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Startup Mentors

SoCal CTO

I've had several Startup CTO Consulting sessions recently where it became apparent that the Founder needed help with the business and product as much or more than the technology. Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor. Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor?

Austin Start-up MailLift Joins 500 Startups

Tech Zulu Event

I met fellow hustler Brian Curliss about 2 years ago at a Startup Weekend event that I was covering. So what is  MailLift ?

The seven attributes of a highly successful start–up CEO

Berkonomics

By David Friedman. I met Kirsten Mangers several years ago after she successfully sold her startup, Webvisible.   Teacher, tutor, and mentor.

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Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

So what did it take for Gaga to break out and what does Troy preach to startups? Startup LessonsSame with Gaga. She was disruptive.

Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?

InfoChachkie

Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. Six Roles Of Mentors. Know the business.

MealswithMentors.com Connects People With Mentors

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How do you find someone to help mentor you with your goals, career, or other aspirations? Los Angeles-based Mealswithmentors.com has one way: let you take those mentors out to lunch. mealswithmentors mentor mentoring help career marketplace startupREAD MORE>>.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing posts on  Startup Advice.  Tags: Start-up Advice startup technology You’re stressed.

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Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  If you plan to set one up – no problem.  So do advisory boards really add value? 

The Danger of Crocodile Sales

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my series on Startup Advice. It’s subtle and slow.  It starts with the basics: rapport and credibility. Never.

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MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100

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Are you a startup founder wishing you could find someone more experience to help meet other entrepeneurs, get some advice, and help you figure out the issues you face? According to Diep, the group is now holding one event a month to connect mentors and mentees. mentornight mentor startup angeles help advice incubator accelerator

Financing a Start-Up

Tech Coast Venture Network

Virgina Lorimor There are several options for financing a start-up business that tend to follow a natural course in a business’ development: Personal Investment. This is where all entrepreneurs have to start. Remember, help is only a mentor away. Tags: Funding General financing funding startup SBA Programs.

Insights and Opinions: Startup Mentors

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Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor. Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor?

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2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. And so that’s what Stanford did, so it was set up in that model. Now, her career has come to a close.

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: Get on the Startups Uncensored mailing list.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

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We caught up with co-founder and General Manager Noramay Cadena to learn more about the accelerator. What exactly is a hardware accelerator?

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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StartEngine , the startup accelerator, which launched earlier this year with ten hopeful businesses, is now in the middle of its third and largest class to date. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. They need a lot of practice.

Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

Tech Zulu Event

We caught up with the CEO William Zell. Based in Columbus, Ohio and community management in Washington, D.C, What do you do and Why?

Insights and Opinions: Find A Mentor

socalTECH

How do you figure out the best way to advance your career or your startup? Read Nick Hulse's full article on finding a mentor.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

Tech.Co

When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. This is one of the essential ingredients that make up a sustainable startup community.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

socalTECH

Dan Dato: The quickest way to describe it is it's a Techstars-like, YCombinator-like startup accelerator. April 1st we basically started.

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TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. Our Panelist Include.

23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

InfoChachkie

Bob Wood – Public Servant CEO & Mentor Extraordinaire. mentor see you in your potential, sees who you could be. ”. billion.

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Many startups now go through accelerators and have mentors passing through each day with advice – usually it’s conflicting.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Open source computing, which reduced costs to start a company by 90%. Startup Lessons Why Now?

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup — Spook Studio — Medium

SoCal Delicious

No clear vision or purpose This should be the starting point for any startup founder, but it’s often overlooked. Startups are next.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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We spoke with two of the founder of K5Launch, Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, to learn more about their efforts to start up its accelerator here.

Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

Tech Zulu Event

On Saturday teams were coached a mentored by a number of successful entrepreneurs. Checkout the full video of live presentations below.

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator

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Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I received a great question via LinkedIn: I'm the founding engineer and working hard to launch my startup. What can I do to best equip myself to step up when the need to officially fill this role arises? I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. What options do we have?

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What Startup Advisors Do I Need?

SoCal CTO

large part of this conversation is what kinds of advisors startups should be looking for. little while ago, I suggested that Every Web/Mobile Startup Should Have a Technical Advisor. We both felt that most startups are not taking a very systematic approach to defining with they need in terms of advisors. Investors discount this.

My Number One Advice for Startups or VCs: Conviction > Consensus

Both Sides of the Table

think newer associates are surprised by how blunt we are with each other but I’ll always remember the words of my mentor our founding partner, Yves Sisteron, who said, “reciprocity makes for terrible investment decisions.” Sometimes this feedback is sufficient to start to erode his confidence in pursuing the deal.

This is How Startups “Level Up” After Raising Money

Both Sides of the Table

In a VC business when you raise additional capital you need to “level up” and act the round you are. All of those things that you do yourself as a badge of honor in the early days are simply not your best use of time. I’d say 20% of startups I see level-up early after their A round. Level up.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

InfoChachkie

Because of Hope is a non-profit which empowers Ugandan widows and orphans to emerge from poverty through sustainable micro-startups. Of course.

New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount

socalTECH

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.

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

socalTECH

Much of the focus is on absorbing that energy, the enthusiasm of the startup community here has created over the last few years. It's unclear.

The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

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She was lamenting that some startups simply see their PR company as merely somebody who corrals the press when you want to get some inches.

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Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg

InfoChachkie

Startup leaders should identify tasks that are impactful and can be performed relatively easily (and thus quickly). Be smart.

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