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Good morning, All,

First, our thanks to all of you who attended last week's Breakfast with an Angel, and a very big thank you to Jason Klein, our guest investor who stayed around till noon to speak with everyone.

Our next Breakfast with an Investor will be on November 20th and our guest investor will be Pedro Torres Picon, founder of Quotidian Ventures. More about him on the eventbrite page, and he is a very active early stage investor – and always has a great story to tell. Register here.

 
Every now and again, we attend a conference where there is a discussion/presentation about Millenials. The Digital Generation, which, it seems, has to be treated very differently. They think differently. They behave and react differently. And, on balance, they feel put upon because the ground shifted, globally, as soon as they came of age, and lucky for those non-Millenials among us: life on earth hasn’t changed since the dawn of the industrial age.
 
Dear Millenials,
 
We personally have nothing against you and have no axe to grind, and sorry that you’re all tossed into one bucket – that’s the way it goes, as with GenX, GenY, Boomers, whatever. See? You’re just like every other Gen who came before you.

But you’re tech literate. And have more to worry about, since kids do gossip, and you have a reputation to protect. On Instagram, facebook, snapchat, whatever. We had the phone. Same idea. Same behavior, too. Only the technology has been upgraded and the names changed to deceive the clueless.
 
We attended a conference this week and one of segment was on you all. There were videos, so a bunch of you spoke in your own words. The disconnect with you and working for certain companies: the company must have ethics and believe in social responsibility. All well and good, but then you go on to say that you’re being supported by your parents – which doesn’t stop you from collecting food stamps as well, so that you can afford that smoked salmon at Trader Joes. Your words, not ours. You seem to have a fairly loose definition of ethics, it would seem. What are your principles, and it’s just a question.
 
And being able to do a google search or post to Instagram does not make you tech-savvy. You’re merely a child of your times. Were our great grandmother to come back, we’d no doubt make her lunch. She’s probably hungry, so we’ll use the microwave.
 
And when she sees us program the microwave, she’d think we were a tech genius, too.
 
Heads up, and time to take life seriously. While you wait it out for that perfect job, you don’t seem to be paying much attention to that technology at which you are supposedly so literate. The robots are coming, and companies are stepping up the game, when it comes to machine learning. While you’re consumed with social responsibility (when you’re not otherwise busy on snapchat), those robots are about to sweep in and take over that career you might have had. Like they say, this ain’t no fooling around. (For the record, it’s from a song called Life During Wartime.)
 
Every generation is faced with its own unique challenges and has to step up to the plate and feels that they’ve been handed all of the world’s problems. That’s life. The world has changed - privacy is gone: so stop broadcasting your life over social media. Coopetition is fine, and we know that that was the way you were raised, on balance, but it doesn’t apply in the real world. Like every generation before you, once you graduate from high school or college, you’re on your own. You’re not a victim, although you are expected to show some signs of adulthood. And like every generation before you, you start in an entry level position – at the bottom of the totem pole.

For the record, and for those of us who remember the days of Web 1.0, you’re not the first generation that’s ‘computer savvy.’ So was Gen Y. Like you, they graduated and expected a corner office and expected the working world to bend to their will and needs. Like you, they were overly coddled and overpaid, even though they were working at startups that were living off the fumes and investors’ money. Much of what we were seeing (and hearing) then, we’re seeing and hearing now.
 
That was right before the bubble burst. The first time.
 
It didn’t work then. It’s not working now. Things do change, over time, but it takes time and work. That's just the way of the world, thanks for listening and have a nice day. Onward and forward.



 

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Andrew Weinrich’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship is coming up and I’m happy to announce that, in addition to getting 20% off the ticket price, the first 5 people who sign up will also get a free hour of personal consultation from Andrew to hone their financing pitch. Just use the code STARTUPPITCH at check-out. Once those 5 tickets are gone, you can still use the code ONESTOP20 to get 20% off the course. If you’d like to see a sample of the materials Andrew is offering in the course, sign up here for a free Business Plan template.

With 14 hours of lectures, 17 document templates, and plenty of networking opportunities, Roadmap to Entrepreneurship is a deep dive into the 8 essential disciplines for creating a scalable company. The course includes Q&As, case studies, and break-out sessions, covering everything from writing a marketing plan to creating cash flow projections. Attend and be prepared for the entrepreneurial journey ahead.

 
It’s a crash course hosted by Silicon Alley veteran Andrew Weinrich. Andrew has been a leader in the technology space for over two decades, founding 7 startups, completing 4 exits, and advising numerous entrepreneurs. We do happen to know Andrew personally (he really does know his stuff, btw), and got feedback from an SOS member who attended his last workshop – big thumbs up.
 
