Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?

InfoChachkie

Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. As noted in You''re Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor , Bob has become not only my mentor, but also my friend. I can''t emphasize that enough, when seeking mentors.".

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LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. They're already having a lot of interaction with mentors, some of them have customers and traction, some of them even have investors already lined up.". mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

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MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100

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One Los Angeles group, MentorNight , believes it now has the largest mentor network outside of the local accelerators and incubators, and now has over 100 mentors looking to help up and coming entrepreneurs. The group, which is headed by John Diep and Tony Karrer, said it''s looking to provide a very curated way to create relationships and introduce mentors to those who need their help and guidance. mentornight mentor startup angeles help advice incubator accelerator

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You Are Never Too Old (or Too Successful) For A Mentor

InfoChachkie

Despite what you might think, you are never too old to benefit from the helpful guidance of a mentor. Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc , and a self-professed "Mentee Whore," discusses his secrets to finding and keeping a mentor in this compelling article.

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Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

He talks about the fact that as an entrepreneur himself attracts other entrepreneurs to want to work with him. ” And he knows how important it is to have role models for young Black and Latino entrepreneurs both as fellow entrepreneurs and as investors.

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Entrepreneur Mentoring Session

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 -- Entrepreneur Mentoring Session. Nitro will help strengthen the region's eco-system for successful entrepreneurship by providing startup entrepreneurs with access to powerful mentoring and executive in residence (EIR) resources. NITRO. Entretech is launching Nitro a new program designed to "Get more companies funded in Greater Los Angeles."

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Saturday, November 22, 2008 -- Saturday Speaker Series. Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 25, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 11, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society KICKOFF Mixer

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, October 9, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society will be having its KICKOFF mixer at 'LIFE' @midwilshire. Everyone is invited to meet fellow aspiring entrepreneurs. See [link].

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Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

InfoChachkie

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.

Find Your Mentor: Here’s How…

Jason Nazar

But I did spent those four years starting businesses and courting many mentors to help me along the way. At the end of every meeting, I’d ask, “Would you consider being my mentor?” — and every time, I got the same response. Ignorance is Blasphemy: Why You Need a Mentor in the First Place. Mentors will help identify areas of opportunity or risk that weren’t even on your radar. A valuable mentor will provide you this roadmap and a lot of sage wisdom along the way.

Entrepreneurs: Feel Young, No Matter Your Age

InfoChachkie

I have written about some of the wisdom I have received from my wise friends in several mentor articles. These men have all become my mentors and I value their friendship among my most treasured possessions. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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

InfoChachkie

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.”

Every Entrepreneur Has A Bob Dylan Moment – What’s Yours?

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However, like all entrepreneurs, I’ve had multiple versions of my own Dylan Moments. In contrast, successful entrepreneurs are driven by fear of losing out. This article was inspired by a conversation with my friend and mentor.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

Tech Zulu Event

Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28 th , 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. We did have over 500 registered for the event, and more than 60 speakers, mentors and judges.

LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

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The effort--which is being sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP--will allow two entrepreneurs to spend a year helping the city with its efforts to create jobs. angeles entrepreneur residence innovation jobs government city garcetti mayor

Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

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Huddlewoo a live video platform set to launch early 2013 to give people the ability to access extraordinary people for one-on-one conversations and mentoring. Will Zell (CEO) is based in Columbus, OH, and is an Empact100 entrepreneur who was honored at The White House in 2011.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

InfoChachkie

The reality television show Shark Tank makes for entertaining content but many of its underlying messages are potentially detrimental to tech entrepreneurs. Thus, emerging entrepreneurs should parse fact from fantasy by watching the show with an experienced business pro.

StartEngine Mentor Mixer and Downtown Grand Opening with Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 -- StartEngine Mentor Mixer and Downtown Grand Opening with Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz - 1/15/2013. A night to mix and mingle with mentors, founders, the Downtown L.A. business community, and for our entrepreneurs to practice their pitch before demo day.

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Advice For Emerging Entrepreneurs (And Anyone Else With A Boss)

InfoChachkie

Advice For Emerging Entrepreneurs. In addition to giving their employers 110% of their energy, I encourage these emerging entrepreneurs to engage in small, Mini-ventures on the side, rather than starting a fulltime venture from scratch. Ask For Mentoring.

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

Both Sides of the Table

” 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.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have weighed in from time to time and their answers tend to fall into two camps. High school students also make great entrepreneurs because of their natural open-mindedness and drive to take risks. What is the ideal age to start a company?

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. And he has acted as a personal mentor for Justin ever since. As an entrepreneur getting traction, whose life are you going to change ? This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Southern California Entrepreneurs Eye London's Tech City

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A group of Southern California businesses are attending the Entrepreneurs Festival taking place in Tech City UK , looking to potentially set up shop and foster business partnerships in London.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Founder Institute is the brain child of Adeo Ressi , a super passionate and successful serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, probably best known for founding TheFunded.com.

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

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. Sam is the managing director of Launchpad LA and we were about to pick our 2012 class of entrepreneurs. In the first 5 minutes you’ll realize that she’s a classic entrepreneur.

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator

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The accelerator said that it is aiming at helping entrepreneurs--particularly in the social and mobile technology space--in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County with pre-seed funding and mentoring.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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Those programs--epitomized by YCombinator in the Bay Area, and TechStars in Boulder, Colorado--attract newly minted entrepreneurs with a mixture of cash and mentoring, and a program which rapidly takes ideas and turns them into viable, executing businesses. Do you have mentors lined up?

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The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

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It was difficult to make the transition to a “top down&# thinker but as a senior executive – and as an entrepreneur – you’re far less effective without this skill in your arsenal. The wisest mentor I ever had was Ameet Shah , my partner on several projects.

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

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It was standing room only at StartEngine 's Demo Day Wednesday afternoon, held at Santa Monica's Cross Campus , as the startup accelerator launched eight of its latest startups into the world, after a 90 day process of mentoring, honing their business model, and heads down development.

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Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC

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Ryan Blair is a bit of an interesting entrepreneur: he came out of the most unlikely of family backgrounds--he grew up in poverty, and ended up in a gang and with the wrong crowd (arrested 10 times), but managed to turn his life around thanks to a mentor, and became a technology entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, with his first big success being Los Angeles-based broadband provider SkyPipeline. I love entrepreneurs.

Early-stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

TechCrunch LA

Vassallo and Sequeira prefer the term “sage” to describe the folks they’re looking to bring in to help mentor their companies. Both Lee, a Los Angeles-based serial entrepreneur who founded or co-founded Honest Co.,

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Insights and Opinions: 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Raising Capital

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What are some of the more common mistakes entrepreneurs make when raising capital? But entrepreneurs often make the process harder on themselves by committing several common mistakes. Read Eric's advice in 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Raising Capital.

Grading Entrepreneurs: Here’s my checklist…

Jason Nazar

The following checklist is my comprehensive criteria for how to grade entrepreneurs. I, like many entrepreneurs, never followed directions that well. Stay attached to the problem they are trying to solve, but be flexible in the solutions to solve it ( watch : The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma ). Seek out and follow the council of advisors in and outside of the business ( watch : court mentors ). That is the only standard by which entrepreneurs are eventually judged.

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