Progress in Pasadena, Part II

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Angel Investing / Entrepreneurs / Incubators and Accelerators

The Pasadena Innovation Council organized a great tech executive meeting in Pasadena on Friday.  A group of 20 or so local entrepreneurs gathered at Jones’ coffee to meet, share stories, and talk over new ventures.  This is another good step toward pulling together the tech community in the greater Pasadena area.

It was a great crowd.  Ted Tekippe, CEO of Doublebeam joined us, as did Kevin Scanlon, Chairman of the Pasadena Angels.  Andy Wilson, CEO of Rexter and leader of the Innovation Council, hosted us.   Several members of the old Overture mafia attended, as did a number of entrepreneurs who have recently started companies in the area.  Erik Hovanec also joined us to update the group about the new accelerator being developed by the Art Center College of Design.

Two key conclusions emerged: 1) it was great to be with such an interesting group without driving to Santa Monica, and 2) we’ll be doing it again, and in a bigger venue.  You can find out about the next gathering at Innovate Pasadena.

Here are a few candid shots of the event:

Andy Wilson and guests, thinking megathoughts

Andy Wilson and guests, thinking megathoughts

Erik Hovenec discussing a new Pasadena Accelerator

Erik Hovenec discussing a new Pasadena Accelerator

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