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.


Haig Bazoian
President, H.M. Bazoian Company
Randy Churchill
Square 1 Bank
Case Cortese
Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, Caltech
Lynn Foster
Foster Technology Applications LLC
Russ Frandsen
Attorney at Law, The Business Legal Group
Garry Michael Kann
Managing Director, Firebird Partners
Michael (Mickey) Krieger
Attorney at Law, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP
Shaun P. Lee
Patent Attorney, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
Dorinda Marticorena
Principal, Serendipity & Strategy
Goran Matijasevic
Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable, University of California/Irvine
Paul Meyer, CPA
Principal/Consulting CFO, Early Growth Financials Services Inc
Ira D. Moskatel
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Gaylord (Nick) Nichols
Founder, Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
Michael Nilsson
Rogelio F. Nochebuena
President, Nochebuena R&D
Pandora Ovanessian
CIO, EasyDial, Inc
Ron Perez
Patent Attorney, Steinfl+Bruno LLP Intellectual Property Law
Julie-ann Pina
JPina Consulting
Lee Schwing
Partner, Amplify Professional Services
Joe Sichta
Executive Producer, Fortress of Focus
Andy Tomat
Managing Director, Four Pillars, Inc.
Stan Tomsic
Partner, ACODA Technology & Investments LLC
Jack KN Tsai
Angel Investor & Advisor
Lawrence S. Wnuk, Ph.D
Sr. Director, Hydrogen Program, CALSTART

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