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8 class activities to stimulate inventor entrepreneurs

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Equal access to capital and entrepreneurship is the final civil rights movement

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Joseph Heller. Contributor. Joseph Heller is a small businesses expert and the CEO of Supplied , a wholesale platform for small businesses and brands that makes it easier for boutique owners to access high-quality, affordable items. Context is always important.

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This Young Entrepreneur Shares Her 4 Tips for Startup Success

StartupNation

What do you think of when you hear the word “entrepreneur”? When most people think of an entrepreneur, they imagine a twenty-something young adult, straight out of college, working tirelessly in a basement on an exciting new business idea that will change the world and make them rich and famous.

Lantern is a startup looking to ignite a conversation about how to die well

TechCrunch

America is a land of paperwork, and nowhere is that more obvious than at the end of someone’s life. Advanced care directives have to be carefully disseminated to healthcare providers and strictly followed. Property has to be divided and transferred while meeting relevant estate laws.

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!

Y Combinator Top Companies — 2021

Y Combinator

We’re excited to share the newest YC Top Companies list. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a wider set of YC companies.

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5 Things E-Commerce Startups Should Focus on for Success in 2021

StartupNation

After a year like 2020, it’s tempting to advise any and all entrepreneurs to simply hold on for dear life in 2021. Many businesses are still scrambling to move online, and big brands are diving into e-commerce in a way that may intimidate some smaller players who are looking to break out.

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These 5 VCs have high hopes for cannabis in 2021

TechCrunch

Cannabis has always been essential to some. While it had seemed to start last year in a bit of a correction, demand for it during the pandemic (and its widespread designation as an essential business), created a breakthrough for the industry.

Three Things Entrepreneurs Need to Watch Out for With Unconscious Manipulators

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Jobber raises $60M as its platform for home services professionals hits 100K users

TechCrunch

One of the technology byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has raised the game for businesses to have better digital tools in place to interface with customers, and their own work, to get things done.

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.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Look at any successful person; Angela Merkel, LeBron James, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, and you will see someone who has benefitted tremendously from one or more mentors in their life. Nobody gets somewhere on their own. Everyone has help. I was reminded of this when I read this touching remembrance that my friend Brad Feld wrote about his mentor Len Fassler yesterday.

Programmable genetics gets more cash as Tessera Therapeutics gets a $230 million infusion

TechCrunch

Technologists are getting better at coding biology and venture firms are flooding a new generation of startups with cash so they can commercialize their technology bringing in the next wave of genetic innovation.

5 Best Banks for Small Business Owners

Wesley Cherisien

Best Banks for Small Business. Are you looking for some of the best banks for small business owners? We have thoroughly researched and found a few of the best banks for small business needs. Wells Fargo (One of the best banks for small business who needs branch accessibility).

Visa will not acquire Plaid after running into regulatory wall

TechCrunch

Visa and Plaid called off their agreement this afternoon, ending the consumer credit giant’s takeover of the data-focused fintech API startup. The deal, valued at $5.3 billion at the time of its announcement , first broke cover on January 13, 2020, or nearly one year ago to the day.

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.

Use Charlie Munger’s Six Cognitive Biases To Improve Your Marketing

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you aren’t exploiting them, they are exploiting you. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business marketing startup marketing-strategies

Numbers Protocol’s blockchain camera Capture App safeguards the integrity of photos

TechCrunch

The spread of misinformation and fake news online has a dangerous impact on public well-being.

Breaking the Fundraising Mold?—?How Turing’s Founder Ran A “Parallel Approach” To Raising Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Jonathan Siddharth shares his unique approach to raising a seed round, including tips on how to reap the benefits of it. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup founders venture-capital raising-capital entrepreneurship

Weber acquires smart cooking startup June

TechCrunch

Outdoor cooking industry leader and famed kettle-grill-maker Weber has acquired June, the smart cooking startup founded in 2013 by Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

[Hailo in design & Reuse] Arteris IP FlexNoc Interconnect and Resilience Package Licensed by Hailo for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chip

OurCrowd

Leading AI chipmaker Hailo uses world-leading network-on-chip (NoC) IP to accelerate dataflow performance. Read more here.

Roboflow raises $2.1M for its end-to-end computer vision platform

TechCrunch

Roboflow , a startup that aims to simplify the process of building computer vision models, today announced that it has raised a $2.1 million seed round co-led by Lachy Groom and Craft Ventures.

[JumpCloud in Help Net Security] JumpCloud raises $200M to expand product development, marketing, and sales globally

OurCrowd

JumpCloud announced that it has added $25 million to its Series E financing, closing the oversubscribed growth round at $100 million. Funds managed by BlackRock led the round, with additional investment from an affiliate of H.I.G.

Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft

TechCrunch

Archer, a company that’s looking to develop an airline of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for use in urban transport, will work with automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a new partnership to benefit from the latter’s expertise in engineering, design, supply chain and materials science.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

4 Business Tips From a Successful CEO and HGTV Contractor

Smart Hustle Magazine

Natalya Cappellini’s journey to becoming a successful project manager, HGTV contractor, and CEO began with a love from being in the field and guiding a project to fruition. To her, it’s all about watching plans on a page become actual structures standing in real life.

Walmart partners with smart box maker HomeValet for grocery delivery pilot

TechCrunch

Walmart announced today it will soon begin to pilot a new solution that could eventually allow the retailer to deliver groceries to customers’ homes 24 hours per day. The company is partnering with HomeValet , the maker of a temperature-controlled smart box that’s placed outside the home.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Most Valuable Global Brands 2020 (Episode 159)

StartupNation

As entrepreneurs, we all know the value of having a strong brand. A strong brand is easily recognizable, stands for something clear in consumers’ minds and evokes a feeling of trust and confidence, which contributes to sales. So, which brands performed best in 2020?

Cockroach Labs scores $160M Series E on $2B valuation

TechCrunch

Cockroach Labs , makers of CockroachDB, have been on a fundraising roll for the last couple of years. Today the company announced a $160 million Series E on a fat $2 billion valuation. The round comes just eight months after the startup raised an $86.6 million Series D.

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.