Category: Start-Ups

The Life of a Startup

The Life of a Startup

| November 20, 2012 | Reply

Here is an email I sent this morning to my team. First, I wanted to have them see that most startups go through the same struggles that we go through. Second, I wanted them to know that I have full confidence, faith, and trust in their abilities and that I see them as leaders within […]

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Things I Learned at the Crosslink Startup Investor Meeting

Things I Learned at the Crosslink Startup Investor Meeting

| November 15, 2012 | 2 Replies

Recently, I got to attend the Crosslink Investor Meeting where partners of the firm spoke on what their seeing in the marketplace. A couple key takeaways for me was that technology and the internet is still very early. Lots of room for growth and expansion as software eats the world. Second, some of the largest […]

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Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

Creating Corporate Culture: Interview with John Assaraf Part 9 and 10

| October 14, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 8

| October 12, 2012 | Reply

John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss what it means to create and maintain a thriving corporate culture. In this interview, Cox defines corporate culture, outlines steps entrepreneurs can take to define their company’s culture and shows how a strong culture can translate into other great gains for any organization. […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 7

| October 9, 2012 | Reply

Part 7 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 6 […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview Part 6

| October 3, 2012 | Reply

Part 6 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 5 John Assaraf sat down with Steven […]

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Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

Creating Corporate Culture – John Assaraf Interview – Part 5

| October 1, 2012 | Reply

Part 5 in the video series. Subscribe for email alerts when more videos are posted. More from this series: Creating Corporate Culture – Part 1 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 2 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 3 Creating Corporate Culture – Part 4 John Assaraf sat down with Steven Cox, CEO of TakeLessons.com, to discuss […]

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Cool Tech Incubator Space in Palo Alto

Cool Tech Incubator Space in Palo Alto

| September 18, 2012 | Reply

After my morning workout today, I walked by TalentHouse – a nifty incubator space in downtown Palo Alto. It had a vibe that made me feel like I’d want to work there: Open and airy Big-ass espresso machine Clean and crisp Local art on the wall and a white drum set and a Gibson Les […]

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My Interview on the Brian Britt Show: Part 2 of 2

My Interview on the Brian Britt Show: Part 2 of 2

| June 28, 2012 | Reply

I had the opportunity to go on the Brian Britt Show and talk about music and the TakeLessons story. Check it out below: Listen to the podcast. The transcription is below if you'd rather read. Brian Britt: Fantastic. So really what you're saying is you took your ability as a techie and obviously you were […]

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My Interview on the Brian Britt Show: Part 1 of 2

My Interview on the Brian Britt Show: Part 1 of 2

| June 27, 2012 | Reply

I had the opportunity to go on the Brian Britt Show and talk about music and the TakeLessons story. Check it out below: Listen to the podcast. The transcription is below if you'd rather read. Brian Britt: I'm here today with Steven Cox, he is the founder and CEO of America's largest music lesson company, […]

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 8 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 8 of 8)

| June 26, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. Pleased to be with great entrepreneurs including the guys from Classy.org and Mia Tidwell, San Diego Dating Coach and Matchmaker. Moderator: One final question, not that it’s in the near future, […]

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 7 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 7 of 8)

| June 22, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. In this segment, the panelists talk about finding work-life balance while starting a business.   Question from the crowd: (barely audible) What's the [xx] business model? They're all similar because they're […]

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 6 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 6 of 8)

| June 19, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. In this segment, the panelists talk about making connections and improving the small business community in San Diego.   Moderator: These guys are fantastic. Let me throw it open for you […]

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Average Startups vs. Exceptional Startups

Average Startups vs. Exceptional Startups

| June 15, 2012 | Reply

Average companies give their people something to work on. Exceptional companies give their people something to work towards. When thinking about your startup, focus on the mission. Find people passionate about not only WHAT you do, buy WHY you're doing it.

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The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 5 of 8)

The Digital Frontier – A Showcase of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Innovation (Clip 5 of 8)

| June 12, 2012 | Reply

On Wednesday, 4/18, a few local tech entrepreneurs spoke at the 6Degrees Breakfast Speakers series on digital startups and innovation here in San Diego. In this segment, the panelists discuss their varied experiences with their mentors.   Moderator: When you were getting started, were there any mentors or resources that helped you achieve success? Lars […]

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