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SAM Preccelerator Program Company CardBlanc Featured as Finalist in IDEO and MasterCard Challenge

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We are very proud to announce that our Preccelerator Program company CardBlanc is being featured as a finalist for the IDEO and MasterCard challenge: “How might we use the power of communities to financially empower those who need it most?”

View the Napkin Finance presentation:

https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge/refinement/napkin-finance-everything-you-want-to-know-about-money-in-30-seconds-or-less

CardBlanc is a virtual debit card that unlocks an effortless and secure mobile shopping experience. We are simplifying the process for teens to buy, and parents to provide control and supervision in a mobile environment. Napkin Finance is the brain-child of CardBlanc.

Congratulations Tina and Team! We’re rooting for you!

About IDEO –  IDEO is one of the most prominent design firms in the country. They create products for IKEA, Microsoft, HBO, among others.  They designed the first Apple mouse. Here is a video about them on 60 min: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-to-design-breakthrough-inventions-50138327/

 

SAM Preccelerator Company Swggr Announces a Preferred Equity Offering on FlashFunders

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Swggr –  fashion love child of Instagram and Pinterest, is the first app designed to empower Millennial’s by providing a platform to directly style and share purchasable looks with friends all while getting rewarded! When users share styles from their virtual closet, they rack up points redeemable for discounts and exclusives from their favorite brands and retailers. TO INVEST OR LEARN MORE PLEASE VISIT: www.flashfunders.com/swggr

Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds

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SAM joint venture FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform, is announcing a new program that automates the process for entrepreneurs, making it entirely free to raise an or invest in a seed round.

To read the full Tech Crunch article, click here. 

SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Pitching Your Financial Vision to Investors (and More)” with Eli Eisenberg – May 21, 2015

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
for this exclusive event!

 

 

“Pitching your Financial Vision
to Investors (and more)”

 

 

This course will show you how to put your best foot forward when presenting your company’s business model to potential investors.  Areas covered will include:

1.       What investors are looking for in your pitch

2.       How to prepare a credible financial model

3.       Pitching techniques that work

 

 

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

 

Register!

 

Featuring

 

Eli Eisenberg has more than 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.  As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™, he specializes in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential early stage companies. Mr. Eisenberg helps them to increase profitability, secure funding, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities, streamline financial operations, and get the financial side of the business under control.

Since launching his Straight Line Management consulting company in 1991, he has served as a trusted advisor to more than 70 early-stage companies, both traditional and web based, across a variety of industries including software and game companies, high and low tech manufacturing companies, wholesale distribution companies, product and services companies and non-profit organizations.

Prior to starting Straight Line Management, Mr. Eisenberg served as Chief Financial Officer for three high technology companies, served in senior financial and operational management positions (including VP of Finance and VP of Operations) in several other high growth companies, and established, ran and sold his own successful consumer products company.

Mr. Eisenberg has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital raising strategies, financial management and forecasting, business plan preparation, and development and streamlining of management reporting systems and controls. He received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California is 1978. He is also a Fellow of the Larta Institute, where he conducts workshops and mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs in conjunction with their NIH, NSF, TATRC and USCA Commercialization Assistance Programs

   

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Vote For FlashFunders on TechCrunch’s Startup Alley Today!

flashfunders2SAM’s joint venture  FlashFunders is aiming to shake up the Financial Technology landscape with their innovative online equity funding platform.  We empower startups to raise capital for free and democratize investor access. Startups are able to manage their whole offering online while investors can discover new companies and invest as little as $1,000.

Here’s how to vote:

Voting starts at 8am EST and ends at 2pm EST (Make sure to get your votes no later than 11 AM PST).

  1. Go to: http://startupalleyny15.techcrunch.com/
  2. Select “Misc”
  3. Scroll down the FlashFunder’s row (7thRow)
  4. Click “Vote”

 

Help spread the word!

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces New Class of Preccelerator Program

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Preccelerator Program begins its fourth class of companies in Santa Monica

Los Angeles (March 5, 2015) Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the third class of its Preccelerator Program.  The Preccelerator is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup.

