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Start Me Up Live, A New Show for Millennial Entrepreneurs Launches in Response to Demand for StartUp Programming


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2015

Start Me Up Live, a new show for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, is geared for millennials who want to translate their ideas into thriving businesses.

According to PEW Research, 68% of millennials intend to start their own business. To accelerate millennial entrepreneurs, the founders of Start Me Up Live have created a 30-minute show which features high-powered executives who have launched and built successful businesses across a broad spectrum of industry segments, including non-profits. Appearing on the first episode are; Michael Robertson – Founder of MP3.com, Tyson McDowell – President of Avadyne Health, Dan Negroni – Founder and CEO of Launch Box, and Mike Krenn – serial entrepreneur and President of the San Diego Venture Group. This panel of experts cuts through the hype to help entrepreneurs focus on that it takes to successfully start a new business.

To see a preview of the show click here.

To watch the full show visit http://bit.ly/YouTubeSTARTMEUPLIVE

“There is so much information about how to start a business, it can be overwhelming. We give entrepreneurs access to key insights that can make the difference between startup success or failure,” says founding partner and the show’s host, Cheryl Goodman.

The national show also provides guidance in timing, strategies and tactics in securing funding from Venture Capital/Investment companies. For each episode, three new start-up companies are invited to participate in an elevator pitch contest where they convey who they are, what they do and how they will become a household name in just 60 seconds. The expert panel provides instant feedback and insights that will help any business focus on what really matters. The winner of the first challenge is Adam Riggs-Zeigen of Rock My Run, an intelligent music application that powers the listeners workout. Other “Elevator Pitch” participants in the first Start Me Up Live episode were Barry Klein of Glia, the app that empowers people to shop their values and Andre Szucs of Gladius, maker of innovative, light-weight prosthetics.

“We are dedicated to presenting high value information for startups and do it in a way that makes it easily digestible and fun,” says co-founder and on-air co-host, Walt Czerminski.

Entrepreneurs who want to appear on Start Me Up Live should email the team at pitch(at)startmeuplive(dot)com

Start Me Up Live was filmed at Groovey Like a Movie, a full service film and production. Start Me Up Live is published monthly and distributed digitally on YouTube. View the promo at http://bit.ly/startmeupLIVE







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GateWay Community College’s CEI Startup Companies Now Have Access to Premier Inbound Marketing Software as part of HubSpots Jumpstart Program


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) has been named one of the newest affiliates of HubSpot’s “Jumpstart” program, which provides the inbound marketing and sales software at a fraction of the cost for eligible startups enrolled in (or recently graduated from) incubators and accelerators from across the country.

With more than 11,500 customers in 70 countries, HubSpot is predicated on the inbound marketing philosophy of attracting, engaging and delighting customers through the creation of valuable content. This approach helps grow businesses through qualified lead generation, which is a very appealing feature for the Phoenix-based business incubator and its Executive Director Jeff Saville.

“Inbound marketing has already been made easy through HubSpot’s software tool, and now it has been made more accessible and affordable for entrepreneurs through Jumpstart,” Saville said. “This is a tremendous resource for our clients as we continue to help them expand the promotional reach of their businesses.”

Patty Johnson, the founder and CEO of OneClickMed, is one such company enrolled as a client company of the CEI incubation program, and she is ready to see the positive changes that HubSpot can bring to her marketing efforts.

“I’m excited for HubSpot to help us with our marketing campaign. It’s very important for us to track and have analytics but most importantly for us to grow customer engagement,” Johnson said.

Eligible companies must match a set of business requirements, including membership in or recent alumni of an approved incubator or accelerator program, in order to gain access to the software at a 90% discounted rate for the first year.

HubSpot Sales Director Dan Tyre says CEI was a great fit for the program because of its excellent portfolio of startups as well as its array of valuable services and resources.

“Both HubSpot and CEI are dedicated to helping companies grow,” he said. “CEI offers a variety of essential services to companies who are innovating in biotech, healthcare, technology and manufacturing with world-class facilities, access to Maricopa Community College resources, helpful management advice and connections to the entrepreneurial community that can help young companies scale.”

Other participants of Jumpstart include Techstars, Y Combinator, and 500 Startups.

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About CEI

An initiative of the Maricopa Corporate College, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is a community-based business incubator located on the campus of GateWay Community College in the heart of Discovery Triangle. With funding from the US Economic Development Administration, City of Phoenix and Maricopa Community Colleges, CEI provides targeted business services and proactive business support to create a systematic link between technology development, compelling markets and opportunities; entrepreneurial and managerial talent development; early stage capital sourcing; and education and training, interns, coaching and business counseling.







Edgelink is a Returning Gold Sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend 2014


Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Edgelink is pleased to announce that we will be a returning gold sponsor for Portland Startup Weekend, taking place November 14 – 16, 2014. PSU Business Accelerator, Oregon’s leading technology incubator and the home to more than 30 promising technology and science startups, will host the event.

Portland Startup Weekend seeks to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to gain funding and teammates to transform their concept into a reality. Participants get 60 seconds to pitch an idea on Friday night and if they are chosen to continue in the competition, they will have a working prototype in order by Sunday night, 54 hours later. Investors and sponsors contribute ideas, hosting, tools and plenty of feedback throughout the process. PSU Business Accelerator is an ideal location, providing office and lab space plus a menu of services designed with the fast-growing startup’s needs in mind. This highly energetic and innovative event seeks to launch teams and startups in one weekend.

“Startups are near and dear to our hearts at Edgelink. Portland Startup Weekend provides excellent networking opportunities for people looking to turn their ideas a reality and a business that can grow and prosper. We are so pumped to be part of the action and hear the great ideas people bring to the table,” said Mike Miadich, founder and VP of Contract Services at Edgelink.

Startup Weekends are held throughout the world to provide inspiration and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. The events help businesses determine if their ideas are viable and how they can be brought to market. For more information on Portland Startup Weekend, please visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/portland/startup-weekend/about.

About EdgeLink

EdgeLink makes the jobs of clients easier and improves the careers of talented tech professionals. Their knowledge of the tech industry and experience within the tech communities they serve are two of the top reasons companies and candidates choose to work with them. They’re not a “one-size-fits all” IT staffing firm. They take a personalized, targeted and consultative approach to reach the area’s best mid- to executive-level technology professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire basis, matching the right candidate with the right company. To learn more about EdgeLink and their services, visit edgelink.com