How Digital Entrepreneurs Approach Startup Life


Entrepreneurs have become more resourceful since the 80s, and your options are more diverse as well. The Instagram lifestyle may have inspired a slew of would-be entrepreneurs to merge work and travel as never done by previous generations.

America Should Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs


Three decades later, I’m a successful biomedical researcher and serial entrepreneur with more than 120 patents to my name, and eight successful businesses under my belt.

The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs

Eric Greenspan

Years ago I began doing a presentation called Think Big for area high schools and colleges which included The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Part of my Think Big presentation is the 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneuring Ignite Motivational Think Big

OK, So Maybe Not ALL MBA Entrepreneurs Are Oxymorons


MBA’s are an easy target for entrepreneurs’ scorn. I too have taken shots at MBA’s, describing why they are not typically well suited for startup life in Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs. Situationally, MBA’s Can Be Effective Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs: Employment law is not on your side!


To most entrepreneurs, this often leads to an event whose resolution by a governmental agency or even a court seems unfair and illogical. Small companies most often scrape by with borrowed or invested funds, doing everything possible to grow and prosper with limited resources.

Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?


People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Venture Funding

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Venture Funding. The Los Angeles Tech and Venture Scene 2019 / Anatomy of a Successful Seed Round. Our program keynote will debut the 2019 Amplify.LA presentation which offers a comprehensive overview of the Los Angeles tech and venture landscape. It includes a look back on 2018, and covers all the players, investors, history and emerging players in LA tech.

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? Tech entrepreneurs' consternation with MBAs does not rise to the level of loathing. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Real Entrepreneurs Are Never “Stuck”


Thus, it is incumbent on entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses before seeking venture funding. Entrepreneurs Are Never Stuck. I recently was sent a Tweet from an aspiring entrepreneur which said, “I have a prototype but I need funding to bring it to market.

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

I''m a dad, an entrepreneur, coffee farmer, I attend TED, and my hidden passion is in the kitchen. About my company: [link] The post Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey appeared first on Eric Greenspan. Coffee Entrepreneuring Me

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. These were amongst some of the most read blog posts I have written, which shows me that the stress, pressures and loneliness of being and entrepreneur resonates.

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.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity. Join us for this exciting forum where we will review how entrepreneurs may approach the most promising advances in healthspan biotech, how entrepreneurs may approach these opportunities, the path to financing, and the resources in Southern California. Approaches to enhancing healthspan range from drug discovery efforts to big-data methods and direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategies.

The Contrarian Entrepreneur

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First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 -- First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop.

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Necessity Vs. Innovation-Based Entrepreneurs


What makes someone an entrepreneur? Most simply defined , an entrepreneur is a person who identifies a need and starts a business to fill that void.

Entrepreneurs Who Relish Being Wrong Usually Win


Effective entrepreneurs reject dogmatism and embrace doubt. Wily entrepreneurs proactively mitigate this perilous tendency in a variety of ways, including: Embrace Your Bias – As with any recovery program, the first step is to admit you have a problem.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

Both Sides of the Table

” The post Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition? Is work a part of life and life a part of work?

Coffee Meetup: From Immigrant to Entrepreneur

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Friday, March 22, 2019 -- Coffee Meetup: From Immigrant to Entrepreneur. Amir will share his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur. Crosscampus. We'll learn how he overcame the challenge of losing his father as a teen and moving to the US from Iran, and how he became committed to entrepreneurship and solar power. See [link] (more

Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.


Next week, we begin again with new insights from startup through liquidity event, including guest postings by some of the nation’s best known angel investors and entrepreneurs. I followed many of these stated retirees, and very few if any retiring entrepreneurs stay that way for long.

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes


Reasonable people will attempt to make the best of the status quo – unreasonable entrepreneurs with the proper dose of Confidence, Courage and Conviction will shape the status quo to facilitate your adVenture’s ultimate success. Entrepreneur Launching Venture Sales Team Building

Parenting An Entrepreneur – This Folktale Will Teach Your Children To Create Something From Nothing


They soon learn that they are entrepreneurs who will launch a magical venture that involves a restorative meal, a communal celebration and reassurance that better days are ahead. Every entrepreneur is faced with making something out of nothing. Entrepreneur

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

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I recently read a blog post by Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures about why entrepreneurs should care about from whom their VC funds raise their capital. But should entrepreneurs really care whom the LPs of a fund are?

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

International Entrepreneur Rule

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Friday, April 6, 2018 -- International Entrepreneur Rule. This shows the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to the US economy. Jeff Farrah- General Counsel of the National Venture Capital Association will join us to explain what the International Entrepreneur Rule is and where it stands. He will also share how our community can support immigrant entrepreneurs that are starting and scaling US companies through policy.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Security Tokens and Blockchain

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Security Tokens and Blockchain. Now and in the near future, there will be many opportunities for entrepreneurs who produce the technical solutions. A high value application of Blockchain is the reliable recording of ownership of things in the real world, ranging from stocks and bonds, to real estate, even to ownership of fine art.

10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes


As part of UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc , recently shared ten lessons that emerging entrepreneurs can learn from superheroes. Corporate Culture Entrepreneur Team Building

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done. Good entrepreneurs can admit when their course of action was wrong and learn from it.

Marketing Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Only Make Once


Many entrepreneurs naively hire a PR firm to launch their nascent products in the hope of leveraging the firm''s industry contacts. This mindset often results in entrepreneurs missing unintended uses and unintentional users of their products.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers


While no one will ever break out in applause when they encounter an online ad, it is reassuring to know that these innovative entrepreneurs are striving to make our collective online experiences a bit less painful. You can also check out my blog for emerging entrepreneurs HERE.

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Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.


But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. Not many founders or entrepreneurs do experience the success of a favorable sale of the business they dreamed would make them rich. The do as all good entrepreneurs do.

Successful Entrepreneur Panel

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Successful Entrepreneur Panel. Join TCVN for our October event featuring a panel of 4 successful entrepreneurs. Panel includes: Tara Hannaford, Founder of GoTYM Inc and Vice President of Sales at Casamigos Tequila; Scott Fox, Startup Advisor/Executive, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Angel Investor; Jeff Greenberg, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur, Startup Coach, Professor, Author; and Mark Lam, Founder and CEO at Pristine Group/Law Firm.

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You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught


Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms. Instead of trying to teach students to be an entrepreneur, I expose my entrepreneurial students to tools that will help them solve real-world problems.

Cie Digital Labs Names Entrepreneur In Residence


Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs (CDL) said this week that it has named Jim Davis as the company's new Entrepreneur in Residence. digital labs entrepreneur residence davis ebay pepsi rezven venture capitalDavis previously served at at eBay and Pepsi, and is Managing Partner at early stage venture capital investor Rezven Partners.