Adobe Buys UCLA Startup Auditude

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Auditude, although now based in Palo Alto, had originally been developed for a UCLA MBA business plan competition, by Nicholas Seet. Seet founded Auditude for the KNAPP competition at UCLA, while he was at the UCLA Anderson School of Management at its fully employed MBA program. startup ucla acquisition merger auditude adobeAdobe Systems said today that it has acquired Auditude , a provider of video ad management and monetization technology.

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UCLA Spinout Looks To Commercialize Supercapacitor Advance

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, spun out of UCLA, is in the midst of looking to commercialize a technique developed by researchers at the school to create easily printable supercapacitors--circuits which, in the future, could further shrink the size of mobile electronics.

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UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. UCLA 48hr Startup brings together people with technical, design or business background to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. I’ll put up the video when they post it on their website. Many of them have their iPhones and laptops ready to command their attention the moment that you start sucking. All numbers above made up.

Initiative to Boost SoCal’s Startup Scene Teams With GV Founder

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has set out to boost the startup ecosystem in San Diego and the rest of Southern California—and he already has scored a coup by partnering with Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, now known as GV. Steve Poizner, who sold two of his startups to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) and served as California Insurance Commissioner a decade ago, has signed a collaboration agreement with a venture fund that Maris founded in suburban San Diego.

UCLA Startup AutoESL Acquired By Xilinx

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AutoESL Design Technologies , a developer of software tools used for high level synthesis of electronic circuit designs, and a spinout of UCLA, was acquired this morning by Xilinx. AutoESL was co-founded by Jason Cong, Yiping Fan, and Zhiru Zhang, and originally started in Los Angeles; the firm's headquarters is based in Cupertino with additional offices in Austin and Beijing. software design semiconductor acquisition merger xilinx spinout startup ucla autoesl

Online Learning Company Ties With UCLA Extension, CAA

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A new, venture backed online education company, Encore Career Institute , headed by Steve Poizner, said today that it has linked with the UCLA Extension to offer up professional certificates and career counseling online. Encore explained that its offerings will be based on UCLA Extension's content and courses. Poizner said the firm will tap the "academic excellence at UCLA, the creative know-how of Silicon Valley and the marketing power of Hollywood."

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: One of the most prominent figures from their firm, Mark Suster t, runs a blog startups follow religiously. Fun Fact: Their startup beach house costs a tiny fee of $20,000 per month!

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We will have a line up of amazing panelist who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2014.

ThousandEyes, Spawned At UCLA, Raises Funding From Sequoia

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A new startup, which was created at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has just raised a first funding round from Sequoia Capital. ThousandEyes , created by two UCLA computer science Ph.D.''s, in Computer Science from UCLA; his co-founder is Ricardo Oliveira, who also received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. spinout ucla cyclops capital venture tools performance software cloud eyes thousand thousandeyes

You Can’t Look for a Job from a Remote Location – It Doesn’t Work

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A friend calls me up from “you name it&# city: Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and says, “I’m thinking about moving to Los Angeles (or SF, NY, etc) and I’d love to start interviewing. Let’s start with the obvious.

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University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund

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Startups related to the many University of California campuses in Southern California may soon have a new source of funding: The University of California itself, via a new, $250M venture capital. fund investment capital venture ucsb ucla investor regent ucsd kitepharma finance

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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As you all know TechZulu is a huge supporter of Startup Weekend, and when we had the chance to be part of the very first Orange County (my home town) Startup Weekend we jumped on board. Tonights Startup Weekend presentations are being judged by the following: Maneesh Goyal.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, October 27, at UCLA. If you’d like to see some of the best technologies and meet some of the brightest minds in beautiful Southern California, SIGN UP NOW. Where: UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. upStart.LA is a startup accelerator based in Los Angeles that helps tech entrepreneurs get their business up and going. Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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Anyone who has been in the technology industry for awhile has heard that oft repeated myth , that most startup founders in Silicon Valley are from Stanford. Here are four startup founders, who are among the hottest companies in the technology world, who got their start in Southern California.

