Caltech Entrepreneur Forum

Caltech Entrepreneur Forum Through monthly events the Forum provides a unique venue for entrepreneurs seeking advice, support, education and networking opportunities in the Southern California area.
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Formed in 1984, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is a joint venture of Caltech's Office of Technology Transfer and the Caltech Alumni Association. Through monthly events the Forum provides a unique venue for entrepreneurs seeking advice, support, education and networking opportunities in the Southern California area.The program showcases companies successfully growing their businesses in emerging technology areas. Sessions examine new entrepreneurial opportunities in such areas as social networking, entertainment technologies, energy, cleantech, life sciences, medical technologies, and software. The Forum addresses key entrepreneurial issues from financing, marketing and business planning to executive leadership and staffing.

Mission: The mission of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is to encourage the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California.

June 8th at The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum-- Monetizing Mobile Media: Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Pe...
06/03/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

June 8th at The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum-- Monetizing Mobile Media: Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Perspectives

This Saturday Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum presents a stimulating and revealing program on the latest in technology and entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile media. The technology is fascinating and the opportunities boundless. Don’t miss this great program! Speakers include Xavier Kochhar, Managing Partner, MediaLink ; Alex Limberis, VP Business Development, Next Issue Media ; Erik Moreno, SVP Corporate Development, Fox Network Group; William Quigley, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners ; Jostein Svendsen, Co-Founder/CEO, WeVideo.

Follow link to register and find out more!

www.entforum.caltech.edu

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

Innovation Soiree: Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum's Summer Social-- Thursday, June 13, 2013. Exhibit tables availableTo cel...
05/21/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Innovation Soiree: Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum's Summer Social-- Thursday, June 13, 2013. Exhibit tables available

To celebrate entrepreneurship across all of Southern California, the Executive Committee of the Caltech/Entrepreneurs Forum invites you to an evening networking reception. The focus is exclusively networking and making connections (yes, no program!). Come meet innovators, share ideas, and expand your opportunities! Go to entforum.caltech.edu/soiree.html to register and find more information.

Would you like to exhibit your business concept or product? Consider sponsorship as an exhibitor with benefits including a 6' display table at the event, advertisement on our website, program materials, and event signage, as well as two admission tickets to the event. Contact Maureen Whalen at [email protected] for more information.

CaltechEntrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

Sneak Preview of Saturday's Event on 3D Printing! Diego Porqueras featured on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa B...
05/08/2013
3D Printing History, Open Source Bukobot, and an Innovative Education System Using 3D Printers

Sneak Preview of Saturday's Event on 3D Printing!
Diego Porqueras featured on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara Digital Culture.LA , discussing 3D printing and its enormous list of applications (soon we may even see one on Mars)!

This Saturday Diego joins our exciting panel to illuminate the evolving manufacturing and business landscape shaped by 3D printers. Go to entforum.caltech.edu to register for this event and become part of the dialogue. soundcloud.com/digital-culture-la/3d-printing-history-open

This week we start with a clip from Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman on the difference between knowing the name of something and actua...

05/03/2013
White House Hangout: The Maker Movement

Tara Tiger Brown, Founder of Los Angeles Makerspace, to speak on 3D printing and the Maker Movement at Caltech Entforum May 11th at the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum.

Inventors, software programmers, hackers, artists, and engineers are working together in the "Maker Movement" invigorating innovation and creation. Tara's LA Makerspace builds upon this activity by uniting the community and resources surrounding this DIY economy. The attached link features Tara and other makers in dialogue with the Whitehouse, in a discussion to encourage STEM education and self driven innovation. Read more about Tara and register for the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum Event, May 11th, at entforum.caltech.edu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vtgJILMBjFU

White House innovation advisor Tom Kalil joins a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement with leading innovators and Makers from around the country. Ma...

E-trade software developer turned 3D Print Entrepreneur, Brian Arandez of Thingify Inc. to speak at Caltech Ent. Forum M...
05/01/2013
Trinkets in a new dimension

E-trade software developer turned 3D Print Entrepreneur, Brian Arandez of Thingify Inc. to speak at Caltech Ent. Forum May 11th

Come hear Brian's vision for the future of manufacturing through 3D printing, along with our other panelists of experienced entrepreneurs from the 3D printing industry. Visit entforum.caltech.edu to read the bios of our speakers and register for this exciting event.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/arandez-202272-ocprint-company-thingify.html?goback=.gmr_3090380.gde_3090380_member_237295535

It's easy to confuse the small, ivory-hued trinkets stacked on the shelves of Thingify's kiosk at the Irvine Spectrum Center as something other than the futuristic plastic things they are.

Diego Porqueras, founder of Bokubot and Deezmaker (Pasadena) will be part of our program along with an excellent panel o...
04/29/2013
Diego Porqueras on Running a Physical 3D Printing Store

Diego Porqueras, founder of Bokubot and Deezmaker (Pasadena) will be part of our program along with an excellent panel of executives shaping the 3D printing landscape. For more information and event registration info, visit entforum.caltech.edu.

