Category: Start Up San Diego

Steven Cox – Benefits of Starting a Business in San Diego

Steven Cox – Benefits of Starting a Business in San Diego

| January 16, 2017

http://stevencox.com – San Diego is a GREAT place to start a business. In this video, I give you the reasons why.

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Teaming up with the International Women’s Hackathon

Teaming up with the International Women’s Hackathon

| October 9, 2014 | Reply

TakeLessons is proud to be a part of the video, and a supporter of this years International Women’s Hackathon, held at Cal State, San Marcos. The International Women’s Hackathon is sponsored by Microsoft Research to empower young women leaders (ages 16 and older) in computer science. Teams of 4-6 girls will make a website, game, […]

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Tools to Help You Start a Business in San Diego

Tools to Help You Start a Business in San Diego

| September 4, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a quick video segment we did on KUSI-TV on a few helpful steps on starting your own business here in San Diego. There are a lot of tools and resources out there that can help you. Transcript David Davis: San Diego has a lot of opportunity when it comes to starting your own business. […]

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The Downtown San Diego Startup Tech Scene

The Downtown San Diego Startup Tech Scene

| August 28, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a video I’m a part of that talks about what’s going on in the downtown San Diego tech and innovation scene. Happy to be a contributor to helping grow San Diego’s economy.     Craig Sewing: We’re gonna be bringing on a guest here, Steven Cox with TakeLessons, CEO. Tell us about him. Seth […]

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Four Ways San Diego Can Continue to Build It’s Startup Ecosystem

Four Ways San Diego Can Continue to Build It’s Startup Ecosystem

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

From day one, we’ve built TakeLessons right here in the heart of San Diego. Over the past few years, I’ve personally seen an explosion of activity as more and more people become interested in working for themselves, starting a company, and running after their dream. Compared to yesterday, San Diego’s technology and innovation scene has […]

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San Diego – One of America’s Most Innovative Cities

San Diego – One of America’s Most Innovative Cities

| April 2, 2014 | Reply

Ahhh, San Diego. I’ve been a resident for over 15 years now and, hands down, the place rocks – both on the quality-of-life spectrum and the boundless opportunity. Recently, Inc. magazined ranked San Diego as top city for innovation. The city ranked #1 for patents in telecommunications and patents in golf (yes, we work hard […]

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Startup San Diego: Channel 6 TV News Segment

Startup San Diego: Channel 6 TV News Segment

| March 31, 2014 | Reply

Marc Bailey: Earlier this month, Forbes magazine ranked San Diego #1 as the best place in the nation to start a small business this year. The publication surveyed 50 big cities and surveyed small businesses. Among the criteria used, those in high growth areas, those with Facebook pages, those with websites, and those that accepted […]

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TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

TakeLessons Secures $7mm in Venture Capital

| March 25, 2014 | Reply

I’m happy to announce TakeLessons.com latest round of venture funding today. This round increases the total amount raised to $20mm and will allow us to accelerate our expansion into more categories outside of music, including tutoring, performing arts, and languages. We’ve even started to see new matches in categories such as welding, crocheting, robotics, and […]

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Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

Upcoming Incubator Hosted By San Diego Venture Group

| March 14, 2014 | Reply

Thinking of starting a tech or internet company here in San Diego? When you start a company, there are a TON of things to consider: How will you raise capital? Who will form your team? How will you develop your product to fit market needs? What will your user interface look like? This list goes […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 2)

| February 25, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. See Entrepreneur Startup Questons: Part 1 4. What makes a good startup business partner? Where can you find them? There’s a line that […]

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List of San Diego Startups VC Funded in Q4

List of San Diego Startups VC Funded in Q4

| February 20, 2014 | Reply

This data was provided to me by Randy Smith, CPA, of CFO Innovations San Diego Companies receiving venture funding in Q4 2013. Thanks Randy! 21 deals were completed locally in Q4 of 2013, down from 23 in Q3 of 2013. Aver­age deal size de­creased from $8.9 million in Q3 2013 to $6.9 million in Q4 […]

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Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

Entrepreneur StartUp Questions (Part 1)

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

In February 2014 Christy Wang, a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, interviewed Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons.com for her Entrepreneurship class. Here is the transcript of the interview. 1. How did you come up with the idea about TakeLessons? What made you set your mind to go into this business? I’ve […]

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TakeLessons Named a 2013 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

TakeLessons Named a 2013 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

| January 10, 2014 | Reply

Post by Steven Cox.

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How to Raise the Series A

How to Raise the Series A

| September 13, 2013 | Reply

Needing to raise a Series A round for your startup? Join me at the San Diego Venture Group panel next Thursday: http://www.sdvg.org/seriesa/ September 19, 2013  7:00-9:00 am  Hyatt La Jolla Much has been written about the “Series A crunch”.  Yet entrepreneurs continue to bring home the cash.  (Just follow the SDVG tweets for some examples!) Come […]

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Meet LaunchPad LA at the San Diego DLA Piper Office

Meet LaunchPad LA at the San Diego DLA Piper Office

| September 8, 2013 | Reply

Launchpad LA is coming to SD.  Launchpad LA is ranked the #5 accelerator in the United States by Forbes, has the highest median funding rate of any accelerator in the world according to Seed-DB, and is described by PandoDaily as “the top accelerator in Southern California”. Graduates of the LaunchPad program have raised over $110M […]

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