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Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

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The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Creek.

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Angel Investing Trends for 2012

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FBN: What trends in the marketplace should entrepreneurs pay close attention to in 2012? Written By  Cindy Vanegas. Published December 29, 2011.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


This past year 2012 was all about forming teams, picking players, and choosing uniforms. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

Strategy is Defined by Big Picture | Art of Leadership 2012

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Women 2.0 Conference 2012 | For The Men Who Missed It

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Just like the sky scraping investment banks of Wall Street, the technology industry tends to be a sausage party. So when I heard about Women 2.0

Startup Weekend LA Summer 2012 Live!

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We are live from Startup Weekend Los Angeles at Coloft! HUGE thanks to Denise Walker for helping out with the stream! Stream will begin around 6:15pm PST. Refresh the page if video is not live streaming. Entrepreneurship Startups Video Coloft Startup Weekend Startup Weekend LA

What’s Next for TECH in 2012? | Infographic

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Leave a comment and let us know what you think is next for 2012. The most rapid of those industry’s being technology.

CES 2012 Day 1 | Celebrity Endorsement Much?

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This year’s 2012 International CES is my very first, and will not be my last. What What an amazing show. My Golf Swing Digitized.

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TechZulu Heads to CES 2012! And Your Chance to Win A Kindle Fire!

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TechZulu is heading out to CES and we have tons of products/gadgets/games/companies to review and interview. So make sure you Follow @techzulu. Simple!

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


I've done four Free CTO Consulting Sessions in the past month with startup founders who all had run into variations of the same problem.

What Mattered in 2012: Erik Rannala of MuckerLab


muckerlab rannala erik roundup year 2012What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year? toward one or two major dominate players.

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


Even better, my good friend and data visualization guru Steve Wexler of Data Revelations was able to create visualizations of the data. It has not.

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23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey


This article previously appeared in  Forbes. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Fear – Channel It. Heck no. Of course not.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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And so it goes again. I’ve been on the road much of 2012 and part of 2011. It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep.

Document Your MVP for a Developer


I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. He is not a technical person, but is somewhat web savvy.

Nine Startup Tips From Walt Disney


Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. 1.

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BunchBall | Leader in Gamification

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” Watch the video above as I interview Molly of BunchBall about SXSW 2012, gamification, and the future of motivational gaming models.

Join Us At Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit

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You all remember that one summit, you know the one where Kate Middleton and Prince William attended. Yup That’s the one! Speaker List.

The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand

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So Investor A might have bought 20% of your company in 2012 and in 2013 with no addition money invested suddenly owns 40% of your company.

Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

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My wife & I have a close friend who recently entered the workforce for his first-ever job. So consider this my first-ever guest blog post.

Lean Startup Legend Steve Blank Discloses His Most Daring Guerrilla Marketing Tactics


I always walk away smarter after speaking with Steve Blank. Eventually, someone volunteered, 'We have a ton of registration cards.' Good News Bad News.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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So it is unsurprising that an over-funding environment and the commensurate returns hangover would have lasted until about – well – 2012.

Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

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Every so often I find myself caught up in a really hectic 3-4 week schedule where it seems like I float endlessly betweens meetings. Pitches. Intros.

Connecting with People and High Level Communication (A TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Experience)

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Get your headphones ready, they launch Halloween 2012. Every conference is different. The one common thread is interaction with people.

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2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit

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10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes


Jason’s inspiration for this 6 ½ minute talk was a blog entry he wrote in 2008, which went viral within the startup community. Superheroes Help Others.

Black Friday Spending Up In 2012, Hits $1.042 Billion


retail, e-commerce spending on Friday was the heaviest, online spendin day to date in 2012. The company said that U.S. Image courtesy BigStock.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Wow — what a weekend. Startup Weekend LA has grown to become a very special event here in Los Angeles. Coffee is for closers!” What a SWLA.

leetUP Awesomesauce.Live! | Tonight! March 1, 2012

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I absolutely love attending events and shows at Club Nokia. Something a little off the wall from the music acts Club Nokia often hosts. Double sold.

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. Let me explain.

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. didn't know much about business back then." [Tweet this quote]. Be smart.

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The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

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And a heartfelt thank you to my VC friends, lawyers and portfolio executives who have spent their personal time counseling me in 2012. Sorry.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas


His talk was especially intriguing, as he attended UCSB, but dropped out to start a clothing design company. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video. The concise guide is here.

The Misstep of Quora and The Importance of Trust Amongst Your Community

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You know the old saying about trust … “It takes years to build and seconds to destroy.” Tred this line carefully. Of course not.

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How To Become a VC


A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The inquiry is common because being a VC is (to an entrepreneur, at least) a sexy job.

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How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

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This is a hot topic I’ve been asked a lot about recently. You’re on a first date with a VC – how much should you tell them? The First Meeting.

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Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell


According to a January 2012 article in Forbes Magazine , nearly 16% of the 400 most affluent Americans do not have a college degree. Degree?

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7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”. During those same 15-years, I made innumerable mistakes.