Don’t Do Tequila Shots With Your Mentor


Mentor relationships are not immune to the laws of human interactions. Without active management on the part of the protégé, the meetings with their mentor will become less frequent and less impactful, ultimately accelerating the end of the relationship.

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Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

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Huddlewoo a live video platform set to launch early 2013 to give people the ability to access extraordinary people for one-on-one conversations and mentoring. The post Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video appeared first on TechZulu.

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day


It was standing room only at StartEngine 's Demo Day Wednesday afternoon, held at Santa Monica's Cross Campus , as the startup accelerator launched eight of its latest startups into the world, after a 90 day process of mentoring, honing their business model, and heads down development.

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5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers


Natalie Kaminski, CEO and cofounder of , an on-demand rental marketplace for baby gear that helps reduce stress of traveling with little kids, is hyper-focused on gaining the trust of mothers. Mentors can help you anticipate issues and plan for them accordingly.”.

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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Unlike most university programs that are over architected and underfunded, the TMP evolved organically, based on the demands of its students and input from the local community. Salty Girl Seafood - Another focus of the TMP is the recruitment and mentoring of women entrepreneurs.

9 Success Principles From A 40-Year Veteran


As noted in You're Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor , Bob is my mentor and friend. Demand Customer Centricity. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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What Would You Pay To Have Dinner With A Lost Loved One?


This was a question that my friend and mentor, Bob Wood and I recently discussed during one of our epic bike rides. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I never gave myself a chance to grieve, because I was felt that my demanding job didn’t allow for such luxuries.

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The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

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They suffered in trying to live up to public perceptions and the demands to continue their successes. Advisors / Coaches / Mentors.

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Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


1) Get A Mentor. "I Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs , Richard Branson , Walt Disney and Michael Dell. "I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then."

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How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving

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I turned down free “advisory stock” in the early days and told Aaron that I’d much rather just be his independent friend and mentor for anything he needed and that I really just wanted to see him build a successful business for himself and for LA. Supply and demand.

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

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He built & IPOd Demand Media. We now have 2nd and 3rd time entrepreneurs fueled by recycled capital and mentors who have built startups to successful outcomes and have seen scale. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

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. Let me not bury the lede. I’m super excited to announce that GRP Partners led the investment in Ethan Anderson’s new company MyTime (link has LA-based merchants but will give you a good feel for the product).

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StartEngine Debuts Eight New Startups At Demo Day


StartEngine provides $20,000 to $100,000 in funding to promising startups, and also offers up mentoring, office space, and help in getting those startups to the next stage. StartEngine , the startup accelerator headed by Howard Marks, is launching its newest class of startups today in a private event in Santa Monica.

MakerSquare Wants to Teach You to Become a Developer in Weeks

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Currently, Southern California still lacks in number of advanced coding schools to sustain the workforce demand of the region.

Interview with Jonathan Kohn, Fitspot


Los Angeles is the capital of on-demand apps, for just about anything you want. One of those areas that combines LA's passion for on-demand apps, and its active lifestyle, is Fitspot (, which brings athletic trainers to you or your local fitness center.

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My Professional Advice for 20 Years Olds

Jason Nazar

Working for someone that demands excellence and pushes your limits every day will build the most solid foundation for your ongoing professional success. Great leaders will mentor you and will be a loyal source of employment long after you’ve left.

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My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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I opened up with a very blunt conversation about self confidence, self doubt, family pressure, peer pressure and the demands on a CEO. And as a VC, mentor, angel investor and founder of Launchpad LA I live it as a routine of my life.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Demand Media is an online media company operating two strategically-linked businesses: an integrated content and social media platform, and registrar solutions. Mark founded Launchpad LA, a program designed to help mentor LA’s most promising first-time startup CEO’s.

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Grading Entrepreneurs: Here’s my checklist…

Jason Nazar

Seek out and follow the council of advisors in and outside of the business ( watch : court mentors ). Have a strong sense of demand and how to extract it ( watch : put your big rocks in first ). The following checklist is my comprehensive criteria for how to grade entrepreneurs. I’ve developed it over the years by running Docstoc and helping thousands of folks start and grow their businesses.

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Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir


Those mentors and others have given us really tangible advice. The four partners at Muckerlab, Greg Bettinelli, Yanda Erlich, Will Hsu, and Erik Rannala just have incredible backgrounds, and an incredible ability to mentor companies. We don't peak and valley with demand.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs


Hands-on programs, like MIT Launch , expose teens to the challenges of entrepreneurship: the time demands, changing market pressures, team dynamics, and the inevitable ups and downs of starting a business. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?


We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Cadence, Intel, IBM, Freescale, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, LSI, X-Fab, and many other leading-edge. As we go into Halloween this weekend, we want to thank all of our sponsors, advertisers, and members, who make it possible for us to exist. Without all of you, we wouldn't be able to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Thanks in particular to: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (

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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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Launching An International Tech Startup: The Challenges And Benefits

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The “ real gold ” of Silicon Valley reportedly lies in its mentors. There are so many startups, and a great demand for talent as a result of this. As many Latin American companies lack trust in other companies they demand same-day payment, which can result in large transfer fees.

Female Founders and CEOs | Valerie Brennan of Three Day Rule

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We started seeing a demand for what we were doing and from there began throwing singles parties, doing match making, and date coaching. However sometimes what we ignore is there’s a lot that goes into testing your product, the demand, etc.

Ted Dhanik | Engage:BDR, LA Tech & the Marketing Scene

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As the demands and supplies grew for advertising, we built a stable capital to create Engage:BDR. I participate regularly to help mentor new startups and help build the LA tech scene. Engage:BDR has been around for more than 5 years in the LA tech scene.

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How Beatshare Is Tackling Music And Messaging


Barry was a lead mentor there at Chapman University's Launch Labs, and we paired up. We have a massive music catalog, because we've enabled users to access their own, on-demand streaming services. Eli Aizenstat: The next big milestone is releasing an update to the current iOS app, which will include all three large, on-demand streaming services�Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud�plus our new iMessage extension of Beatshare, which will initially only work with Apple Music.

How Silversheet Wants To Tame Doctor Credentialing


I have been on the board of Tradesy with Jim Andelman, and have been friends with Mark Suster since he first moved to LA, and was a mentor at LaunchpadLA.

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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. Plus, we're really ramping up our client success team and sales team to meet the demand in the U.S. If you're an employee in a big company, sometimes it can feel like you're not sure when your career is going.

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The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite


This leads to fewer females available to rise the ranks at biotech companies, which ultimately leads to fewer high-level women to mentor and cultivate additional female talent. You have to be ready to put in the time and effort, and demand more from all involved in hiring—including yourself. Demand More of Recruiters.

Interview with Justin and Dawn Newton, Netki


In my case, I had a mentor at the time who helped me understand how there was a parallel between the printing press and the Renaissance, and the Internet as the next step in information and communications. From NetZero, I went to Demand Media, where I was EVP of IT. A lot of consumers have heard of Bitcoin and blockchain, but haven't actually used it, in part because the cybercurrency can be complex and difficult to use.