Which Circle Do You Want To Be In…The Blue One (NHL) or the Red One (TED)?

Eric Greenspan

They are coaching our kids in their spare time, or full time, and IMHO, they are standing in the blue circle, maybe a slightly different one, but it’s still in the middle of what matters. The NHL centre ice circle is blue. The TED carpet that speakers stand on is a red circle. Both are highly desired places to stand, speak or skate. But the best way to get to either is to focus on what will get you there, not on getting there.

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Female Entrepreneurs, AI and Investing: A Chat With Meredith Finn, March Capital


The last thing, is understanding how open and receptive all of these CEOs were to feedback, coaching, and improvement. Earlier this month, the annual Montgomery Summit conference was held in Santa Monica, including a special portion of the conference dedicated to the Rise of the Female Entrepreneur. The summit is now associated with March Capital Partners (www.marchcp.com).

Veritone Deploys At College Football Playoffs


Costa Mesa-based Veritone says its artificial intelligence software was deployed for the 2019 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, and was used to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks for the CFP's Media Day.

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Lytx Wins Concrete Hauler For Driver Safety Systems


The Lytx system involves videos cameras and other sensors, with "positive, constructive feedback" and coaching to help change driver behaviors in the eye of safety. San Diego-based Lytx , which develops vidoe-based driver safety systems for the commercial and public sector, reported this morning that it has scored a win with concrete company Lauren Concrete.

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Reflections On 2018: Matt Stodder, Startup Boost LA


During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions for 2019 from Southern California's technology industry. AIs continued growth is something I will be keeping my eye on in 2019. Matt is also an executive coach and partner at Evolution Services (link: [link] a high growth executive coaching and consulting firm based in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and New York.

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Two Local Tech, Investment Executives Named In College Fraud Investigation


Two people associated with Southern California's high tech investment and startup industry have been named as part of the far reaching investigation into a college admissions scandal , which named Hollywood actresses, CEOs, coaches at USC, UCLA, and UCSD, as well as many others.

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Reflections on 2018: Anna Barber, Techstars LA


For the second year in a row 8 of the 10 companies selected for Techstars LA were local and we anticipate that trend continuing in 2019. A certified executive coach, Anna works with her portfolio companies to build great teams, develop a sound strategy and create a strong network. Editor's note: All this week, and into the start of next year, we'll be featuring reflections on 2018 from notable investors, entrepreneurs, and others from Southern California's technology community.

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