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 that a co-founder can be fired. The cliche is that a co-founder relationship is like a marriage. And, just like with romantic dating, your best bet is to get them to...

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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. In some cases, being in a male-dominated environment also resulted in feelings of alienation. Fortunately, women in tech have plenty of online communities and resources to alleviate their feelings of isolation,...

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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 disguise your autism during the interview? What stereotypes might exist among your potential co-workers or the person interviewing you? For many, these are impossible odds that can cause stress and a...

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LAstartups.com Partners with auticon to Help Foster Neurodiversity and Inclusion in 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 is also a social enterprise which employs adults who are on the autism spectrum. At LAstartups.com, we strive to cover the culture of startups and technology companies- especially when it comes...

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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 super excited to have you hangin' with us in LA. See you around Abbot Kinney Blvd.  Here are a few Things To Do in Venice Beach.  

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What Does It Take To Win Over An Investor? An Interview With CEO of Monday Motorbikes

What Does It Take To Win Over An Investor For Your Startup? Is it timing, expertise, personal interest or ROI? Why, when you feel that you are sitting on a gold mine, is it seemingly impossible to get investors to see the potential? I sat down with Josh Rasmussen, CEO of Monday Motorbikes, to chat and discuss some hurdles his company is facing in securing their next funding round. Your...

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4 Tips For Building A Personal Brand

Here’s a list of how you can go about creating your own personal brand. Most people know about company branding, and in fact, business execs spend an inordinate amount of time making sure that their company brand projects the right sort of attitude and reputation. But you also need your own personal brand, especially in the workplace and in your industry. Your personal brand is like your shortcut identity in...

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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 who actually studied technology. They found out much later that this hiring principle wasn’t exactly accurate. In 2013, Google computers tracked all their data concerning their hiring, promoting, and firing of...

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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 quite aware that competition is growing fierce these days. It’s like there’s a new company cropping up each day. This increasingly crowded space simply emphasizes how you need to have...

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