November, 2022

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How to Get Started Mapping Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem [Updated]

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Want to map your entrepreneurship ecosystem but don’t know how to get started? Start here! Note: I originally published this article in 2019 to share my lessons-learned from mapping a local ecosystem.

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The Startup Business Plan: How Will You Reach $100M in Revenue?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A top-down approach to the business plan simplifies decision making while presenting a compelling pitch to investors Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business-plan entrepreneurship fundraising startup venture-capital

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Identifying Blind Spots: How to Make a CEO Successful in the Role

The Seraf Compass

Being CEO is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. As CEO, you are ultimately held accountable for the success or failure of the company. Your employees and their families depend on you for their income. Customers depend on you to solve important problems for them.

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I'll Fund a Startup n00b But Here's How Not to Look Like One

This is going to be BIG.

Years ago, I got invited by Steven Messer to join him and his co-founder (and brother-in-law) Tad Martin, two very successful NYC founders, out on a bike ride up the West Side Highway and up 9W over the Palisades.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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14 EO Members Share The Best Thing About Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

“Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart.

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Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Venture Well

Find out how to provide mentorship to students who may not feel like they belong in innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell.

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Corporate Innovation starts with ideation – tools for success

Paul G. Silva

Hand holding light bulb and cog inside. Idea and imagination. Creative and inspiration. Innovation gears icon with network connection on metal texture background. Innovative technology in science and industrial concept. “We’ve been world-class at what we do for decades.

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Charting a Course: Building a Winning VC Fund Strategy [Part I]

The Seraf Compass

As a newly minted manager of a venture fund, your initial response to the question “what are we busy about?” might be, “finding great companies, investing in them and waiting for big financial returns.” And, while your response would be directionally correct, it would be woefully incomplete.

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Gust Educational Resources for Founders and Startups

Gust

Throughout the years of developing Gust.com and Gust Launch, we recognized a common pain point in the startup journey. Founders, the passionate entrepreneurs pouring all of their efforts into building their ventures, had questions about how to properly set up their startups.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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6 Surprising Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Crisis PR

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Eden Gillott, who is president of Gillott Communications , a strategic communications and crisis PR firm.

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The Buy And Hold Mindset

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When markets are in turmoil, like they have been for most of this year, I like to have a buy-and-hold mindset when it comes to making new investments. It is hard to know when you’ve reached the bottom and can start buying again, but if you think about a ten or twenty-year hold, then it becomes a bit easier. The Gotham Gal and I buy and build a fair bit of real estate on the side and we generally use a “cap rate” of between 5 and 10 when we acquire and develop real estate.

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3 Simple Habits for Better Creativity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

#2: Stop judging your own work Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». innovation creativity habits creators creative-process

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OpenAI will give roughly 10 AI startups $1M each and early access to its systems

TechCrunch

OpenAI, the San Francisco-based lab behind AI systems like GPT-3 and DALL-E 2, today launched a new program to provide early-stage AI startups with capital and access to OpenAI tech and resources. Called Converge, the cohort will be financed by the OpenAI Startup Fund , OpenAI says.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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Impact Investor Profile Series: Melissa Bradley, Founder and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the sixth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting impact investors.

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Resource Spotlight: Anika Horn’s Ecosystems for Change Podcast

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Ecosystem building and community building is hard. Entrepreneurship ecosystem builders work for social change and impact — working to help their communities thrive. They amplify the work of local makers, doers and innovators by championing their efforts and rallying support around them.

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Leading Leaders: 5 Insights from 5 Years with EO (that can help you, too)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Dr. Carrie Santos, CEO of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. 2017 feels like a very long time ago. The world has changed significantly. A global pandemic. A brutal war. A stressful squeeze on global supply chains. A surge in extreme weather disasters. The rise of ‘fake news’.

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Venture Capital Red Flag Checklist 

abovethecrowd.com

In his recent bankruptcy proceeding filing, John Ray III, the new CEO and Chief Restructuring Officer at FTX, minced no words: I have over 40 years of legal and restructuring experience.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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Adidas Cultivate & B.L.O.O.M. program elevates Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs to accelerate their growth and impact

Impact Hub

In Spring 2022, adidas announced its partnership with Impact Hub and Blavity.org to launch a new program called Cultivate & B.L.O.O.M. Building Legacies Out of Movements), an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs of color.

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Meet Seoul-based accelerator SparkLabs’ 19th batch of startups 

TechCrunch

SparkLabs Korea , a Seoul-based seed to early-stage accelerator, held a demo Day on Thursday for its 19th cohort of companies. The latest demo day marks its tenth year after SparkLabs launched its accelerator program in December 2012.

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Impact Investor Profile Series: Marcia Hooper, Partner, Branch Venture Group, LLC

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the fifth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting impact investors.

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Fokes Connects Families, Caregivers and Care Agencies for Smoother Communications and Care 

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Home healthcare is an important and growing industry. As the U.S. population ages, the need for home healthcare, which can be a cost-effective alternative, grows. Valerie Riley, serial entrepreneur and founder of Fokes , recognized an opportunity. .

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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Why Productivity Paranoia is the Real Obstacle to Remote Work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Do bosses trust employees to be productive when working remotely? A recent Microsoft study found that 49 percent of managers of hybrid workers “struggle to trust employees to do their best work.”

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How to Negotiate a Startup Valuation

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Find your lead investor and signal your valuation expectations to begin the discussion on investment terms Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». fundraising valuation entrepreneurship startup venture-capital

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What the FTX Fiasco Means for Web3

Tomasz Tunguz

During one of the toughest years for technology in more than a decade, the web3/crypto segment is suffering the worst. Inevitably, this crash will evoke disillusionment in the technology & the space. Earlier this week, FTX, a top crypto exchange became insolvent. Recently valued at $24b, FTX is the third major crypto company to collapse in 2022 due to insolvency: Three Arrows Capital & Terra complete the trio. In these three cases, each used cryptocurrency as collateral.

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Bending Spoons acquires Evernote, marking the end of an era

TechCrunch

Evernote, the note-taking and task management app founded over 20 years ago, has been acquired by Milan-based app developer Bending Spoons.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.