MADIA

A regional technology community at the heart of San Gabriel Valley.

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Start your day off right with coffee and bagels and join MADIA Tech Launch on October 30, 8:30-9:30 am to hear from Sugath Warnakulasuriya, Managing Director of Thalamus Labs.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mt. Sierra College, 800 Royal Oaks Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016

Sugath will explain the right way to build your new venture during his presentation, "Modern Business Building Using Lean Startup".

Tickets: $5 by noon October 29, $7 at the door. Mt. Sierra College students with ID are admitted free.

Sugath will describe how to focus heavily on customer discovery, learn through continuous experimentation, and use inexpensive prototypes (MVPs) to validate your solution and get to product-market fit. Sugath will show how dedication to agile experimentation is the right way to ensure your time and money is directed to what your customers and investors demand. See you on 10/30!

Also during Innovate LA week:

Join MADIA Tech Launch for an evening exploring "Entrepreneurial Success Factors," with Dave Berkus.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., City of Hope, Argyros Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010

Presented by MADIA Tech Launch, City of Hope, Pasadena Angels, InnovateLA, the City of Duarte, Lab Launch Monrovia, and Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Coalition.

In angel investing they have a saying, "Bet on the Jockey." Launching your start-up requires more than a great idea. It requires your team to be great jockeys. Please join us to hear from a true expert on Entrepreneurial Success Factors, Dave Berkus, an early stage venture capitalist and entrepreneur for over fifty years. Dave will tell twenty short stories of his successes and failures, and the lessons learned from each. (http://www.berkus.com/.

Order tickets for $10 by noon November 7th. All proceeds will be donated to City of Hope to support their translational medicine programs. Sign-up at Entrepreneurial Success Eventbrite Page. Bring your friends and checkout the entrepreneurial scene at the heart of San Gabriel Valley. Limited seating, please register early.

TAKE THE TRAIN: Easy Access from the Gold Line's Duarte / City of Hope Station.

    

    

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October 30 Event

Mt. Sierra College
800 Royal Oaks Drive
Monrovia, California 91016

RSVP by signing up at our October 30 event Eventbrite page.

Please park on the east side (Mountain Avenue) lot, in areas labelled, "Mt. Sierra".

November 7 Event

City of Hope
Argyros Auditorium
1500 Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010

RSVP by signing up at our November 7 event Eventbrite page.

MADIA Tech Launch, InnovateLA, and the City of Monrovia Present "Building a Start-up with Laser Focus"

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., 825 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Join MADIA Tech Launch for an evening exploring the entrepreneurial success and innovations of Ondax Inc., a specialized laser, filters, and optical systems company

Growing your start-up requires funding, perseverance, patience, hard work, and sometimes new strategies and more funding. Please join us to hear from an entrepreneurial leader who has experienced this first hand in leading Ondax, Inc. Randy Heyler, CEO of Ondax since 2010, has grown Ondax to become a world leader in the design and manufacture of specialized semiconductor lasers, filters, and high-performance spectroscopy systems for the industrial, defense, scientific and life science markets. Randy will share his company's cutting-edge products and the pivots and lessons learned in building the company over the last seven years.

 

Order tickets for $10 by noon November 8th, or for $12 at the door. Tickets include a delicious and healthy dinner catered by Little Green Forks. Bring your friends and checkout the entrepreneurial scene at the heart of San Gabriel Valley. Continue sharing ideas and networking with an after-event mingle @ T. Phillips Ale House, 601 S Myrtle Ave.

Limited seating, please register early.


                

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Tanner Research
825 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Seating is limited, so please register for our November 9 event at our Eventbrite page.

  

What We Are

Our Mission

To ensure the region's technical, scientific, and industrial workforce is connected and has the tools they need to be successful, MADIA provides educational programs in entrepreneurship, business finance and operations, and technology development and commercialization in settings which encourage networking and collaboration among members.

Who We Are

MADIA Tech Launch Inc. is a career, company, and industry incubator, established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and providing educational services to the region's technical, scientific, and industrial workforce. The region is centered within and surrounding the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa. Educational programs include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship, business finance and operations, and technology development and commercialization.

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