In January I took a cofounder & COO role in Second Screen, a mobile startup in LA's Silicon Beach that aims to become the Netflix of bite-size series. Europe's magazine for the media & entertainment industry interviewed us for their May issue when they took a look at the adoption of second screen technology and other rapidly growing areas of mobile content.
"Wouldn't the clever idea be to create an app where viewers can watch content but also comment about it?" asks TVB Europe's editor in her note prefacing the magazine.
Estella talks about social discovery: "Instead of an algorithm like Netflix has, we use a referral system. You can see what your friends are watching."
You can read the whole issue here.
I'm a big fan of the second screen experience of major cultural events.
This was a fun night with Fast Company journalist EB Liza Boyd at the Elks Club for Salon founder David Talbot.
His book "chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher it from backwater city to thriving metropolis."
Second Screen, where I am COO & Cofounder, is now accepting film submissions for consideration.
The first founding filmmaker is on board at Second Screen, and he's an award-winning ambassador for the 49 other feature makers this mobile streaming platform is now seeking, for equity! Do you know a filmmaker like Fernando Lebrija who is right for Second Screen?
FILM DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES: become a Second Screen content partner
See more by visiting the Second Screen site.
Thrilled to be joining these speakers, coaches and founders at UC Berkeley PitchLab Workshops this spring.
The series of workshops for founders who attend Berkeley Law workshops is run by my fellow SCET-BMOE pitch judge George Kopas, and the PitchLab Leadership Team*, will address
- pitch deck models,
- elements of startup eco-systems,
- case studies from successful startups,
- coaching and mentoring for effective pitching, and
- founder and startup eco-system pointers.
The program will also include guest speakers - VCs, founders, judges, mentors, others - sharing their insights about elements of successful entrepreneurial efforts.
* The PitchLab Leadership Team
Silvia Segade Sanz, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Felipe Saraiva Carneiro, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Dax viviD, PhD UC Berkeley
Bruno Droghetti Magalhães Santos, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Noha Yasmine, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Luisa Scarpelli, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Carlota Sáenz Guillén, LLM, 2018 Berkeley Law
Victoria Howell, Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series; former Director, SCET Bootcamps, UC Berkeley