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Lessons from the Trenches: One Founder’s Candid Look at Bootstrapping

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Starting a business is often romanticized as a journey filled with exciting milestones and instant success stories. Yet, as most seasoned entrepreneurs will attest, the reality is far more complex and challenging, particularly when you decide to bootstrap your business. Reflecting on my own journey with Equifund, I aim to shed light on the trials and triumphs of entrepreneurship, especially for those who, like me, choose not to rely on outside funding.

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How to Objectively Measure the "Fundability" of Your Startup

This is going to be BIG.

Sorry, you can’t. The decision to fund a company is a combination of a lot of human factors—an assessment of one group of humans by another group of humans, fraught with apples-to-oranges comparisons. Yet, everyone’s got an opinion about how a company measures up, especially the founder. ( If you want mine, I’m doing a little consulting now. ) So, how do you know what truth is?

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InBIA Announces New Board Members

INBIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE InBIA Welcomes New Directors June 20, 2024 ORLANDO, FL – Members of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) have elected four individuals to the board of directors to serve three-year terms and re-elected one current member for a second term. The term will begin October 1, 2024.

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8 Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Angel Investment

The Seraf Compass

We sent out a survey to our Seraf Compass subscribers to ask for tips and advice for first-time entrepreneurs. We asked the question: "What advice do you have for entrepreneurs seeking angel investment and how can they best prepare for pitching investors?” Here are some answers we found to be helpful!

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How To Become A Thought Leader: 6 Steps to Elevate Your Impact

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Has someone suggested that you become a “thought leader?” Have you considered the benefits of becoming one or how to go about it? A thought leader is someone who becomes known as a subject matter expert and sought out or relied on for their experience sharing. Becoming one can improve your influence in your field and within your company. I decided to go for it six months ago and have already seen some pretty good results.

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The Series A Crunch or the Seedpocalypse of 2024

Tomasz Tunguz

2012 was the year of the Seedpocalypse. Also called the Series A Crunch, a fear gripped Startupland : raising a Series A. Two years later, this indigestible excessive bolus of fundraising rounds hit the Series B market & Series Bs became the most challenging round to raise. Whenever there are “too many” of fundraises of one type, the next round becomes the hardest to raise.

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Bridge2 Demo Day Returns, Highlighting Promising Oklahoma Startups

Innovation 2 Enterprise

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, the second cohort of Bridge2 founders took the stage at Tulsa’s Agora Event Center for Demo Day. Hosted by i2E and sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST) and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, this event showcased five new startups in the Oklahoma venture ecosystem. Bridge2 is an 8-week pre-accelerator program designed to nurture tech-enabled startups across Oklahoma, providing them with the resources, mentorship, and exposure to p

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How to Objectively Measure the "Fundability" of Your Fund

This is going to be BIG.

When I wrote this post about trying to measure the fundability of your startup, I kicked it off with, “You can’t” and proceeded to share all the ways that getting your company funded feels a bit like a craps shoot, while still trying find a method somewhere within the madness. On the other hand, I feel things are a lot more predictable on the fund side—and that getting limited partners for your fund or syndicate is a lot more grounded in something that resembles logic.

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Ohio Small Business Program Launches, Partnership of JobsOhio and Aileron

American Entrepreneurship

The program will develop the leadership skills of small business owners and executives to help their small businesses achieve business growth. Ohio’s small business community received a big boost this week with the announcement that JobsOhio and nonprofit Aileron are partnering. Together they are launching a new small business program helping owners, presidents, and CEOs of B2B organizations.

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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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What about Human Training?

Tomasz Tunguz

I was chatting with a friend of mine about the advent of robotic surgery and he was lamenting the challenges associated with training younger doctors. Before robotic surgery, medical surgeons stood shoulder to shoulder alongside seasoned surgeons operating. Today, the head surgeon manipulates a robot independently while students watch through a window or video.

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$3 Million Funding Fuels BayaniPay’s Global Payment Ambitions

AsiaTechDaily

BayaniPay, a Filipino-led global payments process automation company, has raised an additional USD 3 million in new funding, with this, its total seed fund has now come to USD 9.

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World Refugee Day

Impact Hub

World Refugee Day: Navigating the challenges of refugee employment and entrepreneurship This World Refugee Day, let’s look beyond the numbers to understand the challenges refugees face in accessing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Every one of us has a role to play in helping address these obstacles through targeted measures such as legal advocacy, financial support, skill development, and networking opportunities.

