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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Third Class of Preccelerator Program

Preccelerator Program begins its third class of companies in Santa Monica

Los Angeles (March 6, 2014) Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the third class of its Preccelerator Program in Santa Monica.  The Preccelerator is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup.

The new participants include:

CardBlanc a virtual debit card that unlocks an effortless and secure mobile shopping experience for kids 13 and up.

District2.Co – an online community established to service garment industry professionals who are dissatisfied with the sourcing and supply chain deficiencies in the fashion industry.

GoGet! – an App and Marketplace that helps Store Owners and Consumer Users make money by obtaining a marketing commitment from the Store Owner and giving money in small increments to loyal and new customers in exchange for sharing information.

Rally – creators of an automated kiosk network to rent battery packs to smart phone and tablet users.  Rally is a convenient, low-cost and mobile way to charge your device that provides power when you need it, where you need it most.

Team(You), Inc. – a software tool that incentivizes students in classrooms and increases their engagement.

The Program has one additional company that is in stealth mode, and one company from the last class that is continuing with the Preccelerator.

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its first and second classes, which resulted in Fleck (fka Splash.io) being accepted into the Portland Incubator Experiment (P.I.E.) for their 12-week incubator program and 3Ten8 joining The Alchemist accelerator program in the Bay area.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Their mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of their Firm.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program and to fill out an application, click here or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (310) 746-9803.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Expansion of Santa Monica Office

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Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013)  –  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, has announced the expansion of its Santa Monica office at 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. This office is located on the corner of Third Street Promenade and Broadway Boulevard. The growth of the Firm and its Preccelerator Program has provided the opportunity for this expansion.  The new office opening makes an inspiring statement about the support and involvement that Stubbs Alderton will continue to contribute to the Silicon Beach marketplace.  An open house celebration will be scheduled for some time in March.

Scott Alderton, a founder and managing partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, comments: “Since opening our office in Santa Monica, we have assisted in the growth of a handful of super early-stage businesses, two of which (Fleck and 3Ten8) have moved on to prominent Accelerator Programs.  Fleck moved to the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) in Portland, Oregon (http://www.piepdx.com) and 3Ten8 moved to The Alchemist in the Bay area (http://www.alchemistaccelerator.com). We have also produced and hosted dozens of “Preccelerator Events” ranging from simple mixers to substantive educational seminars.  That level of involvement is vital to Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, given our historical commitment to the start-up ecosystem. Our expansion and growth in Santa Monica is a demonstration of our commitment to be leaders and innovators in this community.”

Company Information
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Their mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of their Firm.

About the Preccelerator Program
The Preccelerator is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup. For more information, visit www.stubbsalderton.com/preccelerator

 Media Contact
For further information regarding this press release, please contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Marketing – (310) 746-9803 or hhubbeling@100.26.91.60

SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Networking for Capital” with Len Lanzi

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“Networking for Capital”

This session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and Angel Community.  We will interact and share best practices on business development and promoting your start-up.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

5:30pm-8:00pm

 **Networking and Startup Demos!**

SAM Preccelerator Program participants will have demo tables where they will showcase their companies. Check them out!

Featuring

  Len Lanzi

Len Lanzi, Executive Director,
LA Venture Association, (LAVA)
 

Len Lanzi is Executive Director of LAVA, and has over 20 years of non-profit organization management and fund development experience. In his role, he works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs about the venture business environment in the greater Los Angeles region.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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SAM Precclerator Program – Now taking Applications!!

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP has announced that its Preccelerator Program is now taking applications for the next class of companies to begin on February 1, 2014.  Deadline for applications is December 1, 2013.  To apply click here.

What is the Preccelerator Program?

Our Preccelerator Program is a new platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup.  The Preccelerator Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.  Here’s the total breakdown:

1) Free co-working space on a rolling basis, including free wireless access to the Internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations;

2) Access to real-time legal advice and transactional legal services on site (under our standard engagement and/or startup fixed-fee arrangements);

3) Access to in-house educational workshops and activities; and

4) Potential introductions to our network of investors and other service providers.

