Tue.May 19, 2020

American Kingpin

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I read my friend Nick Bilton ‘s book American Kingpin over the last few weeks. It is the story of Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), the founder and owner of The Silk Road.

the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs

Venture Well

We fund some of the nation’s top university students dedicating their time to inventing something new. Here are the top six challenges they typically face. The post the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs appeared first on VentureWell.

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Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities?—?with $15 million to…

Both Sides of the Table

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities?—?with

Take your Startup to the Next Level

Innovation 2 Enterprise

i2E’s e3 , formerly known as the Venture Assessment Program (VAP), has been a great tool for helping Oklahoma startup founders rigorously perform structured market validation of their ideas and solutions before they start creating products that the market does not want to buy.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

2020 Inc. 5000: Application Deadline Is Here

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Each year, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) celebrates hundreds of its members whose businesses earn a spot on the Inc. The 2019 Inc. 5000 featured a whopping 287 EO member–owned organizations ! The annual list curated by Inc.

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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.

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