Why Creativity is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Corporations and educational institutions had to find ways to bring people together for meetings and instruction. All are examples of creative thinking to solve problems. Entrepreneurship is a creative activity. Creativity is a job. Contributed to EO by B. Jeffrey Madoff.

The Secret to Creativity Is Not What You Think

CO.STARTERS

In this Straight Talk, we asked Shelley to explore the connection between calmness and creativity, a somewhat surprising combination. We think creativity is a product of hyperactivity, pressure, and stress. “My Looking for calm, creativity, and support to solve your business problems?

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Creative ways to earn money in difficult times

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

This is an opportunity to come out stronger and more resilient — and to get creative. Here are a few creative adjustments to financial difficulties that you might consider implementing. By Elise Kemp. Life is unpredictable.

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital

TechCrunch

To create a pathway for market success, startups need two essential assets groups: venture capital and creative capital. Creative capital comprises the design and development assets that bring an ingenious idea to life. So what is creative capital? Why creative capital?

Yousician raises $28M to make music education more accessible

TechCrunch

By his own admission, Chris Thür wasn’t the most obvious person to start a music education company. Education Recent Funding Startups TC True Ventures Yousician

The Power of Creativity To Help Your Business Grow and 5 More Tips

Smart Hustle Magazine

The power of creativity (and more) can help. The power of creativity. Small business owners face a huge challenge of creativity and it is the key to the success of a venture. So I do suggest you consider that is that the aspect of creativity especially in rough times.”.

How RapidSOS used creative tactics to build partnerships and a BD engine at scale

TechCrunch

The key, as we will learn, is a set of creative tactics that the company used to bind as many stakeholders into its business as possible. One of the most challenging aspects of leading a startup is the seeming impossibility of building partnerships and executing business development.

Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur

Smart Hustle Magazine

Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world. SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur.

Sora

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Rebecca wrote about our most recent education investment, Sora , on the USV blog today. Over time, Sora students hit all of the traditional curriculum milestones essential for high school graduation, in a more tactile, self-directed manner and without exams as a benchmark of their mastery or creativity. hacking education

Online learning platform CLASS101 bags $26M Series B to support growth

TechCrunch

Everything is switching from offline to online mode, spurred by the pandemic, and that also has turned around things for the creative economy. Creative professionals continue to look for ways to monetize their talents and knowledge through online education platforms like CLASS101 that bring stable incomes and improve opportunities. CLASS101, a Seoul-based online education platform, announced today it has closed $25.8

Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector

TechCrunch

Saga Education, a tutoring nonprofit backed by Comcast, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others, acquired math software platform Woot Math. Finally, K-12 curriculum company Discovery Education bought K-5 science and stem curriculum upstart Mystery Science.

How to Grow Business from a $200 Deal to a $2,500,000 + Yearly Revenue

Entrepreneur's Handbook

That was a Danish client with dentist education who wanted to try his hand at the new field of EdTech. Image by Pixabay.com This allowed us to focus not on survival, but on creativity. This way you will always have funds for creativity and experimentation.

How You Can Build a Business That Lasts Forever

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Over the last 6 years, people have come to love their creative work and are willing to pay top dollar for it. Sam Harris leverages his education in cognitive neuroscience to talk about meditation, belief, and the human mind with such authority. A personal brand isn’t what it used to be.

Employers are consumer edtech’s next beta test

TechCrunch

Employers are under fresh pressure to retain talent, which has made some turn to more comprehensive and creative benefits, from pre-conception and postpartum support to text-based mental health care and on-demand meditation.

Summer Internships

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Nick Grossman — Apr 3, 2020 Quarantine Creativity. hacking educationThere are so many challenges facing us right now that the smaller things often get overlooked. One of those things is summer internships for students who are focused on a career in tech. Many companies are struggling to stay afloat and have canceled all of their summer internships.

Erase All Kittens raises $1M seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

TechCrunch

It’s Erase All Kittens’ contention that coding education tools for children have been largely built by men and so naturally appeal more to boys. Said Saigal: “We’re designing a coding game that girls genuinely love — one that places a huge emphasis on creativity.

Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?

TechCrunch

Tensions between educators and NYC officials grew over the past few weeks, as school openings were delayed twice and staffing shortages continue. According to a study from the Economic Policy Institute, teachers earn 19% less than similarly skilled and educated professionals.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth budgets, hiring tips, zero-party data Twitter Space

TechCrunch

Image Credits: Paper Boat Creative (opens in a new window) / Getty Images (Image has been modified). million seed round not to offer an alternative to education, but to legitimize those alternatives.

