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Moderator: Amanda Coolong
Last January, I attended the amazing 2012 Los Angeles Startup and Entrepreneur forecast event featuring Michael Jones, Scott Sangster, Dan Dato, Mark Suster, Paul Bricault, and Howard Marks.
They shared their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012.
Here is the replay. Let me me know if this is helpful.
Two days ago, I attended a Trade Connect Export Workshop in San Gabriel.
Trade Connect (video) is an introductory workshop on the basics involved in exporting, including costs, risks and steps. In cooperation with other agencies and professionals, a summary of help and services available is presented, including:
- basics of the commercial transaction
- finding overseas markets
- trade financing
In addition to the provision of expert services, practical techniques of risk mitigation are presented at the workshop. This program connects businesses with the essential resources provided by the following governmental entities:
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Export Import Bank
U.S. Small Business Administration (Export Assistance Center)
U.S. Southern California Regional District Export Council
California International Trade Development Centers (California Community Colleges)
Port of Los Angeles (including overseas offices)
Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA)
Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC)
Trade Connect supports President Obama’s National Export Initiative at the local and regional level for small- to medium-size enterprises in the Greater Los Angeles region.
I met with some great people from the Port of Los Angeles, U.S. Commercial Service Los Angeles, CITD, SBA, Los Angeles World Airports, MIQ Logistics, Travelers and more.
There is a great Business Opportunity for Californian’s manufacturers of food and beverage products.
It’s the Food Expo Trade Mission to Hong Kong.
This Food Expo is attended by thousands of exhibitors from 22 countries in 2010. Attendance included 12,000 buyers from 60 countries. In excess of 370,000 members of the public visited. This creates an ideal opportunity for introducing both buyers and the public to California food and beverage products and services.
HKTDC Food Expo 2010
If you are interested in attending or know someone & company in the field, please email us here We will connect you with one of the persons in charge of the program.
Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.
Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian, an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company. Atlassian produces tools that help technical and business teams collaborate, plan projects and build software. Based in Australia, Atlassian currently has over 17,000 enterprise customers around the globe and has been named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine.
Subsequent to this talk, Scott’s company, Atlassian, has achieved the remarkable accomplishment of reaching $100 million in sales despite employing no sales people.
Scott was talking at Business of Software 2010.
Source: The Partnership for a New American Economy
The American Enterprise Institute and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a report analyzing the impact of immigration on the American economy. The nationwide study, based on a multi-year statistical analysis, offers new evidence that immigrants create jobs for American workers, and that immigrants with specific skill types don’t compete with native workers, but complement them and improve their employment outlook.
At the release of the study at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Tim Griffin (R-AR), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, remarked on the report as important evidence for reforming immigration policy with a better focus on skilled immigrants. Also speaking about the link between immigration and jobs, in a discussion led by AEI fellow Nick Schulz was Sudhakar Shenoy, the Indian-born, U.S.-educated CEO of technology-consulting firm IMC, Inc.
Watch the presentation of the new study from the Partnership and AEI in the video here:
Read more here
Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns or has a stake in over 70 businesses such as Coca Cola, IBM, and American Express. But this is no ordinary billionaire. He’s giving 99 percent of his wealth to charity and he thinks rich people should pay higher taxes. Read full script here
The Empact100 recognizes the top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger who impact our economy through job creation, innovation, and philanthropy. In 2011, several Empact100 honorees took a Pledge at the White House to give back to entrepreneurship.
Watch the Michael Gerber, author of E-Myth interview at the Empact Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit.