Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition


Last week, the University of Southern California 's Viterbi School of Engineering announced that it had established a new, business plan competition, the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition ([link] specifically aimed at students in the engineering school.

USC Launches Annual, $50K Entrepreneurship Prize For Engineers


The University of Southern California and wealthy engineer Fariborz Maseeh , now a hedge fund manager in Newport Beach, is announcing this week a $1M endowment, which will fund an annual, $50,000 prize for a business plan competition for the school's engineering students.

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How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Competitive (Athlete: skier & rowed at Princeton, hates losing at everything she does). Wonderful human being who is civically engaged, mother of 3, mentorer of younger founders, hard worker and arguer extraordinaire (so says her current Twitter bio).

Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.


Richa is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Of course. Apeel Sciences - Founded in 2012, after winning $10,000 at UCSB’s New Venture Competition, the company closed $1.25M in funding during 2013. Salty Girl Seafood - Another focus of the TMP is the recruitment and mentoring of women entrepreneurs.

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

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Of course that’s true. Advisors / Coaches / Mentors.

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The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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Of course this can be done and of course I am a big proponent of the rise of startup centers across the country as the Internet has moved from the “infrastructure phase” to the “application phase” dominated by the three C’s: content, communications and commerce. Local mentors matter. No – I’m not worried about the competition.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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And as I’ve written about before – building a personal brand is extremely important in today’s competitive job market. Jason charted his own course though.

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Do Less. More.

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There are so many events to attend that one could become a full time conference attendee and you could easily feel like you’re missing out with each event that happens without you and of course there is Twitter and Instagram and Snapchat to remind you just how fun it was for everybody else. Of course your friend’s company raised $50 million and offers it’s employees free kombucha and desk massages. We are experiencing a frenetic time.

Interview with Jonathan Simkin, SwoopThat


As the school year kicks off for college students, one of the big tasks of the year is buying books for their courses. It seems like all that course information would be difficult to pull, how do you do that? They act as mentors and help companies grow.

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How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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In a world that is hyper competitive – even amongst VCs – I can honestly say that not only is the media recognition accurate but it is amongst the proudest days I’ve had in developing Upfront Ventures and our future.

Why Am I So Lucky?

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He’s an incredibly smart investor and somebody that I actually consider to be a mentor to myself. Competition is fierce. Of course I ask more politely that than. I’m a cynic by nature. And I think it pays to be so.

How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market

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” Most VCs view it as their responsibility to mentor, debate, cajole and generally assist with investments they make. Thus, a desire to invest more locally where I think I have a competitive advantage. I travel the country a lot.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


How do we need to structure the systems to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition? Learning, Networking, Mentors From the question, this person is clearly looking at the issue of how to grow into this role. And it's quite common for people to get together outside of meetings to discuss issues they face and/or to seek a kind of mentoring relationship. I believe you will find lots of CTOs quite willing to help you as a mentor.

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Startup CTO or Developer


Of course, I have an advantage because I organize the LA CTO Forum. Of course, since you know those questions, you can just collect up the answers and provide them to your developers. How do we need to structure the systems to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition?

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I acted as the occasional mentor, advisor and coach to Ethan. In the same year they won Business Insider’s Startup competition. In industry this is known as “yield management” and of course it needs to exist. Let me not bury the lede.

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CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

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Learning experience includes: on-demand online video tutorial courses, live video-conference workshops, as well as individual online consultations, live workshops, and group programs. Creators can take any course of interest on-demand by purchasing it through our website.

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


It’s a place where we’re going to put 250 like-minded people, where I can mentor him, you can mentor me,” Cohen said. Of course, the proliferation of similar co-working spaces for tech startups in downtown San Diego could pose challenges for landlords like Bielas and Cohen.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010


Though this was 2000 , and all startup & VC blogs we've grown to love didn't exist yet, I did have mentors available. No, that IS NOT a competitive advantage - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 12, 2010 This is part 1 of the series: 5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches. Listening to first-time entrepreneurs talk about their competitive advantages is as predictably invalid as the local weatherman's 10-day forecast.

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Paving The Way For Future Women Entrepreneurs | Technovation LA Pitch Night

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The ambitiously competitive teams were as follows: The Brownies, with Epic Tunes, an app aimed at live concert goers, to provide information, show reviews, and access to ticket purchases. Seek out similar academic competitions and programs.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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He began programming courses at UCLA while in high school and went on to earn a B.S. Though competitors have sprung up, Tanz welcomes the competition to help define the market. Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions?

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

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Who are your mentors, role models? We don’t have mentors at the moment. Students have to register with their matriculation numbers, and supply upon registration, their course of study, faculty, department, mode of entry, year of entry etc.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Andrew Zarian CEO of GFQ Network Inc.

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Dedication, hard work, a passion for what you love and of course a great internet connection. I think competition is great and you can learn a lot from your competitors. I try to network with the “competition&# as much as possible. He has been a mentor to me.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future


Of course, if you can get a referral through a person I know, it''s much more helpful because I can get that person''s opinion as well. I''m pretty active in all of them as a mentor, and I''m at least a frequent visitors to all of the local accelerators.

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Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels


Of course not. By helping them, I mean the TCA will help founders with introductions, networking, mentoring, and of course capital; with business development, hiring, and whatever a startup needs.