Pitch Workshop – Why Investors Search for Alternatives to your Product Solution

 

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Pitch Tip #5: Why Investors Search for Alternatives to your Product Solution

Two guys are out on a small sailing boat. The new boater asked the “captain” why he stays so far from the shore since there are so many fish near the shore.

“Because finding rocks with the bottom of my boat ruins my day and my investment!” said the captain. Continue reading …

Social Tools FM – offers free membership to Sandbox

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This month we are highlighting current SBS member’s Social Tools FM.

SocialTools.FM is a platform that is about giving websites, bloggers, and brands a set of marketing tools that will allow them to fully maximize their online presence as true, social hubs. Our first solution: Social Toolbar, has been employed by tens of thousands of websites around the world
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Integrate all of your social content and community into one cohesive experience, via a persistent and highly customizable website toolbar.

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EARLY-STAGE STARTUP VALUATION: WHAT IS YOUR STARTUP WORTH?

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When discussing valuation with anyone, startups needs to be able to demonstrate that they understand their industry completely.  Who are your competitors and what are they doing that is similar?

Companies that help you measure what is going on are called the Peer Group.  And the Peer Group needs to be comprised of a mixture of public companies and private companies.  What are companies like yours doing as far as fund raising and traction and what are their value ranges? Continue reading …

SOFTWARE STARTUP KINETIC GROWTH CALLS SANDBOX HOME

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Sandbox Suites Coworking space is home to some pretty awesome companies Kinetic Growth is a great example of the innovation that is happening within the SBS coworking community.

Kinetic Growth focuses on building software on salesforce.com‘s Force.com platform. They provide a renewals and recurring billing application and an eCommerce application that extend the capabilities of salesforce.com‘s Sales Cloud CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software. Continue reading …

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE AS A CEO OR COFOUNDER

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When you are a Start-up founder, it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Your car is always running on empty, your trash is always full, and you have no time to spare – to unwind. Your focus, your life, your energy is all going into your new venture. Which is great, but are you actually efficient, or is rushing around like a headless chicken actually hindering your productivity? Continue reading …

6 BENEFITS OF NETWORKING

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1. Opportunities

A well maintained and extensive network will be ripe with opportunity. While you may not be actively looking to change positions, to find a co-founder, or to sell your idea to a VC, it’s likely your network will regularly pass along insight into a variety of potential opportunities. This mean’s you’d be getting the first look at a position before anyone else, or the first introduction when a spot open’s up on a board. Continue reading …

BUILDING A BETTER COWORKING EXPERIENCE

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California-based Sandbox Suites cut the ribbon on their fifth coworking space in September. At 10,000 square feet, it’s the largest Sandbox location yet, and the first in Silicon Valley (the others are in San Francisco and Berkeley).

In addition to the expanded space, Sandbox will also offer expanded business services, like legal and management consulting, for its members. At the moment, they are working with Trivium, a management consulting firm, to create a platform for Sandbox’s coworkers to tap into HR, finance, and accounting resources. Continue reading …

COWORKING SPACE CELEBRATES MOVE TO SILICON VALLEY

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Join Sandbox Suites in celebrating their big move to Santa Clara! With three locations in San Francisco and one location in Berkely Sandbox Suites Coworking Space is the hottest bay area coworking environment. People within the SBS community can network with over 500 members and an elite list of Partners.

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Sandbox Suites is hosting a GRAND OPENING event for their 5th and largest location. Continue reading …