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.

Through its monthly programs, the Forum provides advice, support, education and networking opportunities to technology-based ventures in the Southern California area. Programs address a range of key entrepreneurial issues from financing, marketing and business planning to executive leadership and staffing. Case presentations feature companies in emerging technology areas reviewing their business plans with expert panelists. Special sessions examine new entrepreneurial opportunities, in such areas as life sciences, medical technologies, energy, software, communications and entertainment technologies.


Olga Batygin
CEO, Lucinetic
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Haig Bazoian
President, H.M. Bazoian Company
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Ken J. Chalmers
Strategy & Transformation Advisor, Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
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Randy Churchill
Senior Vice President, Southwest Regional Manager, Avidbank
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Case Cortese
Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, Caltech
Lynn Foster
CEO, Z-Field Technologies LLC
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Russ Frandsen
Attorney at Law, The Business Legal Group
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Minnie Ingersoll
Partner, TenOneTen Ventures
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Michael (Mickey) Krieger, Ph.D.
Attorney at Law, Internet Law Center
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Shaun P. Lee
Patent Attorney, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
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Dorinda Marticorena
Principal, Serendipity & Strategy
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Goran Matijasevic
Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable, University of California Irvine
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Paul Meyer, CPA
Principal/Consulting CFO, Early Growth Financials Services Inc
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Ira D. Moskatel
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
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Gaylord (Nick) Nichols
Founder, Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
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Michael Nilsson
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Rogelio F. Nochebuena
Principal, Encap Development
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Robbie Nock
Director, Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice, ArtCenter College of Design
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Kenny O’Neill
Partner, Digital Health Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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Pandora Ovanessian
CIO/CTO, PO Enterprises.
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Rajnish Puri
Shareholder, Buchalter
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Joe Sichta
Executive Producer, Fortress of Focus
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Andy Tomat
Managing Director, Four Pillars, Inc.
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Stan Tomsic
Managing Director, Magna Point Group
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Jack KN Tsai
Angel Investor & Advisor
Lawrence S. Wnuk, Ph.D
Sr. Director, Hydrogen Program, CALSTART

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