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Wrapadoo Takes on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Wrapadoo Takes on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

On June 7, 2014, a Chicklabs company, Wrapadoo, auditioned on ABC’s popular entrepreneurship television show, Shark Tank! Wrapadoo CEO, Cynthia Saito, had an amazing experience and enjoyed the adrenaline rush of pitching to a large crowd with the prospect of presenting Wrapadoo products to the successful…

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Meet Our Companies: Wrapadoo

Meet Our Companies: Wrapadoo

Here at Chicklabs, we have a lot of respect for our entrepreneurs. We feel fortunate to be working with a dedicated  group of innovators who are leading some pretty groundbreaking companies. As we navigate their paths to acceleration, we want to introduce our companies and…

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Over a Dozen Orange County Residents Set to Blast into Space on the Virgin Galactic Spaceline

Over a Dozen Orange County Residents Set to Blast into Space on the Virgin Galactic Spaceline

                        By Margot Roosevelt When Frank Kavanaugh was a boy, he marveled at the Apollo launches, devoured science fiction and guzzled orange-hued Tang. “The astronauts drank Tang,” he recalls, “and I wanted to be…

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Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

By Nina Zipkin Digital beauty subscription service Birchbox, which lets users test drive samples of high-end cosmetics for each month before settling on their favorite brands, will soon be able to connect with their customers IRL (in real life). Co-founders and CEOs Hayley Barna and…

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Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service

Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service

  If you work at a startup or tech company, one of the perks you’ve probably gotten used to is a free lunch. Those meals have become ubiquitous through a number of tech companies in San Francisco, but too often, there aren’t a lot of…

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Don’t Focus On What You Sell, Figure Out What Makes Customers Buy From You

Don’t Focus On What You Sell, Figure Out What Makes Customers Buy From You

Why You’re Not In the Business You Think You’re In By Eric V. Holtzclaw via Inc.com When I start advising a company, a few conversations into our relationship I get to work on one of my favorite exercises: I ask the management team to figure…

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Private Equity Top of Class for Educational Deals

Private Equity Top of Class for Educational Deals

Companies like Teach Now and 2U are trailblazers in the realm of online teacher certification and preparation. Each year, these types of virtual education companies are becoming increasingly valuable to private equity companies.   Michael Wursthorn January 18, 2013 via Dow Jones & Company, Inc….

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Some see it as failure, we see it as just the beginning

Some see it as failure, we see it as just the beginning

He Failed on ‘Shark Tank’—but So What? Entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff on How Startups Can Compete for Tech Talent by Caitlin Huston via The Wall Street Journal Failing to get funding on “Shark Tank,” the entrepreneurship reality TV show, didn’t sink Jamie Siminoff’s most recent startup….

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Ellen DeGeneres #OscarSelfie a Record Breaker and Advertising Win

Ellen DeGeneres #OscarSelfie a Record Breaker and Advertising Win

By Jessica Guynn via The Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the…

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IMMUNO GUM GEARS UP FOR COLD – FLU SEASON WITH NEW RETAIL STORES AND YOUTUBE CAMPAIGN

IMMUNO GUM GEARS UP FOR COLD – FLU SEASON WITH NEW RETAIL STORES AND YOUTUBE CAMPAIGN

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (December 18, 2013) IMMUNO GUM ®, the world’s first product designed to bring you six key ingredients to support the immune system in chewing gum form, announced today that it has expanded its retail partners in advance of the coming cold and…

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