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What it's really like to intern for an LA tech company

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In Wake Of Infamous Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training

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A new program to prepare high-ranking women in the biotech industry for corporate board seats has unveiled its first class of 20. and Europe. percent.

Tech companies reign in Business Journal's list of best places to work

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Your Customer Success Team Is Focusing On The Wrong Definition Of Success

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MyLAB Box Brings STD Tests To Your Door

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While on the road to finding the global Startup Of The Year , we’re on a mission to feature and highlight as many rising stars as possible. From tech and hardware, to entrepreneurs improving the accessibility of health information, each month dozens of new startups try to breakout and create an impact in their industry. Reach out to us here.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 19: L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

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tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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For example: Can a 20-story office tower serve as a “vertical campus” and innovation hub for local tech companies? John “J.T.”

Kobe Bryant reveals $100M venture capital fund

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Today, it was revealed how Bryant would be spending at least part of his new-found time off. read more

Trade Desk Files For IPO

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Ventura-based Trade Desk has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M on an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company says it has filed to trade as TTD. The advertising technology company is led by Jeff Green. Green is a serial entrepreneur , having sold his last firm, AdECN, to Microsoft. READ MORE>>.

DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

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The LA Dodgers And R/GA Announce Second Sports Accelerator Program Companies. Focus is on Growth-Stage Companies and Strategic Business Development. The Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA Ventures are pleased to announce the five companies chosen for the second LA Dodgers Sports Accelerator. The program launches today in R/GA’s LA office.

Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More

Xconomy

When the Olympics roll around, many watchers get into a sport they previously hadn’t thought much about. This time for me, it’s volleyball. The best part, though, are the rejections. Just like in basketball, there’s nothing more dramatic than emphatically denying an opponent a chance to score. Talk about sacrifice.

Swimsuits and startups: 10 Silicon Beach Fest events you don't want to miss

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CrowdStrike Sets VP

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Irvine-based endpoint protection and security developer CrowdStrike said today that it has named Brian Brouillette as its Vice President of Customer Success. Brouillette was previously at Westell, and also served at Hewlett Packard (HP), Juniper, Ixia and NetOptics. READ MORE>>. crowdstrike customer success support cybersecurity security software

The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum. The Women in Green Forum (WIGF) has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. See [link] (more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Apple Making Snapchat Clone

L.A. Business Journal

Apple making Snapchat clone, Hyperloop Transportation’s novel approach, and RockYou buys Fanbread

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Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas

Xconomy

How important is having a “big idea” for startups? However, an A team can iterate until it finds success. Only a good team can make this happen.

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Tech Roundup: Dodgers Accelerator names second cohort and more

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Newegg In Big College Marketing Push

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Los Angeles-based online technology retailer Newegg is in a big push to reach out to students on college campuses, saying on Thursday that it plans to visit over 80 universities, as school gets under way. Newegg sells both technology products, but also new and used textbooks through its site. READ MORE>>.

Celebrate your mistakes!

Berkonomics

Doesn’t the whole enterprise fail a bit each time a learning opportunity is lost or someone hides actions from management?  Celebrate your mistakes. 

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

L.A. Business Journal

STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more

Intelligence + Maturity = Better Leaders

Xconomy

There are plenty of smart executives in the world, but they often make poor leaders. senators to end his bid for a Florida senate seat. Have courage.

Everyone's an angel: FlashFunders's crowdfunding platform connects startups with new investors

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Amazon.com Challenges SoCal's Automotive Sites With Amazon Vehicles

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E-commerce giant Amazon has made a move into the automotive research area this morning, challenging such local automotive information providers like Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , Irvine-based Autobytel , Santa Monica-based TrueCar , Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , plus El Segundo-based CarDirect. READ MORE>>.

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Silicon Beach Fest

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Friday, August 26, 2016 -- Silicon Beach Fest. Silicon Beach Fest celebrates LA’s unique startup entertainment tech community with panels, pitches, and parties. See [link] (more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne

How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America

Xconomy

What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.

AI software developer Veritone picks up $50M

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Incipio Dumped At Altar By Skullcandy

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Irvine-based electronics accessories maker Incipio has been dumped at the altar by Skullcandy , as the companies were about to finalize their acquisition deal, first announced back in June. READ MORE>>. skullcandy incipio merger acquisition electronic electronics accessory headphones earbuds private equity

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Silicon Beach Fest

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 -- Silicon Beach Fest. Silicon Beach Fest celebrates LA’s unique startup entertainment tech community with panels, pitches, and parties. See [link] (more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

L.A. Business Journal

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida

Who’s to Blame for Inflated Health Insurance Costs?

Xconomy

How often would you go to the doctor if you had to pay for a big chunk out of pocket—or how about if it was completely free? The amount of health care we consume depends on how good our health insurance is. First, let me define what I mean by a “good” or “bad” health plan. There is an excess increased cost associated with a good health plan.

5 events you need to check out this week

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Curology Finds $15M For Prescription Skincare Via Subscription

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San Diego-based Curology , a startup which provides prescription, skincare medications to treat acne and aging, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Advance Vixeid Partners, and also included Sherpa Capital and Forerunner ventures. The company's founder and CEO is David Lortscher, MD. READ MORE>>.

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