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Preccelerator Program Now Accepting Applications for Class 7 -Deadline June 1st!

Preccelerator Program

Applications are now open for the Preccelerator® Program, an early-stage start-up accelerator focused on the technology and digital media space! Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2017.

Benefits include:

  • Potential investment in select Preccelerator companies up to $50,000
  • 24/7 access to co-working space and a collaborative environment in our Santa Monica co-working space
  • A robust strategic perks program worth over $250,000 to early-stage Preccelerator companies and $450,000 for Preccelerator-funded companies
  •  50+ strategic mentors that provide regular office hours and are dedicated to each company’s success. Check out our mentor list here.
  • Over 50+ educational and networking events per year. Check out our upcoming events here. 
  • Potential introductions to funding sources
  • With an emphasis on community and collaboration, the Preccelerator alumni continue to participate, give back and help foster the success of current and future Program participants.
  • Access to the top Southern California business law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP for legal services and their extensive network and relationships
  • Access to the business advisement and business development services and network of CREATV Media

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

 

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Preccelerator® Program Featured on Built in LA

Built in LA SAM Preccelerator Program, a Santa Monica based accelerator program for early-stage startup companies in the digital media and technology space, was featured on Built in LA‘s Tech Roundup last week announcing its newest class of companies. The companies include Swoppit, CA$Het, Tapp That App, RentSpree, and Animate Objects.

To read the full article and learn more about the companies click here.

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

 

 

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Preccelerator® Program Announces Its Sixth Class of Companies

SAM accelerator program for early stage companies, The Preccelerator Program, announces its new class of five digital media & tech startups

Preccelerator Program

The Preccelerator Program, a Santa Monica, CA-based accelerator program for early-stage startup companies in the digital media and technology space, announced today that it has added its sixth class of companies featuring five innovative startups.

In 2012 Stubbs Alderton & Markiles launched the first-of-its-kind Preccelerator Program to provide select start-ups with co-working space, mentorship, sophisticated legal services, and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to a funded company. Over the past five years, 22 companies have graduated the Program, of which 16 have received funding totaling over $8M.

Preccelerator Program Class 6 companies include:

Animate Objects – Animate Objects (AO), an augmented reality and virtual reality development company,  is excited to announce the launch of ARGO, the gamified Augmented Reality (AR) location platform. ARGO adds AR enhanced infotainment, commerce, and analytics that drive engagement and commerce at “Destination Venues” like theme parks, resort, shopping malls, as well as in-the-wild. Guests are engaged and incentivized while site operators use ARGO’s real-time dashboard to manage, monitor and analyze their properties and visitors.

RentSpree – Most apartment searches involve numerous resources, multiple applications, and too many added fees. Rather than spending massive amounts of time and money applying for individual Los Angeles apartment rentals with separate companies, they’ve created a streamlined system. Simply fill out one application, pay an inexpensive application fee, and receive a soft credit check, sparing you unnecessary damage to your budget and credit score. Best of all, their one-stop application allows you to spend more time exploring your favorite listings, and gives our renters a distinct advantage in a competitive market.

Tapp That App –  At Tapp That App they’re passionate about finding great apps, but they know it can be difficult. They’ve set out to solve the problem of mobile app discovery by combining social networks with app marketplaces. By doing so, they allow users to satisfy their curiosity and developers to take part in one of the most powerful purchase motivators around: seeing the apps their friends and influencers are using.

Ca$het –  CA$Het is a multi-services platform (MSP) that allows users to identify, curate, and monetize products in movies and TV shows.  We believe that the entertainment industry creates tremendous value by associating characters and products on screen.  The emotional impact created when actors and products interact has been impossible to monetize due to a lack of a suitable mechanism and marketplace.  We aim to change that through our platform. CA$Het provides a mechanism to quickly and accurately identify on screen products while simultaneously creating the marketplace where they can be purchased. (Coming Soon!)

Swoppit – With recycled fashion now “white hot”, Swoppit offers Generation Z women 15-24 the perfect social marketplace. Here, they swap fashion with friends. Swoppit provides Gen-Zers a terrific way to both expand their community and gain access to a far wider selection of style. It’s an easy, fun experience that doesn’t pollute the market. For Gen-Zers, looks count, opinions matter and Swoppit offers them the chance to refresh their closet whenever they like.  Swoppit has been founded by a 16-year-old Gen-Zer that understands the market and is driven to make it a success. (Coming Soon!)

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a Southern California based business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, 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 a broad range of industries with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. The firm’s 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 the firm. For more information, visit http://stubbsalderton.com.

About the 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, sophisticated legal services, education, networking, mentorship and $250,000 in usable perks from Google Cloud for Startups, Amazon Web Services, and HubSpot among others, with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to funded startup. The program also retains more than 50 active strategic mentors providing free office hours and discounted services, and provides over 50+ educational workshops and networking events each year. The Program expanded in 2017 to accept a greater number of companies in more formalized classes, depending upon where the companies are in their evolutionary growth, expand benefits to accepted companies, and will look to make strategic investments backed by strategic angel investors. To apply to the Preccelerator, visit www.preccelerator.com/application.

