September 12, 2003 - First Online: Morocco RPCV Jim Swanson helps Internet-related start-ups in Silicon Valley

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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 11:03 pm: Edit Post

Morocco RPCV Jim Swanson helps Internet-related start-ups in Silicon Valley

Morocco RPCV Jim Swanson helps Internet-related start-ups in Silicon Valley

About First Online™

Los Altos Incubator™

We are management consults providing professional advice for promising Internet-related start-ups, primarily in the San Francisco Silicon Valley Bay Area.

Contact Information

Jim Swanson (resume) e-mail Phone (650) 941-4500; Fax (650) 941-2104

878 Hoffman Terrace, Los Altos, CA 94024

Mike Baird (resume) (newer resume) e-mail: Phone (805) 772-2044;

2756 Indigo Circle, Morro Bay, CA 93442 more...

History We really were one of the "first online!" Our predecessor company, First Online, Inc., a California corporation from 1993-1999, was one of the world's first Internet Professional Services and Access Providers, developing some of the first commercial web sites -- such as one for FMC Corporation's Automotive Service Equipment Division in early 1994 -- long before the World Wide Web took off. Specializing in the automotive industry, we produced custom Internet-related systems for Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Firestone, Penske, Mazda, Hyundai, Chrysler, and Edge Diagnostic Systems, now a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated.

We have since, through our Los Altos Incubator incubated several Internet-related start-ups.

Los Altos Incubator helps new Internet-related companies formulate and implement viable business strategies. We play the role of strategic advisors and coaches, serving as board members when appropriate. Our most salient project to-date is Hipbone (Eric Schmidt and Ben Rosen are investors in Hipbone). Most of our deal flow and projects derive from encounters with readers of our books on starting hi-tech companies. A completely new 2nd edition of Engineering Your Start-up, by Swanson and Baird, can be ordered starting July 2003. We typically work with only one or two clients at any point in time in order to adequately focus on "home run candidates."

We provide

* Jim Swanson's and Mike Baird's advice and coaching. We cover strategy, contracts & negotiations, business plans, investors relations, partner &customer & professional service provider relations...

* In return, we receive an equity interest in the start-up and/or (deferred) compensation.

* We will gladly provide a free evaluation of your business plan. Submit an executive summary to and Please do not include a non-disclosure agreement as a condition for reviewing your plan.

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