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News Roundup – May 19, 2017

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — May 19, 2017

Innovate Pasadena in the news, InnovateHER 2017, the City is economically strong, CalTech, UberMedia, Spokeo, Wallaby Financial, and more!

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Innovate Pasadena in the Pasadena Independent: Enabling The Future

Gus Herrera of the Pasadena Independent spent some time with President and Co-Founder, Mike Giardello and Vice President Beth Kuchar to find out more about what we do and why. READ MORE

2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge

In partnership with the SBA, the Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is seeking entrepreneurs to create a product or service that will have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families with commercial appeal and serve to have a demand in the marketplace. Deadline for submission is June 3. LEARN MORE and APPLY

The City is Doing Fine Economically, but Could be Even Stronger

The City of Pasadena is doing as well or better economically than many local cities of the same size, but could be doing even better in increasing foreign investments and attracting new companies and hotels as well as better marketing itself through social media, according to the head of the City’s Economic Development Department. READ MORE


Ayzenberg sp[a]ce Exhibit: For the Good Times

Ayzenberg sp[a]ce is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, For the Good Times, with participating artists Tim Biskup, Rob Clayton, Ramsey Dau, Frieda Gossett, Aaron Smith, and Esther Pearl Watson. LEARN MORE

ArtCenter Exhibit: ECLIPSE

ArtCenter College of Design’s Williamson Gallery is welcoming a new exhibition that explores the cultural impact of the astronomical spectacle. Opening June 30th, the ECLIPSE exhibition continues through September 10, 2017. LEARN MORE


Caltech Chemist Robert Grubbs Elected to Royal Society

Fresh from being named the recipient of the American Chemical Society's George A. Olah Award, Robert H. Grubbs, the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, has been named a foreign member of Great Britain's Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, founded in 1660. READ MORE

Caltech Program Delivers Science Instruction to Pasadena Elementary School

The program began in January when the school—a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) magnet campus—was unable to fill a position for a half-time STEAM coach. School principal Debra Lucas reached out to Caltech for help. The Institute's Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (CTLO) was able to partner with the school and its teachers to provide specialized instruction and demonstrations. READ MORE


Women Tech CEOs From Kosovo to California Talk Business, Share Personal Experiences as Leaders

Gladys Kong, CEO of Pasadena-based UberMedia, took up and coming Kosovian tech leader Hana Qerimi, who founded startup Shkolla Digjitale (Digital School) in Kosovo, under her wing for two weeks, serving as a mentor to help bridge a growing global network of women tech entrepreneurs. READ MORE OR WATCH THE VIDEO

Spokeo CEO Harrison Tang Talks LA [Tech] Way

Spokeo CEO Harrison Tang was featured on C-Suite Quarterly differentiating LA tech from the Silicon Valley. WATCH THE CLIP

Wallaby Financial among tech companies where you might just nab the gig of a lifetime

As local tech startups continue their upward trajectory, the necessity to bring in — and retain — the best talent available only grows stronger. With unemployment in the tech community at an all-time low, these nine companies are looking to add talent like you to their ever-growing teams. READ MORE

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