Check out Diego's thriving 3D printing business and his thoughts on the new industry:
http://blog.makezine.com/2012/12/21/diego-porqueras-on-running-a-physical-3d-printing-store/

Three months ago, Diego Porqueras, founder of Bukobot 3D printers, decided to open a brick-and-mortar 3D printing shop and hackerspace in Pasadena, Calif. We caught up with him recently to get an ...

04/23/2013

"Is 3-D Printing Creating a New Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?" Saturday May 11th at the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

It is now possible to print in everything from ABS plastic to metals to chocolate. Home printers are available and evolving rapidly as the printer designers print their own parts for the next generation of printers. Come to this forum to hear about what will be possible in the near future with 3D printing, with guests from Deezmaker, RapidTech, Thingify and more. Come to Caltech Saturday 5/11 to hear the possibilities in this new industry. Click the link to register and find more info.

www.entforum.caltech.edu

04/21/2013

Thanks to everyone who made last weekend's Aerospace event a success. Keep your eyes peeled for audio of the event on our website with insights from executives from SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt, and The Aerospace Corporation

04/12/2013

Tomorrow at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum: "Aerospace and Commercial Space" 8-1130 am, Baxter Auditorium w/ executives from SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt The Aerospace Corporation.

Early bird discount ends today! Caltech Entrepreneurship Club and Caltech students: free entry! Other Students: $10

UCLA Anderson Entrepreneur Association USC Entrepreneur Club Oxypreneurship Pasadena City College

04/10/2013
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - Video Gallery

2 days left to register for "Aerospace and Commercial Space" with SpaceX , Lockheed Martin & more @Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum 4/13/13

This Saturday don't miss the excellent opportunity to hear the business lessons from aerospace titans who thrust their businesses to new heights. Register at entforum.caltech.edu

http://spacex.com/multimedia/videos.php?id=0

SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. Music: Ring of Fire. Written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. Use by Permission of Pai...

04/10/2013

Thanks to all who joined us yesterday to hear Brad Feld speak on building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, it was a great event! We look forward to future cosponsored events with the Pasadena Innovation Council and other like-minded organizations.

04/04/2013

Congrats to our student friends at Occidental College making moves developing entrepreneurial programs! Oxypreneurship is now hosting a summer accelerator program with Caltech Entrepreneurship Club and StartEngine!

Caltech's Entrepreneurship Club has joined with Occidental College's Oxypreneurship and Howard Marks of StartEngine to create a 10 week summer program at a local startup accelerator. Students from both schools will pitch ideas for companies they want to start 7:30-9:00pm April 11 at Occidental in Swan Dumke West, then form teams around common interests, and apply.

Accepted teams will have summer office space at StartEngine's downtown LA site, receive guidance from StartEngine's extensive mentor network, and access to many other resources. Student teams will leave the accelerator with a company they founded and StartEngine helped grow.

For more information contact John O'Neill at [email protected] or Bryan Jadot at [email protected]

04/04/2013

Jim Duncan, SVP of Strategy, Sales and Marketing at Meggitt Equipment Group speaks on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Aerospace at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum, 4/13.

Duncan has held business development and marketing positions with leading aerospace, defense and commercial companies; Rockwell Scientific, Teledyne Technologies and Kaman Aerospace Corporation. Duncan has also co-founded start-up companies who serve the consumer electronics market. Hear his advice along with the wisdom of our panel of terrific Aerospace entrepreneurs at Caltech. Follow the link below for registration and more details.

www.entforum.caltech.edu

04/02/2013

Dr. Rami R. Razouk, Senior VP of Engineering and Technology Group at The Aerospace Corporation, to speak next Saturday, April 13th at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum Aerospace Event

Dr. Razouk is senior vice president of the Engineering and Technology Group at the Aerospace Corporation, which comprises about 1,000 engineers and scientists, nearly half the company's technical staff. Come hear his insights on entrepreneurial opportunities in Aerospace and managing an extremely successful technical team. Register today to reserve your spot!

www.entforum.caltech.edu

03/28/2013
Atlas V SBIRS GEO-2 Launch Highlights

Brent Segal, Chief Scientist of Nanotechnology at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Speaks on Entrepreneurial Aerospace April 9th at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Discover insights on commercial space and innovation from a Chief Scientist at Lockheed Martin, an international leader in aerospace and defense. Register for the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum April 9th @ http://www.entforum.caltech.edu to hear more about aerospace commercialization and Lockheed's recent projects, like the recently orbiting second Space Based Infrared System http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2013/march/319-ss-sbirs.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JAO1qxYMvg&feature=player_embedded

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the second Space-Based In...

03/23/2013
SpaceX | First 11 Years

SpaceX Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Business Development speaks at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum April 9th!
Register to hear the incredible journey of a business expanding beyond Earth's bounds: www.entforum.caltech.edu

SpaceX 3/14: "Eleven years ago SpaceX was founded with the goal of helping make the human race a multi-planetary species. With the support of NASA, our customers and many others, we remain firmly committed to this goal and will do everything within our power to help make this happen."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ujX6CuRELFE

SpaceX turns 11 years old today—and we've worked hard to make every year count.

