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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers. How do you make those events happen? We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (, on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. What, exactly, does Event Farm do? But, none of them have event management.

Los Angeles Startup Events


In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles.

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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.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur


I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. If he or she is busy, you can always offer to talk while the speaker walking from the event.

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

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” This sentiment is probably familiar to many entrepreneurs and it must certainly resonates with anybody who suspects he or she has ADD. It was called “ Delivered from Distraction ” and it outlines many successful executives with ADD and in particular some famous entrepreneurs. ” So as I realized that ADD is a trait found in many successful CEO and entrepreneurs and that it has this creative benefit I started to feel better and look at how to improve my life.

Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

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I’m not advocating that you shouldn’t present at tech startup events like Launch, TechCrunch 50, DEMO or similar. These are tech launch events designed to see new startups unveiled. Be very targeted in which events you attend. Do the leg work before the event.

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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They have partnered with Cross Campus to bring education and offline matchmaking events to Santa Monica quarterly. This offline event was successful in helping Kaviani find his own cofounder, Culin Tate, and a new venture. They offered both the online and offline events for free.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack


Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? As described in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? most young entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the college experience. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva


What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? Los Angeles-based Planana ( found out it's getting sponsors for their events. startup organization organizer event interview planana sergeeva anna

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness


It might seem like such events have little to do with entrepreneurs and our innovation economy, but a thriving and inclusive innovation economy is a critical component to bridging the social and economic disparity that is driving our nation apart.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment


Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Unfortunately, most business books do not offer entrepreneurs an adequate payoff. For instance, Guy refers to an entrepreneur’s venture as their “cause.”

Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders


C-Suite Quarterly has identified the top leaders in Southern California's technology industry, and is honoring them Wednesday evening at an event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

Tracky Launch Event and Those In Support of #VegasTech

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However, there is a whole new breed of entrepreneurs and startups starting to emerge from the #VegasTech scene. TechZulu had the honor of being invited out to the Tracky Launch event last week.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I think there is also no denying the role that Richard Rosenblatt has played in building the LA tech ecosystem and spawning great entrepreneurs who followed in his footsteps.

Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

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One of the most common questions that entrepreneurs who meet me for the first time like to ask is, “Do you miss being an entrepreneur? On Being an Entrepreneur. The following is a short excerpt of what I said, “… being an entrepreneur is very unsexy.

Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Be the Connector – there is great value in positioning yourself as the person that can connect people at networking events and meet-ups. Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. Weddings are a bit like college degrees – they often set you back financially for many years after the event. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. She exudes many of the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life: The New Measure Of Wealth


According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO of Tui Tai Expeditions , entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life. We both lived in the city (San Francisco), she was in event marketing and I was a software engineer.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth


According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO of Tui Tai Expeditions , entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life. We both lived in the city (San Francisco), she was in event marketing and I was a software engineer.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by.

Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event


A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters.

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EVENT: NewCo Gives You An All-Access Pass Inside LA’s Hottest Companies

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Investors are following suit, taking advantage of the growing community of talent and entrepreneurs. Meet and learn from the best entrepreneurs in an intimate setting. Join our host companies and attendees at our special networking events. Events Community Event NewCo Startups

Startups Uncensored Events Headed Back To LA


Startups Uncensored , the popular series of events around creating and running startups, is headed back to Los Angeles, according to organizer and startup entrepreneur Jason Nazar. Nazar did not say who will be the first guest for his events, which had been extremely popular with Silicon Beach startup entrepreneurs, investors, and others. startups uncensored angeles jason nazar intuit advice event events

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. The liquidity event and beyond

Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs - Sweet Sixteen Kisses of Death


Just as Batman repeatedly avoids Poison Ivy’s kiss of death, so too must entrepreneurs avoid the Kiss of Death provisions which BDCs attempt to include in their agreements. As noted in Frugal Is As Frugal Does , after cash, an entrepreneur’s most valuable asset is time.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. Events. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Events. Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. Tech startup accelerators dot the landscape, feeding investments into the waiting arms of the nation’s most intelligent and driven entrepreneurs. Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map".

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


In addition to the list here, we will be honoring the Socaltech 50 at an in-person event (our first ever), in conjunction with the Digital Family Reunion, which is being sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. You can register for the event at Digital Family Reunion.

Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

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coming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles. Events TC Job Fair Los Angeles TechFair LA2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc.,

17hats Finds $4M To Build Tools For Solo Entrepreneurs


Pasadena-based 17hats , a startup that develops business management software aimed specifically at solo entrepreneurs (solopreneurs), has raised $4M in a Series A funding. The company is targeting such solopreneurs as photographers, developers, interior designers, business coaches, event planners, bookkeepers, consultants and others. 17hats solo entrepreneur solopreneur venture capital software saas cloud

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upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?” Invaluable to a room of entrepreneurs who are used to finding 10 different solutions for one problem.

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Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part I) - Teach Your Children To Create Something Out of Nothing


I recently answered the question “ What are good ways to raise your children to be entrepreneurs? ” I believe that you cannot teach someone to be an entrepreneur, but that you can teach entrepreneurs. Every entrepreneur is faced with making something out of nothing.

amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

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amSTATZ is an online community that brings fitness professionals, athletes and fitness events together into one place. Sergey’s diverse experience as an entrepreneur, technology consultant and software executive qualifies him to lead amSTATZ’s technology development.