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.Read More
Brandon Bruce is the Co-founder of CirrusPath, a company that produces Cirrus Insight as an advanced integration tool for Salesforce and Gmail. Cirrus Insight shows Salesforce leads and contacts inside Gmail inbox. Data such as contact information, activity history, cases and sales opportunities are exchanged and full integrated across both platforms. In this interview, Brandon shares with us their journey, since the idea inception in less than a year ago, to becoming one of the top apps in the Salesforce AppExchange.Read More
Brad Feld is one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner.
Foundry Group recently raised their third fund of $235M. In this interview, we discussed his investment philosophy, how to reach him, his books and his personal life.Read More
Brad Keywell is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses. He is the co-founder and Director of Groupon. Here is a recording of Brad’s keynote talk at Social Media Week, a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media happened in 14 cities around the globe.Read More
MobileCampLA brought together mobile developers, enthusiasts, explorers and professionals to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobile technology. Here is the live recording of the keynote talk by Greg Wilson (Adobe Director of Evangelism) and some photos of the event.Read More
Eric Reiss is the celebrated author of three books, including the recently published Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better. He is the CEO of The FatDUX Group, an international user-experience design company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are some notes and photos from his workshop.Read More
SoCalCodeCamp is a community driven event for developers from all platforms, programming languages and discriplines to come and learn from their peers. SoCalCodeCamp 2012 just happened this weekend. Here are the slides of one of the talk at the event and some photos, capturing this great gathering of the geeks.Read More
Ship Mate (shipmateapp.com) is the most popular mobile app for individuals going on a cruise. It’s available for the iPhone and Android and has the largest and most active user base of any existing mobile, cruise-community. Features include Cruise Chat, Countdown, Ship & Port Info, Excursions, Postcards, Web Cams, Ship Tracking, Packing Checklist, Budget, Image Gallery, and much more!Read More
Apps on Tap is a community of App Developers, App UX Designers as well as Business and Entrepreneurs looking to get information on building apps.Read More
Here is a recording of Tech Co-Founder Dating (TCD.LA) panel on the topic of the CEO and CTO relationship. The panel speakers are proven CEOs and CTOs who run some of the most incredible companies in LA.Read More
This is the video recording of Kevin Winston’s fourth Digital LA – RealTech Startup Showcase: We Got Funded! panel with LA startup founders who shared how they recently got funded – and give 5-minute pitches of their winning fund-raising presentations they pitched to investors. Founders described their road to funding, including meeting with the right investors, angels, VCs, negotiating deal terms, determining rounds and series levels, and more.Read More
Will Von Bernuth is the founder of AppMyWorld (AppMyWorld.com), a review aggregation and ranking site for iOS apps. AppMyWorld is a review aggregation site for iOS, iPhone and iPad from around the web. It aggregates professional reviews and provide a ranking score for each app.Read More
TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. It reveals an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests, and more to the stage. Don’t miss the fireside chat with Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook.Read More
Tim Sae Koo is the Founder of HypeMarks, a web discovery engine based on social relevancy. HypeMarks recently graduated from StartEngine first program. In this interview, Tim shares with us his vision for the site.Read More
Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor with a portfolio of about 15 tech startups. This week, I interviewed Dan about his investment philosophy and his advices for entrepreneurs in raising money.
ThrdPlace is a mobile and web platform for crowd source and crowd-funding community development projects. The platform allows people to connect based on shared community interests, share resources and improve community. The team partners with such organizations as Whole Foods Market to build community vegetable and fruit gardens; or CicLAvias to temporarily remove cars from LA streets to promote community walk, skating and bike ride. This is an interview of the Co-founder DeKoven Ashley.Read More
Please join us at the Entrepreneurs Conference “Vision in Action” at UCLA on May 11th. Here are some of the reasons why you should check it out:
- VC Mark Suster, GRP Parnters, will be the keynote speaker.
- Our Founder, Giang Biscan, will be speaking on the “Managing Growth” panel.
- $1,000 Fast Pitch Competition – judged by John Babcock, Partner at Rustic Canyon, Sam Teller, Managing Partner at Launchpad LA, and others.
- Early Bird Registration Discount has been extended to April 28
BrandStand is a startup building an image surveying tool to help brands identify effective and targetted images for ad campaigns. The founders, Jad Meouchy and Jason Hitchcock, graduated from StartEngine 1st accelerator program.Read More