Are you wasting money filing patents?

Berkonomics

Thanks to Russ Krajec, a patent attorney, for the quick improvement in my education, here are some important points to consider when thinking of your patent strategy. So, a patent could be damaging to the startup, not a barrier to entry. Starting up Protecting the business

IP Protection Strategies For Start-Ups

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 -- TCVN Legal Program #2: IP Protection Strategies For Start-Ups. TCVN now features four educational tracks in four specific areas. The four tracks are: Legal, Execution, Finance, and Marketing and will consist of a series of five, consecutive monthly programs designed to give the entrepreneur a comprehensive overview of each area. See [link] (more

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Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.&#. I came across this blog post about getting a computer science degree as the best degree for getting into venture capital or working at a VC-backed start up. Like Chris Dixon I grew up programing.

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

Tech.Co

Like almost everything in society, a lack of education is the root cause of these mistakes. ” So, where can surgeons get access to the right educational tools to make these mistakes a little less prevalent? As far as content acquisition goes, this Los Angeles-based startup has partnered with educational institutions and esteemed surgeons to cultivate a collection of high quality videos that show real professional getting the job done.

Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement

Two Bit Circus Launches Education Nonprofit

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Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the entertainment startup founded by Brent Bushnell, and non-profit T4G.org announced this morning that they have launched the Two Bit Circus Foundation. T4T.org salvages manufactured goods for use in educational projects, to help in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. circus amusement parktwobit stem science technology steam learning education foundation

2019 Will See Progress on Personalization’s Last Frontier: Education

Xconomy

Today, technology and data science have combined to create artificial intelligence—data-driven algorithms that seemingly provide us with options for a fully personalized life. Gone are the days of Henry Ford’s “You can have any color so long as it’s black.”

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accouting Education

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A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The startup''s founders include Eric David Greenspan, a serial entrepreneur who previously founded such companies as MakeItWork. schoolofbookkeeping bookkeeping accounting education video videos online learning startup

Illuminate Education Gets Backing From Insight Partners, Rolls Up Five Companies

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Irvine-based Illuminate Education , a brand new startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, said today that it has merged five different companies-- Illuminate Education , IO Education , SchoolCity , Alpine Achievement , and Key Data Systems --to create a new company focused on data platforms, data, analytics, and formative assessments of K-12 students. illuminate education insight partners merger acquisition assessment data school

WeWork Gets Smart With Education for Adults and Kids

Tech.Co

Whether it’s their huge valuation or the fact that a new office pops up every five minutes, the coworking company has made a huge impact on the business world from coast to coast. Kids don’t get to enjoy all the educational fun at WeWork though. News Startups

Revolutionizing Music Education

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Revolutionizing Music Education With Chromatik. Digital education startup Chromatik has made a strong debut in Southern California with its unique approach to learning, practicing, and performing music. Huge Los Angeles. See [link] (more

Invested.in Powers Business Education Fundraising Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online fundraising site run by Alon Goren, is powering a new effort to help educators raise money for educational programs from the BizWorld Foundation. According to The BizWorld Foundation and Invested.in, the two are partnering on a fully customized fundraising portal, which will help educators raise money to purchase BizWorld's educational programs for their classroom.

Southern California Goes Back To School: Five Education Startups

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Last night, we (and the entire rest of the tent) spied Olivia Palermo working her publicity magic on the gawkers. She is actually much shorter and slighter than I thought, pretty tiny. Whose shoes do you think she was wearing? She’s been a prominent fixture at most of the shows.

STEAM Carnival's Education Combines Robots, Lasers, Cotton Candy

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What do you get when you cross science and technology education with a carnival? The group is looking to raise $100,000 to startup up the effort. Bushnell started Two Bit Circus last year to combine hardware, software, and technology through a series of projects.

Xconomy Announces Channel Focused on the Future of Education

Xconomy

But underlying all that, in a sense, is education. We have long run stories about STEM education, educational technology, and more—and even put out a special Xconomist report on the future of education.

