Category Archives: Preccelerator

“Working with Developers” – Follow-up Blog Post by Tony Karrer to Preccelerator Program Event

 

 

Dr. Tony Karrer, April 22nd speaker at the Preccelerator Program event entitled “Working with Developers, ” has issued a follow-up post, further expanding on the topic.  To read the full post, click here.

For more information about our upcoming Preccelerator Program events, click here.

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Fundamentals of an Investor Pitch” with Eli Eisenberg

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“Fundamentals of an Investor Pitch”

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

      • Learn what really interests investors
      • Learn how to get their attention and KEEP their attention
      • Proper use of PowerPoint as a tool to enhance your message
      • Techniques to make you a more credible presenter

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Featuring

 
 
Eli Eisenberg, CEO
Straight Line Management

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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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Working with Developers” with Tony Karrer – April 22, 2014

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“Working with Developers”
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
 
5:30pm-8:00pm
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Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s challenged by working with technical people?  Having trouble recruiting them?  Aren’t sure if your team is executing very well?  Not sure if they are building things the right way?  Can’t understand how you can be relatively clear about what you want only to find they’ve built something different from what you said, and it took longer and even that doesn’t work quite right?  Find that talking with them often seems like more work than it should? 

 

Many non-technical founders find this to be their experience. Dr. Tony Karrer has been bridging the gap between non-technical founders and technical resources for the past 20+ years. 

 

His presentation looks at:

Basics of recruiting and working with technical people.  Communications, motivators/demotivators.

  • Founder Developer Gap.  Recognizing it and how to close it.
  • Symptoms of a Poor Development Team and what to do about it.
  • Product and Project Management.  Documenting for developers.
 

You will walk away with a better understanding of how to effectively work with your CTO and developers.

 

 

Featuring
 
 
Dr. Tony Karrer,
CEO/CTO TechEmpower
Founder & CTO Aggregage

 

Tony has worked with more than 30 early-stage companies as a part-time CTO including as the part-time CTO of eHarmony for its first four years.  Tony is the CEO/CTO of TechEmpower, a web/mobile/software development firm based in El Segundo that is known for its high performance practice and framework benchmarks.  Tony is also the Founder and CTO of Aggregage, an online B2B Media Company.  In addition to working with startups, Tony has consulted on technology implementations for large companies including Credit Suisse, Citibank, Lexus, Universal Music, IBM and HP.

 

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. Tony taught Computer Science for 11 years. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events.  He is well-known for his SoCal CTO blog and his StartupRoar topic hub.  Tony is the lead organizer of the LA CTO Forum, a group of 300+ CTOs in Los Angeles, and Mentor Night, a founder mentoring group.

 

   

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Grand Opening – Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Santa Monica Office Expansion!!

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Grand Opening

 of their expanded Santa Monica Office and Preccelerator Program Space!

 

Grand Opening 

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP for an evening of good food, conversation and networking as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newly expanded office and Preccelerator Program space in Santa Monica.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

 5:30pm-8:00pm

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

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Preccelerator Program begins its third class of companies in Santa Monica

Los Angeles (March 6, 2014) 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 in Santa Monica.  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:

CardBlanc a virtual debit card that unlocks an effortless and secure mobile shopping experience for kids 13 and up.

District2.Co – an online community established to service garment industry professionals who are dissatisfied with the sourcing and supply chain deficiencies in the fashion industry.

GoGet! – an App and Marketplace that helps Store Owners and Consumer Users make money by obtaining a marketing commitment from the Store Owner and giving money in small increments to loyal and new customers in exchange for sharing information.

Rally – creators of an automated kiosk network to rent battery packs to smart phone and tablet users.  Rally is a convenient, low-cost and mobile way to charge your device that provides power when you need it, where you need it most.

Team(You), Inc. – a software tool that incentivizes students in classrooms and increases their engagement.

The Program has one additional company that is in stealth mode, and one company from the last class that is continuing with the Preccelerator.

Program Director Ryan Azlein states “We are excited to have this new class of promising startups join our Preccelerator. The recent expansion of our Santa Monica office has allowed us to expand participation in the Preccelerator and enhance the facilities and programs.”

