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An Insider’s Guide to Getting Grants

Co Starters

Tips For Grant Writing to Fund Your Community Work. by Rebekah Marr, CO.STARTERS Director of Operations & Programs. Finding funding is one of the biggest issues identified by community builders.

What do you need for a VC to properly evaluate a pitch?

This is going to be BIG.

One of the most difficult conversations I have with founders is when they haven’t quite given me enough of a story for me to make a proper evaluation. A VC’s default is “no”, so without enough information to be convincing, it’s going to wind up being a pass. If I wind up asking for more info, it might result in a founder feeling like they’re getting the runaround, given what the founder believes to be an obviously good idea.

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4 steps to building your resilience

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Entrepreneurs are resilient people. Starting a business requires a strong will in order to get a venture off the ground. However, it is important to recognize that as an entrepreneur you can continually improve and work on building your resilience.

Be First, Stay Agile and Leverage the Power of MyEO Deal Exchange

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Richard Marchbanks is the president of Gateway Exhibits , a turnkey trade show solutions provider. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in St. Louis, Missouri.

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!

Board Diversity

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a topic of great importance and one that we in the tech/startup sector have not done a good job with. We wait until a company is ready to go public and then address it. While that is better than nothing, it is not good enough. The board diversity problem is a symptom of a much broader problem around lack of diversity in founders that get funded and lack of diversity in VC firms. Most startup boards are made up of a few founders and a few VCs. No wonder you have no diversity on the board.

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Thriving Companies Listen and Adapt


A point made by my coach, Brian Howard, has stuck with me throughout the COVID-19 season. At the beginning of the pandemic, Brain said, “The world has changed. That means our clients‘ jobs have changed, which means our jobs have changed.”.

Leadership In the Future: Practical Tips for Leading From Home

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The following article is an abridged version of “Digital Leadership: Leading Virtual Teams From Your Home,” an e-book written by Erik Kruger. Kruger is the founder of an international learning and development firm called Modern Breed.

Syndicated rounds: When you can’t find a Series A lead

Y Combinator

Series As usually require a founder to secure a single large investor: a lead. This is because the Series A is usually a company’s first priced round, which is when crucial terms around governance and control (like board composition) are decided.

illuminating Black women engineers: unsung champions of innovation

Venture Well

For many years, Black women have helped guide the engineering field to new frontiers. In honor of Juneteenth and International Women in Engineering Day, we are celebrating Black women engineers who developed innovative breakthroughs.

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.

Practical Metrics and Methods: ESHIP Goal 5 – Part 1

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series on ESHIP Goal 5. Part 1 focuses on practitioners. Part 2 will focus on academic researc hers. Practical Metrics and Methods (Practitioner Edition): Identify and develop better metrics and methods for ecosystem building.

Stock Warrants: Sweetening the Deal for Angel Investors

The Seraf Compass

? One of the less understood and seldom used instruments in angel investing is the stock warrant. Warrants are essentially the same as the more familiar stock option. Both are a contractual right to buy a certain amount of stock at some point in the future, at a price agreed upon now

What is the Structure of the Typical SaaS Company as it Scales?

Tomasz Tunguz

This post is part of a series leading up to SaaS Office GTM Edition on June 24 in which we’re reviewing the results of the 2020 Redpoint GTM survey. Today, we’re answering the question: how do teams grow as a startup scales?

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streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech

Venture Well

Using artificial intelligence, E-Team VecTech is eliminating the need for harmful insecticides for mosquito control. The post streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Ellen Bateman

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An Ecosystem Builder is connector, convener, listener, problem solver. They work towards creating an environment where entrepreneurs can start and grow businesses with the resources they need to be successful. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

Oklahomans are innovating, especially in an economic recession

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. It’s official. The country is in a recession. Of course, we didn’t need the recent announcement by the National Bureau of Economic Research to tell us that.

What Comes Next? OurCrowd Team Shares Top 10 Pandemic Tech Trends


For the past number of months, our global community has been focused on combating COVID-19. During this time of uncertainty, entrepreneurs have adapted to pandemic-focused innovation.

How to measure your power in the Internet marketplace.


There are several key performance indicators that help new generation company management see more clearly their progress and corporate health. The old measures, including return on investment, percentage of profit against revenue or employee count, and more, obviously are still relevant.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Tom Chapman

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder is an economic systems advocate building community, economy, relationships, and densifying networks. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

Coworking & Flexible Workspaces Poised for Big Uptick Post-COVID


Original article published on June 22, 2020 – By Carolyn Cirillo on This post features highlights from a Knoll k. talks webinar discussing the. The post Coworking & Flexible Workspaces Poised for Big Uptick Post-COVID appeared first on GCUC Community.

A New Standard Deal

Geoff Ralston

We are making two changes to our standard deal in conjunction with a recent fundraise. Starting with the Winter 2021 batch, our deal will be $125,000 for 7% equity on a post-money safe, and we will reduce the amount of our pro rata right to 4% of subsequent rounds.

[OurCrowd in Israel21c] 10 technology trends emerging during the Covid pandemic


Two OurCrowd experts — Labs/02 startup incubator Partner Stav Erez and OurCrowd medical technology analyst Dr. Jonathan Wiesen – made their predictions during the online OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference from Jerusalem on June 22. Read more here.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Steven Rodriguez

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone who works at the intersection of economic/community/ecosystem development, is data-driven, collaborates and connects diverse stakeholders, focuses on being the right kind of busy and has a give #GiveFirst attitude.

The Daily Email

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

AVC has always been a blog. But over time, it has also become a daily email. Ten years ago, the average monthly visitors to the website was 100k. Now, it is around 60k. But over the same ten year period, the daily email subscriber base has grown from 2,500 people to over 30k people.

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Taller con Karla Pacheco: Reinventa tu modelo de negocio a través de la cocreación

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 30 de junio a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: Reinventa tu modelo de negocio a través de la cocreación.

[OurCrowd in No Camels] OurCrowd Hosts 1st Pandemic Innovation Conference Focused On Investing In ‘New Normal’


On Monday, OurCrowd hosted its first virtual Pandemic Innovation Conference dedicated to investing during the pandemic. The confab brought together thousands of top investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and government officials from 90 countries around the world.

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.