Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition


When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. This competition required the team to answer “…questions on a Food and Nutrition data set that contained 28 features and 30,000+ rows.

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.

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas


A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. First Look West said that the first place team will win $100,000, the second place team $60,000, and third place $40,000; the competition wlil be held April 30th and May 1st.

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How We Won $50,000 Award in SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Contest


Small Business Administration as a Growth Accelerator Fund Competition winner. It also got me thinking about what was important for winning this competition. When I came across this competition, it seemed like our program could be eligible, so I went ahead and applied.

13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


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.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship


Department of Energy to help foster student entrepreneurs via a business plan competition run by the group called First Look West. The new effort, led by Caltech's Resnick Institute, is hoping to tap into OnGreen's network to find mentors to guide student groups and clean energy projects.

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How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

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).

Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network


It's trying to determine if there is a viable way to go to market, and also deal with competitive issues. Tags: richard koffler john morris interview startup entrepreneur venture capital spinout tech transfer technology university college education research

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.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?


Learning To Learn - A sound college education includes gaining the insights into applying logic, researching data and assessing the veracity information. The same is true of a college education, which provides young people with a safe environment to learn from their mistakes.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018


The event is open to tech enthusiasts who want to join an event filled with some of the top leaders, investors and mentors from tech industry to network, find mentors and build their companies. The Mentor Method (Washington, D.C.). Everything is bigger in Texas.

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


1) Get A Mentor. "I " When asked about the competition he feared most, Bill Gates is alleged to have said, "the two guys inventing away in a garage somewhere." The typical startup cannot afford a massive ad campaign to educate users as to its value proposition.

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Find Out What Tech Is Emerging From the Ozarks


By that, I mean that we’re entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, investors, and business minds on a mission to inspire, educate, and support entrepreneurs and innovators through no-cost consulting, programs, events, and access to capital and talent.

Meet the Investors & Tech Leaders Judging at Startup Night SXSW 2018


Also at Startup Night will be 25 diverse and innovative startups showcasing their latest products, competing for prizes including: $1K from LaunchKC , Business Extra Points from American Airlines , and a fast tracked spot to the Startup of the Year semifinals competition at Innovate Celebrate 2018.

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup — Spook Studio — Medium

SoCal Delicious

Whilst the tide is turning, there’s still a need to educate startup founders about the competitive advantage well-designed products and services can bring. Spend time finding a good mentor who you can trust and who has a genuine interest in the success of your venture.

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Tech Zulu Event

The second annual USC Silicon Beach event, hosted by the four professional schools at USC, featured a pitch competition and a conference filled with informational panels and interviews. Startup Pitch Competition. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

Tech Zulu Event

Natalia Oberti Noguera: Pipeline Fellowship is a program to educate and bring more women into the investment side of business. We have three main components: education, mentoring, and practice. In education, we hold workshops on topics like portfolio strategy and evaluation.

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

Tech Zulu Event

Our combined experience working in film education and inside the traditional and digital entertainment industry gives us unique insight into building an authentic “film school like” education on the web. Any competition in LA?

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Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010


Often board members give entrepreneurs two bits of advice regarding scale: Get a mentor. Teach Like You’re the Student - Steve Blank , August 10, 2010 “I never have let my schooling interfere with my education.”. The right way to position against competition - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , August 23, 2010 This is Part 4 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.?? There is no competition.

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Carpooling Wants You To Share Your Car, Meet New Friends & Get Paid For It!

Tech Zulu Event

The majority of our users are highly educated, young professionals between 25-39 years of age. Any competition back home? Do you have any mentors, Investors?

Fuel50: Helping Employees Figure Out Their Career Path, With Anne Fulton


You can find a mentor, a coach, a project, or experience, to help you prepare for the role you are looking for. The education around new products and bringing them to the market is the same in both markets. It's business as usual in such a competitive market here, and thankfully we have an amazing team managing our infrastructure and security, so we've been able to fly through the due diligence on the product in that area.

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How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future


Healthcare is a really obvious vertical, where there is data inefficiency and a tremendous amount of opportunity, but there''s also education, human capital and talent. 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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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

Frank Addante

Since India still seems to be the most popular place to outsource, I will give my ratings based only on my experiences (directly and indirectly) on outsourcing to India: Cost (Today = 2; 5 Years Ago = 4): Costs in India have been rising as competition for resources grows.

Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels


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.