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You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

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Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms. Challenging.

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

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There are a lot of things I think entrepreneurs should care about when raising from a VC: How big or small their fund is? Why? 1. Beezer did.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

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Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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A traffic jam of expensive cars lined up to pull into the packed parking lot of MuckerLab for its second graduating class demo day.

3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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Most companies do not have the infrastructure to build and support an enterprise-class portal. This is where SaaS gets sexy. Time to market.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment

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Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Yes.”. Fan, Not A Fan Boy.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life: The New Measure Of Wealth

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Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face. The people are amazing.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth

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Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face. The people are amazing.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

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Equally, I encouraged entrepreneurs to thoroughly reference check their VCs – you’ll learn much more from this than anything else.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty. Did the experience at Anderson help you with starting the company?

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A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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to explore his theses about the societal norms and values of white, working-class people from Appalachia and why America was leaving them behind.

Interview with Anna Barber, Techstars LA

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Anna Barber: Before this, I hadn't been involved with Techstars as a mentor, however, I'd been an entrepreneur and mentored at other accelerators. However, I always wanted to get into a broader role in the startup ecosystem, where I could help other entrepreneurs work on their ideas. How did you get involved with Techstars?

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?” Thank you upStart.LA!

Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class

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What do you get when you combine a technology investment demo day with a Hollywood-style story pitch session? Studios in Burbank on Monday evening.

DocStoc Launches Expert Video

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How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

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Automated mailing tools are a major resource for entrepreneurs. There is something for just about every entrepreneur out there.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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Indeed, whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, director, actor, cinematographer, editor, art director or composer (or some combination of these) Stage 32 offers classes to meet your specific needs. Classes with a wide geographic appeal. Among those that have paid for a Stage 32 class, 91% say they’ll do it again in the future.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. Entrepreneur InterviewThat doesn’t work.”. link].

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom

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The two of us really wanted to be entrepreneurs. angeles startup taskus outsourcing phillippines growth bryce maddock entrepreneur

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

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standard entrepreneur retort I heard back then (2008-09) was “I don’t know what my company is worth now. Entrepreneur Advice

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”

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There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out.  Email readers.continue here.] 

Zingy Looks To Create Uber For Dog Walkers

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Do you love walking dogs? A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Zingy , is looking to create a new, online marketplace to connect dog owners with other dog lovers to help walk their dogs. The new marketplace startup said it is aimed at helping dog lovers earn additional income, and to help create meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities.

Kenya Dream Eptimozies The Art Of “Fun-raising” Philanthropy

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This principle proved to be true once again at Nithin’s High School, when his class decided they did NOT want a prom. Lastly, never give up.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

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Steve is also a Stanford Professor and noted marketing entrepreneur. Four Steps was essentially my class notes. Preaching What You Live.

Why A Prominent Startup Executive Wants You To Fail, Get Fired And Focus

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Kim Kovaks, Founder and CEO OptionEase , recently spoke to a class of emerging entrepreneurs at UC Santa Barbara. Entrepreneur Intervie

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. How did it help you? In L.A. It sounds interesting.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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which programs are--and aren't--worth looking at has become very difficult, if not impossible, for startup entrepreneurs. Funding: Yes.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Help us to get to know him or her. Connecting to a trainer helps keep you in line. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Rahul and Co.

Boston Startup School Launches | Education 2.0

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Last week Boston Startup School officially launched and began with their inaugural class. Something a “corporate” job would not do.)

Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab

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However, we think there are probably enough great companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California to full up the classes. Thanks!

Are You an Entrepreneur?

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Hint: He was an entrepreneur. The same is true of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is so highly valued in the Western World that some people try to convince themselves that they are an entrepreneur, when in fact they would be better off at a Big Dumb Company (“BDC”). Entrepreneur Does Not Equal Inventor. Are you? Unlikely.

Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine

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Are you an entrepreneur hoping to startup a company in the Los Angeles area? When is your first class? Talk about your accelerator?

Interview with Paul Bricault, Amplify

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Because of that, you get to meet slots of people in the community, because there's such a prolific number of entrepreneurs. more) READ MORE>>.

Interview: Jason Nazar of Docstoc

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It was a great precursor to being an entrepreneur. If you prefer to read a summary of Jason’s responses, they are included below.

Lessons Learned From The Accelerator Trenches: MuckerLab's Erik Rannala

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That is, once you invest in a company, you''re a shareholder, and you help that company for the course of its life. There''s many forms of data.

Start Engine Creates $15M Fund, Adds Governor Gray Davis As Advisor

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Start Engine, modeled after the YCombinator and TechStars accelerators, is running its first class of startups in January; the group is investing $20,000 in those companies, and providing other resources, mentors, and a program to help those startups get funded and into the market. McPeak; and Greg Suess of ROAR to its advisory board.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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It's all about the entrepreneur. You have to help people get better, and not try to fix things. Big ideas rule the day. READ MORE>>.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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Towards the end of 2006 I realized that EC2 was transformative and that people needed help understanding it as well as tools to work it.