Contact:
Heidi Hubbeling
Chief Operating Officer, Preccelerator® Program
hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com
310-746-9803

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Preccelerator Mentor Speed Dating Event Huge Success! Thank you to our Mentors!!

The Preccelerator® Program hosted its first Mentor Speed Dating event today with a turnout of 26 mentors that came to meet and support the current class of companies. With a timer set at 5 minutes, each mentor and company introduced themselves and made a connection to see what value could be provided at future office hours sessions. We are very grateful for the dedicated group of mentors that give their time and resources to help to make our startups successful! Our mentors show up and we appreciate you! 

Mentor Speed Dating

Mentor Speed Dating Mentor Speed Dating

Check out our current mentor list here. 

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Preccelerator® Program Announces Demo Day for Its Fifth Class of Companies

Digital Media Thought Leader Peter Csathy to be Keynote Speaker on Media 2.0(17) at the Preccelerator® Demo Day Event

The Preccelerator® Program, a Santa Monica, CA based accelerator program for early stage startup companies in all sectors, announced today that it will be holding its Class 5 Demo Day on May 18, 2017 where four promising startups will present their ideas to the investment and entrepreneurial community.

In addition, the evening will feature digital media expert Peter Csathy discussing his new book “Media 2.0(17).” In the book, Peter identifies today’s digital media leaders, identifies their strengths and risks, and names his “Fearless Five” companies that made the boldest moves in 2016.  Csathy also lays out a detailed roadmap of where the digital media world is going in 2017 and beyond via his renown “Top 10” predictions and identifies concrete strategies and actions to immediately leverage the power of Media 2.0. Csathy is a member of the Board of the Preccelerator program.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles launched the first-of-its kind Preccelerator® Program to provide select start-ups with co-working space, mentorship, sophisticated legal services, and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to a funded company. The Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising young startups in separate growth tracks.

The Preccelerator® Program demo day presenting companies include:

StyleMD is the smartest way to find a fashion stylist that will help you look and feel more confident on any budget. We curate talented stylists from across the country that help you save time and money to achieve your style goals. Whether you’re looking for a simple consultation, an online shopper, or closet assessment we’ve got you covered.

Ballerz World seeks to revolutionize the basketball and streetball culture. If you have ever tried feverishly to start a simple pickup basketball game with your streetball friends, only to be left feeling unsatisfied because no one showed up, or the level of competition was less than adequate, then Ballerz Mobile Basketball app is here for you. The Ballerz Mobile Basketball app will finally unite streetball and basketball, while removing that familiar sense of redundancy we all feel from playing or looking for a pick-up basketball game. Ballerz Mobile Basketball app will do this by revolutionizing the cult of pick-up streetball through simply combining it with social networking, all the while utilizing the powers of GPS technology and mobile applications.

KneeVoice, worn around your knee, uses acoustic signals and telemetry data to assess tissue and joint condition non-invasively. Using a mobile app, Knee Voice provides information to maintain your knee’s health and wellness.  Knee Voice is helping many users perform and excel at sports, others to prevent deterioration, and all to keep track of their health.

PlaySpace VR is creating the next generation of graphic storytelling by bringing comic books to Virtual Reality. Their team has domain expertise in VR/AR, media/entertainment, intense work ethic, and a true love for what they do.

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a Southern California based business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, 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 a broad range of industries with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. The firm’s 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 the firm. For more information, visit https://stubbsalderton.com.

About the 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, sophisticated legal services, education, networking, mentorship and $250,000 in usable perks from Google Cloud for Startups, Amazon Web Services, and HubSpot among others, with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to funded startup. The program also retains more than 50 active strategic mentors providing free office hours and discounted services, and provides over 50+ educational workshops and networking events each year. The Program expanded in 2017 to accept a greater number of companies in more formalized classes, depending upon where the companies are in their evolutionary growth, expand benefits to accepted companies, and will look to make strategic investments backed by strategic angel investors. To apply to the Preccelerator, visit www.preccelerator.com/application.

Contact:

Heidi Hubbeling
Chief Operating Officer, Preccelerator® Program
hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com
310-746-9803

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Ranked in Los Angeles Business Journal 200 Largest Law Firms

Los Angeles Business Journal

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP has been ranked in the #111th place in the 2017 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal for “Largest Law Firms.”  The LA Business Journal provides comprehensive data and statistics on top-ranked Los Angeles companies across all industries.

 

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a Southern California based business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, 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 a broad range of industries with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. The firm’s 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 the firm. For more information, visit https://stubbsalderton.com.

