Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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A couple of weeks ago, a brand new, startup incubator launched in town--with a slightly different focus, on biomedical technology. The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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That''s what Los Angeles-based FieldLevel (www.fieldlevel.com) 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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This Entrepreneur Fought America’s Toughest VCs… And Won

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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.

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

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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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CLU Boots Up New Startup Center

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In an effort to bolster startups and entrepreneurs in the San Fernando, East Ventura and Santa Clarita Valleys, a group has just started a new Center for Entrepreneurship and Growth , which will provide training, coaching, consulting, and other resources for local entrepreneurs. lutheran university startup accelerator incubator progrm maverick angels

The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

Steve Reich

At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups. The entrepreneurs in startups are trained to go fast and run lean. I’ve been spending some time at LaunchPad and Amplfy, and some of the best startups in LA are at those incubators.

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Crowdfunding SEO Advice From AngelList

Steve Reich

I was lucky enough to be at LaunchPad LA last night to hear Dustin Dolginow from Atlas Ventures/ AngelList.co coach the incoming class on how best to use AngelList to fund their companies. Angel Investing Crowdfunding Incubators and Accelerators angel investing angellist crowdfunding incubators LaunchPadLA sam teller southern california accelerators

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Every Dollar Spent At A Startup Should Yield A Return

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Richard White, author of The Entrepreneur’s Manual , surveyed a number of venture capitalists, asking them to identify the characteristics of successful, serial entrepreneurs. For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach.

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. But wait, does that make Launchpad LA an incubator now?

What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

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VCs should be more of a coach than proscriptively telling you what to do. I think of VCs as coaches. But successful coaches find a way to get the most out of all the existing players on the field and avoid too much unnecessary trading. Picking a VC is hard.

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Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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Lisa is a skilled public speaking coach. Mike will be using a desk at Make It Work to incubate his new company. We created Superfriends, a group of local entrepreneurs that will gather to share ideas and help each other grow personally and professionally.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

Lisa is an a skilled public speaking coach. Mike will be using a desk at Make It Work to incubate his new company. I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Surprisinly, this strategy works well with many entrepreneurs. It’s as though we forgot the management mantra of the 90′s about “core competencies&# or the most common VC advice to entrepreneurs: Focus.

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. In the US we now have some very well established incubation programs run by high-caliber mentors including IdeaLab, yCombinator, TechStars, BetaWorks and Launchpad LA. Suddenly everybody wants to be an incubator. I get approached literally EVERY week by some new person with no real outstanding track record wanting to launch yet another incubator. At least not as an entrepreneur.

Stained Glass Labs Patners With Exitround, Unveils App Directory for Google Glass

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Today’s announcement will go a long way to help us foster innovation and help entrepreneurs create wearable technologies that will define a new era in tech.”. Entrepreneurs will also be able to communicate with the Bloggerati and showcase their products to the world.

What Future for Accelerators?

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and I thought if we brought the community together for common purpose we could create more of a sense of community to help new entrepreneurs get funded, assemble teams, raise profiles and help with biz dev, product, etc. Sam is an uber-networker, savvy, helpful, product-oriented leader who had a great eye for young entrepreneurs and a passion about helping them. With the success of Idealab in the 90’s every city was building out incubators.

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. The program is an accelerator, but not necessarily an incubator.

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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. The program is an accelerator, but not necessarily an incubator.

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