June, 2019

What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

TechStars

Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey. In fact, Techstars and Innovation Leader recently partnered to r eveal best practices for leveraging startups to drive corporate innovation.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of the EO Tanzania chapter and founder of Empower Limited , a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.

Look Before You Leap - The Importance of Due Diligence In Angel Investing

The Seraf Compass

? There are as many different approaches to angel investing as there are investors. Some investors will tell you they invest based on their gut. After a 30 minute meeting with the entrepreneur, they are either in or out.

Why USV is Joining the Libra Association

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A new blockchain & cryptocurrency project, Libra , was announced today. Libra has been incubated by Facebook. USV will be one of the founding members of the governing body, the Libra Association.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

What the Data Says about Getting into An Accelerator

GAN

Last week, GAN released its annual data report and, while the full report is only available to accelerators in the GAN Community that provided us with their program data, you can see the year’s top highlights in an infographic here.

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

Co Starters

More than half of our CO.STARTERS national team (8 out of 15!) just returned from the third annual ESHIP Summit in Kansas City a few weeks ago.

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Lessons Learned in Parenting and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When we asked EO members to share how their entrepreneurial and parenting endeavors inform each other, we heard from Matt Doud, a member of the EO Baltimore chapter and co-founder and president of Planit. Matt shared what he considers a must-have for both areas of life.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Ashna Mahepal, founder of Young Help Suriname (YHS) , is a member of the YLAI Network and 2016 YLAI Fellow. She created the organization out of her passion for social entrepreneurial impact.

Helium

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the areas of blockchain innovation I am most excited about is building open, permissionless, and decentralized technology infrastructure.

Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics

Venture Well

An innovator’s journey from idea to market can be challenging and complicated—but also rewarding. Our Innovator Spotlight series explores how inventor-entrepreneurs in our network have. The post Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics appeared first on VentureWell.

6 Innovation Secrets We Learned in London

UBI Global

How Innovation Will Survive and Thrive Last week’s GCV Symposium was a fantastic event that brought the venture capital ecosystem together. Founder and CEO James Mawson and his team created an exciting event full of impactful collaborations, new technology, and insights on uncovering startups.

Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there

TechStars

Strong mentorship was essential to Kesha Cash’s journey to becoming an impact investor. Her mentors Gave First to help her—and now she’s Giving First to diverse entrepreneurs through her Impact America Fund.

Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ken Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

We grab our phones and tablets and brace ourselves for the hoaxes sure to be lurking behind every tap or click.

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Seven to Ten Years

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have worked in three venture capital firms over the last thirty-three years and am intimately familiar with the performance of the fifteen (ish) venture funds raised and invested by these three firms. Much of what I have written about fund management and investment performance here at AVC over the last sixteen years comes from my observations of these funds and firms.

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

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Jeremy Rossman of Make School on Income Share Agreements and the Future of College

Y Combinator

Jeremy Rossman is the cofounder of Make School. Make School is a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don’t pay until they have a job after graduation. They were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch. You can find Jeremy on Twitter @jeremyrossmann. Topics. 00:05 – What is Make School? 00:45 – How is their intensive track different than a traditional college course load?

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend

TechStars

From Google for Startups to Startup Weekend to Rise of the Rest and beyond, Mary Grove is passionate about community-driven change, and helping make it happen. Mary Grove is passionate about community-driven change, and this theme has guided her entire career.

2 Reasons Why Forums Are Important for the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Steven Dudley, mindset and performance coach for entrepreneurs and competitive athletes. Forums, also called mastermind groups, hold a special place in the world of entrepreneurship. Forum can provide value for any niche group, but it is especially valuable for entrepreneurs.

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Design Thinking: Refresh Your Business Model and Insert Creativity into Your Routine

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YSEALI Network’s #TechTuesday Design Thinking webchat provides powerful insights about the advantages that “design thinking” can bring to any undertaking.

Secrets Of Sand Hill Road

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the many great things about vacations is reading books. Vacation is the one time that I can really prioritize reading books (as opposed to everything else I read). I just finished Scott Kupor ‘s Secrets Of Sand Hill Road , a book for entrepreneurs about rasing capital from venture firms. Scott makes the point numerous times in the book that the capital raising process is asymmetric for entrepreneurs in that they do it a few times in their career and VCs do it every day.

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Insights: Insider Tips for Building Relationships with Foundations

Source Link

Read these tips from foundation leaders on how entrepreneurship ecosystem builders can develop relationships with foundations that invest in community economic development. Best Practices

Leading Student Entrepreneurial Teams Begin LaunchPad Lift Program

TechStars

Recent research confirms that successful startup founders need a combination of passion and vision (soft skills) and experience (hard skills). But how do enthusiastic and driven—but young—entrepreneurs quickly gain the critical knowledge and benefits that come with experience?

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Best Countries in Asia-Pacific for Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Have you ever wondered where you’d have the best chance at start-up success in the APAC region?

3 Ways to Turn a Profit While Doing Good

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Looking to make a positive impact along with a profit?

Open Up Vs Break Up

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There have been many calls to break up the large Internet monopolies; Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. Breaking up a large monopoly feels like a very 19th/20th century move to me. I would prefer that politicians and policy makers think about opening up as the better intervention. A good way to explain this is to go back to the architecture that Twitter used in its early days when there were many third-party Twitter clients.

Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution

Venture Well

Despite ominous data about the harmful impact - and volume - of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue. The post Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design water

Foundations, Philanthropy + Entrepreneurship: How to Capitalize Entrepreneurial Strategies

Source Link

What role do foundations play in entrepreneurship—and how do they measure success? Entrepreneurial Communities Best Practices

Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Cox Enterprises, the global company dedicated to building a better future through leading communications, automotive services and media companies, today announced the launch of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. The mentorship-driven accelerator is the second accelerator in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises.

Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Terry Lammers , certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. . After 24 years of raising children, my wife and I will become empty nesters soon.

Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth

UBI Global

Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge. Many have also noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem.

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Jerry Colonna ‘s book, Reboot , came out this week. He had given me the manuscript to read so many months ago that I had to go back and read it again before I could write about it. So I bought the book yesterday and read it again over the last twenty four hours. AVC regulars don’t need any introduction to Jerry. I’ve been writing about him, citing him, and telling stories about him since the very start of this blog.

How To Impress Investors with A Flashback Pitch Deck [In 2019]

Dream It

In their best-selling book Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth , Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares write about the importance of traction: Traction is the best way to improve your chances of startup success. Traction is a sign that something is working.

Being Entrepreneurial about Growing Entrepreneurship

Source Link

When our first expansion customer called, we knew we had a proven value proposition. We had survived our infancy. So how did we get there

Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at Your Organization

TechStars

At Techstars, we talk a lot about “cultural transformation” and how we can support large corporations’ core objective to become more innovative and agile. As corporations strive to innovate in order to survive, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become a critical advantage.