HipTraveler | Taking Startup Competitions by Storm

Tech Zulu Event

In order to support all of these teams, there are several on-campus startup competitions every year, from the Silicon Beach USC competition to the New Venture Seed Competition, with prize funds to help build the companies.

Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Mobile Therapy

Tech.Co

From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate Conference in October. Among the dozens of participants that applied for the online competitions, only a few progressed into the semifinals. Co: What was the road like leading up to your initial pitch for the competition?

L.A. By Design

SoCal Tech Calendar

By Design" Mastering the Nuances of Design to Win in an Increasing Competitive MedTech Scape. Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- SoCalBio Networking Forum in Los Angeles County: "L.A. See [link] (more

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Berkeley’s SkyDeck Offers Chip Design Support Worth Millions to Startups

Xconomy

Competition isn’t the biggest problem in a field so primed for innovation, says Tang, who is.

Design and Innovation Showcase

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 21, 2012 -- Design and Innovation Showcase. Innovative industrial design can give your company competitive advantage in the marketplace by catering to both utilitarian and aesthetic requirements of the customer. Industrial design will improve the appearance of your product, add value in the eyes of the user and position your company as a brand leader. Connect with CONNECT.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table

I brought up the fact that I find many larger companies abusing the patent system to slow down smaller competitors which is actually anti competitive. His first “real&# business came in college where he designed audio speakers.

Agenda Posted for Net@50 on July 16 at MIT Media Lab

Xconomy

Come celebrate milestones the internet has made over the past 50 years at a special event called Net@50 on July 16 in Cambridge, MA, organized by the World Frontiers Forum and Xconomy. An afternoon forum at the MIT Media Lab will explore the big issues and challenges surrounding the internet.

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Workpop: Using UX And Design To Power The Next Career Site

socalTECH

Online job and career sites still seem to be in another decade, when it comes to both design--and user friendliness. Can a startup gain a foothold in the competitive market by designing the right UX and user experience to make a job and career site for everyone? Starting on the employer side first, we put a big emphasis on design. cornerstone employment work listings jobs design workpop

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Announcing Net@50: The Roots and Future of the Internet

Xconomy

The first short message went out over Arpanet, the precursor to the internet, 50 years ago this year—and it changed everything.

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5 Common Misconceptions of Web Design: Insights from the Yoga Sutras

From the Venture Trenches

They do not know what they do not know which makes a meaningful conversation with a design agency very challenging. If you are not flexing your digital muscle, your competition certainly is. Asmita’s are challenging for a web designer; anyway you move you will be damned.

Cerf, Kahn, Perlman, Hillis & More at Net@50: Get Tix to Historic Event

Xconomy

How did the internet arise to change the world—and where is it heading? Given the state of technology and society, what are the best ways to curtail the spread of misinformation (among other challenges) and the harm it can bring? At the World Frontiers Forum and Xconomy, we can’t promise to cover everything, but we can deliver an important and historic event that poses such questions and many more.

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XPRIZE To Award $1M Bonus Prize For Ocean Discovery Contest

socalTECH

According to XPRIZE, it asked teams to design new technology with the ability to detect chemicals in the open ocean and trace them to their source, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offering a $1 million prize for the most successful team. XPRIZE says it has three teams pursuing the bonus prize, including the youngest group of competitors in its prize competitions so far, a group from the Valley Christian Schools, a K-12 private school in Silicon Valley.

Ferrari Design and Innovation Joins The Audio World

Tech Zulu Event

It’ll be great to see what engineers and audio geeks (myself included) decide to create in efforts to compete with the new competition. CES Featured News Retail & Consumers Audio Design ferrari Headphones innovation

Emergent Game Technologies Links With Video Game Competition

socalTECH

Calabasas-based Emergent Game Technologies , maker of the Gamebryo LightSpeed video game development engine, reports that the firm is providing support to a computer game design competition in London. Abertay's "Dare to be Digital" competition is an international competition which includes game design teams from all over the world.

Google For Icons | IconFinder Providing The Best for Developers and Designers

Tech Zulu Event

Just about every Startup at some point and especially if you do not have a designer, is going to need icons to help spruce up those websites. Before Iconfinder I was working as a web designer and front-end developer, next to studying computer science and business administration.

Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

Tech.Co

That is, businesses are using APIs like crazy to stay competitive and communicate with both partners and customers more effectively. Citrusbyte is a full stack, design and development firm that specializes in helping companies get the APIs they need to run more efficiently. Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter have already proven that using API services they can stay ahead of their competition and deliver continuous value to their user base,” says David Kullmann, Partner at Citrusbyte.

5 Common Misconceptions of Web Design: Insights from the Yoga Sutras

From the Venture Trenches

They do not know what they do not know which makes a meaningful conversation with a design agency very challenging. If you are not flexing your digital muscle, your competition certainly is. Asmita – Ego This individual knows exactly what they want because their neighbor’s kid who aspires to be a graphic designer has laid it all out for them. Asmita’s are challenging for a web designer; anyway you move you will be damned.

