March, 2020

How to Activate Your Virtual Community

GCUC

With flu and COVID-19 on the rise, we need to start thinking about how we can show value through virtual community and membership. Below. The post How to Activate Your Virtual Community appeared first on GCUC Community. Community Health and Well-being

Now is the best time to be an angel investor (let me show you how)

Jason Calacanis

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the impact the coronavirus will have on startups and angel investors, so I thought I would tackle the issue head-on in this essay. Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): [link] ].

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Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

500

No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist. I was raised in rural Wyoming, far from the high stakes and deep pockets of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. But from a young age, going against the grain was in my DNA.

What is your money personality?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

No matter how you have managed your money in the past, it is important for you to now equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make sound financial decisions for a strong financial future. There are many ways you can handle your money.

Correlation and Market Meltdowns

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On the first episode of Howard’s new podcast , his guest said, “in panics, all assets are correlated.” ” I suspect that is true to some extent.

Innovation Stacks and Crazy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Submited by James McKelvey. McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist and artist. He is also the cofounder of Square, a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California.

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Data-Driven Hope

GAN

Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy in the Midst of COVID-19. This is an interesting time. You’re getting no shortage of emails coming to your inbox about how this is “unprecedented” and “difficult.”

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What Could the Venture Market Look Like in the Coronavirus Era

Tomasz Tunguz

What could happen to the fundraising market in the coronavirus era where organizers cancel events, the financial markets suffer from a bear market, and there is a lot of uncertainty? The most recent event to use as an analogy is the 2008 financial crisis.

Have a Great Product? Don't Be Afraid to Dismantle It to Build a Better One.

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

The founders of VisitPay explain their step-by-step process for doing the impossible: making your healthcare bills make sense! Real Entrepreneurs

Open Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Resilience through Collaboration

INBIA

The post Open Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Resilience through Collaboration appeared first on InBIA. Blog Ecosystem News InBIA News Member News

Things Will Be Different

This is going to be BIG.

I remember looking at other people on the street the day after 9/11. Everyone was just so sad. It was a shared moment in time where nothing needed to be said, and all we could muster was a slight nod to acknowledge that what you were feeling, everyone else was feeling, too. It felt like things would never be the same. Yet, it wasn’t very long after before I was on a plane. Sure, I was a bit apprehensive, but slowly it faded away.

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We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , an affiliation marketing company.

This Simple Tool Could Save Your Business

Co Starters

Reimagining Your Venture with the CO.STARTERS Canvas. Not ideal” would be an understatement for these times. If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re probably pretty scared right now, and understandably.

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

Dream It

Jeff Berman is General Partner at Camber Creek , one of the first venture funds dedicated to real estate technology and the built world.

One woman’s path to financial empowerment leads the way

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

2018 YLAI fellow Kenishia Mais is the founder of ThrivingDollars , a financial education platform empowering young adults with the tools and resources they need to make smarter decisions, create their ideal financial lives, and gain the freedom to pursue more of what they love.

A Coronavirus Job Description

GAN

Now, more than ever, each of us needs to take a realistic look at what we need to do to remain relevant for our team members and customers. Not only will this help us keep our jobs, but it’s also the most helpful thing we can do to support others in this unusual time. And, this is especially important for startups in light of likely decreased funding from investments. .

The Seven Flavors of Capital (for Startups)

Paul G. Silva

Startups need capital to launch and grow. What many entrepreneurs don’t know is that startup capital comes in many different flavors. Each flavor has its own pros and cons and is appropriate for different situations.

Mental Health Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now. Here’s Why

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As COVID-19 devastates nations and businesses, there’s a potential casualty you may not have fullly realized: your mental health. Uncertainty around the health of your family, company and employees can be overwhelming.

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Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

Co Starters

“If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area. Awaiting the Denver starter is a sequence of programming designed to streamline the success of each entrepreneur—no matter where they come from, what resources are at their disposal, or what their abilities are. . Starters are invited to begin with Will it Fly?,

Dreamit Startups on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Dream It

More than 15 Dreamit Healthtech portfolio companies have products that are helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Teaching Online

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have been teaching in one form or another since college. I helped pay for graduate school by teaching other grad students. For most of my life, teaching has meant standing up in front of a group of people and explaining things to them in a large group setting. But, like many things, that is quickly changing right now. I mentioned that we have a new group of analysts at USV.

Corporate Innovation in Uncertain Times

GAN

Life has taken a left turn in almost every community and corporation, and we’ve departed from the normal rhythms of our work and lives. While for some, life may now feel like it lacks purpose, others are operating at peak capacity and volatility.

Ample Hills Bankruptcy and Recovery: What Happened and What's Next for a Beloved Brand

This is going to be BIG.

As a seed stage investor, I know the math. Half the companies I invest in won’t provide a financial return. Another forty percent or so will go sideways a bit, and the last ten percent will drive most of the gains for my investors. Leveraging up a company with venture dollars in an attempt to grow to a national or world class brand can be a risky proposition.

How Gender Equality Improves Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women.

Addressing the Gaps: Auckland University of Technology // Auckland, New Zealand

Co Starters

“There is a gap in Auckland that we are trying to fill.” . Sabrina Nagel is the CO.STARTERS Program Director (or “Dot Connector,” as she is reverently called by her colleagues) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Press Ganey Acquires NarrativeDx To Expand AI-Driven Consumer Insights

Dream It

NarrativeDX ( Healthtech - Fall 2014 ) is the latest win for the Dreamit portfolio. Today, the company announced that it is being acquired by health care performance improvement pioneer Press Ganey. Kyle Robertson, Founder and CEO of NarrativeDx.

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Advice from a Scientific Entrepreneur to Her 25-Year-Old Self

TechStars

Contributed by Ginger Rothrock, Senior Director at HG Venture s, The Heritage Group. On my drive to work today I was listening to my favorite podcast, 20minVC.

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RVI, Launch413, Innovation Accelerator – Growing and Thriving

Paul G. Silva

For all my friends who kindly track the progress of my ventures, I have a short update :). Launch413 (the post-accelerator) – We’ve invested in 13 companies in just under 3 years, expanded our team of kick-ass Venture Advisors, and are starting to see some real results from our top companies. It is still early days, but the model seems to be scaling and our ability to deliver impact is growing.

Ones to Watch in Sensors and AI

500

In the golden age of data, businesses in media, communication, and commerce were some of the first to adapt their operations to work directly with the newfound aggregation of consumer data. Sensors and AI, in particular, have become ubiquitous parts of the tech startup zeitgeist.

8 Steps to Making Better Business Decisions

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . History’s headlines are filled with examples of companies brought to their knees by bad decision making. Decca Records famously turned down the Beatles. Motorola chose not to make smartphones.

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

Co Starters

“If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area.