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October 1, 2019- Goli Ameri, CEO of StartItUp, joins the Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship & Development. The AMENA (Asia, Middle East & North Africa) Center leverages the strengths of University of California at Berkeley to alleviate the regions entrepreneurship, innovation, skills and gender gaps.
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October 15, 2019- Bakersfield Community College will be presenting "The Success and Challenges of Using StartItUp in Entrepreneurial Club" at the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Conference. This is an exciting opportunity to explore our platform and learn how StartItUp can help grow the entrepreneurial ecosystems at Higher Ed institutions.
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September 24, 2019- Bakersfield College celebrates the grand opening of the Bakersfield College Launch Pad. "The new center aims to provide a system of connected resources and support, including StartItUp for local entrepreneurs to increase new and growing businesses.

StartItUp is proud to help Kern County entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses
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June 20th, 2019 - Los Angeles Business Journal
StartItUp's CEO Goli Ameri is nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council Awards for innovative leadership and moving the Los Angeles business community forward
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July 8th, 2019- Bank of America partners with StartItUp to support Kern County small and mid-sized businesses.
“One of the biggest drivers toward a stronger economy in Kern County is with small businesses, which traditionally create more than 80 percent of all new jobs in our region,” said Karen Zuber, Bakersfield market manager, Bank of America..”
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May 29th, 2019- StartItUp's CEO Goli Ameri discusses StartItUp on the Bakersfield, CA financial talk show The Moneywise Guys. "Small and mid-sized businesses are the backbone of any local economy and StartItUp is here to help them thrive and succeed."
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May 11th, 2019. Goli Ameri talks about the fundamentals of building and scaling a successful small business on the Small Business Celebration podcast, hosted by Michael I. Roberts.
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March 16th, 2019- Blog by Dr. Sonya Christian, President of Bakersfield College, a partner of StartItUp at the Kern Economic Summit: "On the panel titled “Fostering a Strong Entrepreneurial Culture in Kern County,” Goli Ameri, CEO of StartItUp, stated that Bakersfield College and CSU Bakersfield’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC)’s support of entrepreneurs has been vital to the development of young entrepreneurs.."
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March 13th, 2019- Bakersfield Californian
StartItUp takes part in the Kern County Economic Summit. The Bakersfield Californian reports, "Goli Ameri, CEO of Pasadena-based tech platform StartItUp, called for greater attention to the needs of micro, small and medium-size businesses that together make up the majority of jobs created in the United States ... regions should nurture startups in their own backyard."
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January 28th, 2019. Long Beach is optimistic that [StartItUp] will help local businesses like Miguel and Belinda Flores’ restaurant, the couple is thinking of calling it “My Butter Half,” succeed. “It’s a toolkit that we feel is innovative, it’s a public-private partnership and it’s all designed to strengthen the survivability of new businesses.”
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December 16, 2018- Bakersfield Californian "A study by Brookings identified Kern as 26th among the top 10 U.S. metro areas in job growth between 2006-2016. But in the category of job growth at young firms, the county ranked a dismal 92nd. 'If we don't have a strong startup environment then that has (negative) effects on … general economic growth," said Richard Chapman president and CEO of the Kern Economic Development Corp.'"
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December 17th, 2017 Long Beach Business Journal
"What most attracted SBDC to the app, was its interest in reducing the failure rate of new businesses: 24/7 access to the most up-to-date information  & bite-sized tutorials, & most essential is the mentoring feature. There’s a lot of information about how to start your business, but there’s so much noise” Sheneui Weber Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development- State of California
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December 17, 2018- SBDC was interested in finding a way to help new businesses off the clock. “Everything we do is face to face,” Weber explained of the SBDC, which provides daily workshops and business advising to hopeful entrepreneurs. “The problem is, we’re only here eight hours a day. Entrepreneurs don’t sleep.”
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Featured StartItUp Entrepreneurs

These entrepreneurs leveraged their advisor's expertise & StartItUp tools to
turn their dreams into reality....
Ossie Cohen - Chief brand n' Crowd commando, Pickl
“ PICKL gives instant visibility to brands and retailers to see their products in grocery stores. Anything they want to see, in any sore, within 24 hours, saving 52% of current costs. It's the Uber of retail visibility. As someone starting a company from scratch, StartItUp really makes you think about what you’re doing. The app guides you through all the steps to help navigate your overall thought process. Am I doing things the way I should be? Is this a good idea?”
Rufus Fuller, Founder sotas integrative medicine
"SOTAS Integrative Medicine is an Acupuncture clinic focused on pain management, stress management and athletic recovery. Using an integrative health model, we gather as much available information including lab results and medical imaging to create a diagnosis and treatment plan. Brett has been helpful in this process of starting a creating a successful practice. He has been encouraging, personable and patient."
Ryan K. Zummallen - Founder and president carrara media
"I started Carrara Media to help talented automotive journalists tell stories that can't get the green light elsewhere. There is an audience for intelligent, deeply reported features from the world of cars and we aim to serve it. StartItUp is perfect for people who have the idea and motivation to start a business, but aren't sure how to get it off the ground. With an approachable structure and personal advisors like my mentor Brett, who helped me navigate the process of building a revenue projection and other important tools, StartItUp is a great way to build a lasting foundation."