The new participants include:

etouloo logoEtouloo – Today online dating sites are all the same. Members answer boring, scientific questionnaires and then write dreaded profile essays. Setting up a profile can be intimidating for many people and it’s just not fun for anyone. Dating sites rely on email, which is an ineffective way to get know potential matches.  Etouloo is an online dating service that uses gamified proprietary matchmaking algorithm to connect single adults via their unique gamified SparkFlirt(TM) platform.

LockawreLockAware – LockAware, Inc. is a new (2015) Los Angeles-based technology startup. LockAware’s primary goal is to significantly reduce fraudulent activity that is pervasive within the American locksmith industry. Its mission is to enable billions of dollars in lost revenue to be redirected to certified American locksmiths who operate as registered members of the LockAware network. LockAware Locksmiths, held to a high code of ethics and performance standards will aspire to restore legitimacy and trust to the time honored trade of locksmithing.

swggr homepage Swggr - The fashion love child of Instagram and Pinterest where users style themselves and others while being rewarded.  Users host a virtual online closet “collection” where they can instantly style and share looks for themselves, friends and followers. Users rack up reward points that are redeemable for discounts from their favorite brands and retailers, exclusive merchandise, and special access to fashion tastemakers.

Verde CircleVerde Circle – A software company that develops business software and services geared toward small to medium sized businesses.  Its initial product is a cloud-based software platform for managing inventory, sales orders, purchase orders and related communications.

Program Director Ryan Azlein states “We are thrilled to announce our newest Preccelerator participants.  As we continue to expand our program, we look forward to working closely with these promising start-ups toward achieving their goals over the next several months.”

The Program offers benefits such as free office space, real-time legal advice, partner perks, introductions to financing and other business services, and education and networking at their many in-house events.

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its initial classes, which resulted in a majority of the companies being accepted into larger accelerator programs and incubators or successfully raising their seed funding round.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Their mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of their Firm.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program and to fill out an application, click here or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803.

SAM Preccelerator Program Company Swggr, Inc. Announces Their Launch in App Store

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program Company Swggr, Inc. has announced their launch into the App Store.  Swggr is the fashion love child of Instagram and Pinterest where users style themselves and others while being rewarded.

Users host a virtual online closet “collection” where they can instantly style and share looks for themselves, friends and followers. Users rack up reward points that are redeemable for discounts from their favorite brands and retailers, exclusive merchandise, and special access to fashion tastemakers.

For more information and to download the app, visit swggr.net

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com.

SAM to Sponsor Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management Business Plan Competition

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a proud sponsor of this year’s Business Plan Competition at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management on .  Student teams of entrepreneurs face off for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $7,000: a $4,000 grand prize, a $2,000 second-place prize and a $1,000 third-place prize. The first-place winners will have the chance to represent Pepperdine in the California Dreamin’ Competition. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, advisors and venture capitalists will judge the competition and provide invaluable feedback and networking opportunities to the teams.

The business plan competition reflects the Graziadio School hallmarks of experience-driven and entrepreneurial education – giving students a chance to apply the knowledge they’ve learned to fulfill their dreams of launching their own business. Students from all schools of Pepperdine are invited to compete.

For more information, visit http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/events/business-plan/

SAM Preccelerator Program Now Accepting Applications!

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading start-up law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.

The perks include:

  • Free co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations
  • Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or fee arrangements)
  • Access to in-house educational workshops and activities
  • Potential introductions to our network of investors and other service providers

Apply Today

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, visit http://www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

SAM Joint Venture FlashFunders Featured on Fox Business News “After the Bell”

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Following their October 16th launch, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ joint venture, FlashFunders has received enormous press coverage.  Yesterday, Fox Business News interviewed co-founder Vincent Bradley on “After the Bell.”

 

Other recent press for FlashFunders includes:

PR Newswire

Huffington Post

Crowdfund Insider

Wired Magazine (Online)

Inc.

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