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Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. By Enoch Elwell. Entrepreneurial culture is changing. There’s something exciting afoot if you look through the negative national narrative on the decline of small cities and towns across the United States.

If Your Customers Can Be Everywhere, Why Can’t Your Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Vikram Ahuja. Ahuja is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder at X10 and founder of Byond Travel. He is also a member of EO Bangalore. At the 2019 Web Summit , Ahuja joined a delegation of 16 EO members from 11 countries to lead workshops and speed mentoring sessions.

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4 Steps to Hire Candidates that Fit Your Core Values: An Interview With Alison Kopf & Brett Brohl

TechStars

January through March is the busiest time of year for hiring so we want to help ensure that you have access to as many high-quality candidates as possible.

innovating for low-resource settings: learnings from the d-tree international experience

Venture Well

Creating a business model that allows you to transition to scale is particularly difficult in a low-resource environment. Here's how D-Tree succeeded. The post innovating for low-resource settings: learnings from the d-tree international experience appeared first on VentureWell.

Counteracting corruption: 3 questions of self-reflection for leaders

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Elise Kemp. Corruption is a concept that may be familiar to many, especially in Latin America. There are often campaigns for anti-corruption reforms in government, businesses publicly fighting against corrupt competitors, and protests blocking roads to advocate for anti-corruption.

Inside Batch 25 at 500 Startups

500

Guest Post: Rishika Jhamb is the Marketing Lead at Alluva. Under no circumstances should any of the below content be construed as legal, tax or investment advice from 500 Startups or any of its affiliates.

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Video Of The Week: Duolingo On SNL

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Duolingo was the subject of a funny skit on SNL a few weeks ago. hacking education

5 Questions with Todd Deacon

TechStars

Meet Todd : Todd Deacon is the Managing Director of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator. Todd has a passion for the business of sport and in particular SportsTech, startups and venture capital.

World Incubation Summit 2019: Top Tweets, Inside Stories, and Superstar Speakers

UBI Global

Welcome back after an amazing, action-packed World Incubation Summit 2019! This article is a recap of the WIS19 events that includes the top Tweets, inside stories, and descriptions of the superstar speakers that joined us during the summit.

Hiring Pain Points Small Businesses Encounter and How to Resolve Them

Smart Hustle Magazine

Picture this: your business is expanding and it’s time to hire your first round of employees. Congrats, that’s quite a milestone! All you need to do now is . fill out the right business forms, . draft role descriptions, . create a job application, . find great candidates, .

The Education Transformation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in March 2009, USV hosted an event called Hacking Education. It was the beginning of our effort to invest in the transformation of the education sector. A few weeks ago, USV held its annual meeting, roughly 15 years after we closed our first fund. And our partner Rebecca gave a presentation on our eduction portfolio, which is now one of the strongest parts of our entire portfolio. As Rebecca was developing her presentation, I wrote an email to her that said: when did we do Hacking Education?

reducing the spread of tuberculosis: q&a with bonolo mathekga of e-team, drizzle

Venture Well

Bonolo Mathekga of drizzle developed a device that can be used in low-resourced regions to diagnose tuberculosis in individuals. The post reducing the spread of tuberculosis: q&a with bonolo mathekga of e-team, drizzle appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Global Health healthcare technology

Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech Business Idea!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

DUBOIS, PA – In the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s Tech Celerato r Startup Boot Camps. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into successful tech startups.

Excellent Customer Service With A Small Team (Or No Team At All!) Is Within Reach

Smart Hustle Magazine

There’s no denying that excellent customer service can be the key to customer retention. Across the globe, 96% of consumers say customer service is an important factor in their choice of brand loyalty. However, so many companies are doing it wrong.

Preventative Medicine

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When I was a young associate in a VC firm in my mid 20s, one of the partners told me I should get an annual physical every year and if I did it in the fall, I should get a flu shot while I was having my physical. I have done that every year since and this afternoon I will spend an hour with my doctor getting poked and prodded and a needle in my upper arm with whatever mixture of flu vaccine they are giving out this year.

What is the real goal for our management and company?

Berkonomics

Often, we joke together as managers of companies or of people that our goal is “world domination” or “to crush the competition.” But no matter how stated, the primary goal of an enterprise is to make money. The three measures of progress. How do you measure progress toward such an undefined goal?

Falling in love with eye research

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. When Younghwa “Henry” Shin, Ph.D., a co-founder and CEO of Excitant Therapeutics entered graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), his interest was neuroscience. Then, during a year of rotation structured to give students a taste of different projects and specialties, he was assigned to Dr. Jian-Xing (Jay) Ma’s lab in physiology that was doing eye research. Life takes you to interesting places,” Dr. Shin told me. “I

More Than Words: The Art of Balancing Mission and Margin in Social Enterprise

Smart Hustle Magazine

“Why books, Jodi?” . Why not books, Ramon?”. There is money to be made in books! Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder and Executive Director of More Than Words , says they are selling them to the tune of $3.7 million a year.

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The NYC Helium Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Tuesday night, our portfolio company Helium launched the Helium Network in NYC. As many of you know, Helium is a peer to peer low bandwidth wireless network that anyone can run a hotspot for. I wrote about our hotspot in our apartment in NYC a few months ago.

Protected: Solution Stories: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Forward Cities

Password Protected. To view this protected post, enter the password below: Password: Submit. The post Protected: Solution Stories: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator appeared first on Forward Cities. Uncategorized Cities Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Forward Cities Inclusive

What Live Streaming Means for Small Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by content marketing strategist Berta Melder. Video marketing has become one of the most popular tools that help businesses raise brand awareness and engage with their target audience.

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Taylor Harrington Takes Us on Seth Godin’s Social Media Journey

Smart Hustle Magazine

Seth Godin has one of the biggest email newsletters in the world. However, Seth Godin doesn’t have much of a social media presence.

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How to choose an investment banker…or replicate one

David Teten - VC

Should you hire an investment banker? And if so, who? The good news: even if you are a small company and can’t afford a banker, you can synthetically and cheaply replicate a banker. That’s part of the value proposition of an institutional VC; I have been the (unpaid) investment banker for many of my portfolio companies. .

Protected: Building Change: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Forward Cities

Password Protected. To view this protected post, enter the password below: Password: Submit. The post Protected: Building Change: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator appeared first on Forward Cities. Uncategorized Cities Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Forward Cities Inclusive

An update on YC China

Y Combinator

In the summer of 2018, Qi Lu joined Y Combinator to help create YC China, a localized version of our U.S. program. As we worked to establish YC China, we had a change in leadership. With this, our strategy changed back to our tried and true approach of supporting local and international startups from our headquarters in Silicon Valley. As a result, we decided that now is not the right time to run a new, country-specific version of Y Combinator.

Eliminating gender-based violence in Peru one ‘sonrisa’ at a time

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Elise Kemp. This November, the United Nations honors the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day recognizes and celebrates the declaration passed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1993.

In the News: What is Startup Nation’s next act?

OurCrowd

As I like to say, Israel has a knack for turning “curses” into blessings, as Forbes mentions: “From challenging initial conditions–wilderness and desert, surrounded by hostile neighbors–Israelis have succeeded in developing a diversified and flourishing tech sector that is hardwired for entrepreneurial innovation.”

Size Matters…How Big is Your Market?

The Seraf Compass

So if we can all agree that the team is the critical factor in company success, what else do we need to look at? We believe that market opportunity and product have a similar weighting in our company evaluation scale.

Airpods vs Airpods Pro

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Although I am an avid Android fan/user, I am equally fond of Apple’s Airpods. I have used the original and V2 Airpods with great success over the last few years and can’t imagine using anything else to pair with my phone for audio. I purchased the AirPod Pro a few weeks ago and have been using them exclusively and I am not quite sure if I want to stay with them or go back to the V2 Airpods. I have never liked headphones with silicone tips.

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Contrarrestar la corrupción: Tres preguntas sobre la autorreflexión para líderes

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Elise Kemp. La corrupción es un concepto que puede ser familiar para muchos, en particular en América Latina.

Talent Attraction Incentives: The Debate Heats Up

EntreWorks Consulting

In today’s tight labor markets, communities around the US are starved for talent. Some places are so starved that they’ve created incentive programs to attract talented workers. Some years ago, several places in Kansas opted for free land as a potential talent magnet. Today’s incentives tend to be cash-based, either as direct payments or some form of alternative support such as student loan forgiveness in certain high-demand fields.