TechLA: A startup internship program aimed at the exodus of LA’s engineering graduates

The program will invite math and engineering students at UCLA, USC, The Art Center College of Design, and CalTech to connect with several hundred participating startups

From PandoDaily:

“One of the greatest shortcomings of the Los Angeles tech ecosystem in recent years has been the inability to retain the engineering talent that graduates from its local universities. Believe it or not, it’s LA, not Boston or the Bay Area, that graduates the most engineers in the US each year – 2,900 in total. But, as much as 70 percent of the time, according to some estimates, these talented young individuals leave the area to find work elsewhere.

TechLA, a consortium formed among Internships.com, several local VC firms, incubators, and accelerators, and the leading local universities, aims to change this trend. The program will invite math and engineering students at UCLA, USC, The Art Center College of Design, and CalTech to connect with several hundred participating startups for internships, as well as to participate in general networking and community events…”

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