Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
Encouraging the GROWTH and SUCCESS of technology-based
entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

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Success and Failure Yield Entrepreneurial Insights

The innovation arena is blessed with founders, investors and others ready to share insights.  Their desiderata for startups embrace everything from how to talk to investors to “don’t buy that BMW too soon.”  What’s not so often clear is which of the many admonishments was key to a particular venture’s journey.  For example, be aware that when co-founders’ visions diverge,  for better or for worse the Board most likely will support the founder who landed most of the investment.  We’ve asked our speakers to include in their presentations examples highlighting oft-overlooked elements of success (or failure).



Julie Schoenfeld

Entrepreneur In Residence



Bill Woodward


Anthem Venture Partners


David Waxman

Managing Partner

TenOneTen Venture Partners


Abbas Rafii, Ph.D.

Adviser and Co-Founder




Shaun P. Lee

Patent Attorney

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP


Michael (Mickey) Krieger, Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

Krieger Law Office

UCLA Computer Science Department


Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Networking with refreshments from 8:00 – 9:00 AM / Program: 9:00 – 11:30 AM


Join us for the rest of the 2019-2020 series

Join us for upcoming events in the 2019-2020 season:


Feb 22nd: Software

March 28th:  Equity Funding

April 18th: Alternative Aircraft

May 9th: New Space


Formed in 1984, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is an entrepreneurship resource of Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships.

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

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