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

Upcoming Events

04.20.2024

Earliest Stage Funding

What precedes Pre-Seed when your company is 3 PhDs and a dog?

 

The landscape for startup funding is changing rapidly with initial investments harder to find.  But more technology than ever is available for starting companies and many great companies were formed during economic downturns.  Can entrepreneurs launch a new venture in the current environment when they are still “3 PhDs and a Dog”?  Is there funding for them other than “Friends, Family and Fools”?  Can partnerships fill the void?  Can they mix equity funding with Federal Grant funding?

Join us to explore the options with expert speakers who are investors, successful entrepreneurs, technology transfer leaders and government funding officials.  After keynote presentation and panel discussion there will be audience Q&A along with plenty of networking

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Julie Schoenfeld

Entrepreneur in Residence, Physical Sciences

California Institute of Technology

 

Andrea Belz, Ph.D.

Vice Dean of Transformative Initiatives

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

 

Producers

 

Lynn Foster

Founder and CEO

Z-Field Technologies

 

Andy Tomat

Managing Director

Four Pillars, Inc.

 

Coffee and Networking begin at 8:00 am.

Free Parking Underground: Right turn at signal on east side of Cahill (turn right at tennis courts); parking lot entrance 75 yards on right.

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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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