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


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


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

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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.

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


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

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


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.

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


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


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 Bong Koh, LifeCrowd


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

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.

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!

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.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat


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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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


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


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

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.”


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.] 

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


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.

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Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class


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.

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


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

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DocStoc Launches Expert Video


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


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


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.

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.)

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom


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Are You an Entrepreneur?


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: Jason Nazar of Docstoc


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

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale


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.

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The 5 Criteria That Matter When Evaluating A College Entreprenurial Program


friend recently asked me to give his startup-minded daughter some advice to help her vet undergraduate entrepreneurial programs.

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Wearable World Labs Partners With Technicolor to Accelerate Wearable Tech & IOT Start­ups

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The next generation of wearable technologies will help create more immersive, interactive and contextual experiences for users,” Pizzica said.

Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day


Savvy entrepreneurs - seek out programs which incorporate these post-graduation activities. Convert Graduate-Founders Into Mentors.


Zingy Looks To Create Uber For Dog Walkers


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.

RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel


What did you learn from that experience and what advice would you give an entrepreneur who is trying to figure out their next gig? You’re right.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

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Please help me in amplifying this message and in welcoming Kobie to the team on social media. Why Kobie? Kobie scored highly on all fronts.

Hands-on Techniques To Avoid Hiring Wantrepreneurs


They profess to be entrepreneurs, but are they actually Wantrepreneurs? Entrepreneur Team Buildingfree weekly Infochachkie articles!

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

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The message of the panel was very clear – “We don’t need your help. you’re not following him?). He sold for a huge gain.

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US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs.