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how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education

Venture Well

Tom Katona had been thinking quite a bit about a simple question. An assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, The post how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty I&E Ecosystems entrepreneurial mindse

Can a Week in the Desert Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Every year, a group of EO members convenes in northwest Nevada, USA, at dEOxidized, one of the hundreds of theme camps at Burning Man.

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Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities

GAN

No matter where you run a company, you’re probably making trade-offs. There are pros and cons to operating anywhere, for sure. But, I know that operating your company in a smaller city can feel really, really hard. You face a lot of challenges—anything from your commute time, to finding great talent, to landing big investments, to connecting with your target customers (fashion and beauty companies come to mind, for instance).

4 Reminders for Writing a Better Email

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Bailey Belmont. To write is human, to receive a letter: Divine? That may just depend on who is writing the message. In our world of texts, emojis, and abbreviations, proper writing technique in emails still matters. After all, so much of our business communication relies on emails.

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!

Do people follow when you (think you) lead?

Berkonomics

Let’s get personal. Do you think you’re much better than a marginal leader? Well, here are a few tests for you to help come to an answer. And a few tips for you if you fall a bit short. Why do people follow their leader? Dictators are not great leaders in the long run.

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Maximizing your code of conduct

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

This blog post originally appeared in the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) Business of Integrity blog. .

Assess Your Team to Effectively Implement Change

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Kevin Bonfield, founder and managing partner at Concentre and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Dallas, Texas. Your leadership team is truly the driving force of any change you want to bring to your organization.

5 Disruptive Cybersecurity Startups That Are Changing the Industry

Dream It

Accelerated digital innovation has catapulted the world into unprecedented growth. But this age of disruption has also created numerous opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals.

Julian Love on Reports and Making an Impact in Your Business and Your Community

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray caught up with Julian Love, the Chief Business Officer for St. HOPE at NetSuite’s SuiteConnect. HOPE is an organization, a family of nonprofits that focus on revitalizing Oak Park, Sacramento through public education and economic development.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANIES PITCH AT INVENT PENN STATE VENTURE AND IP CONFERENCE!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – At last week’s Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference , more than a dozen clients in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ portfolio had the opportunity to showcase their company’s growth and market potential to a distinguished list of potential investors.

Capturing Luck with “or” instead of “and”

A Smart Bear

I won a fake stock market competition in elementary school. I put all my money in a few penny stocks — where prices are less than a dollar, and because of their small denomination, their value (as a percentage) fluctuates wildly. Some days I had the worst portfolio, other days I had the best.

The Path to Commercialization for a Healthtech Startup

Dream It

In this #DreamitLive, Healthtech Managing Director Adam Dakin speaks with Graftworx founder and CEO David Kuraguntla about his startup’s path to commercialization. Graftworx is a healthtech startup innovating the way remote patient monitoring is done, particularly for those with chronic conditions.

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TECHSTARS OPENS TECHSTARS TEL AVIV FOR 2020

TechStars

BOULDER, Colo. October 7, 2020 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of Techstars Tel Aviv, an Israel-based accelerator program.

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.

Consume Information That Encourages You To Do More

Y Combinator

YC Partner and Head of Admissions Dalton Caldwell on consuming tech media and being careful to choose things that encourage you to do more. Topics. 00:00 – Consume information that encourages you to do more. 1:25 – You don’t need permission from investors to start a company. 2:30 – Is thought leadership important? 4:05 – Your thought process is influenced by the information you consume. Advice Video Feature

Unclogging Manhattan

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A big thing happened this past week in my part of lower Manhattan where I live and work. Fourteenth Street was closed to cars between 6am and 10pm except for “local traffic.” ” Basically if you are in a car during those hours, you can go for up to a block, but no more than that.

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The essence of a strong ethical leader

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

This article is adapted from a 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel article by Jim Nortz.

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Smart Hustle Magazine

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Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

BrainCheck Raised $8M in Series A Funding to Help Doctors Assess the Cognitive Health of Patients

Dream It

BrainCheck (Dreamit Healthtech Fall 2016) raised $8M in funding. The startup helps physicians assess and track the mental health of their patients.

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Cross Laminated Timber

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Cross Laminated Timber (or CLT for short) is a structural building material that can replace concrete and steel in new building construction. I wrote about CLT back in April and mentioned that the Gotham Gal and I are in the process of making two CLT buildings right now. The paper version of the New York Times has an excellent op-ed today that explains why making buildings out of wood is much better for our climate than making them out of concrete and steel.

In the News: The sector that nearly tripled investments over 5 years ??

OurCrowd

Parabéns! We reached a new milestone in São Paulo, Brazil, this month at our first ever OurCrowd Sync Conference, our biggest event outside of the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit.

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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.

Cómo maximizar tu código de conducta

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Esta publicación de blog apareció originalmente en el blog Negocios con Integridad del Centro para la Empresa Privada International (CIPE). Para muchos empleados, el código de conducta de su organización es simplemente una política, cuando en realidad este debería ser la base de la organización y recoger sus valores, su ética y su cultura propios.

Cards

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I played cards all through college and on and off since then. I don’t have a regular card game right now and I miss playing cards. I was talking to a friend of mine recently and she complained that her son was more interested in playing poker than going to college. I told her that I thought he could learn more from poker than some schools and many majors.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in From The Grapevine] Startup makes lab-grown steaks aboard the International Space Station

OurCrowd

High-tech entrepreneur Jon Medved is one of Israel’s leading high-tech venture capitalists, and has invested in several of the country’s food tech startups. “We are risk takers here,” he told From The Grapevine. Read more here.

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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.