The Future of Professional Development

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Digital natives entering today’s workforce expect companies to provide them opportunities for professional development and learning. Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development. Focus on personal and professional development opportunities. ?

Should You Fear Outsourcing Your Software Development?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Mike Scott, co-founder and CEO of NONA , a software development studio based in South Africa. Software development is still a ‘dark art’ for many founders, executives and business decision-makers, and yet it can be absolutely critical to the success of your business.

Smart Way to Source Innovation: Activate Product Development

UBI Global

Sourcing Innovation for Product Development Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. The post Smart Way to Source Innovation: Activate Product Development appeared first on UBI Global.

250 Developers

This is going to be BIG.

In today’s world, one of the bottlenecks we have to innovation is the lack of software development talent. There have been some pretty good grass roots efforts at creating more development talent in the community—but they’ve been on smaller scales and heavily reliant on the volunteer efforts of a small number of dedicated people. I like starting with the big goal, because it then naturally leads to the most critical questions: Are we talking about educating new developers?

Investors Do Not Fund Research And Development


I still get business plans, looking for an investor, that say all too clearly that the primary “use of funds” will be to do research and development (R&D) on some promising new technology, like superconductivity or cancer cures. Technology development. Prototype development.

Innovation is key to economic development

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Driving innovation through collaboration to create jobs is the entire reason for being of the public-private consortium of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA), the Oklahoma State University New Product Development Center (NPDC) and i2E. OCAST is Oklahoma’s only agency with the sole focus of technology-based economic development. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. Innovate. Innovate.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

Co Starters

Our team at CO.STARTERS has gradually realized we are not just collaborating with these players as we jointly pioneer a new way of doing economic development. The post Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age appeared first on CO.STARTERS®.

How to Develop Best in Class Sales Efficiency

Tomasz Tunguz

If a majority of bookings come from expansion, then the business develops an incredible sales efficiency. To summarize, if you want to build a business with world class sales efficiency develop a product that is adopted bottoms up but that grow to $100k+ ACVs in a large market

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Raising money is hard.

EO Hosts International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations in Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The interactive International Entrepreneurial Summit (IES) focused on supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) —17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate poverty, reverse inequality and halt climate change by 2030.

How Might Coworking Spaces Benefit from the Blockchain Development?


Blockchain is the technology which underpins crypto-currencies including Bitcoin, but its potential reaches far beyond digital currencies.

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

Both Sides of the Table

Salesforce was very good at managing the 1-year roadmap so at any point in time we had a pretty good idea about what we would be developing and what we wouldn’t. The other thing that Salesforce is genius at is using these seminal events to market success stories of their developers.

Why Your Family Needs to Develop Core Values

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The post Why Your Family Needs to Develop Core Values appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. The benefit of core values goes far beyond the workplace, explains Marc Gutman.

Business Development for Early Stage Startups

This is going to be BIG.

I’m a big believer that the right kind of business development deals can lead to fantastic results for a company—if planned well, appropriately simple, and executed correctly. The Standard Deal The “standard deal” is minimum viable product for business development. It’s the kind of thing you can repeat in an elevator, simple to understand , universally applicable , and, most importantly, doesn’t burden your tech team with a lot of custom development.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Leadership Skills & Development Maximizing Human Capital Personal Branding & Professional Development YLAI Fellows Honduras YLAI Fellows 2018Growing up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Rafael López enjoyed, among other pastimes, hiding his money in his grandmother’s closet.

[OurCrowd in The Jewish Chronicle] Israel hungry for advances in food technology development


The post [OurCrowd in The Jewish Chronicle] Israel hungry for advances in food technology development appeared first on OurCrowd.

Funding available in Oklahoma for each step of development

Innovation 2 Enterprise

For Oklahoma innovators starting in the research and development (R&D) world (which is where many ideas are born) OCAST’s Applied Research and Oklahoma Health Research programs provide early stage R&D awards to stimulate unproven, high-risk concepts and innovation. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. I always tell every new company that I talk to: You have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. The same thing applies to the capital path.

Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop…


Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop bleeding, even for severe wounds Stephen Hawking had good reason to call gel-e “a top innovative product of this decade.”

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo


In addition, Techstars announces the formal launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program. Techstars is launching with Buffalo as the inaugural city for the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program.

Develop a culture of curiosity.


Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services.

Developing London tech clusters beyond Shoreditch: Croydon ?

Fred Destin

But as Cory Doctorow pointed out , the pressure to give to more and more commercial developments (witness the sad fate of the Truman Brewery) creates exciting opportunities for the likes of Peckham and, perhaps, neighbouring Croydon.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Starting as a project manager with a background in engineering, Ashna launched YHS to develop and implement community projects supporting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals through youth empowerment using robotics and innovation.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY


Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners: The largest early-stage investor in the state, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, (an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority) provides funding, operational assistance, and business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.

How Developed is Global Venture Capital Market?

Tomasz Tunguz

Just where is the US venture market relative to the rest of the world? After most US analyses I publish, a few founders in other geographies ask questions about their own. These inquiries made me wonder, how has the global market evolved? The chart above shows the compound annual growth rate of venture investment rounds A through D in ten fastest growing venture markets plus the US from 2010-2016. The USA is slowest growing market across that six year span at 12% CAGR.

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free


All this made Buffalo the perfect city to launch our inaugural Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program—and made 43North the perfect partner. . Winners will receive either a $1 million investment or one of seven $500K investments—along with a year of free incubator space, a chance at a cut of $500K in follow-on funding, freedom from state taxes for 10 years, mentorship, and support for hiring, business development, and marketing.

