The Weird and Wonderful Business Of California

YoungUpstarts

But then, there’s a lot more to California – a state which has been racking up the weirdness since even before it became a state, all the way back in 1850. Monarch lived out the rest of his days in captivity, and is now a taxidermy exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.

In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years.

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A Path Forward in California!

OnlyOnce

A Path Forward in California! I’m even more thrilled today to announce the launch of a Path Forward program in California with six top tech companies — Go Daddy , Demandbase , CloudFlare , Coursera , Instacart and Zendesk.

Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California

YFS Magazine

million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25

Aceable Expands its Mobile Drivers Ed App into California

SiliconHills

Aceable launched its mobile app to teach teens to drive in California this week. The Aceable app is available for iOS and Android […] The post Aceable Expands its Mobile Drivers Ed App into California appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Aceable California Florida TexasThe Austin-based startup reported as of Tuesday teens between the ages of 15 and 17 and a half years old can now fulfill their 25 hour classroom requirement on Aceable’s mobile app.

[Video] TED Talk: Startups Aren’t Just For California

YoungUpstarts

Elizabeth Edwards, author of “ Startup: The Complete Handbook for Launching a Company for Less ” ( our review of the book here ), recently presented a talk at TEDxXavierUniversity about startups and venture funding.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

SoCal CTO

He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?

SoCal CTO

This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case). I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow.

California Now First State To Make Ride-Sharing Legit

ReadWriteStart

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously today to regulate the ride-sharing industry. to officially acknowledge ride-sharing service businesses, California could set a precedent that may bring more regulation to the industry in other states.

U.C. Santa Cruz Commencement Speech – 2019

Steve Blank

I was honored to give the commencement speech at the University of California Santa Cruz, right down the road from the ranch. The agency that regulates land use on all 1100 miles of the California Coast. California Coastal Commission Commencement Speeches Conservation

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Tim Berry – The California Tour Edition

Up and Running

Even while traveling and teaching full day classes, Tim continues to bring daily content. Did you miss one? That’s ok, I’ve got you covered. Is All Good Business Inherently Social Enterprise? I liked the phrase social entrepreneurship instantly when I first heard it.

Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin

SiliconHills

The Bakersfield Californian reports Lightspeed has about 80 employees and most of […] The post Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Lightspeed Systems, which makes education software, announced plans to relocate all of its operations and employees from Bakersfield, Calif. to Austin.

Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia

Feld Thoughts

If you support the Startup Visa and are in the congressional district for Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), Darrell Issa (CA-49), or Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) I’d like to talk to you – please drop me an email. Startup Visa

California Passes Legislation Creating New Structures for Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Fortunately, California Governon Jerry Brown signed into law Benefit Corporation (!B The passage of this law creates two options for socially responsible business models in California.

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? The California Sunday Magazine tells stories about people and culture and ideas in California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience.

What is the Difference Between GDPR and CCPA?

The Startup Magazine

Two recent laws that are affecting many businesses are the General Data Protection Regulation law, or GDPR, and the California Consumer Privacy Act law, or CCPA. The CCPA demands that all businesses that collect data on California residents must be compliant.

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. That’s why developers on the California coast love farming.

How Businesses Can Be Sustainable And Profitable

The Startup Magazine

A huge example of this is playing out right now in California. the electric provider for the vast majority of Northern California, has not been responsible for proper maintenance on their power lines and facilities.

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave. With this passage, California becomes the first state in the Union to require all employers, regardless of size, to offer sick leave to its employees. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR.

Can a California company have unpaid interns?

Startup Company Lawyer

On April 7, 2010, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued an opinion letter addressing the requirements employers must meet in order to have unpaid interns in compliance with California law. However altruistic their reasons, employers must be aware that California and federal law severely limit the circumstances under which such internships can be unpaid. (The following is from a WSGR client alert.).

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

In the past, large numbers of Philly’s top students flocked to California, New York, and Chicago after graduation. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of America. The town that introduced the world to Rocky Balboa and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia gets called a lot of things.

Rusty Tweed Explores How Sustainability is Impacting the Construction Industry

The Startup Magazine

In California, regulators have forwarded a measure to have buildings achieve zero net energy consumption. He has written many articles on this topic and initiated a number of projects, including a solar energy venture to promote the use of renewable energy in California.

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Top Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before Any Business Venture

The Startup Magazine

Capital Raising Entrepreneurship Legal insight Austin Business idea Business plan business venture California creditors entrepreneurs financial records Funding Harvard Business Review investors jobs legal liability Marketing Strategy motivation Property Risk strategy transactions

Turning a Side Hustle into a Real Business

The Startup Magazine

One way to set up in business is to get an LLC California based to make your start. When registering an LLC California located , there are certain steps and procedures to follow to do it correctly. There’s a great deal of talk about everyone having a side hustle these days.

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Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

Steve Blank

For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The California coast is a panorama of open farm fields and hundreds of miles of undeveloped land. Filed under: California Coastal Commission. California Coastal Commission

Startup Lessons: 4 Companies Facing Product Lawsuits

The Startup Magazine

One notable example occurred recently in May of 2019, when a jury in California required Bayer, which had acquired Monsanto back in 2018, to compensate a couple $2 billion for failing to properly release the potential dangers of Roundup.

Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Click here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Matt Coffin (Los Angeles). link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Paige Craig (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link].

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

socaltech.com

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Accelerator Crazy In Southern California.

Going Out With His Boots On

Steve Blank

With 37 mllion people it’s remarkable that California has one of the most pristine and unspoiled coastline in the United States. ———– California Dreaming. It goes through quintessential California beach towns right out of the 1950′s.

How to Start Up a Computer Repair Business In 2019

The Startup Magazine

If you are looking to start a computer repair in Redding a beautiful city in Northern California, here are some tips on how you can make that dream a reality in 2019. Computer problems can happen to anyone.

Future-Proofing Your Startup’s Compliance

The Startup Magazine

Legal insight Staffing accountability British Airways California CCPA compliance compliance strategy data breach data security Employees Gamification GDPR investors markets merger predictive analytics privacy regulations reputation workforce

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

www.socaltech.com

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

The Advantages of Slow Growth for StartUps

The Startup Magazine

Research from the Universities of California, Berkley and Stanford University found that a big problem for many failed tech start-ups was premature scaling, essentially businesses growing too fast.

Rare event in Palo Alto today: fireside chat with Lifograph and Microsoft

The Startup Magazine

Event California event Lifograph Microsoft Silicon ValleyMicrosoft General Manager Dave Mendlen is in Palo Alto today to participate in a rare fireside chat with the CEO of Lifograph, Dea Wilson.

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Solving Hard Problems: Traptic’s Harvesting Robots

K9 Ventures

And over 90% of the US strawberry production happens in California, within a short driving distance from Traptic’s headquarters in Sunnyvale. K9 Portfolio Company Ag-Tech Agriculture California Harvest Robotics Harvesting Robots Robotics Strawberries Strawberry Strawberry Picker Trapti

Top 5 Startups Emerging in 2018

The Startup Magazine

Already, the company has a permit to test its self-driving cars in California. Three every second; 11,000 every hour; 100 million every year. That, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report , is how many new startups are launched. Source: Pixabay.

FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

They provide the ability for borrowers to loan for luxury markets and areas such as New York City and some areas of California where home prices are very high. Using a home loan can often help you have capital available for your startup.

Living The SoCal Chillax Life With Just Chill

YoungUpstarts

What’s better than chilling out on a Southern California beach? Chilling on a Southern California beach with a great drink in hand, believes The Chill Group. Ideaspotting Chill Group food & beverage Just Chill Southern California United States