Labster gets millions from a16z to bring virtual science lab software to the world

TechCrunch

Other startups, including Inspirit, are also aiming to bring the creativity associated with games such as Minecraft or Roblox to the day-to-day schoolwork of students around the world. Inspirit launches to bring Minecraft creativity to biology class.

Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

TechCrunch

He thinks that remote education during the pandemic has shown the need to have more interactive solutions, beyond buzzy promises. “It’s And that helps us indirectly because chess has been recognized for centuries as a nexus for intelligence and creativity.”.

The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

TechCrunch

From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a childish and rebellious evergreen-colored owl named Duo. Duolingo, for example, has taken this model and found ways to embed engagement hooks, pockets of joy and addictive education features within its core app.

Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

TechCrunch

It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? Duolingo has been wildly successful.

Extra Crunch roundup: 500 Startups’ demo day, smart SaaS pricing and much more

TechCrunch

For this edtech investor survey , she interviewed: Deborah Quazzo, managing partner, GSV Ventures (an education fund backing ClassDojo, Degreed and Clever). Jomayra Herrera, principal, Cowboy Ventures (a generalist fund with portfolio companies Hone and Guild Education).

SaaS 110

Indian edtech giant Byju’s to expand to international markets

TechCrunch

Our global expansion comes at a critical time as families are actively looking for supplemental learning that encourages their children to be creative and learn by doing,” said Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive of Byju’s, in a statement. Apps Asia Education Startups byju's edtech WhiteHat Jr

Workera.ai, a precision upskilling platform, taps $16M to close enterprise skills gap

TechCrunch

There is no cybersecurity skills gap, but CISOs must think creatively. You can go out and hire anyone, but investing in the people that you have, educating and training them, will give you a look at the totality of your employees,” Chang said.

The entrepreneur in all of us – How COVID revealed gaps and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape

Source Link

Extra time at home allowed many people to tap into their own creativity and inner entrepreneur—not just for those who were unemployed or pursuing a change, but also those dealing with virtual work. Entrepreneurs are a hardy breed.

The New Economy Starts with Gender Inclusive Programs

Impact Hub

Gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education . Mouina-Kenza Mosso is a freelance writer with a proven work history delivering vibrant and engaging copy for the meaningful and creative industries. Gender inequality is a global problem.

How One Woman Is Giving Every Child The Right To Play

Impact Hub

After conducting a lot of research, Gozde brought together an interdisciplinary group of 40 volunteers including designers, teachers and psychologists, to design toys that supported children’s cognitive development, creativity and productivity. Through the play kit and educational content, the child experiences learning through playing with their mother in collaboration with the social worker and prison psychologist. Age and education level is not the same for everyone.

Language-learning service Babbel adds live classes, games and more

TechCrunch

People found in language learning — as they did in bike riding and sourdough bread baking — a creative outlet, self-improvement or a rewarding investment in themselves.” Apps Education Startups TC babbel berlin Julie Hansen teacher United States wikis

Good News from Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

CO.STARTERS

They also started Repair Cafe, repairing items at no charge while providing educational videos to help people do their own repairs at home. Nevertheless, We Rise.

Berlin’s Wonder raises $11M for a new approach to video chat where you wander and join groups

TechCrunch

As another co-founder, Pascal Steck, describes it, he, Witteler and Roux, who all knew each other, had been looking to build a startup together, but around a completely different idea — a portal for photographers and other creatives in the wedding industry.

Nonobvious acquisitions are on my 2021 bingo board

TechCrunch

Leaving this subsector, we see creative acquisitions such as a Roblox for edtech buying a language learning tool, and a startup known for flashcards scooping up a tech tutoring service.

board 82

Finding your brand identity in 4 steps

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Many YLAI Network members have found creative ways to make their businesses and organizations stand out from the rest and have used their branding to create a strong following. Understand your audience and educate your community. By Bryce Kelly.

Faculty Spotlight: Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis

Venture Well

Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis a strong advocate for creative work that is initiated by students or that is student-directed. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesThe post Faculty Spotlight: Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis appeared first on VentureWell.

What is a Starter?

CO.STARTERS

Has this narrowing of the language of business success suppressed our instinctual expression of (entrepreneurial) creative problem-solving? Why talking about “starters” more than “startups” can change the way you view entrepreneurship. By Enoch Elwell.

Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I gained a solid business background to support my creative side. Masshii’s objective is to create opportunities for at-risk women in El Salvador who have little or no opportunity for proper education, training, or jobs. By Jewelle Saunders.

Why Emmy Award-winning documentarians focused their lens on 5 GSEA student entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The creativity of all the students, the diversity of their business ideas, and the number of countries represented made GSEA the right choice for us.”. Costantini: “As adults, it’s our job to encourage self-starters and creative thinking in education.