The VC Inclusion Clause #MovingForward

Both Sides of the Table

He suggested an idea that comes from the NFL called “ The Rooney Rule ” enacted in 2003 in an effort to end the era of all-white football coaches in a league with > 75% African American players.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

Tech.Co

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.

Three Day Rule Expands To Boston

socalTECH

The company, let by Talia Goldstein, provides vetted and curated matches for clients, hand screening matches--including vetting matches in person before an introduction. The company also offers up date coaching, styling, and professional photography to help clients present the best versions of themselves to prospective dates. Los Angeles-based matchmaking service Three Day Rule has expanded its services to the city of Boston, as part of a national expansion for the company.

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How Helpr Wants To Bring On-Demand To Babysitting

socalTECH

I started as a teenager, and I did babysitting, life guarding, and swim coaching. Our competitors don't offer screening, but there's a great demand for on-demand childcare from a reliable source, so people are seeking us out.

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5 Attributes Of People Who Will Grow Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Filter all digital responses to a list of the top-five candidates through phone screening. Provide required team integration, training and ongoing coaching. A question I often get asked as an advisor to startups is how to recognize and attract the best people to grow the business.

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

Both Sides of the Table

I’m not saying that lawyers were my screening process – simply that they knew about deals early on and they had voted with their time and pocketbooks so I knew I had a degree of filtering. We are judging how well you are coached on stage.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

Tech Coast Venture Network

Pitching at a screening in slow months can result in delayed response from investors or even lack of interest at lightly attended screenings. “Our executive director works with entrepreneurs [who] have been selected to pitch, coaching them to improve their presentations and helping them anticipate questions.” ” Other groups, such as Tech Coast Angels, allow entrepreneurs to sit in on screenings to get a better understanding of the process.

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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. At the PA, we’re also allowing any company that passes TCA initial screening to present to our monthly meeting with no further formalities. As a Pasadena Angel, I wanted to be shocked, but I wasn’t. The Angel funding process can be arduous.

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Don’t Cede Control: Why You Need to Cut out Middle Men in Negotiations

Both Sides of the Table

They’re also good at screening candidates. You can certainly get coaching from your VC on how to play the negotiations since they do it more often than you do. Middle Men. Middle People? They exist in all forms of work and life.

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Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

Both Sides of the Table

It is never as rewarding when you’re the coach (but coaching has many other benefits. Something happened and it was clear to me that this IE issues was just a smoke screen.

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Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

Both Sides of the Table

It is never as rewarding when you’re the coach (but coaching has many other benefits. Something happened and it was clear to me that this IE issues was just a smoke screen.

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How Arivale Is Harnessing Genomics To Optimize Human Health and Wellness

socalTECH

We'll talk more about that, but what we do is bring the data cloud to life through licensed professional coaches, who understand the incentives of behavior change, and meet participants where they are, through three or four occasional recommendations each month. The second thing, which is different from other companies, is we have translated that into bite-sized recommendations, and we give you a coach. It's all about the app, or the computer screen, or the data.

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Global Expansion Requires Local Expert Staffing

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience it is essential for the head of international to clearly define his needs, hire a professional to locate individuals and perform the initial screening.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

It’s your job to find a continued way to stay on the radar screen of the VC. One of the best sales coaches I ever worked with used to talk to me about “testing prospects.” Raising money is hard.

Going Global Requires Staffing International

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience it is essential for the head of international to clearly define his needs, hire a professional to locate individuals and perform the initial screening.

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First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

Tech Zulu Event

In addition, he currently consults extensively with startup companies on matters related to strategy, financing, operations, and executive coaching. Through Tech Coast Angels, he has screened in excess of four hundred start-up companies.

7 Startup Lessons from NBA Finals

Tech Zulu Event

But Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich used his many years of experience to deliberate a plan that was well executed and surprised even the experts in the game, leading the underdog team to a Game 7 against the defending champions.

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The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Xconomy

Rather than simply reacting to commands, systems will know your patterns of action and preventatively intervene to give you what you need: home automation, heating and air conditioning and also health and nutrition coaching. How will humans and machines work together in the future?

Embrace Losing

Both Sides of the Table

It is never as rewarding when you’re the coach (but coaching has many other benefits ;-). Something happened and it was clear to me that this IE issues was just a smoke screen. This is part of my ongoing series on Start-up Lessons that I learned from founding two companies. I HATE LOSING. I hate it. I really, really, really hate it. It chaps my hide. It rips at my core. I don’t get over it easily. I lose sleep. I fucking hate losing.

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The Need For Software Localization Still Prevails

Startup Professionals Musings

It may seem less expensive to wait until all your screen layouts, online help, and written manuals are ‘final’ before arranging for translation, but the reality is just the opposite. By Ernst Gemassmer With the pervasiveness of the Internet, the world is smaller.