Ask the Career Expert: “Why Do I Need a Mentor?”


The following is a guest post from Laurel House, an author, lifestyle mentor, and contributing blogger for Campus Explorer. The folks at Campus Explorer believe everyone deserves a fulfilling education, no matter the name or place. Question: ”Why do I need a mentor?

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Engrade Gets $5M More For Education Management Tools


Santa Monica-based Engrade announced this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series B funding round, for the company''s district-level education platform. The funding was led by Javelin Venture Partners, and also included Rethink Education, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Kapor Capital, Expansion Capital and Ed-Mentor. engrade education management cloud software venture capital school teacher classroom

Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure


It provides a two-year mentoring and education program, and then lifelong membership in a global network where members have been screened for integrity and other character traits. (A If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the recent flurry of news stories about sexual harassment and gender bias in the tech sector, the Kauffman Fellows program isn’t a bad place to 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. Education is self discovery.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


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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.

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. What we are trying to do, is to host industry events, hosting mentoring sessions, and offer programs and internships that can help people get the knowledge and skills they need to be part of this, whether in software, entrepreneurship, data science, or cybersecurity.

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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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Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas


According to First Look West (FLoW), it is offering to $200,000 in prizes, plus access to experience mentors, legal start-up packages, and the opportunity to pitch investors as part of the competition--with the opportunity to access $2M in the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. cleantech clean energy idea education startup student greentech green ongreen flow

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Entrepreneurs and Teachers Put to the Creation Challenge | Startup Weekend Bay Area

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This year Startup Weekend is branching out towards driving solutions to be created for the education industry with Startup Weekend EDU. ” Startup Weekend EDU will focus on building applications and developing education-based use cases around them.

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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Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship


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. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

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Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms


In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year.

Empowering Music Teachers With TakeLessons' Online Marketplace


Steve Cox: We''ve found that folks who have been educated to some degree--not necessarily a Ph.D., Those who have studied music education and have a couple of years of experience tend to do best. startup education learning teacher music takelessons interview steven

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurship education is a great start. They need to be connected to entrepreneurial networks, mentors, and leaders to help them find their footing. What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs.

USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects


According to the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, the projects were selected by more than thirty members of the LA business and entrepreneurial community, who reviewed the proposals and mentored the research teams involved. stevens institute venture capital funding commercialization research southern california education

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Goleta High School Students Win X Prize Contest


Students from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta have won a trip to Detroit, after scoring the top prize in a student contest which is part of Playa Vista-based X Prize Foundation's Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Education Program. Tags: education detroit foundation xprize energy auto software future automobile school high goleta

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Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition


Mentors outside of the university will come and help the innovators and students who have come up with their new ideas, and help them to convert those into professionally prepared business plans. Here, the mentors come and focus on what the innovators want to do.

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

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Professor Vijay Pande of Stanford University, Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education and Vish Mishra, Venture Director at Clearstone and mentor to The Hive and The Fabric have joined CFI’s Advisory Board.

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


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How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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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). Her network from her educational institutions alone has friends in all of the top tech, media & banking institutions.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


If you are a recent college graduate, mentor college students. Who you are – your interests, experiences, education, why you are so bloody interesting. Like athletes, entrepreneurs benefit greatly from a coach, in the form of a caring mentor.

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. In 1961, after 70-years, professional baseball created its first expansion teams – the Angels and Twins.

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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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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


Brit + Co is a digital media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit. There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent installment in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One.

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

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To give visibility to these companies to: Sources of funding (angels / VCs), business development partners, mentors who have themselves built successful companies, the press and potential employees to hire. One of the people I mentored is now a senior executive at AOL in NY.

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition


Test your skills: Create a mock competition environment and have experts or mentors in your field be the judges. The G-team also had another year’s worth of education and experience under their belts, so their skills and confidence were that much stronger.

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.

9 Success Principles From A 40-Year Veteran


Under Bob’s leadership, his school was also named a Distinguished School by the California Department of Education, earning an unprecedented score of 10 out of 10. As noted in You're Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor , Bob is my mentor and friend.

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Techstars LA Debuts First Class Of Startups


The startups presented both to a group of venture and angel investors in the morning, as well as to a theater packed with a broader audience of mentors, startups, and community groups in the afternoon. Techstars LA , one of three, Los Angeles area startup accelerator programs run by Techstars , launched the first class of startups at its first Demo Day on Tuesday at the El Rey Theater.

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Who’s In Your Club For Your Mutual Improvement?


Although most of the members are retired, their former and current occupations include educators, attorneys, a writer and an architect. Per Peter, “I also meet weekly with a group of six individuals, a realtor, three psychologists/psychiatrists and two educators.

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.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success


As LA’s startup scene matures, expect to see more companies like Cornerstone OnDemand take up the cause of mentoring the startup community and reinvesting experience into it. The most important point is to reinvest in your people and communities by hosting events and educational sessions. When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. Could it be the large number of new companies?

Launchpad LA – More Details Revealed

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Encourage the most successful LA tech entrepreneurs who had previously started companies to get involved as mentors, instructors or just informal advisors. We did a founder “eHarmony&# where I matched the CEO’s with their chosen mentors and each one mapped to a one VC.

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Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration


Marks said that Start Engine will accept thirty startups per session, which will receive office space, legal counse, optional inestment, and opportunity to participate in weekly dinners, educational semiconductors, mentoring, and more. In an unprecedented surge in startup support activity in Los Angeles this morning, another venture startup accelerator, Start Engine , formally launched this morning, applying the accelerator model to startup in the Los Angeles area.

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