Upcoming Events

MAY

3

Thursday
6:30PM - 9:30PM

The New Economy

Location: Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

Forum discussion of technologies which may significantly alter today's ecnomy including AI, blockchain, and big data analyses.


Fee: Free Event

MAY

5

Saturday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Startups and Breakups: A panel on entrepreneurship

Location: The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
4269 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

Many businesses start with a light bulb spark of an idea. But the path after that is rarely smooth, with many unexpected twists and turns along the way. Having run that business course many times over in a variety of fields, our panelists will illuminate how their ideas came to life, reveal how they managed through the ups and downs of building successful new companies, and share how their paths led them from Caltech to Silicon Valley. Featuring Shuki Bruck, Caltech's Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering, and accomplished Caltech alumni venture capitalist Amanda Cashin (PhD '06) and enterpreneur Anthony Chong (BS '11), your panelists—and moderator Caltech trustee and alumnus Rob Chess (BS '78)—will delve into the successes and failures of entrepreneurial ventures and share their insights, experiences, and visions as to how entrepreneurship will continue to innovate and shape the future.


Fee: Cost: $80.00 per person for members, $95.00 for non-members

MAY

17

Thursday
11:30AM - 2:00PM

Monthly Alumni Luncheon

Location: Dong Lai Shun
545 San Antonio Rd, Ste. 32
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 209-5490
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Description:

This month, Avideh Zakhor will discuss, “Fast, Automated 3D Modeling of Building Interiors.”

Avideh is the CEO and founder of Indoor Reality, a Silicon Valley startup with products in 3D reality capture, and visual and metric documentation of building interiors. She is on leave of absence from U.C. Berkeley, where she holds Qualcomm Chair in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and has been a faculty member since 1988. She co-founded OPC technology in 1996, which was later acquired by Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT) in 1998; and UrbanScan Inc. in 2005, which was acquired by Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL) in 2007.  UrbanScan created the first fully automated 3D outdoor mapping system for 3D exterior models of buildings in urban environments. She has won a number of best paper awards in 3D computer vision, image processing, and signal processing. Avideh is an IEEE fellow, and has received the presidential young investigator award from President George Herber Walker Bush in 1992.


Fee: $20.00, including lunch, tax, and gratuity
$5.00 for those not eating the buffet (Please state “not eating” after your name when you register)

JUN

7

Thursday
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Co-mingling Academia and Consulting with Gabriel Rebeiz (MS '83, PhD '88)

Location: Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

About Our Speaker
Gabriel M. Rebeiz (NAE Member and IEEE Fellow) is the Wireless Communications Industry Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California San Diego. Prior to this appointment, he was at the University of Michigan from 1988 to 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has contributed to planar mm-wave and THz antennas and imaging arrays from 1988-1996, and his group has optimized the dielectric-lens antennas, which is the most widely used antenna at mm-wave and THz frequencies. Prof. Rebeiz’ group also developed 6-18 GHz and 40-50 GHz 8- and 16-element phased arrays on a single silicon chip, the first mm-wave silicon passive imager chip at 85-105 GHz, and the first silicon 100 GHz wafer-scale phased array. He is also an expert on millimeter-wave planar antennas, phased arrays, and satellite communication systems. He has worked on automotive radars at 24 GHz and 77 GHz since 1998 as a consultant and as a subcontractor to several leading phased-array and automotive radar companies.

Prof. Rebeiz was also the first to introduce MEMS and micromachining to the RF/microwave field, and has developed several novel components (tunable filters, wideband switches, low-loss phase shifters, high-Q varactors) using this technology. His group also demonstrated high-Q RF MEMS tunable filters at 1-20 GHz (Q> 200) and the new angular-based RF MEMS capacitive and high-power high-reliability RF MEMS metal-contact switches. His research interests are in the development of RF MEMS devices and tunable filters for the wireless and defense sector (reconfigurable networks, antennas, etc.). He has worked as a consultant for several leading RF MEMS and tunable front-end companies.


Fee: Free Event

JUL

15

Sunday
11:00AM - 3:00PM

Family Potluck Outing

Location: East Meadow Group Area
600 East Meadow Drive,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

Ahhh, Summer! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Caltech's Bay Area Alumni are gathering in Palo Alto for a picnic! It's time to pack up your favorite dishes and other picnic things in a big basket and join us at the beautiful Mitchell Park in Palo Alto to take in the fresh air, sunshine, and the company of old and new friends.

We've reserved the area near the intersection of Meadow and Cowper (same location as last year), which has lots of playground equipment for various ages, including a water play area and grassy field. Children and other guests are welcome.

Please RSVP by Saturday, June 24.


Fee: Free Event

AUG

2

Thursday
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Welcome back Cutter Coryell (BS '15)

Location: Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

We welcome back Cutter to learn about the road to product launch since his time pitching to our panelists in October 2017, their successful Kickstarter campaign, and manufacturing negotiations.

About Our Speaker
Cutter Coryell (BS '15), CTO and Co-Founder of Opterlife. Cutter has a BS in Physics from Caltech. He has worked with LIGO, Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes, and UCLA's Center for Cognition, Vision, and Learning.

About Opter
We're not just building a tech company - we're building a lifestyle.

The Basics - We believe that habits should get more attention, that getting healthier should be simple, and that technology can be unobtrusive.

Mindfulness - We won't sacrifice ethics for a slightly larger profit margin. We believe in doing our part to make the world a better place - whether it's through eco-friendliness or human rights.

Privacy - You don't have to choose between getting use out of your data and revealing it to the world. We use techniques such as strong encryption whenever we handle your data.

Transparency - Companies should work towards their users' best interests. We're committed to setting an example.


Fee: Free Event

OCT

4

Thursday
6:30PM - 9:00PM

4th Annual Pitch Event

Location: Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Directions

Description:

The Caltech alumni panelists comprising VC, corporate VC, and angel funding will hear and review your Pitch. (And, if the pitch resonates with their funding strategies ... you might get a callback!)

6:30-7:30 pm: Networking
7:30-8:45 pm: Program
9:00pm+: Crowne Plaza bar

Pitch Panel Event Application
Applications to Pitch at the Pitch Panel Event 2 must be received by September 7, 2018.

If you need help or want early feedback on your Pitch, please contact Gordon. We’ll try to connect you with a coach or mentor to help refine your pitch.

We will select and notify by Sept 21st no more than eight inventors to pitch to a stellar group of Caltech alumni funders at our October 5th meeting.

Should I attend?
Yes! Even if you don't have a pitch or intend to pitch, you can watch (and learn from) the misery effort of others.

Plus, if you want to connect with a mentor or a mentee, this event will be a great opportunity!

Finally, this will be an opportunity to introduce yourself to any panelist or special investor attendee one-on-one in case you may want to contact them in the future about investing in your startup.

The success of our network is based upon the strength of its members.

Pitch Coaches and Mentors
If you want to be a Pitch Coach or a Mentor please contact Gordon Mitchard (gmitchard@sandhillangels.com).


Fee: Free Event