Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined


San Diego’s Start-Up Scene is Out of Control

20/20 Mentor Event

It’s the middle of 2013, and I’m incredibly excited at where San Diego is from a start-up ecosystem perspective. When I first dove into the start-up scene in San Diego 3 years ago…there wasn’t a whole lot going on.  There were a handful of events, and most of them were attended by the usual suspects. About 2 years ago, things started to change.  More...

Bootcamp for Your Brain – What I got from The Founder Institute

Founder Institute

I’ve been an entrepreneur and involved in startups most of my 15-year career.  I started my own ecommerce company, helped grow a network management and SaaS organization which was eventually sold, and I’ve built communities to a million page views per month. Because of this you’d think I might have a clue what I’ve been doing all these years.  I’m confident enough in...

Looking for My Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

UPDATE:  I’ve found my next big thing, and it’s called Embarke!  I was accepted to the Founder Institute in March of 2011, and graduated after 4 grueling months of entrepreneurial incubation.  I met my cofounder Bryan Hall through the program, and we’ve started a new company.  Our beta was in July 2011, and the rest is (or will be) history.  Have a look at our site, and let us...

Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined