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The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators

At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups.  571 more words


Pitches From Hell: The Scissor Man | Peter Mehit

Mrs. Mehit and I attended a Tech Coast Angels entrepreneur’s outreach event at Cisco’s campus in Irvine. The intent of the evening was to give those new to TCA a taste of how their process works. 325 more words

News And Views

Roof Top: Meet The Angels Mixer

Tech Coast Angels hosted an event on the rooftop of TenTen Wilshire, appropriately named, “Roof Top: Meet The Angels Mixer” It was held on May 24th in the heart of downtown L.A., just a few blocks away from L.A. 79 more words


Could Crowdsourcing Capital Kill Your Company?

Yesterday, I joined a group of Pasadena and Tech Coast Angels for a discussion of crowdsourcing equity investments for startups.  The discussion was lively, to say the least.  457 more words


In the Classroom: Entrepreneurship Venture Vetting Competition

As part of our 537 Entrepreneurship class this semester, my fellow classmates and I had a very unique experience outside the classroom a few weeks ago.  481 more words

Class Experiences

A modest proposal for angel and VC investing

I was sitting though a series of presentations at Tech Coast Angels the other day.  As usual, 80% of each presentation, including the follow-up questioning by investors, concerned the presenter’s “business plan” — the product, the market, the competition, the finances, etc.  546 more words

Organizational Development

Business Plan - Part 4?!

Just when you thought you’d heard the last of it, the ProLexis business plan comes back from the dead.

Two months ago, a highly perceptive team member of mine noticed yet another business plan competition going on over at UCLA.  108 more words