Sat.Jan 25, 2020 - Fri.Jan 31, 2020

How Employers Can Support Workplace Mental Health

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Bethany Seton. Our mental health clearly affects all aspects of our daily life—including the way we do business and conduct ourselves in the workplace.

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Convertible Notes: Good or Evil?

The Seraf Compass

One of the most controversial topics in the startup community relates to the issue of investing through convertible notes vs. investing through preferred stock. Much has been written about this topic for the past decade, and the debate continues to rage in the blogosphere even today.

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Has VC Become So Big It Must Be Disrupted?

Tomasz Tunguz

Nathan Heller published an article called Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk? in the New Yorker. It’s a well-researched critique of the venture industry. The key question he poses is: has the industry become so large that it needs to be disrupted? It’s a thought provoking question and a good opportunity to ask for feedback on how we can imrove. If you have ideas for how to improve venture capital for founders, please tweet me or send me an email with the link above.

Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. The experience changed my life. We were guided by incredible mentors, worked in an amazing space, and ultimately raised money for the first time in our entrepreneurial careers.

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!

Five Reasons Why We Need a More Progressive Economy for Growth

This is going to be BIG.

Every election cycle, you hear the same thing—Republicans are good for the economy and electing a liberal will tank it. This is especially the case this time around as we’re in the middle of the longest running expansion this country has ever seen—and no one wants the other shoe to drop. There’s a lot of fear that making the wrong choice will mess things up.

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GAN Leaders Share Their 2020 Productivity Hacks

GAN

Every year, I like to ask the leaders of our GAN Accelerators to share their favorite productivity hacks–the tools and practices they use to increase their efficiency, be productive, and keep going–with one another. This year, I also extended the question to our GAN Team. And the answers are far too good to keep to myself. I loved what came my way, and want to share them with all of you. Some of them are tools we use on the GAN Team; others are new to me, but ones I look forward to trying out.

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Justworks

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I just posted about USV’s investment in Justworks on the USV blog. I have known Isaac Oates for over a decade and he’s a terrific entrepreneur and has built a great company which offers a fantastic HR solution to small and mid sized companies. If you don’t love the payroll and benefits solution your company uses, go here and find out how Justworks can change that for you and your employees.

Delivering healthy and beautiful smiles throughout Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Ana Gonzalez. Through the Saint Apollonia Mobile Dental Clinic , 2018 YLAI Fellow Valesca Saint Cyr is able to deliver quality and affordable dental care to underserved communities in Haiti. The clinic travels to different areas for two or three days at a time and treats over 100 people each day.

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.

how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap

Venture Well

As more technology transfer offices work to close the gender engagement gap, we outline some best practices to help administrators enhance their efforts. The post how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap appeared first on VentureWell.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Chef Esra England

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Q: What is something that’s happening in Kansas City right now that you are excited about? .

How to Avoid Losing When Your Enterprise Grows

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. One of the biggest dangers for entrepreneurs comes when their enterprise grows from being a small shop of 10 people to a midsized company of 100 or more.

You Can’t Fire Your Investor

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this tweet coming out of the Upfront Summit yesterday (where I will be today): Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital: we can look at every company we’ve ever funded, and learned that the time from first email/contact to term sheet has shrunk from 90 days in 2004 to just 9 today.

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.

reducing grid reliance: q&a with Doris Marie Candelaria from e-team, INSU Health Design

Venture Well

Doris Marie Candelaria of E-Team, INSU Health Design, has learned to be open to feedback and understand different perspectives on the team's innovation. The post reducing grid reliance: q&a with Doris Marie Candelaria from e-team, INSU Health Design appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology

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Cloud Prem Architecture - The New Way of Serving the Enterprise with a Hub and Spoke Data Model

Tomasz Tunguz

When we announced our investment in and partnership with Mattermost about a year ago , I wrote about a new architecture for SaaS. I’m starting to see that archiecture more and more, but with a twist. The idea behind the new architecture is split a SaaS app into code and the data. The SaaS company writes, updates, and maintains the code. And the customer manages the data. Typically, the data resides in the customer’s cloud account.

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Nick Dancer’s Advice to Biz Owners: “Just Show Up”

Smart Hustle Magazine

Nicholas Dancer is the owner and operator of Dancer Concrete Design and he chats with Ramon Ray about concrete, entrepreneurship, leadership, and his new book, Day In, Day Out: The Secret Power in Showing Up and Doing the Work. The Beginning of a Business.

Market Research for Startups: 3 Steps to Success

500

Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by SEMrush. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of SEMrush and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates.

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.

Translation or Localization: Best Practices for Growing Globally

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Ofer Tirosh, founder and CEO of Tomedes , As entrepreneurs, we tend to be focused on our products, services and regional growth. We don’t often pay enough attention to the business potential of secondary, foreign markets.

InBIA Partners with Fluent and SourceLink® to Pilot The Fluency Score

INBIA

The post InBIA Partners with Fluent and SourceLink® to Pilot The Fluency Score appeared first on InBIA

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2020 Top Coworking Industry Events

Deskmag

São Paulo, Bali, Seattle, Erfurt or Vienna. those are the locations of the next large coworking gatherings. Mark the dates in your calendar

In the News: What’s next after Israel’s biggest diplomatic event in its history?

OurCrowd

Israel hosted its biggest diplomatic event in its history last week: delegations from 49 countries, including 41 heads of state, gathered in Jerusalem for The Fifth World Holocaust Forum.

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.”

Investments of time and money are critical for startups’ success

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Mentoring is one of the most valuable venture services i2E provides to Oklahoma’s innovators and entrepreneurs. Our mentoring covers a wide range of topics and situations based on the leadership team’s experience, the stage of the startup, and the market the company is working to serve. We are focused when we mentor. We talk about the what, why, and how of execution—especially the why.

Enterprise customers want to work with startups. Here’s how to get in the door.

500

Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Perry Light, the Market Connect Lead, North America of Oracle for Startups. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Oracle for Startups and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates. If you would like to join Oracle for Startups, apply and use the code “500 Startups”. As a startup founder, you are an evangelist.

Site Reliability Issues

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Since launching AVC 3.0 on January 9th, we have had some site reliability issues. The most common issue is a “too many redirects” error that has been reported by many people and is intermittent and not easily reproducible. That said, a number of you have been able to create.HAR files and send them to me. Thank you for doing that. Siteground and Cloudflare are now debugging this issue and we hope to have it resolved soon.

[BOL Pharma in Israel21c] Israel opens one-of-a-kind medical cannabis tech incubator

OurCrowd

CanNegev will be operated for the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), an agency of the Economy and Industry Ministry, by a consortium made up of global investment platform OurCrowd; Perrigo, the world’s largest non-prescription drug company; and Israeli medical cannabis company BOL Pharma, an OurCrowd portfolio company. Read more here.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.