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What the Data Says about Getting into An Accelerator


Last week, GAN released its annual data report and, while the full report is only available to accelerators in the GAN Community that provided us with their program data, you can see the year’s top highlights in an infographic here.

When Money is Not Enough: Angel Roles & Human Capital

The Seraf Compass

? When entrepreneurs seek out angel investors, the majority are looking for financial capital. Very few entrepreneurs understand the importance of finding smart investors who will invest both Financial and Human Capital. Read on for a look at what roles angel investors can perform for a startup company

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What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

Forward Cities

Reflections on measurement and definitions for evaluation – Part 1. By Stacey Williams, PhD, MPH. Director of Evaluation, Forward Cities. Inclusive Innovation. Innovation is a hallmark of a vibrant society and is often most visible in the form of entrepreneurship.

David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast


How has the Give First podcast been going? David and Brad reflect on their initial forays into podcast hosting, and come to the conclusion that, while they’re still learning, their guests are amazing. .

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Best Countries in Asia-Pacific for Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Have you ever wondered where you’d have the best chance at start-up success in the APAC region?

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How to Answer Customer & Investor Questions Like A Pro

Dream It

After you pitch your startup to venture investors or to potential customers, if they have any interest in what you’re doing, they’ll almost always ask you questions. And, if you’re like most founders, you’ll immediately start to answer their questions with enthusiasm and zeal.

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Leading Student Entrepreneurial Teams Begin LaunchPad Lift Program


Recent research confirms that successful startup founders need a combination of passion and vision (soft skills) and experience (hard skills). But how do enthusiastic and driven—but young—entrepreneurs quickly gain the critical knowledge and benefits that come with experience?

Should You Fear Outsourcing Your Software Development?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

But only if you are not clear on how to make the correct partner selection. Written by Mike Scott, co-founder and CEO of NONA , a software development studio based in South Africa.

Inclusive Capacity-Building in Action

Forward Cities

By Gabriel Muñoz , Forward Cities Local Director – Kansas City, MO. Forward Cities is a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. This is the mission of Forward Cities.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Announcing Startup School 2019

Y Combinator

Today, we’re opening up registration for Startup School 2019, our free online course for founders looking to get help turning an idea into a startup. The 10 week course will begin July 22, 2019 and is free for everyone to participate. You can register at Startup School. We will again be offering equity-free grants to the most promising companies that join and complete the course. We will be increasing the grant size this year to $15,000.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at Your Organization


At Techstars, we talk a lot about “cultural transformation” and how we can support large corporations’ core objective to become more innovative and agile. As corporations strive to innovate in order to survive, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become a critical advantage.

AI and Health Care

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

David Kelnar sent me this deck that he did on the state of AI. It is very good. This slide got my attention: It is interesting, and not totally surprising, that the sector that AI-focused entrepreneurs are targeting more than any other is health and wellbeing.

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How to Design Community Solutions with Help from the Actual Community

Forward Cities

By LC Johnson, Forward Cities Local Director – Columbus, OH. Human centered design. The first time I came across this phrase, it was in a professional development workshop that I initially signed up for because a cute guy from another department was teaching it.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

“Eso suena bastante bien”: Sesgos personales y las noticias

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Qué es un sesgo? Según el Diccionario Cambridge, un sesgo es una opinión personal no objetiva que influye en la capacidad de formar juicio. A menudo, los sesgos se consideran negativos, pero todos los tenemos y afectan el modo en que vemos el mundo todos los días.

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Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free


The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise. Today, Buffalo has more startups than ever, as well as a growing community of enthusiastic startup employees, customers, suppliers, mentors, and storytellers, all supporting this groundswell of entrepreneurial activity—more than Buffalo has seen in generations. VCs are noticing, too, and showing their approval with increasing investments. .

In the News: What’s hot in healthtech


Big news this past week as Zebra Medical Vision received FDA clearance for its AI-powered intracranial hemorrhage detection product, its second FDA approval in a month!

Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Forward Cities

By Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director – Indianapolis, IN. Last week’s Forward Cities conference in Pittsburgh highlighted the need for equity and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Why Your Family Needs to Develop Core Values

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The benefit of core values goes far beyond the workplace, explains Marc Gutman. Marc is an EO Colorado member, the founder of WILDSTORY , and father to Ruby, Charlie and Nathan. Many of us have core values at our organizations.

Graduation Season

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

If you are feeling a little low on energy and want a pick me up, go to a high school graduation. You could simply crash any graduation, you don’t need to know anyone graduating. They are such feel good events. I went to the AFSE graduation yesterday.

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Ecosystems are Relationships; Our Work Must Center Around People

Forward Cities

Guest Blog Post by Forward Cities Local Director – Pittsburgh, Wasiullah Mohamed. From left to right: Forward Cities CEO – Christopher Gergen, Mayor of Pittsburgh – Bill Peduto, Forward Cities Local Director – Pittsburgh Wasiullah Mohamed.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Continued investment needed for economic growth

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. In today’s world, a state’s economic growth demands investment in innovation and high-tech industries — especially for a natural resource-rich state like ours that must leverage our existing resource base to diversify our economy for the future. It’s a straightforward proposition.

Understanding Gender Bias In Venture Funding

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV portfolio company goTenna ‘s founder and CEO Daniela Perdomo and USV analyst Dani Grant did some number crunching on VC funding and published the info last week. After 4 rounds of VC, I ran my own data analysis to see if my experience is unique. Women founders in female-focused sectors raise equitable VC, but women in non-female sectors raise 54% less than their fair share. In deep-tech, women raise up to 75% less! link]. Daniela Perdomo (@danielaperdomo) June 18, 2019.

[Innoviz in Fast Company] Most Innovative Companies: Innoviz


Innoviz was featured in Fast Company’s most innovative companies of 2019 in the Middle East section. Read more here. The post [Innoviz in Fast Company] Most Innovative Companies: Innoviz appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center innoviz mobility portfolio news

June Favorites


If you read our monthly newsletter, you have likely seen the “favorites” section at the bottom where we share the websites and products we have been loving for that month.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!