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What science can teach innovators

Paul G. Silva

When data is scant, scientists can greatly disagree. This video does a wonderful job of explaining why, and how the situation changes as data comes in. For those of us in innovation & entrepreneurship – this is our life!

15 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read During the Pandemic

StartupNation

The dog days of summer are here, which means prime reading time. While the warmer weather continues to… The post 15 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read During the Pandemic appeared first on StartupNation.

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Why Startups Need a Lead Investor

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The lead investor does the hard work to make it easy for others to invest Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship fundraising startup venture-capital investing

Defining Priorities: When Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship Collide

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dhiren Harchandani , an EO UAE member who is a transformation architect, speaker, author, and endurance athlete with over 2,500 hours of coaching experience.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

The Lean Validation Board

Paul G. Silva

The great folks at Slidebean took the Lean Validation Board and gave it an update. Whereas the Business Model Canvas or the Lean Canvas map out your entire business model, this tool focuses only on the most critical things right now.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As we all prepare for the fall back to school/back to work season, I thought I’d touch on a topic that has been top of mind for me for the last six months. The covid pandemic taught many of us that we can be productive and our companies can succeed in a fully remote work environment. But just because you can does not mean you should. In the venture capital business, this has meant making investments in teams we don’t meet face to face.

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How to reconfigure your office into an efficient co-working space

Entrepreneurs' Organization

For decades, businesses faced a genuine challenge with office space. Growing companies needed enough office space to expand into as they added headcount to support growth. Office prices were constantly rising, and companies faced challenges in finding the kind of space that was suitable for them.

500 Founders: Luke Campbell, Marta Meszaros, Andy Bowie & Abbe Hyde

NZ Entrepreneur

Want to tap in to the best startup advice from entrepreneurs who are out there doing it? Welcome to ‘500 Founders’ where we ask innovators from around New Zealand for their top insights for first time startup founders. Luke Campbell – Cofounder.

Systematizing Go-To-Market Hiring

Tomasz Tunguz

This chart holds the secret to successful hiring of go-to-market teams. What is it? A stack rank of attributes within HubSpot account executive candidates that correlate to quota attainment. Preparation, adaptability, domain experience, & intelligence topped the list.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

Muck Rack, the journalist database, raises $180M in its first outside funding

TechCrunch

6 Crucial Key Competencies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Master Now

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you haven’t mastered every single one of these 6 crucial skills, you may be compromising your startup’s future and success. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup marketing sales entrepreneurship

Finding a strategic partner, investor or buyer

Berkonomics

Get organized. Finding your strategic partner, investor or business buyer is not something you do haphazardly. There are many steps to take, each closer to assuring a success. Research is paramount, and sources are everywhere, especially for public companies and large investment firms.

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WJR Business Beat: Innovation Requires Staff to Be in Office (Episode 472)

StartupNation

Employees working from home results in a breakdown in the ability to innovate effectively and stay ahead of… The post WJR Business Beat: Innovation Requires Staff to Be in Office (Episode 472) appeared first on StartupNation.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

Tracking cybersecurity investment during the venture downturn

TechCrunch

Yesterday’s tech stock rout was not evenly distributed ; some companies and technology sectors fared better than others. The same can be said about tech sectors in 2022 more generally.

Weekly #14: Bad advice will kill your startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter. You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week. In this week’s edition, we discuss: Why you shouldn’t always trust billionaire’s advice. The founder lessons found in Uno (yes, the game). Let’s get to it.

Finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food/beverage entrepreneurs, innovators, and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding.

Is It Time for You to Invest in Workplace Personas?

StartupNation

Improve worker experiences and balance costs by moving to a workplace persona-based operating model to provide the right… The post Is It Time for You to Invest in Workplace Personas? appeared first on StartupNation. Dell Management Operations Technology for Operations workforce persona

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

7 conversations with YC founders about their entrepreneurial journeys

TechCrunch

It’s YC Demo Day week, which has us nostalgic for the conversations Found hosts have had with founders who have been through the famed accelerator program.

Crypto Regulation is Coming… and it’s Bullish.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

In the last few months, we’ve seen an established stablecoin with an $18B market cap de-peg to 0. We’ve seen centralized crypto lending apps like Celsius, BlockFi, and Voyager become insolvent and lose users’ funds due to poor risk management.

Gig and Take Raises $1.5 Million Pre-Seed Round!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Gig and Take has closed a pre-seed round totaling $1.5 million led by Schematic Ventures with participation by Motivate Ventures and SHRM Labs (the venture capital arm of the Society of Human Resource Management).

Meet the YC Summer 2022 Batch

Y Combinator

For the first time since the Winter 2020 batch, the Summer 2022 batch was in person. The batch kicked off with an in-person retreat followed by weekly meetups in San Francisco and around the world. And soon after Demo Day, we’re hosting an end-of-batch celebration with the entire YC community.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

This Gen Z founder is pitching hundreds of investors… via Venmo

TechCrunch

My phone buzzes as I get a text from a friend who’s a partner at a VC firm. It’s a screenshot of a Venmo notification that just came in. “My 2 cents on why you should invest in my company,” reads the message she received, along with a $0.02 transfer.

My Failed Business Is One of the Best Learning Experiences of My Life

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I closed the doors on my 9-month drop shipping odyssey Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship dropshipping startup life-lessons business

Circularity Tales: environmental entrepreneurship in Dakar

Impact Hub

Environmental entrepreneurship is an appealing concept to the Senegalese youths. For a few years now, there has been an increase in projects run by young people that aim to improve sanitation, fight pollution and reduce plastic waste.

When Should a Tech Startup Form a Company

Gust

Before a technology startup becomes a company, it spends a period of time as simply a project. The founding team is usually one or two individuals building and testing products as they try to validate a demand for them in the market.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.