This Immigrant Entrepreneur Launched Her Billion Dollar Empire, Despite Speaking No English

InfoChachkie

Ida wasn’t even the first modern-day entrepreneur to offer women brassieres. The company’s “I dreamed…” campaign caused demand to outstrip production. She was an entrepreneur at a time when entrepreneurial women were few and far between.”. Entrepreneur Launching Venture

On-Demand Startups Are Completely Changing the Industry

Tech.Co

The successor to social media, at least in terms of cultural significance, are the on-demand apps that have us reaching for our phones not just to message friends, but to make transactions. At the top of the list of the challenges these on-demand companies face is managing the labor pool.

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Necessity Vs. Innovation-Based Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

What makes someone an entrepreneur? Most simply defined , an entrepreneur is a person who identifies a need and starts a business to fill that void.

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

TechCrunch LA

Investors are pouring millions into the creation of a network of shared kitchens, storage facilities, and pickup counters that established chains and new food entrepreneurs can access to cut down on overhead and quickly spin up new concepts in fast food and casual dining.

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. Just like a superhero’s mission, startups are exhausting and demanding.

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.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. He also noted that, "I probably meet with one or two aspiring entrepreneurs a month.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

Both Sides of the Table

On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. He wanted to create awareness for himself to generate marketing buzz and demand and then get the retail stores to pay wholesales prices for his cds. He created demand.

Bird Lets You Become Your Own Scooter Entrepreneur With Bird Platform

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based on-demand, scooter rental service Bird said on Tuesday it has launched a new program, which will let anyone build and operate their own Bird e-scooter network. The program allows entrepreneurs to create and manage their own fleet of shared, e-scooters, letting users simply upload a logo, select a sleeve color, and receive branded Bird scooters--once those users have secured city permits. bird scooter entrepreneur ondemand rental vehicle transportation smartphone

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Fallacy: Startup ventures tend to evolve, especially after you begin speaking with pesky customers and demanding partners. “Learn from the mistakes of others.

Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs typically embrace celebrity investments, while most sophisticated investors prefer to avoid famous entertainment or sports personalities on the cap table. The post Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them appeared first on John Greathouse

How Entrepreneurs Can Win With Big Data

Tech Zulu Event

Entrepreneurs and startups operate within a David versus Goliath environment. There are definitely ways small startups and entrepreneurs can use data to gain a significant advantage. Entrepreneurs and Flexibility. This is a weakness entrepreneurs need to exploit.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

socalTECH

One complaint we sometimes hear from venture capitalists visiting Southern California for the first time, is the difficulty of finding experienced entrepreneurs and executives. Have we missed a repeat entrepreneur or company you think ought to be watched?

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have weighed in from time to time and their answers tend to fall into two camps. High school students also make great entrepreneurs because of their natural open-mindedness and drive to take risks. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs - Sweet Sixteen Kisses of Death

InfoChachkie

Just as Batman repeatedly avoids Poison Ivy’s kiss of death, so too must entrepreneurs avoid the Kiss of Death provisions which BDCs attempt to include in their agreements. As noted in Frugal Is As Frugal Does , after cash, an entrepreneur’s most valuable asset is time.

GoShare Raises $1M For On Demand Moving, Delivery App

socalTECH

San Diego-based GoShare , the developer of an on-demand, moving and delivery app, has raised $1M in a seed funding round, the company said on Friday. The company--which calls itself the "Uber for Trucks"--said the funding was led by race car driver and entrepreneur Claudio Burtin, and also included Dr. David Panton (Panton Equit Partners).

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I think there is also no denying the role that Richard Rosenblatt has played in building the LA tech ecosystem and spawning great entrepreneurs who followed in his footsteps.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part II) - Sales Advice From Dr. Seuss

InfoChachkie

However, typical of an Optimistically Pessimistic entrepreneur, Sam never loses hope, and does gives up. Rather, the Prospect’s kneejerk rejection of Sam is a coping mechanism that many people utilize to deal with the competing demands on their time.

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Five Trick Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer Before Asking For Money

InfoChachkie

However, certain questions can be tricky for an entrepreneur to answer. Below are five common questions an entrepreneur will encounter when seeking venture funding. Intent : Investor / entrepreneur conflicts often arise when a company contemplates an exit opportunity.

