November 29, 2018

Milo Sensors (UCSB), Sensorygen (UCR), and Ateios (UCSD) present to 75 Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs and share $150,000 in Seed funding.

18 University of California companies showcased.

November 9, 2018 – Menlo Park, CA – Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP”) announced today th...

October 31, 2018

“But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.”

United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, February 12, 2002

An artificial intelligence strategy is the corporate equivalent of your spleen: everyone has one, but not everyone understa...

September 17, 2018

Written by: Anil Shanbhag, UC Riverside Entrepreneur-in-Residence and EPIC SBDC Consultant

There is a lot of excitement in the air here in the Inland Empire and Riverside, in particular, associated with building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. The EPIC and I...

July 31, 2018

Written by: Steve Sharp, UC Riverside Entrepreneur-in-Residence and EPIC SBDC Consultant

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Among the things that leading businesses share, at or near the top of the list is having a thoughtful, current, fact-...

June 28, 2018

Whenever I have a conversation with an entrepreneur or business startup I usually get asked one or all of the following questions….
 

  1. Do you personally have some money to invest in my idea/business?

  2. Can you introduce me to someone or some company that can inves...

Over the past several years, several start-up ventures and companies with which I have served as an advisor or stakeholder were fortunate to have secured several millions of dollars in seed funding in the form of private angel seed capital, venture philanthropy, corpor...

April 23, 2018

Too many ventures get formed or even launched without a clear understanding of the customer pain or need that they are trying to solve for at a highly granular level, and they struggle to survive and thrive. In this brief article therefore we will dig into why targetin...

March 7, 2018

Many would-be entrepreneurs have to present or “pitch” their ideas and plans for the future, with or without a “deck” to do so. However, pitching for seriously or when investment becomes necessary to take a project to its next phase has its own special “shape” and need...

February 27, 2018

"Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing." 

"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in...

February 9, 2018

Since 1926, Western Growers Association (WGA) has represented local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. WGA has worked to advocate grower issues in areas of water supply and quality, crop protection, work p...

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September 17, 2018