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Startup Mentors


I've had several Startup CTO Consulting sessions recently where it became apparent that the Founder needed help with the business and product as much or more than the technology. Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor. Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor?

Austin Start-up MailLift Joins 500 Startups

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I met fellow hustler Brian Curliss about 2 years ago at a Startup Weekend event that I was covering. So what is MailLift ?

The seven attributes of a highly successful start–up CEO


I met Kirsten Mangers several years ago after she successfully sold her startup, Webvisible. Teacher, tutor, and mentor. Culture Maven.

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Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?


Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. Six Roles Of Mentors. Know the business.

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

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So what did it take for Gaga to break out and what does Troy preach to startups? Startup LessonsSame with Gaga. She was disruptive.

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


Despite what you might think, you are never too old to benefit from the helpful guidance of a mentor. Don''t Always Look Up. Think again. Connects People With Mentors


How do you find someone to help mentor you with your goals, career, or other aspirations? Los Angeles-based has one way: let you take those mentors out to lunch. mealswithmentors mentor mentoring help career marketplace startupREAD MORE>>.

MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100


Are you a startup founder wishing you could find someone more experience to help meet other entrepeneurs, get some advice, and help you figure out the issues you face? According to Diep, the group is now holding one event a month to connect mentors and mentees. mentornight mentor startup angeles help advice incubator accelerator

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. So what if you’re already a mid-stage startup. I’m not one of those.

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Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Many startup companies hire advisory boards. So you set up advisory meetings.

Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women


We all bear some responsibility for creating a more diverse startup community. I would like to change the narrative.

The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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This is part of my series on Startup Advice. I probably will jump in with a few questions about their industry and start a discussion.

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Insights and Opinions: Find A Mentor


How do you figure out the best way to advance your career or your startup? Read Nick Hulse's full article on finding a mentor.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups


We caught up with co-founder and General Manager Noramay Cadena to learn more about the accelerator. What exactly is a hardware accelerator?

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Startup CTO or Developer


In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. A good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Fun Fact: Get on the Startups Uncensored mailing list.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


Dan Dato: The quickest way to describe it is it's a Techstars-like, YCombinator-like startup accelerator. April 1st we basically started.

Financing a Start-Up

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Virgina Lorimor There are several options for financing a start-up business that tend to follow a natural course in a business’ development: Personal Investment. This is where all entrepreneurs have to start. Remember, help is only a mentor away. Tags: Funding General financing funding startup SBA Programs.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. And so that’s what Stanford did, so it was set up in that model. Now, her career has come to a close.

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors


StartEngine , the startup accelerator, which launched earlier this year with ten hopeful businesses, is now in the middle of its third and largest class to date. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. They need a lot of practice.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


We spoke with two of the founder of K5Launch, Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, to learn more about their efforts to start up its accelerator here.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success


When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. This is one of the essential ingredients that make up a sustainable startup community.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Names New Startup Class


The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars has announced the next class of startups to join the healthcare accelerator, saying this morning that it has added eight startups to what will be the second class for the program. cedars sinai startup accelerator healthcare techstars incubatorREAD MORE>>.

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K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator


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23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream


Bob Wood – Public Servant CEO & Mentor Extraordinaire. A mentor see you in your potential, sees who you could be. ”. billion.

Insights and Opinions: Startup Mentors


Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor. Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor?


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

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. Our Panelist Include.

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

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Many startups now go through accelerators and have mentors passing through each day with advice – usually it’s conflicting.

Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester


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Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

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We caught up with the CEO William Zell. We adhere to Lean Startup principles and will listen to our users to develop the features they desire.

New Startup Incubator Launches At Loyola Marymount


There's a new, startup incubator in town in West Los Angeles--this time, launching out of Loyola Marymount University and its College of Business.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


I received a great question via LinkedIn: I'm the founding engineer and working hard to launch my startup. What can I do to best equip myself to step up when the need to officially fill this role arises? I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. What options do we have?

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10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup — Spook Studio — Medium

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No clear vision or purpose This should be the starting point for any startup founder, but it’s often overlooked. Startups are next.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Open source computing, which reduced costs to start a company by 90%. Startup Lessons Why Now?

ThisWeekIn Expands Network


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Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


1) Get A Mentor. "I "I started the site when I was 19. " Creating and sustain a successful startups is beyond difficult.

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My Number One Advice for Startups or VCs: Conviction > Consensus

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I think newer associates are surprised by how blunt we are with each other but I’ll always remember the words of my mentor our founding partner, Yves Sisteron, who said, “reciprocity makes for terrible investment decisions.” Sometimes this feedback is sufficient to start to erode his confidence in pursuing the deal.

Insights and Opinions: LA's Startups Accelerators As NCAA Football Conferences


Ryan compares the many emerging startup incubators, accelerators, and mentorship programs to NCAA Football Conferences. LAunchpaLA (the SEC).

This is How Startups “Level Up” After Raising Money

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In a VC business when you raise additional capital you need to “level up” and act the round you are. I’d say 20% of startups I see level-up early after their A round. These are important leveling-up activities but the CEO is often still up at 10pm f **g around with QuickBooks entries. Level up.