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 2014-01-22

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

This week's top articles include how to massively scale your startup for quick growth; how to build an addictive product; Mark Cuban's 12 rules for entrepreneurial success; and the common traits of successful companies.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of January 12th.

 

What It Takes to Grow Your Startup 500% in Months

In two years, Paul Arnold helped grow cloud service marketplace AppDirect from 20 to 120 employees while leading end user acquisition, marketing and business operations. He has also advised a number of startups through hyper-growth. Read his tips for quick scaling a startup here. 

The Definitive Guide on How to Build an Addictive Product 

In this talk from the 14th Founder Showcase (an event hosted by the Founder Institute), Nir Eyal offers insight into the psychology behind building addictive products, answering questions like, 'How do we boost engagement?" and "What makes customers come back?". 

How to Be a Slave

Your true salary is the value you create for the place you work. But 90% of what you create is taken from you. Some percentage of it goes to your boss. Some percentage of your salary goes to their boss and however big the hierarchy is. Read James Altucher's manifesto on controlling your own destiny here. 

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startup Success
Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, and in this article, super entrepreneur Mark Cuban shares his own. His "rules" aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work for them, as well.

Try to Kill Startup Before You Start

H In this article, George Deeb shares a great peice of advice he once received: “if you have done everything you could have done to kill your startup, and were unsuccessful in doing so, then you are truly on to something that is defensible and worth building.”

The Common Traits of Super-Successful Companies 

Sam Altman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Loopt, and in this article he examines the common traits of super-successful companies. For example, according to Sam, these companies are obsessed with user experience and stockpiling top talent, they move fast, they do things that don't scale, ane more. 

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