Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art. brilliant companies nimble parkme quarterly beachmint dollarshaveclub chromatik startup

What about your previous company non-compete?

Berkonomics

Entrepreneurs tend to remain in the business niche they know best. Usually that means one they once or recently spent time in as an employee or manager within a company where they had little or no ownership.

What about your previous company non-compete?

Berkonomics

Entrepreneurs tend to remain in the business niche they know best. Usually that means one they once or recently spent time in as an employee or manager within a company where they had little or no ownership.

America Should Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Three decades later, I’m a successful biomedical researcher and serial entrepreneur with more than 120 patents to my name, and eight successful businesses under my belt.

OK, So Maybe Not ALL MBA Entrepreneurs Are Oxymorons

InfoChachkie

MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” MBA’s are an easy target for entrepreneurs’ scorn. Situationally, MBA’s Can Be Effective Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs: Employment law is not on your side!

Berkonomics

Small companies most often scrape by with borrowed or invested funds, doing everything possible to grow and prosper with limited resources. Small company; outrageous outcome. Almost all laws dealing with employment are designed to protect the employee, not the company.

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

TechCrunch LA

It’s one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country with the 100 largest tech companies in L.A. We know companies with a diverse workforce are more successful, which, in turn, increases community engagement and provides opportunities for the community-at-large.

Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?

Berkonomics

People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?

Berkonomics

People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs

InfoChachkie

Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? Tech entrepreneurs' consternation with MBAs does not rise to the level of loathing. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

After my latest company collapsed in June of 2012, I went into a bit of a depression. This company I started with my own money and in my third bedroom, had grown and served its customers and employees well for over 11 years. Coffee Entrepreneuring Me

Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Entrepreneurs often lament big companies, but most of us hope we’ll create just that. Add in public company demands, lawsuit targets, & millions of customers to continually satisfy, and you have to have great respect for those doing it well.

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -- First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop.

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One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. These were amongst some of the most read blog posts I have written, which shows me that the stress, pressures and loneliness of being and entrepreneur resonates.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity. Yet if even one company succeeds, the social and financial impact will be huge. Join us for this exciting forum where we will review how entrepreneurs may approach the most promising advances in healthspan biotech, how entrepreneurs may approach these opportunities, the path to financing, and the resources in Southern California.

Entrepreneurs Who Relish Being Wrong Usually Win

InfoChachkie

Effective entrepreneurs reject dogmatism and embrace doubt. Both operate exposed to the elements, and surrounded by a handful of dedicated people who all impact on the company’s / boat’s direction. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

Both Sides of the Table

She joined TextPlus at a moment in the company’s transition. ” The post Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition?

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

InfoChachkie

When hiring ATM Operators at a Big Dumb Company (BDC), assessing each candidate’s ability to execute predictable tasks is of paramount importance. In fact, a company filled with inventors would be a dysfunctional mess. Entrepreneur Launching Venture Sales Team Building

The Honest Company Gets $70M

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Los Angeles-based The Honest Company , the online, family products retailer led by serial entrepreneur Brian Lee, and which was co-founded by Jessica Alba, has raised $70M in a funding round, according to the company Tuesday.

International Entrepreneur Rule

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, April 6, 2018 -- International Entrepreneur Rule. Why it matters: 51 percent of our nation's $ 1 billion + VC backed companies have at least one immigrant founder. This shows the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to the US economy. Jeff Farrah- General Counsel of the National Venture Capital Association will join us to explain what the International Entrepreneur Rule is and where it stands. What is it? Why does it matter? And where does it stand?

How to protect your company lists and trade secrets

Berkonomics

But all will immediately question whether the new business will compete in any way with their enterprise, and react to the future entrepreneur in either of two very distinct ways based upon those fears.

Will your company’s sale be celebration or silence?

Berkonomics

The entrepreneur, whether remaining to the end as CEO or not, is celebrated for his or her prescient timing, great vision and excellent execution of the plan. Sometimes the entrepreneur who believe s/he has failed the investors apologizes.

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The Entrepreneur Thesis

Both Sides of the Table

I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes

InfoChachkie

As part of UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc , recently shared ten lessons that emerging entrepreneurs can learn from superheroes. When he Co-Founded Docstoc, he decided to incorporate superheroes into his company’s Core Values.

Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

TechCrunch LA

Fika invests roughly half of its capital exclusively in startups headquartered in LA, with a particular fondness for B2B, enterprise and fintech companies. “We feel over the next couple of years, we’ll start to see repeat entrepreneurs come out of these LA companies.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

I had a picture in the office of my first company with the logo above and the capital letters JFDI. (In In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done.

Marketing Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Only Make Once

InfoChachkie

When the venture was unable to initially meet its grandiose expectations, the market crucified the company. Many entrepreneurs naively hire a PR firm to launch their nascent products in the hope of leveraging the firm''s industry contacts.

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

We come to the end of this cycle of insights with a thought about how you might view your successful exit from the company you have spent so much effort to build. But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. The do as all good entrepreneurs do.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

We agreed to join forces with Coull because we believe that the company’s ability to provision and publish performance-based video ads unlocks significant latent value for both adverisers and publishers, while enhancing the typical Internet user’s online experience.

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Cie Digital Labs Names Entrepreneur In Residence

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs (CDL) said this week that it has named Jim Davis as the company's new Entrepreneur in Residence. digital labs entrepreneur residence davis ebay pepsi rezven venture capitalDavis previously served at at eBay and Pepsi, and is Managing Partner at early stage venture capital investor Rezven Partners.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

InfoChachkie

Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms. Instead of trying to teach students to be an entrepreneur, I expose my entrepreneurial students to tools that will help them solve real-world problems.

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

“he quit his job and threw himself into a start-up company, which has him on the road in constantly changing environments. ” This sentiment is probably familiar to many entrepreneurs and it must certainly resonates with anybody who suspects he or she has ADD. It was called “ Delivered from Distraction ” and it outlines many successful executives with ADD and in particular some famous entrepreneurs.

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -- First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. KAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 12 slots open in our workshop.

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity. The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will be devoted to identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for providing tools to combat cyber threats.

The Honest Company Raises $100M In Series D

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Santa Monica-based The Honest Company , which provides baby care, personal care, home care, and other healthy lifestyle products, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series D funding round. The company has now raised around $228M in funding.