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Fostering Innovation and the Digital Tech Transformation of Nonprofits

American Entrepreneurship

CEO Stacey Yudin has experienced the full arc of digital technology, leading NEP Services’ Union and Non-profit clients from legacy processes and structure to specialized digital technology platforms. Stacey shares how NEP learned about their customers’ pain points and established collaborative working relationships—that is ongoing with new technology such as AI.

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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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GCUC Podcast Recap: Eskew Dumez and Ripple

GCUC

GCUC Podcast Recap: Eskew Dumez and Ripple In this podcast episode featuring EskewDumezRipple, José Alvarez, Principal & Architect and Jill Traylor, Director of Interior Design, shed light on the intricate relationship.

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[NeuReality in Startup News] The NewReality: Fast Inference Processing For 90% Less?

OurCrowd

Most of the investment buzz in AI hardware concentrates on the amazing accelerator chips that crunch the math required for neural networks, like Nvidia’s GPUs. But what about the rest of the story?

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Community Huddle Blog: Metrics

INBIA

Contact: Charles Ross, President and CEO, InBIA cross@inbia.org 239-402-4450 Community Huddle: Leveraging metrics to amplify the work of ESOs Huddle occurred on May 30, 2024 Our huddle was focused on the discussion topic of leveraging metrics to amplify the work of ESOs.

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NJEDA Partners with AfroTech to Host Major Innovation Event During North to Shore Festival

American Entrepreneurship

TRENTON, N.J. (June 19, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and AfroTech have partnered to host AfroTech Executive 2024 in Newark during this year’s North to Shore Festival. The event will bring together corporate executives, founders, entrepreneurs, and investors for vital discussions on tech innovation, financial literacy and responsibility, and generational wealth creation.

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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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What is ZIRP, and how did it impact the startup world?

Y Combinator

If you’ve spent any time on the startup side of Twitter, you’ve probably seen the word “ZIRP” thrown around. Usually not in a positive way; often as a jab. But what is ZIRP? ZIRP stands for “ Z ero I nterest R ate P henomenon,” and it refers to a stretch of time — most recently throughout the pandemic — in which the Federal Reserve sets interest rates around 0% and commercial banks are able to borrow money for next-to-nothing.

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[Classiq in Startup News] Classiq collaborates with BMW Group and NVIDIA to drive quantum computing applicability in electrical systems engineering

OurCrowd

The post [Classiq in Startup News] Classiq collaborates with BMW Group and NVIDIA to drive quantum computing applicability in electrical systems engineering appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Being who you are, while becoming better

A Smart Bear: Longform

We're told "be yourself" to seek happiness and success. But what if "being yourself" also means striving to become better? What is "yourself?

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Startup Resilience: How Notch Pivoted to Success with Jordan Huck

Mark MacLeod

Tune into my conversation with Notch’s CEO, Jordan Huck, where we dive into the critical decisions and pivots that shape a startup’s journey. Delve into the Transcripts for Key Takeaways from this Episode Mark MacLeod:Jordan, welcome to The Startup CEO […] The post Startup Resilience: How Notch Pivoted to Success with Jordan Huck appeared first on Mark MacLeod.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Female Founders Conference applications are open now

Y Combinator

We’re bringing the Female Founders Conference back in person, and we’ll be hosting it on August 2 at our office in the Dogpatch in San Francisco. For the first time since 2018, we’ll gather current and future founders who identify as women together to share their stories, give advice, and make connections. If you are an engineer or scientist and you’re thinking about starting a startup, we hope hearing stories from women founders will inspire you to take the leap your

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[Tabnine in Globe Newswire] Tabnine Adds Support for Cohere Command R Model to Accelerate and Optimize Software Development; Provide Access to More Models

OurCrowd

The post [Tabnine in Globe Newswire] Tabnine Adds Support for Cohere Command R Model to Accelerate and Optimize Software Development; Provide Access to More Models appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Shortening R&D from 2 Years to 1 Week! Atinary’s “Time Machine” for ScientistsAn Exclusive Interview with Atinary Co-founder Hermann Tribukait

AsiaTechDaily

“A drunk man staggers out of a bar and starts searching for something under a streetlight. His friends approach him and ask, ‘What are you looking for?

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Competitor Analysis in an AI-Driven World with Jason Smith

Mark MacLeod

Listen to my conversation with with Jason Smith, CEO of Klue, as we dive into the gritty details of building and leading a tech company in the Competitive Enablement space. Dive into the Transcripts for Key Insights from this Episode […] The post Competitor Analysis in an AI-Driven World with Jason Smith appeared first on Mark MacLeod.

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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