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Show Me the Money: How to Fund Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Initiatives

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SourceLink insights on how to fund inclusive entrepreneurial support networks and entrepreneurship ecosystem building projects. Webinar was held 11/18/20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

How to Pitch Like a Shark Tank Winner

StartupNation

During my 20 years in the window industry, I’ve dealt with countless and constant complaints from my customers about the inherent problems with traditional window screens. I was beginning to feel more like a screen replacement man than a salesman, and I decided that there must be a better way.

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Resilient Leadership: Thriving in the Unknown

Smart Hustle Magazine

Jennifer Maher, David Chang, and Meredith Schmidt spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about communication during COVID and how important it is during these challenging times. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020.

The Double Standard of Female CEOs Moving Fast and Breaking Things

This is going to be BIG.

In February of 2017, Susan Fowler’s description of the pervasive cultural issues at Uber, after the company’s abject failure to address her sexual harassment complaints properly, finally broke through in a way that garnered the tech community’s appropriate attention.

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!

Celebrating Wonder women

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At EO, we celebrate entrepreneurs every day. But with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day taking place this week, we’re directing our applause to all the entrepreneurs who are women!

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advancing equity in innovation and entrepreneurship: creating inclusive spaces and building confidence

Venture Well

Creating inclusive spaces and building confidence are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Partnering with CodePath and ColorStack to support future technical founders

Y Combinator

YC was founded around the idea that technologists should be at the center of tech innovation. It seems obvious today, but it wasn’t always that way.

5 Essential People to Have in Your Network as You Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey

StartupNation

Succeeding as a new entrepreneur might seem more challenging now than ever before. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 20 percent of new businesses don’t survive for more than a year, and nearly half survive only five years.

DoorDash IPO bets that the pandemic has accelerated change

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. Subscribe here. DoorDash has become the go-to delivery choice for millions of people cooped up during the pandemic this year.

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.

The Difference Between Rich Founders and Poor Founders, From an ex-VC

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s not about being rich, it’s about repeatedly building value What some people think will happen when you become a founder | source I love the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It was my favorite growing up.

The New economy starts with Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs

Impact Hub

As we all know, these past months have been daunting. Our world has been on a halt like never before. Most of us were forced to take a step back and change our habits to respect physical distancing measures. .

6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete on Cyber Monday

StartupNation

It’s no secret that Cyber Monday is a big deal for businesses large and small. According to Adobe Analytics, Cyber Monday 2019 was record-breaking, with $9.2 billion spent online , a 16.9 percent increase over the previous year. That’s a lot of consumer spending in a 24-hour period.

Arrikto raises $10M for its MLOps platform

TechCrunch

Arrikto , a startup that wants to speed up the machine learning development lifecycle by allowing engineers and data scientists to treat data like code, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $10 million Series A round.

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.

THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies

StartupNation

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. The events of 2020, however, will have shoppers and businesses alike navigating uncharted territory as the pandemic continues to impact consumer behavior.

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

TechCrunch

Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually end up working. It has now raised a £7.1

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.

The Supercharger Boosting Startupland Fundraising and Exits

Tomasz Tunguz

Despite the economic backdrop, startups continue to plow ahead. One of the biggest changes in the last year in the US is the Fed’s stated low interest rate policy for the next three years. What impact are we seeing in the market?

How Flexible Thinking Can Help Your Small Business Thrive During COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

Elizabeth Gore spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about how flexible thinking can be an asset for small business growth. H osted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020 and the next one will be in spring 2021. It's free!

From Our Founder: Creating Opportunity During Times of Crisis

StartupNation

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we do our best to plan for the future. But no matter how much we try to prepare ourselves for the unexpected, none of us could have predicted, nor prepared for, the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis it has created.

AllRight, an English language learning app for children, raises $5M from Genesis Investments

TechCrunch

AllRight is a platform for English language learning, aimed at children four years or older, which combines lessons with real teachers and homework with “AI-powered” tutors.

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.”

What it takes to ‘grow’ an entrepreneur

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. When people ask me the secret to building a scalable and successful high-growth startup, I give them a one-word answer. Talent. Entrepreneurship, just like every other endeavor in life depends on people. Is there a certain type of wiring that a high-tech entrepreneur needs?

Peak Season: How to Remain Mighty on Main Without Holiday Foot Traffic

Smart Hustle Magazine

Foot traffic is a lifeline for brick-and-mortars, especially small businesses. However, leisurely trips down Main Street are dwindling as consumers lean into e-commerce to minimize their trips out during the pandemic.

The Growth Strategy Snowflake Used to Get to a $70 Billion Market Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

While having the 3rd highest revenue growth of any software IPO, ever Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership entrepreneurship business-strategy business growth

5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

TechCrunch

Travis VanderZanden. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Travis VanderZanden is the founder and CEO of Bird. Four years ago, shared e-scooters didn’t exist.

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.