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entreprenurial ventures in Southern California

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Quantum Computing: From Physics Lab to Applications


Quantum computing has been moving from lab experiments to real and publicly available devices; but as with other disruptive advances in computing, what kind of applications will drive its growth? Will they be limited to a handful of niche scientific and government uses or will broader applications emerge? And how soon? And what will characterize the software platforms needed to leverage these machines?  With a panel of researchers, industry experts and entrepreneurs who are leading the way into the quantum space, our program will address these questions and others ranging from “what is quantum computing” to “how can we profit from it”?



Keynote Speaker: 


Maria Spiropulu

Shang-Yi Ch’en Professor of Physics






Joe Latone

Research Scientist

IBM Q Ambassador

IBM Research


Yipeng Zhao

Managing Partner

Embark Ventures


Alireza Shabani

Founder and CEO

Qulab Inc.





Andy Tomat

Managing Director

Four Pillars, Inc.


Michael (Mickey) Krieger, Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

Krieger Law Office
UCLA Computer Science Department


Lynn Foster


Z-Field Technologies LLC



Security Tokens and Blockchain

Building the Infrastructure for Tokenizing Ownership of Non-Crypto Assets


Blockchain technology provides a means by which a secure database may be replicated reliably in multiple locations, with protection against fraudulent transactions.  A very high value application of Blockchain is the reliable recording of ownership of things in the real world, ranging from stocks and bonds, to real estate, even to ownership of fine art.


Blockchain shows promise for leveling the playing field as the world shifts from a small number of computer systems that monopolize their respective markets to a set of databases that can be distributed and coordinated among independent players.  To do that will require the development of technologies and technical infrastructure that do not yet exist.  Now and in the near future, there will be many opportunities for entrepreneurs who produce the technical solutions.


This program will sort out the various opportunities and will attempt to identify which current players are likely to continue to dominate the marketplace and become customers for the new technologies.




Alex Sherbuck

Project Executive

A3/Airbus Heritage Project


Gary Miller

Senior Advisor, Head of U.S.

Intain Fintech Pvt. Ltd.




Ira Moskatel

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

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


Join us for future events in our 2018-2019 series!


Equity Funding April 13, 2019


AI/Robotics on May 11, 2019




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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