January, 2012

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Nine Startup Tips From Walt Disney

InfoChachkie

Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. 1.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process. Executive Summary. Call high.

StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions

SoCal CTO

Aggregage , the platform that powers StartupRoar has added a powerful personalization engine. Now with personalization it's even better.

Don’t Take for Granted…

Jason Nazar

Don’t take for granted your life, even if you think it’s filled with strife. Don’t take for granted your health, it can’t be replaced any amount of wealth. Don’t take for granted your friends, they may be all you have in the end. Don’t take for granted your kin, for they love you in spite of your sins. Personal

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The Future of Couponing | How Social-Local-Mobile has Changed the Game

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Paul Breummer, Search Engine Land. Due to the combination of these factors, marketers began to more heavily fund digital platforms.

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HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App

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The Characteristics of Exceptional Entrepreneurs: How to Break Out of the Pack

Jason Nazar

I recently gave a speech at the MBA program at Pepperdine University on “How to Break Out of the Pack” It was a talk to a large group of budding entrepreneurs who were looking for some advice on what exceptional business leaders do to distinguish themselves from everyone else. The video (to be added soon) will include the full talk.

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

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The time has finally arrived! 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. For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. Join Us.

UCI Entrepreneurship: Milton Chang, Incubic

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- Milton Chang, Ph.D., Managing Director, Incubic Management (a venture capital fund in Mountain View, CA). Entrepreneurship Course, 2012 Guest Speaker Lectures, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine. Free and open to the public.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

InfoChachkie

His talk was especially intriguing, as he attended UCSB, but dropped out to start a clothing design company. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Both Sides of the Table

Occasionally on this blog I break away from industry commentary and write more broadly. The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. Randomly.

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MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service

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The service--which takes advantage of Myspace's library of music videos and songs--runs on Panasonic's VIERA Connect enabled HDTVs. READ MORE>>.

How to Be a Great Entrepreneur: VIDEO

Jason Nazar

Its a collection of life & business lessons that the most successful entrepreneurs have applied to achieve amazing feats.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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SuperDemo: Bill Gross. Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Watch out for the gray areas in non-competes.

Berkonomics

   What if you are the seller of a previous business or shares amounting to more than an insignificant percentage of a previous business?  Certainly the buyer’s asset purchase documents included a non-compete clause, usually valid for two years from the date of the closing.  That does nothing to regain your right to its purchased information. 

Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell

InfoChachkie

Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Degree? For many entrepreneurs, college has little appeal. Look around.

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Interesting New Tech Blog for your Radar Screen

Both Sides of the Table

Why should you care? Well, it is established by some of the industries more successful investors – Mike Maples and Roger McNamee.

Elon Musk To Deliver Caltech Commencement

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Caltech said Musk will deliver the commencement address for the school on June 15th at its campus in Pasadena. government. READ MORE>>.

UCI Entrepreneurship: Bill Link, Versant Ventures

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 -- William "Bill" J. Link, Ph.D., Managing Director, Versant Ventures. Entrepreneurship Course, 2012 Guest Speaker Lectures, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine. Free and open to the public.

CES | Healthy Living and Fast Cars

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Wrapping up an amazing trip at the Consumer Electronic Shows (#CES), we find ourselves in the North Hall. This was our day in North Hall.

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Entrepreneurs: Do it your way.

Berkonomics

Yes, this is a takeoff from Frank Sinatra’s song, where he did it his way and got away with it.  You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work. And it is better to assimilate the best suggestions into your cake as you bake it. .

Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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Mark is a Partner at GRP Partners and authors one of the most widely read startup blogs, BothSidesOfTheTable. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Sales.

Steve Blank Discusses: The Ideal Venture Capitalist

InfoChachkie

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Blank, author of Four Steps To The Epiphany , Stanford Professor and noted entrepreneur.

Your Startup Should Emulate The Beatles, Not A Flock Of Seagulls

InfoChachkie

Note: This is Part VI in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE , Part II HERE , Part III HERE , Part IV HERE and Part V HERE.

How Tal Siach Found The World’s Ugliest Facebook Profile

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Tal Siach is a life-long serial entrepreneur who has mastered social media as a guerrilla marketing tool. free weekly Infochachkie articles! cried.”

CES 2012 Day 1 | Celebrity Endorsement Much?

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Kyle here LIVE from the Consumer Electronic Show (#CES) in Las Vegas ladies and gentleman. What an amazing show. My Golf Swing Digitized.

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Factual Releases PHP Driver

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The firm said the API wraps its Read, Crosswalk, Resolve, and Schema APIs, simplifying access ot its database of 55 million global places. READ MORE>>.

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Social Media Trend Spotting Turns $20,000 into over $2 million

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 . Recently when at Blog World I got an advance copy of “Laughing at Wall Street” by Chris Camillo. He teaches how to take the risk out of being risky.

Phorus Launches Wireless Home Audio Speaker

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Phorus said its PlayCast product connects to Android phones or tablets, and allows users to stream lossless audio-quality music over Wi-Fi.

GraphEffect Ramps Sales, Marketing

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based GraphEffect , the venture-backed developer of social marketing software, said today that it has hired both a Sales and Marketing VP. The firm said it has appointed David Pollet as Vice President of Sales, and named Jennifer Cooley as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. READ MORE>>.

Astronauts: SpaceX Opening A New American Frontier

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In an interview with Space.com , astronaut Don Pettit called the SpaceX Dragon the " first of many wagon trains" which will be visitng the ISS.

Honest, Founded by Jessica Alba, Takes On Baby Products

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Details of the business and its relationship to ShoeDazzle have not been revealed. READ MORE>>. celebrity startup ecommerce alba jessica honest

Interview with Michelle Crames, SkuLoop

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What do you do when a new industry, which serves the same customers as you do, suddenly appears and starts to grow astronomically? Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Mobile Roadie Launches Red Hot Chili Peppers App

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Mobile Roadie said that the Red Hot Chili Peppers released its free app earlier this week. The RHCP app runs on iPhone and Android. READ MORE>>.