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COVID-Safe Mobile Pet Grooming Startup Wins Leap Pitch Competition

COVID-Safe Mobile Pet Grooming Startup Wins Leap Pitch Competition

Judges select grooming startup The Bark Shoppe as the winner of the competition’s $15,000 grand prize.   The Bark Shoppe Is Building Community Through Its Business The Leap Pet Project Pitch Competition, which supports pet-focused startups, went virtual this...

Michelson 20MM Foundation Is Supporting Racial Equity Partners

Michelson 20MM Foundation Is Supporting Racial Equity Partners

The Michelson 20MM Foundation stands with protestors and affected communities as an ally in anti-racism efforts.   While millions of Americans sheltered in their homes in 2020, many thousands poured into the streets to protest systemic racism and call for justice...

Encouraging Invention Among Students – Jaseem Bhatti

Encouraging Invention Among Students – Jaseem Bhatti

Jaseem Bhatti, Michelson IP 2020 Essay Winner Inspired by the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, college student Jaseem Bhatti says he invents to solve real-world problems. Bhatti is now devising a robot for...

USC Michelson Center Develops a COVID-19 Symptom Timeline

USC Michelson Center Develops a COVID-19 Symptom Timeline

Even though scientific knowledge about COVID-19 grows by the day, the mysteries of the disease’s progression remain a major hurdle in stemming the pandemic.   Researchers at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience are helping unlock these secrets...

Connecting California Bridges the Digital Divide

Connecting California Bridges the Digital Divide

In summer 2020, Michelson 20MM Foundation launched Connecting California to help bridge these divides. Held virtually, the inaugural series assembled local and national leaders to discuss and devise solutions for enhancing digital equity.     Introducing...

Caring for Pets Affected by the Pandemic

Caring for Pets Affected by the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to strains on people’s physical, mental, and financial well-being—as well as their ability to take care of their pets.     In response, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation launched the Better Neighbor Project to tackle pet...

Awards for Workforce-Focused, Women-Led Startups

Awards for Workforce-Focused, Women-Led Startups

After a tough year for the job market—and a tough time for families who lost incomes—two startups focused on workforce training have received grants of $100,000 from the Michelson 20MM Foundation.   BridgeCare and JobBliss Receive $100K Grants to Focus Efforts on...