April, 2024

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InBIA Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

INBIA

WASHINGTON– This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC).

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EO Members Share 9 Unconventional Actions to Mitigate Stress (Part II)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Stress Awareness Month in April draws attention to the significant toll stress takes on individuals, particularly entrepreneurs grappling with the demands of running a business. For entrepreneurs, the weight of managing and expanding a business often serves as a firsthand lesson in stress management. Who better than our EO community to offer creative strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of stress?

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Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course

Venture Well

José Lugo and Mari Luz Zapata Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez share how VentureWell funding helped in expanding their entrepreneurship course. The post Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course appeared first on VentureWell.

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How to run a startup accelerator

Founders Coop

My recent obituary for Techstars generated a surprising amount of attention. One of the questions I heard most often from commenters was: “if Techstars is an example of a failed accelerator, what does a good one look like?” In that prior post, I had offered Y Combinator as a positive example, but I didn’t break down exactly why. This post is an effort to unpack what’s required of a startup accelerator to truly serve the needs of high-performing founders.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Should I Jump On That Bandwagon? (Angel Investing)

The Seraf Compass

The toughest moment in a new angel’s investing career: a very large round has lots of momentum – it has been expanded and is still over-subscribed. And it is a classic case as these things go, driven by the usual factors: little bit later stage with some traction, so risk is perceived as lower, great pitch by an appealing CEO, backed by a seemingly good team, momentum in the round building quickly, a product people can understand that is already built and in the stream of commerce, and, perhaps

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Beyond the Badge: Your Guide to San Antonio for ICBI38

INBIA

In a few days, the InBIA community will convene in San Antonio for ICBI38! This vibrant locale, nicknamed Alamo City, River City, Military City, and even the City of Creativity for Gastronomy, will offer much more than just presentations and networking events.

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From Startup To Life-Changing Exit – The 4 Secrets Behind Ruby Receptionists’ Amazing Success

Entrepreneurs' Organization

A study of Jill Nelson offers a Master class on what it takes to build a thriving business. As an entrepreneur, you will cross paths with many fellow founders. Some will inspire you, others will draw inspiration from you, and occasionally you’ll encounter a founder whose every action leaves you utterly astounded. Jill Nelson is in that rare third camp.

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Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course

Venture Well

José Lugo and Mari Luz Zapata Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez share how VentureWell funding helped in expanding their entrepreneurship course. The post Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course appeared first on VentureWell.

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Meet the YC Winter 2024 Batch

Y Combinator

Today we’re kicking off Y Combinator’s 38th Demo Day, celebrating the incredible batch that is W24. This batch marks the completion of my first year as President of YC — and what an amazing year it’s been. During the last batch we moved Y Combinator into a beautiful office in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. This batch we took over a massive building next door, too — more than tripling the space available to us.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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How Do You Know a Great Entrepreneur When You See One?

The Seraf Compass

Seraf Co-Founder Christopher Mirabile interviews several experienced angel investors from around the country to find out: How do you know a great entrepreneur when you see one? Learn how these leading angels identify outstanding CEOs, and how their experiences can help shape your investing decisions.

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Meet Us in Kansas City! October 22-24, 2024

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As we plan our next in-person gathering at the e.Builders Forum, we wanted to reflect on the shared experiences and knowledge gathered from 2023.

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Entrepreneur Support Leaders Gather at ICBI38 to Recognize Global Excellence

INBIA

Orlando, Florida—Earlier this month, InBIA held its annual awards ceremony to recognize excellence in entrepreneur support during the 38th annual International Conference on Business Incubation. This event was held April 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Elevate Your Events: 7 Insider Secrets from Industry Pros  

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Think about the last event you attended. Was it magical or mediocre? Now think about your next company event. Are you on track to wow your audience and connect with clients and potential customers? With company and corporate events, you want to be sure to reach your marketing goals by connecting with your target audience and creating brand awareness.

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Bringing Critical Thinking Into the Entrepreneurship Classroom: Six Techniques

Venture Well

Through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) workshop series, social scientists and entrepreneurship educators offer research-based insights and classroom techniques to improve critical thinking. The post Bringing Critical Thinking Into the Entrepreneurship Classroom: Six Techniques appeared first on VentureWell.

