OK - so you’ve been going at this startup thing for a few months now. Maybe you have an initial product. Maybe you even have a few users trying it out. Now it is time to hire your first paid developers, to improve the design and process flow, to begin scaling - and for that, you need to raise outside capital. So how much capital should you raise? What should be your thought process when looking at seed financing?
Plan a Romantic Getaway this Valentine’s Day!
Plan a romantic Monterey Bay getaway to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and either the Spindrift Inn or the Monterey Bay Inn. On Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14, we’re featuring an exclusive Monterey Bay Aquarium Romance Package. Spend the night with a view of the ocean or Cannery Row. Enjoy complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast service, afternoon wine and cheese reception along with a romance-themed tour and lunch at the Aquarium on Valentine’s Day.
On the special adult-only romance tour you’ll go behind the scenes and learn about romance under the sea. From otters to octopus the aquarium will share favorite stories about how ocean animals choose their mates—then go for a special sneak peek behind the scenes of the jellies exhibits. The romance continues as you enjoy an ocean-view table in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant & Cafe. The prix fixe lunch menu includes a choice of first course, entrée and dessert, and a celebratory beverage. Tax and service charge included.
- Overnight accommodations for two (Feb. 13 or 14)
- Two adult admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Romance-themed Aquarium Tour Feb. 14 only, at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
- Champagne lunch for two at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant & Cafe
Spindrift Inn package rates start at $329 Cannery Row view and $409 oceanview. Book through the hotel only at: http://www.spindriftinn.com/special-pkg/monterey-honeymoon-hotel-pkg.a
Monterey Bay Inn package rates start at $349. Book through the hotel only at: http://www.montereybayinn.com/special-pkg/vacations-monterey-pkg.aspx
So, over the past week while I was in Las Vegas for CES, the SC2 community seems to have discovered that SteelSeries no longer sponsors Grubby. A player we have been supporting and sponsoring for an enormous amount of time, as his career has taken him through various teams to now being an…
I am traveling from 1/3 to 1/10. Please consult the diagram for travel update schedule.
I hope that you can join us for a free session by KPMG and Marks Paneth & Shron LLP regarding accounting and finance for startups.
The Details: October 13, 2011 from 5PM - 6PM at WeWork Labs in SoHo
The talk will discuss the basic fundamentals important to running a business successfully. This…
There was quite a stir amongst beekeepers and anti-gmo activists this past October 2011 when chemical and seed giant Monsanto purchased Beeologics , a small company best known for its “groundbreaking research” vis a vis the application of RNAi technology on honeybees, a mechanism…
Bloody Mary Morning
10am–Noon • ACL Live at Moody Theater, 310 W. 2nd St. • RSVP required; still open
Bloody Marys by Tito’s Vodka; tacos by Tacodeli; music by Ben Kweller and others.
Unrefined Hype: Extended Play Showcase
11am–6pm • Bat Bar, 218 East 6th Street • RSVP requested;…
Thinking we were safe — insanity!
We went in to make love. All the same
Idiots to trust the little hotel bedroom.
Then in the gloom…
…And who does not know that pair of shutters
With the awkward hook on them
All screeching whispers? Very well then, in the gloom
We set about acquiring one…
This week’s travel spotlight is on Madrid, Spain, where you can spend your days visiting the attractions, savoring tapas and sangria, and enjoying the nightlife until the sun rises – just in time to do it all again.
Top 5 things to do in Madrid:
- Pack food for a picnic and spend an afternoon exploring Retiro Park.
- Visit one of the largest art collections in the world at the Prado Museum, which houses an assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.
- If you’re a football fan, taking a tour of Bernabeu Stadium is a must.
- See Picasso’s Guernica, as well as mesmerizing works by Dali, at the Queen Sofia Arts Center
- Considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, the Royal Palace of Madrid is just as ornate outside as it is inside.