Thursday, April 28, 2005
TECH COAST ANGELS Fast Pitch Competition
Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition.

Attend the unique entrepreneur competition and networking
event of the year. Monday May 9th, 2005 at 6 PM at the Irvine
Hyatt Regency (Jamboree at Route 405). Network with hundreds
of investors and entrepreneurs. Enjoy a sumptuous walk-around
dinner. Watch the finalists in the competition present their
one-minute fast pitch for investor interest (their elevator
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feedback. The Fast Pitch dinner and competition is open to
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others interested in entrepreneurship for a fee of $65, $95
after April 30. For details and links to registration see

The Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs Conference is the
all-day event at the same location, and Fast Pitch is the
evening event. There is a special discount for attending both
events. For Entrepreneurs Conference details see

UCLA Researchers Achieve Fusion
UCLA scientists have published an article in the Journal Nature claiming that they have created a new type of "bench-top" nuclear fusion, a key technology that the scientific community has been struggling to create in a quest for more efficient energy generation. In the article, Brian Naranjo, a graduate student in physics; James Gimzewski, professor of chemistry; and Seth Putterman, professor of physics are reporting they have created a new type of "bench-top" nuclear fusion. They don't believe (More info...)

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Yahoo Kicks Off Advertising Promotion
Pasadena-based Yahoo! Search Marketing this morning kicked off a contest aimed at small businesses, to provide 10 million free Yahoo! Ads to a company that Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group judges best in terms of business plan and the ability to "think big". The newly renamed Yahoo group,formerly the Overture pay-per-click search marketing business, is using the promotion to push its Yahoo search engine advertising business. The winner of the promotion will receive customized, targeted online (More info...)

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Actimis Pharmaceuticals Gets $6M
San Diego-based Actimis Pharmaceuticals said this morning that it has closed a $6M Series A financing round from Sanderling VEntures and Mitsui & Co. The company is a spinout of Bayer HealthCare AG, and is developing and commercializing small molecule therapeutics for respiratory and inflammatory diseases. The company said that Bayer HealthCare Ag has assigned the rights to five preclinical research programs to Actimis. The company's technology is applicable for asthma, chronic obstructive p (More info...)

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Autobytel Shuffles Execs
Irvine-based Autobytel said yesterday that it has appointed a new CEO and President, as the company continues to struggle with a financial restatement. Autobytel has appointed Richard Post as CEO and President, as current CEO Jeffrey Schwartz steps down and becomes Vice Chairman of the company. Post was CFO of MediaOne Group and will supervise the company's work to remedy issues related to its financial restatements. Autobytel also said that it has appointed Richard Walker as COO. Walker was for (More info...)

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Mindspeed Gets Siemens Design Win
Newport Beach-based Mindspeed announced yesterday that its VoIP processors are now shipping with Siemens Communications VoIP media gateways. The company's Comcerto voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) processors are being used in the Siemens gateways to bridge between traditional public switch telephone networks and IP-based networks. The Mindspeed processors provide high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) cores and packet processing to provide a high-density VoIP system-on-a-chip. The h (More info...)

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eEye Appoints VP
Aliso Viejo-based eEye Digital Security announced that it has appointed Luke Brown as VP of International Sales. Brown joins from NetIQ, and has also served at Pentasafe Security Technologies, Siemens Communications, GE Capital, and Cable & Wireless.

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