Resources (Sample Page)

Government Websites

United States Copyright Office
A branch of the Library of Congress, the U.S. Copyright Office maintains records of copyright registration in the United States, including a copyright catalog.

Homepage of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Federal Agency for consumer protection and truth in advertising regulation.

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
Federal agency for regulating securities, the US stock market, and crowdfunding laws under the JOBS Act.

California Secretary of State

Delaware Secretary of State

Technology & Startups

SteveBlank.com
Blog by serial entrepreneur and consulting associate professor of entrepreneurship at Stanford Steve Blank. Pioneer of the Lean Startup Movement

Venture Beat Technology
News site that focuses on disruptive technology. The company also produces several annual technology-focused conferences.

Harvard Business Review
Publication focus on leadership, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people

Both Sides Of The Table
Blog by Mark Suster, 2x entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist focused on early-stage technology companies in Los Angeles.

Mashable
News website, technology and social media blog with primary focus in social media news, mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, gadgets.

TechCrunch
News website focused on information technology companies, ranging in size from startups to established NASDAQ-100 firms.

DigitalLA
Networking organization of digital professionals in startups, movies, TV, web series, music, games, marketing, and social media,

CES – Tradeshow
Internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide. Held annually in January.

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Trade organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States.

ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Organization responsible for management of internet protocol numbers and domain name system root, and administers disputes regarding the registration of internet domain names.

Incubators & Accelerators
Advertising

Adage
Advertising Age. Magazine, delivering news, analysis and data on marketing and media

AdWeek
Advertising trade publication covers creativity, client/agency relationships, global advertising, accounts in review, and new campaigns

 

Entertainment

Variety
Leading entertainment trade publication since 1905.

The Hollywood Reporter
Media brand focusing on the Hollywood motion picture industry, television,entertainment and Hollywood’s intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle and politics.

FilmLA
Coordinate and process permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Labor union for principal and background performers and actors.

Directors Guild of American (DGA)
Labor union representing interests of directors of motion pictures.

Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Labor union representing film, television, radio and new media writers.

Crowdfunding

Reward Based Crowdfunding

Indiegogo
Originally launched with a focus on funding films, now serves as crowdfunding platform for all projects.

RocketHub
Crowdfunding platform focused on science, education, business and social good projects.

Kickstarter
One of the most popular crowdfunding platforms for creative and business projects.

Debt Crowdfunding

SoMoLend

Endurance Lending Network

Equity Based Crowdfunding
(backers are accredited investors)

Grow Venture Community

Angel List

MicroVentures

CircleUp