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its first and second classes, which resulted in Fleck (fka Splash.io) being accepted into the Portland Incubator Experiment (P.I.E.) for their 12-week incubator program and 3Ten8 joining The Alchemist accelerator program in the Bay area.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions 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.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Expansion of Santa Monica Office

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Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013)  –  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, has announced the expansion of its Santa Monica office at 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. This office is located on the corner of Third Street Promenade and Broadway Boulevard. The growth of the Firm and its Preccelerator Program has provided the opportunity for this expansion.  The new office opening makes an inspiring statement about the support and involvement that Stubbs Alderton will continue to contribute to the Silicon Beach marketplace.  An open house celebration will be scheduled for some time in March.

Scott Alderton, a founder and managing partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, comments: “Since opening our office in Santa Monica, we have assisted in the growth of a handful of super early-stage businesses, two of which (Fleck and 3Ten8) have moved on to prominent Accelerator Programs.  Fleck moved to the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) in Portland, Oregon (http://www.piepdx.com) and 3Ten8 moved to The Alchemist in the Bay area (http://www.alchemistaccelerator.com). We have also produced and hosted dozens of “Preccelerator Events” ranging from simple mixers to substantive educational seminars.  That level of involvement is vital to Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, given our historical commitment to the start-up ecosystem. Our expansion and growth in Santa Monica is a demonstration of our commitment to be leaders and innovators in this community.”

Company Information
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions 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.

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 and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup. For more information, visit www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator

 Media Contact
For further information regarding this press release, please contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Marketing – (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Networking for Capital” with Len Lanzi

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“Networking for Capital”

This session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and Angel Community.  We will interact and share best practices on business development and promoting your start-up.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

5:30pm-8:00pm

 **Networking and Startup Demos!**

SAM Preccelerator Program participants will have demo tables where they will showcase their companies. Check them out!

Featuring

  Len Lanzi

Len Lanzi, Executive Director,
LA Venture Association, (LAVA)
 

Len Lanzi is Executive Director of LAVA, and has over 20 years of non-profit organization management and fund development experience. In his role, he works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs about the venture business environment in the greater Los Angeles region.

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SAM Client and Preccelerator Program Company Fleck Featured on FastCoDesign.com

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SAM client and Preccelerator Program company Fleck (fka Splash) is being featured in a review on FastCoDesign.com in an article entitled “An iPhone App That is Like Instagram for Designers.”

To view the full article, click here.

To download the app, visit http://getfleck.com, or visit the app store.

For more information about our Preccelerator Program, visit www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “What’s Your Valuation?” with Dave Chariton – December 12, 2013

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“What’s Your Valuation?”

 
As a start-up seeking angel or venture financing, you’re inevitably going to be discussing  your company’s “valuation”… so you may as well start thinking about it now!  In this illuminating presentation, we will demystify terminology and explain how valuations are determined.  In addition, we will discuss the role of cap tables, dilution, funding rounds, and negotiation.  By the end, you will understand why answering “What’s Your Valuation?” may be as much art as science.


December 12, 2013

5:30pm-8:00pm

**Networking to Start!**

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Featuring

Dave Chariton Dave Chariton, CFO-For-Hire/Strategic Advisor

Dave Chariton is a cross between a CFO-for-hire and strategic advisor, helping entrepreneurs and executives analyze their numbers and processes, develop and implement business plans, and make more confident decisions.  His clients include both start-up and mid-market companies, and his eclectic experience ranges from doing internal innovation work for a Big-4 Consulting company to representing tv and film writers & directors. Previously, Dave was co-founder and CEO of a digital effects company, and began his career in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency.  He has a Masters in Economics from Stanford, and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from MIT.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

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SAM Precclerator Program – Now taking Applications!!

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP has announced that its Preccelerator Program is now taking applications for the next class of companies to begin on February 1, 2014.  Deadline for applications is December 1, 2013.  To apply click here.

What is the Preccelerator Program?

Our Preccelerator Program is a new 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.  Here’s the total breakdown:

1) Free co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations;

2) Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or startup fixed-fee arrangements);

3) Access to in-house educational workshops and activities; and

4) Potential introductions to our network of investors and other service providers.

For more information, visit https://stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator or contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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