About

BigBamboo, LLC is holding company based in Beverly Hills, California.

The idea behind BigBamboo is to create and bring to fruition great companies led by great people.

BigBamboo acts as a creator, incubator and accelerator for companies mostly in the Technology industry.

The companies within the organization are all ideas conceived and created, for better or worse, from the ever running mind of the founder- Stephen Meade.

As a company we do not do other people’s ideas, outside consulting, or marketing services.

The goal is to create a company, find world class advisers, flesh out the idea, and then, if warranted, attempt to bring the company to market.

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Whether it is a flash, an inspiration, or comment made by someone in passing, a kernel of an idea often presents itself. Some of the ideas are acted upon, some sit and wait, and some are discarded for various reasons.

We strive to take an idea from visualization, to creation, to actualization.

Acting as a sort of business architect, we look to surround the company with the best and brightest people in their area of expertise.

In creating a building, there are certain steps that need to be taken.

1-      The architect often has the vision of what the end result is.
2-      An expert is brought in to create the blue print for others to follow.  In our case, this is most often a powerpoint, or guide that shows what the desired outcome will be.
3-      Then, a general contractor or project manager (think CEO) is located.
4-      Experts are brought in to create the building.  These experts range from foundation, plumbing, roofing, electricians, interior designers, etc.  In a company- you need experienced people as well- finance, marketing, programming, sales, development, etc.

Acting as a Business Architect, building a building is like building a company.  You do it in stages, with experienced people, over a period of time.

You need a vision that can be articulated to others. Then, you need the experts to execute on the plan.

Why the name?  Big Bamboo?  Well, it’s a metaphor for building a company.  If you don’t know the story of Chinese Bamboo and how it grows, there is a great lesson in it.  To learn more, click here

How we Work

How We Work
BigBamboo is a collection of companies created by entrepreneurial guru and Founder – Stephen Meade. It is not a company itself, but instead operates as a mini-incubator, where brilliant ideas are developed, matured, and built into companies which are brought to market.
BigBamboo believes in the power of the network – the relationship, needs, …

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About the Founder

STEPHEN MEADE is an American entrepreneur, executive and strategic adviser who is passionate about growing companies that make a difference in the world. He has the ability to catapult an idea from pure concept to the creation of a functioning business. In the past 20 years, he has created, incubated and architected 9 successful technology-based …

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Advisory Boards

On occasion, I will join advisory boards. Below is a list of the current companies along with a brief company description and current wants and needs.
MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) Enterprise Forum. (www.mitefchicago.org). The Chicago operations for the MIT Forum; this groups seeks to provide educational content based programs for executives.
PC Guild (www.pcguild.com) which provides …

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Past Life

With Cenoplex, the benefit for consumers is they can receive relevant messages that either the Operator would like them to hear, or ones the subscriber may choose to hear.
We will be the first company in the world to insert a message in that gap.  Additionally, that small amount of time, taken in concert with the …

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Story of Bamboo

If you don’t know the story of the Bamboo tree, it is a great metaphorical lesson.
Unlike normal crops that you can harvest annually, the Chinese Bamboo tree takes a little longer. The process goes like this: You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for a whole year, and nothing happens. …

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My Blog has been moved

So, I’ve migrated the blog over to StephenMeade.Wordpress.com.  This will enable me to update it more frequently, and use some of the social publishing tools like HootSuite and others.
For the newest, freshest information; please visit me here:
http://www.stephenmeade.wordpress.com
Below are some older posts and archives.

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