Panel: Why Most Music Startups Fail

In this video, Kyle Bylin leads a panel discusson on “Why Most Music Startups Fail.” Recorded at Music Biz 2012.

There are no shortage of startups working to transform how we discover, market and monetize music, but most of them will fail. Are they being defeated by licensing or are these technologists trying to fix problems that most consumers don’t really have?

Panelists:
Larry Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
Mike Dougherty, Jelli Radio
Joey Flores, Earbits
Brenden Mulligan, OneSheet

Slidecast: Junar – Powering the Data Economy

In this slidecast, Diego May, co-founder and CEO of Junar presents: Powering the Data Economy. The new Startup is focused on delivering the easiest-to-use, cloud-based Open Data platform and providing best practices for its clients.

Open Data is fast becoming the next defining theme for business and government because information drives innovation and collaboration,” said Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar. “And Junar is already the engine for hundreds of organizations who are opening data and for millions of end users who use that information today. As we rapidly move to a society dominated by information and services, Junar is busy powering that transformation and the Data Economy.”

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Sumazi Startup Connects You With People You Should Know

In this video, the good folks from Sumazi show you how their Startup intelligently connects you to the people you don’t know but should.

We leverage your personal and extended networks to discover and introduce you to the people and opportunities that can potentially change your world.

Sumazi was founded by Sun Microsystems alum Sumaya Kazi. The service is currently in Beta, but it looks to be launching shortly.

HooplaHa Startup Serves up Life with a Smile

In this slidecast, Rob Hess from HooplaHa describes how the Startup’s new web site helps you begin every day with a smile.

I believe that the best way to have a positive outlook is to surround ourselves with positive influences, positive people, positive stories and positive thoughts, said founder Rick Fernandes. “That’s what inspired me to create HooplaHa.”

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Panel: How to Build a Successful Online Subscription Business

In this video, successful founders and operators of web-based subscription business discuss the keys to successfully building and growing online businesses driven by subscription sales.

The pane is moderated by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc.com), joined by Josh Meyers CEO of People Media a subsidiary of Match.com, Jeff Tinsley CEO and Founder of MyLife, Robert Angarita Co-Founder of Cramster (recently sold to Chegg) and Mark Kapczynski VP of Corp Dev at Experian.