Each Roadmap course features over 14 hours of lectures, 17 business document templates, and plenty of networking opportunities to prepare entrepreneurs to build successful startups. The course is designed for startup founders of all stages whose companies aren’t venture-backed.
 
The November course is from November 8th - 9th. Discount code [onestop20]
You can see the full course agenda here. If you have any questions about the course, sign up for a free Founders’ Hours session or send Andrew an email at aweinreich@andrewsroadmaps.com

 

Deadlines:
 
Every month, the Awesome Foundation gives away $1000 – no strings attached. Check them out, in a city near you. And go for it!


CALL FOR TOP INNOVATORS! New England Venture Summit - December 10th. Register now and save 50%
The 9th annual conference will showcase more than 50 of the hottest early stage and emerging growth technology, life sciences, edtech and clean-tech innovators If you are a Startup seeking capital and/or partnerships, submit your plan for the opportunity to present at The 9th Annual New England Venture Summit, the premier venue connecting emerging growth companies with active Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Corporate VCs and Investment Firms. Presented by youngStartup Ventures, The 2014 New England Venture Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for startups to meet, network and showcase their innovative investment opportunities to a leading group of investors.

ER Accelerator Winter 2015  –  Final deadline November 13. You know the drill. 4 month session, $40K in funding, and the help and mentors you need to build a business. Go for it! (And yes, yours truly is one of the mentors.) 10 Reasons You Should Apply to Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
 
The 19th Annual Webby Awards! Early deadline October 24th. Need we say more? 

VillageCapital USA: Health IT Accelerator, deadline October 27th. VilCap is in the process of identifying game-changing healthcare innovations. Entrepreneurs have enormous potential to create businesses which lower the cost and increase access to quality health care for all Americans.
 
NEW    FinTech Innovation Lab, deadline December 5th. The FinTech Innovation Lab is an annual program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture for early and growth companies that have developed cutting edge technology products targeted at financial services customers. Winners will get the chance to refine and beta test their financial technology products in New York City in partnership with the Lab's participating financial firms: 

5th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival, applications now open.  January 21-22 at NYU, but you must apply now.

Blueprint Health, deadline on a rolling basis. Next session begins January 12th.

Thiel Fellowship, deadline January 15th. $100k over the two year program. You have to be a young ‘un. As Mark Twain said, ““I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
 



For your edification this week:

25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know
 
You Will Not Believe What is Really Going Through An Investor’s Mind While You Pitch Them
 
The Advice All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore
 
What all Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Prorata Rights

Peter Thiel Wants To Know: 'What Are You Doing That Nobody Else Is Doing?'

Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Safest Bet

The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines


4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research
 


Elevator Pitch/Member News
Hint, hint: Feel free to tell us what you're working on, or if you've been featured in the press...Share, and we will, too!



That’s it from us this week.  Our next breakfast will be November 20th and our guest investor is Pedro Torres-Picon. And now, as always, help is on the way…


I Need Help
If you need something, let us know.  To post, just go to http://startuponestop.com/ and follow the link.


Summary: Hiring Startup Engineer #1
 
Name: Anonymous, please respond to hello@startuponestop.com and we’ll forward your message
 
Looking for full stack web app developer to help this startup build out V1 of the product. A good part of the design is done (front end and back end) and we're using cutting edge tech (full stack JS: angular, d3, node, postgresql).

Looking for candidates that can convert to a full time founding engineer role and believes in the vision of the company (disrupting the retail analytics space). Must have experience with full stack web development and javascript
 
Specific Region: NYC
 
Compensation: Negotiable
 
 
Summary: Hiring accountants with startup experience
 
Name: Anonymous, please respond to hello@startuponestop.com and we’ll forward your message
 
We are an accounting firm whose clients include a number of startups. Full time accounts preferred.
 
Specific Region: NYC
 
Compensation: Market rate



Summary: R/GA Accelerator is Hiring Design Engineering Hackstars
 
The hardware and IoT Techstars accelerator - the R/GA Accelerator is now hiring contractors for the program that began October 20th.

Currently hiring Hackstars who have the technical skills to help the companies in the program do more faster. Are you an industrial designer, a mechanical engineer or an electrical engineer? Do you want to work alongside ten of the leading IoT companies, with support from R/GA's technical, product and marketing teams and at one of the nation's top startup accelerators? Do you have what it takes?

