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

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Join MADIA for a hybrid Meet-up with TMT International Observatory LLC Executive Director, Dr. Robert Kirshner.

Wedndesday, February 21, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Tanner Research 851 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010 or on Zoom.

Dr Kirshner, who was awarded the Wolf Prize in Physics for his work on the discovery of cosmic acceleration, will discuss, "The Thirty Meter Telescope and the World of Science"

The TMT International Observatory ("TIO"), a non-profit organization, was established in May 2014 to build and operate the Thirty Meter Telescope ("TMT"). The Members of TIO are Caltech, the University of California, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, the Department of Science and Technology of India, and the National Research Council (Canada). TMT will be 3 times the diameter of today's largest telescopes, have 9 times the collecting area, and, with adaptive optics to eliminate the blurring effects of the Earth's atmosphere, produce images that are 10 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. TMT will advance our understanding across a wide range of astronomical frontiers from the nature of planets orbiting other stars of the Milky Way to the scale and expansion history of the universe. From tracing the effects of dark matter and dark energy to exploring the earliest formation of galaxies and the role of black holes in their formation, TMT promises to be the next-generation observatory.

Join us on February 21 to learn about the TMT Project and its activities in San Gabriel Valley. Order regular tickets for $19.00 or student tickets for $10.00 by noon February 20, or for $25 at the door. Tickets include a delicious and healthy dinner catered by Little Green Forks. (Zoom is free, but requires RSVP through online registration.)

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 at Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine.

Order tickets through Eventbrite.

Motiv Space Systems and Synopsis on Mars now

Check out what how two firms in the MADIA region contributed to the Mars Perseverance rover project. Click here for the Motiv Mastcam-Z story and here for the Synopsis part.

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Oak Crest Institute of Science and MADIA just started the Gabriel Valley Entrepreneur Discord Server. Open to all entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and STEM enthusiasts. Join us at Discord.

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February 21 Event

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Event Replays

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Recent Meetings

A Nonprofit's Journey in the Development of Innovative Medicines, with CEO and Senior Faculty, Dr. Marc Baum.

Streamed live on January 10, 2024

Launching Biotech Startups, with Lab Launch's Facilities and Project Manager, Danielle Chan.

Streamed live on October 11, 2023

Unveiling Innovation and Performance: The Future of Propulsion, with Elizabeth Banks Bruny and the engineers of Gale Banks Engineering / Banks Power.

Streamed live on September 13, 2023

When the Toaster Talks Back--An intro to Artificial Intelligence, with Jeanette Depatie

Streamed live on June 14, 2023

Gene Therapy, the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Investment Community, and Start Up Essentials, with Dr. Kevin Scanlon, author of The Hybrid Entrepreneur

Streamed live on May 10, 2023

Understanding and Navigating the Electrification Ecosystem, with Alco Building Solutions' ("ABS") Kris Kimble

Streamed live on November 9, 2022

The Evolution of Hormone Health for Young Woman and Building a Regenerative Business, with RIF Care's CEO and Cofounder, Val Emanuel

Streamed live on October 12, 2022

AI-Driven Drug Discovery Powered by Premium Chemical Data at Unrivaled Scale to Bridge the Gap Between Discovery and Treatment, with Terray Therapeutics, Inc.'s CEO, Dr. Jacob Berlin

Streamed live on September 14, 2022

Supplying Innovative Batteries to the EV and Consumer Electronics Markets, with Sienza, Inc. COO Sam Kang

Streamed live on June 8, 2022

Making Waves with Photonics Innovation presented by OEWaves CEO and Strobe Founder, Lute Maleki

Streamed live on May 11, 2022

Defining Blockchain, DeFi, DAOs, Web 3.0 and NFTs with Chief Propellerhead and Techsplainer, Jeanette Depatie

Streamed live on April 20, 2022

Moving from Academic Proof of Concept to Clinical-Stage Company with Duet BioTherapeutics CEO, Dr. Alan Horsager

Streamed live on March 9, 2022

Remote Work, Redesign Processes, Practices and Strategies to Engage a Remote Workforce with author, CEO, and founder of PeopleG2, Chris Dyer

Streamed live on February 16, 2022

Tour of Lab Launch with COO, Dr Marie Rippen

Streamed live on Jan 26, 2022

The Blue Economy - Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Our Oceans with Braid Theory CTO, Jim Cooper

Streamed live on Nov 10, 2021

Research, Education, and Innovation at Oak Crest: How a Small Group of People Makes a Big Difference, Chris Buser, PhD

Streamed live on Oct 13, 2021

Spectral Platforms CEO and Founder, Dr Ravi Verma

Streamed live on September 14, 2021

An Inside Look at Optical Design with Mastcam-Z as an Example, Synopsys' Dr Blake Crowther

Streamed live on June 16, 2021

Marketing 101 for Tech Companies with Jeannette DePatie

Streamed live on Apr 7, 2020

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, Azusa, and Glendora. Educational programs include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship, business finance and operations, and technology development and commercialization

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