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Intro to la startup community [avesta]
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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY Avesta Rasouli Founder, ColoftThursday, February 21, 13
  • 2. AGENDA 2 ‣ About Me ‣ Introduction ‣ Startup Communities ‣ Los Angeles ‣ Getting Started ‣ Final TipsThursday, February 21, 13
  • 3. INTRODUCTION 3 AVESTA RASOULI FOUNDER, COLOFTThursday, February 21, 13
  • 4. INTRODUCTION 4 LOS ANGELES STARTUPS TECH + [ ]Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 5. INTRODUCTION 5 WHAT DEFINES A STARTUP ECOSYSTEM? ‣ Startups ‣ Talent ‣ Investors ‣ Mentors ‣ Partners ‣ Service ProvidersThursday, February 21, 13
  • 6. STARTUP COMMUNITY 6 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Startup Community Physical Human Capital Capital Capital SocialThursday, February 21, 13 $
  • 7. STARTUP COMMUNITY 7 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Physical Capital $ $ Human ANGEL INVESTORS VENTURE CAPITAL Capital Social Capital $ $ LARGE COMPANIES RECYCLED CAPITALThursday, February 21, 13
  • 8. STARTUP COMMUNITY 8 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Types of Talent Physical ‣ Business Capital ‣ Technical Human Capital Social CapitalThursday, February 21, 13
  • 9. STARTUP COMMUNITY 9 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Where do they come from? Physical ‣ Large Companies Capital ‣ Universities Human ‣ Non-local Capital Social CapitalThursday, February 21, 13
  • 10. STARTUP COMMUNITY 10 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Social capital refers to the economic benefit, both on Physical an individual and community level, of social networks. Capital Human $ $ Capital Social Capital $ $Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 11. STARTUP COMMUNITY 11 WHAT CREATES A GREAT STARTUP COMMUNITY? Benefits Physical ‣ Connecting co-founders Capital ‣ Connecting talent with startups Human ‣ Connecting mentors with mentees Capital ‣ Connecting investors with entrepreneurs ‣ Connecting businesses with customers Social CapitalThursday, February 21, 13
  • 12. LOS ANGELES 12 STARTUPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 13. LOS ANGELES 13 CO-WORKING SPACESThursday, February 21, 13
  • 14. LOS ANGELES 14 ACCELERATORSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 15. LOS ANGELES 15 INCUBATORSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 16. LOS ANGELES 16 EDUCATIONThursday, February 21, 13
  • 17. LOS ANGELES 17 EVENTSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 18. LOS ANGELES 18 DEVELOPER MEETUPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 19. LOS ANGELES 19 OTHER MEETUPS Los Angeles LA Web/Mobile Startup Nights Lean Startup Software Circle EntrepreneursThursday, February 21, 13
  • 20. LOS ANGELES 20 ANGELS Tom Paige Craig Kamran Farhad McInerney Pourzanjani Mohit Troy Jason Brian Gil Elbaz Carter Calacanis LeeThursday, February 21, 13
  • 21. LOS ANGELES 21 VC FIRMSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 22. LOS ANGELES 22 PRESS Michael Carney Benjamin Kuo Ryan Lawler Lori Kozlowski PandoDaily SoCal Tech TechCrunch Forbes.com Amanda Coolong Andrea Chang Mark Milian Techzulu LA Times BloombergThursday, February 21, 13
  • 23. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS FOUNDING A COMPANY IS THE BEST WAY TO GET INVOLVEDThursday, February 21, 13
  • 24. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SILICON VALLEY IS ALL THAT MATTERS!Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 25. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS THE LOUDEST PEOPLE ARE THE SMARTEST!Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 26. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS TOO HARD TO GET “IN” OR CATCH UPThursday, February 21, 13
  • 27. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS TOO RISKEY OF A CAREER PATH.Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 28. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS NDAs - “PEOPLE WILL STEAL MY IDEA”Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 29. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ONLY DEVELOPERS CAN GET A GOOD JOB AT STARTUPS.Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 30. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS JUST NEED A CODER TO BUILD MY PRODUCT.Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 31. GET INVOLVED 23 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN = GET FUNDINGThursday, February 21, 13
  • 32. GET INVOLVED 24 EXAMPLES OF STARTUP JOBS ‣ Front-End Developer (CSS,HTML) ‣ Data Scientist (Hadoop, Matlab, SQL) ‣ Back-End Developer (Ruby, Python, Java) ‣ Sales (Willingness to find and follow leads) ‣ UX/UI Designer (inDesign, Photoshop) ‣ Community Management (Social Media) ‣ Product Manager (Light Front-End Developer, Design) ‣ Operations (Customer Services, Office Management) ‣ Business Development (Sales, Partnerships) ‣ Other roles depending on vertical ‣ Marketing/User Acquisition (Email Marketing, Social Media, SEO, Data Analytics)Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 33. GET INVOLVED 25 WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A STARTUP JOB ‣ Challenge ‣ People ‣ Environment ‣ PurposeThursday, February 21, 13
  • 34. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY I DO THIS 26 DO • Learn the lexicon and how to best position your skillset • Make it easy for people to help you • Think long and hard about what kinds of environments best suit you and seek those out • Roll up your sleeves and learn new skills • Remain humble and figure out ways to give back to the community even when you’re a giant successThursday, February 21, 13
  • 35. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY I DON’T DO THIS 27 DON’T • Think everyone knows something you don’t • Be afraid to ask for help, guidance, and introductions • Hesitate to offer whatever it is that YOU do best • Get discouragedThursday, February 21, 13
  • 36. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY I FIRST STEPS 28 HOW DO I GET STARTED? ASK YOURSELF (BE HONEST): • What am I passionate about? • What types of environments suit me? • What am I good at? • What part of the tech community best matches up to my passions and skills? • How do I best hone these skills and communicate them to others?Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 37. GET INVOLVED 29 HOW DO I GET STARTED? ASK YOURSELF (BE HONEST): ‣ What am I passionate about? ‣ What type of environment suits me? ‣ What am I good at? ‣ What part of the tech community matches up to my passions and skills? ‣ How do I best hone these skills and communicate them with others?Thursday, February 21, 13
  • 38. GET INVOLVED 30 READING LIST ‣ VentureHacks — venturehacks.com ‣ TechMeme — techmeme.com ‣ Paul Graham — paulgraham.com ‣ Fred Wilson — avc.com ‣ Mark Suster — bothsidesofthetable.com ‣ Chris Dixon — cdixon.org ‣ PandoDaily — pandodaily.com ‣ TechCrunch — techcrunch.com ‣ Hacker News — news.ycombinator.com ‣ General Assembly — generalassemb.ly/blogThursday, February 21, 13
  • 39. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY I GO 43 GO • Sign up for event newsletters • Attend meet ups, happy hours, panels, and classes • Learn how to code / design • Check out hackathons and Startup Weekends • Take interesting people you meet out for coffee • Be useful – make introductions, give feedback, help people you meet, keep an open mind • Blog about our experiences and adventures • Engage on Social MediaThursday, February 21, 13
  • 40. GET INVOLVED! 32 FINAL TIPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 41. GET INVOLVED! 33 FINAL TIPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 42. GET INVOLVED! 34 FINAL TIPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 43. GET INVOLVED! 35 FINAL TIPSThursday, February 21, 13
  • 44. INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY 36 ATTRIBUTION General Assembly Sam Teller Angel designed by Henry Ryder from The Noun ProjectThursday, February 21, 13

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