Why sell airline seats when you could sell ongoing subscriptions? Today Surf Air, the nation’s first all-you-can-fly, membership-based private air service, added Santa Barbara to its daily schedule.
Surf Air’s arrival in Santa Barbara is a game changer for my work with innovative startups and investors throughout California,” said Founding Member Matthew Stotts. “Leaving my car and commercial airlines behind, Surf Air makes my travel up and down the California coast far faster and more productive. And now a weekend getaway to LA or San Francisco is just as easy.”
Launched just one month ago, Surf Air is a new, convenient and affordable way to fly between the Los Angeles metro area, San Francisco Bay Area, and now the Santa Barbara area. For a nominal monthly fee, members have access to unlimited monthly intrastate flights on executive aircraft to and from private air terminals. In addition, members receive guest passes, invitations to exclusive member events and access to a first-class concierge service.
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In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Darren Schulte from Apixio presents: Knowledge-driven Outcomes for Healthcare.
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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Sander Cruiming from the CloudProvider Startup presents: Building a Cost-Effective and High-Performing Public Cloud.
You can use Cloud Servers for various purposes, including hosting websites and applications. A Cloud Server is an isolated server environment with an operating system and root access, that you can configure according to your needs. You can create, resize, or delete a Cloud Server at any time, making it a very flexible solution.”
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A new Startup called CareerMob is seeking to revolutionize the way veterans receive help to transition to civilian service. Launched by five entrepreneurs on a hackathon competition known as the StartupBus, CareerMob offers a novel solution to the daunting challenges of veteran unemployment in a time when thousands of vets are on their way home.
Veterans face unique challenges when returning from duty and – unfortunately – one of those challenges is unemployment,” said Josh Seefried, currently an Air Force officer and one of the cofounders spearheading CareerMob. “Our goal is to ensure that Americans that fight for us don’t have to fight for a job when they come home.”
CareerMob starts with a simple questionnaire about a veterans work experience and interests and aligns them with civilian job opportunities. Furthermore, a veteran is then offered a selection of mentors that can help them transition to the civilian workplace. The process is simplified and seeks to ease the anxiety servicemembers face when transitioning from the military workplace.
Americans want to thank America’s veterans in meaningful ways – but too often, we fail to turn our good intentions into meaningful actions,” said Doug Wilson, former assistant Secretary of Defense of Public Affairs. “Helping our men and women in uniform returning from the battlefield to the workplace not just to find a job but to succeed in that job is one of the most tangible, productive answers to the question: ‘How can I help?’”
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Over at the awe.sm blog, Laurie Voss writes that while awe.sm has been hosted from the beginning on Amazon Web Services, the company has formulated its our own set of best practices for running a high-availability, high-performance system, which differ in some important ways from Amazon’s own advice.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that AWS has radically changed the economics of running a technology startup, but so slowly and gradually that it crept up on the industry. Nobody realizes how many companies are using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) somewhere in their stack until it has an outage, and suddenly it seems like half the Internet goes away. But it’s not like Amazon got lucky: they have an awesome product. Everybody uses AWS because EC2 has radically simplified running software, by hugely lowering the amount you need to know about hardware in order to do so, and the amount of money you need to get started.
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In this video, 9Slides founder and CEO Ruchit Garg demonstrates the Startup’s easy-to-use cloud-based presentation platform.
9SLIDES is a powerful communication tool, which allows users to capture and share experience of “being there” in the presentation room with a remote audience, anytime, anywhere. Your audience can watch it on a PC, Mac or even iPad without downloading any app.”
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Over at Business Insider, Adam Love writes that that a new tool called Enloop is designed to help entrepreneurs write that all-important business plan.
It’s a web app that prompts you for some basic information, asks some questions about your revenue, and churns out a proper business plan. It even calculates an EPS score and gives you a prediction on how successful your company will be. The basic functionality is completely free and pricing for more advanced features starts at $9.95 per month.
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In this video, Former Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder/CEO of CareZone Jonathan Schwartz stops by the CNN Newsroom to talk about cloud-based health services.
CareZone is a safe place to get organized, stay up to date, and coordinate with family and helpers. We provide a set of services (detailed below), oriented around the needs of caring for individuals — from managing information, to providing safe, archival storage, to keeping family and friends informed. Our focus is helping you, and your family, manage the information and communication associated with caring for another individual.
Over at Forbes, Ricardo Geromel writes that Moovia is one of Brazil’s hottest Startups. The company is now in Beta with a new professional network that “puts in evidence” your talents, accomplishments, communication and teamwork.
Moovia is much more than a project organizer, it’s a professional social network, where you show and enhance your skills and talents, connect to a network of contacts, build your professional reputation from feedback people give you, meet skilled people to build teams, engage on amazing projects and ideas, and finally work on your dreams.
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A new Startups called GradSave enables you to crowdsource college savings with help from your family and friends.
I’m so happy that my friends and family can help give my daughter the gift of education. Every dollar we can save for our six-month-old today will be worth $3 when she’s ready for college.