Live in the problem, not in the solution: How customer development has gone awry

This is going to be BIG.

I have seen, however, the customer development process wind up looking like a street corner salesman selling watches out of the inside of his coat. If you don't have unique insight into the nature or the problem, customer development is going to be random and unproductive. I'm not a lean startup zealot, but there are obviously lots of aspects of it that can lead to a ton of insights about your business. Talking to customers is, of course, a good thing. I'd never argue against it.

Accelerators and economic development: is there a fit?

Carol Lauffer

When designing an accelerator, economic developers face the question: Should access be strictly limited to entrepreneurs residing within our community or region, or be open to anyone regardless of his or her geographic location? Thus, the conundrum for economic developers: should you place geographic restrictions on applicants, or not? Of course, they are venture or investment driven models, not economic development driven.

Design Thinking: Refresh Your Business Model and Insert Creativity into Your Routine

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The design process starts with observing, turning observations into insights, developing ideas from those insights and then prototyping and testing the best ideas,” Luis says. “It You can further develop the key points of this issue through your observations from the first step.

The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

It’s no secret that news consumers have developed some bad habits. Technologists can take a more proactive approach to curtailing the spread of disinformation by developing algorithms and mechanisms that prevent this type of content from seeing the light of day.

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The Keys to Developing an Effective Enterprise Sales Strategy

Dream It

We recently teamed up with HubSpot and Agathos ( Dreamit HealthTech F2018) to host a webinar focused on teaching startups how to develop an effective enterprise sales strategy.

6 Ways to Sell Your Business on Social Media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Personal Branding & Professional Development YLAI Pitch Perfect (pitching & marketing) Guest Author / ContributorHow many times a day do you check your phone? If you’re anything like the average millennial, you might be checking your social media feeds as often as 150 times per day.

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The Rise of Rural Development Hubs

EntreWorks Consulting

I spent this morning over at the Aspen Institute for a great panel on Rural Development Hubs. Rural development hubs are a new concept meant to describe new types of organizations and networks focused on rural community building in a holistic way that embraces traditional economic development, local institution building, and a focus on enhancing all forms of local wealth (cultural, social, natural, etc.). The Rise of Rural Development Hubs.

Building Your Brand: Lessons from SXSW 2019

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

For example, Coca-Cola has developed a brand based on the idea of bringing joy and happiness to their customers. In contrast, Apple has developed a brand associated with modern style and luxury that allow creative individuals to turn their ideas into a reality.

3 Ways to Turn a Profit While Doing Good

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Business Resources Español Leadership Skills & Development GIST Network recap video web chatLooking to make a positive impact along with a profit?

Thank a Salesperson Today


Dina oversees business development for GAN Partners, the innovative corporates like Allstate, Prologis, and UPS that engage with startups in the GAN Community. I said, “Business development roles—they’re the absolute best and worst jobs, all at the same time.” ” Since we talked, I’ve been thinking a lot about business development people and the pivotal role they play on our teams. I gave Dina a call on Monday.

Expand Your Horizon: Explore New Ways to Find Partners and Grow Your Business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

He works as a Research Assistant for the Transparency Development Footprints (TDF) team, which tracks underreported financial flows, at AidData , a research lab at William and Mary’s Global Research Institute.

El valor de la educación en alfabetización mediática

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Español Personal Branding & Professional Development YLAI Verifies (Media Literacy) Guest Author / ContributorTomamos nuestros celulares y tabletas y nos preparamos para enfrentar los engaños que seguramente están al acecho tras cada tecla que apretamos o clic que hacemos.

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The World Benchmark Study – Impacting the innovation landscape

UBI Global

Blog The World Benchmark Study UBI Global Research #accelerators #Doha #incubators #WBS1920 Innovation Qatar Development Bank World Benchmark StudyKnowledge- The Best Quest There is a humorous quote by Warren Buffet, “Only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

Sparking a Change: Insights from LinkedIn’s Speaker Series discussion with Jennifer Dulski

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Even if they are not successful, your neighbor may become more engaged in community development and could be inspired to work alongside you to create change! Business Resources Leadership Skills & Development Maximizing Human Capital recap video web chat

How to get over 100 developers in a room, when you're not a developer

This is going to be BIG.

It's a monthly event where developers can hear from the tecnnical leads of startups using the same technology that they use--all in a fast paced format. Without fail, over 100 developers RSVP to these things every single time. And yet, I always hear people say it's so hard to find developers. Over the years, I've learned a few things about developers that I think you want to keep in mind when trying to get in front of them.

Protect Land, Create Jobs: Economic Development and Land Conservation

EntreWorks Consulting

I’ve always appreciated these protected lands for their natural beauty, but they’re also an important contributor to new job creation and economic development. Lots of groups around the US, such as the Northern Forest Center , the Conservation Fund , Pennsylvania Wilds and Heart of Appalachia are out spreading this message that land conservation and economic development can and do go hand in hand. Protect Land, Create Jobs: Economic Development and Land Conservation.

[Tevel in Calcalist] From Apple Picking to Security Details: 6 Israeli Companies Developing Specialised Drones


The post [Tevel in Calcalist] From Apple Picking to Security Details: 6 Israeli Companies Developing Specialised Drones appeared first on OurCrowd. Over the past few years, drones have really taken off, going from a pastime for flight enthusiasts to a not-uncommon household gadget.