John Vrionis, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

This is an interview of John Vrionis, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, about LSVP Summer Fellowships, a program that he founded for aspiring student entrepreneurs.  The 10 week mentorship program provides $10,000 per team member, an additional $5000 spending money and office space in Menlo Park, CA.  Fellows are under no obligation to Lightspeed, & Lightspeed receives no equity as part of the program.  The application deadline is March 22nd 2013.

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MuckerLab, a tech startup accelerator in Los Angeles

MuckerLab, a tech startup accelerator in Los Angeles

Plain white walls with minimal decorations. Bare exposed ceiling in an open space. Ample lighting. Long, complex calculus equations on one whiteboard; web performance metrics and long list of beta customers on another. Engineers toil over long lines of code on big monitor screens. There is an air of seriousness here. This is MuckerLab.

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Startup Chile

Startup Chile

Startup Chile is a program by Chile government to attract startup entrepreneurs from around the world to accelerate their businesses in Chile. Each startup is given $40K in grant (equity free), co-working space and 1 year Chilean visa. The 6-month program provides workshops and a network of mentors and industry partners from around the world. Started less than 2 years ago, alums of the program have gone on to 500Startups, TechStars, or raised over $1M each in VC funding.

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Interview of Paul Bricault, Founder/Managing Director of Amplify.LA

Interview of Paul Bricault, Founder/Managing Director of Amplify.LA

Amplify.LA is a new startup accelerator in Los Angeles that provides $50K seed funding, office space and hands-on mentorship to tech startup entrepreneurs. Paul Bricault, Founder of Amplify.LA, was a partner at Greycoft Venture and a veteran startup investor, with an impressive portfolio of such companies as Beach Mint, Burstly, ContextLogic, Gamesalad, Needly, Mtime, Pose and Wide Orbit. In this interview, Paul shared with us the grand vision for Amplify.LA in shaping the Los Angeles tech startup ecosystem and the investment philosophy used in selecting startups to the program.

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Amplify.LA event “Fundraising & the Process of Selling your company”

Amplify.LA event “Fundraising & the Process of Selling your company”

Amplify is a hands-on startup accelerator and multi-faceted entrepreneurial campus in Los Angeles. They are hosting a sold-out panel on “Fundraising & the Process of Selling Your Company” this Weds (3/21) at 6:30pm PST. You can catch the live webcast of the event right here.

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Live webcast March 20th 4pm PST – StartEngine Accelerator Demo Day

Live webcast March 20th 4pm PST – StartEngine Accelerator Demo Day

LA-based startup accelerator StartEngine is bringing together its first class of startups with 100+ investors from San Francisco and Los Angeles at its first demo day. This is the live webcast of the Demo Day.

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