Tech Study Critical Of Region's Fragmentation, Geography

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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

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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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OK, So Maybe Not ALL MBA Entrepreneurs Are Oxymorons

InfoChachkie

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

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs

InfoChachkie

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?

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.

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

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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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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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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.

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

InfoChachkie

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.

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.”

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

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. He also noted that, "I probably meet with one or two aspiring entrepreneurs a month.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

InfoChachkie

In order to drill down on how entrepreneurs can leverage social commerce sites without alienating their potential customers, I spoke with industry expert Albert Wilson, who heads up Affiliate and Marketplaces for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain

InfoChachkie

After studying at UC Santa Barbara''s entrepreneurial program , he returned to Spain, excited to start a venture and make a positive impact on his homeland. Fredi''s email is worth reading, as it reinforces how lucky American entrepreneurs truly are.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

InfoChachkie

Are you an entrepreneur that is thinking about dropping out of college? However, as made clear in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? However, I consistently encounter a handful of young entrepreneurs who are better served by taking a break from school.

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).

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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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

MAKE IT IN LA Aims To Bridge Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers

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A new effort, led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and headed up by startup evangelist Krisztina 'Z' Holly, is looking to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and manufacturers in LA. The new MAKE IT IN LA effort recently published a study , which found that manufacturing has more employment in LA than the creative industry; and that there is excess capacity in Los Angeles for manufacturing, with lots of potential to tie that manufacturing expertise with LA's new startup culture.

Three Words Entrepreneurs (and VC’s) Should Take to Heart

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I did a study for a large European mobile operator on whether they should bid for 3G spectrum and if so how much was it worth. For me, after nearly a decade in the trenches of being an entrepreneur I felt I was un-brainwashed from trying to pretend I had all the answers. The more self-assured the VC is and the more impressionable the entrepreneur is the worse the outcome. And I encourage entrepreneurs to triangulate as well. Note: this is a non-religious post.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

Tech Coast Venture Network

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.

Entrepreneur Association Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, May 11, 2012 -- Entrepreneur Association Conference. The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Entrepreneur Association present the 2012 Entrepreneur Conference, where MBA students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors and key industry innovators assemble to share valuable insight on current topics in entrepreneurship, critical business skills and emerging market trends.

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

Tech Zulu Event

Together they envisioned a Match.com type of site for entrepreneurs to find each other and make things happen. They took the “Match.com for entrepreneurs” model literally and hired the former CTO of Match.com to create the algorithms to help predict and recommend matches.

Now Is Never Too Early For An Entrepreneur - Start Small, Start Now

InfoChachkie

Scott’s article struck a chord with me, as a number of my entrepreneur studies students from UC Santa Barbara have reached out to me in the past few days, looking for jobs after they graduate. Entrepreneur Team Building“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

Cirius Therapeutics Raises $40M to Expand Ongoing Liver Study

Xconomy

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 Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

InfoChachkie

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.

Effective Startup 360-Performance Reviews - Entrepreneurs Should Sanity Check Their Self-awareness

InfoChachkie

Studies have confirmed this phenomenon. Thus, confident entrepreneurs understand the value of seeing themselves through the lens of seasoned executives whose opinions they value and trust. Corporate Culture Entrepreneur The FringeNote: This is part I of a two part series.

Successful Entrepreneurs Ignore The Lion Tamer’s Stool And Avoid The Whip

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An entrepreneur, weightlifter and travel photographer, James offers his readers advice and insights that help them become better leaders, with an emphasis on improving one''s health in the process. One of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur is deciding what not to do.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part IV) - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

InfoChachkie

Many of the entrepreneurial lessons I learned from this adjunct Wharton study group, you too can share with your children. In business, such players are analogous to serial entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Parenting The FringeNote: This is part IV of a five part series.

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

InfoChachkie

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. Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face.

2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, May 13, 2011 -- 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference. Welcome to the annual 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference at UCLA Anderson! Come meet, listen to and network with a variety of professional and student entrepreneurs at the largest entrepreneurial event on the UCLA campus. For most entrepreneurs, the journey is never over as they continue to grow, overcome obstacles and set new goals and priorities.

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

Both Sides of the Table

She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips. Sam is the managing director of Launchpad LA and we were about to pick our 2012 class of entrepreneurs.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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My advice to entrepreneurs was and is “ when the hors d’oeuvres tray is being passed take two ” (e.g. So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs. What does this mean if you’re an entrepreneur?

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

Tech Zulu Event

We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs. People believed that raising several millions of dollars for a business meant that they were a successful entrepreneur. That’s basically how we’ve been treating entrepreneurs and the start-up culture.

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

InfoChachkie

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. Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face.

Budding Entrepreneurs at CSLA? Yes, Really!

Steve Reich

I suppose you don’t get admitted to an Engineering Master’s program if you’re not… ) They came from as far away as Pakistan to study at CSLA. Entrepreneurs

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Three Years and 12 Years Later

Eric Greenspan

We can study, watch videos, Google and talk to others that have been there, but until we’ve “been there,” there’s no way to really appreciate the knowledge one can obtain from a life changing event, as the one that happened to me, three years ago.

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