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The Internet of Things, Arduinos  
and the "Maker Entrepreneur"



 Saturday, November 9, 2013   


Tiny sensors that can report conditions back from the field (or to each other and an actuator) and mini cameras with some processing power are making the long-awaited "Internet of Things (IoT)" a reality. Cloud processing systems allow tiny sensors to have a central brain. Cheap sensors and emerging inventor-friendly open source standards like the Arduino processor are dropping the cost of what would have been sophisticated racks of equipment to a few dollars.


Early adopters in the Maker movement have tried thousands of experiments ranging from the life-altering to the absurd. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have enabled entrepreneurs to bubble up from the community to see whether there is a market for a networked device without having to raise money the traditional way. Possible applications of a mix of smart use of open-source standards and new technologies range from keeping the elderly in their own homes longer to monitoring wetlands for pollutants. Come to this program to hear from a few of the hundreds of companies springing up everywhere and to see what it takes to launch one yourself!  REGISTER TODAY.  


Special Post-Program Event Immediately following the program, the MIT Club of Southern California, in partnership with the Caltech Entrepreneur's Forum, will hold an informal discussion event about improving K-12 science education and volunteer options. Meet Representatives from  local programs run by MIT alumni.  There is no additional cost to attend; however registration is required.   


Meet representatives from: Foundation

Traveling Space Museum

 For space planning purposes, please e-mail namesof participants to MIT / CALTECH POST PROGRAM EVENT using the subject "Post Program Event Registration."  (Do not reply to this e-mail as it does not come to our mailbox).  



Program Speakers

Cofounder, Crashspace and ThingM
Intro to the Arduino Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
Nardo Manaloto (click for bio) 
Founding Partner, Seedhit
Healthcare and the Internet of Things  

Quin Etnyre (click for bio)
CEO, Qtechknow
Learning with Electronics


Luz Rivas (click for bio)
Founder and Executive Director
DIY Girls  

Francisco Zabala (click for bio)
CTO, Acrobotic

Crowdsourcing Data Collection through Open Source Hardware


Joan Horvath (click for bio) 
VP Business Development
Deezmaker 3D Printers  
National University Community Research Institute


Joan Horvath (click for bio) 
VP Business Development
Deezmaker 3D Printers
National University Community Research Institute
Goran Matijasevic, Ph.D. (click for bio) 
Executive Director 
UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable

Julie-ann Pina (click for bio) 
JPina Consulting

Saturday, November 9, 2013

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena - Baxter Hall Auditorium

8:00 am -- Networking & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:15 am -- Program
11:15 am -- Noon  Post Program Networking with Speakers


$40.00 on-line registration; $50 at the door; $10 for students (with ID);

Free for Caltech Students (with ID).


Caltech Industrial Relations Center

Caltech Alumni Association

Operating Sponsor

Caltech Office of Technology Transfer

Special thanks to for their generous support of the Entrepreneurs Forum

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