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Preccelerator® Program Company Napkin Finance Partners with White House

Napkin Finance provided by CardBlanc, Inc

Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program company Napkin Finance, a subsidiary of CardBlanc. Napkin Finance has teamed up with the White House to promote financial literacy among students and young adults, and assist them with preparing for college and Federal Student Aid.  This is part of President Obama and the First Lady’s Reach Higher, Better Make Room and National College Signing Day initiatives.

The White House just released the Fact Sheet “Celebrating Progress in Expanding College Opportunity for Every Student on College Signing Day.”  In regards to Napkin Finance it states, “Napkin Finance breaks down financial concepts in a simple, engaging, and visual way in 30 seconds or less. Most importantly, it teaches teens and young adults how to make smart money decisions and build a lifetime of financial well-being. For the First Lady’s Better Make Room initiative, Napkin Finance has created a course with “napkins” that prepare students for the financial challenges of a college education. The Better Make Room collaboration with Napkin Finance will inspire and empower teens to fill out the FAFSA, learn more about options for paying for college, understand how student loans work, and encourage ongoing engagement with the Reach Higher platform.”

To read the full Fact Sheet, click here.

To learn more about Napkin Finance visit: http://www.napkinfinance.com

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

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Revenue Recognition” with Crowe Horwath

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

 

“Revenue Recognition”

With this new revenue recognition standard on the horizon, now is the time for organizations to understand how the changes will affect their organization and develop an implementation plan that will help their organization experience a seamless transition. You are invited to join Crowe Horwath LLP for a presentation on revenue recognition and implementing the new Accounting Standards Update 2014-09, “Revenue From Contracts With Customers” including:

  • Summary of the new standard
  • Considerations for digital media and technology companies
  • Developing an implementation plan for the new standard
  • Internal control considerations

 

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016
 
5:30pm-8:00pm
 
**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**
Register!

 

Featuring

Sam Aina is a leader in the Risk Consulting Practice and has more than 12 years of experience providing Internal Audit and SOX services. He has a proven track record helping clients in a variety of industries with their internal audit, compliance, and risk management needs.

 

Scott Sachs is a leader within Crowe audit services and specializes in publicly traded and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, and media industries.

  

             

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SAM Preccelerator® Program Featured in San Fernando Valley Business Journal

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Preccelerator® Program Company Rally Networks Admitted to Virgin Media Accelerator Powered by TechStars

Rally NetworksCongratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program company Rally Networks for being admitted to the first class of the Virgin Media Accelerator Powered by TechStars. Rally is a rapid device charging network that helps developers and enterprises drive mobile app downloads and high-value ad engagements. Customers at retail locations can charge their phone for free after downloading an app or engaging with an interactive ad.

Companies from 71 countries around the world applied to come to London for the summer to be a part of this inaugural class to work side by side with world class mentors from Virgin Media and the Techstars London startup community.

To read the full press release from TechStars, click here.

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Operations at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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SAM Wire – February 2016

February 29, 2016
SAM Wire
Congress passed and the signed a tax act in December. Here are some highlights that may benefit startup companies. To view the articles, click here.

Preccelerator Program Company LockAware Publishes Article Regarding Locksmith Scams and their Entrepreneurial Journey

 

SAM Preccelerator
Program Company LockAware published an article about the source of their idea for LockAware, a startup designed to combat fraud in the locksmith industry.
To read the full article, click here.

Preccelerator Company Voter Featured in The Blaze and Re/code

Preccelerator company Voter has once again received fantastic media exposure! This time in online publications, The Blaze and Re/code.
To view the full article, click here.

 

SAM Preccelerator Program Company Team(You) Selected as Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education By LAUNCH Fest!
Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator Program company Team(You) for their selection by LAUNCH Festival 2016 as one of the Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education!
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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that five of their attorneys have been listed in the 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers edition. Congratulations toScott Alderton, Joe Stubbs, Kevin DeBré, Tony Keats, and Michael Sherman.
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Digital LA – Digital Women Spring 2016 – March 8th

You’re invited to the second annual Digital Women Spring 2016 from Digital LA on March 8th! Held on International Women’s Day, the second Digital Women symposium celebrates women in tech including women startup CEO / founders, digital professionals, developers, designers and more. Heidi Hubbeling from Stubbs Alderton will be speaking on behalf of the Preccelerator Program and SAM Venture Partners for the Venture Capital & Accelerators track.

For more information, click here.

