Tech Study Critical Of Region's Fragmentation, Geography


A new study, released by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation , has surprisingly come out highly critical of the region's fragmentation and "lack of a compelling geographic center", saying those factors are keeping the region from emerging as a "tech hub as robust as Silicon Valley". tech study alliance socal southern california high growth economy

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Study: Most Entrepreneurs Between 55-64


A new study released today by the Kauffman Foundation, reports that the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to people 55-64. The study --which attempts to characterize who might drive the next wave of entrepreneurial activity in the United States--also found that the average age of U.S.-born, Tags: entrepreneurship study kauffman startup business

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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Machine Learning / AI They discussed many topics ranging from protection of the press to what Mark looks for in an entrepreneur to investing outside of Silicon Valley and of course Trump and sports. Often my sons are in the car when I’m talking with entrepreneurs or my partners about deals.

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MIT Study: Age Of Founders In Fastest Growing New Ventures Is 45


In a study which belies the opt-cited preference for "young" entrepreneurs in the startup and venture capital industry, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find that the mean age of the founders of the 1,000 fastest growing new ventures in the U.S. The study found that, rather than youth, the prior experience in the specific industry predicts much greater rates of entrepreneurial success.

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How TuesdayNights is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Connect With Capital


So, to help other female entrepreneurs, they founded TuesdayNights (, a group in LA which helps female entrepreneurs connect with capital and each other to improve their access to capital. What is the most difficult challenge that women entrepreneurs face? For the men who are investors who might be reading this, what advice would you give them on working with women entrepreneurs?

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8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. attributes entrepreneur paul brown successful

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.

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.

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

Cirius Therapeutics Raises $40M to Expand Ongoing Liver Study


All three were former Laguna Pharmaceuticals executives who spent the past 16 months scouting for Frazier as entrepreneurs-in-residence.

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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.

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. business entrepreneur lifestyle Paul B.

8 Characteristics Of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a special mix of entrepreneur and company, regular in every respect except for having the courage and foresight to make an idea happen that was supposed to be impossible. entrepreneur innovation Kevin Freiberg paradigm shiftWhat sparks paradigm-shifting innovation in any business?

10 Common Dilemmas That Derail Many Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders dilemmas in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. dilemma entrepreneur founder Noam Wasserman

10 Entrepreneur Beliefs That Defy The Stereotype

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. In his book from a while back “ The Entrepreneur Mind ,” by serial entrepreneur Kevin D. Have you caught the entrepreneur bug yet?

8 Success Drivers Define A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

More recently, the desire for extra income has become the key driver in new startups, according to a 2015 study. Being called a lifestyle entrepreneur should be a point of pride, not an insult. A lifestyle business becomes an integral part of an entrepreneur’s identity and their life.

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.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. He studied the errors that other people had made and tried to improve on them. I have always told entrepreneurs that to get VC interest you need scarcity value (in addition to a great product).

10 Tough Quandaries That Lead Entrepreneurs Astray

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup Founders dilemmas in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. business dilemma entrepreneur founder Noam Wasserman

10 Controversial Lessons From Serious Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. In the classic book “ The Entrepreneur Mind ,” from serial entrepreneur Kevin D. Great entrepreneurs aren’t interested in being bosses at all.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

According to a Gompers and Lerner study, the challenge is very real, with a majority of new ventures that don''t attract investors failing within the first three years. It’s what separates the true entrepreneurs from the wannabes.

Entrepreneurs Needed To Deliver Big Data Solutions

Startup Professionals Musings

I will summarize here some of the key business domains with large opportunities, based on a McKinsey Global Institute study , Gartner , and other sources : Targeted marketing. Big Data business entrepreneur solutions startup

This Immigrant Entrepreneur Launched Her Billion Dollar Empire, Despite Speaking No English


Ida wasn’t even the first modern-day entrepreneur to offer women brassieres. In a 1987 interview, Beatrice noted, “I was studying to be a teacher at the time, but deep down I knew I really didn’t want to teach. Entrepreneur Launching Venture

10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need To Market Themselves

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs I know still believe that that their great idea will carry the startup, and they may even minimize their own value, especially if they have introvert tendencies. Dan Schawbel entrepreneur promote yourself startup

How Great Entrepreneurs Really Listen To Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. business customers entrepreneur listening

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7 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Stay In School

Startup Professionals Musings

Some people even believe that entrepreneurs must be born with the right genes, and no element of education is relevant. A more important question, then, for an aspiring entrepreneur, should be what to study in college for maximum value, rather than whether to drop out or stay.

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Entrepreneurs And Startups Drive Future Work Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

I have added my own insights, based on my experience advising and working with entrepreneurs and startups: Pay for results, rather than pay for work. Another study predicts this number could grow to 24 million by 2018.

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

According to a recent Harvard Research study, first-time inventors spend at least a third more on their initial technology than later innovators. Studying and learning from the mistakes of others is the best way to reduce your own risks.

Check Your Motivation For The Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see many aspiring entrepreneurs whose primary motivation seems to be to work part time, or get rich quick, or avoid anyone else telling them what to do. Entrepreneurs at this level will seek the minimum cost and quality to be more competitive.

Entrepreneurs Relish The Challenge More Than Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. On the average, the entrepreneurs I know are living on Ramen noodles. Read entrepreneur stories. business challenge entrepreneur investor money startup

Escape From Corporate America - Be An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

One obvious alternative is to become an entrepreneur. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch and get real satisfaction from this lifestyle. In fact, Mehta focuses on a special class of entrepreneurs that he calls disruptors.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report


A new study released by the Kauffman Foundation this week shows that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the highest number of entrepreneurs per 100,000 people, of the top fifteen largest MSAs. The report covers all business entrepreneurs, not just those in the high tech industry. angeles entrepreneurship kauffman report entrepreneur business

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How To Prepare For The Entrepreneur Life You Want

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?” They just aren’t prepared for the life they want, and are really asking me how to learn to be an entrepreneur. Help entrepreneurs with constant learning.

9 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From A Sales Expert

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe that a great idea alone will assure business success. In fact, I believe modern entrepreneurs need to be super sales people, in the most positive sense, to their team as well as customers. Bill Morrison entrepreneur sales startup

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10 Entrepreneur Beliefs Restrict Innovative Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. A classic study based on intensive research, “ The Myths of Creativity ,” by David Burkas tries to demystify the processes and forces that drive innovation.