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Celebrating Angie Singer Keating’s Appointment as Board President of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Angie Singer Keating to its Board of Directors as President. With over two decades of experience in information systems, project management, and engineering, Angie brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the organization. Angie Singer Keating is the Co-Founder and CEO of Reclamere, a leading provider of cybersecurity and IT asset management solutions.

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In the Vault: Turning Developers Into Clients With Marco Argenti From Goldman Sachs

Andreessen Horowitz

ABOUT IN THE VAULT “In the Vault” is a new audio podcast series by the a16z Fintech team, where we sit down with the most influential figures in financial services to explore key trends impacting the industry and the pressing innovations that will shape our future. Follow this show on our podcast feed so you don't miss an episode. In this conversation, a16z General Partner David Haber talks with Marco Argenti, the chief information officer at Goldman Sachs, about bringing fintech processes into

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Home Heating and Cooling Innovation Launched with $33M Series A Raise

American Entrepreneurship

Climate Tech Startup introduces sustainability product to accelerate move away from fossil fuels Addressing the 20% of U.S. global warming emissions rising from homes, climate tech startup Quilt is launching in May an innovation that will make the management of the home environment significantly more efficient. The breakthrough technology and sizeable raise is the combination of top people from Google, Apple, Nest, and Tesla with multiple climate tech venture capital firms.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Founders Factory and Rio Tinto Partner to Boost Mining Tech Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Rio Tinto, a prominent Australian mining company, has partnered strategically with Founders Factory, a renowned global venture studio and startup investor. This collaboration aims to support the development and commercialization of technologies in the mining sector, aligning with Rio Tinto’s mission to innovate and meet the world’s growing demand for essential materials.

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How One Entrepreneur Utilizes Visualization To Promote Living Organ Donation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs change the world. We provide jobs that help drive the economy, give back to local communities , and create sustainability practices that support climate neutrality to make our world a better place. Entrepreneurs also save lives. And that’s what Dave Galbenski , former EO Global Chair and 24-year member of EO Detroit, is doing. Dave is alive and well today thanks to a living liver donation in 2019.

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Congratulations to the 2024 YC Top Companies!

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce the 2024 YC Top Companies list ! This list features the YC alumni with the highest revenue in 2023 ( sorted alphabetically, as revenue is confidential for most startups). Revenue is the clearest indicator of a startup’s success, and we’re excited to see so many different types of companies represented. Separately, we have updated our list of currently public YC companies, and YC companies with an exit of over $150M.

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An Eclipse-Inspired Approach to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development

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Earlier this week I was fortunate to have the incredible experience of watching the solar eclipse with my family and close friends.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Erin Price-Wright

Andreessen Horowitz

Artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of technology, from how we code to how we sell to how we build companies. But perhaps more than any other sector, artificial intelligence is transforming the physical world in ways that were recently unimaginable. From supply chains and robotics to advanced factories and industrial autonomy, LLMs and other AI models are powering the next wave of transformation in the physical domain in ways we’re only just beginning to comprehend.

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HumanX launches AI Community and Inaugural AI-Event with $6M of Funding Raised

American Entrepreneurship

Multiple-prong approach will help all organizations globally to gain access to AI As AI propels the world into a more sophisticated technology-driven future, it is clear that AI is here to stay and we are only beginning to see and understand its full impact. Given this, HumanX , a recently established forum with funding support from venture capital firms, announced it will host an inaugural AI Conference in Las Vegas on March 10-13, 2025.

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Xponent Program: Mandiri Capital’s Step into International Markets

AsiaTechDaily

Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), a corporate venture capital firm supported by Bank Mandiri, has introduced its inaugural overseas Xponent program at Money 20/20 Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. The event, a prominent gathering in the global financial industry, is part of MCI’s international expansion endeavors.

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6 Lessons Adventure Trekking Teaches About Navigating Entrepreneurial Stresses

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a member leader on EO’s Regional Council for Middle East, Pakistan and Africa (MEPA), we guide and support the health of EO through focused team projects and collaboration. It’s critical that we know how to navigate challenges, address problems head-on, and work together to maximize our impact across the organization. So it felt right when Faizan Syed , our esteemed Regional Chair , suggested that our team escape the conference room during the recent EMEA, MEPA, and South Asia Presidents’ Mee

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.