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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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

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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Hub 101 Demo Day

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The Hub101 Incubator Program is a 13-week incubator for early-stage, high-potential startups from the Conejo Valley and across the globe. In 13 weeks, more than 25 mentors have given their time to coach and advise our teams. The Program is hosted along the 101 freeway corridor at Cal Lutheran University Center for Entrepreneurship's new coworking, community, and incubation space, Hub101. Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Hub 101 Demo Day.

Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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Plug and Play San Diego, established in 2013 as a satellite of the Sunnyvale, CA-based incubator, has funneled 15 local startups through the Silicon Valley program after providing some coaching and other services in San Diego.

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. I’ve been spending some time at LaunchPad and Amplfy, and some of the best startups in LA are at those incubators. Angel Investing Entrepreneurs Incubators and Accelerators Raising Captial amplifyla angel investing la incubators LaunchPadLA pasadena angels startups tech coast angels

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Gipper Launches Sports Video App

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According to Gipper, its new app allows anyone to post, organize, share high school sports, letting players, parents, coaches, schools, and other upload sports highlights. The new app was created in conjunction with startup incubator LiftOff, which is led by Kraft and Venkat.

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Green LAVA Meeting

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Los Angeles launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. The next Green LAVA meeting will feature a fresh crop of businesses currently in the incubator program. Friday, July 20, 2012 -- Green LAVA Meeting.

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Don’t Let Your Startup O.D. On Cash

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For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Raising too much cash, too early, can kill your startup.

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

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But wait, does that make Launchpad LA an incubator now? There are at least 6 incubators now being set up in LA. Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups.

This Entrepreneur Fought America’s Toughest VCs… And Won

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We realized that if we found a very competent person at the genesis of their entrepreneurial career, at the very, very beginning, we could actually coach and guide them through these critical decisions, to help them avoid fundamental mistakes.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

Lisa is 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.

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.

Every Dollar Spent At A Startup Should Yield A Return

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Our adVenture was located in an incubator, and as each Dot Bomb went up in flames, we purchased their office equipment (and sometimes even their office supplies) in conjunction with taking over their office space.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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With new micro VC entrants into to early-stage investing plus increased competition from angels, incubators and the like – traditional VCs have taken notice.

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

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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.

What Future for Accelerators?

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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. With the success of Idealab in the 90’s every city was building out incubators. Accelerators have had quite a good run the past 5+ years. Not just Y Combinator and TechStars but a host of other accelerators across the country.

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

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Stained Glass Labs’s incubator companies will be able to gain advanced access to the Exitround community of business and corporate development professionals and also get one-to-one coaching on strategically navigating corporate conversations.

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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Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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It’s also a very exciting time here in LA Tech with over 6 accelerators and incubators springing up over the past year. Tyler Crowley, of Sqweal, Launch, ThisWeekInStartups, Open Angel Forum, and Mahalo, stopped by to give a quick coaching session on pitch prep.

TenHands HD Video Collaboration I Founders Interview

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The “ TenHands ” name emerged from the concept and philosophy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach, who emphasized the value of teamwork and insisted that all ten hands (five players) touch the ball before shooting. What is TenHands and why the name?