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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “3-Year Financial Plan” with David Ehrenberg

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“3-Year Financial Plan”

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September 24, 2013

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

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In “Creating Your 3-Year Financial Plan for Startups,” David Ehrenberg from Early Growth Financial Services takes entrepreneurs through what they should think about and include in their 3-year financial plan as they gear up to raise funds and pitch to investors. Topics covered include financial modeling, creating milestones, bottom-up and top-down projections, budgeting, cost assumptions, and more.

 

Featuring

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 David Ehrenberg is the founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), a financial services firm that serves companies at every stage of the development process by providing a complete suite of outsourced financial services including accounting, financial strategy, taxes, valuation, and corporate governance support. David is a financial expert and startup mentor whose passion is helping businesses to focus on what they do best. Follow David @EarlyGrowthFS.

 

 

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SAM Preccelerator Program Announces New Class

Preccelerator ProgramStubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the second class of its Preccelerator Program in Santa Monica.  The new participants include 3Ten8, a provider of mobile network operations software and services, and Society Banc, a platform that will provide financial services to consumers that are underserved by the mainstream banks.  A third company has joined the Preccelerator, but remains in stealth-mode at this time.

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its first class, which resulted in Splash.io being accepted into the Portland Incubator Experiment (P.I.E.) for their 12-week incubator 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 about the Preccelerator Program and to fill out an application, click here or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (818) 444-4526.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Idea to Exit” with Eli Portnoy

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“Idea to Exit”

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August 22, 2013

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

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Eli will tell the story of ThinkNear and how he built the company from idea to mult-million dollars in revenue to acquisition in 18 months, and share some of the lessons that he learned about entrepreneurship along the way.

 

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Eli Portnoy is the GM of ThinkNear by Telenav, a hyper-local mobile advertising solution. Previously he was the founder/CEO of ThinkNear, which was acquired by Telenav in 2012. Eli has been named one of the “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek and the “21st Coolest Young Entrepreneur” by Inc. magazine. He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

 

 

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SAM Preccelerator Company Splash Accepted into Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

Splash logoCongratulations to SAM client and Preccelerator Company Splash for being accepted into the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the collaboration between ad company Wieden + Kennedy and Portland’s local tech community.  Splash was chosen from a group of over 400 applicants from around the world.  PIE will provide Splash with office space at Wieden + Kennedy and $20,000 in seed money, as well as three months of mentorship from former PIE participants and individuals from other successful tech ventures.

It is the goal of SAM’s Preccelerator Program to ready its companies to launch into accelerators or incubators, or out on their own.  We are very excited for Splash and will continue to support their successes!   Well done!

To view PIE’s announcement, click here.

For more information about our Preccelerator Program, or to apply, visit http://www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator.

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SAM Preccelerator Presents: Financial Forecasting & Modeling with Eli Eisenberg – July 9, 2013

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July 9, 2013

5:30pm-7:30pm

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This workshop explains how to successfully and thoroughly create
a financial forecast for your business.

Eli Eisenberg, Founder and CEO of Straight Line Management, will cover topics like:

 

  • Why the financial model and P&L forecast are critical components of commercialization
  • A recipe for developing a credible P&L forecast
  • Developing financial assumptions and a revenue forecast that is consistent with your company’s TAM, market assessment, and business model
  • A flexible template financial model that can be easily adapted to your company’s business

 

Featuring

 

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Eli Eisenberg, Founder & CEO

Straightline 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 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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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Offering Startup Formation Prize Package at Pay It Forward For Business Event – July 1, 2013

Pay It Forward

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, alongside Your Office Agent, The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Docstoc, Media leader, Azure Software, Metropole Capital, Insperity, Infusionsoft and Startup Workshops, bring you this year’s Pay it Forward for Business event entitled, “Incubate, Accelerate and Pay it Forward.”

