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Feeding the Hungry, Despite National Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The year 2020 has emphasized one certainty: In times of crisis, entrepreneurs innovate, adapt and continue to give back. One example—among many—of philanthropy during the worldwide COVID-19 crisis comes from our EO Gujarat chapter.

Mentor Talks: How to lead in a post-pandemic world

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

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Moving Your Small Business Online

Co Starters

What you need to do (and what you don’t) to sell in a digital world. COVID-19 has brought tech-stress to an all-time high among many entrepreneurs.

What Should Founders Be Focusing On? SSRL Can Be Their Guide.

Paul G. Silva

Entrepreneurs and investors used to rely on strictly qualitative/gut methods of assessing progress and deciding what their next steps should be. In 2014 the great Steve Blank gave the startup world its first widely-respected quantitative assessment system: the Investment Readiness Level (IRL).

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Contact Tracing and Technology Conference

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I wrote about a few weeks ago , I am excited about the possibility that technology, particularly mobile computing technology, can supplement the work of manual contact tracing to keep us all safer until a permanent solution is found to this pandemic. But there is a ton of confusion about what contact tracing is, what exposure alerting is, what the role of legacy contact tracing systems are, and what role new applications can play in this moment.

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3 Tips for Getting Investors on Board With Your CSR Mission

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Kevin Xu , CEO of MEBO International and co-founder of the Human Heritage Project. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not a new concept. Companies have been publicly proclaiming their dedication to sustainability, philanthropy and diversity for decades.

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Best Distillation of Exit Strategies I’ve Seen

Paul G. Silva

Marty Zwilling recently published a blog post with the most concise distillation of the possible exit strategies a for-profit startup can take and why an entrepreneur should be thinking about them from very early on. Hat tip to Paul Nicolai for sending me the article! Innovation Accelerator

tracking dehydration with smart wearables: q&a with Adria Abella Villafranca from E-Team, hDrop

Venture Well

E-Team grantee, Adria Abella Villafranca of hDrop developed a wearable device that analyzes dehydration levels and alerts users when it's necessary to drink water.

Facebook Shops, Instagram Shops, and New Pinterest Features Help Merchants

Smart Hustle Magazine

Coronavirus has led to many changes in our lives. The quarantine that has forced people to stay inside has also led to an enormous jump in e-commerce sales -- a trend that will likely continue. .

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Moving Fast, Breaking Things, and the Support of Disruption

This is going to be BIG.

I wrote this in my newsletter this morning: If you're not willing to ask yourself difficult questions, to be asked them, or to ask them of your teams, then this e-mail and, frankly, this "innovation" industry isn't for you.

How to Maximize the Contributions of 4 Diverse Work Styles

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Justin M. Deonarine , an industrial organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada , which provides psychometric assessments to help businesses hire the right individuals and develop teams and leaders. We asked Deonarine about the benefits of diversity to an organization.

Two Americas, One Path Forward

Forward Cities

In 1963, during what is arguably his most well-known speech , Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a time when Blacks in America would be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin.

i2E asks ‘why not’ and rolls out e3 class for entrepreneurs during pandemic

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. This past week, we reopened our offices. For a few weeks, for the safety or our staff and the community, we shuttered our space and worked remotely, although we never really “closed.” ” Working remotely, we negotiated term sheets, concluded a major funding round for an exciting new Oklahoma startup, and held the Loves’ Entrepreneur’s Cup Business and Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony (all virtually).

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Alibaba Upgrades It's Offerings. Improved Cash Flow and More.

Smart Hustle Magazine

How do you find a steady supply of products, and packaging materials, to fulfill your customer's orders? Alibaba, has a suite of updated improvements. Imagine you're a company selling nutritional supplements.

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[OurCrowd in Globes] OurCrowd launches $100m Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd

Israeli crowdfunded-venture investment platform OurCrowd today announced the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund.

A New Month

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I woke up at dawn today. The sun was lightening the sky. The birds were chirping. I was reminded of the power of a new day, a clean slate, new opportunities. It is June. After three months of pandemic lockdowns, job losses like I have not seen in my lifetime, and a week of turmoil in our streets and in our hearts, we have the hope that comes with a new day. Clearly we have problems in our country and our world. When the tide goes out, you can see who has been swimming naked.

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Marketing Unconference Session Recap

GCUC

If you missed out on our Marketing unconference session, check out our notes below. We have lots of events coming your way. Stay up. The post Marketing Unconference Session Recap appeared first on GCUC Community. Community Coworking Trends Future of Work GCUC USA GCUC Webinars COVID-19

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Tips for Leading Your Best Video Conference

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a business leader, you’ve probably mastered the art of hosting a meeting in person. But how are your video conference skills? With much of today’s professional workforce going remote , it’s a good idea to get up to speed on best practices for video conferencing.

Black Lives Matter

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We are grieving the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mr.Floyd is one of many Black Americans who have been senselessly killed. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Breonna Taylor. These are just a few of the names and precious lives lost.

[OurCrowd in AP] OurCrowd Launches $100 Million Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd

OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, today announced the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund.

Talking About It

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I took the day off from AVC yesterday in observance of the moment we are living through. It is a very difficult time. I spent part of yesterday talking to a number of the leaders of our portfolio companies who are trying to find a footing in this moment and provide the right leadership for their teams. My main advice to them was to talk about what is going on with the entire team, listen to how they feel, and engage now more than ever.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Taller con Carla Levy: ¿Cómo crear contenido efectivo para redes sociales desde casa?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Lunes 2 de junio a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: ¿Cómo crear contenido efectivo para redes sociales desde casa? Descripción: ¿Tienes una marca pero no sabes cómo crear contenido que se vea constante y atractivo?

catalyzing early & robust support for student entrepreneurs: q&a with sadan kulturel-konak from Penn State Berks

Venture Well

Faculty grantee, Sadan Kulturel-Konak engages students in entrepreneurial concepts early in their academic careers by integrating them into introductory engineering and IT classes.

Should you cast your net where the big fish swim?

Berkonomics

This is one of those “My dad used to say” homilies. You’ve probably heard the accompanying “It takes just as much effort to sell a small deal as a big one,” over the years. It is not that simple in the business world. The truth of this is more nuanced.

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[Pandemic Innovation Fund in Business Wire] OurCrowd launches $100m Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd

Israel’s largest crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has launched a Pandemic Innovation Fund, the company announced Tuesday.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!