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Preccelerator Program Company Ballerz World’s Version 2.0 is a Slam Dunk

ballerzworld-logoStubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Preccelerator Program company Ballerz World announced today that it has launched its version 2.0 in the iOS App Store.  Founded by Navy veterans Kyle E. Cox and Nicholas Damuth, Ballerz World is the single largest marketplace that is dedicated to all things basketball. They help their worldwide users find basketball courts, as well as connect and play basketball with one another using their geo-location technology and over 12,000 pre-loaded basketball courts in every country, all while providing their users an opportunity to view and share content, in addition to buying discounted basketball gear via the in-app store portal.

During their beta phase, the Ballerz World basketball 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.

Version 2.0 of Ballerz World includes additional aggregated content from top Basketball creators such as trainers, leagues, highlights, news and lifestyle influencers, as well as the expansion and official debut of their in-app store portal.

“Man, I wish I’d had this type of app when I was playing pickup,” Co-Founder Kyle E. Cox stated. The Ballerz World brainstorm came to him while driving around Los Angeles thinking about basketball. “What if there was an app that tells you where the courts are, all around you? That would be so cool!”

To check out and download the Ballerz World App, click here.

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

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces New Class of Preccelerator® Program Companies

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the fifth class of its 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 access to a strategic perks portfolio worth over $200,000 with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to funded startup.

The new participants include:

ballerzworld-logoBallerz World is the single largest marketplace that is dedicated to all things basketball. Their worldwide market of 500 million ballerz, and 30 million in the US, can connect and play basketball with one another using our geo-location technology, and their 12,000 pre-loaded courts in every country. They have successfully aggregated the top basketball content on the web allowing our users to share and watch content, in addition to buying discounted basketball gear via the in-app store portal. Ballerz World will feature courts, players, leagues, training, multimedia, and e-commerce all through our digital platform. During its beta 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. Available in the iOS App Store.

style-md-logo StyleMD is the smartest way to find a fashion stylist that will help you look and feel more confident on any budget. They 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 StyleMD has got you covered. Available in the iOS App Store.

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Virtual Reality represents a creative revolution. Humans have always told stories with words and pictures. Now PlayspaceVR 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. http://playspacevr.com/

“The Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Preccelerator® Program is committed to continuing to support the Los Angeles technology scene and provide a platform for early stage companies to gain momentum and secure a solid foundation to build their businesses,” says Heidi Hubbeling, Co-Director of the Program.

Led by Stubbs Alderton Partner Louis Wharton and Heidi Hubbeling, the Preccelerator® Program has had great success with its classes, which has resulted in a majority of the companies being accepted into larger accelerator programs and incubators or successfully raising their seed funding round.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation 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, visit www.preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803.

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Preccelerator® Program Company Napkin Finance Featured in PopSugar Article

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Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program’s company Napkin Finance for being featured in a PopSugar article this week. The article, entitled “American Hustle: How the Next President Will Affect Your Finances” uses Napkin Finance’s easy to understand charts to explain how the upcoming election results will affect your personal finances.

To view the full article click here.
To learn more about Napkin Finance click here.

For more about the Preccelerator Program, contact HeidiHubbeling, Director at (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com

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Preccelerator Program Company Voter Featured in New York Times Article

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This week Preccelerator Program company Voter was featured in a New York Times article entitled, “Answering the Call of the Election Season.”

 

To view the full article click here.

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

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Preccelerator® Program Company Napkin Finance Featured in Forbes Article

 

Congratulations to Preccelerator® Program company Napkin Finance for being featured in Forbes this week, discussing the evolution of the idea for Napkin Finance and what the future holds for the company.

To view the full article, click here.

Credit: Napkin Finance

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Preccelerator Program Company Verde Circle Partners with Intuit

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Congratulations to Preccelerator Program company Verde Circle for the launch of their software SyncTwixt in the Intuit App store!  SyncTwixt is a suite of business data sync tools that make syncing invoices, managing a company’s cash flow, products, returns, and syncing inventory data to 3rd parties much easier! Integrations with ShipStation, QuickBooks Online, and more.

