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.

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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?

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). Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world. So, how do we help these founders accomplish these goals?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Investors Do Not Fund Research And Development

Gust

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.

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

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.

Developing Rapid-Response Plans for Cities to Help Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in This Time of Economic Crisis

Forward Cities

But if cities can deploy a well developed rapid response plan we have an opportunity to take on this challenge head on and hopefully head off a complete economic collapse. .

7 Tips for Incorporating New Business Development into Your Busy Schedule

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Finding time for new business development can be difficult for many entrepreneurs. Here are 10 tips for fitting new business development into your busy schedule. End your workday an hour early two times a week to allow for business development tasks during that time.

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.

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?

Deskmag

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

i2E investment an important validation of technology developed by OKC’s Progentec Diagnostics

Innovation 2 Enterprise

” Progentec is developing new technologies to provide highly accurate tests for lupus diagnosis, predictive tests for lupus flares, and a comprehensive care platform to help lupus patients better manage the realities of living with the disease. By Scott Meacham. As i2E has been closing our latest round of new investments over the last few weeks, I am reminded of how in the startup world and the venture industry, investment events attract attention.

Wahoo! ServiceNet wins grant to develop new, unrestricted revenue stream

Unrestricted Revenue

They’ve developed an innovative idea for how to leverage their deep expertise to create an online platform providing mental health service opportunities for people around the country. Members of the cohort will work together to turn their ideas into actionable plans for pilot programs and develop relationships with potential funders. ServiceNet is one of our region’s largest and longest-lived nonprofits. Are they resting on their laurels? Heck no!

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

propel(x)

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.”

Develop a culture of curiosity.

Berkonomics

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wolf Administration Announces New Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs to Develop Innovative Government Solutions

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania is offering opportunities to tech entrepreneurs and startup companies to grow their business by connecting with government clients and developing solutions to make governmental processes more efficient.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical. Leadership Skills & Development Maximizing Human Capital HaitiBy Elise Kemp.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

TechStars

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.

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY PSU ENGINEERING GRADS IS MAKING SOME NOISE IN LOCAL BREWING COMPANY!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners www.cnp.benfranklin.org , they’ve developed a cloud-based platform that accumulates data from acoustic sensors mounted on the brewing equipment that provide real-time fermentation condition data. This real-world installation allows the company to test their hardware and assist in the development of their proprietary algorithm while providing Robin Hood’s brew master with data regarding temperature, density, and fermentation activity.

Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Effective leaders, particularly professionals involved in finance, need to have sharp, developed skills in communication; have a defined vision for their organization; and lead with honesty.

Advice from an entrepreneurship expert, with Professor Michael Goldberg

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Network hosted Michael Goldberg , a professor of entrepreneurship and an expert in international business development, for a Facebook chat in November for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Building deep networks to acquire customers and develop partnerships is key.

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

OurCrowd

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

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.

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.

Advancing your business with the help of an accelerator

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When emerging entrepreneur David Davila started to develop his idea of a family business selling coffee, one of his friends recognized that he had a great idea and encouraged him to apply to Union Kitchen, a startup accelerator in the United States.