Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Caltech. In Summary. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Summary notes, as always, provide below. He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers.

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Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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I think you'll enjoy hearing him, but if you're in a rush check out the summary notes below. He then went on to teach Computer Science at Cornell, Caltech, and University of Pennsylvania. Highlights/Lowlights – summary of key events since the last meeting.

Angel Funding Advice

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My Summary on getting access will be to tell you what most people don’t want to hear. If you’re three s -hot kids from Stanford, Caltech or MIT you might be able to push valuation higher. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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Bio summary: Aaron Ross is the founder of CEOFlow , which helps CEOs understand how to create predictable revenue, through guidance, groups and consulting. Aaron is also the Program Director for Entretech’s , a non-profit mentoring network in partnership with USC, UCLA and Caltech, to help develop LA’s entrepreneurial community by “getting more companies funded in greater Los Angeles&#.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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We have universities like CalTech, UCLA, USC and many more. Summary – there is a lot of talent here. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown.