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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.

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities


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.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Do people follow when you (think you) lead?


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.

7 Things You Need for a Successful E-Commerce Business (And How Fiverr Can Deliver)

Smart Hustle Magazine

E-commerce is booming. You can even do your grocery shopping online. If there was ever a time to jump on the e-commerce bandwagon , it’s now and doing so just got even easier. A successful e-commerce business can take many forms. Businesses are selling their products on platforms like Amazon, Etsy, Shopify , and more with resounding success. The benefits of selling products online speaks for itself and include: . reducing costs. overcoming geographic limitations. streamlining operations.

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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.


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.

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.


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


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.

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

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.

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.

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


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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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.



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.

[Engie in Financial Review] Interventions push up power bills: Engie


The chief executive of French-owned energy group Engie has warned that an increasing amount of ”ad-hoc” intervention by the federal government is a bad sign for investors sizing up energy investments in Australia and will also lead to higher power bills. Read more here. The post [Engie in Financial Review] Interventions push up power bills: Engie appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Engie mobility portfolio news

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Heading East

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I are heading to Europe for a couple of weeks of vacation. I will not be working the next two weeks but do plan to blog about whatever is on my mind. The Gotham Gal , as is her custom, will blog about the various fun things we are going to do on this trip. I am looking forward to some down time, some good books, and seeing the sights and sounds of different places. I am a big believer in vacations.


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.

Can You Hear Me Now? Building Great Director-CEO Communication

The Seraf Compass

In our previous article Spade Work: How Early Stage Board Directors Add Value, we discussed some best practices which we gathered from both our personal experience of sitting on company boards, and from some very successful VCs, angel investors, and advisors.

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Principles Over Profit

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was pleased to see NBA Commissioner Adam Silver say this with respect to the controversy over Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of the protest movement in Hong Kong: The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say. We simply could not operate that way. The NBA faces the potential of a backlash in China that could impact the league’s business interests there.

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Desarrollar una cultura ética

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 que cualquier empresa alcance su pleno potencial, es necesario un cambio dirigido hacia una cultura de cumplimiento y ética.

Startup School Week 6 Recap – Tim Brady on Culture and Dalton Caldwell on Pivoting

Y Combinator

We’ve cut down the sixth week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First a lecture from Tim Brady. Tim’s a partner at YC. His lecture covers the importance of building a good culture early and shares six things that you can do now to help create a solid foundation for your startup. Then a lecture from Dalton Caldwell. Dalton is a partner at YC and he’s also the head of admissions. His lecture covers pivoting and his advice on how founders should think about it.


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Audio Of The Week: Crypto In China

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A bunch of friends and colleagues were in China a few weeks ago for a big crypto conference and since then, I’ve had a number of fascinating conversations about the crypto sector in China. Over the last few years, it has become apparent to me and others that China is innovating in the crypto sector in ways that the US and other western countries are not.

Building an ethical culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

This blog post originally appeared in the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) Business of Integrity blog. . For any company to reach its full potential, a change toward a culture of compliance and ethics is needed.

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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Funding Friday: Of Sight And Sound

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I backed this project this morning. I am a big fan of artistic collaboration and the amazing things that come from it

Jason Mendelson on demystifying venture deals


Jason Mendelson, Co-founder of Foundry Group, has spent over 15 years explaining how venture deals really work. From blog posts to a book—Venture Deals is now in its 4th edition!—to to a free online course, Jason and co-author Brad Feld are determined to Give First by demystifying VC. .