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Educate, Empower, Support: EO Women Entrepreneurs Are Leading the Way

Entrepreneurs' Organization

International Women’s Day encourages us to inspire inclusion and value the contributions of women. In EO, we celebrate the remarkable women entrepreneurs who have shattered glass ceilings and are now paying it forward to pave the way for future generations of female founders to rise. “Women still only get about 2% of venture capital investment money, and we want to see that change,” said Cindy Boyd, EO Houston.

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In Their Own Words: Female Founders and CEOs Discuss the Discourse That’s Missing (and Hitting)…

Revolution

In Their Own Words: Female Founders and CEOs Discuss the Discourse That’s Missing (and Hitting) the Mark This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “ Inspire Inclusion ” — a call to recognize the unique perspectives and contributions of women from all walks of life, in all facets of life, including the innovation economy. Why does representation matter when it comes to startups?

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Successful Startup Teamwork Relies on Three Communication Strategies

Venture Well

Through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) workshop series, funded by the National Science Foundation, social scientists collaborated with entrepreneurship educators to bridge the gap. The post Successful Startup Teamwork Relies on Three Communication Strategies appeared first on VentureWell.

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NFTE Founders Forum Pitch Competition Announces Student Winners

American Entrepreneurship

Three finalists received training via workshops and coaching from business advisors, fine-tuning their business plans and pitches for the showcase and pitch competition. Having the entrepreneurial seed planted early may be a deciding factor for some students to later pursue an entrepreneurial career path. The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a global education non-profit, does just that—exposing middle school, high school, and postsecondary students to entrepreneurship via its nation

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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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Rebuilding the California Dream 

Andreessen Horowitz

California has long been ground zero for the new: new technologies, new frontiers, new arts and culture. In this session from the a16z American Dynamism Summit , moderated by a16z General Partner Katherine Boyle, California Forever CEO Jan Sramek discusses building an ambitious new city between San Francisco and Sacramento, why he firmly believes California’s best days are still ahead, and what he and his team are doing to realize that vision.

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Successful Startup Teamwork Relies on Three Communication Strategies

Venture Well

Through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) workshop series, funded by the National Science Foundation, social scientists collaborated with entrepreneurship educators to bridge the gap. The post Successful Startup Teamwork Relies on Three Communication Strategies appeared first on VentureWell.

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Unicorn Insider’s Co-Founder Recognized on International Women’s Day

American Entrepreneurship

Hande Cilingir has the unique and prestigious status as a female-founder of a tech unicorn Founded in 1909 International Women’s Day continues to be both a celebration of women and a rallying cry for women’s equality. In recognition of the day, AI-native platform Insider issued a press release honoring its co-founder Hande Cilingir. Cilingir at the helm as CEO with Chief Revenue Officer Serhat Soyuerel and others co-founded the AI-native platform in 2012 that boasts a community of 200,000+ CX, m

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Canvas Ventures Launches to Support Thai Startups onto the Global Stage

AsiaTechDaily

Canvas Ventures, a multi-family venture capital office, officially launched with a focus on early and growth-stage startups in deep tech and creative tech. Tailoring solutions for the Asian market, the firm aims to take Thai startups onto the international stage to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

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Why America Must Lead in AI Investment

Andreessen Horowitz

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) spoke with a16z General Partner Martin Casado at the American Dynamism Summit about the importance of open innovation and American leadership in AI, and why we need to support AI research at all levels — from the classroom to the war room. Here is a transcript of their conversation: Martin Casado: Great. Well, we have a lot of stuff to cover on.

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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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These 5 strategies made us $10M+ EACH

OkDork

Being an entrepreneur is a lot like being a scientist – you start with a hypothesis, run tests, and iterate as you go. At AppSumo, we’ve tested hundreds of strategies. Most failed. Some did okay. A handful propelled our business to new heights. Today, I’ll be revealing the 5 strategies that made us over $10M EACH. Let’s gooo! 1- Use Prefluencers When we started AppSumo, I paid Tim Ferriss $5,000 a month to sponsor his website.

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2024 World’s Most Ethical Companies announced by Ethisphere

American Entrepreneurship

Data shows that ethically-focused honorees outperform peers With so much social, business, and political turmoil seen in today’s culture, Ethisphere, a global leader advancing the standards of ethical business practices, offers some reassurance through its list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024. The organization recognizes 136 companies for their leadership in advancing business integrity.

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Lesson #359: How to Cut Dead Weight Out of Your Business

Red Rocket

In business, you need to be running as efficiently as possible. But, I have seen many businesses carrying a lot of “dead weight”, which is holding them back. Some of that dead weight are smaller things, like being overstaffed or spending too much for services. Or, poorly investing their sales and marketing dollars. And, some of that dead weight is pretty material, like operating too many divisions or focusing on channels that don’t have a material payback.