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accounting Education

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A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The startup''s founders include Eric David Greenspan, a serial entrepreneur who previously founded such companies as MakeItWork, along with Seth David. startup learning online videos video education accounting bookkeeping schoolofbookkeeping

Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Wonderville has launched to take on curating educational content on the web, providing links and videos to different content on a wide range of educational content for K-8 education. The company said this morning that it is looking to create "smart galleries" of digital content and videos around educational topics like history, science, popular culture, and more. wonderville education elementary video content school

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. It’s still important advice for startup founders and something that I’m passionate about. I then really quickly race through looking for some minimum qualifications such as companies for which they worked, education, grades, etc.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Francisco Dao came up with the idea of letting 10 companies that weren’t selected for Twiistup to do a presentation the night before to a group of people and let the audience pick one company to win the final slot at Twiistup. Stories have starts, middles and ends.

Quincy Jones' New Playground Sessions Targets Music Education

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Jones--who lives in Bel Air--is behind Playground Sessions , which is hoping to make music education available to anyone willing to sign up for a monthly membership. The startup--which is based in New York--charges $9.99 Jones was showing off his new startup this week ahead of receiving the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today. The startup also leverages USB and MIDI keyboards to connect users with those lessons.

Education Is Unbundling—Three Key Trends to Watch

Xconomy

Ten years later, in the 1930s, the overhead projector debuted to display material for the whole class to see all at once, followed by the launch of the Scantron grading system in the 1970s to speed up the standardized testing process. While technology in the classroom is not a new phenomenon, these days we are customizing technological innovations to make education adaptive and.

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI platform, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

Tech.Co

making connections, looking for jobs, staying up on news, etc.) by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million.

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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File this under both Startup Adivce and Sales & Marketing Advice. Oh, and Demo charges the startups $18,000. Too many startup execs place too much emphasis on the big stage launch. I’ve heard many startup CEO’s (and VCs!) It started socially.

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Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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Remember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanis

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Why The ‘Fail Fast’ Mantra Needs to Fail

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Yesterday I wrote a post about how much capital your startup should raise. That is so self centered it winds me up. Who started this meme? I say define a strategy, test it up front and pivot if you’re not getting the traction you had expected.

Bill Gates on Saving Babies, Educating Kids, and Picking a Major

Xconomy

On a sunny spring afternoon, William Henry Gates III strolled into the Harvard University science center. Several hundred students and invited guests were waiting for him in the auditorium. Security was tight, but not overly so (he’s used to it).

The Toxic Nature of Email

Both Sides of the Table

I travelled for a couple of days for work and decided to get some sleep on those days rather than staying up into the wee hours as I often do when I travel. It has also coincided with the kickoff of our Launchpad LA educational series which has taken some of my time.

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CAA, William Morris Back Online Video Education Site

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The startup has locations in San Francisco and Seattle. creativeLive competes against Lynda.com , the online video education site based in Goleta, which has grown to be one of the region's fastest growing companies through its online courses for learning creative software. Lynda.com recently raised a humongous, $103M funding round in January, and just acquired another video education site in Europe in February.

Making The Most out of Sitting on Panels

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Educate – Your primary role on stage is to educate the audience. You can’t show up with your monotone voice and have a deeply intellectual discussion like you might over brandy and cigars. It spices things up and makes for great entertainment. Follow up !

Glip Aims at Students, Educators WIth Free Plan

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Los Angeles-based startup Glip , a developer of team productivity tools and software, said this morning that it is making its service free for students and educators. According to Glip, any individual with a.edu email address can sign up for free to use its team communications and collaboration service. glip team collaboration service startup work project management students education school

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

Xconomy

Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump say they’d spend billions on educational reforms, and while their visions diverge, they have some points in common. In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs.

Codewars Launches To Challenge, Educate Developers

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A newly launch, Los Angeles startup, CodeWars , is looking to create a place where developers can compete, sharpen their skills, and gain the respect of their peers. The startup--founded by Nathan Doctor and Jake Hoffner--says it is building a society where highly talented developers can compete, collaborate, and unite on technical challenges. codewars coding software hacker development hacking code github startup challenge guildAre you a code warrior?

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Another topic we debated early in the program was “lean startup” vs. “ fat startup ” where we both took the obvious hedge and said “it depends.” Lookout – SaaS provider of security and data back-up services for smart phones. I always route for London startup companies.

Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. In these many exchanges similar questions crop up. Either you’re not a good leader and he shouldn’t be investing at all, or he has no clue what it takes to build a startup.&#. They speak up on every topic.