For more information, visit https://preccelerator.com or contact Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@100.26.91.60

SAM Preccelerator Presents: “Breaking Payments – How to Navigate the New Payments Landscape 2014 and Beyond

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 Breaking Payments

October 24, 2013

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

**Networking to Start!**

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Breaking Payments” – How to Navigate the New Payments Landscape 2014 and beyond. A breakdown of the industry: segments, providers, best practices and latest technologies in web, mobile and retail payments. Myths, facts and secrets large banks don’t want you to know about credit card processing and how to make payments simple, secure, and scalable for your business. What’s next on the horizon: Risks, rules and federal regulations.

 

 

Featuring

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 Todd is an entrepreneur and visionary leader with extensive experience developing, launching, and managing businesses. Todd is currently CEO of National Discount Merchant Services (NDMS), a simple, reliable and robust payments platform for businesses to accept credit cards and ACH across any web, mobile or retail store.  Todd has been a founding member of several startup ventures, inspiring him to help other entrepreneurs, which he is luckily able to do on a daily basis through NDMS’ small business startup program. Todd is a fanatic at providing outstanding customer service and believes one customer will result in multiple opportunities, if treated as you would want to be treated (do unto others as you would have them do unto you).  As a micro investor Todd makes angel investments and recently introduced a payments startup award of $2500 to help launch and accelerate new businesses (to every approved merchant, anyone can apply).  Upon founding NDMS, Todd’s extensive experience in the payments industry helped create a unique method for saving merchants money, while providing industry leading technology to merchants across any market sector, from the corner market to the largest e-tailer.  NDMS has over 85 sales agents across the country plus international satellite offices and over 150 integration partners including POS systems, eCommerce Platforms, Softwares, Mobile Apps, and Web Developers.  NDMS’ ePay Plus is a simple, full featured and cost effective secure payment gateway and API for partners and merchants to integrate into their applications.  Todd is a Los Angeles native, married, has three kids and enjoys Laker games, coaching soccer, hanging at the beach with the family and a good cup of coffee.

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 310

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “3-Year Financial Plan” with David Ehrenberg

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“3-Year Financial Plan”

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September 24, 2013

5:30pm-8:00pm

 

**Networking to Start!**

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In “Creating Your 3-Year Financial Plan for Startups,” David Ehrenberg from Early Growth Financial Services takes entrepreneurs through what they should think about and include in their 3-year financial plan as they gear up to raise funds and pitch to investors. Topics covered include financial modeling, creating milestones, bottom-up and top-down projections, budgeting, cost assumptions, and more.

 

Featuring

DavidEhrenberg David Ehrenberg, CEO, EGFS

 David Ehrenberg is the founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), a financial services firm that serves companies at every stage of the development process by providing a complete suite of outsourced financial services including accounting, financial strategy, taxes, valuation, and corporate governance support. David is a financial expert and startup mentor whose passion is helping businesses to focus on what they do best. Follow David @EarlyGrowthFS.

 

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 310

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

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SAM Preccelerator Program Announces New Class

Preccelerator ProgramStubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new group of companies to join the second class of its Preccelerator Program in Santa Monica.  The new participants include 3Ten8, a provider of mobile network operations software and services, and Society Banc, a platform that will provide financial services to consumers that are underserved by the mainstream banks.  A third company has joined the Preccelerator, but remains in stealth-mode at this time.

The Preccelerator Program was launched early in 2013 and has had great success with its first class, which resulted in Splash.io being accepted into the Portland Incubator Experiment (P.I.E.) for their 12-week incubator program.

The Preccelerator is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and access to sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping start-ups grow their idea from business concept to funded startup.

For more information about the Preccelerator Program and to fill out an application, click here or contact Heidi Hubbeling at (818) 444-4526.

SAM Preccelerator Presents: Financial Forecasting & Modeling with Eli Eisenberg – July 9, 2013

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July 9, 2013

5:30pm-7:30pm

**Networking to follow!**

Register Now!

