Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Chip Dodd joined EO Southeast Virginia in 2013. He is currently the president and CEO of Support Services of Virginia , a mid-sized company that provides Intellectual and Developmental Disability Waiver services, supports and housing in community-based integrated settings across Virginia, USA.

Avoiding bias and making informed decisions when hiring

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Amanda Hinojosa, Howard University. Hiring decisions are key decisions that can have a lasting impact on an organization. Choosing who to offer a job to is not a decision that should be taken lightly.

How to Say “No”: Five Templates to Turn Down Opportunities Gracefully

Jason Calacanis

Kevin Rose and Tim Ferris did an episode of The Random Show [ [link] ] where Tim Ferris confessed that he had cancelled his next book and refunded the advance. The book he said “no” to was about “how to say no,” which is ironic and something that any super router like Tim or Kevin has to deal with at an acute level. Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): [link] ].

Stop Hiring Interns When You Really Need Experts.

Smart Hustle Magazine

A few weeks ago I was helping a good friend and his wife and business partner produce and staff his first exhibit at a small trade show. It was me and another experienced and mature business professional, who were helping.

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.

Gamify those otherwise dull work assignments

Berkonomics

Most of us are driven by the competitive spirit, the desire or need to win. It reinforces self-worth, provides closure at the end of a good effort, and energizes us during the effort to achieve. Being driven to achieve results.

Elizabeth Kraus on funding women-led companies

TechStars

As co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of MergeLane, Elizabeth Kraus invests in women-led startups and venture funds. And she hopes to one day make MergeLane obsolete—by achieving gender parity in entrepreneurship and VC.

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Dandapani Discusses Focus, Harnessing Entrepreneurial Drive, Parenting and Purpose

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Photo courtesy of George Evans. “As As soon as we control where awareness goes we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing we control what is manifesting in our life. And we need willpower and our powers of concentration to direct awareness.”. ?Dandapani. Dandapani.

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Intern #1 to YC Founder: An Interview with Jack Forbes of Faros (YC W19)

Y Combinator

I got a chance to interview Jack Forbes, CEO of Faros * (YC W19). He shares his experiences moonlighting as an intern at HigherMe (YC W15), playing soccer with YC founders & partners, and what drove him to start a YC company — even after being rejected.

Pitch Decks and Fundraising: A Fireside Chat with the Founder of Slidebean

Dream It

It's been about a year since Slidebean’s first Youtube video breakthrough. Since then, they’ve added around 20,000 subscribers, and their videos have been watched over 1.7MM times.

Illustrating how to be an ethical leader, with Senior Director for Leadership Ethics, Ann Skeet

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“More and more, leaders are being held responsible in their organization,” says Ann Skeet, Senior Director for Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ann guides programs in leadership, business, and social sector ethics, and researches, writes, and speaks about the ethical dilemmas of leaders. She understands the impact that a leader’s value and character have on the livelihood of their organization and the employees within it.

[OurCrowd in CrowdFund Insider] OurCrowd to Support “New Wave of Tech Collaboration” in Partnership with Toyota Tsusho

OurCrowd

Global investment crowdfunding platform and Israel’s leading venture investor OurCrowd has partnered with the Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho), a member of the Toyota Group, which comprises of 17 companies including Toyota Motor. Read more here.

Is todays office fit for purpose?

GCUC

Open concept office spaces are all the rage but you have likely seen the push back on them – they are noisy, they are distracting, they don’t work. But is that true? In our opinion, well designed coworking spaces aren’t noisy or distracting – they are quite the opposite.

Should You Start Holiday Marketing Now? Walmart is.

Smart Hustle Magazine

There's always a lot we can learn from big brands. Walmart, in a death fight with Amazon and other retailers is launching its Christmas and holiday marketing "now". It's not waiting until November. What about you? Should you start marketing to your customers NOW about their holiday shopping plans?

What I've learned about IPOs and Direct Listings

Tomasz Tunguz

Today is the anniversary of Spotify IPO, which was the first direct listing of a technology company. It was championed by Barry McCarthy, the former CFO of Netflix and the current CFO of Spotify. Since then, Slack has also listed directly. And the combination of these two events has created a groundswell for more of them. In the past few months and quarters, I’ve been learning as much as I can about this topic. Here are my notes and sources. Before we start, let me define four terms.

[PRESS RELEASE] OurCrowd and Toyota Tsusho Corporation Announce Partnership to Support a New Wave of Tech Collaboration

OurCrowd

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Edition #14: Iris Kavanagh

GCUC

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors.

Techstars Partners with Grinnell College to Bring Techstars Iowa to Des Moines in 2020 and Beyond

TechStars

BOULDER, Colo. October 22, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and private liberal arts college Grinnell College, today announced the launch of Techstars Iowa, a new accelerator program in Des Moines, Iowa.

Video Of The Week: The Crypto Custody Business

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A few weeks ago my partner Nick and Sam McIngvale, who runs our portfolio company Coinbase’s custody business, did a talk at the CoinAlts conference. In it they talk about the evolving role of custody in the crypto markets, and what they are excited about in crypto in the next few years.

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[OurCrowd in Business Wire] Radicle Growth Invests $250k in WeedOUT to Fuel Eco-Friendly Solution to Resistant Weeds

OurCrowd

Radicle teamed up with OurCrowd and Start-Up Nation Central on this Challenge to find the most promising agtech/foodtech startup in Israel, a market showing significant growth and promise for agtech innovation. Read more here.

GCUC is headed to Seattle in 2020

GCUC

If you weren’t at GCUC Canada, you missed the live announcement but that’s okay because we are here to tell you that we are headed to Seattle for GCUC USA 2020! We have not been back to the west coast since 2015 so we figured it was about time!

Techstars Partners with Harlem Capital to Fast-Track Success for Women and Minority-led Startups

TechStars

New York, N.Y.

Evitar sesgos y tomar decisiones informadas al contratar empleados

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Amanda Hinojosa, Universidad de Howard. Las decisiones de contratación son decisiones clave que pueden tener un impacto duradero en una organización. Elegir a quién ofrecer un trabajo no es una decisión que deba tomarse a la ligera.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] Toyota partners with Israel’s OurCrowd to hunt for innovation

OurCrowd

the what, why, and how of a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving

Venture Well

From student teams to scientific and academic institutions, many recognize that complex problems are best solved when a group leverages diverse perspectives, expanding the possible. The post the what, why, and how of a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving appeared first on VentureWell.

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Why a windowless office might be right for your business

Turnkey

The phrase windowless office doesn’t exactly evoke images of green pastures and unfettered productivity, however with an open mind there are countless ways to customize an interior office to make it just as comfortable and appealing as a corner office with a great view – at the much cheaper rent!

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Carbon Offsets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Business and personal travel, which we’ve been doing a lot of the last two weeks, is a big producer of carbon in the atmosphere. I’m actually writing this on a cross Atlantic flight. But you can offset those carbon emissions fairly inexpensively There are a number of services on the Internet that will help you do it. Over the last four years the Gotham Gal and I have racked up about 570 tons of carbon via air travel.

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[OurCrowd in Algemeiner] Toyota Unit Partners With Israel’s OurCrowd in Search for Auto Tech

OurCrowd

Toyota Tsusho, a unit of Japan’s Toyota Group, and Israeli venture investing platform OurCrowd said on Wednesday they formed a partnership to invest in autonomous driving startups. Read more here.

How I Use Gratitude To Reset My Day

GAN

Lately, I’ve been stuck in my head. It’s been a busy time for me both professionally and personally. We’re on-boarding a bunch of new people to the GAN team. We’re in the midst of our first global Momentum Tour. And I’m about to be out of the office because my family and I are going on our first true vacation of the year. It’s a lot of moving parts to juggle and I’m relatively anxious about it all.

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Startup School Week 8 Recap – Adora Cheung on Prioritizing Your Time and Kevin Hale on Evaluating Startup Ideas

Y Combinator

We’ve cut down the eighth week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First a lecture from Adora Cheung. Adora’s a partner at YC. Her lecture covers how to prioritize your time. Then a lecture from Kevin Hale. Kevin is also a partner at YC. His lecture is the second part of his talk on how to evaluate startup ideas. Topics. 00:00 – Intro. 00:32 – Adora Cheung – How to Prioritize Your Time. 2:12 – Real vs fake progress.

Being There

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We get feedback from the leaders of our portfolio companies on an annual basis. It helps me get better at what I do and I love it. One area that I am constantly challenged to improve on is accessibility. The common refrain is “I know you are busy and I hate to bother you.” ” To which I reply “It is your job to bother me and my job to be responsive when you do.”

[OurCrowd in Reuters] Toyota unit partners with Israel’s OurCrowd in search for auto tech

OurCrowd

Toyota Tsusho, a unit of Japan’s Toyota Group, and Israeli venture investing platform OurCrowd said on Wednesday they formed a partnership to invest in autonomous driving startups. Read more here.

Why Are Unicorns Failing + What Should Founders Do?

Dream It

In this episode of #DreamitLive, Dreamit’s Steve Barsh speaks with Gil Beyda , Managing Director at Comcast Ventures and Founder & Managing Partner at Genacast Ventures. Steve and Gil dive into why pre-IPO unicorn startups are failing and post IPO valuations are dropping.

I’ll Be Brief: Why Angels Should Insist on a One-Pager

The Seraf Compass

Entrepreneurs seeking to engage with investors usually offer up written materials. Usually they offer whatever they have on hand. Smart investors should insist on a crisp “one-pager” executive summary.

Funding Friday: Shapeshift

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Kickstarter is running a cool crowdfunding event called Shapeshift that is focused on “bold new products made from recycled materials.” ” You can see them here and back the ones that are interesting to you. I did that this morning. Here is one of the Shapeshift projects I backed: crowdfunding

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[OurCrowd in The Jewish Voice] Toyota Partners With Israeli OurCrowd in Search of Innovative Tech Startups

OurCrowd

Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd, said that he is proud to work with a global company such as Toyota Tsusho. “We We are proud to be partnering with a general trading company such as Toyota Tsusho. Read more here.

Your Voice is Powerful. Use it to Connect with Customers.

Smart Hustle Magazine

We're inundated with text. Most social platforms are full of this or that post, that's text based, with an image or video. Even our phones, you see people speaking on them less than looking at them. However, your VOICE is powerful. Think about it, it's someone's birthday.