Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure

Xconomy

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. 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

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

Both Sides of the Table

Several people have been asking me to weigh in publicly on the “20 under 20″ initiative announced by Peter Thiel in which he will award up to $100,000 to 20 people under the age of 20 who agree immediately to pursue entrepreneurship (the implication of which is that they’d drop out of university to do so). Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. The value of a college education. Education is self discovery.

New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount

socalTECH

There's a new, startup incubator in town in West Los Angeles--this time, launching out of Loyola Marymount University and its College of Business. Choi--is launching with nine student and alumni companies, and provides space, advisors and mentors, and connections to startups.

13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

Tech.Co

Fortunately, the Startup of the Year program aims to make it easier for founders to connect with resources. In 2006, a passion to help startups grew into Tech Cocktail , a company whose mission was to showcased burgeoning companies in bars around the country. Start Co.

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

Xconomy

Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. And so that’s what Stanford did, so it was set up in that model. And then in ’87 we started making the spinouts official rather than just go out the backdoor.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

socalTECH

Last week, a group of four angel investors here announced their plans to create a new, accelerator program to spur the creation of an entrepreneurial community in the area around new startups. Our challenge is to help start, fund, improve, and grow 1000 companies in five years.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

And while that cliché has been said about everything in the Lone Star state for years, it rings particularly true for the hottest startups showcasing their big innovations at SXSW Startup Night 2018 presented by the Kauffman Foundation and TechCo. The Mentor Method (Washington, D.C.).

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We have a line up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012. Dan Dato , Mentor at upStart.LA.

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

socalTECH

A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. cleantech clean energy idea education startup student greentech green ongreen flow

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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

InfoChachkie

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.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Startup Lessons

Techstars LA Debuts First Class Of Startups

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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. 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. incubator accelerator startup capital venture angeles techstars

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Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

SoCal CTO

August was a slow month in terms of traffic and I was away for a lot of the month, but there were some really great posts at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. He blogs to 10,000 web entrepreneurs at Software by Rob and co-hosts the podcast Startups for the Rest of Us. One Facebook executed the bowling pin strategy brilliantly by starting at Harvard and then spreading out to other colleges and eventually the general public.

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Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

Tech.Co

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. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. For three years now, Cornerstone OnDemand has been using this conference to celebrate the successes of local startups and to look to the future of technology. This is one of the essential ingredients that make up a sustainable startup community.

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

Tech Zulu Event

With the SOLD OUT Startup Weekend Los Angeles quickly approaching (February 24th-26th, 2012) it’s time to start getting in the creation mindset. This year Startup Weekend is branching out towards driving solutions to be created for the education industry with Startup Weekend EDU.

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg

InfoChachkie

1) Get A Mentor. "I "I started the site when I was 19. "When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. " Creating and sustain a successful startups is beyond difficult.

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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

SoCal CTO

Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting.

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

InfoChachkie

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

socalTECH

A few weeks ago, the University of Southern California announced a new startup incubator, the Viterbi Startup Garage ([link] backed by such notable investors as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the United Talent Agency. What''s the mission behind the new startup incubator?

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup — Spook Studio — Medium

SoCal Delicious

No clear vision or purpose This should be the starting point for any startup founder, but it’s often overlooked. The money will end up following you.” Tony Hsieh Without a clear purpose, a startup can meander along without much momentum. Startups are next.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. But the most important metric has been the deep and lasting relationships that have been built with startups and also between senior executives.

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

InfoChachkie

Expansion League Teams In The Startup World. In the past year, the number of startup accelerators and incubators across the US has grown faster than expansion league baseball. In 1961, after 70-years, professional baseball created its first expansion teams – the Angels and Twins.

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Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration

socalTECH

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. Start Engine, started by Activision co-founder Howard Marks and investor Paul Kessler, said today that it is looking to provide mentorship, funding, and other resources to startups in the area, starting with a first class in January.

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

Tech.Co

Getting face time with VCs or people of influence is an ongoing challenge for startup founders, and it may take layers of introductions to get to the right person. Lisha works tirelessly to build a platform of advocacy around issues such as tech inclusion, diversity, and education.

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

InfoChachkie

In fact, many of the same precepts which lead to a startup’s success are also precursors to a performer’s stardom. If you are not anxious, then you are probably not pushing yourself or your startup hard enough. The inevitable pressures at a startup are not inherently negative.

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

socalTECH

To help fix that, the startup has created a mobile app to guide people through their strengths, interests, key skills, and more to guide them along the way to a career they'll love. How did this start? Deborah Ramo: The group of us who started the company are all very interested in solving problems. There's a big disconnect between their education and employment. My partner and I started working on this two years ago, and had researched the situation.

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

Tech Zulu Event

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. MentorMob is a true startup story full of wins, encouragements and major pivots.

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Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms

Xconomy

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

socalTECH

We caught up with Steven Cox , the company''s CEO, to learn more about the company. Why did you start the company? Steven Cox: I''ve been doing Internet startups since 1998. He mentioned he had a poster up at the local drugstore, but he just couldn''t get anyone to call him.

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Interview with Bruce Huang, UCLA Silicon Beach Innovation Lab

socalTECH

We caught up with Founding Director Bruce Huang , to learn more about what the UCLA Extension is trying to do with its program. Bruce Huang: We are an educational, collaborative ecosystem, trying to bridge between the tech community and academics. I go to lots of events in Los Angeles, and there are many entrepreneurs who want to start companies, are bootstrapping, and everyone has a great idea and is figuring out how to launch their products and launch their startup.

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

Tech.Co

Whether it’s a partner, spouse, family, friend, mentor or mom, having a support system is key to any entrepreneur’s success. Nina started Pinnacle Group on the floor of her apartment. How did your focus on education impact your success? News Startups

Batch 8 500 Startups Demo Day | Our Top Ten

Tech Zulu Event

As our first time covering a 500 Startups demo day , we could only imagine the stratospheric levels of stress our Batch 8 founders must have gone through to get on stage and present their progress from their last four months of startup bootcamp. First, A Look Inside 500 Startups.

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5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers

Tech.Co

If you’re needing some tips to jumpstart your strategy and attract female consumers, take this advice from these female startups founders. Mentors help fill in the gaps and can serve to give you a holistic or landscape view of your industry. News Startups

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Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

socalTECH

Three local universities, plus a Pasadena-based startup, have received a $360,000 grant to promote student entrepreneurship in clean technology. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

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“Built In L.A.” the New Online Community for Startups

Tech Zulu Event

New entrepreneurs are setting up shop and the city is encouraging tech development with exciting initiatives. Its mission is to connect, educate and promote online innovators that are coming out of L.A.’s has to offer startups.

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