Yes, there are lots of sharing services. But here’s the thing, they don’t actually share the content. They share links to content. VERY different. If you want to take an article from one site and publish it on another, you have to find a person, get permission, and then manually copy it. Assuming…
A new class of startups will pitch VVM registered mentors on Wednesday March 13th in hopes of being accepted into the program. A number of criteria are considered by the mentors in their assessment of each venture, including the seriousness of intent of the founder(s), how coachable they are, and the quality and clarity of the initial presentation.
The new applicants pitching this week are:
ArmHer sells the most effective, affordable and non-lethal products on the market today for personal protection, auto safety and home security.
Bright Halo Technologies empowers citizens with meaningful emergency tools, focusing on Persons With Disabilities (PWD) and the Elderly.
The Bronner Monitor eliminates gas explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning with a patented automatic emergency shut off bracket.
Ziptip innovates the tipping space with a simple mobile payments solution designed specifically for tips and gratuities.
Leafy Green Planet is a social impact company that designs and manufactures eco-friendly toys for kids and pets.
Paper City Pulse is a localized online media company that will improve the spread of information, encourage civic engagement and provide an unparalleled local advertising platform. It combines local news with political commentary, discussion boards, events, business reviews and more.
RealAbroad.com is the world’s first student-only travel community. We help students who are studying or traveling abroad connect with one another, share their experiences and opinions, and find the best places to go and things to do during their abroad experience.
Are you addicted to saying “yes” to everything and everyone? Do you have a need to please the people around you? If so, then I want you to think about what you are doing. If you take on too much and cannot handle all of your commitments, what are you really committed to?
If you are addicted to saying yes all the time and do not think about what it takes to fulfill that commitment then you are simply never committed to anything or to actually completing something well. Can you really take on more tasks and make additional promises to more people? How about finding a few key commitments in your life, sticking with those and doing your best?
Surrender to your commitments, you will see the difference once you allow yourself to be controlled by what is most important to you. Being committed to everything is not being committed to anything and thus making you an addict to poor irresponsible behavior. Take the time to make a list of what counts most for you right now in life and right down your commitments. It will bring clarity to you around this matter. Being completely committed in your life is the true path to freedom.
Valley Venture Mentors celebrated its second anniversary on February 13th by holding a Demo Day for its startups. Entrepreneurs did their usual pitches, but this time it was to a record crowd of close to 100 registered mentors, investors, and guests. Before and after the pitch sessions, they met in smalls groups at their demo tables around the room.
“This was an important event for VVM,” noted Attorney Scott Foster, Co-Founder and President of Valley Venture Mentors. “It represents the first time that we have been able to provide a forum for our ventures to present not only to mentors, but to the community as a whole. It was a successful and important additional step in growing our regional startup ecosystem.”
Several of the ventures also graduated from the mentoring accelerator including eOutfitter, Crowd Solar, Tinville, InsideOut Solar, PeopleHedge, and Bakepedia. Incredible deserts were provided by Bakepedia (thank you Dèdè).
New applicants to VVM are currently completing pitch camp and the most successful will be invited to pitch registered mentors at the March meeting for acceptance.
Contributed by valleyventurementors.org
This is the ending of a great blog post I read recently. I wanted to share it because it makes you realize among all of the fears and doubts you may have in your life and for the future; the now, the present is the most important.
The only time you can stack the odds in your favor is right now. Here is a right-now-checklist: Are you breathing? Are you eating well? Did you sleep enough last night? Did you exercise? Did you avoid the people who put you down or stress you out? Did you come up with ideas? Did you laugh? Are you grateful for what you have? Can you surrender to the universe, to the angels that anchor you to your fears, just for a moment, and say, “Who today do you want me to help?”
And only by being focused on that checklist, will you ride fearlessly into the future. I know this because here I am in the future, right now.
From a favorite blog of mine- The Altucher Confidential
I remember the people who took time out of their lives to help me through my business start-up and ownership phases. The wisdom and leadership given was invaluable. What better way to pay it forward then to support and help budding entrepreneurs with their new ventures? I was lucky enough to learn about Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) – Where Start-ups and Mentors Innovate together. It helps me stay focused on business, inspires new ideas and it gives me a way to share my experiences with other like minded business people. Who knows the extent of the impact I can make on other people and their projects. And of course I gain from the interaction and helps improve and reinforce my own skills.
Valley Venture Mentors provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by uniting carefully selected start-ups together with high quality business mentors at a structured monthly pitch and planning sessions. These events are oozing with innovation and excitement as entrepreneurs tell their story and then ask for help in addressing specific hurdles – all in crisp seven minute presentations. During the second part of the session, volunteer mentors gather with the entrepreneurs of their choice and begin to plan, create, and problem solve.
Start-up flow comes from area colleges and universities , angel and venture groups, local communities, and entrepreneurial clusters in New York City, Boston, and Cambridge. These ventures emerge with solid go to market strategies, key connections, and the help they need to secure seed and secondary funding.
With close to 50 start-ups applying for acceptance in its inaugural year, and with the support of over 100 mentor-coaches, Valley Venture Mentors has established itself as the regional hub of entrepreneurialism and innovation.
Check out their site www.valleyventurementors.org to learn more about meeting dates and the various companies pitching their concepts.
Don’t you wish that group email was built right into Apple Mail, and your other favorite apps? MailShot is the first app on the Apple Store to let you email groups of contacts directly from your apps, just like it was built into your device.
I have been frustrated with the lack of grouping capabilities on Apple’s email program for years now. Really? You’re going to make us punch in 20 e-mail addresses individually to send a group email? Not anymore. I tried it out and it solves the issue completely The app is free to try out and $3.99 to buy. I bought it right away after I made sure it can do what I need. You can program up to 100 people in one group. For business people on the go that use their iphone or ipad; this will make life easier and messaging more efficient.