Sat.Mar 14, 2020 - Fri.Mar 20, 2020

We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , an affiliation marketing company.

Correlation and Market Meltdowns

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On the first episode of Howard’s new podcast , his guest said, “in panics, all assets are correlated.” ” I suspect that is true to some extent.

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Building Community Immunity

Co Starters

Practices for building resiliency in the face of disaster. One of the values we live by at CO.STARTERS is that together, we go farther. But what happens when “together” gets cancelled?

Press Ganey Acquires NarrativeDx To Expand AI-Driven Consumer Insights

Dream It

NarrativeDX ( Healthtech - Fall 2014 ) is the latest win for the Dreamit portfolio. Today, the company announced that it is being acquired by health care performance improvement pioneer Press Ganey. Kyle Robertson, Founder and CEO of NarrativeDx.

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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.

Stepping Up in Crisis: EO Members Respond to COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In times of crisis, entrepreneurs step up to take the lead on creating groundbreaking pathways toward renewal. We asked three EO members what strategies they are implementing at work and in their personal lives as COVID-19 continues to spread.

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Ample Hills Bankruptcy and Recovery: What Happened and What's Next for a Beloved Brand

This is going to be BIG.

As a seed stage investor, I know the math. Half the companies I invest in won’t provide a financial return. Another forty percent or so will go sideways a bit, and the last ten percent will drive most of the gains for my investors. Leveraging up a company with venture dollars in an attempt to grow to a national or world class brand can be a risky proposition.

The Seven Flavors of Capital (for Startups)

Paul G. Silva

Startups need capital to launch and grow. What many entrepreneurs don’t know is that startup capital comes in many different flavors. Each flavor has its own pros and cons and is appropriate for different situations.

EO CEO Carrie Santos: Lean on Experience Share During COVID-19 Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We all are waking up to find ourselves in an altered world each morning. We can flip through the news on our phones about which countries imposed travel restrictions, and which offices and services in our communities are no longer functioning.

Funding Friday: The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that when this is all over, I can’t wait to go to my favorite restaurants and enjoy their hospitality and food. If they are able to re-open. While many industries are facing difficult times in this crisis, the restaurant and hospitality industry is particularly hard hit. So for today’s funding friday, I am encouraging everyone to do what I did this morning – make a donation to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Relief Fund.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Data-Driven Hope

GAN

Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy in the Midst of COVID-19. This is an interesting time. You’re getting no shortage of emails coming to your inbox about how this is “unprecedented” and “difficult.”

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Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

Co Starters

“If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area.

innovating infection prevention: five startups slowing the spread of disease worldwide

Venture Well

We’re highlighting VentureWell-supported innovators that are innovating infection prevention to end the spread of diseases worldwide. The post innovating infection prevention: five startups slowing the spread of disease worldwide appeared first on VentureWell.

Howard and Fred On Panic With Friends

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I promised to post this once it is live and it went live today. So here it is: USV TEAM POSTS: Nick Grossman — Mar 17, 2020 The Great Shift to Video Albert Wenger — Mar 16, 2020 COVID19 What’s Next? Innovation FTW Bethany Crystal — Mar 12, 2020 Keep Calm and Stay Human. life lessons stocks

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

RVI’s first virtual angel group meeting a success, here is how we did it

Paul G. Silva

The River Valley Investors angel group just ran our first virtual meeting today. In case anything we learned can be valuable, below is a copy of a blog post we just published on our blog showing what we did to make it work. I know several other groups already ran virtual, so I’d love to hear any other best practices people have patched together.

What is your money personality?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

No matter how you have managed your money in the past, it is important for you to now equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make sound financial decisions for a strong financial future. There are many ways you can handle your money.

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

Co Starters

“If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area. Awaiting the Denver starter is a sequence of programming designed to streamline the success of each entrepreneur—no matter where they come from, what resources are at their disposal, or what their abilities are. . Starters are invited to begin with Will it Fly?,

New Faces At USV

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We onboarded our new analyst team over the last few weeks at USV. As is our tradition, they have each written a “hello world” blog post on usv.com introducing themselves. They are: David. Hannah. Hanel. I can’t imagine how hard and surreal it must be to join a new firm just as we are all starting to work from home.

SIX PA STARTUPS RECEIVED AN INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year, dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

rethinking water in the age of climate change

Venture Well

These E-Teams are part of a new generation of ventures that are rethinking how society uses, manages, and protects water in the age of climate change. The post rethinking water in the age of climate change appeared first on VentureWell.

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

Co Starters

“If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area. Awaiting the Denver starter is a sequence of programming designed to streamline the success of each entrepreneur—no matter where they come from, what resources are at their disposal, or what their abilities are. . Starters are invited to begin with Will it Fly?,

Our Vision and Call for Collaboration in the Face of COVID-19

Impact Hub

At a truly unsettling time, the Impact Hub network believes that our responsibility for one another should override our fear! . COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Until some weeks ago, you had probably never heard of it.

7 Reasons COVID-19 Will Not be the Downfall of Coworking

GCUC

“Nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace face-to-face communication” —Liz Elam, 2013 on stage at GCUC We are going to face some hard months ahead as. The post 7 Reasons COVID-19 Will Not be the Downfall of Coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Sustainability Community Health and Well-being

In the News: Join our Wednesday Webinar on coronavirus: Challenges & Innovation in the tech sector

OurCrowd

Alongside governments around the globe, Israel is taking strict social distancing measures in the face of the COVID-19 global health emergency. The startup nation is also utilizing its strengths to tackle the coronavirus – read about Israel’s ingenuity in response to the pandemic.

Outschool needs 5,000 teachers to start offering online classes in the next 2 weeks

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I tweeted on friday that our portfolio company Outschool , which offers live K12 classes delivered by real teachers over video, would be offering free classes to those who need them for their kids and can’t afford to buy them right now: "we’re announcing that we will be making $100K worth of Outschool classes free for public school K-12 students affected by school closures.

Role of Education on Climate Change

Impact Hub

The Earth has warmed up steadily since the Industrial Revolution. A study conducted by Nature shows that various regions in the world have been heating up since the 1830s.

YC Winter 2020 Batch Stats

Y Combinator

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to YC’s 30th batch. To keep the community safe , we’re hosting YC W20 Demo Day online. While the Demo Day website is only accessible to investors, you can see a list of the companies that are presenting on-the-record here.

[Edgybees in PR Newswire] Edgybees Wins Its Largest Contract to Date From AFWERX to Enhance US Air Force Situational Awareness

OurCrowd

Today Edgybees, the leading provider of collaborative visual intelligence technology, announced that it has been awarded its largest contract yet by AFWERX, an innovation program within the US Air Force. Read more here.

Coworking Space Members: It's a girl!

Deskmag

Women have become the majority among members in the past year. Freelancers continue to be an important target group, all the more so in coworking spaces located in smaller geographical areas. What’s more, proportionally a growing percentage of members are working in those areas as well!