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 Top Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-29

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

This week's top articles include a breakdown of the differences between internal ventures and external startups; a Mentor Minute explaining why startup research should be done from the get-go; a helpful investor update template; an analysis on the hardest funding round; and more.

Check out the best entrepreneur articles from the week of March 23rd.

Why Internal Ventures are Different from External Startups

Guest writing on Steve Blank's blog, Henry Chesbrough, the Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, makes the distinction between external startups, which are entirely separate projects pursued by a company, and internal ventures, which are endeavors that have to still navigate within the framework of the main entity.

Startup Research Isn’t Validation, It’s Where You Begin

On this week's Mentor Minute, Alejandro Rivas-Micoud, CEO of Userlytics Corporation explains why doing research should be a beginning point for your startup, not an ending justification. According to Alejandro, "What we really should be concentrating on is, 'Should we do this or should we not do this?'"

Startup Advisor / Investor Update Template

This is a very helpful public template licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that breaks down all the critical core components you'll need to update your investors.

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Over on Inc., Ilan Mochari gives his take on the recent report that ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley and provides some further evidence that experience is actually much better for entrepreneurship than people might give it credit for.

The Hardest Round To Raise For Startups

Writing on his blog, Tomasz Tunguz analyzes Series A and Series B rounds of funding based on historical data dating back to 2005. He describes the various funding trends and speculates on why they might be happening, ultimately coming to the conclusion on which round is harder to raise.

Why Startups Must Build Online Influence

In a guest post on Millennial CEO, Ron Sela, a strategic content marketing manager, makes the case for startups to focus on their online social media influence. He also provides a quick breakdown of how to approach this and the resources startups will need to have sustained succeed.

 

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