Entrepreneurship

The considerable hype that Jet.com received prior to its launch created high hopes for the subscription shopping program. In the months and days leading up to its debut, Jet CEO and founder Marc Lore tried again and again to downplay the notion that his company would compete head-to-head with Amazon. Those efforts failed, but now that it’s live, consumers and analysts can and will decide on their own whether it fulfills their expectations — not to mention Lore’s recurring promises.

Valuation is one of those ubiquitous words: at least when it comes to discussions around startups — and, of course, stock market multiples. But it can be confusing because there is not just one type.

rhubarb studios announced today a collaboration with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s #techLA Summer of Civic Hacking to marshal the best talents of LA’s technology sector to address some of the city’s most pressing challenges. This event serves as a kick-off for rhubarb studio’s hackathon series, “Hack for Humanity,” which seeks solutions for public good in the private sector. The first hackathon is focused on using innovative technology to find new approaches to addressing the water crisis.

The REACH NeXT site is live and ready for you to Apply To Pitch if you have a startup, or buy tickets if you’d like to attend. It’s set to be the most exciting tech event to hit Los Angeles. Attendance will be limited to 1000 people, which will include startups, members of the press, top tier talent and some of the most prominent venture funds.

ScholarshipOwl, a free online membership service that matches students to U.S. college and graduate-school scholarships and then automates the application process, has opened the beta version of its service to all users. During a closed part of the beta process, the site attracted more than 25,000 members.

Pocket Sun didn’t want to be the only girl in the room at startup conferences. So she started a conference for girls. Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28th, 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. She didn’t stop there. As a founding partner of SoGal Ventures, Pocket will now influence the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs worldwide, helping many amazing females along the way.

Entrepreneurship is thriving in the United States with approximately 543,000 new businesses created each month, according to Forbes. Starting a business, therefore, is not a hard thing to do, but getting the first client can be a daunting task. Here are five tips that will help you get your first business deal.

Entrepreneurship is undergoing many technological changes. The rise of powerful new tools for automation and management of business tasks is taking the world by storm, because it lets one entrepreneur accomplish much more with their time than they ever could before. That opens up new possibilities for them in terms of what to do with their business and how long they can run it alone.

This is episode 2 of the TechZulu Tech W(rap). Produced by PodShare’s Elvina Beck and Kera Package for July 6-12, 2015.
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Techstars Disney Accelerator class of 2015 was announced yesterday. The ten companies in this year’s program represent a diverse cross-section of technologies, and are inspired by their visions for the applicability of these technologies in the media space.