We are very proud of your successes!

To learn more about Verde Circle, visit:  http://verdecircle.com/

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

 

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SAM Preccelerator® Program Company Voter Featured in Wired Magazine and Sirius XM radio.

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Congratulations to SAM Preccelerator® Program’s company Voter for being picked as the #1 app to help get you through the presidential election by Wired Magazine. Voter’s CEO, Hunter Scarborough, also gave an interview on Sirus XM POTUS radio this week with Michael Steele and Ruck Ungar about this amazing new app. Voter is matchmaking for politics.  Voter analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your 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. Voter displays your match score as a percentage, describing how closely your views align with each candidate. On Election Day Voter shows you where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.

To read Wired Magazine’s full article click here [https://www.wired.com/2016/09/6-apps-get-presidential-election/ ] .

To listen the Sirus XM POTUS interview with Voter click here. [ https://soundcloud.com/hunter-james-718166662/hunter-scarborough-on-steele-ungar-sirius-xm ]

To learn more about Voter download the app for your iphone or android.

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

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Preccelerator Program Company Voter Hits Up Media Row at the Republican National Convention

voterSAM Preccelerator Program company Voter, (Newsweek’s named #1 Up and Coming App for 2016) made a huge debut at the Republican and Democratic Conventions and Freedom Fest this year to promote their app, available both on iOS and Android.

What is Voter? VBreitbartoter is matchmaking for politics.   Voter analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your 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. Voter displays your match Hunter-Scarborough-Politicon-MoKelly-2-580x423score as a percentage, describing how closely your views align with each candidate. On Election Day Voter shows you where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.

Voter will currently match you to the 2016 presidential hopefuls, candidates for governor, candidates for senate, and candidates for congress, there are plans to grow into local elections, including City Council and School Board seats.Hunter-Scarborough-with-Chris-Matthews-RNC-2-740x410

Through attending the Republican National Convention and making rounds in Media Row, Voter has received additional exposure from BBC, Breitbart, and founder Hunter Scarborough’s own alma mater, Chapman University.

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To view the articles, click below.

 

To learn more about Voter, visit www.voter.xyz.  For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

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Preccelerator® Program Company BallParq Launches Crowdfunder Campaign

SAM Preccelerator® Program company BallParq, a web-based platform for building startup financial models for entrepreneurs, universities and incubators, has launched a Crowdfunder campaign with the mission of raising $300,000. To view their campaign, visit https://www.crowdfunder.com/ballparq/invest

 

Ballparq is a web-based platform that lets entrepreneurs create engaging financial model through an easy-to-use interactive process. The entrepreneur is able to demonstrate financial sophistication by telling the story of their business from the bottom up.

  • Step-by-step: With Ballparq, entrepreneurs will be guided through a logical step-by-step interview that documents key assumptions about their business model while at the same time trains them to think about their business financials in conventional terms that are easily communicated to others.
  • Customizable templates: We will have industry specific templates and Ballparq will enable the entrepreneur to form complex connections between assumptions through a simple user interface. The entrepreneur won’t need to be a financial engineer to test the unique interdependencies between activities, revenues, and costs within their business.
  • What-if analysis: Users can make side-by-side copies of their models and utilize built-in knobs and levers that adjust model parameters on the fly to do effective “What-if” analysis.
  • Secure Sharing: Ballparq will enable users to interactively share their models with others in a secure environment.
  • Marketplace: Ballparq will serve as a marketplace for user engagement. With public and private live chat, users will be able to connect with the larger user community. They will be able to share their custom templates and discuss startup strategies and contacts with each other. Users will also be able to connect with consultants or other startup service vendors to assist in taking their startup to the next level.

For more information about BallParq, contact founder Carey Chico at carey@ballparq.io.  To learn more about the Preccelerator® Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

 

 

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Preccelerator Program Presents: “The Art of Fundraising Episode I: 5 Types of Funding” – July 21st

Join the SAM Preccelerator Program
for this exclusive event!