 

This workshop explains how to successfully and thoroughly create
a financial forecast for your business.

Eli Eisenberg, Founder and CEO of Straight Line Management, will cover topics like:

 

  • Why the financial model and P&L forecast are critical components of commercialization
  • A recipe for developing a credible P&L forecast
  • Developing financial assumptions and a revenue forecast that is consistent with your company’s TAM, market assessment, and business model
  • A flexible template financial model that can be easily adapted to your company’s business

 

Featuring

 

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Eli Eisenberg, Founder & CEO

Straightline Management

Eli Eisenberg has more than 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.  As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™, he specializes in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential early stage companies. Mr. Eisenberg helps them to increase profitability, secure funding, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities, streamline financial operations, and get the financial side of the business under control.  Since launching his Straight Line Management consulting company in 1991, he has served as a trusted advisor to more than 70 early-stage companies, both traditional and web based, across a variety of industries including software and game companies, high and low tech manufacturing companies, wholesale distribution companies, product and services companies and non-profit organizations.

Prior to starting Straight Line Management, Mr. Eisenberg served as Chief Financial Officer for three high technology companies, served in senior financial and operational management positions (including VP of Finance and VP of Operations) in several other high growth companies, and established, ran and sold his own successful consumer products company.

Mr. Eisenberg has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital raising strategies, financial management and forecasting, business plan preparation, and development and streamlining of management reporting systems and controls. He is also a Fellow of the Larta Institute, where he conducts workshops and mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs in conjunction with their NIH, NSF, TATRC and USCA Commercialization Assistance Programs.

 

 

 

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 310

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

We hope to see you there!

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Offering Startup Formation Prize Package at Pay It Forward For Business Event – July 1, 2013

Pay It Forward

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, alongside Your Office Agent, The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Docstoc, Media leader, Azure Software, Metropole Capital, Insperity, Infusionsoft and Startup Workshops, bring you this year’s Pay it Forward for Business event entitled, “Incubate, Accelerate and Pay it Forward.”

 

Event Details:

Monday, July 1, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm
Satellite Santa Monica
3110 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Register Now!

The free “Pay it Forward for Business” events are always based on the strong Santa Monica culture of helping one another in becoming established in their endeavors.  Thought leaders in every area of business competence from funding to marketing and everything in-between are joining forces for this year’s event.

This year they have over $15,000 worth of prizes and free advice to help you grow your business surrounded by the brightest and best in Santa Monica. We at Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, LLP are offering a prize package that includes a full startup company set-up package.  Applications can be picked up at our booth at the event.  Need not be present to win.

The event is supported by Santa Monica New Tech, Santa Monica Chamber, LAX Chamber and the Swedish Chamber and hosted by the team at Your office Agent with the assistance of our partners at Satellite and all the coworking spaces in Santa Monica.

SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: “Brand 101: Brands Don’t ‘Happen’ – They Are Created” with John Tabis of The Bouqs

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Brand 101:

“Brands Don’t ‘Happen’ – They are Created”

June 20, 2013

5:30pm-7:30pm

**Networking to follow!**

 

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 John Tabis, Founder and CEO of The Bouqs Company

John Tabis is Founder & CEO of The Bouqs Company.  Prior to Founding TheBouqs.com, John worked in strategy consulting at Bain & Company and in marketing strategy for brands including Disney, ESPN, ABC, Marvel, ShoeDazzle and Gerber Baby. John graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA with Honors from UCLA Anderson, where he studied on Fellowship. He lives in Venice, CA with his wife, son and pup Billie Jean.  He would like you to send your loved ones flowers.  Right.  Now.

 

What You’ll Learn:

Brands don’t ‘happen’.  Brands are created.  Every day your company’s brand your personal brand are being developed whether you like it or not.  The time to ‘figure out brand’ isn’t tomorrow, it isn’t today.  It was yesterday.  We’ll cover the basics of “Brand 101” and how to build, manage, and grow a brand effectively.

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 Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 310

Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

Parking

4th Street/Broadway ramp or in the Santa Monica Place Mall

We hope to see you there!