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7 Surprising Things I Learned from EO GSEA Studentrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

“I have discovered the Fountain of Energy for entrepreneurs: It is GSEA!” – Roxana Shershin, US East Regional GSEA Expert Need to reignite your entrepreneurial spark? Dive into the vibrant world of EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) and reconnect with the magic of being an entrepreneur. GSEA is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business.

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The Misleading Attractiveness of S Corp Elections

Gust

Investors prefer investing in Delaware C Corps which don’t allow founders to take personal tax losses for early expenses. Many founders are tempted to make an S-Corp election which allows a pass-through tax treatment similar to an LLC. While that could be a small short term gain in the early days, it can jeopardize a much larger tax free gain in the future ($10M+).

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Celebrating ReJoule, VentureWell’s 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee

Venture Well

ReJoule won our 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Award for its circular economy for lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The post Celebrating ReJoule, VentureWell’s 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee appeared first on VentureWell.

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Fuel Me Raises $18 Million Series A Round

HPA

HPA is excited to announce our investment in Fuel Me ’s $18M Series A Round , which was co-led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Tribeca Venture Partners and includes co-investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Interplay Venture Capital, and FJ Labs. Fuel Me is a first-of-its-kind platform that revolutionizes fuel procurement and management. Focusing on mission-critical energy needs across industries like data centers, construction, and transportation.

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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 The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Why You Should Give Your Best Stuff Away (Plus 3 Other Startup Tips)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contrary to the glamorous façade often portrayed on social media, entrepreneurship is far from a leisurely stroll through the park. It’s not all champagne toasts and photo shoots. Guiding your startup to success demands much more than dreaming up a brilliant concept, launching a captivating social media campaign, and crossing your fingers that magic will happen.

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Celebrating ReJoule, VentureWell’s 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee

Venture Well

ReJoule won our 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Award for its circular economy for lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The post Celebrating ReJoule, VentureWell’s 2024 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee appeared first on VentureWell.

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Packback Announces Strategic Investment from PSG Equity

HPA

We are thrilled to share that Packback , an AI-driven writing and discussion platform within the HPA Portfolio, has received a strategic majority investment by PSG Equity , a prominent growth equity firm. Packback’s proprietary AI technology provides inquiry-based online discussion and long-form writing support. The company’s mission is to harness the power of AI to help educators implement high quality pedagogy at scale.

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Two Local Erie Startups win Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Business Bootcamp

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

On March 20, 2024, the Samuel P. Black III Knowledge Center in Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park buzzed with excitement as the Ben Franklin TechCelerator in Erie Finale unfolded, marking the culmination of a transformative 10-week program aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial talent in the Erie region. Eventive AI (Erin Kerner & Barry Snyder), an AI-powered platform for personalized event management solutions, emerged as the first-place winner, securing $10,000 in funding.

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2024 Thiel Foundation Fellows Announced

American Entrepreneurship

20 young bright minds forego academic study to participate in a two-year program. The Thiel Foundation continues its commitment to innovation and disruption achieved by bright young minds, outside of academic studies, by announcing its 2024 class of Thiel Fellows. The latest cohort joins 270 alumni of the program that began in 2011. The Fellowship gives each participant $100,000 and access to a valuable support network of tech founders, investors, scientists, and former fellows.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Japan Unveils Residency Program for Angel Investors to Stimulate Startup Investment”

AsiaTechDaily

Japan will introduce a residency program for angel investors to encourage investment in the country’s startups. The program aims to attract much-needed investment capital and will offer residency lasting up to five years. This initiative comes as Japan seeks to boost its startup ecosystem in key sectors.

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How Influencers Can Legally Raise Capital for Funds and Companies

David Teten VC

How can influencers raise capital for companies or funds, without running afoul of restrictions on “general solicitation”? The 2012 bipartisan JOBS Act was supposed to empower funds and individuals to raise capital more openly: to publicly advertise their track record and what they’re selling, just like almost every other industry. However, as far as I know, the great majority of private capital raises for funds and companies are still not using general solicitation.

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Analyze All the Things : Data Omniscience with Omni

Tomasz Tunguz

Within data teams, a tension exists. Centralize the data analysis to ensure accuracy or enable end-users to analyze their own data directly which is faster & more direct. The pendulum between these two states started with centralization during the 2000s with BI products from Microstrategy, Cognos, BusinessObjects, & Hyperion. In 2004, Tableau emerged from the Stanford campus to deliver their application to the users.

