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Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena


It started around a year ago, as I was driving back from Santa Monica from an event. So, I thought I''d see if there was an interest here to active a community in town. Community is really something more spontaneous than events.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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I like to boil down the overwhelming majority of what we do on the web to just three primary activities, which I call the three C’s: Content, Commerce & Communications. Events. You can hold great events that attract people to a city on an annual basis.

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Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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Yet in LA we have hugely successful entrepreneurs who have built big companies like Overture, CitySearch, MySpace,, LowerMyBills, Commission Junction, eHarmony and on and on.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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It’s just a part of your ongoing activities as a founder. Our biggest returns were outside Silicon Valley: Overture (LA), CitySearch (LA), BillMeLater (Baltimore), Ulta (Chicago), Envestnet (Chicago), HDI (Las Vegas), PF Changs (Arizona), TrueCar (LA). Raising money is hard.