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InBIA Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

INBIA

WASHINGTON– This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC).

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How to Protect Your Mental Health When Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As we turn the calendar to May, Mental Health Awareness is top of mind with Mental Health Awareness Month and the upcoming May 13-19 Mental Health Awareness Week. While the entrepreneurial journey can be deeply fulfilling, it’s important to acknowledge the mental health struggles that often go hand-in-hand with the challenges, uncertainties, and responsibilities of starting a business.

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Bringing Critical Thinking Into the Entrepreneurship Classroom: Six Techniques

Venture Well

Through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) workshop series, social scientists and entrepreneurship educators offer research-based insights and classroom techniques to improve critical thinking. The post Bringing Critical Thinking Into the Entrepreneurship Classroom: Six Techniques appeared first on VentureWell.

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How to run a startup accelerator

Founders Coop

My recent obituary for Techstars generated a surprising amount of attention. One of the questions I heard most often from commenters was: “if Techstars is an example of a failed accelerator, what does a good one look like?” In that prior post, I had offered Y Combinator as a positive example, but I didn’t break down exactly why. This post is an effort to unpack what’s required of a startup accelerator to truly serve the needs of high-performing founders.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Entrepreneur Support Leaders Gather at ICBI38 to Recognize Global Excellence

INBIA

Orlando, Florida—Earlier this month, InBIA held its annual awards ceremony to recognize excellence in entrepreneur support during the 38th annual International Conference on Business Incubation. This event was held April 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas.

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I’ve Moved Onchain

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Over the last few years, I’ve moved my internet life from web2 to web3 and rarely use any web2 services anymore. So I am starting a series called “I’ve Moved Onchain” to explain this journey to everyone and today’s opening post is about blogging, naturally. I’ve blogged at AVC.com for a very long time. I started out in September 2003 at avc.typepad.com but moved to avc.com a few years later.

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Betagro Launches Betagro Ventures to Support Food Tech Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Betagro, a prominent player in Thailand’s integrated food industry, has recently launched Betagro Ventures, a new corporate venture arm to incubate innovative startups in the food and agricultural technology sectors. With a focus on supporting innovation, Betagro Ventures has allocated a $30 million fund to invest in potential startups to drive advancements across its ecosystem.

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Meet Us in Kansas City! October 22-24, 2024

Source Link

As we plan our next in-person gathering at the e.Builders Forum, we wanted to reflect on the shared experiences and knowledge gathered from 2023.

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In the Vault: Turning Developers Into Clients With Marco Argenti From Goldman Sachs

Andreessen Horowitz

ABOUT IN THE VAULT “In the Vault” is a new audio podcast series by the a16z Fintech team, where we sit down with the most influential figures in financial services to explore key trends impacting the industry and the pressing innovations that will shape our future. Follow this show on our podcast feed so you don't miss an episode. In this conversation, a16z General Partner David Haber talks with Marco Argenti, the chief information officer at Goldman Sachs, about bringing fintech processes into

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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Congratulations to the 2024 YC Top Companies!

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce the 2024 YC Top Companies list ! This list features the YC alumni with the highest revenue in 2023 ( sorted alphabetically, as revenue is confidential for most startups). Revenue is the clearest indicator of a startup’s success, and we’re excited to see so many different types of companies represented. Separately, we have updated our list of currently public YC companies, and YC companies with an exit of over $150M.

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Gateway to Asia’s Tech Frontier: Hong Kong Science Park Sparks Innovation with Top Startups & Cutting-Edge Ventures

AsiaTechDaily

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) stands as a beacon of innovation in the heart of Hong Kong, driving the region towards a future fueled by technology and entrepreneurship.

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Honors Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

American Entrepreneurship

Leadership Award presented at Awards Gala and Collaboration with G-Unity Foundation Announced Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson received the NFTE Entrepreneurial Leadership Award at the NFTE Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards gala on May 1st in New York City. Jackson was recognized for his success in the music industry and his other endeavors. Most prominent is the G-Unity Foundation he launched in 2003 which supports programs fostering conscious capitalism and promoting social and leadersh

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In the Vault: Placing Multiple Bets on a ‘Mosaic of Solutions’ With Former Global Payments CEO Jeff Sloan

Andreessen Horowitz

ABOUT IN THE VAULT “In the Vault” is a new audio podcast series by the a16z Fintech team, where we sit down with the most influential figures in financial services to explore key trends impacting the industry and the pressing innovations that will shape our future. Follow this show on our podcast feed so you don't miss an episode. In this conversation, a16z General Partner Angela Strange talks with J eff Sloan, former CEO of Global Payments, about how he was early to spot significant industry t

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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The Capex Conquest in the Cloud

Tomasz Tunguz

Amazon announced their earnings yesterday. Like Microsoft & Google, Amazon’s Web Service business is seeing a surge of growth, up from 13% annual to 17% annual growth (16% when excluding the leap year). Aside from the overall growth of these clouds increasing, the massive investment in CapEx data centers, power plants, and GPUs is stunning.

