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How to Build a Team That Can Navigate Your Business Through Difficult Times

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chen Amit , co-founder and CEO of Tipalti. Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging vocations on earth. Even during the best of times, it requires long hours, endless devotion, and a willingness to take big risks and make gut-wrenching decisions.

5 key traits of resilient leaders

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. As a leader, you are bound to face many roadblocks on your way to achieving your goals. It is important that you set yourself up for success by focusing on building your resilience while encouraging the same among your team members.

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how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19

Venture Well

We've unpacked how early-stage science- and technology-based entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times. . The post how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19 appeared first on VentureWell.

Our Economy is Moving from the Industrial Age to the Connected Age. Here is What that Really Means.

Co Starters

By Enoch Elwell. Beneath the tragedy and turmoil of 2020, there is a clear cry for something new. There is a cry to remove the social infrastructure that makes getting quality healthcare and relief from a raging pandemic often impossible.

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!

Startup School Relaunching as Continuous Program

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that Startup School (SUS) is relaunching today as a continuous program. This change will allow us to serve many more founders than the traditional annual course we’ve been running since 2017 and better support startup founders year-round.

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Money. show me! If you want to change Venture Capital, focus on LPs. #openlp

This is going to be BIG.

There have been a lot of calls for VC firms to make more hires from the Black and Brown community, as well as to hire more women. Not all hires, however, are made equally. In venture, it’s all about getting an opportunity to make partner and being included in the carry—the economic upside of a fund.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Coinbase released an open source framework for crypto asssets to make it easier to list them on crypto exchanges. It is called Rosetta. Coinbase is encouraging blockchain projects to integrate Rosetta so that they can more easily list new assets on the Coinbase Exchange. But as this Coindesk post outlines, any crypto exchange can adopt Rosetta so this could be something that levels the field for everyone.

Ben Franklin Invests in Tech Startups Adversely Affected by COVID-19.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Nine tech-companies in central and northern PA, that were adversely affected by COVID-19, received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP that will allow them to stabilize their operations and further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications.

How Startups Plan to Reopen


Insights from Revolution-Backed CEOs As states across the country begin to reopen, business leaders everywhere are strategizing on how to keep employees and customers safe.

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.

Get Publicity With Little or No Money - Smart Hustle Interview

Smart Hustle Magazine

Getting your business “out there” or known is a bit different than traditional marketing. Good PR requires a different technique, and Christina Nicholson gave us a quick education on how it works, some tips to keep in mind, and things you should steer clear of.

Real-Time Recount

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Recount Media , which I have blogged about here before, recently launched an interesting partnership between Recount, Twitter, and brand marketers. They are calling this partnership “Real-Time Recount.” ” Recount is a news organization which publishes short-form video news on their owned and operated web and mobile apps, and also on platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With a virtual audience of more than 100 Zoom participants, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, a panel of independent judges awarded (3) cash prizes in Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.

At Ten-Nine Technologies, lessons learned from both science, entrepreneurship

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. If you asked me to name the profession most similar to entrepreneurship, I would say science. Both are based on problem-solving, experimentation, data, and the confidence to recognize that failure is a critical aspect of the path to success.

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.

How Viper Imaging Found Support to Scale a Small Business During COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

Viper Imaging is a leading supplier of FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras. They offer both customized and out-of-the-box solutions designed to monitor temperature in processes at industrial complexes and factories.

June Webinar Announcement | CO.STARTERS + Launchbox

Forward Cities

Join Forward Cities , CO.STARTERS , and The Corner Launchbox to explore how New Kensington, PA is an emerging corridor of innovation working to build a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating alignment among public, private, and nonprofit partners.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, The Tech Celerator @StateCollege, a partnership with Invent Penn State that has helped create more than 130 new startups, hosted a zoom pitch event.

Cinco características clave de los líderes resilientes

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Jewelle Saunders. Como líder, seguramente enfrentes muchos obstáculos en tu camino hacia la realización de tus metas.

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.

7 Tips for Successful Dialogue

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Libby Rutkey, freelance writer and editor. In times of crisis or social unrest, fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity in your organization becomes even more critical. And key to that goal? Productive conversations. Simply put, words matter.

Leading Virtually

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Most (all?) of our portfolio companies have been working remotely for over three months now. So have we at USV. The initial experience with remote work has been mostly positive. The typical comment has been “we are doing a lot better than I expected.” ” Productivity is up in some places, down in some places, but overall our portfolio companies have adapted to the remote work model quickly and well.

Ben Franklin Invests in Local Tech Companies Developing Solutions Related to Impact of COVID-19

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Nine tech-companies in central and northern PA, that are developing solutions related to the impact of COVID-19 on the state and its economy, received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP.

How to use your leadership style to better approach challenges

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Challenges can arise in many forms. Whether your organization is facing adversity through factors such as emerging technologies, the economy, environmental disasters, or competition, the one constant is that roadblocks can appear at any time.

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.

POC owned & operated business in coworking


For the last week we have been working on compiling a list of spaces and businesses owned and operated by POC in our community. The post POC owned & operated business in coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Community

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] COVID-19 supply disruption could be opportunity for Israeli start-ups


Speaking to The Jerusalem Post ahead of addressing the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on Monday, former Amazon manager Ackerman said he believes the same disruption will also provide “rampant opportunities” for innovators in Israel. Read more here.

Learning to Listen


My Mother-in-Law’s Story. My wife was talking to her mom last week, who mentioned that she had just finished talking to a colleague.

Cómo aprovechar tu estilo de liderazgo para afrontar mejor los retos

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Jewelle Saunders. Los retos pueden adoptar diversas modalidades. Ya sea que tu organización se enfrente a la adversidad debido a factores como las nuevas tecnologías, la economía, desastres ambientales o la competencia, siempre hay una constante: los obstáculos pueden surgir en cualquier momento.

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.