Startup Mentors

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Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor? Great question and I believe that just like finding a Technical Advisor for your startup is critical, finding a good mentor is critical. Mentor vs. Advisor Generally when I talk about startup mentors and advisors, I distinguish them in terms of: Mentor focus is You: The marketing person above is looking for someone to help them with their personal challenge. The same is true of your advisors and mentors.

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MealswithMentors.com Connects People With Mentors

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How do you find someone to help mentor you with your goals, career, or other aspirations? Los Angeles-based Mealswithmentors.com has one way: let you take those mentors out to lunch. The startup, headed by Evan Aaronson, said this week that its site will help connect people with mentors, by taking those mentors out to coffee or lunch at the mentor's favorite restaurant. mealswithmentors mentor mentoring help career marketplace startup

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Insights and Opinions: Startup Mentors

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Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor? Great question and I believe that just like finding a technical advisor for your startup is critical, finding a good mentor is critical. Read the rest of Tony's advice on Finding A Startup Mentor.

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Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?

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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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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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StartEngine May Mentor Mixer

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 -- StartEngine May Mentor Mixer. See [link].

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

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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

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I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital.

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LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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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.". Besides meeting new mentors and exchanging business cards, the main focus of the night were the pitches. mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

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Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure

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It provides a two-year mentoring and education program, and then lifelong membership in a global network where members have been screened for integrity and other character traits. (A If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the recent flurry of news stories about sexual harassment and gender bias in the tech sector, the Kauffman Fellows program isn’t a bad place to start.

Entrepreneur Mentoring Session

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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. The goal of the group's first event is to introduce entrepreneurs/researchers to experienced mentors, in a working session environment, so that both sides can see if there is mutual interest in continuing to work together.

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Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio

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Launched last fall, a nonprofit mentoring program for women in healthcare and biotech has already signed up about 100 women, according to its founder.

Ask the Career Expert: “Why Do I Need a Mentor?”

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The following is a guest post from Laurel House, an author, lifestyle mentor, and contributing blogger for Campus Explorer. Question: ”Why do I need a mentor? When should I start looking for a mentor and how do I find a one?”. Finding Your Mentor.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

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Saturday, December 6, 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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Find Your Mentor: Here’s How…

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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.

Entrepreneur Mentor Society

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Saturday, November 22, 2008 -- Saturday Speaker 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

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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

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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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SVB Presents Amplify Mentor Series with Zefr

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 -- SVB Presents Amplify Mentor Series with Zefr. ZEFR Founders, Zach James and Richard Raddon, will give a presentation on the founding of ZEFR. ZEFR provides solutions for professional content owners on YouTube and has built a premium network that brings together the largest and most diverse collection of movies, television, music and sports content.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society KICKOFF Mixer

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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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Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups

Xconomy

Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Radicle named Pyle, who is now the CEO of BaseHealth, a Silicon Valley healthtech developer of analytic software, as a venture partner in a statement released last week.

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

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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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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. The post Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video appeared first on TechZulu.

Startup Next Opens Los Angeles Applications

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According to Startup Next, it helps startups prepare for accelerators and seed investment, using mentors and other founders to help startups with pitches, and puts them through a series of weekly seminars around pitching their company, market sizing, finding product/market/fit, and other topis. startupnext startup next techstars angeles precellerator mentor mentoring session application deadline

Karlin Ventures Looks To Help Develop LA's Rising Tech Leaders With Program

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According to the firm, the new fellowship program will help mentor vice president level managers of growing LA startup, to help those leaders grow. The company said it will help mentor those leaders in areas such as business development, marketing, engineering, and product management. karlin ventures mentor mentoring mentorship product management

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Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester

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The Los Angeles chapter of the Founder Insitute , the startup incubation program run locally by Ken Rutkowski, is gearing up for its Spring Semester, saying that it has added a number of new mentors for the semester.

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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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Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women

Xconomy

When the topic of encouraging more female leadership in the startup economy arises, discussions usually center on what women entrepreneurs should do differently. How they should present with greater authority, or how they should “dress the part” for their next investor pitch.

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.

San Diego Founder Institute Deadline Nears

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The Founder Institute says its mentors in San Diego include such local execs as Brian Dear of Eventful, Joe Bezdek of DivX, Jon Carder of MOGL, and Jimmy Hendricks and Patrick Dillon of Deal Current. classes mentoring startups diego institute founder

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.

President Obama To Honor USC Professor With Math, Science Award

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A University of Southern California professor with a specialty in robotics is one of eleven individuals being honored by President Obama next week, as part of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring are given each year to individuals who have mentored students studying science or engineering.

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ThisWeekIn Expands Network

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