Mon.Jul 27, 2020

3 Ways to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace Starting Today

Entrepreneurs' Organization

No one can dispute the inherent benefits of diversity in the workplace. A diverse and inclusive organization amplifies the number of potential hires—which means access to the most talented candidates.

The Startup Community Way

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend Brad Feld has updated his excellent book on startup ecosystems called Startup Communities. The updated and expanded book is called The Startup Community Way and it is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book comes out tomorrow so you won’t have to wait long for it. The timing of this book is excellent. The pandemic has shown that you don’t have to live and work in any particular place to be productive and innovative.

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Entrepreneurship and the Next CARES Act

Forward Cities

This text first appeared on The New Localism and is co-authored by Christopher Gergen, Nic Gunkel, Bruce Katz, and Victor Hwang.

GCUC is headed to Asia Pacific


You saw our hints on LinkedIn last week but we are here to confirm the rumors – GCUC is headed to the Asia Pacific, The post GCUC is headed to Asia Pacific appeared first on GCUC Community. Conference Community Coworking Trends GCUC Webinars Health and Well-being COVID-19

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!

There’s no stopping the flywheel that is Tulsa Innovation Labs

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. A flywheel is a heavy and perfectly balanced wheel that collects energy over time and releases it fast. “Flywheel” is a perfect description of the multi-phase, city-wide strategy powered by Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) and a $50 million multi-year investment by the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF). TIL is aimed at making Tulsa a technology hub by building “Tulsa’s tech niche” from the inside out.

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The Economics of Belonging

EntreWorks Consulting

I just finished an interesting new book by Martin Sandbu, economics writer for The Financial Times. The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity for All was published pre-COVID 19 but is full of good ideas that would enhance our economic recovery from the pandemic and beyond. Sandbu seeks to understand the economic causes of the current backlash we’re seeing across developed economies.

[Zebra in Reuters] Israel’s Zebra gets FDA nod for AI-based software that helps spot breast cancer


Zebra said its technology can help clear the backlog of mammograms that has resulted from the coronavirus crisis, which forced many tests to be postponed or cancelled. Read more here.

The Threat of a Trump Dictatorship


I wrote a post last week that incensed some people who took issue both with my use of the term fascism and with the apparent focus on the deployment of DHS agents in Portland. Based on the comments here is a new post. I believe there is a clear and present danger of Trump attempting to become a dictator this fall. I am putting this at less than 10% probability but significantly above 0%.

[Zebra in Business Wire] Zebra Medical Vision Secures its First FDA Clearance in Oncology, Boosting Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Mammograms


This latest clearance makes Zebra Medical the first AI startup with six FDA clearances across three different modalities under its belt.

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.

[Ro in TechCrunch] Digital elective care and telemedicine provider Ro raises $200 million at a reported $1.5 billion valuation


In three years Zachariah Reitano’s startup, Ro, has managed to hit a reported $1.5 billion valuation for its transformation from a company focused on treating erectile dysfunction to a telemedicine service for a range of elective and urgent care-focused treatments. Read more here.

[Ro in CNBC] Ro, a 3-year-old online health provider, just raised a new round that values it at $1.5 billion


As of this week, Ro is valued at $1.5 billion after closing a new financing round of $200 million led by General Catalyst. That brings its funding total to $376 million, making it one of the most well-capitalized start-ups in the burgeoning health tech sector. Read more here.

[Zebra in The Times of Israel] Israel’s Zebra gets FDA nod for AI-based software that helps spot breast cancer


Zebra Medical Vision, a kibbutz-based startup that uses artificial intelligence technology to help read medical scans, said it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for use of its algorithm to read mammograms. Read more here.

[RealView Imaging in NoCamels] Israeli Medical Holography Firm Raises $10M for 3D in-air HologramS


Israeli medical firm RealView Imaging raised $10 million in a Series C financing round, the company announced last week. New investors included Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, tech and medical entrepreneurs Drs. Judith and Kobi Richter, as well as leading physicians.

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.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Post Gazette] U.S. Department of Transportation releases framework for hyperloop development


Proposed hyperloop transportation systems, which developers say can move pods with passengers or freight through low-pressure tubes at more than 500 miles an hour, have received a key endorsement: validation by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read more here.

[Beyond Meat in StocKS] Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) Stock Hits 9-Month High on A New Deal


According to reports, the company signed a new strategic partnership with Sinodis, which is the biggest imported food distributor in the country. It goes without saying that the deal is a significant one for Beyond Meat, considering the sheer enjoyed by Sinodis. Read more here.