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Collaborative Disruption at the DoD with Kathleen Hicks and Sharon Weinberger

Andreessen Horowitz

At the second American Dynamism Summit in January, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks sat down for an interview with Wall Street Journal national security and foreign policy editor Sharon Weinberger. Here is a transcript of their conversation. Sharon Weinberger: I wanted to start off with a more somber note of what you referenced in your speech talking about the tragic loss of life of the three U.S. service members.

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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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Pivoting to a billion-dollar idea: Lessons from Clipboard Health founder Wei Deng

Y Combinator

“Pivot” isn’t the bad word some people make it out to be. Many of the greatest companies in YC’s history pivoted along the way. One example: Clipboard Health. Today Clipboard is built around the idea of connecting independent healthcare professionals — think nurses, medical assistants, or phlebotomists — with healthcare facilities to let them pick up shifts that work with their schedule.

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ACA Announces Keynote Speaker for Summit: Kwame Anku

Angel Capital Association

The ACA and angel investing community are thrilled to welcome Kwame Anku as a keynote speaker to the Summit of Angel Investing in Columbus, OH. Kwame is the Founding Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Black Star Fund , an early-stage venture capital fund. He was named the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce , and is also one of only twenty-one recipients of the prestigious Aspen Ascend Fellowship from The Aspen Institute.

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PRecious Communications Continues Long-Standing Partnership with Echelon X for 7th Consecutive Year

AsiaTechDaily

PRecious Communications, a multi-market integrated communications agency has announced its continued partnership with Echelon X, Southeast Asia’s premier tech and startup conference. This marks the seventh consecutive year of collaboration between the two entities. As the PR Partner for Echelon X, PRecious Communications will play a role in mentoring select startups participating in the prestigious […] The post PRecious Communications Continues Long-Standing Partnership with Echelon X for 7th

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The Future of AI Is Amazing

Andreessen Horowitz

In this presentation from the American Dynamism Summit , a16z General Partner Martin Casado lays out the case for AI as a driving force behind incredible advancements in technology, creativity, and the human experience — not to mention efficiency improvements on par with, if not greater than, those delivered by the internet and the microchip. Here is a transcript of his presentation: I’m going to be covering this AI stuff everybody is talking about.

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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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From Pixels to Passion: The Journey of Guy Costantini in Revolutionizing the Gaming World

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Costantini, a veteran of the video games industry. He has worked on incredible games like League of Legends, The Witcher 3, Marvel: Contest of Champions, Cyberpunk 2077, and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. He also helped put together a yet-to-be-released game, Skydance’s Behemoth. Guy Costantini is the CEO of a newly founded stealth game studio.

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NJEDA Hosts Diversity Finance Advisory Board Meeting, Convening Diverse Group of Entrepreneurs and Investors

American Entrepreneurship

Meeting highlights Governor’s commitment to equity and inclusion in New Jersey’s innovation economy TRENTON, N.J. (March 5, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) held the first in-person meeting of the Diversity Finance Advisory Board (DFAB) last week, bringing together a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors for presentations and networking sessions.

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OpenAI and Temasek: Exploring New Frontiers in AI Investment

AsiaTechDaily

OpenAI, led by Sam Altman, has been attracting attention in the global AI landscape. Temasek’s involvement is likely due to the growing importance of AI technologies and the interest of state-backed entities in investing in advancements in this field. Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, a state-owned investment firm, is currently engaged in preliminary discussions to invest in […] The post OpenAI and Temasek: Exploring New Frontiers in AI Investment first appeared on AsiaTechDaily - Asia's Leading Tec

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Consumer Featured Content: Creativity

Andreessen Horowitz

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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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International Womens Day 2024

GCUC

International Womens Day 2024 Happy International Women’s Day, Ladies! Women have been instrumental in building and shaping the coworking and flexspace industry since its inception. Between nurturing communities.

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Reflecting on Community Events

Forward Cities

The Black Wall Street Forward communities shared the details of their strategic visions and uplifted Black entrepreneurship during recent events in each city. Hear from our Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Winston-Salem EBIRs about the events and their vision for the future of BWSF in their communities.

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Indonesian Fintech Wagely Secures $23M Funding to Expand Financial Wellness Solutions

AsiaTechDaily

Indonesian fintech startup Wagely has secured $23 million in funding. The latest funding round, a combination of equity and debt financing, was led by Capria Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in applied Generative AI. Existing investors also participated, along with a contribution from a private debt fund. Wagely, known for its earned wage access […] The post Indonesian Fintech Wagely Secures $23M Funding to Expand Financial Wellness Solutions first appeared on AsiaTechDaily - Asia'

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[PRESS RELEASE] OurCrowd AI Fund to Collaborate with NVIDIA Inception

OurCrowd

March 5, 2024 – JERUSALEM – OurCrowd AI Fund announced it will offer select artificial intelligence startups, in collaboration with NVIDIA, a fast track into the NVIDIA Inception program. Read more here. The post [PRESS RELEASE] OurCrowd AI Fund to Collaborate with NVIDIA Inception appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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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.