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Kym McNicholas

Kym McNicholas is an Emmy Award winning reporter (3x Emmy nominated), with 18 years experience in broadcasting. She has spent most of her career in finance and technology, most recently at Forbes.

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    Meet the Startup Dream Team: 18 interns and entrepreneurs living in a three-bedroom house in SF

    Every day I get at least one email from a new, shared work space, accelerator, or incubator. They’ve been popping up everywhere over the last two years. It seems like everyone’s trying to be the place where the next big idea emerges. Here’s one, though, that is setting itself apart from the rest. It’s the Startup Dream Team, a nine-week...
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    Welcome to the real bootcamp for entrepreneurs

    In the middle of the scalding Arizona desert, Meredith Perry, CEO of uBeam, is wrapping a tourniquet around Travis Steffan, CEO of online fitness training program, WorkOutBOX. She’s one of more than a dozen entrepreneurs taking part in a series of exercises that instill military discipline, tactical methodologies, and entrepreneurial acumen, which, the organizers hope, can transcend the field to the boardroom....
  • Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal: From fake IDs to non-profit work to hipster glasses

    Neil Blumenthal talks to Sarah Lacy about how he got started as an entrepreneur. He said he had three choices. He explains why he chose to sell fake IDs. Blumenthal also talks about how he got into non-profit work giving glasses to needy people and how that led him to start his company.
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    MoTwin gets another $2.7m to fuel the unsexy but surging enterprise app wave

    Whether you’re developing a mobile app on your own or inside a large corporation on a budget, you may need a little help. And now with another $2.7 million in the bank, MoTwin wants to be that assist. MoTwin is essentially the even more unsexy part of the already unsexy business of making enterprise mobile apps. MoTwin allows companies to...
  • For startups which comes first, success or kiteboarding?

    I once did the math and calculated that in the one weekend each year when entrepreneurs, executives, and investors gather on the island of Maui for the annual MaiTai kiteboarding event, $7 billion in market cap is skating across the water. Soon to add to that number could be the founders of walkie talkie app Voxer, guy-rating app Luluvise, and...
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    How to get Sir Richard Branson’s undivided attention

    I can’t tell you how many times entrepreneurs have asked me to introduce them to Sir Richard Branson, who I’ve interviewed a number of times. “Learn to kiteboard,” I tell them, “and I’m certain you’ll run across him on the water at some point.” Oh, and there’s one other piece of advice I can offer: Know venture capitalist Bill Tai and...
  • GTChannel says Goodbye to Machinima and soars

    A new automotive multi-channel network is blowing up after leaving Machinima — a very risky move that revved up its business. In case you’re not familiar with the multi-channel network concept, it’s a community of Youtube channels that are brought under one umbrella. It’s the best way for independent Youtube channels to get their videos seen and get help monetizing...
  • Well-played law of attraction between Grammy Award-winner Skylar Grey and Gigg’s CEO

    Singer/songwriter Skylar Grey and Gigg’s CEO Scott Warner are the new posterchildren for the law of attraction. Just watch the video above if you don’t believe me. I heard first-hand the story of how they met at Bloomberg’s conference in Half Moon Bay this week. I couldn’t help but immediately become engaged by their energy, as they talked about partnering...
  • Warren Buffett’s former pilot launches Visionary Airlines in Silicon Valley

    When my mom was hospitalized in New Castle, Pennyslvania, diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism (blood clots in her lungs), I felt helpless. I didn’t know how to get her back to the San Francisco Bay Area without jeopardizing her health. The doctor told me it would be fatal to drive, take a train, or fly commercial. That’s when Michael Flint...
  • Culination wants to teach you how to become a top chef

    As much as I may want to prepare scrumptious dinners I am no cook. The last time I prepared a meal for a guy in my life, I went down to my local family-owned Italian restaurant, bought some Eggplant Parmigiana, heated it up in the oven and pretended it was mine. (Don’t judge me.) In comes Culination, a website and...

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