7 Lessons From A Long-Time Mentor On Value And Impact

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Image via Flickr by World Economic Forum As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world.

Why Mentors Are Needed To Spark Future Entrepreneurs

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As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world. Face-to-face mentoring generates more inspiration.

Mentor Secrets for Keeping Your Startup Alive

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Every startup mentor has his favorite list of basic strategies to avoid pitfalls, and I’m no exception. entrepreneur mentor secrets funding founder mistakes businessBehind most great startup success stories is a long list of mistakes!

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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

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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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.

Every Small Business Founder Needs An Advisor

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In that sense, you should think of an advisor more like your mentor who has done all he can. A good mentor will have some knowledge and some perspective on almost every business subject, which compounds their effectiveness. business entrepreneur mentor startup

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Business Professionals Can Be The New Entrepreneurs

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As a mentor to startups, I see more and more startups that are really an individual professional, marketing themselves as a consultant or freelancer. business professional entrepreneur mentor startup

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


Education Entrepreneurship Georges Doriot Harvard IBM Immulogic Jack Turner Karl Compton Ken Olsen Lesley Millar-Nicholson Lita Nelsen Lucent Merck Millipore MIT MIT Enterprise Forum MITEntrepreneurship Niels Reimers Sloan School of Management stanford startups students Tech Transfer Technology Licensing Office University of California VC Venture Mentoring Service[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

7 Facts of Business Life For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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When I started mentoring entrepreneurs and startups a few years ago, I anticipated that I would get mostly tough technical questions, but instead I more often hear things like “Where do I start?” entrepreneur startup mentoring leadership facts of life business

New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount


Choi--is launching with nine student and alumni companies, and provides space, advisors and mentors, and connections to startups. school education student accelerator incubator startup marymount loyola

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


K5Launch (www.k5launch.com) 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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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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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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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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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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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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Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

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While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. Most universities also bring in outside advisors to mentor budding entrepreneurs. entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg education startups business

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.

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Drop Out of Harvard

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While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. Most universities also bring in outside advisors to mentor budding entrepreneurs. entrepreneur startup education gen-y Harvard

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.

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. Once women have access to STEM education, they need resources to support them and open the door to high-demand careers.

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


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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


Their mission is designed to lead with a pay-if-forward model by providing expert coaching, pitch competition support, and a private community where entrepreneurs can meet mentors and connect with valuable resources. If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well.

5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers


All founders agreed that by adding female mentors or board members to the mix helped them gain a stronger perspective of their potential customers to attract more business. “As Mentors help fill in the gaps and can serve to give you a holistic or landscape view of your industry.

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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.

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.

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.

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.