Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?


Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump say they’d spend billions on educational reforms, and while their visions diverge, they have some points in common. In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


Who you are – your interests, experiences, education, why you are so bloody interesting. If you are networking to assist a startup you are advising, you can substitute the company’s pitch for your personal pitch. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Boston Startup School Launches | Education 2.0

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The school aims to prepare recent college graduates for life working at a startup; and more specifically how to deliver and make progress in an environment filled with unknowns and various resource constraints.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. If there was ever a time to start a company, this is it.”. Fortunately, this reality results in valuable resources being applied to a fewer number of viable opportunities.

How Tuition.IO Is Helping To Tame Student Debt, One Employee At A Time


Once upon a time, one of the best benefits that employers could offer up an employee was a company contribution to their retirement plan. We spoke with Brendon McQueen , founder and CEO of Tuition.IO, to hear more about the company. What was the idea that behind the company?

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness


Investing in affordable education and training at all levels of society would prepare people for meaningful work, and provide compensation that could help reduce social inequities and divisiveness.

SoCalBio Human Resources Conference

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- The 3rd SoCalBio Human Resources Conference.Organized annually by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), this HR conference provides a forum for information sharing among HR executives in device and biotech companies, HR service providers, bio-recruiters, educators, and workforce training professionals to address human capital and employment needs of Southern California's life-science industry.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


Nelsen is now a consultant on tech transfer and entrepreneurship issues, and she is also serving on the boards of companies and nonprofits, according to her LinkedIn profile. Lita Nelsen: It’s gone from incidental to purposeful, in the sense that companies were spinning out of MIT forever, but certainly going back to the ’50s. Although Digital has gone under, it was one of the most successful companies in Massachusetts for decades. So companies were spinning out forever.

USC: $380M Raised In Last 3 Years By USC Spinouts


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Building Value in a Company

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[Editor’s Comment] In a previous post, we mentioned recently meeting Dr. Tom McKaskill (aka Dr. Exit) and were impressed with the vast knowledge and wisdom he’s shared over the years with entrepreneurs and startup companies around the world. Not that I should be that surprised having spent many years now educating business owners on how to best prepare their businesses for sale and how to generate a premium on sale.

Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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Yes, income inequality exists and yes it’s a natural consequence of capitalism and other forms of government are decidedly worse than capitalism because they inefficiently create and allocate resources. But the celebratory nature of today’s conversation felt tone deaf and seemed to ignore the rules that get bent in favor of those with resources or born into privilege. Founders start companies. It’s a form of compensation from company to shareholders.

Wearable World Labs Partners With Technicolor to Accelerate Wearable Tech & IOT Start­ups

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This partnership will bring one of the most influential media companies together with today’s most promising emerging startups in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things (IOT) space.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


According to a recent Forbes article , UC Santa Barbara''s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of Wharton), as well Harvard, Northwestern and even its acclaimed southern neighbor, the University of Southern California.

Did You Just Fail The Partnerhip Idiot Test?


If your company has said "Yes" to any of the following requests, you have effectively failed the partnership idiot test. Exclusivity can kill a small company. A "Pilot" is big company code for a meandering, non-committal test drive of your solution.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?


The money that went into them was usually very inefficiently deployed because it was deployed against infrastructure, it was deployed against a longer arc of build-up and you were into a company a while before you knew whether something was going to work or not.

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Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou


A major disadvantage of a public Big Dumb Company (BDC), as well as one that works closely with governmental agencies, is the degree to which they are forced to publicly disclose otherwise confidential information. Thus, you may have to deferentially educate him as you assuage his objections.

Why Most of Your Assumptions About Phone Calls are Wrong

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It’s why the first company I ever invested in as a VC – Invoca – just announced a $20 million funding by Accel Partners. Of course that website isn’t completely up to date but it’s a great resource for seeing the overall picture. Higher education.

