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Startup Lessons Learned
Venture Beat
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Accelerators, Incubators & Co-Working Space


500 Startups a seed fund and startup accelerator based in San Francisco, California, which provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments, a startup accelerator program, and new micro-fund models like the Twilio Fund
AngelPad a mentorship program based in San Francisco, California, and founded by a team of ex-Googlers to help technology startups build better products, attract seed funding and grow more successful businesses
Blackbox Mansion a live+work seed accelerator based in Atherton, California, where entrepreneurs traveling to Silicon Valley can stay for up to 3 weeks
dogpatch labs created by Polaris Venture Partners to connect entrepreneurs and help founders conceive and launch startups
First Floor Labs provides free office space and support at AOL in Palo Alto, California for entrepreneurs in their accelerator class
The Founder Institute a global network of startups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs launch technology companies through their four month pre-seed incubator program
Founders Den a shared office space and prive club for experienced entrepreneurs and their friends
Greenstart a San Francisco-based accelerator which offers seed investment of $25,000 to $100,000 and mentorship for companies focused on the cleantech space
Hacker Dojo a community center for hackers and thinkers to meet, discuss, learn, create, build and play located in Mountain View
The Hub (Bay Area) co-working space in San Francisco and Berkeley
i/o ventures an early stage startup program based in San Francisco that focuses heavily on mentorship
Irish Innovation Center provides an environment for like-minded entrepreneurs to gain access to venture firms, bankers, customers, suppliers and employees that will enable their companies to grow and flourish
Kicklabs San Francisco a co-working space for start-up companies in the heart of San Francisco, which accepts equity for tenancy
Mission * Social workspace for social enterprises in San Francisco, providing affordable office space, shared resources, and the opportunity for informal dialog and collaboration among the organizations
NewMe Accelerator a 12 week immersive residential tech start-up accelerator for businesses that are led by under-represented minorities (African-Americans, Latinos & Women) in the technology industry
NextSpace the "workplace for the new economy"; a coworking space, with offices in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles
pariSoma a collaborative loftspace for coworking and events in the SoMa district of San Francisco
Plug and Play Tech Center a startup ecosystem offering office space, data center, and other startup services located in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Redwood City
Rezerv.it a coworking office space providing entrepreneurs, freelancers, telecommuters, and start-ups and techies with essential physical and virtual office needs
Rock Health a group of dedicated individuals working to catalyze innovation in the interactive health space through a seed-accelerator program based in San Francisco, California
Runway a venture creation program that enables an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch in six months
Startup House launching soon - located at 880 Harrison St in San Francisco, Startup House is the brainchild of Elias Bizannes
StartX a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the development of Stanford's top entrepreneurs through experiential education
TechStars an accelerator serving Boston, Boulder, Seattle and NYC that provides $18,000 in seed funding and mentorship
Teens in Tech provides tools and resources to young entrepreneurs world-wide to help encourage entrepreneurship at a young age
Y Combinator one of the best known incubators, providing 3 months of intensive training and an investment of on average $18,000
YouWeb Incubator entrepreneurs interested in consumer internet, social and mobile computing sectors are offered a salary and benefits to come up with ideas, build technologies and products and launch their company over the course of a year

Other Interesting Start-Up Related Links


AngelList a community of startups and angel investors
Astia a community of experts committed to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of high-potential, high-growth, women-led startups
Band of Angels a seed funding organization in the Silicon Valley comprised of a formal group of more than 120 former and current high tech executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies
FundingUniverse connects entrepreneurs and investors online, and also includes information on meetings where people in the funding food chain can meet face-to-face
go BIG Network allows startup companies, funding sources, advisors, and service providers to post requests for help on-line and have those requests routed to other members of the Network who can help them
Investors Circle a San Francisco network focusing on small companies that address social and environmental issues, such as organic agriculture or sustainable forestry
Lending Club an online financial community that brings together creditworthy borrowers and savvy investors, replacing the high cost and complexity of bank lending
Mashable one of the top sources for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture
Microsoft BizSparka global program that helps fast-track the success of early stage technology startups by providing (free) valuable resources including software, support & marketing visibility
ProFounderan online crowdfunding platform that provides tools for entrepreneurs to raise investment capital from their communities
Prosper a peer-to-peer lending marketplace with more than 1,010,000 members and over $210,000,000 in funded loans
RaiseCapital.com an online community, where entrepreneurs can display their business ideas and capital needs to investors
SDForum an integrated network of the business and technology community fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of individuals and businesses participating in emerging technologies
SCORE a nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses by providing free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs
Silicon Valley Small Business Development Centers an organization offering services for present and potential small business owners, such as no-charge expert consulting, low-cost training, information resources, events and seminars
StartUpers! a job posting board for those looking to get involved in a startup either as a co-founder or as an early employee/consultant
SVASE a nonprofit association in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping technology entrepreneurs – from the idea through product launch – build successful businesses, across a variety of technology driven industries (Clean Energy, Digital Media, Life Sciences, Mobility, Security, Software, Semiconductors and more.
StartupDigest a free curated weekly email of upcoming technology and entrepreneurship events in your area
TechCrunch a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news
The Funded an online community of over 14,500 CEOs, Founders and entrepreneurs to discuss fundraising, rate and review investors, and discuss strategies to grow a start-up business
Watermark a community of exceptional women leaders seeking to grow their personal impact in their professions and in society
Women's Initiative a Bay Area non-profit which provides high-potential, lower-income women the training, resources and on-going support to start and grow their business

California State Resources


California Secretary of State
State of California Franchise Tax Board
California State Board of Equalization
California Business Seach
California Corporations Code
CalGOLD (Business Permits Made Simple)
Employment Development Department


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