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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

LaunchpadLA Application Deadline Nears, As Class Graduates


Interested in getting some help in getting your startup off the ground and funded? Launchpad LA , the Los Angeles startup accelerator program which is run by Sam Teller, and was founded by venture capitalist Mark Suster, is gearing up for another class, to start next month. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd


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

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.

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.] 

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>>.

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.

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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!

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>>.

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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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.

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.

DocStoc Launches Expert Video


docstoc video courses premium documents learning entrepreneur small business owner classesREAD 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.

Grokker Wants to Help You Cook, Keep Fit and Meditate

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We connect YOU (the passionate enthusiast) with expert video and our active community to help you embrace and practice your wellness passions.

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.

How To Make (Almost) Anything Go Viral


We share information to help others, to make them better off.”. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The Faux Anti-Gladwell.

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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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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.

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


Bringing an accelerators’ graduates back as mentors provides value to the next class, certainly. Convert Graduate-Founders Into Mentors.


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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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.

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.

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.

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

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So suck that every teacher who scolded us for not paying attention to boring classes or making people with ADD feel less accomplished. 3. Sorry.

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Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

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he is rust belt middle class. Older, working-class, white and had voted for Democrats in the past. acknowledge I was angry. The DNC.

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

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As venture fell out of favor all three pulled out of the asset class. What percentage of their fund will you be? could go on for a long time.

SHIFT Launches the First Open Marketing Cloud To Help Marketers Work Efficiently

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It also offers access to SocialFlow’s best-in-class technology for publishing and buying. All Your Marketing Apps In One Place.