Wed.Nov 13, 2019

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop?

Scavenger Hunt: What To Look For In A Pitch Deck

The Seraf Compass

Deciding whether to invest in a good idea is hard. Even when its potential is clearly explained. Trying to make that evaluation without a solid explanation is an exercise in needless frustration.

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2019 LaunchPad Propel Pitch Competition Winners Help Build Student Credit Scores, Connect Young Creative Talent to Opportunities, and Provide Healthy Snacks

TechStars

Out of nearly 100 student entrepreneurial teams from schools across the U.S. and Ireland, Credit Starter , Cllctve , and Eat Makhana rose above the rest and won in the 2019 Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel pitch competition.

4 ways to foster transparency in your organization

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Ana Gonzalez. Responsible business starts with you.

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!

Ben Franklin Alum Company, Sustainable Composites, In The News!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Sustainable Composites Introduces Recycled Enspire Leather To Market, And La-Z-Boy And Timberland Sign On! Pamela Danziger/Forbes. Five years ago two scientists had a mad idea: recycle leather scraps and turn them back into a useable leather product.

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WINNERS OF BEN FRANKLIN’S TECHCELERATOR PITCH NIGHT TOOK HOME A TOTAL OF $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 six local tech-entrepreneurs made pitch presentations to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $10,000. The audience of more than 70 people who attended also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch.

What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different?

Y Combinator

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on what makes the top 10% of founders different. Topics. 00:00 – What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different? 00:35 – Great founders execute. 1:22 – Formidability. 2:09 – Clear communication. 3:40 – Internal motivation. 4:52 – Note that “idea” is not on this list. Advice Video Feature

[Zoomcar in Economic Times] Tata Power partners with Zoomcar for EV fleet

OurCrowd

Power discom TPDDL has rolled out a pilot project to switch over to an electric vehicle fleet for its operations and maintenance work by collaborating with car rental company Zoomcar. Read more here.

4 maneras de fomentar la transparencia en tu organización

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Ana González. Los negocios responsables comienzan contigo.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

Philanthropy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a week full of philanthropy for The Gotham Gal and me. We are attending two fundraisers for organizations we support and throwing one for an organization we started. I woke up thinking about giving back and how important it has become to us. Neither of us grew up in environments that were deep in philanthropy but somehow we were drawn to it in our thirties. The Gotham Gal got involved in MOUSE when it was formed and became the Board Chair a few years later.

Startup School Week 11 Recap – Geoff Ralston’s Parting Advice

Y Combinator

In this week’s lecture YC President Geoff Ralston shares parting advice for all the founders that participated in Startup School. If you want to sign up for next year’s edition of Startup School, you can put your name on the waitlist at StartupSchool.org. Topics. 00:00 – Intro. 00:31 – Geoff Ralston’s Parting Advice. 00:51 – There is no one path. 3:19 – Find your path. 3:26 – Focus on what matters. 4:14 – Startups are hard.

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Can Business Insurance Be Simple? New Service by THREE Thinks So.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Insurance, business or personal is messy. It comes with lots of legalese, lots of paper and it's a pain to wade through and understand. A relatively new company, THREE is out to reimagine business insurance for small businesses, THREE makes the process easy and simple.

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[Nexa3D in Business Wire] Nexa3D Scales Commercial Shipments of Its NXE400 Around the World

OurCrowd

Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast production 3D printers, announced today that it is rapidly scaling commercial shipments of its NXE400 printers in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

[Tyto Care in CNet] First at-home, on-demand medical exam kit launches at Best Buy

OurCrowd

The health tech company just launched its hand-held telemedicine examination device, TytoHome, at Best Buy online and at 300 locations across the country (it was previously only available directly from health providers). Read more here.