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Preccelerator Program Company Voter Featured in Tech Crunch, Fast Company and The Daily Dot!

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Congratulations to Preccelerator Program company Voter for being featured in multiple publications this month!  Voter was featured in Tech Crunch, Fast Company and The Daily Dot.

Voter is Tinder for Politics.  Answer a few simple questions and find out which politicians truly have your best interests at heart, and have a track record to back it up.voter

To view the articles click below:

Tech Crunch

The Daily Dot

Fast Company

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

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You’re Invited! Startup Superhero Series with James Citron and Networking Under the Stars – Nov 12, 2015

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Startup Superhero Series & Networking Under the Stars

 

Please join CohnReznick LLP and Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP for a special invitation-only speaker session followed by an opportunity to network under the stars.

What is a startup superhero? Join us as James Citron, CEO of Pledgeling, is interviewed by Matt Swider, US Mobile Editor for TechRadar, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it feels like to create a brand used by thousands of people.

When:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:30-7:00pm – Startup Superhero Series with James Citron
7:00pm-9:30pm – Networking Under the Stars (2nd Floor Patio)

 

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

RSVP:

Katie Garcia, 310-843-8218

Speakers

Matt SwiderMatt Swider is the Mobile Editor of TechRadar.com, covering smartphones, wearables and car tech. He began writing about gadgets when we started his own video game news and reviews website at 14 back in 1999. He holds a Journalism degree from Pennsylvania State University.
James CitronJames Citron is a mobile entrepreneur, evangelist, and disruptor. Over the last dozen years, Citron has led multiple companies through acquisitions, built products that have reached 150MM Americans on mobile and launched mobile products in 20 countries.

As Co-Founder & CEO of Mogreet, he helped to jump start the mobile video industry when his products powered the first mobile video campaigns for ABC, Fox, Nike and Paramount beginning in 2008. Nicknamed the ‘Father of MMS’, Citron’s company sent the first cross-carrier MMS in the market and today, his technology powers 80% of all MMS messaging sent by US brands. While serving as President of Outspoken, his mobile CRM platform become an industry standard used by brands and agencies to power over fifty thousand mobile campaigns. As CRO of mGage, Mr. Citron’s ran the largest mobile messaging business in the United States delivering over four billion mobile messages annually to over fifty percent of American wireless subscribers. In

2015, Mr. Citron recently joined Pledgeling as its CEO with the goal of making charitable donations via mobile simple, secure and fun.

Citron is a long-time active member of the Mobile Marketing Association and author of several mobile industry guidelines currently in use today. He is a frequent speaker at leading industry trade events, published author, educator, and an advisor and investor in early-stage companies. Citron is a graduate of Princeton University.

 

 

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
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.

About CohnReznick

CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today’s dynamic business environment demands. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with offices nationwide, CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, private equity and financial services firms, government contractors, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, has more than 2,700 employees including nearly 300 partners and is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.

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SAM Joint Venture Online Equity Funding Platform FlashFunders Surpasses Twelve Million In Investments for Startups

flashfunders2SAM joint venture, FlashFunders, the online equity funding platform accelerating innovation within the capital raising landscape, today announced on its one-year anniversary that it has successfully funded over twelve million dollars in startup seed rounds. In addition to this investments milestone, FlashFunders will partner with Raven Ventures to further ensure that featured offerings are provided access to an extensive global network of accredited investors. Raven Ventures, a leading global seed and early stage venture capital firm, has committed to investing five million dollars in startups listing on the FlashFunders platform effective immediately.

To read the full press release, click here.

About FlashFunders

FlashFunders, the online equity funding platform, provides equal investing and funding opportunities for all. FlashFunders empowers startups to raise capital for free and democratizes investor access. Startups are able to manage their whole offerings online while investors can discover new companies and invest as little as $1,000. FlashFunders is a broker-dealer, securities law firm and technology platform rolled into one ecosystem–a powerful combination providing efficiencies that save investors time and startups money. Launched in 2014, FlashFunders is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit www.flashfunders.com and follow FlashFunders on Twitter at https://twitter.com/flashfunders.

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Preccelerator Program Pizza and Pitch Day!

