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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

You are constantly faced with decisions and there is always incomplete information.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. Making Things Happen.

How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. Even better than the conference hall is the after party.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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Their goal is to get you to appear in person at city roadshows that they run or to come to their annual Dreamforce conference.  Why Buy Mine?

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Good Judgment Comes with Experience, But Experience Comes from Bad Judgment

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This is part of my Startup Advice series of posts. There is a folklore in Silicon Valley that you should fund first-time entrepreneurs. 

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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He was having his first ever conference and people from the who’s who of VC firms in Silicon Valley would be attending.  Yeah, right. 

Data Mining Conference 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, August 23, 2009 -- Data Mining Conference 2009. Salford Systems' Data Mining Conference 2009. See [link] (more

LA Ruby Conference 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, April 4, 2009 -- Los Angeles Ruby Conference 2009 - a conference for those interested in ruby either professionally or as a hobby. See [link] (more

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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They got us invited to the Fortune CEO conference in Paris held at Versailles. This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. Yours.

The Perfect Pitch 2009

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Monday, October 26, 2009 -- The Perfect Pitch 2009. See [link] (more

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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The company did well in 2006 as we delivered a phenomenal product that got much industry acclaim at conferences and with initial customers. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#. Only then are you truly aligned. Let me start with a couple of stories.

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BIOCOM's 2009 DeviceFest

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 -- BIOCOM's 2009 DeviceFest promises to provide thought provoking panel discussions and case studies focusing on Inspiring Innovation, Overcoming Adversity and What's Next? The Future of Innovation. See [link].

Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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They work for a prestigious firm, have sat on big boards, went to HBS and speak at lots of conferences. There are many great VCs. Seagulls.

PDMA International Conference

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- PDMA International Conference. See [link] (more

PDMA International Conference

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- PDMA International Conference. See [link] (more

PDMA International Conference

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Monday, November 2, 2009 -- PDMA International Conference. See [link] (more

PDMA International Conference

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 -- PDMA International Conference. See [link] (more

PDMA International Conference

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 -- PDMA International Conference. See [link] (more

PDMA Annual International Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- PDMA's 33rd Annual International Conference. Conference for the Product Development and Management Association. See [link] (more

PDMA Annual International Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- PDMA's 33rd Annual International Conference. Conference for the Product Development and Management Association. See [link] (more

PDMA Annual International Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, November 2, 2009 -- PDMA's 33rd Annual International Conference. Conference for the Product Development and Management Association. See [link] (more

PDMA Annual International Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, November 1, 2009 -- PDMA's 33rd Annual International Conference. Conference for the Product Development and Management Association. See [link] (more

PDMA Annual International Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 31, 2009 -- PDMA's 33rd Annual International Conference. Conference for the Product Development and Management Association. See [link] (more

SoCalBio Investor/Partnership Conference

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 -- SoCalBio Investor/Partnership Conference. See [link] (more

Los Angeles CEOs - LABJ 2009 Awards

Jason Nazar

The Los Angeles Business Journal is hosting its 2009 award ceremony for the Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles.  The Awards Ceremony will be joined by a half day conference to be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on October 7th, 20009.  Los Angeles Business Journal 2009 Most Admired CEO Awards

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

Tech Zulu Event

The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. CellFrog Announces Embeddable Conference Calling.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 50 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. See [link] (more

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

Tech Zulu Event

From local Los Angeles tech events to worldwide conferences and expos.  BIL is an un-conference for people changing the world in big ways.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 50 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. See [link].

Red Herring Global 2009

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies. In addition to the distinguished speakers, the conference will provide an ideal networking platform for companies to cultivate global partnerships.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies. In addition to the distinguished speakers, the conference will provide an ideal networking platform for companies to cultivate global partnerships.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 50 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAY tm showcases attractive firms needing growth capital. View products, videos, on-line demos. See [link] (more

Red Herring Global 2009

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies. In addition to the distinguished speakers, the conference will provide an ideal networking platform for companies to cultivate global partnerships.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers, and 50 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAY showcases attractive firms needing growth capital. View products, videos, on-line demos. See [link] (more

PCNLA Alternative Finance Conference

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 -- PCNLA Alternative Finance Conference. PCNLA MAIN EVENT - Sources of Capital and Preparation in a Down Market Demystifying the Capital Process to help companies understand where to find and how to acquire funding. See [link] (more

LA Film Conference

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- The Future of Film. LA Film Conference. Join the film industry s key movers and influencers for Variety's and Digital Media Wire's inaugural summit focused on emerging business, legal, finance and technology trends in the $28.1 billion film industry. See [link] (more

SoCalBio Human Resources Conference

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Evolution of Entertainment Conference (e2)

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Friday, January 30, 2009 -- Evolution of Entertainment Conference (e2). The Evolution of Entertainment Conference (e2) is a can't miss event for all who are interested in or currently working in the field of entertainment or new media. See [link] (more

LA Games Conference

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 -- LA Games Conference. This conference will feature many of today's most successful, multi-platform companies representing the latest emerging business models shaping the gaming industry. The LA Games conference focuses on the evolution of the business of gaming and multimedia. See [link].

LA Games Conference

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- LA Games Conference. This conference will feature many of today's most successful, multi-platform companies representing the latest emerging business models shaping the gaming industry. The LA Games conference focuses on the evolution of the business of gaming and multimedia. See [link].

The Israel Conference

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 -- The Israel Conference. The Israel Conference will showcase leaders of significant businesses that were founded in Israel, have RandD operations in Israel, do business in Israel, or represent investors in Israeli companies. See [link] (more