Frameworks Round 2


Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. The response was tremendous. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. It had a passionate group of 50 people attending. I promised to do this post as a follow-up to the session to provide additional links and information.

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Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I am writing this article while sitting on a rooftop deck, overlooking the ocean in Baja, Mexico.

The Holstee Manifesto

Eric Greenspan

Holstee Manifesto. This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.

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Tech Coast Venture Network

BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION. Friday, November 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Please join us for our annual fast-pitch competition offering entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunity to compete for funding, gain visibility and network with investors.

Yapert Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

Ask the Angels

Yapert, a San Diego, CA-based interactive mobile magazine, raised $1.2m in seed funding. The round was led by Tech Coast Angels, with participation from Desert Angels, Pasadena Angels, and other independent angel investors.

The Art of Building and Using an Effective Advisory Board

Technology Council

By Charles J. Curto, Managing Principal of Tech Coast Equity Group The Technology Council recently presented a panel discussion on advisory boards, The Art of Building and Using an Effective Advisory Board. The panel was chaired by Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology. Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White, Mark Monaghan, Business Growth Specialist and Managing Principal of [.]. Business Entrepreneurs Management board entrepreneurs Events

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Framework Benchmarks


About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks. How much does your framework choice affect performance? The answer may surprise you.

Frameworks Round 4


We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. As with previous rounds, the developer community has contributed several additional frameworks for Round 4, bringing the total to 57!

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


Yesterday, I was talking to a startup founder about their MVP and they said something that finally got me to write this post: "I have a few investors interested but they want to see a product."

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? As I stated in my Quora answer, "hate" is the wrong word.

Better Business Bureau vs. the Mafia

Eric Greenspan

The Better Business Bureau was created by and for business. It’s not a government agency. It once had a true purpose and provided protection to consumers. Today, in my opinion, it’s a business that makes its living off of coercing other businesses to become a member.

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What is Working for Your Company

John Morris

The post What is Working for Your Company appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. In one-to-one meetings with CEOs running growing businesses, I have noticed that the best performing companies share a few best practices. Here is a brief list of several to consider using in your company.

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire


The United Talent Agency is ramping up its outreach to early stage, digital media companies, with a new hire from the Los Angeles technology industry.

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded.

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Frameworks Round 1


You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have since posted a second round and third round that each include community-contributed updates. Check out the new stand-alone framework benchmarks site if you are interested in the latest and most accurate data.

Framework Benchmarks Round 8


Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados! What better way to celebrate the holidays than by cheering on your favorites as they race through a variety of application fundamentals in the biggest web platform grudge match of the season? We certainly can''t think of anything more festive.

Do You Know Your Professional Brand? How Your Brand Influences Your Success

Technology Council

By Charles J. Curto, Managing Principal of Tech Coast Equity Group At a meeting of the Technology Council’s Entrepreneur Society, Susan Howington, CEO of the outplacement firm Power Connections, presented Do You Know Your Professional Brand? How Your Brand Influences Your Success. Below are key take-aways from her presentation. Susan defined your professional brand as […]. Branding branding Events personal branding

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Frameworks Round 5


We have posted Round 5 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. In this round, we''re very happy to announce that a community member has contributed tests for ASP.NET running on native Windows.

Frameworks Round 6


July marks the fourth month of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms.

Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor


Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person? Maybe you are going for a reality check on your current situation - wondering if you have a Weak Development Team or a Startup Founder Developer Gap.

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You Are Never Too Old (or Too Successful) For A Mentor


Despite what you might think, you are never too old to benefit from the helpful guidance of a mentor.

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Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

I’ve had an interesting run this past year and I’ve dealt with restarting…more than once. After my latest company collapsed in June of 2012, I went into a bit of a depression. I’m no longer afraid to admit it and quite frankly, it made me stronger…much stronger.

Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle

John Morris

The post Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Much is written about the critical roles CEOs must play in building their companies.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave


The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about how to manage relationships when you’re at a startup or are busy executive. It was based on an excellent book I had just read by Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor (his wife).

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Framework Benchmarks Round 7


Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community.

Everything about Java 8


The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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