A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

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In this 8-minute video excerpt from his recent talk, Seth describes the practical, hands-on methodology that he uses on a day-to-day basis to identify and vet his entrepreneurial ideas. As I note in Spilling The Beans , the basic ideas upon which startups are founded are worth nothing.

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Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas

Xconomy

How important is having a “big idea” for startups? Ideas can generate a lot of buzz and capture attention from investors and potential customers, but long-term success really depends on the capabilities of the team. The founder’s idea has to be good enough to serve as a lure for talent.

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Latest Oculus Rift Idea: The Matrix, But For Chickens

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Irvine-based Oculus VR , the virtual reality technology developer which was just picked up by Facebook for $2 billion--has a lot of developers with great virtual reality game and simulation ideas and software in the works.

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Taking Tech Ideas Global: Connecting an Innovation Ecosystem

Xconomy

Think of a group of people developing a new idea, all doing what they are good at. The word ecosystem conjures up a rain forest in Ecuador, where sunlight, soil, water, and a multitude of species exist together in a self-sustaining environment that is constantly evolving.

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Don’t Pitch Your Idea To Venture Capitalists, They Don’t Care

InfoChachkie

Ideas are infinite, and in the absence of competent execution, they are worth nothing. Thus, if both ideas and money are abundant, what is the scarce constraint in the fundraising equation? Skilled entrepreneurs bring ideas and money together by building a bridge of trust.

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Going Big or Against the Tide: Meet the Big Idea & Contrarian Award Finalists

Xconomy

All innovation and companies start off as an idea. Some will gain more traction than others over time, but we at Xconomy think that big ideas—and the people and companies in Boston’s life sciences community bold enough to try to implement them—are worth celebrating. Some of those ideas even go against conventional thinking. Here are the finalists in the Big Idea and Contrarian categories of the Xconomy Awards.

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Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. cleantech clean energy idea education startup student greentech green ongreen flow

In Trump-GOP Tsunami, Blue-State Healthcare Ideas Swamped

Xconomy

Trump said on the campaign trail he wanted to give the federal Medicare program the right to negotiate drug prices—an idea that is anathema for the drug industry. The 2016 U.S. election is over.

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Edison Jr.'s Latest Gadget Idea: The DoorBot

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The idea behind DoorBot is to allow residents to communicate with whoever is at their door, whether they are home or not, by sending video via Wi-Fi connected to a smartphone app. Edison Jr. ,

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3 Great Ideas You May Steal

Eric Greenspan

There’s great ideas everywhere. My idea is to never plant anything you can’t eat. The time is ripe for the next generation keyboard idea. Keyboard idea 1. Keyboard idea 2. The post 3 Great Ideas You May Steal appeared first on Eric Greenspan.

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Snapchat Settles With Reggie Brown Over Idea For Startup

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Venice, California-based Snapchat said Tuesday that it has settled a dispute with Reggie Brown , the fellow Stanford University student who had claimed that he came up with the idea for Snapchat. Brown had sued Snapchat, CEO Evan Spiegel, and CTO Robert Murphy in November, as well as all of the company''s investors, saying they had stolen the idea from him.

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 2: Bam Ventures Launches Incubator for Brian Lee’s Ideas

L.A. Business Journal

Bam Ventures launches incubator for Brian Lee’s ideas, Bankrupt Nasty Gal may have a suitor, Annapurna Pictures launches video game division, and more

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IdeaMensch brings your ideas to life

Tech Zulu Event

Well, here's an idea. What are you doing tomorrow night after work? I know, I know.one of our typical loaded questions. Visit TechZulu for full story. Entrepreneurship Events News Startup Brittany Laughlin Dan Gould Gtrot ideamensch ideamensch LA Jessica Jackley Kiva Namesake

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See if customers scream [Big Idea Series]

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Founders I interview keep telling me to focus on the One Thing, the key feature that's so important to users that they'd put up with the bugs which are a natural part of a startup's early days, but I often wonder, "how can we find that One Thing?" David Cohen gave me the answer

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JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups

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A new, Los Angeles area startup launched this morning, hoping to use the power of the crowd to help take ideas to launch. JumpStartFund , which is based in El Segundo, opened up its service this morning to help use the wisdom of the crowd to move ideas, patents, and research from individuals, federal research labs, universities, and research organizations to the market. jumpstartfund jumpstart girvan incubator crowdfunding crowd ideas research technology transfer idea advice

Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices

Xconomy

San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

Tech Zulu Event

Those who are more involved in traditional entertainment are seeing a major shift online which is why an additional one-day seminar was created to coincide with Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood as a partnership called, Idea to Screen.