Startups Apply Now! TechZulu Week | April 24, 25, 26 #TZWeek

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Starting off in Santa Monica at ROC for a fireside chat with CBS Interactive, then heading to Westwood at UCLA for Spotlight: LA Tech, and ending at NextSpace / Amplify LA in Venice for TechZulu Final Friday. Topic : Search and Social Strategies for Start ups.

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Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Spring

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TechZulu and The Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Spring. TechZulu is ramping up to do it all again with an all new group of companies and a SuperDemo.

UCLA To Tap Outside Board For Startup Deals

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The group will tap a yet un-named group of outside experts to help technology startups coming out of UCLA to better navigate their way through commercialization efforts. innovation ucla technology xfer transfer education school growth entrepreneurship startup

UCLA Launches New Startup Incubator Space On Campus

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The UCLA Anderson School of Management has launched a new, 10,000-square-foot startup accelerator space on campus, which it says is aimed at encouraging students, faculty, and alumni to create new businesses. The new Anderson Venture Accelerator , which is being located on one floor of the Rosenfeld Library at UCLA Anderson School of Management, can house up to 45 people, and includes conference rooms, a kitchen, and meeting spaces, according to the school.

Two Bit Circus Co-Founder Brent Bushnell to Keynote TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech

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This Thursday TechZulu and the Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to bring you Spotlight: LA Tech Spring. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, April 25, at UCLA Korn Hall.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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David Carter and Allen Hurff are two startup veterans, who believe they have a new formula to help create early stage, technology companies, through their new "startup studio", Zuma Ventures (www.zumavc.com). David Carter: I started out as an engineer.

Startup UCLA Demo Day

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Friday, September 14, 2012 -- Startup UCLA! Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community; to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking; and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions. I recommend that you start by writing down the attributes you would want people to think about when they think about your brand.

TZ Presents: What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition | Chat with Krishna Gupta

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Krishna will share his experience on ”What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition” There will be plenty of FREE Pizza & Drinks ! Topic: What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition. Krishna graduated with honors from UCLA with an MBA.

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Trojans and Bruins Battle on the Startup Field

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It isn’t the biggest secret that the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins aren’t the best of friends, especially on the football field. Cent (2 nd place Tech), a company from UCLA that allows easy use of crypto currencies.

3 Valuation Inflection Points for Startups: Don’t Copy Calacanis

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I recently caught up with a classmate from UCLA Anderson and told him the exact opposite in regards to raising money for his own startup. This requires the founder to quell the fears of risk while talking up the opportunity. Serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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Take, for example, the recent City Council vote to end ride-sharing services and effectively shut down an entire sector of emerging tech startups – putting both their app developers and their enterprising users stranded in no man’s land.

UCLA Hack Olympics

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 -- UCLA CS Majors -- You're invited to the first ever 24hr UCLA Hack Olympics! HackUCLA is hosting a 24-hour hackathon on October 20th-21st, sponsored by UCLA alums and the top LA startup incubators. The event will be held just off campus at Originate Labs (Wilshire and Veteran). We'll be handing out more than $40,000 worth of awesome prizes. See [link] (more

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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Three local universities, plus a Pasadena-based startup, have received a $360,000 grant to promote student entrepreneurship in clean technology. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

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Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Jonathan Lehmann: I was awarded the Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at UCLA, after getting amazing coaching from Matt Ridenour in our business plan development class. We have a really good team that brought this site up.

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UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 -- UCLA Internship Fair for Small and Start-up Businesses. The goal of the Fair is to match entrepreneurial companies in need of talent in a variety of corporate functions with Anderson MBA students searching for both academic and paid internships. MBA student interns will contribute 8-10 hrs / week over winter (1/13-3/20/09) and/or spring (3/27-6/11/09) quarters. Email david.franklin.2010@anderson.ucla.edu.

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction

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To understand how one local company is making that transition, we talked with Los Angeles-based All About Addiction (www.allaboutaddiction.com), a company that grew out of Adi Jaffe's work at UCLA as a trained psychologist. How is this related to the work you were doing at UCLA?

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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SWNext Los Angeles has teamed up with Cross Campus to host the 5-week class that will be led by the founder and CEO of QuantSoft, Wilton Risenhoover, who also teaches entrepreneurship at UCLA Extension.