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Apply to Splash LA startup competition and win sit-down meetings with top VCs and $35k-plus in prizes

Vator, one of the largest business networks for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event in Casa del Mar in Santa Monica on October 2. If you’re a startup and want a chance to win 10 sit-down meetings with VCs and $35k-plus in prizes, apply, be sure to apply to the startup competition. The application deadline is August 22nd.

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5 signs your app is ready to win awards

Is your beta the next big thing in mobile? Consider looking into awards such as The Mobileys. “Awards are a great way to gain instant credibility and signal to the industry that you’re the best and not going anywhere,”

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When VCs don't bullshit you

I know many entrepreneurs who feel that VCs have played them, gamed them, deceived them, or bullshitted them. But this doesn’t only happen to entrepreneurs. VCs play this game with VCs all the time.

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The top 22 mistakes of first-time CEOs

I have been building this list of CEO mistakes for many years based on my own experiences. This is not rocket science — some of these points may seem obvious when you read them — but it is really tough to know what you haven’t experienced.

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Want to know what the top 1,000 AngelList investors are reading? Check out this Nuzzel news feed

Anyone who wants to keep informed on what the world’s top angel investors are reading might find a Twitter list can accomplish this task, as long as you’re constantly watching for new updates. But for anyone who doesn’t have that kind of time (which is most people with any degree of responsibility), you may want to check out this list of links shared by the top 1,000 AngelList investors via news aggregation startup Nuzzel.

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Why you should fire your CIO

CIOs still hold a valuable spot in most organizations, but businesses would be wise to start planning their approach toward building an IT-capable executive team.

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3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed

Tesla rocked the automotive world last month with news that it plans to build a 5 GW lithium ion battery plant in the United States. That’s huge: 5 GW is equivalent to all of the world’s current battery production, so, Tesla will basically double global battery manufacturing.