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106 Miles - Southern California Edition Message Board › Winding down, Startup Weekend SFV, and 2013!

Winding down, Startup Weekend SFV, and 2013!

Dennis C.
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Newport Beach, CA
Happy Holidays!

As we wind down in 2012, we’d like to thank everyone for making this a banner year. We had awesome meetups, hosted cool speakers and forged great partnerships.

We promise more of the same in 2013, only bigger and better! Stay tuned for announcements and let us know your thoughts and ideas. . .

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When in the Bay . . . 106 Miles NorCal


Startup Weekend - SFV

Startup Weekend is coming to the San Fernando Valley for the first time! January 18, 19, 20, 2013.

106 Miles is a proud partner!

Early bird tickets are still available for a limited amount of time, but once it sells out, which it will, 106 Miles Group members get 20% off the regular price
(Use promo code: MILES106)

*This promo code is just for our group, so please keep it secret and don't share with others outside the group.

Register here­ <---

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.
At Startup Weekend you will start a company during a weekend together with a bunch of enthusiastic people.
· Pitch an idea
· Form a team
· Build a prototype
· Validate the market
· Make a business model
· Win prizes
· Gain new connections
· 7 meals

From idea to business in 54 hours

Have you ever had an idea for a mobile app, website, or anything that you think can help or solve a problem?... This is the place to make it happen!

The Lean Startup Conference Video

For those who missed it, It’s never too late to organize a time delay event...­.

A few notes: Because the live event started a few minutes late, all you'll see is the slide for the first 4:16 minutes. But then you'll see Eric and Sarah kicking off the conference. The video is broken into four smaller videos. The one starting with Eric and Sarah is "Early Morning." If you look at the pane at right, it's at the very bottom. When the first video ends, it will buffer and then flow into video two: "Late Morning," which is the one with a bright green car or something in the pane at right. Then you flow into video three, "Early Afternoon" (recorded Mon 2:22pm) and finally "Late Afternoon" (recorded Mon at 4:16pm). If you want to jump ahead in the video, click the appropriate pane.

Startup Communities - Get Social

Brad Feld added his book, "Startup Communities,"  to a new social reading platform, BookShout!
You can see his notes, leave your own comments, ask questions, and interact with him and others.  It's like Twitter inside the book. Here's how you join in:

1.  Sign up at­

2.  Email Corey Evans at and he’ll put a FREE copy of "Startup Communities" on your shelf. (FREE limited to first 50)

Easy enough, right? Once you sign up and get the book on the web, you can also download the BookShout! app to your Apple or Android devices to read on the go.

Make notes, share with friends, interact, and get the news out about this great opportunity to share ideas and collaborate.

Startup California Partnerships

We are proud supporters of the Startup America Partnership initiative.  For those who haven't signed up for a free membership, Startup California offers you more than community-building events and a weekly newsletter; they also offer a laundry list of amazing services, discounts, and other sponsorship deals as part of your free membership. Take a look at the list of available sponsorship deals that come with your free Startup California membership here:­To register your startup, visit the revamped website:­And here's some great news about their new partnership with Cigna, offering startups more affordable access to health insurance:­

Partnership with CoFoundersLab

Looking for a co-founder?  You’re in luck!  We’ve partnered with CoFoundersLab, a company dedicated to better facilitating co-founder matchmaking for entrepreneurs!  Whether you’re looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab is for you.  CoFoundersLab allows you to search & connect with other members of 106 Miles SoCal (& beyond) and build out a core team!
Below are 3 simple steps to get started:
New to CoFoundersLab?
1) Go to
2) Click on 'SignUp' on the top right of the page & follow the steps to create a FREE online profile.
3) Be sure to associate your profile with the event 106 Miles SoCal during the registration process.
Already have a CoFoundersLab Account?
1) Login to your account at
2) Click on ‘Settings’ under the drop-down menu on the top right corner of the page (under your name).
3) Click on ‘Edit my profile.’  Scroll down to the ‘Events’ section and be sure to check the box next to 106 Miles SoCal.
After following these few short steps, you’re all set!  You can now go back to the main page and search the site.  Be sure to check 106 Miles SoCal under the 'Events' drop-down menu.  This will filter the search results and allow you to connect with other people associated with this specific event!
Good luck!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

all the best,

The 106 Miles Crew


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