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“Do good work.” “Value our partners.” “Be good to each other.” These are just a few of the core values that makes Column Five tick. Based in Irvine, California and Brooklyn, New York, Column Five has managed to establish a purposeful brand driven by partnership, mutual respect and an overall desire to bring a little more good into the world.
Calling all Orange County disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs – Southern California’s leading startup technology incubator is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 session! EvoNexus is a non-profit technology incubator and hub designed to accelerate the growth, staying power and marketability of startups through a variety of dynamic resources.Typically lasting from 18 to 24-months, this one-of-a-kind program puts startups on the path to long-term growth, sustainability and success through a multitude of resources and mentorship opportunities.
One of the most important (and sometimes most dreaded) elements of the startup business model is pitching. It’s common knowledge that no startup is an island – execs must develop and deliver a strong strategy that appeals to potential investors, partners and clients. Pitching is an integral part of this process – communicating an effective, forward-thinking plan gets people excited and can be that deciding factor that pushes your startup into the big leagues. To start, you will need a killer pitch deck that will not only start the conversation, but keep your backers talking. Community members at The Vine have achieved ongoing growth through a variety of resources, including access to an extensive network of executives and startup professionals.
It may be time to open up your workplace to a collaborative, coworking experience. As research continues to shed light on ergonomics and office design, shared work environments have proven to greatly benefit businesses.
One of the best parts of working at a startup is the endless list of career paths it can offer. From marketing to sales, user experience to software development, startups lead the way in innovative career opportunities. To ensure companies attract the brightest talent, The Vine provides all the resources seed-stage businesses need to thrive, including vibrant professional networks and versatile coworking spaces.
Have you gotten your tickets for TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017? If not, you probably should. The tech conference of the year is set to be one of the biggest yet, featuring celebrities like Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, co-founders of Houzz, and Ben Silbermann, Pinterest’s co-founder and CEO. With innovative events like the Startup Battlefield, lectures hosted by tech leaders and so much more, TechCrunch Disrupt is an excellent opportunity to learn and network.
What’s in a name? When you think of Google, Apple or Facebook, tech leadership and amazing products immediately come to mind. These brands have names that are so powerful, they need no introduction
So you want to turn your bright idea into a business. But what’s your game plan? Founding a startup involves much more than having a lightbulb moment—you also need a strategy to bring the big picture to life. Here at The Vine, strategy, networking and innovation are part of our daily routine. Our industry experience gives us a unique perspective on what it takes to turn great ideas into successful startups. If you’re ready to kickstart your startup journey, check out our list of business savvy tips.
Offices are a direct reflection of a company’s culture. An open concept space without traditional cubicles hints at core values like communication and collaboration. A location with a lot of quiet space may indicate a head-down, hyper-focused work ethic. So, what kind of office do you want to run? A space rife with brainstorming sessions and industry leading ideas, or a spot for go-getters who consistently churn out high-quality work? Well, the answer falls somewhere in the middle.
Where: Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa – Morongo ballroom. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Ca 92230
When: March 30th, 2017. Start time – 9:00 am
3D Printing may not yet be ubiquitous in consumer homes, but that day is approaching fast.
However, we have a bit of a problem with mass adoption of 3D Printing: it’s not such a pleasant experience for the average non-techie consumer.
The region’s attractiveness as a vibrant place to live and do business is one of the main reasons why incubator spaces like the Vine SD.
Coworking space at The Vine, starting at $200/month. Reach out to us today to schedule a tour and apply for a free week at our downtown location.
At The Vine, a number of our members are working on disrupting the mobile app economy. Whether it be a well known startup such as Postmates, an on-demand auto maintenance service such as Loil or even a service that helps deliver larger items like Bringpro, The Vine has some awesome companies changing the app game!
Get inspired by another success story fresh off The Vine! We spoke with Vojin Zivojnovic, CEO and Co-Founder of AGGIOS to learn how Irvine Company and Orange County's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is fueling innovation.
Raising capital is always on an entrepreneurs’ mind. While there is no scientific method to raising capital, there are definitely ways to make the process less grueling and more likely to occur.
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to work through the day with no thought of a lunch break. Fueled by adrenaline, our bodies suppress civilian style hunger pangs as we tirelessly slap our fingers onto our keyboards. We at The Vine think it’s time we put a stop to this madness and go out for lunch! Not only does Orange County has some of the best restaurants in the world, you may also want to consider taking out clients to these hip lunch spots, a power lunch is sure to impress and you just may close that deal…no promises, but it’s kind of a proven theory! Below are 5 lunch spots to check out next time you’re looking for a nosh during business hours.
Real Estate is expensive in Orange County. There are even certain zip codes within the county that are year-after-year ranked as some of the most expensive in the US. One of the main reasons for this? Location, location, location… and demand. People want to live, work, and play in the OC and who could blame us! Lucky for Orange County’s entrepreneurs, our great weather is the perfect backdrop for even greater outdoor workplaces. Sometimes a little Vitamin D can be just the medicine needed when the need for inspiration strikes! The VineOC is proud to be featured on this list of the best outdoor workplaces in Orange County. Come see us and check out some of the others as well!
On May 3rd The VineOC hosted a pitch competition and the turnout was incredible. More than 30 companies from all over Southern California and across all industries applied to pitch but ultimately only 12 were chosen to pitch in front of the judges and compete for the awesome prizes. Each startup had 3 minutes to talk about their company and to prove to the judges that they were the best by conveying their traction, passion and overall viability. While the many companies that pitched all have promising futures…there could only be one winner!
Fundraising for a startup can seem like a full time job. From countless phone calls to meetings with skeptical investors, the necessary process of fundraising is painful at best. Need some inspiration to stay at it? Back in 2008 the three co-founders of Airbnb were on a mission to change the hospitality and travel industry. They knocked on the doors of dozens of investors but no one seemed to buy into their idea. Just 8 years later, Airbnb is not only going strong but worth a staggering $25B. Now Cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky is sharing rejection letters from investors who passed on Airbnb in 2008 and are no doubt kicking themselves now. These prove that perseverance and believing in your idea in the face of doubt is the key to your startup’s success. Read more here, and make sure to save those rejection emails!
Earning it’s spot as one of the most successful startups of our time, Uber has now raised over $8.8 Billion in funding. While all startups and the entrepreneurs running them aim to be as successful, a steep growth curve can be a blessing and a curse.
Adam Markowitz is a rocket scientist on a mission, but not the one you might imagine. This month, The Vine is excited to feature a founder on a mission to empower a group Newsweek
For entrepreneurs constantly on the grind, each day is a battle for improved efficiency. The right mobile apps have the power to make your daily grind that much more productive, giving you back valuable time and helping you do more with less.
We live in a world today where the word “startup” gets thrown around all too often. What exactly is a startup? When does a startup stop being a startup and become something else? Is Uber a startup?
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