 

Event Details:

Monday, July 1, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm
Satellite Santa Monica
3110 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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The free “Pay it Forward for Business” events are always based on the strong Santa Monica culture of helping one another in becoming established in their endeavors.  Thought leaders in every area of business competence from funding to marketing and everything in-between are joining forces for this year’s event.

This year they have over $15,000 worth of prizes and free advice to help you grow your business surrounded by the brightest and best in Santa Monica. We at Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, LLP are offering a prize package that includes a full startup company set-up package.  Applications can be picked up at our booth at the event.  Need not be present to win.

The event is supported by Santa Monica New Tech, Santa Monica Chamber, LAX Chamber and the Swedish Chamber and hosted by the team at Your office Agent with the assistance of our partners at Satellite and all the coworking spaces in Santa Monica.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Brand 101: Brands Don’t ‘Happen’ – They Are Created” with John Tabis of The Bouqs

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Brand 101:

“Brands Don’t ‘Happen’ – They are Created”

June 20, 2013

5:30pm-7:30pm

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Featuring

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 John Tabis, Founder and CEO of The Bouqs Company

John Tabis is Founder & CEO of The Bouqs Company.  Prior to Founding TheBouqs.com, John worked in strategy consulting at Bain & Company and in marketing strategy for brands including Disney, ESPN, ABC, Marvel, ShoeDazzle and Gerber Baby. John graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA with Honors from UCLA Anderson, where he studied on Fellowship. He lives in Venice, CA with his wife, son and pup Billie Jean.  He would like you to send your loved ones flowers.  Right.  Now.

 

What You’ll Learn:

Brands don’t ‘happen’.  Brands are created.  Every day your company’s brand your personal brand are being developed whether you like it or not.  The time to ‘figure out brand’ isn’t tomorrow, it isn’t today.  It was yesterday.  We’ll cover the basics of “Brand 101” and how to build, manage, and grow a brand effectively.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Company Splash has Launched in the App Store!

 

Splash logoWe’re proud to announce that Splash, one of SAM’s Preccelerator companies has launched it’s app in the App Store!

Splash, the brain child of Rory Reiff and Michael Wilson,  is a mobile social network that rethinks the process of sharing, and makes it all about your interests, not who you know. We are building a platform for mobile content creation that allows anyone to engage with existing communities that share their unique passions.

Dive into Splash!  Download the app here:  http://splash.io/download

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles to be a Venue for TechZulu’s 2013 Silicon Beach Tech Crawl!

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SAM is excited to announce that it will be a featured venue on the 2013 TechZulu Silicon Beach Tech Crawl on Thursday May 23 from 6pm-11pm.  For more information and to register for the Tech Crawl, visit http://techzulu.com/tz-tech-crawl-silicon-beach-2013/

What is a Tech Crawl?

It’s like a bar crawl, but featuring tech companies instead of bars. Each participating business will open its office for the duration of the crawl, giving you a chance to see where the magic happens and meet the team in an informal setting.  SAM will be featuring their Santa Monica office space and Preccelerator Program companies. Food and drinks will be served.

Why?

How often do you get to go behind the scenes at a company and experience where the work is done? Whether you’re a networked entrepreneur or just finding your way in the LA tech scene, TZ Tech Crawls give you a fun way to discover new things about the community and each other.

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Ten Lessons from Working on 30+ Startups Over the Past 15 Years” with Tony Karrer – May 14th, 2013

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Ten Lessons from Working on 30+ Startups Over the Past 15 Years

May 14, 2013
5:30pm-7:30pm
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Featuring

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Dr. Tony Karrer works as a part-time CTO for startups and midsize software companies providing – helping them get product out the door. He is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning, but over his 20 years; experience as a CTO he has worked on many different kinds of startups including being the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years.. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has also worked on projects for many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. 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. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events
What You’ll Learn
Tony looks back over his experience working with startups and extracts elements that have led to success or failure.  Many of the factors are not obvious and include building mystery to drive margin, why boring B2B companies often win but are challenging in other ways, how bootstrapping wins, integrating metrics from the start and many other similar lessons.

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