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State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on State budget to fund more UC campus startup incubators

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 →

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Initiative to help startups at UC campuses included in state budget bill

By   /  Thursday, June 16th, 2016  /  Education, Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Initiative to help startups at UC campuses included in state budget bill

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 →

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New UC venture fund to pump $250M into spinoffs

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on New UC venture fund to pump $250M into spinoffs

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 →

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Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

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.

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