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Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class


The Walt Disney Company announced the names of the companies in its second, startup accelerator program it runs out of Burbank, with the help of Techstars. According to Disney, the second class of the Disney Accelerator includes ten startups, who will participate in a three month mentorship and investment program. READ MORE>>.

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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Obviously to understand a “class” of people you have to make broad generalizations. Excuses. Here are mine. People are buying YOU.

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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.

Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO


The investment will help to add more online classes to their already impressive offerings. The movement has grown to a include a bevy of online courses, workshops, and events that aim to guide the future employees of tomorrow into a field that needs more help than anyone ever thought.

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Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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Techstars Disney Accelerator class of 2015 was announced yesterday. Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015 appeared first on TechZulu.

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UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program


UC Irvine is jumping onto the big data bandwagon, saying this week that it has launched a new, online course specifically aimed at helping individuals learn all about big data. extension bigdata hadoop study university classesUCI's Extension program is the continuing education arm of the university. READ MORE>>.

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A Pitch Of A Different Kind: The LA Dodger's Accelerator First Class


It was an unusual sight at Dodger's Stadium on Tuesday evening, at least for baseball fans, as a different Dodger's team took the field: the first class of the LA Dodgers Accelerator , an effort by the team to help incubate and accelerate startups in the sports and sport-related areas. What was the biggest takeaway of the evening?

Report: Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

socalTECH originally started as Lynda Weinman's personal domain, when she was teaching classes at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud


LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. million in 2012 to more than $59 million in 2015.

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.

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More


The fight is more expensive than expected : Editas Medicine (NASDAQ: EDIT ), which has licensed the Broad patents, has spent nearly $11 million this year so far on legal fees helping the Broad and Harvard University. When the Olympics roll around, many watchers get into a sport they previously hadn’t thought much about.

Disney Accelerator Names First Class


The Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator backed by Disney and being run by TechStars in Los Angeles, announced its inagural class today, naming eleven companies--including three Los Angeles companies--to participate in the three month program. READ MORE>>.

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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Agent Ace: Using Algorithms To Help You Find A Real Estate Agent


In other words, we help you find the agent who will sell your house the fastest and for the most money, based on their stats. Thanks!

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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.

LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service


Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. LifeCrowd, which currently is offering its services only in Los Angeles, currently is offering things like sushi making classes, kayaking tours, kiteboarding, and blackjack (led by the firm's own CEO).

Rexter Named Part Of Microsoft Accelerator Class


Rexter''s software--which runs across mobile platforms, tablets, and PCs--helps consolidate and manage their contacts from across social networking sites and email, and helps users manage those contacts and activities. READ MORE>>.

Earth Class Mail Lands In West LA


Seattle-based startup Earth Class Mail has landed in Los Angeles, saying Monday that the firm has opened up shop on Santa Monica Boulevard for the firm's Internet mail service. According to Earth Class Mail, the new Los Angeles retail location will also provide onsite package pickup and shipping services.

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


Instead of trying to teach students to be an entrepreneur, I expose my entrepreneurial students to tools that will help them solve real-world problems.

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.] 

Launchpad LA Adds Funding, Office Space For Startups


Launchpad LA started two years ago as mostly a mentoring effort to help support promising companies in Los Angeles, or who were interested in moving into the area; however, the program, unlike programs from Y-Combinator and TechStars, hadn't included any funding or office space. startup mentorship accelerator class winter launchpad

GameSalad Rolls Out New Tools To Help Aspiring Game Developers


Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad , a developer of tools which make it easy to create real, world class mobile apps and desktop games, said it is looking to help aspiring hobbyists to become full fledged game developers, with a new effort called GameSalad Academy. No problem! The new educational site is free to users.

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


When I arrived at Wharton many moons ago, I was told that all first-year students take the same set of Core classes. Custom Wharton Degree.

DocStoc Launches Expert Video


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Techstars Launches Virtual Accelerator


The inaugural class of four companies in the the accelerator includes two different companies with founders in San Diego. Startup accelerator operator Techstars announced this morning that it is launching a new "virtual accelerator", which seeks to provide the same kind of experience virtually that the startup accelerator is offering.

Everything about Java 8


common scenario in Java libraries is, for some interface Foo , there would be a companion utility class Foos with static methods for generating or working with Foo instances. An interface cannot provide a default implementation for any of the methods of the Object class. Why abstract classes can't be instantiated using a lambda.

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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.

Karlin Ventures Looks To Help Develop LA's Rising Tech Leaders With Program


Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Karlin Ventures is hoping to help develop rising, technology executives--particularly those at the VP level--with a new program it is launching today called Karlin Fellows. Karlin said the new program will be available both to execs from its portfolio companies, as well as others in the community.

Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated


Commerce.Innovated--which is run by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard--is a "virtual accelerator" aimed at helping startups in the commerce area.

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


We've deliberately left out in-house incubators, and programs which don't follow the class-based format (we'll cover those next). Funding: Yes.

Interview with Michael Abrams, the Disney Accelerator


Earlier this week, the Disney Accelerator held the demo day for its second class. At this moment, we're 100 percent focused on this class.

New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount


There's a new, startup incubator in town in West Los Angeles--this time, launching out of Loyola Marymount University and its College of Business.

Citrix GoToTraining Adds Social Features


The firm said the new social media capabilities allows trainers to share classes and promote training on those social networking and media services. Citrix Systems said the new feature makes it easy to click and share their training classes and catalogs on those various sites, to help get the word out about their training classes.

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire


According to President Obama, the new initiative will help to provide a "pathway to the middle class" for workers, by helping to train them to meet the needs for well paying technology jobs. READ MORE>>. techhire white house jobs employment california angeles technology recruiting training school education

EvoNexus Deadline Approaches Monday


San Diego-based startup incubator EvoNexus said Friday that the deadline for its Fall startup class is Monday. The technology incubator's aim is to help increase the success rate of startups in the area--and increase jobs and employment in the industry. evonexus deadline startup class money incubate incubatorREAD MORE>>.

MakerSquare Launches In LA


Coding bootcamp operator MakerSquare , which helps students get software jobs, has just launched its first program in Los Angeles, aiming to help students learn the technical and professional skills to land a software position. makersquare coding bootcamp classes software jobsREAD MORE>>.

Lead, Follow or Get the F**k Out of the Way

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And of course fudging never produces world-class results, so many companies suffer from mediocrity. Lead — It’s hard to be a real leader.

HypeMarks Gets $350K


Los Angeles-based HypeMarks , the developer of a service which helps users find new places to explore on the web, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, socalTECH has learned. HypeMarks was part of the StartEngine accelerator Q1 class; the company originally grew out of Sae Koo's business class at USC. READ MORE>>.

Virgin America Taps LA Startup For In-Flight Social Network


According to Virgin America, it has launched an in-flight social network which is aimed at helping to connect fellow business travelers on its flights, via the free Here On Biz app. Virgin America said the app will help guests connect in the air with other guests and also on the ground at the company''s lounges and terminals.

BetterWorks Adds Videos, Micropayments


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the startup run by Paige Craig, which is developing a service to help companies manage and offer employee benefits and perks, has upgraded its product features. BetterWorks has developed a system which makes it easy for employers to manage fringe benefits for its employees. READ MORE>>.

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