The seven attributes of a highly successful start–up CEO

Berkonomics

Dave’s note: This week we welcome guest author, David Friedman, to tell us about his favorite startup CEO, and his take after interviewing her – asking for her list of attributes for startup success. . Seven attributes of a highly successful start-up CEO.

Financing a Start-Up

Tech Coast Venture Network

Virgina Lorimor There are several options for financing a start-up business that tend to follow a natural course in a business’ development: Personal Investment. This is where all entrepreneurs have to start. Let’s say that the vast majority entrepreneurs fail to meet these criteria but for those that do, these are a valuable option. Groups like Tech Coast Angels and Octane hold pitch sessions to hear entrepreneurs sell their businesses.

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

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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. How did the incubator come about?

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

LA Cleantech Incubator Gets $5M For New Program

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has just received $5M to fund a new initiative, called Energize California , to help boost clean technology startups. According to the LACI, the new effort is being funded with a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission, and will support new technologies and entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. cleantech incubator laci energize california energy government entrepreneurs startup clean

EvoNexus Launches Incubator Effort With Cisco

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Startup entrepreneurs in San Diego have yet more resources at the EvoNexus startup incubator, after EvoNexus and Cisco said that they will be launching a new, joint incubation program called CiscoEIR@EvoNexus. According to the two, the new program is aimed at helping promote further technology development in the San Diego Area, by connecting early stage, business-to-business startups with Cisco and its partners.

Orange County Gets New Incubators

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Orange County is ramping up its business acceleration and incubation activity, according to a report today from the Orange County Register, which says there are three new accelerators/incubators launching in the county, including FastStart.studio , a incubator and accelerator in Irvine, Frost Venture Partners , aimed at the big data and cloud market, and Kimco Entrepreneurs Year Start , a program aimed at providing free rent and flexible leases specifically for first-time, retail entrepreneurs.

Techstars Studio CTO, In Irvine, Aims To Help Entrepreneurs

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Southern California startup founder Isaac Saldana --who co-founded SendGrid --is hoping to help other entrepreneurs create companies , after the $3 billion, all-stock acquisition of SendGrid by Twilio in October. According to Techstars, it appointed Saldana Chief Technology Officer for Techstars Studio , which will help members of the the startup accelerator "rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive startups."

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Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models.

I Want My CIC! … The Benefits for Startups to Be Co-Located

Both Sides of the Table

This past December I spent a week in Boston to try to get to know some of the local VC’s and entrepreneurs a bit better. I recently wrote a blog post about why I believe that startup teams in close proximity perform better.

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >.

Should Startups Incubate, Accelerate, Cohabitate or Stay In Mom’s Basement?

InfoChachkie

The good news for entrepreneurs is that there have never been more office space options for early stage companies. Significant confusion exists when distinguishing between Accelerators and Incubators. Cultural Fit - Just as startups have unique cultures, so do Accelerators.

Incubators, Accelerators, and New Choices for Entrepreneurs

Steve Reich

Wild times in Southern California—VC firms contracting and incubators/accelerators exploding! You can’t turn around in SoCal without running into new incubators. Ben Kuo at SoCal Tech did us all a big favor by publishing his Complete Guide to Southern California Incubators.

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

Tech Zulu Event

So you have a startup idea, perhaps some level of execution or traction, but you or your co-founders are doing it blind; you trudge along with a little advice or knowledge you’ve picked up in torrented audio books after finally having made that decision to quit the 9-5.

What would you do if told to “fail fast?”

Berkonomics

My favorite story of a fast failure was of a technology incubator started in the year 2000 with optimistic money from several angel investors, including me. He volunteered to close the incubator and he returned 96% of our investments to all of us angel investors.

What would you do if told to “fail fast?”

Berkonomics

My favorite story of a fast failure was of a technology incubator started in the year 2000 with optimistic money from several angel investors, including me. He volunteered to close the incubator and he returned 96% of our investments to all of us angel investors.

Once again: Is it the jockey or the horse?

Berkonomics

Do they bet on the entrepreneur (jockey) or the business idea and plan (the horse)? If you are looking for money, this question will certainly come up in one form or another when you approach professional or organized angel or VC investors. Starting up Surrounding yourself with talent

Once again: Is it the jockey or the horse?