Sony Online Entertainment Offers $10K Scholarship For Girls

socalTECH

Game Design competition. Deadline to apply for the competition and scholarship is March 29th. sony online entertainment girls videogame scholarship competition content video game

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Amplify’s close mentoring is by design. Building a standout destination site for video gamers takes moxie in the highly competitive and lucrative on-line game industry.

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Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Shines Spotlight on Emerging Tech Hubs

Xconomy

Steve Case, venture capitalist, author, and co-founder of AOL, is preparing to hit the road this week on his sixth Rise of the Rest tour, where he travels to emerging innovation hubs in search of investment-worthy tech startups and to highlight the growth happening outside of places like Silicon Valley and Boston. In the years since the tour’s inception in 2014, Case says he’s become “quite encouraged” by the momentum he sees building in the middle of the country.

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XPRIZE Launches MOONBOTS Challenge

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XPRIZE , the Marina Del Rey-based organization that is known for running competitions to spur innovation solutions to some of the world's biggest problems, has launched a new effort called the MOONBOTS Challenge. According to XPRIZE, the new challenge is aimed at kids 8 to 17, and invites them to design, create, and program their own lunar rover. moonbots challenge xprize lunar rover competition children kids robotics

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

The ARPANET, as it was called back then, was designed by government, industry and academia so scientists and academics could access each other’s computing resources and trade large research files, saving time, money and travel costs. Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

What Amazon Hopes to Achieve with Prime Day

Tech Zulu Event

A well-designed program creates a win-win situation. Beat The Competition. Business Culture Entertainment Gadgets Marketing Amazon Amazon Prime Benefit christmas Commerce competition Discounts eCommerce Game holiday investment Prime Day retail rewards

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How to think like a growth CEO

Berkonomics

From their book, “Designing for Growth,” they iterate a four question matrix, each with steps for creation through launch. What if we could do it better, do it in a new way, do it to attract new customers, do it to distance ourselves form the competition?

Architects Envision LA's CleanTech Corridor

socalTECH

The Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition design competition asked architects, designers, engineers, students, and others to "re-imagine" what the downtown area Los Angeles corridor could look like.

X Prize Foundation Names Three Lunar Lander Teams

socalTECH

Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation now has three teams competing for its Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, the competition which pits teams against an effort to develop a possible lunar lander, the group said today.

X PRIZE Foundation, NASA Name $2M Lunar Lander Winners

socalTECH

According to the groups, they will award $1M to Masten Space Systems, the largest award since the 2004 Ansari X PRIZE competition, for Masten's performance last week in the competition to design a rocket simulating a full lunar lander mission. The competition pitted teams in an effort to lauch a rocket, ascend to 50 meters, hover for at least 180 seconds, and land 50 meters away--and repeat the performance a number of times.

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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

Tech.Co

BlackTech Week was created in 2014, and in four short years, they’ve gained over 2700 participants, 150 speakers, and 3 pitch competitions. While winning pitch competitions is great, it’s not the most important thing about Startup of the Year.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Amplify’s close mentoring is by design. Building a standout destination site for video gamers takes moxie in the highly competitive and lucrative on-line game industry. As associate members of NextSpace we will continue to attend Amplify’s mentor series and happy hour and will gladly meet with any entrepreneurs that they support; should they need help in regards to branding, market entry penetration, digital strategy, responsive design, user experience or product development.

A year in review: productboard’s top 10 posts from 2017

socalTECH

It means competition is more fierce because formidable new competitors can arrive overnight. startup technology entrepreneurship ux-design product-management

Haste makes waste; but to lag is to sag.

Berkonomics

Let’s examine the relationship between time, quality and competitiveness. The lesson here is a bit obscure, since it is not clear whether the kind of testing then common in processor design would have surfaced the error. Close.

More Drama on the Cloud Price Wars Front

Tech Zulu Event

After taking a brief hiatus amidst nervous tensions, competition between cloud computing vendors has reached a fever pitch in the past month. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the cloud price wars have flared up once again.

eHarmony Gets A Makeover

socalTECH

The new design comes as many in the industry have pointed to a new, competitive era, due to the rise of mobile platforms, tablets, and a move away from the traditional, desktop web experience where eHarmony made its mark. eharmony design dating matchmaking couples marriage online redesign Online dating and matchmaking asite eHarmony is looking to update the company''s image, and has gotten a makeover--looking to prove that it''s still in the dating game.

Find your “teacher customer.”

Berkonomics

I internalized this phrase, recalling the many times I had partnered with customers to design new feature-functionality into my hotel computer system back when such systems were brand new to the industry. Your customers know what they want more than you do. Find one to teach you. Close.

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Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Capitalism is fundamentally about timing, since market competition is about finding opportunities before others. Mithril is struggling to compete against ferocious competition in the growth-stage equity market. Some more on metrics design and quantification.