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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? First Principles.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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– No great presentation can be delivered like a conversation. Tell a story – Every great presentation tells a story. Whew.&#.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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We will also have some of the top companies present that each of the panelist has invested in. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. in 2004.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

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I obviously don’t speak for all investors. That’s fine.  It is probably the right thing for the stage of company. understand. BUT WAIT?

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. So … November 2010 and Facebook has 500 million users. chuckle. The Past (1985-2002).

73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up

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There are so many ways to present data to tell the story you want that I can’t even list every way data is skewed. Stats sell. “Yes.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Presenting Companies

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. After months of submissions the moment you all have been waiting for is here! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. It’s a toast to those who build and innovate. Visit TechZulu for full story.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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So no prizes for guessing my New Year’s resolution for 2010.  I plan to be 25 pounds lighter by December 31st, 2010.  Good luck.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Companies: Spotlight Companies. As of May 2010, CallFire has over 20,000 customers! Join Us. Event Details. to 10:30 p.m.

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Four Companies Where Hollywood Is Intersecting With Technology

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What do industrial equipment and tooling have to do with Hollywood and technology? Tags: content startup technology hollywood

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March The following are the top items based on social signals. Wannabe entrepreneur symptoms and cures - Gabriel Weinberg , July 25, 2010 I was once a wannabe entrepreneur.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. " 8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup - Instigator Blog , June 18, 2010 Job interviews are meant to be conversations. Now I have. Twice.

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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August was a slow month in terms of traffic and I was away for a lot of the month, but there were some really great posts at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content. Social gaming was naturally one of the key topics, covered in many presentations.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! You could just outspend. It is to out friend. Solution.

Interview with Alex Schneider, Ventura Ventures Technology Center

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On Thursday, the City of Ventura is formally launching a new incubator, the Ventura Ventures Technology Center (www.v2tc.com), targeted at high tech businesses. The incubator so far includes startups Lottay , Geodelic , and a number of other Internet and other technology firms. Tell us about the incubator--how long as it been around?

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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It bothers him.  He wants people to know that it’s cool to be knowledgeable about business and technology. “Technology is power.

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What’s it Like Being a VC?

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One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “what’s it like being a VC?&#  I’ve been a VC for nearly 3 years now.

Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network

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We're looking for inventors interested in commercializing and spinning out their technology into a company. Thanks for the time today.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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Yes, social networks of 2010 have much better usability, have better developed 3rd-party platforms and many more people are connected. chuckle.

The Immersive Technology Summit Live

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Join us this Thursday as we present to you the world's first summit on Immersive Technology. Tags: Arts & Entertainment Retail & Consumers Video Andy Tong Harold Tan immersive Technology imtech Kevin Wong Nathan Makino Visit TechZulu for full story.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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’ When you use technology for a really long time you begin to spot patterns. But then I saw something really nutty. Really? And growing.

Entrepreneurship: Nature vs. Nurture? A Religious Debate

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Nature vs. Nurture. You’ve all heard the question before. Now that I have two boys (4 and 7) I’m convinced it’s the other way around.

Redefining The Future At Humanity+ Live From Caltech

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On December 4-5, 2010 TechZulu will present to the Humanity Plus conference live from the Caltech (California Institute of Technology). Tags: Business Development Events Science & Technology Caltech Humanity Plus Visit TechZulu for full story.

CommNexus Presents Andrew Seybold

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents:Keynote Presentation: Andrew Seybold, CEO and Principal, Andrew Seybold Inc. Andrew M. Seybold is one of the most respected and influential champions of mobile wireless innovation. See [link] (more

How Do I Identify A Great adVenture Opportunity? The Answer Is Obvious, Yet Insightful

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Thus, you must be confident that you can solve the problem, even if it entails leveraging third party technology and/or resources. Hobby Pony.

2010 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition

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Friday, October 1, 2010 -- 2010 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition. In total, 53 student presentations  from art to business, and technology to social sciences  will be featured at this years showcase. Judges select ten finalists from the showcase to give a two-minute presentation about their ideas.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

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Startup Matchmaking (Wed 5th Oct – Santa Monica) - The first event is tonight (Tues, Oct 5, 2010) at Wokcano in Santa Monica.

Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – A’s, B’s & C’s

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This article was originally posted in a much more concise version over GigaOm if you prefer the shorter version. They should be owned by marketing.

2010 State of Evolving Media Address

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- 2010 State of Evolving Media Address. New media and entertainment lawyer James Nguyen will talk on the latest technology and business trends, key intellectual property issues in the evolving media landscape, and practical tips for negotiating content licenses in the digital age. See [link] (more

I Would Only Fund an Entrepreneur with High Integrity

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Back in November I agreed with Nivi over at VentureHacks to do a series on the ten most important attributes of a successful entrepreneur. 

Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

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Some of the best pitches we’ve seen have been from entrepreneurs that have taken a very complex technology and/or target market and described it in very simple language in 1-2 slides. For most of the 40 minute presentation, the Founder did nothing but try to convince us that Los Angeles had a traffic problem (really?).

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing

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But I want to work with people who thrive on winning.  I look for that fighting spirit in those that present to me. OK. I had to say it. 9. 

Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

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They'll even help them with presentation skills. Why a business plan competition, and why in engineering school? My Ph.D. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Kevin O'Connor, FindTheBest.com

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Kevin O'Connor: I've been really fortunate in life, in that I love technology, and love solving problems. billion. What's FindTheBest all about?

Four SoCal Firms Head to DEMO

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Four Southern California firms are headed to Palm Springs for the DEMO launch conference next week, according to a list of the presenters released Friday. DEMO has traditionally been a major launch event for startups and new technology products.

Skate Where the Puck is Going

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But if you’re “leading&# a pitch with game dynamics as though you thought of it first it gets to be a bit much. Fawking badges. My view.

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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The Social Web Challenges of 2010: A List What are the challenges with the social Web today? Dion Hinchcliffe Get Enterprise Web 2.0 landscape.

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