Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


making connections, looking for jobs, staying up on news, etc.) 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.

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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Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. In these many exchanges similar questions crop up. Either you’re not a good leader and he shouldn’t be investing at all, or he has no clue what it takes to build a startup.&#. They speak up on every topic.

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

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Several people have been asking me to weigh in publicly on the “20 under 20″ initiative announced by Peter Thiel in which he will award up to $100,000 to 20 people under the age of 20 who agree immediately to pursue entrepreneurship (the implication of which is that they’d drop out of university to do so). The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery.

13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


Fortunately, the Startup of the Year program aims to make it easier for founders to connect with resources. In 2006, a passion to help startups grew into Tech Cocktail , a company whose mission was to showcased burgeoning companies in bars around the country. Start Co.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


Other Disney startups such as Atom Ticket , a new movie ticketing app, partnered with the next Star Wars movie and will continue to work with Walt Disney Studios on major film releases. Meet the 11 startups for 2017: Ambidio. Read more about startups in the Los Angeles area at TechCo.

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

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. But the most important metric has been the deep and lasting relationships that have been built with startups and also between senior executives.

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend


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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codeSpark:Teaching Kids Software Coding Without Words


We caught up with Grant to learn more about The Foos and his quest to use the principles of software programming to help kids learn. When you improve your sequencing skills, your reading comprehension sklils go up.

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


The group--which was started by Richard Koffler and John Morris , two well known investors in Los Angeles--has been trying to help connect CEOs with interesting university and other technology projects. I think if we can start six companies, that would be thrilling.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you. Startup CEO experience (Founded P.S. XO along with my good friend Soleil Moon Frye. Her network from her educational institutions alone has friends in all of the top tech, media & banking institutions.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest is gearing up to showcase the most promising startups and visionaries from across LA’s growing startup entertainment ecosystem. Panel titles include “Meet the Investors,” “Celebs and Startups,” “Fashion Content,” “Growing Your Online Audience,” and more.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


However, you do not need to start a business to begin exercising your entrepreneurial muscles. Advise A Startup. “By You may be thinking, “I am not qualified to advise a startup. Who you are – your interests, experiences, education, why you are so bloody interesting.

On Leadership. And Diversity of Character.

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As president I had to convince a bunch of college-age students to pay dues, turn up at weekly meetings, manage budgets, doing community service and avoid the kind of behavior that might make your organization defunct. I look around at the startups I fund. Startup Lessons

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8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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By spending more time educating your board on your business you get more valuable advice from them. And as Rob points out – if you email members with short updates more frequently they are more up to speed when you do need them to weigh in. You start to act cohesively as a group.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. So I was surprised at the sheer volumes of decisions that had to be made when I became a startup CEO. Somebody asks whether you plan to set up 401k’s and do contribution matching. But I bring up this story for a reason.

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

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For the first 5 years of my career I was a “bottom up&# thinker and worker. I know it might sound a bit esoteric so let me explain: I started my career as a programmer. I started by doing billing systems. This is bottom-up planning. Tags: Startup Advice

This Entrepreneur Fought America’s Toughest VCs… And Won


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. At the time, there were about 25,000 technology businesses started every year.

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. The post StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up appeared first on TechZulu.

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Open Angel Forum San Fran – Team Calacanis Raises the Bar

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Jason Calacanis started this initiative in response to the pay-to-play network of angel events that he despised. I suppose I should keep it to myself but I guess Jason will be helping to hype up all the companies anyways.

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Launchpad LA – More Details Revealed

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We will be selecting 10 startup companies to participate. Encourage the most successful LA tech entrepreneurs who had previously started companies to get involved as mentors, instructors or just informal advisors. Today we announced Launchpad LA V2.

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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. If there was ever a time to start a company, this is it.”.

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


We caught up with Fuel50 founder and CEO Anne Fulton to learn more about the startup. Anne Fulton: Fuel50 is a career pathing startup, part of the HR technology landscape. You can find a mentor, a coach, a project, or experience, to help you prepare for the role you are looking for. How did you start the company? We were originally operating as a coaching company, and we built out this assessment technology for our own clients.

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With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology


Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup founded in 2012 at the nonprofit West Health Institute, is moving to commercialize Vera, its physical rehabilitation system based on Microsoft Kinect’s motion tracking technology. The company is growing up,” he added. “We’ve

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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. How did the company start? Bryan Cheung: Our two software architects had worked on this for four years, before starting the company. What's the biggest lesson you've learned so far taking this from startup to $100M?

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. We have a really good team that brought this site up.

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Where You’d Least Expect Them


In 2016, the renowned international university programming tournament — attended by student competitors, coaches, and parents — took place in Phuket, Thailand. But longtime ICPC student coach Antonette Logar, Ph.D., It took up every square meter of our 20,000 square meter center.

How Helpr Wants To Bring On-Demand To Babysitting


Becka Klauber Richter is co-founder of the startup, and spoke to us about the company, which she co-founded with Kasey Edwards. What's your background, how did you start the company? I started as a teenager, and I did babysitting, life guarding, and swim coaching.

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Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

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Natalia not only wants to increase the number of women in investment, but bring more people in total to help startups and other businesses get the capital they need. Natalia Oberti Noguera: Pipeline Fellowship is a program to educate and bring more women into the investment side of business.

Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


How did the company start? 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. The plans range up to approximately $190. For an educator, it helps to bring classroom training to life. Tags: startup author entrepreneur interview genie knowledge sindell milo

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