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December 4, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to spur the transfer of technology from Southern California research centers to the private sector, the nonprofit regional technology alliance Larta will inaugurate a new program today called Mortar Board. Universities, corporate research centers and others participating in Mortar Board will gain access to Larta's entrepreneurial programs and its bimonthly showcases for venture capitalists. Financial terms for each partnership will be determined individually.
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December 4, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to spur the transfer of technology from Southern California research centers to the private sector, the nonprofit regional technology alliance Larta will inaugurate a new program today called Mortar Board. Universities, corporate research centers and others participating in Mortar Board will gain access to Larta's entrepreneurial programs and its bimonthly showcases for venture capitalists. Financial terms for each partnership will be determined individually.
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September 13, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Representatives from USC, UCLA, Caltech, UC Irvine and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will tell Southern California entrepreneurs how to commercialize technology developed in their labs Saturday at "Digital Epicenter: Mining Knowledge and Making Deals," a forum sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance. The meeting, to be held at UC Irvine, will be the first to bring together technology transfer representatives from all of the region's major research institutions.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Venture capitalists say the Tech Coast needs more veteran entrepreneurs with experience in management and marketing, and the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance plans to respond with a workshop series aimed at helping local start-ups make themselves more attractive to potential investors.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance and the Japan External Trade Organization, also known by those handy acronyms LARTA and JETRO, are sponsoring a conference Thursday for entrepreneurs in the Internet and wireless space--or those who want to be. People from dot-coms and consultants will discuss trends in the Internet/wireless communications markets. Attendees will learn how to develop pitches for a "motivated" audience (read: wealthy investors).
BUSINESS
December 11, 2000
A weekly listing of local events compiled by the SoCal Tech Calendar ( www.socaltechcalendar.com ). Today Web Rush III "Web Rush III: Content and Lifestyle in the Wireless Era" will examine the latest trends in the new global wireless society. Speakers will discuss topics related to mobile environments, content, design, technology, security and privacy. Location: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1998
Technology and its impact on small businesses will be a featured topic at the Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference this fall. Rohit Shukla, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance, or LARTA, will lead a two-hour session titled "The Impact of New Technologies on the Los Angeles Business Scene." The panel will meet from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 17. LARTA is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to fast-growing high-tech companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000
Related sites in cyberspace www.larta.org: Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance Web site. Information on the organization's programs, including entrepreneurial education, venture capital funding, research and development funding and research publications. www.us.deloitte.com: Deloitte & Touche Web site, includes its Fast 500 and Fast 50 lists of fast-growing companies ranked by revenue growth. www.partsnow.com: Soligen Inc. Web site.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
The "dot-com" craze has lured many attorneys away from high-powered law firms. But Victor Hwang, who specializes in high-tech law and venture capital financing, didn't leave Irell & Manella in Los Angeles for an Internet start-up. Instead, Hwang begins work today as chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance, a nonprofit group that nurtures dot-coms and other technology companies. This won't be Hwang's first stint in public service.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1997 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gene Russell, owner of an Irvine cellular phone firm, wrapped up his pitch for $5 million and waited for criticism from a panel of experts. It came fast. "I have a problem with what is the product," complained one. "Who's participating with you, and who is competitive?" asked another. "I don't understand the economic model of the business. What's your payback?" said yet another. The rapid-fire critique session was a dress rehearsal for the third Los Angeles Technology Venture Forum on Wednesday.
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