The Real Rebuilding Will Begin after the Election, and it Will Start with Entrepreneurs, Economic Developers, and Ecosystem Builders

CO.STARTERS

It will happen when economic developers and ecosystem builders create an environment that fosters the growth of entrepreneurs with a holistic vision of their community. . By supporting programs that help create, train, and develop new entrepreneurs. .

Economic Developers Cannot Just Rely on Corporate Recruitment. They Have to Grow Their Own Ecosystem.

CO.STARTERS

Part five of a series from our founder on exploring a new approach to economic development that places individuals, families, and entrepreneurs at the center. . During the nineties, the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA by focusing primarily on developing homegrown talent.

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If You are an Economic Developer or Ecosystem Builder, What will Your First 100 Days Look Like?

CO.STARTERS

As we face the long road of recovery from the crisis of today, every economic developer and entrepreneurial ecosystem developer faces a choice: When the elections are over, what will your next 100 days look like?

Entrepreneurs and Economic Developers Both Want to Make a Difference in their Community. Here are Practical Ways they Can Improve their Collaboration.

CO.STARTERS

Part six of a series from our founder on exploring a new approach to economic development that places individuals, families, and entrepreneurs at the center. . Two of those groups are entrepreneurs and economic developers. Some are accelerated by economic developers.

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!

The Future of Professional Development

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Digital natives entering today’s workforce expect companies to provide them opportunities for professional development and learning. While classrooms, conferences, and generic training videos have been a mainstay in professional development for decades, the rise of learning management system (LMS) software provides new opportunities for learning. Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development. Focus on personal and professional development opportunities. ?

Our Economy Measures Success with the Wrong Metrics. Here is How We Should Measure Successful Economic Development

CO.STARTERS

In a family we might talk about shared love and the ability to develop mutually beneficial, non-toxic relationships. Modern GDP measurement is a crude economic tool developed in the 1930s by economist Simon Kuznets for a report he was required to give to Congress. That is an extreme example, but traditional measures of successful economic development often have very little correlation to the creation of healthy people and thriving communities. By Enoch Elwell.

Bipedal robot developer Agility announces $20M raise

TechCrunch

We look forward to accelerating the development and deployment of humanoid robots across industries to automate some of the jobs that must be done in spaces designed for humans.”.

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. Finding the right software developer is analogous to working with a car mechanic who we simply have to trust because we just don’t know enough about fixing cars.

Case Study: The Dan River Region Ecosystem Development

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As with any movement, there comes a day when grand visions need to either remain that, or be executed on so that they may evolve to the next stage of development and maturation.

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!

How Developer Marketing Parallels Consumer Marketing

Tomasz Tunguz

As open-source and developer-led companies become increasingly visible, important, and massive, we should draw the parallel between developer marketing and consumer marketing. First, developer marketing is influencer and brand-driven. Famous developers using a product, writing about it confer a parallel social proof. Many developer-focused companies invite luminaries to invest in seed rounds. On the surface, B2B and B2C marketing may seem to be worlds apart.

Professional development for tomorrow’s ecosystem builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Not everybody can do ecosystem building; it’s a talent that is developed through experience and education, connections and networking. What we found through our research are three essential areas to foster the professional and personal development of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders: Justifying and valuing their work: Building the business case for inclusive ecosystem building through fieldwide metrics .

Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education companies now need to include caregivers in their technical support, professional development, and implementation processes. The post Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Parent Engagement social-emotional learning Startups

Why entrepreneurs should be the geeks of personal development?

Smart Hustle Magazine

Some years ago, I discovered personal development as a critical focus to look after my best self as a result of an emotional breakup. I started to attend events, meetups, read lots of self-help books, and surprisingly the personal development forums were mostly about entrepreneurship.

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.

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

500

Enter ImpactAIM Indonesia, a program forged from a partnership between 500 Startups and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The program will select up to 8-10 successful post-seed startups whose businesses align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, help selected participants measure and accelerate their impact, as well as showcase them to prospective impact investors. Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world.

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. Most organizations focused on ecosystem building, including CO.STARTERS, have followed an Industrial Age business model, even while we see ourselves as growing a new model of economic development for the Connected Age. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for $240M

TechCrunch

publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, has acquired Norway’s Spacemaker , a startup that has developed AI-supported software for urban development. Autodesk, the U.S.

Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima

TechCrunch

While that seems like common sense, most communities around the world don’t have tools that can monitor emissions and pollutants at the granular levels they need to develop plans that can address these pollutants.

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

Two Amazon Developers Created a $24.9 Billion Amazon Killer

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How two average programmers created an e-commerce empire by imitating their former employer Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». technology leadership startup business entrepreneurship

PingCAP, the open-source developer behind TiDB, closes $270 million Series D

TechCrunch

PingCAP , the open-source software developer best known for NewSQL database TiDB, has raised a $270 million Series D. TiDB developer PingCAP wants to expand in North America after raising $50M Series C.

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.

Broadband critical for economic development

Innovation 2 Enterprise

According to the Federal Communication Commission’s 2018 broadband deployment chart, Oklahoma is last in our region in broadband development. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © (2019), The Oklahoman. I learn something new practically every day in this job. For example, did you know that Oklahoma has a state meal?

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference

Smart Hustle Magazine

Thankfully, we can find this network and more at America's Small Business Development Center virtual conference on September 29-30. Small Business Development Center Workshops. The year 2020 has shaken the entire world, including the small business world.

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. Because a company and its legions of executives, managers, and even researchers sometimes run out of ideas. Fresh perspective is needed. This is especially true when it comes to managing- and reimagining– its current offerings. Products and services […].

Maine’s Coworking Development Fund

EntreWorks Consulting

Our latest edition of EntreWorks Insights examined the power of place, i.e., how community gathering places can help build social capital and promote economic development. The latest example comes from Maine where the Maine Coworking Development Fund has just kicked off. It’s also creating a statewide network so that space managers and developers can learn from one another and share ideas. Maine’s Coworking Development Fund.

the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

Venture Well

We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs. The post the role universities play in startup ecosystem development appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship

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.

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.

Why Latinx In Tech Startup Weekends? To Develop the Next Gen of Latinx Entrepreneurs

TechStars

We need to develop the next generation of Latinx tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. As a Latina entrepreneur, I know the transparent walls that we face every day for being different. I know what it is like to be seen as an outsider and someone who doesn’t belong in a tech conference. Regardless, I found a community, a strong co-founder, resilient mentors, and a network that supported my growth—and I was able to succeed.

LA-based A-Frame, a developer of celebrity-led personal care brands, raises cash for its brand incubator

TechCrunch

A-Frame , a Los Angeles-based developer of personal care brands supported by celebrities, has raised $2 million in a new round of funding led by Initialized Capital. ” So far, the company has worked with CAA, UTA and WME on all of the brands in development, Bloom said.

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. I can’t over state the importance of the human connection in being able to develop a relationship. Why invest now when I can see how your company develops? Raising money is hard.

Buyer’s Checklist: How to Evaluate a B2B Contact Data Provider

Many organizations fail to properly evaluate vendors during the selection process. Download ZoomInfo’s data-driven eBook for guidance on effectively assessing the vendor marketplace. After reading, you’ll gain insight into the following components:

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 A public market investors asked me if there are any patterns in the list of recent software IPOs with the best sales efficiencies. As I looked through the list, I noticed one.