Big shout out to our Preccelerator companies that participated in this month’s Pizza and Pitch day!  A mock pitch session was organized for each company to present to their peers and mentors and receive constructive critiques.  A great success!  Prizes were given for pitching the closest to the alotted time frame, best PowerPoint presentation, and the People’s Choice award.   A big “thank you” to Preccelerator mentor Mark Wald of Supporting Strategies for sitting in as a guest judge today.  For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Operations, at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.

CardBlanc

CardBlanc

District2

District2

GoGet!

GoGet!

LockAware

LockAware

Peer Office

Peer Office

Preccelerator Program - Hard at Work!

Preccelerator Program – Hard at Work!

Prize Winners for Time Frame and People's Choice! District2!

Prize Winners for Time Frame and People’s Choice! District2! From Left: Cassie Betts, Heidi Hubbeling, Sean Fitzpatrick

Rally Networks

Rally Networks

Team(You)

Team(You)

Verde Circle

Verde Circle

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Technical Debt: The Silent Startup Killer” with Evan Dorn

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
For this Exclusive Event!

 

 

“Technical Debt:
The Silent Startup Killer”

 

Taking out a loan or using your credit card offers short-term advantages in return for long-term costs — debt and interest. Short term decision-making with software has equivalent consequences: ‘get it done by Friday’ often leads to bad code that will accrue interest by making all future tasks take longer.

Programming teams are always under pressure to deliver quickly, so the effect is universal. The resulting ‘technical debt’ is just as deadly to your bottom line as financial debt, but isn’t visible on any balance sheet and so is hard to manage well. Ignored or misunderstood by leadership, tech debt often progressively worsens until the software becomes unmanageable and the company fails.

Learn how technical debt happens, the risks it poses to your company, and how to control and manage it. This talk is aimed more at a management audience than a technical audience.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015
 
5:30pm-8:00pm
 
**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**
Register!

 

 

 

 

Featuring

A former engineer and scientist, Evan Dorn is now a 20-year web development veteran who has been part of over 50 web development projects including a dozen startups. His company, Logical Reality Design, Inc. specializes in fast builds of startup MVPs and rescues of troubled software projects that have gotten into the weeds with poor code or poor process. Evan is a boardgame fanatic and devoted lover of Pasadena. He received his Ph.D. in Computation and Neuroscience from Caltech and has resided in the area for 18 years.


   

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

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “PR for Startups” with Jessica Engholm – ESSE PR

 

 

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
for this exclusive event!

 

 

“PR for Startups”

 

ESSE PR’s founder Jessica Engholm will be providing an in-depth presentation and discussion on how startups can best utilize public relations.

Jessica will address the notorious questions that startups really want answered:

What type of companies need PR? When is it needed? What is the ROI? How much does it cost? Will it increase sales? How long will it take to see results? How should a startup select an agency?

The program will also include an overview of public relations strategies and tactics,  how PR differs between mature companies and startups, DIY methods versus professional services, and the ESSE PR program developed specificaly for startups.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

**Networking with food and drinks to start!**

 

***SAM Partner Scott Alderton to pass the
Heart Centered Tech Award to This Month’s Honoree***

 

Register!

 

Featuring

 

Jessica Engholm, Founder, ESSE PR

 

ESSE PR’s Jessica Engholm, best known for avant-garde PR tactics, has worked with some of today’s most revered consumer brands, startups, technology, and entertainment entities. To name a few: HBO, Dove, Wells Fargo, PG&E, celebrities including Al Pacino and Ricky Gervais, Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as non-profits: Boys & Girls Club, Alzheimer’s Research for a Cure, Special Olympics, and UCSF Hospital.

Jessica is the founder and principal of ESSE PR, an agency aiming to redefine standards and practices of public relations. Based out of San Francisco and Santa Monica, ESSE PR has scaled to a network of more than150 publicists since 2009. ESSE’s clients, both established companies, as well as startups in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, are regularly featured in media majors including Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Tech Crunch, NY Times, and more.

ESSE’s owner, Jessica Engholm has been nominated for PR Week’s 40 Under 40, and is a recipient of PR News’ Platinum Award for digital campaigns.

