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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Do you need to process user-contributed media? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Tell me about the business.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Do you need to process user-contributed media? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Tell me about the business.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

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Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

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Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

USC's Silicon Beach Awards and Presentations (Discount Code)

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I was just down at Demo Day for the USC Incubator. They had some pretty high quality companies presenting. just found out about a great award opportunity for people connected to USC (or who can figure out a connection in time). also have a discount code below for the event. Silicon Beach Awards deadline is September 2!! com/ 2.

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Startup CTO Speaking

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Evolving Role of Social Networks for Startups In this talk, Tony traces the evolution of how startups have leveraged social networks and social media as part of their solutions over the past ten years. So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups. Tony has a Ph.D.

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Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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10 Tips for Enterprise Software Startups - ReadWriteStart , November 16, 2010 I started my career in enterprise software in the 1980s and after some years working in other areas (outsourcing and online media) I am back in the enterprise software game. cannot recommend it enough for people in the technology or media sectors. At once.

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Match Algorithm and Inputs

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This post is another in my series around Matching that includes Social Media Matching , Matching Algorithms , and Match Performance Support.

Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison

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It was great to hear from a long, lost colleague the other day. Remind me about your background Steve? You can see more on my LinkedIn profile: [link].

Social Media for Service Professionals

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I'm trying to build a network of people who can help with this as I discussed in Los Angeles Social Media Starters. This is that post. Linkbait.

Social Media Matching

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People seem to be missing the really big picture of the value of social media and really the Internet for that matter. Ignore what social networks and social media looks like today. Instead, go solve the big interesting problem: Social Media Matching. Call it relationship inflation. It used to mean someone you could count on.

Los Angeles Social Media Starters

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find myself speaking at various venues in Los Angeles to tell people (most often service providers) about how I've used social media and particularly my blogs, LinkedIn, twitter and topic hubs as part of my own services business. I'm hoping you can help me figure out who I should be connecting with on this. What's their specific niche?

Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects – More Ideas

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Based on a question I posted in LinkedIn, Serena Ehrlich posted How to Use Social Media to Find Prospects. and provides the following list of suggestions for ways to use social media to build a reputation and to reach prospects. Or Sell a House. They still will need ways to get this out to an audience. Thanks for the thoughts Serena.

Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi

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hadn't talked to her in a while and then because of a presentation I did around Social Media for Service Professionals she and I reconnected.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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What were those and how is that changing now given how things are changing in social media? Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A. In L.A.,

SEO for Startups

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By the way – getting links in social media – mentions on twitter, links on Facebook. This isn't the first time I've had this same conversation.

Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles – Cliff Allen

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Are you leveraging social media at all? Cliff, remind me about your background? in 1998. Hey, radio. Great stuff. That's great to hear. world?

More Web Events in Los Angeles

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Social media week Los Angeles Runs week of Sept 20 - 24. Lots of scattered events around LA on social media. I’ve updated my earlier post on Networking Events Los Angeles with some great suggestions from Lorin Cha who I just met through LinkedIn. Here were the new ones: LeanLA Startup Circle Meetup I’ve gone to a couple of these.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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A while ago I posted about Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking where I recommended that people should look at who's attending the event prior to going to the event in order to make their networking more effective. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post. And I think it hurts them in attendance.

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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We’re Living In The Dark Ages Of Social Media - rosskimbarovsky.com , August 9, 2010 If you believe the media and social media “experts&# , we’re living in the Renaissance of social media. Rick Ross. clearly didn’t cause this.” How it happens. More tiers = more complication = more confusion. Same goes for television.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010

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That’s @MeganBerry to you, blogger and social media expert, marketing manager of Klout.com. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person. Interesting patterns emerged: Everyone makes the same classes of error. Ganglia. Rarely.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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So true, so true, and that's the perspective you must adopt to become adroit in social media." Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. Here are the top 30 along with a brief snippet from the post. The interviewer asks some questions and the interviewee does the same. Now I have.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Now, thanks to social media, you don't have to outspend. Through advertising or direct sales, these sites harvest intent. A FB ad targeted at one person (my wife) - Gabriel Weinberg , May 14, 2010 The other day I gave a presentation with Steve Welch on the use of social media in politics. You could just outspend. It is to out friend.

Matching

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This is where I’ll keep my list of these posts, related articles and posts from other sources: Social Media Matching – Looks at how in many ways, everything is matching. I guess it was bound to happen, I now seem to be writing a series of posts around Matching. Social Filtering – Content matching based on social signals.

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson

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Vince: I’m an author, speaker and management consultant with a special expertise in online media sales. also serve as CEO of a small media companies that profile “Tomorrow’s Most Exciting People Today”. More Visible Networking? this time with Vince Thompson. You’ve got a REALLY diverse background. What’s the short version?

16 Great Startup Posts from March

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Evidence that Facebook Works as Marketing Tool - The Entrepreneurial Mind , March 2, 2010 While we hear about the power of social media as marketing tools, especially for those trying to bootstrap their businesses, but just how effective is it? There are MANY of them. You might be surprised why this is the case. And it made me sad.

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Technology Roles in Startups

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I’ve worked with 30+ early-stage companies in all sorts of capacities (and spoken to many, many more), so I thought it might be worthwhile trying to classify the various ways that I’ve engaged in different technology roles in startups. Later he posted about his experience in Challenges of Startups. Each situation is just a bit different.

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Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

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It’s something I speak about quite a bit (see Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects and Social Media for Service Professionals ). Poogling events/webinar, radio show expansion and social media relationships and events. That all sounds easy. ;) What are you doing with social media to drive business for MakeItWork?

Startup Version 1.0

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For us, then, V1.0 is really the first version we will send to the media for initial reviews and then also make available as part of a private beta distribution with a limited number of invites, maybe 500 total. Great post by Mark Geller What Goes in V1.0? He talks about something that I end up discussing a lot with startups. and so on.

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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I'm going to be working with people like Cliff and Steve Gilison (see Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles ) and Tom Humbarger (see Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects ) to create this online business networking group for Los Angeles. And, since he's using a public blog anyone can join the conversation. focus?

Visible Networking

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Social Media / Online Networking – Better Use of Time I present a fair amount on the topic of how to use social media. The same Friday as the LA CTO Forum with Mark Suster, I presented to a group of about 40-50 mostly service providers on use of social media to build your reputation and grow your business. More often 4.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium.

Map of VC Investments

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Los Angeles Social Media Starters What is Visible Networking? He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

F2F Still Matters

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Los Angeles Social Media Starters What is Visible Networking? As an aside, I personally question that view. Weve done one so far, and its great.

Southern California Tech Central

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You can see that he talks about: Marketing , Metrics , Customer and Social Media more than most. The goal is to create a place where it's easy to find current and highly relevant content. And perhaps to stimulate new connections. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Startup Business Model Considerations

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Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years. How’s that for duality. Business - how are you actually going to make money? many more (please comment below

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Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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From BBM's web site: media RSS - extensions to RSS subscription format to support time based media, enclosures, copyrights and other meta-data needed for media. Whether they originate in IM, message board trheads, mail lists or blog posts - conversations can be brought together, made re-enrant and be enhanced with media.

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