Venture studio Cie, (formerly Cie Digital Labs), has appointed Trent Johnson as SVP of corporate ventures. Earlier this year, Cie and Wavemaker announced a strategic partnership that introduced an “innovative” venture studio model to incubate new ideas and grow established startups.
*PEOPLE: Innovative Thought Leader Bian Li Shares Her TEDx Talk About Futureproofing the Next Generation
Bian Li created the Hungry Lab incubator. See related article on Li and the incubator here. But she's barely ever in OC. She's a globetrotting leader. Here's her latest TEDx talk from India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h9B4KrYTrw&t=1s It's a preview into what The Hungry
An Irvine accelerator recently brought on a tech exec to lead a stealth startup that the accelerator is developing. Albert Chow joined Cie (formerly known as Cie Digital Labs). Chow has been a strong leader in building new businesses, as
*PEOPLE: Professor Abe Lee’s Journey to Lab-on-a-Chip. The accomplished researcher and entrepreneur helps establish a UCI department, startup ventures and pivotal research.
This article is reprinted with permission from UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Written by Jackie Connor. Abe Lee is no stranger to pursuing ambitious research and reaching goals. The distinguished professor has over 40 issued patents – several of which have
OC’s luxury apparel and accessories sales are currently $37 billion and continue to exceed the retail sales of neighboring markets and even some of the top five leading fashion capitals. A jewelry startup launched by a local investor is looking
UCI Beall Applied Innovation has named David Tiemeier the managing director for the Research Translation Group, effective September 3. He will report directly to Richard Sudek, Applied Innovation’s executive director and chief innovation officer at UCI. In this role, Tiemeier will
An innovative Irvine company that created lockers to store packages today announced the hire of veteran executive Greg Memo as president. Parcel Pending handles the receipt of more than 1.5 million packages delivered monthly in over 48 states and Canada. Memo will
The man responsible for building Cloudvirga's sales-and- marketing team, forging key relationships with leading mortgage originators and building out strategic technology partnerships has been promoted to CEO. Daniel Sogorka is now leading the entire company as it continues to work on
Specright, a cloud-based platform for specification data management, has added Mike Gaffney as COO and Ayman Shoukry as CTO. Specright's data management system enables companies to control and share critical supply chain specifications like packaging, products, and raw materials. See recent
*PEOPLE: Elliot Botvinick: UCI Professor, Researcher Turned Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. He and his team of researchers plan to save lives one medtech startup at a time…
This article is reprinted with permission from UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Written by Jackie Connor. Within the glass walls of UCI’s massive Henry Samueli School of Engineering lies several labs fashioning innovative devices and concepts, many with commercial potential. While