Entrepreneurship

Wearable IoT World (WIoTW), based in San Francisco and heralded as the world’s first accelerator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and emerging technologies, today has officially launched the U.S.-Pan Asia IoT Superhighway accelerator in Hong Kong. Closing a round of USD 4.5 million led by Radiant Venture Capital, the accelerator will focus on driving IoT innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Asia while pushing forward IoT development globally.

It’s a known fact that there are more men than women in tech, and those numbers aren’t getting better — in 2013, women held 26 percent of computing jobs in the United States, as opposed to 35 percent in 1990. Women are underrepresented in tech industries, and it has proven difficult to attract them to such a male-dominated industry filled with plenty of stereotypes.

There are many factors to consider when your company is ready to embark upon an acquisition. If you believe your business is valuable to somebody and you want to sell or get acquired by a larger organization there are a few steps you can take to increase your value and negotiate for favorable terms.

rhubarb studios, the Los Angeles-based venture studio that helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding. This money will be used to further grow the studio and amplify resources for [build], rhubarb studios’ three-month immersive coaching program which takes startups from conception to series A.

Technology is constantly evolving and maturing. It moves from a nascent, undefined entity to one that is widely accepted and becomes so commonplace that we wonder how we ever functioned without it. Mobile and cloud are two prominent examples of such a journey. From businesses to individual consumers, everyone is connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time. Internet of things has been THE hot topic for the past couple of years and that trend continues into 2016 and beyond.

The holidays are here, bringing with them the annual boost in retail purchases. According to a recent survey, around 40 percent of U.S. consumers are ready to increase their spending this season, and the tech industry in particular is sure to see a lot of that business. If you’ll be catering to electronics consumers in the coming weeks, take advantage of these simple tips to make sure your holidays are merry and profitable.

Make In LA begun the process of recruiting Batch 2 of their Make in LA hardware accelerator. A great opportunity for any early stage hardware startup.
Make in LA is LA’s first hardware accelerator. Make in LA makes hardware less hard, working with 5 promising start-ups at a time.

It’s not always easy to find the right people to do the job. Holiday hiring is a little bit harder because of the hurry associated with it. Staffing for busy holidays goes beyond big business as well as retail stores. If you are in the retail sales, hospitality, technology, inventory, administrative or fall under larger commercial companies, then you know you will require extra help during the holiday season.

LA is one of the most unique places in America for innovation and we get some of the biggest venture capitalist not only in LA but in the world!
LA Tech may be the second largest tech hub in the world, however its only a matter of time before its number 1!

Building a company for the purpose of selling it is a proven strategy for a fast payoff. Like any asset, the more attractive a business is to potential acquirers, the more likely it will be purchased. Focusing on the key elements that larger brands examine when they consider an acquisition is crucial for obtaining the best price and for establishing a corporate brand that distinguishes itself from its competitors as a valuable asset. There is a strong argument that can be made for preparing to sell your company from Day 1 by strategically positioning your company in a growth industry where merger and acquisition activity is likely.