Berkonomics

Do they bet on the entrepreneur (jockey) or the business idea and plan (the horse)? If you are looking for money, this question will certainly come up in one form or another when you approach professional or organized angel or VC investors. Starting up Surrounding yourself with talent

Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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A couple of weeks ago, a brand new, startup incubator launched in town--with a slightly different focus, on biomedical technology. The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

InfoChachkie

Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? Given the stellar startup careers of non-college graduates like Zuckerberg, Ellison, Disney, Gates, Jobs, Branson and Dell, the answer to this question might surprise you. Follow my startup-oriented Twitter feed here: @johngreathouse.

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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A new, technology startup accelerator modeled after the TechStars venture incubator in Boulder said today it has launched, and will bring business acceleration to Los Angeles. muckerlab techstars incubator acceleration angeles

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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Stuart Frost is head of Frost Venture Partners (www.frostvp.com), and the founder of DatAllegro, which he started in Orange County and eventually sold to Microsoft for $275M in 2008. he's been spinning out of his incubator. What's the idea behind the incubator?

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund

Tech Zulu Event

Los Angeles-based cloud-based talent management software solutions firm with over 13 million users, Cornerstone OnDemand has launched Cornerstone Innovation Fund , to invest in disruptive LA-based cloud startups building cutting-edge solutions for organizations.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. However, with the proliferation of incubators, the difficulty in figuring out. Start Engine.

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Qualcomm Labs Unveils First Incubator Companies

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Qualcomm Labs , the incubator subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies , has announced the first set of companies funded through its new QualcommLabs@EvoNexus program today, saying that it has funded three companies with a round of seed funding. Qualcomm Labs said that Arynga , FatSkunk , and Breadcrumbs all have joined the EvoNexus incubator, and with Arynga and FatSkunk receiving $250,000 each from Qualcomm, and Breadcrumbs receiving $50,000.

Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur's Point of View

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 10, 2011 -- Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur's Point of View. The event will feature a panel of some of SoCals brightest entrepreneurs who have received funding from TechStars, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Idealab, speaking to an expected 300 attendees and will be moderated by upStart.LAs Co-Founder, Dan Dato. Upstart.LA.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

Tech Zulu Event

Thinking about applying to or ever wondered what its like taking part of an accelerator or incubation program? Well now is your chance to find out thanks to upStart.LA.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

socalTECH

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. California's various startup accelerators and incubators. LA Cleantech Incubator.

Startup Boost Los Angeles Opens Apps For Spring Program

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Startup Boost Los Angeles , the early stage startup program which is led in LA by Matt Stoddard, says it has opened up applications for its Spring 2019 program. According to Stoddard, it is looking for nine early stage startups to participate in its eight-week program. Startup Boost says it is looking for companies with the right team, a minimum viable product, customer traction, and viable plan for going forward.

Entrepreneurs Thinking Inside the Box

Xconomy

The experience was part of InCube 2018 , a global startup pitch competition organized by the ETH Entrepreneurship Club. Hackathons usually involve thinking outside of the box.

Techstars Teams With Startup Boost In LA

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Startup accelerator operator Techstars has teamed up with Startup Boost , which recently launched a program in Los Angeles, to help more startups get off the ground. According to Techstars, the two will work together to run Startup Boost programs for pre-seed, early stage entrepreneurs around the world. Startup Boost announced its program in Los ANgeles earlier this month.

Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. We caught up with Mike last week to hear from him why he thinks Science has managed to get some good success out of its companies, the importance of having a multi-year outlook for any startup, especially an early one, and the most important traits he thinks entrepreneurs need.

USC Viterbi Launches Startup Accelerator

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Add another startup accelerator to the growing list of Southern California startup accelerators: this time, from the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering. The startup accelerator is behind headed by Ashish Soni.

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Paul Kim | Alpha Trainer, Fitness, & LA Tech

Tech Zulu Event

We caught up with Paul to see his views on LA tech, fitness, and his Alpha Trainer app. TechZulu: Since you are stationed up in North California, What is the tech scene like in LA for you? New companies are being raised and incubated to help build LA’s tech scene.