Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. Jon Sperry – a highly respected dialect coach who has worked with Harvey Keitel, Sofia Vergara, and Russell Crowe – taught a Stage 32 class that was attended by members from over 40 different countries. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done. Good entrepreneurs can admit when their course of action was wrong and learn from it.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel


That''s what Los Angeles-based FieldLevel ( has been working on, making it easier for coaches to network and exchange information on athletes. What makes it really different, is our platform empowers coaches. It''s exclusive only to verified coaches.

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What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

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Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery. The challenges of a system that aims to educate all equally.

This Entrepreneur Fought America’s Toughest VCs… And Won


Adeo Ressi is a serial entrepreneur turned investor and entrepreneur advocate. Adeo Co-Founded the entrepreneur-friendly website The Funded and he is the Founder and CEO of The Founder Institute , whose goal is to create and foster local startup ecosystems across the globe.

The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

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It was difficult to make the transition to a “top down&# thinker but as a senior executive – and as an entrepreneur – you’re far less effective without this skill in your arsenal. He coached me that I had to start with the answers.

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend


Often I see executive summaries from entrepreneurs who have never managed any form of business, or even managed employees in their past life, and who don’t know the first thing about business formation and managing for growth.

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Will tech kill your job?


And the prime motivators of this massive destruction are the same class of entrepreneurs and innovators that have done it before. Close. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My

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Turn the tables: What’s an angel look like?


Angel investors, particularly those in organized angel groups, are typically former entrepreneurs who have had successful liquidity events in their pasts, or executives of companies who’ve retired with the funds from their stock options.

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Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network


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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well. With a focus on impact investing, their efforts to drive social change are based on three key pillars: revolutionizing philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


“The Disney Accelerator has provided The Walt Disney Company incredible opportunities to connect with and be inspired by many talented entrepreneurs from all over the world,” said Michael Abrams, Senior Vice President, Innovation, The Walt Disney Company.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


If you are in college, advise a High School entrepreneur club. If you are a seasoned executive, work with a team of aspiring entrepreneurs. Networking is one of an entrepreneur’s most valuable skills. Modern day entrepreneurs use Evernote, Google Keep, etc. Get A Coach.

Fuel50: Helping Employees Figure Out Their Career Path, With Anne Fulton


You can find a mentor, a coach, a project, or experience, to help you prepare for the role you are looking for. We were originally operating as a coaching company, and we built out this assessment technology for our own clients. Anne Fulton: I've always been an organizational psychologist crossed with a serial entrepreneur. I can't help myself in being an entrepreneur. The education around new products and bringing them to the market is the same in both markets.

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How Liferay Grew To More Than $100M After Starting In A Church Basement


Diamond Bar-based LifeRay ( is a company that not too many people have heard of, but which is used to run the websites for such well known organizations like Toyota, T-Mobile, Coach, Fujitsu, Allianz, and Sesame Street. They are solved by people investing time and energy, by people giving other opportunities, by creating jobs, educating people, and pushing the envelope in terms of what's possible with human potential.

Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

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Natalia Oberti Noguera: Pipeline Fellowship is a program to educate and bring more women into the investment side of business. We also want to create more capital for women entrepreneurs to increase the chances of being funded and connected to a bigger network.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat


Jonathan Lehmann: I was awarded the Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at UCLA, after getting amazing coaching from Matt Ridenour in our business plan development class. marketplace trade ecommerce help nonprofit causes cause charity karmagoat karma ucla entrepreneur startup interview

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Launchpad LA – More Details Revealed

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Find the best and brightest next generation of entrepreneurs and help them to be more successful. Encourage the most successful LA tech entrepreneurs who had previously started companies to get involved as mentors, instructors or just informal advisors.

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Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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We have significant VC commitments (listed below) – every entering company will get $50,000 in funding, mentorship from top VCs and successful entrepreneurs plus free office space. The first two years of the program focused on education & mentorship.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


There has recently been a common theme among the entrepreneurs I have interviewed and the conferences I have attended: despite the relatively weak state of the world economy, now is a great time to create a high-tech startup. Victory usually satisfies, but it seldom educates.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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The program is based on a highly developed process created by entrepreneurial thought-leader and Ivy League educator Steve Blank , author of the book The Four Steps to the Epiphany. StartupWeekend Next will focus on 5 core parts : The Entrepreneur’s Journey.

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On Leadership. And Diversity of Character.

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I often tell people I learned more about how to become an entrepreneur by being president of my fraternity than any college course I ever took or any paid job I ever had. Try managing a diverse team of people with different ages, education levels, incomes and motivations.”

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Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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I like to say to first-time entrepreneurs, picking a VC is more permanent than marriage. Keeping a blog has been great because so many entrepreneurs have written me with questions about their companies and I’ve gotten to know many of you personally through the process.

Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


More recently, we licensed our platform to leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith, so that he could transform his $200,000 coaching engagements into a virtual program, so that a much wider audience could benefit from Marshall's process and work. One of our hopes, aside from creating a way to package knowledge, is to essentially allow entrepreneurs to create their own publishing company. For an educator, it helps to bring classroom training to life.

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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. Panels: Developer, Arts/Education; Green, Good and Government.

140conf Live From The LA Music Box Theater

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Carlos R (@CarlosHernandez) - Social media educator & co-creator of Social Media for the Uncomfortable. Cash Warren (@cash_warren) - producer, entrepreneur, president of Verso Entertainment. Cathy Brooks (@CathyBrooks) - Strategic Communications Coach.