of launching new initiatives in Southern California.

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Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal

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Private equity investment firm Blackstone said Friday that it is expanding its university entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad , to Southern California. blackstone launchpad student entrepreneurship program ucla southern california entrepreneur startup business

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Maverick Angels Names New SoCal President

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Maverick Angels , an angel investment group investing in Southern California companies, said today that it has named Patrick Henry as its newly elected Southern California Chapter President.

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A Glimpse Into the Future of Tech at USC

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GLIMPSE, a digital technology showcase featuring cutting-edge research from across the university, was held at The University of Southern California (USC) in January, to do exactly that--help bring the research conducted at the school to light. Image Courtesy of USC News).

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USC, Caltech License Technology To SFC Energy

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The University of Southern California , the California Insitute of Technology , and fuel cell development firm SFC Energy said late Tuesday that the three have executed on a license to a portfolio of U.S. The three said the technology was developed at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, led by G.

USC, New York Times Partner On Online Education Courses

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The University of Southern California and the New York Times said this week that the two are partnering to provide online, continuing education courses this fall, across seven different study areas. nytimes university school courses education learning online california southern times york

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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A few weeks ago, the University of Southern California announced a new startup incubator, the Viterbi Startup Garage ([link] backed by such notable investors as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the United Talent Agency. Why USC?

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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Larry Ellison To Keynote USC Commencement

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Larry Ellison , the founder and Chairman of Oracle , has been named the speaker for the University of Southern California commencement, the school said on Thursday. larry ellison oracle founder university college commencement address education southern california

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USC, 2U Launch New Online Nursing Degree

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The University of Southern California and online degree program operator 2U said last week that they are planning to launch a new, online degree in nursing. 2U already powers a number of online degree programs for USC. university southern california online degree program 2tor

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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 LavaLab Demo Night [ LOS ANGELES ]

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“LavaLab, the University of Southern California’s product Incubator, admits the top 5% of design, business, and engineering minds to create innovative products over the course of a semester ”

USC Marshall Launches Online MBA Program

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The USC Marshall School of Business said Monday that it is launching itself into the online world, with a new, online MBA program. USC said the new program will focus on emerging online business topics such as internet analytics, social media, virtual teams, and entrepreneurial thinking. USC said the program runs for 21 months, and will primarily be conducted online, with seminars via webcam, plus a one-time, one-week on-campus event.

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A Shark in Trojan Territory | Robert Herjavec

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On February 6 th , eager students crowded into a room in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California to hear Robert Herjavec speak at an event by the Annenberg Dean Ernest Wilson III.

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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. Mataric , who is a Professor of Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, at a ceremony at the White House next week.

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USC Plans Cyber Security Degree

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The USC Viterbi SChool of Engineering said this week that it is launching a new, Master''s program in Cyber Security, focusing on preparing students for administering environments with a requirement for a high level of information security. USC said the new degree will cover such courses as secure operating systems and applications, secure networking, digital forensics, cryptography, and key management.

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