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You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught


Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms. Challenging.

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

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There are a lot of things I think entrepreneurs should care about when raising from a VC: How big or small their fund is? I’m still not sure.

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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A traffic jam of expensive cars lined up to pull into the packed parking lot of MuckerLab for its second graduating class demo day.

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Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack


Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals


Most companies do not have the infrastructure to build and support an enterprise-class portal. is du jour. This is where SaaS gets sexy.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment


Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Yes.”. Tricking The Jedi.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd


Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd ( unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian.

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Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life: The New Measure Of Wealth


Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face. The people are amazing.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth


Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face. The people are amazing.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

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Equally, I encouraged entrepreneurs to thoroughly reference check their VCs – you’ll learn much more from this than anything else.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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to explore his theses about the societal norms and values of white, working-class people from Appalachia and why America was leaving them behind.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat


That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty. Did the experience at Anderson help you with starting the company?

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upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?” co-founder, Dan Dato.

Interview with Anna Barber, Techstars LA


Anna Barber: Before this, I hadn't been involved with Techstars as a mentor, however, I'd been an entrepreneur and mentored at other accelerators. However, I always wanted to get into a broader role in the startup ecosystem, where I could help other entrepreneurs work on their ideas. How did you get involved with Techstars?

How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

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Automated mailing tools are a major resource for entrepreneurs. There is something for just about every entrepreneur out there.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki


I even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. Entrepreneur InterviewIt wasn’t the Guy fan base.

Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class


What do you get when you combine a technology investment demo day with a Hollywood-style story pitch session? Studios in Burbank on Monday evening.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


Indeed, whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, director, actor, cinematographer, editor, art director or composer (or some combination of these) Stage 32 offers classes to meet your specific needs. Classes with a wide geographic appeal. Among those that have paid for a Stage 32 class, 91% say they’ll do it again in the future.

The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand

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A standard entrepreneur retort I heard back then (2008-09) was “I don’t know what my company is worth now. Entrepreneur Advice

DocStoc Launches Expert Video


docstoc video courses premium documents learning entrepreneur small business owner classesREAD MORE>>.

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”


There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out. Email readers.continue here.]

Kenya Dream Eptimozies The Art Of “Fun-raising” Philanthropy


This principle proved to be true once again at Nithin’s High School, when his class decided they did NOT want a prom. Do what you love.

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How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom


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Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement


Steve is also a Stanford Professor and noted marketing entrepreneur. Four Steps was essentially my class notes. Preaching What You Live.

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Zingy Looks To Create Uber For Dog Walkers


A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Zingy , is looking to create a new, online marketplace to connect dog owners with other dog lovers to help walk their dogs. The new marketplace startup said it is aimed at helping dog lovers earn additional income, and to help create meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities.

Why A Prominent Startup Executive Wants You To Fail, Get Fired And Focus


Kim Kovaks, Founder and CEO OptionEase , recently spoke to a class of emerging entrepreneurs at UC Santa Barbara. Entrepreneur Intervie

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller


He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. How did it help you? In L.A. Details coming soon!)

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Or take an acting class. Help us to get to know him or her. Connecting to a trainer helps keep you in line. I was the judge.

Boston Startup School Launches | Education 2.0

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Last week Boston Startup School officially launched and began with their inaugural class. Something a “corporate” job would not do.)

Are You an Entrepreneur?


Hint: He was an entrepreneur. The same is true of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is so highly valued in the Western World that some people try to convince themselves that they are an entrepreneur, when in fact they would be better off at a Big Dumb Company (“BDC”). Entrepreneur Does Not Equal Inventor. Are you? Unlikely.

Interview: Jason Nazar of Docstoc


"We provide the best quality and widest selection of documents to help you start, grow and manage your small business and professional life.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale


I was learning Ruby on Rails just ahead of the students and wrote the tools to help them manage the servers in EC2. It’s contagious!”.

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


which programs are--and aren't--worth looking at has become very difficult, if not impossible, for startup entrepreneurs. Funding: Yes.

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Wearable World Labs Partners With Technicolor to Accelerate Wearable Tech & IOT Start­ups

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The next generation of wearable technologies will help create more immersive, interactive and contextual experiences for users,” Pizzica said.

Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day


Savvy entrepreneurs - seek out programs which incorporate these post-graduation activities. Convert Graduate-Founders Into Mentors.


Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab


However, we think there are probably enough great companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California to full up the classes. Thanks!

The 5 Criteria That Matter When Evaluating A College Entreprenurial Program


A friend recently asked me to give his startup-minded daughter some advice to help her vet undergraduate entrepreneurial programs.

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RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel


Do you have any words of caution or advice for entrepreneurs who attempt to “Get Their Band Back Together”? “In Our platform helps them do that.

Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine


Are you an entrepreneur hoping to startup a company in the Los Angeles area? When is your first class? Talk about your accelerator?