Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?


Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? If you believe the mythology surrounding the handful of entrepreneurs who did not obtain a degree, you may think that the path to entrepreneurial success is enhanced by avoiding college.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28 th , 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. We did have over 500 registered for the event, and more than 60 speakers, mentors and judges.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs


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. Entrepreneurship education is a great start.

What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

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Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. Actually, they’ll get even more attention because this selection will put them in an even more exclusive peer group and will introduce them to even more connected mentors.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone


The reality television show Shark Tank makes for entertaining content but many of its underlying messages are potentially detrimental to tech entrepreneurs. Thus, emerging entrepreneurs should parse fact from fantasy by watching the show with an experienced business pro.

The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

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It was difficult to make the transition to a “top down&# thinker but as a senior executive – and as an entrepreneur – you’re far less effective without this skill in your arsenal. The wisest mentor I ever had was Ameet Shah , my partner on several projects.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


K5Launch ( is modeled after the successful Y-Combinator and TechStars acceleration programs, and invests equity, provides mentors, and runs a three month program to get very early stage startups off the ground. All of our mentors are investors as well.

How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love


There's a big disconnect between their education and employment. Since then, I have worked extensively with mentoring youth, and helping them figure out what's possible in terms of careers. We have live connections to every federally registered apprenticeships, every accredited university and educational institution by zip code. You can see things within 25 miles, 50 miles, or nationwide, and save those educational apps and even apply to them directly.

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TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?


If you use the mentor-driven model that we pioneered at TechStars, you get entrepreneurs who are deeply connected with the broader entrepreneurial landscape. But it’s people that tend to be entrepreneurs who are early on their company and entrepreneurial arc.

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Learn How to Kiteboard Online. MentorMob Launches Free Social Online Learning Guides

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All content within these playlists is hand-picked from the web for their quality and relevance by the MentorMob Mentors, a group of experts, enthusiasts and bloggers.

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Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


1) Get A Mentor. "I Ignorance is not bliss in business, but it does allow entrepreneurs to face the unknown with a measure of confidence. No 19-year old understands business at the level of a seasoned, serial entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Iconic Advice

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


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Interview with Bruce Huang, UCLA Silicon Beach Innovation Lab


Bruce Huang: We are an educational, collaborative ecosystem, trying to bridge between the tech community and academics. The idea came about, because we see a lot of people coming through our program at UCLA, who might have the desire to be an entrepreneur, and to get into the technology field, by studying data science or cybersecurity. interview jobs employment industry education student professor innovation beach silicon ucla huang bruce

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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well. With a focus on impact investing, their efforts to drive social change are based on three key pillars: revolutionizing philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement.

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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Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See


Whether it’s a partner, spouse, family, friend, mentor or mom, having a support system is key to any entrepreneur’s success. Being a daughter of immigrants, what are some key things you’re doing to impact the next generation of minority women entrepreneurs?

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


If you are in college, advise a High School entrepreneur club. If you are a recent college graduate, mentor college students. If you are a seasoned executive, work with a team of aspiring entrepreneurs. Networking is one of an entrepreneur’s most valuable skills.

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage


What''s the idea behind the incubator--which gives its startups $20,000 in capital, education, mentoring, working space, and more--and how is it tied to USC? We''re giving them access to capital, mentors to build companies, and all here in Los Angeles.

Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

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Natalia Oberti Noguera: Pipeline Fellowship is a program to educate and bring more women into the investment side of business. We also want to create more capital for women entrepreneurs to increase the chances of being funded and connected to a bigger network.

De-risk Your Startup By Doing It Again: The Joy Of Getting The Band Back Together


It is not uncommon for successful entrepreneurs to work as a team, take some time off for a victory lap or two and then “get the band back together” in order to build upon their prior successes. Thus, young entrepreneurs are well served to seek out the company of Serial Teams.

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


“The Disney Accelerator has provided The Walt Disney Company incredible opportunities to connect with and be inspired by many talented entrepreneurs from all over the world,” said Michael Abrams, Senior Vice President, Innovation, The Walt Disney Company.

Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day


The TechCrunch team was judicious in its determination of qualifiers, insisting that the accelerators be, “fixed-term, cohort-based, with educational and mentorship components, culminating in a public pitch or demo day.” Convert Graduate-Founders Into Mentors.

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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Want to be an entrepreneur? In addition, Entrepreneur Magazine recently included UCSB in its Top 50 Schools For VC Backed Entrepreneurs at number 37. Although the classes are open to students of all disciplines, the Program''s primary focus in on educating "techpreneurs.".

Menlo Ventures Karl Mehta Launches CodeForIndia.Org To Empower Citizens In India

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Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and VC, Karl Mehta has launched Code For India (CFI) to empower the country’s citizens to actively participate in improving their communities.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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We have significant VC commitments (listed below) – every entering company will get $50,000 in funding, mentorship from top VCs and successful entrepreneurs plus free office space. One senior mentor to Launchpad LA recently said, “I got more out of Launchpad LA than I even put in.

Who’s In Your Club For Your Mutual Improvement?


Why Should Entrepreneurs Care? Although most of the members are retired, their former and current occupations include educators, attorneys, a writer and an architect. I’ve written about my biking mentors several times in the past.

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging


With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business.

Interview with Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud


If you were a student in college, working on a startup idea, what would spur you to drop your education plans, and go full time on your startup? That same summer, Richard Branson actually sent out a note looking for people to nominate young entrepreneurs doing exciting things in their field.

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Launchpad LA – More Details Revealed

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Find the best and brightest next generation of entrepreneurs and help them to be more successful. Encourage the most successful LA tech entrepreneurs who had previously started companies to get involved as mentors, instructors or just informal advisors.

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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. Anne Fulton: I've always been an organizational psychologist crossed with a serial entrepreneur. I can't help myself in being an entrepreneur. The education around new products and bringing them to the market is the same in both markets. bonfirevc startup entrepreneur guidance customer enterprise software pathing path career fulton anne fuel50

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How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future


Despite a growing technology industry here in Southern California, local investors and entrepreneurs tell us there''s still a shortage of local, venture capital. What''s the best way for entrepreneurs to approach you? Any advice you would give entrepreneurs?

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Find Out What Tech Is Emerging From the Ozarks


In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere , I talk withMichael Iseman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Junkie, about the mentorship pool, knowledge transfer, the latest happening in the ecosystem and the energy of this community within the region.

Diva Startup Tips: @LadyGaga, @JLo, @Cher, @KatyPerry, @MariahCarey & @NickiMinaj


Make no mistake, successful entertainers are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and entertainers alike must address their fears. However, despite relative salary equality, there remain far fewer high-tech women entrepreneurs. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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


Lisha works tirelessly to build a platform of advocacy around issues such as tech inclusion, diversity, and education. She has created a successful model to bridge entrepreneurs, investors and the federal government. Marissa leads the Education Practice at Village Capital.

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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The program is based on a highly developed process created by entrepreneurial thought-leader and Ivy League educator Steve Blank , author of the book The Four Steps to the Epiphany. StartupWeekend Next will focus on 5 core parts : The Entrepreneur’s Journey.

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