Contact:

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Heidi Hubbeling
(310) 746-9803
hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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Preccelerator® Program Alumni Company Simplifeye Raises $3M and Partners with Henry Schein

Simplifeye Preccelerator Program alumni company, Simplifeye Inc, a provider of SaaS platform for medical offices that connects wearables, like the Apple Watch, to existing health record software, announced that it has raised $3 million in funding. Investors in this round include SoftTech VC, First Round Capital and Felicis Ventures, as well as Semil Shah’s Haystack Fund, Joe Montana’s Liquid 2 Ventures and angels Wiley Cerilli and Ariel Poler. Simplifeye will also be teaming up with Henry Schein, a major distributor of healthcare products and services. Congratulations to Simplifeye on this success!

To read the full article on TechCrunch click here.

About Simplifeye 
Simplifeye provides a modern interface on wearable technology and allows providers to see a high-level view of every patient in their practice that is ready to be seen. It displays medical alerts and overview of appointment details.The #1 mobile experience for healthcare providers, Simplifeye connects health care providers, their patients, and their business in amazing ways via state-of-the-art consumer tech.

About the Preccelerator Program
The Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, mentorship and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides these benefits to as many as 10 promising young startups in separate growth tracks.

For more information about the Precclerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com. Application deadline for the upcoming class of companies is March 15th. To apply, click here.

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Preccelerator Program Applications Deadline March 15th!

Preccelerator Program

Applications are now open for the Preccelerator® Program, an early-stage start-up accelerator focused on the technology and digital media space!  Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.  The newly expanded program will host 10 companies in its Santa Monica-based co-working space.

Preccelerator Program

Benefits include:

  • Potential investment in select Preccelerator companies up to $50,000
  • 24/7 access to co-working space and a collaborative environment
  • a robust strategic perks program worth over $250,000 to early-stage Preccelerator companies and $450,000 for Preccelerator-funded companies
  •  50+ strategic mentors that provide regular office hours and are dedicated to each company’s success
  • Over 50+ educational and networking events per year
  • Potential introductions to funding sources
  • With an emphasis on community and collaboration, the Preccelerator alumni continue to participate, give back and help foster the success of current and future Program participants.
  • Access to the top Southern California business law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP for legal services and their extensive network and relationships
  • Access to the business advisement and business development services and network of CREATV Media

The Preccelerator® has had 22 companies go through the Program, with a majority of the companies being accepted into larger accelerator programs and/or getting their seed funding.

To read about the recent expansion of the Preccelerator and partnership with CREATV Media, click here.

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

 

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SAM Encourages You to Attend “Public Venture Capital: A Growth Path You Need to Explore”

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) & TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) present

“Public Venture Capital: A Growth Path You Need to Explore”

 

Tue, 4 April 2017
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Register

If you have a growing business and need funding, then you should attend this event.

Find out what public venture capital is and how it is different from traditional VC funding. Also see why it is a viable funding alternative for early-stage Southern California companies. Companies with $5M+ in revenues can access $5Mto $50M+ for growth, pivot and acquisition.

Join us for a wine-tasting, reception and seminar to learn how to access public venture capital in Canada (without needing to move there). You will meet capital providers, dealmakers, and advisors who will discuss why this is a growth path you should explore.

Our target audience is VC partners, founders of companies and US investment and advisory firms.

Venture Capital

AGENDA

3:30 pm – Registration
4:00 pm – Public Venture Capital seminar & case studies
5:30 pm – Networking reception & wine-tasting

Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings can also be requested. If your company has $5+ million in revenue and you are interested in meetings with capital advisors, click the correct option when registering and we will contact you.

 

CAPITAL MARKET PARTNERS

Capital Market Partners

INVESTMENT BANK PARTNERS

Cannacord Genuity, Echelon Wealth Partners

LOCAL SUPPORTERS
Expert DOJO, Equities.com, LAVA, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

EXPERT SPEAKERS

Jamie Brown: Vice-Chairman & Managing Director – Investment Banking, Canaccord Genuity. Former VC, Difference Capital

Bill Demers: Partner & National IPO Leader, EY. Former Director of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program

Michael Hinshaw: President, MCorpCX, Guest Lecturer and Mentor, Lester Centre for Entrepreneurship, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

Blair Jordan: Managing Director, Investment Banking, Echelon Wealth Partners. MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. LLB, University of British Columbia

Sean Maniaci: Partner, Securities Group, Cassels Brock Lawyers. MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business

Michael Urbani: Partner, Corporate & Securities Group, Stikeman Elliott LLP

HOSTS

Michael Kousaie: Innovation Head, Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange. Former Investment Banker, UBS

Dylan P. Gittleman: VP Capital Formation US West, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange. Board Advisor and Alumni of GE, Merrill Lynch and IBM

Andy Creech: Director, Capital Formation, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

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Scott Alderton Featured in Built In LA Article

Built In LAStubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Partner Scott Alderton was featured on Built In LA this week giving his expert opinion on essential legal advice for early-stage startups.

To find some of the answers to your most difficult startup-related questions, read the full article on Built in LA here. 

Scott Alderton is 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.

To learn more about Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP contact Scott Alderton at salderton@stubbsalderton.com

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

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