Makers vs. Takers – Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, They Do Not Confiscate It

InfoChachkie

Mr. Alinsky incited his followers to demand something for nothing. Your opinion of entrepreneurs is likely rooted in your understanding (or lack thereof) of the source of wealth. Entrepreneur The Fringe

Makers vs. Takers – Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, They Do Not Confiscate It

InfoChachkie

Mr. Alinsky incited his followers to demand something for nothing. Your opinion of entrepreneurs is likely rooted in your understanding (or lack thereof) of the source of wealth. Mr. Entrepreneur The Fringe

ConTraps Part III – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

InfoChachkie

This series describes how entrepreneurs can craft company-changing agreements with BDCs, while avoiding Kiss of Death contract provisions. In Part II of this series, I suggest that entrepreneurs seek agreements in which “what is good for the goose is good for the gander.”

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.

ZUM: On-Demand Rides and Child Care for Busy Parents

Tech.Co

Some of them are Lyft investors as well as the Stanford Angels and entrepreneurs. Kids require a lot of attention , and if we ourselves are not available to give that extra care to our kids, we are keen on finding someone who we trust would do a great job. Trust is a huge factor in relegating childcare to others; we need to feel the connection, and believe that our kids are in safe hands and that the person doing the job is willing and capable of giving the utmost possible care.

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ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

InfoChachkie

This series describes how entrepreneurs can craft company-changing agreements with BDCs, while avoiding Kiss of Death contract provisions. Entrepreneurs should never agree to the following provisions when negotiating with a BDC, no matter how lucrative the potential relationship.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

My advice to entrepreneurs was and is “ when the hors d’oeuvres tray is being passed take two ” (e.g. So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs. What does this mean if you’re an entrepreneur?

Washe Raise $3.5M To Expand On-Demand Car Washes In LA

socalTECH

On-demand, car wash startup Washe , which lets users connect with professional mobile car washers, said this week that it has raised $3.5M The Boca Raton, Florida-based startup said the lead investor in the round was Ron Zuckerman, a technology entrepreneur and investor. in a seed funding, to help it to "greatly expand" its operation sin Los Angeles, as well as expand into other new markets.

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

socalTECH

Honk is led by serial entrepreneur Corey Brundage. Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide.

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Evercar: Making EVs The Vehicles Of Choice For On-Demand Drivers

socalTECH

In the world of on-demand driving�such as driving for Uber and Lyft--one of the biggest costs for drivers it the cost of owning, maintaning, fueling, and cleaning their vehicles. Why target the on-demand economy? driving for on-demand services.

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ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

InfoChachkie

This series describes how entrepreneurs can craft company-changing agreements with BDCs, while avoiding Kiss of Death contract provisions. Entrepreneurs should never agree to the following provisions when negotiating with a BDC, no matter how lucrative the potential relationship.

Why Super Pro-rata Rights are Not a Good Deal for Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I saw a Tweet from Chris Sacca fly by that prompted me to want to write a blog post helping entrepreneurs understand why they should push back against VCs asking for “super pro-rata” rights.

Five Trick Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer Before Asking For Money

InfoChachkie

However, certain questions can be tricky for an entrepreneur to answer. Below are five common questions an entrepreneur will encounter when seeking venture funding. Intent : Investor / entrepreneur conflicts often arise when a company contemplates an exit opportunity.

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

TechCrunch LA

Company co-founder Jonathan Zweig has already had one hit as a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur. “With its patented app demo technology and tools, users will now be able to experience their apps and games on-demand and without an install across various platforms, starting with Google.”.

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Expect The “Million Dollar Question”

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs who experience promising initial success also play a similar game. Nearly every successful entrepreneur is offered a relatively modest amount of money for their adVenture during its early days. Entrepreneur The Fringe Venture Capital

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Expect The “Million Dollar Question”

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Entrepreneurs who experience promising initial success also play a similar game. Nearly every successful entrepreneur is offered a relatively modest amount of money for their adVenture during its early days. Tags: Entrepreneur The Fringe Venture Capital