Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

How to set SMART goals toward a targeted financial future

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Elise Kemp. As a young leader and changemaker, you should make sure that the goals you have worked so hard to achieve also align with the management of your finances.

An Introduction to Happiness: Work

GAN

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness.

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In the News: The impact of coronavirus on startups & OurCrowd’s next steps

OurCrowd

As the global community comes together to combat the coronavirus, our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly affected. Israel has taken an active role in trying to prevent the spread of the virus and has reduced potential exposure in various ways.

Innovation Stacks and Crazy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Submited by James McKelvey. McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist and artist. He is also the cofounder of Square, a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California.

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!

YC W20 Online Demo Day Now on March 16

Y Combinator

Over the last few days, a large number of investors have accelerated their outreach to our current batch of founders. They are moving quickly to make investment decisions, and we’re going to match their pace and accelerate our schedule by one week. YC W20 online Demo Day will now be on March 16.

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RVI, Launch413, Innovation Accelerator – Growing and Thriving

Paul G. Silva

For all my friends who kindly track the progress of my ventures, I have a short update :). Launch413 (the post-accelerator) – We’ve invested in 13 companies in just under 3 years, expanded our team of kick-ass Venture Advisors, and are starting to see some real results from our top companies. It is still early days, but the model seems to be scaling and our ability to deliver impact is growing.

3 Ways Leaders Can Support Balance in a Connected World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Cory Treffiletti, global head of marketing at Cisco Webex. In decades past, it was common for a young athlete to look to the bleachers after an incredible play—only to find an empty space where a parent should have been.

Ones to Watch in Esports

500

Esports continues to be a leader in advancing media technology, yet the gaming community continues to struggle in creating a singular hub for viewers to check out all their favorite games and for there to be a singular hub for gaming education.

Finding POSSIBLE: The CO.STARTERS 2019 Impact Story

Co Starters

The importance of our work with entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders is often hard to communicate.

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.

Open For Business

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I got an email from a well known journalist who covers the VC sector today. He was asking a bunch of VCs a few questions that basically can be summed up “are you open for business?” ” I answered him with these facts: 1/ We are working on two term sheets for new investments by USV this week and hope to sign them by end of this week. 2/ We are closing on several existing term sheets as well.

Leading Change as a Female CEO

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women.

from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom

Venture Well

Universities are not merely places for learning about the problems created by our waste stream—they are places for demonstrating real-world solutions. The post from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom appeared first on VentureWell.

What Could the Venture Market Look Like in the Coronavirus Era

Tomasz Tunguz

What could happen to the fundraising market in the coronavirus era where organizers cancel events, the financial markets suffer from a bear market, and there is a lot of uncertainty? The most recent event to use as an analogy is the 2008 financial crisis.

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.

5 Conditions of Successful Entrepreneurship - Gallup's Assessment

Smart Hustle Magazine

Building a business with real profits, good jobs and sustainable growth takes time, as Charles Fred, TrueSpace founder and CEO, knows.

YC S20 Batch Updates

Y Combinator

COVID-19 will have an impact on every part of the global economy over the upcoming months. Like every organization, we’ve been weighing how to respond and have already announced that W20 Demo Day will be a week early and online only.

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Remember the FAIRNESS doctrine

Berkonomics

Reduce the emotion; reduce the threat of lawsuit. You’ve certainly experienced the angry outburst from an associate or employee who has just learned of an event that the person took as “unfair,” no matter how rational the explanation by the decision maker.

Notes from Office Hours with Lisa Lawson

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, we welcomed Lisa Lawson to SaaS Office Hours to talk about building a channel go-to-market strategy for SaaS companies. Lisa built the channel at Optimizely, which accounted for a meaningful fraction of new business.

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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.

Impact Hub Belgrade – 5 years of making, failing and creating impact

Impact Hub

How Impact Hub Belgrade supports its members. As a team, we are dedicated to supporting and developing the Serbian innovation ecosystem.

4 tips for overcoming financial stress

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Ana Gonzalez. Stress about your finances can be all-consuming. You might feel it when discovering you’ve lost your wallet out in public, or when receiving an unexpected bill, or upon realizing there is not enough money in your savings account to deal with an emergency.

8 Key Drivers of Cannabis Industry Growth in 2020

Fink About It

The cannabis industry has been regarded, for good reason, as one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. And while the potential for this fledgling industry remains immense, it met some significant challenges in the second half of 2019.

i2E-backed SendaRide expands healthcare transportation service beyond Oklahoma

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Successful startups are all about vision and passion and great ideas. They are also about attaining metrics that lead to positive cashflow and attract investment. When it comes to metrics, the customer growth story from SendaRide, a young Oklahoma company that provides customized, concierge, non-emergency medical transportation, packs a punch. SendaRide serves hospitals, medical practices, and non-profits.

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.

What the Alpbach Forum taught Impact Hub about building businesses of the future

Impact Hub

Smog in the Balkans, Bushfires in Australia and warm water in Antarctica. The future of our planet is becoming more uncertain and less avoidable with every natural disaster that occurs.

[Trusona in Yahoo Finance] Radiologex Partners with Trusona to Bolster User Auth Security for Innovative Healthcare Industry Software

OurCrowd

Radiologex announced this week that it has partnered with Trusona, the pioneering leader of passwordless authentication, for its new all-inclusive software for medical doctors, healthcare professionals and healthcare companies.

How We Can Make Work Less Awful

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Burnout, stress, and dissatisfaction are increasingly becoming the norm for far too many workers. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says Bruce Daisley. Up until January 2020, Daisley was Twitter’s most senior employee outside of the US. .

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Using Design Strategy to Unlock Growth

500

Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Noteh Strauss. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Strauss and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates.

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.