Mar 22, 2012 On Our Blog

We’re Launching a New Conference > MamaBear on Apr 20, 2012 in Mountain View!

Join 500 Startups, Actor/Entrepreneur LeVar Burton, Disney, BabyCenter, & many others… Did you know The Mama market is $2.1 trillion strong…and growing?! Moms today are economic powerhouses – and like mama bears, are loving, nurturing, and fiercely protective. One of our main focuses at 500 Startups is startups in the family tech arena. As such, we are launching MamaBear is a 1-day conference for startups, platforms, and thought leaders to explore new technology for moms, kids, and families —from education to safety, and health & wellness to community. When: Friday, April 20th, 2012 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA REGISTER HERE At MamaBear We’ll Cover: > Finding Customers: Distribution via platforms, partnerships, & press > Driving Conversion: UX & …

Mar 19, 2012 On Our Blog

Mentor Like You Mean It

      Jennifer Lum (@jenniferlum) is a mobile entrepreneur and investor. She is a co-founder of Apricot Capital and mentors at 500 Startups and TechStars. Her start-up experience includes: Quattro Wireless, m-Qube, and Dave Balter (@DaveBalter) is the founder and chief executive officer of the social marketing company BzzAgent. He is also a founder and executive chair of skill-testing platform Smarterer, and an investor or advisor to a dozen startups. This post is reblogged from the original post on Inc. Something magical is happening in Boston right now, and it’s going to make history.  Like many start-up scenes, Boston’s is truly exploding, vibrant with passionate founders and bold teams who are backed by a fresh crop of seed funds and experienced venture capitalists. …