HOTB Software Solutions
HOTB is a highly experienced software development company that provides in-kind angel capital to startup entrepreneurs with a viable technology based business. HOTB helps startups bridge the gap between their friends and family round and their venture capital round by subsidizing expensive technology needs. HOTB specializes in building custom software platforms to provide certainty of execution, experience, credibility, security and compliance. Additionally, HOTB Ventures has been formed for instances of passive investment when software development is not needed.

Manatt
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.

TriNet
Tech companies partner with TriNet Passport to compete for top talent by using our bundled HR products that cover the core services of payroll, fortune 100 benefits, risk and compliance, a scalable HR team all on a cloud platform. TriNet reduces the time businesses spend managing HR and administrative issues while providing enterprise-grade cloud capabilities. This enables entrepreneurs and management to focus on what’s important from raising funds to driving revenue. Join hundreds of executives in high tech who have experienced the TriNet Passport difference, working for companies in hardware, software, SaaS and telecommunications. Contact choy.chew@trinet.com for more information.

Eureka
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Founded in 2014 by Peter Polydor, our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.

CrashLabs
CRASHLABS IS A VIBRANT COWORKING AND EVENTS COMMUNITY THAT ENHANCES WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR THE NEW ECONOMY OF UNTETHERED WORKERS. CRASHLABS OFFERS CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE SPACES SUCH AS OPEN DESKS, DEDICATED DESKS, PRIVATE OFFICES, AND EVENTS SPACE THAT SERVE EVERYONE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO CORPORATIONS.

Real Office Centers
At ROC you’ll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today’s leaders. Beyond merely providing the physical workspace, we contribute to your capital growth by facilitating innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow. Our open-source work environment and friendly staff complete with private receptionists keep business running smoothly. ROC handles day-to-day operations and facility management so your company can focus on what it does best.

This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-19

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include insights from Adeo Ressi on Startup Ideation, building a startup community, raising capital, finding a great startup idea, and more.

Check out our must read articles for the week of May 12th - May 18th:

 

Turtles and Flywheels: How to build a startup community
by Chris DeVore
Chris DeVore gave the keynote speech at Thursday night’s GeekWire Awards. These are his prepared remarks, with full video of the talk above).

I want to talk to you tonight about two things:

Turtles

And flywheels.
Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea
By Megan Rose Dickey
There's a common misconception floating around Silicon Valley that ideas mean nothing, and execution means everything.

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.

Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.
Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process
By Peter Cohan
Entrepreneurs care most about turning their vision into a real business, but often lack sufficient capital. Yet going hat-in-hand to investors asking for money could lead a startup CEO to lose control of their company. Sell a big stake in your business to an outside investor and that investor may decide your vision for the company is wrong or that you lack the capabilities needed to realize that vision.
San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce
By Philip Rosedale
Everywhere from New York City to Omaha would like to be the next tech start-up capital. Here's what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity.
How to Find an Idea for Your Startup, Even if You Don't Know Where to Start
By Wade Foster
If you’re like me, the startup Gods didn’t bless you with a magical idea that was “love at first site.” Maybe you came up with an idea or two in the shower. Or maybe a buddy had a decent idea that you modified to make your own. In fact, I didn’t have any aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur until a fateful internship my junior year of college with a megacorp. So I never even thought once about what kind of startup or company I’d like to run someday.
Essential Entrepreneurial Advice for Every Graduate
By Steve Blank
Serial entrepreneur and author Steve Blank gave the commencement speech at the University of Minnesota. His advice is relevant for anyone starting up.

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