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Why Uber Should Go Public

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The newsworthy moment was when Fred expressed his view that companies like Uber should go public. Why could blockchain be a foundational technology that yields many great companies?

Three qualities of a great leader


These qualities are applicable whether you are leading your company or a board, and certainly are aspiration targets for you if you are measuring yourself against the best. Every organization has limited resources, especially money and time. Not one of these requires formal education.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


Specifically targeted at clean techonlogy firms, the group has more of a traditional incubator program, offering up office space for 6-8 companies, along with support, resources, and mentorship. Nantworks says it is focused on "bringing the digital revolution to the service of healthcare, education, science and the justice system, as well as taking digital entertainment to an entirely new level" and has a number of companies in its portfolio.

TCVN names new Chairman and President

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TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow. Foley has founded or been an equity partner in several companies. Irvine-based Tech Coast Venture Network has named Ciaran Foley Chairman of the Board, replacing Bart Greenberg, who has been Chairman since August.


The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite


But besides talking about it, which is an important first step, what can companies do to actually change the current dynamic? As a human resources executive who has worked exclusively in the life sciences for more than 16 years, I empathize with companies that struggle to bring females into the C-suite. I will share some approaches that have worked for me in finding capable women leaders to lead life science companies.

Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning

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Online education. This was certainly the case when I invested in a small YouTube video production company called Maker Studios that recently sold to Disney for just shy of $1 billion. ” By that we weren’t trying to demean companies building aps, games, photo sharing, etc., A good example of this Ag Tech theme is 6SensorLabs a company out of MIT that we’re very excited about and the funding was recently announced. Venture Capital is a tricky industry.

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

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We did big, boring but necessary implementations for large companies. I next moved into system design where I designed computer systems to deal with large industrial natural gas customers and telecommunication companies.

Why We Can’t Let Luddites Ruin Global Trade

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And he talks specifically about how water trade lowered the costs of transportation and thus products and gave such a resounding advantage to those with great water resources that other nations struggled to keep up. Luddites.

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The Necessity of Innovation


You can be an innovator in a huge and rapidly expanding company like Amazon. Instead, it should be an indication of education, of important lessons learned that can be meaningfully applied the next time—or the time after that. Innovation is at the heart of wealth creation.

Customer Support Training | What is excellent customer service?

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Excellent customer service isn’t just something that happens from company to consumer. Customer service starts within a company. This makes me excited to share these companies with everyone I know. The Product Companies. The Virtual Assistant Companies.

Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

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“In order to create a successful new company, you have to find an idea that. (1) 3) is protectable from the onslaught of those big companies once they figure out what you’re onto. They were stark in that he had just sold his company to Microsoft for a reported $1.2

“Built In L.A.” the New Online Community for Startups

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Keeping track of all the new companies, funding, networking and events going on across town is challenging. Its mission is to connect, educate and promote online innovators that are coming out of L.A.’s One the key features of BILA is the online directory of companies.

Angelhack | A New Breed of Hackathon

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Once you come down from the high, the great product you built slowly fades away or maybe its turned into a company that’s worked on when time is found for it. The creators of Angelhack regonized the importance of education and unlike other hackathon events, teams and individuals are provided with the added resources they need to succeed – team building, mentorship, and investor pitch education.

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Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


Our challenge is to help start, fund, improve, and grow 1000 companies in five years. Obviously, as with many other accelerators, we provide mentorship and shared resources, and help with creating a company, access to public relations, and other resources like legal help.

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

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Hire professionals to handle the details of company formation paperwork when you first start up. Navigating the ins and out of employment law — Complying with employment law can be a minefield, tripping up not just startups but also much larger companies.

How Tradesy Makes Selling Women's Clothing Simple, with Tracy DiNunzio


I've really gotten an in-depth education about what women want when buying and selling online. Tracy DiNunzio: RecycledBride and Tradesy are same of the same company, Recycled Media. The easiest way to do that, was to become a resource for great content.