Apply for one of the paid Hackstar positions, and less technical, but equally important, associate position at http://www.techstars.com/rga-accelerator-hiring-design-engineering-hackstars/

And If you have questions, you may ask Techstars - R/GA members in person, during the Internet of Things (IoT) Meetup / Gotham ( http://iotmu.com ) on October 2nd at Pivotal Labs.

Good luck!
 
Specific Region: NYC
 
Compensation: Market Rate
 

 
I Can Help

Summary: Award Winning UX Designer/Product Manager to Help Your Start-up
 

Name: Anonymous, please respond to hello@startuponestop.com, and we will forward your email.
 
It's not easy transforming a concept or MVP into a product or service that users love and share w/others. No worries... affordable help is here! Whether you're in the digital, physical, or digital+physical space, lets team-up to take a hard look at your product from a user's perspective, evaluate strong/weak points, remove the rough edges, and simplify/improve as needed. We'll test w/users and iterate until we get a beautiful user-centered design that is the buzz of your industry. Available short or long term. Lets talk.
 
Specific Region: No
 
Compensation: Negotiable



Summary: Startup Grind NYC hosts Alex Osterwalder (w/ special guest Bob Dorf), October 22nd
 
Name: Startup Grind NYC
 
Email: peter@startupgrind.com
 
Startup Grind NYC is hosting the launch of Alex Osterwalder's first new book since the global phenomenon "Business Model Generation." Hosted by Bob Dorf (co-author of the "Startup Owner's Manual"), this event includes a live remote Q&A with the authors (via Skype). You don’t want to miss the beginning of this next wave!

Agenda:
6:00 Networking w/ Food & Drinks
7:00 Author Q&A
8:00 Mix & Mingle

Be sure to ask your questions on Twitter with the hashtags: #VPDesign and #VPDNYC before and during the event.
 
Specific Region: NYC
 
Compensation: Market Rate
 

Summary: NJ Tech Meetup 53 with Guillaume Gauthereau, founder of Totsy/Sequoia Lab/Startup 101, October 23rd
 
Topic: Success, Happiness, & Life Purpose: How to Become a True Leader

Schedule:
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15 - 8:15: Welcome/Startups present
8:15 - 9:!5: Feature Speaker
9:15+: Closing remarks/head to Little Town (local bar) with food/drink specials
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology
Bissinger Room (4th Floor)
Hoboken, NJ
$8/person
Register here.



Events

NOTE: we try not to include events that are sold out or wait lis

It’s Communications Week, and those events are all free.


Tuesday, October 21

New York Enterprise Sales Meetup, 6 pm, $10
 
Hardwired NYC #13, 6 pm, Free
 
Crowdfunding Networking, 7.30, Free
 
 
Wednesday, October 22
 
Wearable Wednesday NY - Wearables empower the Music/TV Star (and Audience), 6 pm, $15
 
Startup Grind NYC hosts Alex Osterwalder (w/ special guest Bob Dorf), 6.30, $20
 

Thursday, October 23
 
SwitchPitch NYC, 1.30-6.30, $96
 
21st Hardware Meetup, 5.45, Free
 
R/GA Accelerator Start-ups "Meet the Mentors" Mixer, 6 pm, Free
 
How to Raise Seed Capital, 6.30, Free
 
Women in Tech Speaker Series, with Rebecca Garcia is the Co-founder of CoderDojo NYC, a non-profit teaching youth to code, 6.30, Free
 
NJ Tech Meetup 53 w/ Guillaume Gauthereau founder Totsy/Sequoia Lab/Startup 101, 6.45, $8
 
 
Friday, October 24
 
Hardware Workshop – New York – 2014, October 23-24, $99 (includes meals)
 
 
Saturday, October 25
 
ERA Hackathon Fall, 10 am – Sunday, Free



Upcoming Events

Ingenuity Conference, October 27th, $varies
Cross Screen Advertising, October 28th, 8.30 am, $40

Orrick TOTAL ACCESS Panel Event: "Breaking Down the Series A", October 28, 5 pm, Free
Revolutionizing Healthcare with the Internet of Things (IoT), October 30, 6 pm, Free
2014 HallowMEME Costume Party: NYC, October 30th, 8.30 pm, Free
 NYXpo for Business, October 30th, Free
The Product Group November 2014, November 6th, 7 pm, Free

Engadget Expand NY 2014, November 7-8, Free
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship, November 8-9, SOS discount code: [onestop20]
Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer, November 11th, 6 pm, $11





 







 
 
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