Your Startup Idea Should Not Be Charming, It Must Be All Consuming - The Myth Of The Epiphany

InfoChachkie

Great ideas are like earbugs, you cannot shake them. If you do not annoy your friends, loved ones and acquaintances by your incessant focus on your earbug idea, then it probably is not worthy of your time and attention. However, the idea underlying FindTheBest was beguiling.

Ideas Los Angeles

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle.

Ideas Los Angeles

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle.

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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Hawaiian firm eHale also was given a promising idea award for integrating solar cells into indoor and outdoor, home and office furniture. caltech idea business competition startup university west look first

Small Ideas, Big Benefits

InfoChachkie

Such ideas require little-to-no capital, usually last for a relatively short duration and are of nominal size. Note that I am not purporting that these are particularly amazing or unique ideas. This mini adVenture did so well that not only did the student earn enough money to travel to Europe after graduation, the entrepreneur franchised the idea to a lower classman, who then sold the same prints the following year and split the profit with the entrepreneur who originated the idea.

Gamma Medica-Ideas Raises $24M

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Northridge-based Gamma Medica-Ideas , a developer of digital molecular imaging systems, said Tuesday that it has raised $24M in financing. Gamma Medica-Ideas develops digital imaging products, used for medical research and the drug discovery market, as well as for diagnosis of cancer in women. Tags: gamma medica ideas venture capital molecular lifescience biology cancer diagnostics

Funding the Big Idea

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Funding the Big Idea! The event features our premier Speed Dating* program where you can personally meet one on one and present your idea to Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Private and Public Equity Investors. TriTechs 3rd annual funding conference where businesses and entrepreneurs interact with investors and also get a chance to look into the mind of investors in order to find out what it takes to become investor ready.

Bill Gross Backs Startup Idea Marketplace IdeaMarket

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Bill Gross , the founder of Pasadena''s Idealab , is stepping out of the lab, and into the market--saying Monday that it has co-founded a new startup called IdeaMarket , which will let investors submit funded, high level startup ideas, let the public provide feedback, and allow technically oriented talent make a bid to help bring those ideas to life. All of those ideas have a pre-commited amount of capital from investors willing to back those ideas.

Product Strategy Real-Time: See How the Pros Make New Ideas Viable (MAKE IT Monthly)

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- Product Strategy Real-Time: See How the Pros Make New Ideas Viable (MAKE IT Monthly). At this MAKE IT Monthly event on June 28, product strategy experts Pam Schulz, Seena Sharp, Vish Chatterji, and Stuart Karten will share their perspectives and help a few hand-picked startups refine their ideas in real-time, in front of the audience. Why do some products succeed spectacularly and others never take off?

Know When To Declare Defeat And Toss Out A Bad Idea – Do Not Be Afraid To Say, “That Baby Be Ugly!”

InfoChachkie

Startups consistently identify more ideas and opportunities than they have the time or resources to pursue, such as potential partnerships, new products, entering emerging markets, etc. Idea Cronyism. Ideas with the most votes proceed to the next stage of evaluation.

Insights and Opinions: How to Decide if You Have a Business Or Just an Idea

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Do you have a real business in front of you, or just an idea? Read the rest of Matt's article, How to Decide if You Have a Business Or Just an Idea. attorney lawyer legal opinion insights advice startup idea business crowley matt

StockTwits: Twitter Hijacked Our Idea

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Stocktwits developed the idea of click-able stock tickers, allowing users to search for conversations about certain stocks on the micro-messaging site, as well as through partners like CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, and others. San Diego-based Stocktwits , the online, finance focused micro-messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, has a problem: Twitter just made stock tickers on the site clickable, replicating a major feature of Stocktwits.

Marketing Idea Clinic

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 12, 2009 -- TCVN invites you to attend its Marketing Idea Clinic/Workshop Bring real-world issues and your own business problems before experts and watch in real-time as they slay your marketing challenges. See [link] (more

Marketing Idea Clinic/Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 5, 2009 -- TCVN invites you to attend its Marketing Idea Clinic/Workshop. Bring real-world issues and your own business problems before experts and watch in real-time as they slay your marketing challenges. See [link] (more

TEDx USC ??Ideas Empowered?? Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 -- TEDx USC Ideas Empowered Conference. TEDx USC Ideas Empowered conference will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at USC's Bovard Auditorium. Save the date! See [link] (more

How To Protect Your Ideas

SoCal Tech Calendar

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEAS and ADD VALUE TO YOUR COMPANY; Our speaker is MARK GOLDSTEIN, Attorney at Law, SoCal IP Law Group LLP. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 -- CLEAN TECHNOLOGY LEADERS CONFERENCE. Mark is an Intellectual Property authority who counsels individuals on obtaining patent protection for their products and trademarks, slogans and names in the United States and internationally. See [link] (more