Hub 101 Demo Day

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Hub 101 Demo Day. In 13 weeks, more than 25 mentors have given their time to coach and advise our teams. The Hub101 Incubator Program is a 13-week incubator for early-stage, high-potential startups from the Conejo Valley and across the globe. The Program brings these startups to sunny Westlake Village and helps them build a repeatable, scalable business model in a mentor-driven format.

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

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Accelerators are organizations that selectively accept entrepreneurs into a program of intense coaching in a physical environment sponsored by the accelerator that also provides seed funds for the startup to begin its business.

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Tech Ladies LA: Clarify Your Next Career Move w/ Nastassia of the MIND DESIGNER

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Join Tech Ladies, General Assembly, and Nastassia with the MIND DESIGNER for a live coaching demo and workshop. Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- Tech Ladies LA: Clarify Your Next Career Move. If you are feeling uncertain or stuck, this workshop will help you will clearly define your life and career goals while understanding exactly what's preventing you from hitting your targets.

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New Accelerator Aims At International Startups In LA

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The International Business Accelerator said it is running its first program in Los Angeles from June 26th to July 7th, with workshops aimed at aspects of exporting, one-on-one coaching, and a demo day in October. A new, startup accelerator, aimed at startups and small-and-medium-sized businesses looking to go global, says it is launching this summer in Los Angeles.

Does your business need money? Read this!

Berkonomics

Accelerators: This relatively recent combination of coach and limited investor is available to some early stage businesses, usually in major cities, and requires that the entrepreneurs spend from weeks to months being coached by the accelerator team.

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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The company has a majority stake in Team Liquid, a top esports team in the US and Europe with 60 pro players, coaches, and analysts competing in nine games as well as a minority stake in Super League Gaming.

Open Angel Forum San Fran – Team Calacanis Raises the Bar

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Marco Zappacosta served up an cogent, business focused and nicely demo’d pitch of their product. would acknowledge – they needed to get to the demo more quickly. I wrote about how to give demos in a previous post. Their product direction and demo increased 10x.

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Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers

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The other quote from the article is this: “The other thing they say is that they can’t tell on Demo Day which are the good start-ups. So I stand by my well-read Quora post of why I don’t attend demo days. It’s a Demo Day thing.

The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

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” The other Paul Graham quote from the article is this: “The other thing they say is that they can’t tell on Demo Day which are the good start-ups. So I stand by my well-read Quora post of why I don’t attend demo days. It’s a Demo Day thing.

DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

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ShotTracker with its innovative “ShotTracker TEAM” solution, affordably captures real-time stats for basketball teams, yielding powerful analytics for coaches, players and fans. ” The program will conclude in early November with invite-only demo events at which each startup will present to industry leaders, partners, and customers in the sports, technology, and entertainment communities. The LA Dodgers And R/GA Announce Second Sports Accelerator Program Companies.

Should You Bother Targeting the Tech Blogs for Your PR Campaigns?

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After that a meme developed amongst many startups (and the advisors that coached them) that, “TechCrunch didn’t matter. I’ve started a recent series on PR at startups since I get asked for advice on this topic so often. I will put the full list of posts here.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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Don’t even get me started on Demo Days. You could spent 20 days / year at Demo Days now. You have to figure out when to be the up-beat coach, “It will all get better, stay confident, keep the course” or the honest voice in one’s ear, “Listen mate, you’ve been protecting your head of product for far too long. I was having dinner with a friend last night and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I’ve learned.

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What Future for Accelerators?

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You can see Zach James & Rich Raddon who are standing next to a demo table pitching a small, yet-to-be-funded company called MovieClips – now the powerhouse ZEFR. We are happy to now support every & all accelerator in town that provides capital and office space and we want to focus on mentorship, coaching, advice, community building, etc. Demo’d to death. We’ve all been demo-day’d to death.

How to Run Better Presentations & Improve Results

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Can we do a really quick run through your deck so that we save tons of time for a product demo & questions at the end?&#. A perfect meeting gets through the deck quickly, demos a product and still has tons of time for discussion. I sit through a lot of presentations.

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Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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StartEngine and K5 will host a Global Demo Day showcasing startups. The first ever Silicon Beach Hackathon will commence at 6pm at Cross Campus featuring CTO coaches from some of the top companies in LA.

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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Each entrepreneur will be paired with Coaches and Mentors to receive critical feedback designed to test and probe their assumptions every step of the way.

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Omkar Kulkarni On The Cedars-Sinai, Techstars Health Accelerator

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It's hard to get that kind of rapid feedback, guidance, coaching, and mentoring in such a short period of time elsewhere. Companies will be evaluated in January and February, and the program will launch on March 28th, with the Demo Day on June 23rd.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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Trust doesn’t come from one 45-minute Powerpoint pitch or 30-minute demo. This is a demo + a high-level deck. One of the best sales coaches I ever worked with used to talk to me about “testing prospects.” Raising money is hard.

Omkar Kulkarni On The Cedar Sinai-Techstars Health Accelerator

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It's hard to get that kind of rapid feedback, guidance, coaching, and mentoring in such a short period of time elsewhere. Companies will be evaluated in January and February, and the program will launch on March 28th, with the Demo Day on June 23rd.

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Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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Our interview this morning is with Jonathan Zweig , the CEO of Los Angeles-based AppOnboard (www.apponboard.com), which has created software which allows mobile app developers--and in particular, mobile game developers--to create demos of those games which can be played without having to download and install those apps. What we do, is we build a full-fidelity demo for a customer.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Key Events include: June 14-16: Hackathon presented by AT&T will gather a few hundred developers, coaches, and business professionals who will create startup pitches at ROC Santa Monica.

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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From LA Demo Day to Silicon Beach Fest to Crowdstart LA to hackathons to Startup Weekends, companies and entrepreneurs alike have joined forces to feed the startup ecosystem.

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