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Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Future of Intellectual Property Summit at USC! It was a great day of exploring key trends in entertainment, biotech and global IP security with thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and some of the nation’s most innovative companies.
As part of Phase 2 of the Spark Grant program, the Michelson 20MM Foundation has awarded a grant to Impact Justice for its California Justice Leaders program. CJL is the first of its kind AmeriCorps program specifically designed for young adults who have been justice involved.
Hal Plotkin is a writer, journalist and activist. He served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education during the Obama Administration. Previously, Plotkin served on the Board of Trustees at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, based in California’s Silicon Valley, where in 2003, he initiated the first official college governance policy in the United States requiring administrative support for the use of public domain learning materials, which later became known as open educational resources.
Less than 15% of global venture capital goes to female founders. Since its formation in 2009, Village Capital has sought to remedy that problem: designing, testing and sharing tools and processes that drive investment to entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.
Chloe Capital, in partnership with ECMC Foundation, continue their national tour to Invest In Women! Together, they’re offering several new opportunities for women-led innovation companies. 1-day PopUps offer fundraising experiences for female founders and feature fireside chats with women leaders, startup pitches and investments between $100,000 – $250,000. The Michelson 20MM Foundation sponsored the wildly successful Los Angeles PopUp, and will be heading to New Orleans in 2020!
In celebration of the November 25 premiere of Lynn Novick's four-part documentary film series College Behind Bars on PBS, we are looking back at our recent pre-screening at L.A. City Hall. Watch our video to see what you...