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


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


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.

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.

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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Ones to Watch in Esports


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.

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.

There’s More to Funding than Grants

Co Starters

Other Ways to Fund Your Nonprofit Idea. by Rebekah Marr, CO.STARTERS Director of Operations & Programs. Funding is one of the biggest issues identified by community builders. This article is the first in a series focusing on practical ways for nonprofits to sustain their work. Grant cycles. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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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Remember the FAIRNESS doctrine


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.

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


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.

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.

Market Meltdowns

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Today is a tough day in the financial markets. Who knows where we will end up at the end of the day, the week, or this month. We’ve already seen the major indexes give up around 20% of their value in a few weeks with today’s down moves at the opening. I’ve seen this movie before. I had just started working in the venture capital business in 1987 when the stock market crashed 23% on “black monday.”

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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[Lemonade in FinTech] Top 10 cutting-edge home and rental insurtechs


Lemonade is the New York-based insurtech that uses artificial intelligence, chatbots and other innovative technologies to disrupt the home and rental insurance sectors. Read more here. The post [Lemonade in FinTech] Top 10 cutting-edge home and rental insurtechs appeared first on OurCrowd.

Using Design Strategy to Unlock Growth


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.

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.

Getting Serious about Food Systems: Vermont’s Farm to Plate

EntreWorks Consulting

In recent years, many states and communities have embraced food systems and ag/food sector development as core economic development strategies. This is a field with lots of innovation and creativity underway, but one of my favorite efforts has been Vermont’s Farm to Plate programming.

[OurCrowd in Israel21C] Israel confronts coronavirus with innovation and chutzpah


Jerusalem-based investment platform OurCrowd will hold a webinar on March 18 at 6pm Israel time (noon New York time) about the impact of coronavirus on startups and some of the steps that can be taken to mitigate damage. Read more here.

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.