Startups

We’ve always been huge advocates of startups. So it brings not only TechZulu, but also Gadget Review great pleasure to announce a partnership with Microsoft.

In the coming weeks we will begin to search out qualified startups who can take advantage of what Microsoft has to offer. Is that you? If so, we want to hear from you.

At this point most people know you can learn just about anything online, but MentorMob founders Vince Leung and Kris Chinosorn found weeding through free online instruction to find quality content cumbersome and tedious. The founders are lifelong friends and lifelong learners from Chicago who have had successful careers in tech before joining forces to create the ultimate free social online learning destination that takes the best teachers on the web and curates their content into MentorMob learning Guides.

There are many social networks out there to share pics or circles of friends, but onLoop’s mission is to engage users and conversations through shared interests within a rich multidimensional messaging app.

Technology is essential for businesses that want to gain an edge over competitors in today’s world. Computers and the Internet have now brought in a new era that relies on data to make profitable business decisions in the competitive environment. However, many business owners neglect to take advantage of these new technologies because they believe that they are only available to large corporations.

Entrepreneurs and startups operate within a David versus Goliath environment. With small budgets, limited staff and inexperience, they somehow have to find a way to make a name for themselves, and compete against much bigger organizations. Big data offers many promises in a number of different industries, but does it have the ability to help small businesses?

First things first. Why raise funds? This seems like an obvious question but you need to be clear why you’re looking to raise in order to come up with an effective game plan and determine your best funding option.

Like every great startup, Meerkat exploded out of nowhere to catch the imagination of mobile video technofiles worldwide. Adoption is still rising as Miami concerts, Tech Talks and Blog Posts get Meerkatted. We took Meerkat for a spin to see what the hype is all about and if its ease-of-use twitter integration is really a live streaming game changer.

The startup ecosystem is not just made up of entrepreneurs and investors; it also includes lawyers, bankers, HR and payroll providers as well as financial services providers. These service providers do more than provide a service; they are partners and important players within your startup ecosystem, providing guidance, connections, and support.

In the best case, getting funded can take months, and in the worst, you might end your quest without a single signed term sheet. Oh, and have I mentioned that it’s a full-time job? Physical endurance is one thing, but how do you prepare yourself for the mental and emotional toll?

Most people agree that Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit and talented students played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Silicon Valley. Many believe the same culture will be essential to the success of growing Southern California’s own startup culture.