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Concordia Institute Adds Programs

Concordia University in Irvine said it would start three new online graduate certificate programs in March through its new Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling.

Tech Firm Attracts BMW to Worker-Allocation Service

Cloud-Based Tool Lets Consumers Compare

A startup that created a cloud-based technology platform that helps companies allocate full-time employees, subcontractors and independent contractors just signed its first customer—and a biggie, at that.

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Vanguard Exec to Head Nurse Group

Mary Wickman, director of nursing and professor of nursing at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, was named president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders.

VR Company’s Theme Park Title Part of ‘Evolution’

Kayak Adventure Plays To Popular Exploration Uses

A virtual reality software company closed a $250,000 seed round that it used to launch a VR title.

Pair Leverages Common Interests to Create Brand

Fast Cars, Swank Nightlife Product of Hearty Ambition

Entrepreneurs, if nothing else, must be resourceful.

Crowdfunding Misstep Kickstarted Enterprise

Crowdcreate Helps Others Avoid Same Mistakes

Getting kicked off Kickstarter provided the kick two Orange County entrepreneurs needed to create their own crowdfunding marketing agency.

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Magazine Refreshes

Motorcyclist magazine in Irvine will debut a new look with its March/April issue, which goes on sale Feb. 28.

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UCI Prof to Share $10M Grant

UCI Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology Ali Mortazavi will share $10 million in grant funding over four years with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to establish a mapping center to pinpoint where genes, and the regulatory elements that control them, lie within the entire genome.

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UCI, Rochester Tech in Joint Effort

University of California-Irvine and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability launched the Reducing Embodied-Energy & Decreasing Emissions Institute to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

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State Funds UCI Innovation, Research

University of California-Irvine’s innovation institute has received $2.2 million from the state to help speed research and innovations to market.

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