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Startup Mentors


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.

MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100


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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LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors


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

amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

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amSTATZ is an online community that brings fitness professionals, athletes and fitness events together into one place. For the event organizer: Exposure to a new channel of would-be participants – fitness-focused athletes who are dedicated to athletic training. Events pay a listing fee.

Silicon Beach Expands with Santa Clarita’s Startup Weekend Nov. 13 -15

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Santa Clarita Startup Weekend is a grassroots event, organized by five volunteers who currently live in the Santa Clarita Valley. Event: A three-day event that encourages a fun and engaging environment for startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

TechZulu, Grubwithus and Earbits Present: Hacktoons With Special Guest John K.!

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TechZulu is teaming up with Los Angeles based companies Earbit s and Grubwithus , to bring you a one-of-a-kind hackathon event. is actually willing to join the fun and wants to build something awesome during the event! Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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In addition to venture capital investing, Alyse is the co-founder of the group Women in Venture (W+V), a board member of the Women’s Crypto Association and a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center’s Bitcoin Accelerator. Sponsorship opportunities for events.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Abrams, Jim Wiatt, and Zach James have presented at Amplify’s Wednesday evening mentor events. The events, started by Docstoc’s Jason Nazar, draw over 500 of LA’s startup crowd each month. Events: Digital LA / Silicon Beach Fest. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

Friendship + Mentorship = Friendtorship


However, this research suggests that the events that end up being most important in our lives, the events that bring us the most happiness and also carry the potential for the most pain, are social events — moments of connecting to others and feeling their connections to us.”.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


In addition to Silicon Beach Fest, we also held Digital LA events at Sundance, SXSW, E3, Comic-Con, and in London during the Olympics. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world this year?

Batch 8 500 Startups Demo Day | Our Top Ten

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This was a chance to blow open the story on their companies, to address a room full of potential investors, mentors, partners, customers, and press. After the event, we caught up, Parker Thompson , Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) charged with leading Batch 8.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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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. We did have over 500 registered for the event, and more than 60 speakers, mentors and judges.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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Dan Dato , Mentor at upStart.LA. We currently have sponsorship slots open If you would like to be part of this amazing event and show your support for TechZulu. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

“Built In L.A.” the New Online Community for Startups

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Keeping track of all the new companies, funding, networking and events going on across town is challenging. They immediately have access to beta testers, investors, mentors, incubators and accelerators that can keep on eye out for them on a peer sharing platform.”.

President Obama To Honor USC Professor With Math, Science Award


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.

StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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There is a mentor program that accompanies the class. Each entrepreneur will be paired with Coaches and Mentors to receive critical feedback designed to test and probe their assumptions every step of the way.

UCI TechPortal Event

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 -- UCI TechPortal Event. TechPortal is a one-stop shop for fledgling companies; the nearly 1,500-square-foot incubator offers affordable space, access to facilities and services, business programs, expertise and mentoring for up to eight companies at a time. On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Calit2 will unveil a new technology business incubator located in the institute's building at UC Irvine.

UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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Although put together by UCLA its not just a UCLA Student event. On Friday night during the 48hr startup event, participants arrive motivated to start new technology companies. 2:00pm – Mentors help teams one-on-one.


Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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There are so many activities and events that have sprouted this year to support the thriving tech scene in Southern California. These events, and others like them, take place all around the country and even the world! But a wise mentor of mine said, “Go with your gut!

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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This way we keep the questions fresh and up to date with current events. Event Details. What: Spotlight Series Event. For Events at Baxter Lecture Hall: Traveling west on the 210 freeway or east on the 134/210 freeway, take the Hill Avenue off-ramp and proceed south on Hill. We leverage our network in the Los Angeles community to provide members with access to potential employees, mentors and investors. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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The event will take place Thursday, Febuary 2, at 7pm. Every ticket includes FREE appetizer and cocktail reception after the event for you all to mix and mingle. We leverage our network in the Los Angeles community to provide members with access to potential employees, mentors and investors. Providing more than just money, TCA brings connections, knowledge, mentoring and operational assistance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas.

Prototype Day | Doers Not Dreamers

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With the help of your team, you flush out your ideas on the business model canvas and mentors will guide you through the process. For more information and to register for the event please visit Prototype Day.

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Come Check Out a Very Important LA Tech Event on June 1st

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Tomorrow LA is hosting an important tech event - please consider registering and coming by. A special thanks to Jason Lehmbeck , founder & ceo of DataPop , a great LA startup of which I have been a long-standing fan, for championing this event and bringing it to my attention.

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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The panel addressed everything from giving a breakdown on the differences between each of their events to how they got accepted (or rejected).

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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All in a room at the University of Southern California Silicon Beach Event on September 18th, 2013. The second annual USC Silicon Beach event, hosted by the four professional schools at USC, featured a pitch competition and a conference filled with informational panels and interviews.

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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We hear they might bring something special to this event….wonder Every ticket includes a FREE appetizers and cocktail reception after the event for you all to mix and mingle. Event Details. What: Spotlight Series Event. Its Time! Its Time!

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! We hear they might bring something special to this event….wonder Event Details. What: Spotlight Series Event. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Event Details. What: Spotlight Series Event. For Events at Baxter Lecture Hall: Traveling west on the 210 freeway or east on the 134/210 freeway, take the Hill Avenue off-ramp and proceed south on Hill. Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

Angelhack | A New Breed of Hackathon

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We’ve all heard of or participated in weekend hackathon events, like Startup Weekend or #Hackfest. The creators of Angelhack regonized the importance of education and unlike other hackathon events, teams and individuals are provided with the added resources they need to succeed – team building, mentorship, and investor pitch education. Disclaimer, I am a mentor for this event.

LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program


Among the areas the two will work on are working with investors, companies and others in creating programs and events targeted at the entrepreneurial community, and connecting start-ups, entrepreneurs and prospective venture capital and mentors.

Paving The Way For Future Women Entrepreneurs | Technovation LA Pitch Night

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Entrepreneurship : Through working with their mentors, each team acted as a startup, conducting market research for their pitch presentations. Entrepreneurship Events Social News Startup Dave Siemer Eva Ho FOX entertainment Iridescent Karen Jashinsky Lucy Hood Technovations Challenge USC

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I


We've defined an accelerator program as a class-based, limited-time program which ties mentors, educational events, and often, seed funding, to help ideas become startups, and to help get startups to the point where they are fund-able.

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Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition


Here is what Liu and Huang did to tweak their approach to the 2017 event based on these lessons learned: “Get to the church on time.” Put it in the slides: At the 2016 event, Liu & Huang overlooked the need to include some of their key findings in their slide deck.