 

 

 “The Art of Fundraising Episode I:  5 Types of Funding

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 5:30pm-8:00pm

 **Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

Register!

Parking

4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

 

 

Featuring

 

Moderator:

Delilah PanioDelilah Panio, Founder, Stiletto Dash

I love helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams… just like I am!

As the founder of Stiletto Dash, I am passionate about helping women build their dream companies and achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. Through my one-on-one consulting and soon to be launched online courses, I work with clients on their business planning and getting investor-ready.

I am leading the L.A. chapter of SheEO’s Radical Generosity program in which 1000 women invest $1000 to provide low interest loans to 10 local women-led companies. I am also a Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses. As well, I am active in the LA entrepreneur community, including as the Co-Chair of Women in LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) and coach for local pitch competitions.

My background is as a capital markets expert with 10 years in business development at the Toronto Stock Exchange, including as the Director, Business Development & Strategy. I have advised many companies on the going public process and can provide an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the United States.

Panelists:

Sarah MoretSarah Moret, Crosscut Ventures – Venture Capital

Sarah is an Associate at Crosscut Ventures. Her role includes meeting with startups, evaluating investment opportunities, and helping to manage fund operations. Prior to joining Crosscut, Sarah was at Formation8 Partners, a Venture Capital fund in San Francisco, where she focused on finance, operations, and due diligence for the fund’s hardware investments. Prior to that, Sarah worked in PwC’s Transaction Services Consulting Practice, advising clients on M&As, IPOs, and various other capital market transactions.

evan markilesEvan Markiles, FlashFunders –  Crowdfunding

Evan is the Business Operations Manager at FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform. An attorney, Evan works with companies that are interested in raising equity funding on FlashFunders, and manages companies’ offerings from the onboarding stage to closing.

 

frank obrienFrank O’Brien, Silicon Valley Bank – Lending

Frank O’Brien is currently a Senior Associate with the SVB Technology and Life Sciences Teams based in Orange County, CA, focused on companies from the pre-revenue stage though over $100MM in revenues. Areas of focus include Big Data, Analytics, SaaS Platforms/Infrastructure, Medical Device, and Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. O’Brien joined SVB in early 2011 as an Associate, where he was responsible for financial analysis, business analysis, credit underwriting, portfolio management and new client development.

 

Alfred MirandaAlfred Miranda, Analog – An Idea Company, Inc. – Angel Investor

Angel Investment Firm owned by my partners and I to provide: Funding, Guidance, Technology Acumen, and Mentorship to promising Start-ups.

 

 

Andy TomatAndy Tomat, Teradyne – Strategic Investor

Andy was hired by Teradyne in the Fall of 2008 as the first head of Corporate Development to grow and diversify Teradyne’s business outside of semiconductor equipment through acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Areas of particular focus include Green Tech, Medical Equipment, Wireless and Optical Communication products.

Prior to Teradyne, Andy was the Sr. Director of Product Management at Peerless Systems Corporation where he led a team to deliver high performance color imaging products to market and enabled the company to become the 3rd best performer on NASDAQ in 2005. He was also with Peerless in the mid-1990’s where he helped coordinate their successful IPO.

As a consultant with the Adrenaline Group in Washington DC, he performed technology due diligence for a unit of NASDAQ (now FINRA); and in partnership with McKinsey & Co. helped a Nortel spin off (now Bill-Me-Later) re-position their online payment processing system to appeal to Amazon.com and Dell.

Andy has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, finance, M&A, and new business development at large organizations like Canon and Perkin-Elmer, and as co-founder of several startups in the imaging space. He holds multiple patents in digital imaging and content management and has participated in various international standards groups.

 

 

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Our extensive slate of monthly Strategic Interest Group meetings and panel discussions feature exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities. Our annual Meet the VC conference, First Look LA and the LAVA Awards Dinner are our region’s premiere forums on investment capital. We also co-produce events with many of our affiliated organizations. www.lava.org

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