News Roundup – February 8, 2017

Ayzenberg Launches Tools of Influence, Engineers Create Artificial Skin That “Feels” Temperature Changes, 50 LA Startups to Watch in 2017, NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars, Engineers Build Robot Drone That Mimics Bat Flight, and more!

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This Pasadena Meetup Helps Women in Tech Find Their Tribe

Where do talented women in the tech industry go to discuss their professional challenges and support each other with advice? If you live on the Eastside, you join Melody King, Tracy Randall, and Sophie Parkison over drinks, where the Pasadena Women in Technology meetup members share their expertise, dispense industry tips, and help each other out. […]

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News Roundup – January 25, 2017

In Case You Missed It! New Caltech Instrument Poised to Image the Cosmic Web and Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks!

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News Roundup – January 11, 2017

In case you missed it! URB-E can Charge all your Devices at Once, Visualizing Gene Expression with MRI, Vertical Management Systems Acquired, Resnick Institute Recognizes Student Innovations, and more!

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Building A Support System For Great Entrepreneurs

Jim McCarthy is the CEO of a successful business, but he remembers how he got there and he wants to share his knowledge with other entrepreneurs. Jim wears many hats: co-founder, CEO, speaker, author, and Innovate Pasadena board member. Now we can add… meetup organizer to the list! While it might seem like a minor […]

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News Roundup – December 13, 2016

In case you missed it! ArtCenter Honors Pioneers Forging the Next Frontier of Innovation, Toy Design for a New Generation, Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back First Images from New Orbit, NASA Technology is all Around You, and more!

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Circling the Wagons: Cyber Security in the Meetup Age

We sat down for a little Q&A with Michael Schell, organizer of the Innovate Pasadena Cybersecurity Meetup. First, tell our readers a little bit about your meetup group — what is cyber security, and who should attend a cyber security meetup? I would say the root of this particular cyber security meetup is to promote education and […]

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Edisun Microgrids Is Putting Superior Solar Technology Within Reach

We sat down with Edisun Microgrids, an Idealab company, to talk about solar trackers and what makes Pasadena such a great place for new technology companies. Mention solar energy these days, and you’ll likely think of Elon Musk and the recently announced SolarCity and Tesla solar roof tiles. While Musk’s team are doing much to […]

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News Roundup – November 30, 2016

In Case You Missed It! Bill Gates tours Caltech, Pasadena Wants to Tax Netflix, Snapbot lands at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior, and more.

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STEAM:CODERS teaches us that Opportunity + Imagination = Innovation

We’re huge fans of fellow Innovate Pasadena board member and STEAM:CODERS founder Raymond Ealy. He’s on a mission to get underserved and underrepresented local students comfortable with technology – and he’s been on a roll, reaching more than 1200 kids in grades 5-12 since 2014.  We recently caught up with Raymond to talk about his special Connect […]

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We’re Growing in 2017

Innovate Pasadena is Hiring! Are you our next superstar? The end of 2016 is fast approaching, and we’re already busy planning some great new initiatives for 2017. We’ve had a dedicated group of volunteers who have propelled our programs forward this year, so we’re especially pleased to be able to add to their efforts with some extra help […]

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Connecting a Community

 How do you bring together a city of 140,000 people in just one week? One event at a time. For the past three years, during one week in October, Innovate Pasadena has been bringing together people, institutions, and companies across Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles — during one crazy, action-packed week — to discover, share, and grow. I’d like to […]

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News Roundup – November 1, 2016

In Case You Missed It: 4 Traits of Entrepreneurial Thinkers, Why is it so difficult to get more women in tech jobs, Can JPL Prevent End of the World with Tool For Incoming Asteroids and more.

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Get Your Big Bang Block Party Tickets! Celebrate the Pasadena Innovation Community!

Connect Week is back and we’re celebrating with a bang! On Thursday, October 20th Old Pasadena’s Big Bang Theory Way will be transformed into a giant block party with music, games, two bars, and fiery food. Use this Promo Code for 50% off tickets!

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News Roundup – September 23, 2016

Caltech still one world’s top Universities/KPCC In Person and ArtCenter College launching new event series/Docents needed for ArtNight

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Introducing #Connect16!

Innovate Pasadena is thrilled to announce this year’s Connect Week as it becomes #Connect16, Pasadena’s signature event celebrating the depth and diversity of creativity and ingenuity that happens every day in our city. From October 16-23 local innovators will host independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events all around Pasadena during #Connect16.

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How to Launch, Collaborate and Thrive in The Influencer Economy

After speaking to more than a hundred artists, experts, and entrepreneurs–from world-famous YouTubers to New York Times best-selling authors to the most creative start-up founders and investors on the planet–I reverse engineered their careers, to understand the stories behind their success. I found the three primary steps to success in the Influencer Economy – 1) launch 2) share 3) thrive — can be applied to both business and life.

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What Is Your Superpower?

Over the past few days, I mulled over possible themes for the blog post I was asked to write for Innovate Pasadena. Recently, my business partner in CatalAIze, Wen Dombrowski MD, was asked the question “What’s your super power?” It got me thinking about the relationship between AI & enhanced human abilities.

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News Roundup – September 8, 2016

In Case You Missed It – Open Source: Supplyframe DesignLab video series, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Spokeo Ranks on Inc. 5000 List, and more.

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Pasadena Venture Launch

In their most recent efforts to cultivate the startup community, the Pasadena Small Business Development Center completed its first cohort called PCC Venture Launch. The program provided real world, hands-on learning about what it’s like to actually start a company rather than simply how to write a traditional business plan.

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