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

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

TechCrunch LA

for technology investment and corporate development.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Security Tokens and Blockchain

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, March 23, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Security Tokens and Blockchain. This will require the development of technologies and technical infrastructure that do not yet exist. Now and in the near future, there will be many opportunities for entrepreneurs who produce the technical solutions.

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

” 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.

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

The world changed, technology changed and the company was no longer relevant. I''m a dad, an entrepreneur, coffee farmer, I attend TED, and my hidden passion is in the kitchen. Coffee Entrepreneuring Me

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.

Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

Next week, we begin again with new insights from startup through liquidity event, including guest postings by some of the nation’s best known angel investors and entrepreneurs. I followed many of these stated retirees, and very few if any retiring entrepreneurs stay that way for long.

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

Both Sides of the Table

I recently read a blog post by Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures about why entrepreneurs should care about from whom their VC funds raise their capital. But should entrepreneurs really care whom the LPs of a fund are?

Successful Entrepreneur Panel

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Successful Entrepreneur Panel. Join TCVN for our October event featuring a panel of 4 successful entrepreneurs. Panel includes: Tara Hannaford, Founder of GoTYM Inc and Vice President of Sales at Casamigos Tequila; Scott Fox, Startup Advisor/Executive, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Angel Investor; Jeff Greenberg, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur, Startup Coach, Professor, Author; and Mark Lam, Founder and CEO at Pristine Group/Law Firm.

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Cie Digital Labs Names Entrepreneur In Residence

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs (CDL) said this week that it has named Jim Davis as the company's new Entrepreneur in Residence. Cie Digital Labs, led by Anderee Berengian, recently has focused on helping brands and also startups take their ideas and turn them into new technology ventures. digital labs entrepreneur residence davis ebay pepsi rezven venture capital

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done. Good entrepreneurs can admit when their course of action was wrong and learn from it.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

Coull, allows technologically unsophisticated advertisers to create interactive video ads on a self-serve basis, effectively making it the first DIY, video performance network. You can also check out my blog for emerging entrepreneurs HERE. Coull Offers Advertisers Video Skimlinks.

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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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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.”

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity. The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will be devoted to identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for providing tools to combat cyber threats.

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

TechCrunch LA

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. Pilotworks has pitched itself as a recipe for success for new food entrepreneurs. and FunWall, a display technology for online gaming in retail settings.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

InfoChachkie

Seth Epstein, Founder and CEO SocialStay , former Founder and CEO of FUEL (acquired by Razorfish) and Emmy Award winner for his work on the X-Games, recently spoke at UC Santa Barbara as part of the Technology Management Program’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Entrepreneur Video

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Entrepreneurs Need The Confidence, Courage And Conviction To Be Unreasonable

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs must be unreasonable in order to dismiss the status quo and create novel solutions. However, an irrational lack of reasonableness will sabotage an entrepreneur’s efforts. Entrepreneurs who have no basis for their confidence are doom to failure.

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. And I am not talking about starting a technology company.

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. However, despite the good news, Marks and his entrepreneurs all agreed that their work is far from over. However, it remains to be seen whether this can convince advertisers to take a risk on the new technology. mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Perspiration (6/11)

Both Sides of the Table

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 started the series talking about what I consider the most important attribute of an entrepreneur : Tenacity.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment. Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technology-startups-go-to-the-movies-tickets-31210790314?aff=es2.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Aerospace and Defense: Finding and Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Southern California. Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. With major new players as well as established companies expanding development and manufacturing, a renewed vibrancy offers a turf for entrepreneurship at all levels, especially with the US Government pushing traditional primes and sub-primes to turn to new technologies and sourcing for defense and commercial applications.

This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

InfoChachkie

Hedy and Antheil’s frequency skipping technology was rediscovered and deployed across the naval fleet, soon becoming the standard methodology of securing all of the military’s wireless communications. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace. With major new players as well as established companies expanding development and manufacturing, a renewed vibrancy offers a turf for entrepreneurship at all levels, especially with the US Government pushing traditional primes and sub-primes to turn to new technologies and sourcing for defense and commercial applications. Our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

Both Sides of the Table

On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. We also talked about getting more young African Americans interested in entrepreneurship & technology. The most potent entrepreneur is the one that doesn’t NEED your money.

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

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Grateful Dead

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs often must take counter-intuitive, contrarian positions in order to succeed. As noted in Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion , entrepreneurs often view the world from a slightly different vantage point, rejecting the oxymoronic term Conventional Wisdom. .

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

Both Sides of the Table

I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. Most Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs I know are more like Al Gore. Entrepreneur Advice

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. It’s no secret that this generation of young people is technologically savvy. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Insights: Two Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

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When you''re looking to disrupt any industryadvertising, yogurt, VoIP technology, or whateverbegin with learning everything you can. Read more of Frank''s advice at Two Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know. entrepreneur startup insights advice project rubicon addante frank

8 Fundraising Deal Breakers Inexperienced Entrepreneurs Routinely Create

InfoChachkie

In many instances, investors simply do not have the patience to wait for an entrepreneur to sufficiently clean up their deal once a significant issue is identified during the due diligence process. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data. Big Data has exploded and engulfed us all and has led to a technology andbusiness revolution. Our speakers will share their views on the opportunities and challenges science and entrepreneurs face in building Big Data ventures, and give a clearer view of what’s coming our way. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caltech-entrepreneurs-forum-big-data-tickets-27098956709?aff=es2.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Fallacy: An entrepreneur’s two most precious assets are time and money. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”.