You’re Invited! Women Founders Network “Meet the Accelerators” Featuring the Preccelerator Program

Meet the Accelerators.
Join us to meet some of the top accelerators in Los Angeles! Get insider tips and advice for taking your startup to the next level. An informative panel discussion will be followed by open networking so guests can visit each accelerator’s booth to learn more.
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Digital LA – Digital Women Spring 2016 – March 8th

You’re invited to the second annual Digital Women Spring 2016 from Digital LA on March 8th! Held on International Women’s Day, the second Digital Women symposium celebrates women in tech including women startup CEO / founders, digital professionals, developers, designers and more. The symposium includes panels, keynotes, and workshops featuring women and men to discus action steps to increase and retain women in tech, and connect and inspire attendees. Heidi Hubbeling from Stubbs Alderton will be speaking on behalf of the Preccelerator Program and SAM Venture Partners for the Venture Capital & Accelerators track. For more information and to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-la-digital-women-spring-2016-tickets-21054432374

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Preccelerator Company Voter Featured in The Blaze and Re/code

 

voterPreccelerator company Voter has once again received fantastic media exposure! This time in online publications, The Blaze and Re/code.  Voter also has recently been featured in publications such as Tech Crunch, Fast Company,  The Daily Dot, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and was listed at the top of the list in NewsWeek as an up and coming app to watch for in 2016.

Voter was also featured by Built in LA as one of the Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2016.

To view the article in The Blaze, click here.

To view the article in Re/Code, click here.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or 310.746.9803.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Company Team(You) Selected as Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education By LAUNCH Fest!

 

Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator Program company Team(You) for their selection by LAUNCH Festival 2016 as one of the Top 10 Emerging Startups in Education!  The LAUNCH Festival, to be held on March 2-4th in San Francisco, is in its eight year and hosts 15,000 founders, investors and press.

As the winner of one of the ten slots, LAUNCH Festival offers, Team(You) will have a booth in the DemoPit, receive tickets the Festival and a chance, if selected by the Grand Jury, to Demo their product on stage.

We’re very proud of your success!

For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or 310.746.9803.

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Five Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Attorneys Listed as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that five of their attorneys have been listed in the 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers edition.  Congratulations to Scott Alderton, Joe Stubbs, Kevin DeBré, Tony Keats, and Michael Sherman.

What is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  To view the digital publication, click here.

A little bit more about the attorneys:

Scott_AldertonScott Alderton – a founding partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and chair’s the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group.  Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries.

Joe_StubbsJoe Stubbs –  Joe Stubbs is a founding partner of the Firm, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group, and of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.  Joe practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, emphasizing the corporate representation of both publicly-held and privately-held emerging growth and middle-market companies, venture capital and private equity firms, angel investment groups and investment banks.  He acts as outside general counsel to numerous emerging growth and technology companies, advising on a wide range of legal and strategic issues at all stages of their evolutionary path.  He particularly concentrates on advising companies in preparing for and successfully completing their angel, venture capital, private equity and debt financing transactions, their merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions and their initial and follow-on public offerings.  He also serves as outside general counsel to various publicly-held companies, providing advice on all aspects of their business activities, including securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.  His experience also includes corporate partnerships, restructurings and technology licensing.

Kevin_DeBreKevin DeBré – Kevin D. DeBré is the chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice Group.  Kevin advises entrepreneurs and companies that use intellectual property to build their businesses.  Kevin has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating technology commercialization and patent licenses, strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, trademark licensing and brand merchandising agreements and manufacturing, distribution and marketing arrangements.  He also counsels clients on compliance with data security and privacy laws and regulations.  Kevin is a business lawyer, a registered patent lawyer and a former engineer.  He focuses on representing software companies, semiconductor design firms, mobile commerce businesses, e-commerce enterprises, electronics and hardware manufacturers, media companies, content developers and publishers, biotechnology companies and medical device manufacturers both in the United States and abroad.

Tony-Keats-v2Tony Keats – Tony Keats is a partner of the Firm and Co-chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. He was a founding partner of Keats, McFarland & Wilson LLP, in Los Angeles, and intellectual property practice team leader for the national law firm Baker & Hostetler. Tony’s almost three decade legal career has focused on both the legal and business protection of brands and creative content from consumer products to entertainment, from designer goods to the Internet. Since he commenced practice, he has provided counsel and has litigated cases on behalf of many of the world’s largest consumer product and entertainment companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs, actors, and musicians. Tony’s litigation background also includes related commercial matters involving unfair competition, contract disputes, rights of publicity violations, business torts, domain name infringement, and idea submission claims. Tony developed intellectual property protection programs for some of the largest entertainment properties in Hollywood history.

Michael_ShermanMichael Sherman – Michael Sherman is a Partner of the Firm and Chair of the Business Litigation practice group.  Michael is an accomplished trial lawyer in high-stakes, “bet-the-company” litigation, and has represented both large and early-stage companies as well as entrepreneurs in all facets of business and complex commercial litigation. He has evenly split his litigation practice on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases, has first-chaired numerous trials in complex matters in industries as varied as energy, securities, healthcare, environmental, consumer products, technology, project development/finance, advertising, real estate and apparel, and is highly skilled in class actions and unfair competition law. Michael’s trial skills and courtroom success resulted in his being named several years ago to the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California list, published by the Daily Journal newspaper chain. He has consistently been named to “Best Lawyers in America”.  Michael has been recognized as a leading trial lawyer by his peers and featured in the press for some of his significant victories on behalf of clients. He is a recent past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker and writer on business litigation and trial advocacy.

For more information about Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

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