Techstars Riverside Startup Week

Techstars Riverside Startup Week

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Mind & Mill is proud to be joining Startup Week in a five-day celebration of entrepreneurship, networking and innovation, within our community's vibrant and influential atmosphere.

More info: https://riverside.startupweek.co/

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

Social Media: Perhaps You Suck

Social Media: Perhaps You Suck

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So you have a business page on Facebook and you post pretty photos of your products on Instagram. Maybe you even use hashtags and know how to tweet. That's super rad but not really enough.
Social media usage without a solid strategy, in depth knowledge and wisdom is much like having a fancy car. A fancy car that has no gas in the tank, no GPS and no wheels. You may have the most badass road trip planned, that car is going to take you absolutely nowhere FAST.
There is a truly effective way to utilize social media and 90% of the business owners we've encountered are doing it wrong and DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. Are you in that 90%? You sure about that? 
If you're not 110% sure you don't suck at using social media for your business, you need to get out of your lifeless (but pretty!) car and Uber it over to Mind & Mill, a digital marketing agency in Riverside, California, for a little social media intervention.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Wicks Brewery Co, Riverside Arts Council and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

Jason Calacanis - Fireside Chat, Q & A and Book Signing

Jason Calacanis - Fireside Chat, Q & A and Book Signing

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Mind & Mill is excited to kick off the TechStars Riverside Startup Week with an exclusive fireside chat, Q & A and book signing with angel investor, Jason Calacanis.

The event is FREE and the first 100 guests will receive a FREE copy of ANGEL signed by the author!

Following the interview, Jason will be hosting a question and answer session with the audience and signing his brand new book, ANGEL: How to Invest in Technology - Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.

This is HUGE!! It’s going to be an incredible evening discussing angel investing, startups, entrepreneurship and the future of technology and innovation in the digital world.

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular weekly podcast This Week in Startups. The founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potential investors, he was a "scout" for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and frequently appears in the media.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Wicks Brewery Co, Riverside Arts Council and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

Cyber Security Mistakes Which Could Cost You Big Time!

Cyber Security Mistakes Which Could Cost You Big Time!

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Startups and Small / Medium Businesses usually take shortcuts on implementing technologies that can effectively protect their businesses data. The main reason they do this is because they are not aware of how they can protect their business without paying ridiculous amounts of money. This seminar will focus on showing you how to implement and practice cost effective cyber security strategies using a three layer method to protect your company.

Layer (1) Network Level – Learn how to protect your company’s network from internal and external attacks.

Layer (2) Computer Level – Learn how to protect your company’s data at the computer level, such as lost or stolen computer.

Layer (3) User Level – Learn about the tools that you can use to protect your company from a user, making a critical mistake such as introducing ransomware into your business.

Thomas is a recognized leader in IT Security and Services that has worked with hundreds of executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs on the implementation of emerging business technologies and the latest tools in cyber security. He’s held positions as Systems Administrator to IT Operations Director responsible for the management and security of cloud infrastructures, IT Operations, and Service Delivery for over 50 companies ranging from healthcare to legal. Maintaining a strong business acumen and technical background, he has unique perspective on how to effectively implement a IT Services and Strategy that works will in business.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Wicks Brewery Co, Riverside Arts Council and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

How to Turn Your Startup Idea Into an Actual Company

How to Turn Your Startup Idea Into an Actual Company

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Get advice on how to wireframe and explain your idea to a developer. Learn how to communicate and work with developers to turn your idea into a reality. Jeff Winkler, founder of Origin Code Academy, will cover how to convince developers to work on your project as well as how to get users to validate that it's a good idea to pursue.

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Wicks Brewery Co, Riverside Arts Council and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.

Pitch Your Killer App Idea to a Room Full of Developers

Pitch Your Killer App Idea to a Room Full of Developers

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Do you have a great idea for an app or software project but don't know where to go or how to build it? Developers, are you looking to meet potential clients, partners or co-founders? If so, you won't want to miss this event!

Pitch your app is a chance to share your idea with a room full of developers and get feedback on whether it is feasible to build, challenges you might face, and where to go next. Ideas for anything from Mobile Apps, to Web Applications, to Internet Connected Hardware are welcome. If you already have a prototype and are looking to take things to the next level, even better!

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Pitch Your App

You'll get approximately 5 minutes for pitching your idea followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. Be ready to answer:

* What problem are you trying to solve?
* How do you imagine the App or Software would work? Be as specific as possible.
* Do you already have an existing product, prototype, or mockups?
* Are you looking for contractors, employees, or equity partners?

5:30pm - 6:00pm+: Network with Developers

Thank you to our sponsors, SolarMax Technology, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Wicks Brewery Co, Riverside Arts Council and All Covered (IT Services from Konica Minolta), for so generously helping make this event possible.