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For innovators interested in creating a technology-based startup, there are several resources provided on the Caltech campus, in Pasadena and Los Angeles, and on the web. OTTCP also maintains contacts at venture-capital firms, accounting firms, law firms, and other service providers for startups.

See our events page, calendar, and @innovateCaltech Twitter feedĀ for upcoming events.

  • Participate in the Innovation Node-Los Angeles (IN-LA), a collaboration of USC, Caltech, and UCLA, funded by the National Science Foundation's i-Corps Program and the Nodes of the National Innovation Network
  • OTTCP has a collection of books, housed on the 3rd floor of Sherman Fairchild, on creating and growing companies. See the complete list.
  • Internal funding programs for Caltech-owned technologies can be used to move technologies from the lab to the marketplace.
  • OTTCP can also help place Caltech students as interns in start-ups and can work with outside parties to help do market research for your venture. Contact a member of OTTCP for more information.
  • The Entrepreneurs Forum holds monthly talks about technology-based topics.
  • Various courses and clubs are also resources for members of the Caltech community.

Please contact a member of OTTCP to discuss your plans and how we can help.