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Founder Story: Steve DiBartolomeo of Artwork Conversion Software

Steve DiBartolomeo is co-founder of Artwork Conversion Software, Inc., an EDA software firm headquartered  in Santa Cruz CA with a development office in Manhattan Beach, CA. Founded in 1989, the company develops CAD translation programs, CAD viewers, plotting software and IC packaging software.  Artwork has over 5000 customers worldwide including Alcatel, AMD, Applied Materials, Agere, …

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Capturing Intellectual Property Workshop: Saturday Oct-19-2013

Every once in awhile we find great workshops that are open to all size companies.  Bill Meade’s “Capturing Intellectual Property” is one such workshop.  His hands-on workshop will cover: What is intellectual property (IP) The forms and functions of legal IP protections The IP system and its functioning (on one slide) Capturing an invention Checking …

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GroundFloorSV Leaving 2030 Duane Location Nov-30-2012

Following closely on the heels of Monday’s announcement of Hacker Dojo relocating we received the following notice this afternoon from Ground Floor Silicon Valley Special Announcement We are writing to members of the Ground Floor community to let everyone know that the building at 2030 Duane Avenue has been sold. The last day that Ground Floor …

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New Co-Working Space in Santa Clara: Ground Floor Silicon Valley

Max Bloom and Peter Bloom–yes they are brothers–have opened a new co-working space in Santa Clara called “Ground Floor Silicon Valley.” The 15,000 square foot facility is located at 2030 Duane Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054 It’s an interesting facility that has only been open a few weeks.  The facility  includes about 4,000 square feet …

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Frank Bailey, Sales VP at RTDA, on First Office Experiences

Today Sean and I sat down with Frank Bailey, VP of Sales from Runtime Design Automation. RTDA offers automation tools that manage all design resources such as licenses and CPU’s in order to streamline workflow. RTDA products track all licenses in your network, capture all jobs in your project, and automatically dispatch the jobs in …

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First Office: Ed Correia, Sagacent Technologies CEO

For my third post in the “First office” series, I wanted to learn about alternative office options to incubators. Earlier this month I sat down with Ed Correia, founder of Sagacent Technologies, to learn about his experience in finding the right first office. Sagacent Technologies specializes in business technology management services. Clients benefit from highly …

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