Startups around the state got a boost with the stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen June 27 when he signed the state’s $171 billion budget. Included was $22 million earmarked for startup incubators at all 10 UC campuses. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, proposed the initiative, which will give $2 million every year for three Read More →
California lawmakers included an initiative to help startups at UC campuses throughout California in a $122.5 billion budget passed by the legislature June 15. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, proposed the initiative, which will give $2 million every year to each UC campus and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to start or expand business incubators. Read More →
There certainly is no shortage of money available for startup companies — total venture investments in 2014 were more than $57 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, and there are signs 2015 could top that by billions. There hasn’t been this much cash flowing, particularly in the tech sector, since the late 1990s dot-com boom. Read More →
A not-so-stealthy issue in the debate over the University of California’s proposed tuition hikes is the growing economic gap between the system’s 10 campuses and the communities they serve.