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Xponent Program: Mandiri Capital’s Step into International Markets

AsiaTechDaily

Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), a corporate venture capital firm supported by Bank Mandiri, has introduced its inaugural overseas Xponent program at Money 20/20 Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. The event, a prominent gathering in the global financial industry, is part of MCI’s international expansion endeavors.

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Fintech Startup Backflip Gains Series A Round for Platform Supporting Real Estate Entrepreneurs

American Entrepreneurship

$15 Million Series A supports the startup’s growth with a $10M Net Revenue Run Rate In 2021 real estate fintech startup Backflip launched an all-in-one platform for real estate entrepreneurs to support their acquisition and renovation of single-family homes. The platform provides them with technology, data, and financing strategies enabling them to scale their businesses.

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Taylor’s Typewriter Boom, How Nvidia Handles Failures, and Matt Mullenweg’s Open Source Philanthropy [link blog]

Hunter Walk

Links! Get your red hot links here! There Are Plenty of Power Publicists. But Only One Works for Taylor Swift [Allie Jones/WSJ] – Tree Paine (as the owner of what I think is also a great name, I salute you Tree) seems incredible competent. It’s amazing how compelling that is these days. And of course, as a Swiftie myself, I remember her scenes from the Miss Americana documentary.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Finalists Announced in 2024 PA Wilds $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The 2024 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, an initiative aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties, has announced its finalists. After rigorous evaluation, six outstanding contenders have emerged, each presenting groundbreaking solutions in diverse fields. The finalists are: Brite-Liter, founded by Benjamin Kranz (Hughesville, PA): Brite-Liter introduces a revolutionary tool to enhance literacy retention without the use of blue-light em

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China Emerges as Global Tech Hub with 369 Unicorns Dominating AI and Semiconductor Sectors

AsiaTechDaily

China now has the title of the center for technological innovation, having a total of 369 unicorns, which are privately held startups valued at over $1 billion. According to a recent report, over 25% of these unicorns are involved in China’s artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductor sectors.

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Invest In Women x Pittsburgh Founder Showcase scheduled for May 8, 2024 at Google Pittsburgh

American Entrepreneurship

May 3, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh is home to companies not watching the future unfold but building it. Chloe Capital, a Movement-driven venture capital firm with a national investment lens, invites the Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania community to join us for our INVEST IN WOMEN x PITTSBURGH FOUNDER SHOWCASE ( InvestInWomenPittsburgh.eventbrite.com ) on Wednesday, May 8 from 5-7:30pm at Google Pittsburgh.

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To directors and advisors: “Noses in; fingers OUT!”

Berkonomics

Many of us have someone who reports directly to us and who supervises others in return. Well, this one is for you. And it is one of the most important lessons you can learn as a manager, board member, or advisor of a company or even a non-profit enterprise. Where did this statement come from? I first heard this in a governance seminar for a non-profit higher educational board upon which I sit, over 25 years ago.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Can AI Advance Science? DeepMind’s VP of Science Weighs In

Andreessen Horowitz

In recent years, the AI landscape has seen huge advancements, from the release of Dall-E 2 in April 2022 to the emergence of AI music and video models in early 2024. While creative tools often steal the spotlight, AlphaFold 2 marked a groundbreaking AI breakthrough in biology in 2021. Since its release, this pioneering tool for predicting protein structures has been utilized by over 1.7 million scientists worldwide, influencing fields ranging from genomics to computational chemistry.

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German Startup Crowned Champion at EPiC 2024, Hong Kong’s Flagship Global Elevator Pitch Competition

AsiaTechDaily

In a thrilling culmination, the eighth edition of the EPiC 2024 championship concluded on April 26, with German startup tozero GmbH emerging as the overall champion. Hosted by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), EPiC is one of the global startups’ most innovative and captivating annual events.

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Block Advisors by H&R Block Announces Grants for Women-Owned Small Businesses

American Entrepreneurship

“Fund Her Future” grant program to help fill the funding gap faced by women-owned small businesses While women-owned startups continue to outpace those of men, funding remains a key challenge in women entrepreneurs’ success. To address this gap, Block Advisors by H&R Block announced it will award $100,000 in grants to five women-owned small businesses, plus a year of their small business services.

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Post-Pandemic Changes in Investor Sentiment

Angel Capital Association

Post-Pandemic Changes in Investor Sentiment The purpose of this data insight is to share with everyone the thoughts and feedback of leaders of angel groups about their own group and angel investing in general as we collectively came out of the COVID pandemic in 2021 compared to what angel groups feel about their own group and angel investing two years later in 2023.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr