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Newly Expanded Preccelerator® Program Now Accepting Applications for Digital Media & Tech Companies – Apply Now!



Applications are now open for the Preccelerator® Program, an early-stage start-up accelerator focused on the technology and digital media space!  Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.  The newly expanded program will host 10 companies in its Santa Monica-based co-working space. To Apply visit www.preccelerator.com/application

Benefits include:

  • Potential investment in select Preccelerator companies up to $50,000
  • 24/7 access to co-working space and a collaborative environment
  • a robust strategic perks program worth over $250,000 to early-stage Preccelerator companies and $450,000 for Preccelerator-funded companies
  •  50+ strategic mentors that provide regular office hours and are dedicated to each company’s success
  • Over 50+ educational and networking events per year
  • Potential introductions to funding sources
  • With an emphasis on community and collaboration, the Preccelerator alumni continue to participate, give back and help foster the success of current and future Program participants.
  • Access to the top Southern California business law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP for legal services and their extensive network and relationships
  • Access to the business advisement and business development services and network of CREATV Media

The Preccelerator® has had 22 companies go through the Program, with a majority of the companies being accepted into larger accelerator programs and/or getting their seed funding.

To read about the recent expansion of the Preccelerator and partnership with CREATV Media, click here.

For more information about the Preccelerator and its offerings, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.





Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Advises IRIS International, Inc. in Completion of Acquisition by Danaher Corporation

Sherman Oaks, CA – November 1, 2012 -Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announced that it advised IRIS International, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRIS) in the completion of its acquisition by Danaher Corporation.  IRIS, a leading manufacturer of automated in-vitro diagnostics systems and consumables, and a provider of high value personalized medicine solutions was acquired by Danaher at a purchase price of $19.50 per share.  Upon completion of the merger, IRIS has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher.

The Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP team advising IRIS included John McIlvery, Partner and Chair of the Public Securities PracticeJonathan Friedman, and Sean Greaney.

To view the full press release, click here.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm.


Last Chance to Register! LAVA Investment Capital Conference – June 13, 2012

ICC 2012

On Wednesday, June 13th, The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) will host its 21st Annual Investment Capital Conference at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Conference Details:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Skirball Cultural Center
1:00PM – 8:30 PM

Two Exciting & Dynamic Panel Discussions

Startup Panel
Moderated by Alan Spatz, Member, TroyGould PC

Rick Smith, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Crosscut Ventures
Erik Rannala, Co-Founder, Muckerlab
Peter Cowen,
Managing Director, Angeles Capital Group, LLC
Aigerim Shorman,
Co-Founder, Triptotting

Crowdfunding Panel
Moderated by Allan Duboff, Partner, Loeb & Loeb

David Carter, Strategic Advisor, AmplifyLA
David Drake, Partner, LDJ Capital
Steve Cinelli, Chief Executive Officer, PRIMARQ
Vladimir Vukicevic, Co-Founder & CTO, RocketHub

Keynote Speaker

LAVA is pleased to announce that Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand will be our Keynote Speaker!

Adam Miller
President and CEO
Cornerstone OnDemand

Adam Miller is the President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Since founding the company in 1999, Miller has led Cornerstone through 11 years of consecutive growth, transforming it into one of the world’s leading Software-as-a-Service companies. Cornerstone has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by Deloitte, Inc. magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He also was named the Southern California Technology Association’s CEO of the Year in 2009.

About ICC 2012

This year’s Investment Capital Conference is a return to what LAVA does best: bringing companies and capital together for an afternoon of content-rich discussions with real companies and their investors:

  • Hear first-hand from companies who have succeeded in finding capital for each phase of growth, from startup to exit events.
  • Meet other companies and take a look at new technologies at our ICC Showcase, featuring exhibits from LA’s top innovation companies including university technology, start-up investment opportunities, and venture-backed companies.
  • Conclude with a networking reception featuring hors-d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

Stay tuned for details on our CEO and capital source panelists!



Visit the dedicated LAVA ICC website at icc.lava.org

Record attendance is anticipated; the event may be a sell-out.

Hope to see you there!

Leonard Lanzi
Executive Director -LAVA
Los Angeles Venture Association
"Financing Growth from Start to Exit"
11301 Olympic Blvd. #376
West Los Angeles, CA 90064




Innovation Soiree: Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum Spring Social – June 20, 2012

Innovation Soiree:

Caltech/MIT EF’s Spring Social 

Click Here to Register

Wednesday, June 20, 2012  at the California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, California
Time and Location:
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Beckman Institute Courtyard

$20 on-line registration fee; $25 at-the-door.$10 for students.

Kickoff Preview

Spring at Caltech signals graduation and careers being launched. And likewise the Institute’s beautifully verdant campus reminds us of Caltech’s unmatched output of scientific discovery and technology venture creation. To celebrate entrepreneurship across all of Southern California, the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum invites you to an evening networking reception. The focus is exclusively networking and making connections (yes, no program!). Wine, beer, and catered hors d’oeuvres will be served! This is a special opportunity to better know the entrepreneurial community, exchange ideas, renew friendships, and expand your connections. Bring your business cards and your entrepreneurial spirit. With everything from water to wine to keep the ideas flowing, this is an event not to miss. Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the structure on the west side of Wilson Avenue across from the Beckman Institute.


Wednesday Evening, June 20, 2012

Time and Location

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Beckman Institute Courtyard


Beckman Institute Courtyard
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA


$20 on-line registration fee; $25 at-the-door.$10 for students.

Click Here to Register

Founding Sponsors

Caltech Industrial Relations Center
Caltech Alumni Association
MIT Alumni Association

Operating Sponsor

Caltech Office of Technology Transfer


For Information

If you wish to have a friend or colleague added to the Enterprise Forum, click here: “Add to Mailing List”.

You are receiving this email as a member of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum database. To remove your name from future e-mail communications, simply return this email and with “remove name” in the subject line.

Contact us

Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum
1200 E. California Blvd., MC: 210-85
Pasadena, CA 91125
ph: 626-395-5759
fx: 626-356-2853
email: info@entforum.caltech.edu




Raptr, Inc. Unveils ‘Raptr Rewards’: Play Games – Earn Rewards

SAM client Raptr, Inc. the leading community for gamers has just launched Raptr Rewards, a program to reward active gamers free videogames, downloadable content, beta codes, major discounts and more.  Raptr Rewards is on track to offer over 350,000 free rewards totaling $1.3 million in value just in the first month of launch. To learn more about Raptr’s new reward program, click here.



Tencent Technologies Named in The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by FastCompany.com

SAM Client Tencent Technologies has been named to the #8 spot on FastCompany.com’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.  To view the article, click here.

For more information on Tencent Technologies, visit their website at www.tencent.com



Partner Louis Wharton Joins Green LAVA

SAM Partner Louis Wharton has joined Green LAVA, the Los Angeles Venture Association’s first Strategic Information Group.  Green LAVA’s purpose is to promote intelligent investment in Southern California clean technology ventures through strategic information, networking events and private/public collaboration. To view Green LAVA’s website, please click here.

To view Louis Wharton’s attorney bio, click here.