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Preccelerator® Program Company Animate Objects Featured as Official AR App at VRLA Expo 2017

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ARGO Adds Augmented Reality Infotainment, Commerce, and Analytics To “Destination Venues.”

Guests are engaged and incentivized while site operators get all new insight into their patrons.

Preccelerator Program company Animate Objects (AO) is excited to announce the launch of ARGO, the gamified AR location platform that drives engagement and commerce at “Destination Venues” like theme parks, resort, shopping malls, as well as in-the-wild. While ARGO keeps guests occupied, venue operators use ARGO’s real-time management dashboard to monitor and analyze their visitors and properties.

“Every single destination venue is being hijacked by competing brands right on their property. ARGO enables these operators to take back control of their premises and gives guests a reason to share their information.” said CEO of AO, Chance Roth. “It’s truly a new way to always be connected to your customers, and maximize their experience before, during and after their visit.”

ARGO creates a completely immersive experience throughout a venue including enhanced attractions, shop, food and merchandise. Long wait times become play time. Dioramas, set pieces and merchandise become fully interactive and augmented. Venues use ARGO’s real-time dashboard to manage the operation and identify and drive traffic to underutilized areas maximizing revenue per square foot by leveraging real-time and historical guest data.

AO is also proud to have ARGO named as the official AR App for the VRLA Expo 2017. They are looking for new partner venues and licensing opportunities for “in-the-wild” deployments.

AO is a leading developer of Augmented and Virtual Reality (VR and AR) software, tools and experiences for consumer product, shopping and theme park industries. Roth is a veteran entrepreneur having started a successful toy company and one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history that actually shipped.

Check out Argo this weekend at VRLA Expo 2017, click below to purchase tickets.
For more information about Argo, contact Ken Harris at (619) 630-7684 or press@animateobjects.net

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

 

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Preccelerator® Program Alumni Company Rally Networks Featured in Virgin Media Business Blog

Rally NetworksPreccelerator® Program alumni company Rally Networks was featured on the Virgin Media Business Blog catching up with co-founder Cory Azzalino and discussing how far the company has come in the six months since they have left the Virgin Media Business Accelerator, including a partnership with black cab hailing app GETT. Congratulations Rally on all your progress!

About Rally Networks
Mobile apps are the best way to keep connected to customers, but the biggest problem for businesses is how do you actually get your customers to discover and download your app? Rally solves this problem by reaching and rewarding customers for their engagement when they are in relevant locations, leading to incredible activation rates. Rally is a marketing technology company helping businesses make lasting connections with their customers. Rally helps transition customers onto mobile platforms and drives higher sales through increased customer loyalty, satisfaction, foot traffic and dwell time. Rally collects data and engages customers with custom content served at the most opportune time. www.rallycharge.com

To read the full article visit the Virgin Media Business Blog here. 

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

 

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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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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!

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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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“Steering Company Culture During Growth” with Sue Funkhouser

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Company Culture

“Steering Company Culture During Growth”

According to Inc. Magazine, 75% of the CEOs of privately held, high-growth companies that they surveyed, the hardest thing about managing a growing workforce is “maintaining company culture.”

THURSDAY MARCH 16TH 2017
5:30pm-8:00pm

**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

Featuring

Sue Funkhouser

Sue Funkhouser, Managing Principal, Pinwheel Performance

Sue Funkhouser is a management consultant and coach at Pinwheel Performance. For 15 years, she has helped companies from Fortune 500, Startups and Non-Profits to improve organizational performance. Sue’s passion is helping founders grow their companies by developing leaders, teams and company culture. She mentors entrepreneurs and facilitates team and culture workshops at the SAM Preccelerator and Cross Campus. Sue also speaks to groups such as Young President’s Organization and has authored an e-booklet, Steering Company Culture during Growth.

She earned a Masters of Organization Development from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Sue’s former career was in advertising where she held positions such as V.P., Account Director at Ogilvy & Mather.

Based in Los Angles, she is an avid ocean swimmer. Connect with her on Twitter and Linked-In.

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In Case You Missed “Networking for Capital” with Len Lanzi…

On behalf of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles thank you to everyone who attended the “Networking for Capital” event with Executive Director of LAVA, Len Lanzi. To those that were unable to make it, the full video from the event can be viewed below.

For more about the Preccelerator® Program or to subscribe to our mailing list for events, contact Heidi Hubbeling, COO at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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Preccelerator® Program Company Ballerz World Featured on U.S. Defense Department Blog

Ballerz World Preccelerator® Program company Ballerz World was featured this week on the U.S. Defense Department Science Blog in an interview discussing how the military helped prepare founders Kyle E. Cox and Nicholas Damuth, for careers in technology.

Ballerz World is the single largest marketplace that is dedicate to all things basketball. The app allows the worldwide basketball market of 500 million, and 30 million in the U.S., to connect and play basketball with one another using geo-location technology. Ballerz World features courts, players, leagues, training, multimedia, and e-commerce all through a digital platform. During its MVP phase, the Ballerz World app received more than 10 awards, including the People’s Choice Award at the CES Mobile Apps Showdown, and the Best GPS-Enabled App at the Mobile App Awards. www.ballerzworld.com.

To read the full article visit the U.S. Defense Department’s Blog here. 

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

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Founder of Preccelerator® Program Company Voter Acqui-hired by Brigade

Voter Hunter Scarborough, CEO of Preccelerator® Program company Voter, announced this week that Brigade, a civic engagement and activism platform, has brought him on as an acqui-hire.   Brigade hasn’t purchased Scarborough’s company or assets and there are plans to shutter Voter later this year. Scarborough will work on the product team to create tools that’ll enable citizens to become more active in local and state elections.

“I’m thrilled to be joining an such a talented and experienced team tackling some the same problems we were at Voter. We’ll be sunsetting Voter in 2017, but its spirit and mission will live on at Brigade,” Scarborough said in a statement.

Voter is matchmaking for politics, it analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All users have to do is answer a few simple questions about their political opinions. Swipe through issues quickly. Need more info about a question? Tap the card to get more information, including bullet points for and against. The app displays users match score as a percentage, describing how closely their views align with each candidate. On Election Day they’ll tell users where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.

To read the article on Venture Beat click here. 

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

 

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Startup Superhero Series with Kimberly Brooks – Dot-Com Entrepreneur, Artist and Tech Wizard at Lightray

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Startup Superhero

What is a Startup Superhero? Join us as Kimberly Brooks, Founder and Chief Strategist of Lightray, is interviewed by Kevin DeBre, Partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, stories from her Dot-Com adventures, and how entrepreneurship has changed for her today.

When:
Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30-6:15pm – Networking
6:15-7:30pm – Fireside Chat with Kimberly Brooks

Where:
SAM Preccelerator Program
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Kimberly Brooks

Kimberly Brooks is a Contemporary American Painter, Innovator, Technologist. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and has been showcased in juried exhibitions, including curators from Mira Schor, Chris Burden, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As founding arts editor at the Huffington Post, Brooks grew the section to 22M unique monthly readers/month. She also founded the Science Section and Art Meets Science. In 1996, Brooks founded of Lightray, a web development incubator and design lab which works with numerous companies around the world: www.lightray.com. Website www.kimberlybrooks.com

Moderator 

Kevin DeBre 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.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a 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 the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our 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 our Firm. For more information, visit www.stubbsalderton.com

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