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EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)’s purpose is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential by enabling life-enhancing connections, designing shared experiences and providing collaborative learning.

Ten Years And Just Getting Started

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember meeting Zach Sims and his co-founder Ryan Bubinski back in 2011 when they started Codecademy. Zach was still in college and thinking of dropping out to focus on the Company. I just realized this morning that it has been ten years since then. Time does fly. Like many great companies their idea was simple, but powerful. build the easiest way to learn to code.

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Isn’t it time you joined Clubhouse?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Colin Campbell , EO South Florida, is an internet pioneer since 1993 and EO member since 1996 who has built multiple companies with his partners that have a combined market value of more than US$1 billion.

Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Spain’s ten-year plan to put startups in the economic driving seat

TechCrunch

Spain is preparing to push forward with pro-startup legislation, having recently unveiled a big and bold transformation plan with the headline goal, by 2030, of turning the country into ‘Spain Entrepreneurial Nation’, as the slightly clumsy English translation has it.

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protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora

Venture Well

Saakib Akbany of E-Team, Remora, developed an autonomous marine drone that uses AI technology to collect floating garbage from ports to address ocean pollution. The post protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora appeared first on VentureWell.

6 Miami-based investors share their views on the region’s startup scene

TechCrunch

Miami is quickly becoming a symbol for the tech exodus from Silicon Valley. The area is home to a number of investors, successful tech founders and an eager local government. For this survey, TechCrunch spoke to a number of investors about the area’s potential, opportunities and key players.

Remote Learning

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote this in yesterday’s post : Remote learning is here to stay. I got a bunch of emails and tweets from parents saying that they want their kids back in school. So do I!!! I think getting kids back in school is the single biggest thing we can do to put the pandemic in the rear view mirror. I should have been more clear about what I meant by that line. I meant that when kids are sick, they can stay home and still learn.

The Perfect Side Hustle: Amplify Your Strengths and Sharpen Your Skills

StartupNation

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

4 Immutable truths of modern leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Erik Kruger , founder of Modern Breed , an international learning and development firm cultivating a new breed of leaders and teams.

how Fluid-Screen replaced the petri dish with a microchip

Venture Well

Monika Weber of Fluid-Screen credits early-stage entrepreneurial support for the success of her team’s bacterial contamination diagnostic technology, which has secured over $7 million in funding, and generated over $3 million in revenue.

Splice gets $55 million for its software bringing beats from bedrooms to bandstands

TechCrunch

Splice , the New York-based, AI-infused, beat-making software service for music producers created by the founder of GroupMe, has managed to sample another $55 million in financing from investors for its wildly popular service.

Funding Friday: Fairplay Backdrop

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this project while browsing on Kickstarter this morning. I did not realize that many school and government issued computers have virtual backgrounds disabled. This project is about creating fun and inexpensive physical backdrops for kids who are doing remote learning. I like that idea and I hope you do too. The video is here if you are getting this via email. USV TEAM POSTS: Rebecca Kaden — Feb 10, 2021 SmartHop’s Series A. crowdfunding hacking education

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Ready to Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur? It’s Time to Shift Your Mindset

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success” by Charlene Walters (McGraw Hill, February 2021).

Edlyft Co-Founder and CEO Erika Hairston: How Community Can Elevate Tech

Y Combinator

Edlyft co-founder and CEO Erika Hairston never imagined herself as a “techie,” but was drawn to computer science while at Yale University—not that it was a cinch for her. “I I actually really struggled through the major and almost dropped it,” she says.

Workplace Trends That Will Transform the Freelancing Industry in 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

The world as a whole is facing the most challenging time in recent history. The health and economic effects of COVID-19 caught most countries off guard. We have known one thing for certain: staying home would save lives.

Boosted by the pandemic, meeting transcription service Otter.ai raises $50M

TechCrunch

Over the past year or so, voice transcription startup Otter.ai doubled down on the future of remote work by integrating its product with meeting apps like Zoom and Google Meet.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

“LALA” – A short lesson in marketing

Berkonomics

Focus upon you as marketing genius. Let’s focus not upon the process of marketing and positioning, but on you. How should you become the best marketer you can be, even if you are a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned CEO? There’s an answer for that.

Branding Yourself: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “From Suck to Success: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship” (Tulip Media, February 26, 2021). StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here. Branding yourself.

Squire Co-Founder and CEO Songe LaRon: Powering Barbershops of the Future

Y Combinator

Songe LaRon didn’t have experience working in the barbershop world when he first had the idea for Squire , a business management and point-of-sales software focusing on barbershop owners. He did, however, have firsthand knowledge of the customer experience.

10 Pillars of a Successful Small Business [Upcoming Akimbo Course]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do you want to start or grow your business? Let’s do a spot check and see if you have these 10 key pillars of a successful business: 10 Small Business Pillars. Target audience. Are you getting clients and serving your audience? Business solution. Does your business solve a specific problem?

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Stitch emerges from stealth with $4M for its API fintech play in Africa

TechCrunch

Over the years, there has been a growing trend of fintech infrastructure players around the world. In Africa, a handful of startups have launched in the past three years to provide such services.

A Genius Chemist Broke a German Monopoly’s Grip?—?Using Their Own Product

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Economics tend to favor the bold and the innovative. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». self-improvement business life entrepreneurship life-lessons

4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Business Model is a Make-or-Break Decision

StartupNation

When launching a startup, most entrepreneurs are focused on fine-tuning their product or service. While this is a critically important element of the process, successful entrepreneurs must first focus on choosing the right business model.

Avoiding Burnout and Staying Motivated

Ecosystem Builder Hub

How ecosystem builders stay motivated and avoid burning out. Ecosystem building work is often thankless, tiring, and even demoralizing at times. How do ecosystem builders stay motivated to keep doing the work?

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.