Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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From The Trenches: Interview with Jeff Ponchick, VP at SoundCloud

When Billie Eilish uploaded her song ‘Ocean Eyes’ to SoundCloud at the ripe old age of 13, she had no idea it would ignite her career. Now, she sits atop the charts and is considered music royalty.  But as Jeff...

From The Trenches: How this Startup Dad is Teaching his Kids About Entrepreneurship this Summer 

Summer 2020 is going to be different for most of us and, most importantly, our kids. Most IRL (in real life) activities are canceled or have gone virtual. Your kids won’t be hitting up the public pool, going to...

From The Trenches: Interview with Dave Herman, Former Director of Data at Bird.co, Carey Ransom from OC4 Venture Studio

Don’t be a sucker for dumb money. Dumb money will eat your startup alive.  What is dumb money? Dumb money tends to be solely transactional. You provide equity, and the dumb money provides the cash. The deal is done.  Smart money...

From The Trenches: Interview With Ruben Schultz, Co-Founder of Swoop

All companies face challenges. But when your company is built upon the premise of putting large groups of people together in small spaces, the challenges become even greater in the age of COVID-19.  But Ruben Schultz, co-founder of Swoop, appears...

From The Trenches: Interview with Greg Kim, CMO at Slickdeals

Slickdeals has the audacious mission of ‘Helping Shoppers Win Everywhere’. The company describes itself as the largest and most trusted deal-sharing community on the planet, and with over 25 million users, who can argue?  Founded in 1999 by VanTrac, Slickdeals...

Simon Sinek Launches ‘Book Club With Simon’

For those of you that haven't heard of Simon Sinek, he is a British-born American author and motivational speaker. In 2009 Simon started a movement to help people become more inspired at work and, in turn, inspire their colleagues...

From The Trenches: Interview with Shai Rambod, CEO at MyChon, a 23andMe for Cellular Health

For the better part of the last decade, through the rise of wearable devices, genetic testing, and data-driven technologies, individuals now have more information than ever about their own health, encouraging health education and literacy. This can translate to...

From The Trenches: Interview With Global Learning XPRIZE Finalist, Pubbly

Recently, LA Startups had the opportunity to sit down with Josh Powe, the lead advisor for Pubbly, a division of Curriculum Concepts International (CCI), to discuss how the Pubbly team put to work its $1 million Global Learning XPRIZE...

How To Determine If You’re Working With A Reputable Recruiter

Over the last decade, recruiters have received a bad rep. That fact has made the process of finding a good recruiter increasingly difficult. Much of that is due to bad operators who hire inexperienced talent and then throw them...

20 Top Reasons to Fire Your Co-Founder

Co-founders, business partner, or founding team of a company can be fired, and even the late great Steve Jobs found that out when he was booted from Apple. He did manage to return, but that doesn’t change the fact...

12 Top Organizations Supporting Women In Tech

While many organizations in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industry are providing their female employees with female-centric professional development training and mentoring programs, many women in tech still report feelings of isolation and exclusion in the workplace....

Understanding How Stereotypes Negatively Impact Autistic Talent

Imagine being on the autism spectrum and entering into a job interview where you know that up to 90% of people like you are unemployed or under-employed. What does this do to your confidence? How would you work to...

Tips To Help You Become a Great Graphic Designer

A company's communication (branding, imagery, packaging, etc) lies at the heart of a graphic designer. While your duties may involve extensive work with images, unlike artists they do not produce “art for art’s sake.” A graphic designer must get across...

LAstartups.com Partners with auticon to Help Foster Neurodiversity and Inclusion at Tech Companies in Los Angeles

We are excited to announce our newest partnership with auticon, a company that provides technology services through a team of highly-skilled software developers, data analysts, QA automation engineers and more with a hybrid onsite and offsite work model. auticon...

25 Best Podcast Episodes From Cathy Heller: Don’t Keep Your Day Job

We are a super fan of LA-based podcaster, Cathy Heller, she’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in...

Casey Neistat Moving To Los Angeles

YouTube star, Casey Neistat announced via his vlog today he is moving to LA this coming July. Dropped $3.7 million in cash for his contemporary mini-compound in Venice Beach (HERE). Congrats on baby girl #2 and the move to LA. We're...

6 Top Soft Skills You Need To Work At a Startup

When Google first started, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, set up their hiring algorithms to sift for Computer Science students with top grades from the elite universities. Their belief was that technology can only be truly understood by those...

How to Build a Better Tech Talent Pipeline

In the tech industry, your brand is only as good as the talented people you have. That’s why you need to make sure you have a strong tech talent pipeline. If you’re in the tech startup world, then you’re certainly...

4 Secrets to Retaining Your Tech Talent

The supply of tech talent is dwindling, so how can you entice your current tech workers to stay? We have some tips to help you convince your workers to remain. Many smaller tech companies these days feel like they’re the...

How I Got a Programming Job in Los Angeles Bustling Tech Hub

Searching for a job as a software engineer is really painful. There’s a new tech company popping up every minute of the day, and it’s tough to know which one to choose from. Obviously, I should be grateful for all...

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