More information on ESSE can be found at www.essepr.com

Additional Career Highlights of Jessica Engholm:

  • September 2012: Secured a partnership between The Officecreator Ricky Gervais and and the the technology startup CloudTalk. Developed a respective campaign that resulted in more than 500 M media impressions, 500,000 product downloads, as well as an API integration with Twitter.
  • March, 2014: Facilitating a partnership between fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker and a Los Angeles based jewelry e-commerce company WeTheAdorned, resulting in 300 M media views pre-launch.
  • October, 2014: With relevant clients and experience with Silicon Valley startups and venture capitalists, Engholm was tapped as a PR and technical advisor to the HBO series Silicon Valley, Season 2. 

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Announcing FlashFunders Exclusive Partnership With Intuit’s QuickBooks Small Business Center

 

Complete Guide to Equity Financing

 

SAM is proud to announce that FlashFunders has established an exclusive partnership with Inuit’s Quickbooks Small Business Center.  As part of that partnership, Quickbooks and FlashFunders present, “The Complete Guide to Equity Financing.”

To view an informative PDF featuring video interviews and in-depth articles from FlashFunders execs and industry experts, click here.

For more information about FlashFunders, visit www.flashfunders.com

 

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Peer Office

A “peer-to-peer” exchange for short or long term office, conference, and event space

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Peer Office is a “peer-to-peer” exchange for short or long term office, conference, and event space. The site allows individuals or companies to post a listing and our membership has access to search for the space they need. There are no transaction fees for either side and the communication is direct between the parties. Peer Office creates a platform for connection and exchange in a market that is not served by real estate brokers or conventional listing services and is part of the new share economy revolutionizing our economy. Most people utilize the peer-to-peer culture as a marketing ploy, we however understand the truth of the share culture and strive to not only serve our membership but also utilize diverse space not being utilized conventionally. Our promotional trial lets our membership have access to many of our co-share work facilities.

NEWS & PRESS

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Online applications for the Preccelerator® Program are now open! To qualify for acceptance, please fill out our online application. Once submitted, someone from our review committee will contact you.

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

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
for this exclusive event!

 

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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.

 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

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 Preccelerator Program Presents: “Social Media for Business” with Fife Star Media

Join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

for this exclusive event!

 

 

“Social Media for Business”

 

Facebook! Twitter! Instagram! Snapchat! Oh My! What’s a business to do? Which of these Social Media tools fits your specific business needs? If you don’t have the right answer or are simply guessing, you need this event!

We’ll guide you through the ever-changing waters of the world wide web (Remember when we actually called it that?) because what you did last month doesn’t always fit today’s trends.

This interactive session is designed to help focus your social media output, understand your target audience, learn proper engagement strategies and discuss best practices for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for Business.

We’ll help you:

1.  Understand how to identify your Social Media Target Audience
2.  Learn About Engagement Strategies
3. Discuss Best Practices for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for Business

 

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**

 

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Featuring

 

 

 

Brian Fife –  Take one part passionate wordsmith and add a dash of possible obsessive compulsive disorder. Add in a keen ear for finding a voice, vision and brand in between the clutter. Mix with a shaker of rum and you’ve got the mad science recipe for Fife. In between his fascination with the internet, finding new music and the written word, he builds Fife Star Media’s client base through wit and charm. (At least, that’s what we tell him. It’s honestly just perseverance and initiative.)

Heather Davis – Social Media isn’t just a hobby for the special events and programs supervisor turned digital marketing manager with a Pinterest addiction, it’s her passion. A glimpse at her photo blogs and Instagram account of her adorable one year old little man and a shih tzu with a big personality, will show you how everyday is an adventure in Heather’s world. She brings creativity, out of the box ideas, as well as unique perspective and experience to every client and project, usually with DIY instructions written on the latest chalkboard painted weekend project.

Fife Star Media is a collective of like-minded entrepreneurs, focused on working directly with businesses that need a visually dynamic and expressive online presence to capture new clientele. We bring individual expertise in social media, creative writing, web & graphic design as well as Google AdWords & Local Reputation solutions. As a team, we build your brand by solving the web based problems nearly all businesses face in a detailed and creative fashion. Our clients are businesses who either lack the time or acumen to manage and build their online image.

 

 

   
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking
4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall
We hope to see you there!
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