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. ?

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?

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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.

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.

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®.

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.

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.

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?

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!

Oklahoma Investors Lead $5 Million in Funding for Tulsa Battery Material Developer and Manufacturer, Ten-Nine Technologies:

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Ten-Nine Technologies to onboard engineering and management talent, develop prototypes, and build production facilities to supply a leading battery manufacturer – major funding provided by i2E Management Company, Inc., Fund battery development battery material i2E Management Company iMCI Inc.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. .

VIDEO: A Salute To Three Businesses Who Focus on Sustainable Development

Smart Hustle Magazine

The post VIDEO: A Salute To Three Businesses Who Focus on Sustainable Development appeared first on SmartHustle.com. On Ramon's recent Facebook Live with HelloAlice he saluted three business owners who are building businesses focused on sustainability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[BioCatch in TechCrunch] Biometrics security technology developer BioCatch raises $145M

OurCrowd

The post [BioCatch in TechCrunch] Biometrics security technology developer BioCatch raises $145M appeared first on OurCrowd.

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 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.

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.

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.

[MigVax and OurCrowd in Globes] Israel’s OurCrowd leads $12 million investment to develop COVID-19 vaccine

OurCrowd

Newly formed Israeli Covid-19 vaccine developer MigVax Corp. MigVax is an affiliate of The Migal Galilee Research Institute in Kiryat Shmona, which is pioneering the effort to develop Israel’s human vaccine against the virus. has raised $12 million led by OurCrowd.

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.

[MigVax and OurCrowd in Reuters] Israel’s OurCrowd leads $12 million investment to develop COVID-19 vaccine

OurCrowd

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli venture investing platform OurCrowd said on Wednesday it would lead a $12 million investment in the newly formed MigVax Corp, which plans to develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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.

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.

[Signals Analytics in HospiMedica] COVID-19 Playbook Leverages Advanced Analytics for Accelerating Vaccine Development and Drug Discovery

OurCrowd

The post [Signals Analytics in HospiMedica] COVID-19 Playbook Leverages Advanced Analytics for Accelerating Vaccine Development and Drug Discovery appeared first on OurCrowd. Signals Analytics, Inc.

[MigVax and OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] Israeli coronavirus vaccine developers target summer human trials

OurCrowd

The post [MigVax and OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] Israeli coronavirus vaccine developers target summer human trials appeared first on OurCrowd. Vaccine researchers at MigVax secured a $12 million funding boost on Wednesday, led by investment platform OurCrowd. Read more here.