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Why Challenging Times Can Help us Learn, Grow and Find our ‘Flow’

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Marc Stöckli, Global Chair, Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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Startup Recruiting 101: Building a Winning Team

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Navigating the recruiting process to help your startup thrive Photo: Erik Lucatero / Unsplash As a startup founder, building a strong team is essential to your company’s success. But recruiting the right people can take time and effort, especially when trying to grow your business on a tight budget.

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Craft a Lean Business Plan to Serve as Your Venture’s Roadmap

Gust

Mention the term “business plan” and the image that likely comes to mind is a thick document generated by a business consultant for you to give to a banker or investor and then forget about.

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Putting numbers on the global venture slowdown

TechCrunch

“Tell me something I don’t know,” was my first reaction when reports on venture capital in 2022 hit my inbox this month. It is pretty clear by now that there was a slowdown, so what’s the point of harping on about it as we enter a new year?

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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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Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

StartupNation

The following is an excerpt from “Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution“ copyright © 2023… The post Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution appeared first on StartupNation. Books

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Startup Advice in a Downturn: Reducing Burn and Burnout

The Seraf Compass

Investors supporting startups in difficult economic times are frequently called on to give advice to CEOs trying to cope.

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Thoma Bravo agrees to acquire digital forensics firm Magnet Forensics for over $1B

TechCrunch

Thoma Bravo, the private equity and growth capital firm, today announced that it would spend $1.8 billion CAD (~$1.34 billion) to acquire Magnet Forensics, a Waterloo-based company making software used by defense forces and businesses to investigate cybersecurity threats.

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Most People Don’t Understand What Actually Makes Entrepreneurs Successful

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Here’s a hint: it’s not creativity Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship entrepreneur founders startup business

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You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA.

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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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What can we learn from the non-profit world?

Berkonomics

In the non–profit world, the term, “time, talent and treasure” has been used so often it is almost at the edge of being trite. It’s used in that arena to describe a volunteer’s sacrifice in support of the non–profit enterprise.

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4 investors discuss the next big wave for alternative seafood startups

TechCrunch

Though investment in food technology has slowed in line with the rest of the venture capital world, the industry recently achieved some milestones that suggest the sector and the government are moving into alignment.

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The 5 Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned from Building Geeks and Experts

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Celebrating the highs and the lows Know what you don’t know. I had some idea of what I had signed up for when I decided to go full-time on Geeks and Experts  — a micro-consulting platform to connect on live 1:1 calls with domain experts.

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18 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Starting a Business from Scratch

Startup Blogpost

From keeping your mental game strong to getting a mentor to help make decisions, here are 18 responses to the question “What is one thing you wish someone told you about starting a business from scratch?”

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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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Expanding the Discussion on DEI Practices for ESOs

INBIA

The post Expanding the Discussion on DEI Practices for ESOs appeared first on InBIA. Blog Member News

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Scrintal raises $1 million for its visual collaboration tool

TechCrunch

Founded by Ece Kural and Furkan Bayraktar, Scrintal is a visual note-taking and collaboration tool.

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How a Former Immigrant Operator Broke into Silicon Valley VC, and What he Looks for When Investing

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Amir Kabir, partner at AV8 Ventures. Amir has been an entrepreneur, operator and investor with over 15 years of experience, working with early and mid-stage companies on financing, partnerships and strategic growth initiatives.

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How to Think Like the Great Disruptors Do

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Five steps to brainstorm about game-changing products Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook » entrepreneurship business-strategy innovation future startup

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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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GCUC Podcast Recap: Bill Bennett

GCUC

GCUC Podcast Recap: Bill Bennett Running 3.8M square feet in 34 cities and 45 locations successfully through a global pandemic has its own unique challenges. Join Bill Bennett, Founder.

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A peek into the future as Sam Altman sees it

TechCrunch

Late last week, in a rare sit-down before a small audience , this editor spent an hour with Sam Altman, the former president of Y Combinator and, since 2019, the CEO of OpenAI , the company he famously co-founded with Elon Musk and numerous others in 2015 to develop artificial intelligence for the “benefit of humanity.”

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Seed the Future Campaign Major Announcement: Surpasses $1.0 MIL Mark Toward $2.3 MIL Goal

Angel Capital Association

The Angel Investor Foundation’s Seed the Future Campaign is in full swing, and we are pleased to report that we have surpassed $1.0 million toward our $2.3 million goal! This is due to the hundreds of dedicated angels around the country who have already given generously. By joining this effort, you can ensure that the AIF and the Angel Capital Association are better equipped to serve a more diverse network of entrepreneurs and Angels in the coming years.

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Here’s A Complete Pitch Deck I Created For A Client

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The focus was building a deck to the point that it’s not very long that showcases how cool the product is. Let me know what you think. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup digital-transformation business entrepreneurship finance

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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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From Military Service to Tech Investing: The Journey of Ethan Tan, Harvard Student and Web3…

Jason Malki

From Military Service to Tech Investing: The Journey of Ethan Tan, Harvard Student and Web3 Investor I had the pleasure of interviewing Ethan Tan, a Harvard student and Web3 investor. Ethan is currently a Venture Partner with Contrary Capital and founder of a stealth startup.

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Is it time for a Common App for startup founders?

TechCrunch

Venture capitalists may control capital, but one currency that they’re always in search of is an elusive, evolving one: deal flow. Betting early on the next big startup is enough to cement the entire return of a fund (and then some) — and help that plucky investor make a name for themselves.

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Angel Capital Association Announces Partnership with Startup Steroid

Angel Capital Association

For Immediate Release. 1/17/2023) The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional association for angel investors and startup entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with Startup Steroid , a leading angel investing and angel group collaboration platform.

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Weekly 27: Lessons from the entrepreneurial trenches

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter! You’ll receive practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week.

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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.