March, 2012

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Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

Like most first-timers, I learned the hard way. Negotiating was a subset of every activity in a startup – it really was a way of life. And smart.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?

InfoChachkie

In 1961, after 70-years, professional baseball created its first expansion teams – the Angels and Twins. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Jumping into the App Game | Making Apps The Market Wants!

Tech Zulu Event

Apps are quickly becoming a ubiquitous part of life. Smart technology doesn’t work without clever software to make it useful. But where do you start?

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam

socalTECH

What's the best way to get the word out about your brand on social media? What is PromoJam? How did you two start the company? Amanda MacNaughton: No.

Microsoft Windows 8. Is it Game Changer?

Alon Schwartz

Like all of us, I’ve been using Microsoft Windows forever, thank to Bill Gates, Windows became a fact of life. Now, that is a nice market to have.

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Next Generation Hardware | Miselu Presents Musical Democracy at SXSW

Tech Zulu Event

Press, Pause, Play ‘s message of mediocrity is one that musical hardware device maker of this year’s SXSW, Miselu , plans to overcome.

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Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

socalTECH

Last week, Pasadena-based Punchcard (www.punchcard.com) launched its mobile apps, which help local retailers provide rewards to loyal customers.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. Here's an example of that kind of email.

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Do’s and Don’ts of a Job Interview

Alon Schwartz

Credit: Fotolia. Like most people who have lead teams and companies for many years, I have interviewed hundreds of people. Prepare. So, what do you do?

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

Intros.They’re the lifeblood of networking – the currency of mavens. They are your route to angel money. Your entrée to sales meetings.

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More Startup Tips From The Beatles

InfoChachkie

This part two of a series; you can access part one HERE. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Gig City Chattanooga, Tennessee | Infographic

Tech Zulu Event

This week during SXSW we learned of all sorts of the new startup scenes around the country, even the world.

Mogreet Ramps Sales, Marketing Team

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the provider of video-based, mobile marketing services, is in the midst of and expansion, including the hiring of two executives to its sales and marketing team. Ward joins from Hipcricket, where he managed client relatoins and sold mobile marketing programs to consumer brands. READ MORE>>.

Deep analytics become more relevant in daily life

Technology Council

By Greg Sikes If you have watched TV in the last two years, or walked through an airport, you have likely seen an IBM Smarter Planet advertisement.  At the core of this message is the idea that the world is becoming more Instrumented, Interconnected, and Intelligent. Just take a look around your house, or at [.].

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Address the five risks to increase your valuation.

Berkonomics

In the creation of a new enterprise, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur.  First:  Product risk.   Is the product or service possible to produce at all, let alone economically enough to compete in the marketplace?  Second: Market risk.   Are you ahead or behind the market with your product or service? 

A Quick Hack for Speeding up Term Sheet and other Negotiations

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve started a series on negotiations in startups. In it I list some books and also link to some of my previous posts. Nor did their lawyer.

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Five Startup Tips From The Beatles

InfoChachkie

Article first published as Five Business Tips From The Beatles on Technorati. This part one of a two part series; you can access part two HERE.

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Q Manning of Rocksauce Studios | Founder Interview

Tech Zulu Event

As we know the mobile industry is accelorating at high speeds with no chances of slowing down anytime soon. In your opinion, why does mobile matter?

Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers

socalTECH

That giant sucking sound you hear? READ MORE>>. student education students hiring employee angeles jobs employment ucla google

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Uh Oh: The personal information in our database has been breached

Technology Council

By Richard E. Neff There is so much in the news about cyber-security. Much of the focus is on cyber war as a new and inevitable weapon, Stuxnet and the vulnerability of our national infrastructure. Some of the news is about use of computers to steal US technology and trade secrets, with culprits—if traceable—often located in China or [.].

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Beware the “dirty cap table.”

Berkonomics

When you seek professional investors, whether organized angels or venture capitalists, one of the early questions you are asked is “How have you financed the business so far?”  Investors love to see entrepreneurs who have used their own money to ignite their businesses.  But often, entrepreneurs turn to others for initial capital. Growth!

Some Thoughts about Selling at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

If you haven’t read Adam Lashinsky’s awesome new book about Apple , you should. My guess is that we are likely in total agreement.

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At NeXT, Steve Jobs Balanced Reality Distortion With Startup Realities

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Grocery Coupon Network’s CMO Jeffrey Hudson | Interview

Tech Zulu Event

Recently we talked with Grocery Coupon Network about the future of couponing and the push towards mobile solutions. Now we bring in the Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Hudson to talk about the new application Grocery Coupon Network engineered to allow the entire coupon printing process to happen from inside Facebook. Social integration?

Fandango Breaks Record With The Hunger Games Ticket Sales

socalTECH

The company said that the sales represent the largest share of sales for any movie in its 12-year history. READ MORE>>.

Guest Article: Lead Generation Easier Today or Harder?

Technology Council

By Barry Lieberman A “lead” means many things to many people. To some it’s a list of contacts based upon a specific location, industry, age group or other demographic. While to others it’s the contact that has completed an online form or responded to an advertisement. Yet to many sales people it’s a person who [.].

How to Integrate a Company You Acquire: 6 Steps

Frank Addante

Merging a business into your own is like rebuilding a plane while in flight. Here’s how to keep flying. Define your top three goals.  Set expectations. 

Web 1.0 Entrepreneurs: we are roadkill unless we learn to run as fast as today’s founders.

Steve Reich

New companies are being created at stunning speed by today’s founders.  If you can’t keep up, you are dead. Let me give you a few examples: SwingbySwing Golf  created an iPhone/Android app that lets golfers use the GPS in their phone to measure distance to the hole and track statistics.  Three full time developers and no marketing spend.  They

Think Outside The States

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, April 6, 2012 -- Global LAVA. Think Outside The States. Did you know that nearly 96 percent of consumers and over two-thirds of the worlds purchasing power reside outside the U.S.? Still, there are less than 2 percent of American small businesses that are presently involved in international trade. See [link] (more

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Highlight Hunter | Taking The Work Out of Finding Video Highlights

Tech Zulu Event

Youtube.com, 48 hours of uploads every minute and three billion views daily, according to Youtube.com’s official blog in May of 2011. Ride all day.

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

socalTECH

Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. READ MORE>>.

Personal Guarantees are a fact of life for many entrepreneurs.

Berkonomics

Starting and running a small or growing business can be a challenge to the most confident and optimistic entrepreneur.  And the process of borrowing money or financing asset purchases can be an eye-opener for those who are not used to today’s lender and seller aversion to granting easy credit. Growth! Protecting the business

The Future is Happening in Real Time

Frank Addante

Here is a video of my keynote at the Rubicon Project Real Time Trading Summit 2012. give an overview of the state of the online advertising industry and how a disproportionate amount of the ad spend is going to the Top 10 publishers. The three main areas of automation that will propel Real Time Trading are: Enabling ad networks as bidders.

Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

Steve Reich

More than 150 MIT alums gathered Wednesday night for a discussion of incubators/accelerators.  Photo: www.noozhawk.com.