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Startup Mentors


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

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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


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

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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?


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

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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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?

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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? Connects People With Mentors


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

The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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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


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

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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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.

Startup CTO or Developer


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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Insights and Opinions: Find A Mentor


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.

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


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

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


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.

Financing a Start-Up

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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.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success


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


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

23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream


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

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

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

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors


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.

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

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

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

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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?

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


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.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


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

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

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?

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


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

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

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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.

Insights and Opinions: Startup Mentors


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?

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator


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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017


The idea was to feature early stage companies in the region that have not attracted much attention or raised a substantial amount of startup capital. started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list.

This is How Startups “Level Up” After Raising Money

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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.

What Startup Advisors Do I Need?


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.

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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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


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

Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester


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New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount


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.

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


Expansion League Teams In The Startup World. Since 1961, professional baseball has grown from 18-teams to 30. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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