03/19/2013

Save the Date: "Building Start-up Communities" with speaker, Brad Feld, Author/ Founder of Foundry Group and TechStars, @ Caltech Tues., 3/9, 7:30am

The Pasadena Innovation Council and Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum present an event with Brad Feld, a titan in the world of venture capital and start-up thinking. Brad is the founder of Foundry Group (prominent VC based in Boulder CO) and TechStars, as well as a prolific author with 5 books including hits like "Do More Faster" and most recently "Start-up Life." Given our local efforts to further develop greater Pasadena as an start-up/innovation community, Brad will focus his comments on the ideas covered in his book from late last year, "Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City."

The event is free, but seating will be limited. Stay tuned for more details!

"Revisiting Aerospace and Commercial Space: A New Era of Entrepreneurial Opportunities" April 9th at Caltech Entrepreneu...
03/15/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

"Revisiting Aerospace and Commercial Space: A New Era of Entrepreneurial Opportunities" April 9th at Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

SpaceX, Lockheed Martin and others join our program to explore entrepreneurial issues and opportunities in the Aerospace arena, with perspectives from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and Government managers. Register Today!

http://www.entforum.caltech.edu/default.html

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

03/11/2013

Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday for our event with Cross Campus Santa Monica: Putting Southern California on the Venture Tech Map.

Thanks to our fantastic speakers: Clark Benson, Al Eisaian, Matthew Goldman, Andy Wilson, George Abe, Christopher Gooley, Michael Bayan, Kevin Debre, and Dan Dato, for sharing their invaluable insights!

Look for audio of this event on our website later this week.

03/08/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Can't make it to #SXSW? Come learn about the Venture Tech happening here in Southern California with 6 remarkable executives sharing their creative Startup vision.

Register by 5pm today to qualify for preregistration discount, or join us tomorrow morning between 8 -9 am to register. Hot coffee and light breakfast will be served to fuel your networking opportunities. Follow the link to register and learn more about the event!

www.entforum.caltech.edu

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

03/07/2013

This Sat. 3/9 at Caltech: 6 CEO/Founders who disrupt markets from e-commerce, big data, to advertising, & social media tell what it takes to make it in venture tech.

Listen to their lessons learned vision for future business. Meet these executives and network with other startup professionals at the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum!

Register and learn more at www.entforum.caltech.edu

Christopher Gooley, CEO of LessNeglect, and Michel Bayan President of Atlas Apps, added to next Saturday's event at Calt...
03/04/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Christopher Gooley, CEO of LessNeglect, and Michel Bayan President of Atlas Apps, added to next Saturday's event at Caltech - speaking virtually from Santa Monica at Cross Campus!

Join our entrepreneurial hub at Caltech for a panel discussion with 6 SoCal internet trailblazers, discussing the success and failure of internet startups, and the opportunities here in the Golden State.

Www.entforum.caltech.edu

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

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03/03/2013

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See who is putting So CA on the Venture-Tech Map.  Attend this exciting event taking place simultaneously at two locatio...
03/03/2013
Six Start-ups at Two So CA Venues...

See who is putting So CA on the Venture-Tech Map. Attend this exciting event taking place simultaneously at two locations: California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and Cross Campus in Santa Monica.

Formed in 1984, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is a joint venture of Caltech's Office of...

Next Sat. at Caltech:Venture-tech startup showcase with Clark Benson of Ranker, Al Eisaian of IconApps, Matthew Goldman ...
03/02/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Next Sat. at Caltech:Venture-tech startup showcase with Clark Benson of Ranker, Al Eisaian of IconApps, Matthew Goldman of Wallaby Financial, Andy Wilson of Rexter, and George Abe of UCLA Anderson

Discover what these experts have been doing for years, making Southern Cal the destination for venture-tech startups!

Register and learn more at www.entforum.caltech.edu

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

Clark Benson, CEO of Ranker (and previous CEO to many other startups), joins Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program March 9...
02/28/2013
The Best Possible Answers To Opinion-Based Questions | Data @ Ranker.com

Clark Benson, CEO of Ranker (and previous CEO to many other startups), joins Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program March 9th.
Register to see Benson and many other start up icons at Caltech on March 9th. Register and find out more about this tech-startup showcase event at www.entforum.caltech.edu

http://data.ranker.com/the-best-possible-answers-to-opinion-based-questions-2/?goback=%2Egmr_3090380%2Egde_3090380_member_218192398

The Best Possible Answers To Opinion-Based QuestionsPosted on October 5, 2012 by Clark BensonRanker, as an openended platform for ranking people/places/things, is a lot of different (awesome) things to different people. But the overarching goal for Ranker has always been to provide the best possible...

A Glimpse of Tomorrow: Five Startups that are Putting Southern California on the Venture-Tech Map March 9th at the Calte...
02/24/2013
Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

A Glimpse of Tomorrow: Five Startups that are Putting Southern California on the Venture-Tech Map March 9th at the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Become part of the start up conversation and network on March 9th. Registration now open.

http://www.entforum.caltech.edu/

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

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