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Kirchner Group Advises Investor in $82M Series A Financing in the BioTech Sector

American Entrepreneurship

20 March 2024 – Kirchner Group is pleased to announce that it acted as a scientific advisor to the Alaska Permanent Fund during their due diligence process related to the recently announced Kenai Therapeutics, Inc. $82M Series A financing. Kenai Therapeutics, is a biotechnology company leveraging induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to discover and develop a platform of allogeneic neuron replacement cell therapies for neurological disorders.

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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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Kaya Founders Elevates Tech Startup Support with $18 Million Funding Boost

AsiaTechDaily

Philippines-based venture capital firm Kaya Founders recently concluded the second close of its two latest funds to support tech startups in Southeast Asia. This latest development brings the total capital of the new funds to 1 billion pesos (approximately $18 million), elevating the firm’s total assets under management to 1.25 billion pesos (about $22.5 million).

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8 Types of Email Content to Send Your Audience

Campaign Monitor

Engaging your audience with new email marketing strategies can be exciting, but knowing where to start can be daunting. While there are dozens of routes you can take when creating email marketing content that aligns with your audience’s preferences, we’re sharing some content inspiration that will ensure you’re sending compelling emails that your subscribers will look forward to seeing in their inboxes.

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The Power of Networking: A Guide to Elevate Your Conference Experience

INBIA

In the area of professional growth and career development, few tools wield as much power as networking. Despite its undeniable importance, many people are daunted by the prospect of this activity, turned off by past experiences that were transactional and uncomfortable.

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CyberSaint Announces $21M in Series A Funding to Accelerate Global Expansion

American Entrepreneurship

Funding led by Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC) supports the company’s mission to lead the cyber risk management market with patented AI automation and financialized cyber risk Boston, MA – March 6, 2024 – CyberSaint, the leader in cyber risk management, today announced the company has raised $21M in Series A funding led by Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC).

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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

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Biotech Revolution with Software Engineering Daily

Andreessen Horowitz

“There is a revolution unfolding in biotech. The confluence of new biological methods like CRISPR, virtually unlimited computational capacity, and machine learning has fundamentally transformed our ability to engineer biology for wide-ranging applications.” Vijay Pande, founding general partner at a16z Bio + Health, joins the Software Engineering Daily podcast to talk about innovation in biotech and healthcare, the biotech startup landscape, the impact of AI, and much more.

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Hong Kong’s Innovation Hub HKSTP Selects 74 Startups for EPiC 2024

AsiaTechDaily

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has announced the selection of the top 74 startups from a pool of over 600 contenders for its eighth annual Elevator Pitch Competition 2024 (EPiC 2024) Grand Finale, which will take place in Hong Kong on April 26, 2024.

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Pulling back the curtain: Flexspace Funding and Finance

GCUC

Pulling back the curtain: Flexspace Funding and Finance Are you ready to dive deep into the world of funding and finance in the coworking industry? Look no further than the upcoming session.

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"Six things they all got wrong about Flex Space & Coworking"

Deskmag

In the last week, I spoke to ten asset managers about improving occupancy in badly performing office buildings with flex space. Here are six things they all got wrong about Flex Space & Coworking.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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Investing in Espresso

Andreessen Horowitz

a16z crypto is a venture capital fund that has been investing in crypto and web3 startups — across all stages — since 2013.

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Dataloop to supercharge adoption timeline for generative AI applications in collaboration with NVIDIA

OurCrowd

Dataloop to embed NVIDIA AI in its transformative AI development platform to accelerate time to market, enable sophisticated, highly trained AI applications Read more here.

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GCUC Salt Lake City Keynote Announced

GCUC

GCUC Salt Lake City Keynote Announced GCUC is proud to announce Oded Gal as our keynote speaker. Oded Gal, an investor, advisor, and board member of startups building the future.

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The Reddits

Y Combinator

I met the Reddits before we even started Y Combinator. In fact they were one of the reasons we started it. YC grew out of a talk I gave to the Harvard Computer Society (the undergrad computer club) about how to start a startup. Everyone else in the audience was probably local, but Steve and Alexis came up on the train from the University of Virginia, where they were seniors.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.