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Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas


How important is having a “big idea” for startups? The founder’s idea has to be good enough to serve as a lure for talent. Staffing Up.

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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. The Idea – brief description.

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Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

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Amazon is emblematic of the sort of company that mostly disrupts industries *behind* the scenes. Amazon. It is a household name. Not one.

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Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


If you are networking to assist a startup you are advising, you can substitute the company’s pitch for your personal pitch. Unknown. Great.

Here Comes New Ideas from BPM

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BPM software can allow a company to automate a number of business process elements, while helping track the progression of different processes.

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The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. It’s not the great companies you build, it’s the silent killer of those that should have been build locally and weren’t. Klout was an LA company – sold for $200 million to Lithium.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company


However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. A version of this article previously appeared in  Forbes.

Snapchat Settles With Reggie Brown Over Idea For Startup


Venice, California-based Snapchat said Tuesday that it has settled a dispute with Reggie Brown , the fellow Stanford University student who had claimed that he came up with the idea for Snapchat. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. snapchat lawsuit reggie brown legal settlement social media

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups


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Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.

JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups


A new, Los Angeles area startup launched this morning, hoping to use the power of the crowd to help take ideas to launch. The startup--headed by Dirk Ahlborn--has created a system which lets the crowd provide feedback, ideas, and even crowdfunding to take ideas and research to market. READ MORE>>.

Follow the Leader | California Regulators Approve Transportation Ridesharing Companies

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liked President Peevey’s idea when it was just an idea. Regulations can be suffocating. It’s the first such decision in the U.S.

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Founders from MIT With a Plan to Change How We Grow and Eat Food

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In our industry we always talk about funding big ideas or funding things with more meaning. We loved the idea. Startup Companies

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Build a company – not just a product.


Some businesses are built around a single idea.   And sometimes that idea is just too small a slice of the big picture to be interesting to investors.  She stated that she had rejected the investment being discussed, because in her mind the entire company was “just a button, on a feature, in an app.”  There are exceptions. 

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Insights: Five Customer-Focused Trends for Companies in 2016


Our Insights and Opinions section features contributed article from our readers, about topics of interest to others. Or, they�ll buy from someone else.

Is That An Egg in Your Fridge? How One Quirky Company is Crowd-sourcing the Internet of Things

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One of the best examples of this is a company called Quirky. Technology used to be about sending people to the moon. What Drives Technology?

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Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Entrepreneurs often lament big companies, but most of us hope we’ll create just that. But that doesn’t mean that they have it all figured out.

UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech

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Everyone was talking, subjects ranged from comparisons of software to successes and failures of companies in the industry.

Why Solving Big Food & Healthcare Problems Will Yield Spectacular Companies

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We’re not Pollyannaish about this. In short, we’re after venture returns. They have raised $14 million to date.

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Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

Ask the Angels

During my seven years at the company, we went public, were acquired by Yahoo , and I continued at Yahoo for two more years. That’s true.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company  CODA. ENGAGE.

The three step dance – creating a great company


So, I’ve developed the three step dance in order to help form a repeatable method of how to create a great company from an early idea.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing  help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. The evening will consist of a series of live stage demonstrations guaranteed to impress and inspire new ideas among all in attendance. The time has finally arrived! Join Us.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation


In Michigan, the Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator is helping farmers turn their ag ideas into businesses.

Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company


However, to a Big Dumb Company (BDC), a startup’s IP is a thing of beauty. Some companies take pride in the number of patents they own.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. And as a result we have bred a culture of companies that have been quite innovative on making money.

Tapping The Power Of The Crowd For Ideas, Advice and Funding, with JumpStartFund


At JumpStart, we are taking a new, for-profit approach, to disrupt the way companies are being created. Why start a new company to do this?

Bill Gross Backs Startup Idea Marketplace IdeaMarket


According to the startup--which is based in San Francisco--it will let participants in the process share in equity and other profits from those companies. All of those ideas have a pre-commited amount of capital from investors willing to back those ideas. READ MORE>>. ideamarket venture capital idealab marketplace

Small Ideas, Big Benefits


Such ideas require little-to-no capital, usually last for a relatively short duration and are of nominal size. Note that I am not purporting that these are particularly amazing or unique ideas. In some cases, Venturetts morph into substantial ventures. I was once on the Board of such a company. Exercise: Weekly Business Idea.

JumpStartFund Launches First Ever Crowd-Powered Portal For Startups

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Helping solicit new business ideas and patents from individuals, federal research labs, universities and other R&D organizations countrywide.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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After months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. The evening will consist of a series of live stage demonstrations guaranteed to impress and inspire new ideas among all in attendance. Join Us. Event Details.


With $4.5M in Funding Wearable IoT World Launches U.S.-Pan Asia IoT Superhighway Accelerator

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The HKSAR Government welcomes innovation and technology companies from all over the world to set up offices in Hong Kong. Team of two or more.

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

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3D-Printing Companies. They’ll include the company’s Chairman and CEO Robert ‘Bob’ Iger and leaders from Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

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Why Did I Invest in the Company Pose?

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Jon also loved the idea, the market & Dustin.  companies versus the Web 1.0 Great guy, I wonder WTF he’s up to? And they still do.

Know When To Declare Defeat And Toss Out A Bad Idea – Do Not Be Afraid To Say, “That Baby Be Ugly!”


Idea Cronyism. Record companies evaluated songs based upon a variety of informal means, such as the Old Gray Whistle Test.

Citysearch, IAC Looks To Contest For Business Ideas


West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the local reviews and directory service of IAC, has taken an unusual approach to finding its next business idea: it's running a contest which asks its users to submit a "brilliant" idea for web and mobile applications. The companies said the deadline for entries is July 17th. READ MORE>>.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. Twitter was a podcasting company. And Lyft?

Funding the Big Idea

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Funding the Big Idea! The event features our premier Speed Dating* program where you can personally meet one on one and present your idea to Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Private and Public Equity Investors. See [link].

Great Companies Tell Great Stories

Frank Addante

At Rubicon Project, I’ve found these tools to be vital in helping me convey the story of our company. 1. They have lofty goals, and take risks.