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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

The majority of a multi-million dollar gift from The Beall Family Foundation to UCI will go to the university’s innovation platform, which will now be renamed UCI Beall Applied Innovation. The donation was led by Donald R. Beall and

A travel tech startup has announced its first strategic partnership. TrustaBit, with HQ in Aliso Viejo, will partner with ATPCO, which specializes in airline data and distribution. TrustaBit uses blockchain and smart contracts to improve the passenger experience regarding

An innovative Irvine company that provides cloud-based location intelligence services has been acquired. LightBox acquired Digital Map Products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks. LightBox’s goal is to provide real

The New Venture Competition, hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, in partnership with UCI Beall Applied Innovation, announced the winners at an event Wednesday. Finalists pitched their business ideas to investors,

This Q&A is with Sourabh Dhillon, the director of business development at Integra Devices, which raised $6 million in a Secured Series-A round last Fall, but just announced the raise publicly. The startup, with HQ in Irvine, manufactures micro-devices. Its markets include telecom,

A company in the construction equipment rental industry is preparing to go public later this year. BigRentz, with HQ in Irvine, serves those looking to rent construction equipment, with the goal of simplifying the procurement and logistics challenges. The company is seeking to

A startup that connects dancers with top choreographers won OCTANe’s LaunchPad pitch contest Tuesday at the organization’s annual Technology Innovation Forum. LaunchPad is OCTANe’s SDBC accelerator, focusing on lifesciences and tech. OCTANe is a multi-faceted organization with HQ is

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