Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

Rule #1 in Angel Investing - It’s All About the Team

The Seraf Compass

Great ideas are a dime a dozen. Living in the Boston/Cambridge area, we are surrounded by some of the most innovative researchers in the world working at institutions like MIT and Harvard.

Don’t Let Change Management Become Disaster Management

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Annie Button, a content specialist in business growth and development. Annie shares her experiences and knowledge through blog posts in a variety of publications. . No industry is exempt from our constantly evolving business world. Restructures and turnarounds are common scenarios.

Creating a “can do” mindset for integrity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Liliana López-Jiménez, Ph.D. Business Professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia. Young professionals are bound to encounter ethical challenges quite early in their lives in the workforce.

Founders from Warby Parker, Plated, and The Muse to Speak at LaunchPad Propel


Leading Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch and Meet Founder Mentors at 3rd Annual Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Convening.

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.

Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests

Venture Well

Frightened to fail? Face your fears! Download a free stress test to identify your startup's vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans. The post Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests appeared first on VentureWell.

Skills of the Future that Guarantee Success!

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Susan James, co-founder, self-discovery trainer and coach at Self Discovery Life Mastery.

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Mentors, Presenters, and Judges from Shutterstock, Upsie, and M.M.LaFleur Join the Lineup at LaunchPad Propel


innovating treatment for opioid addiction: q&a with sahil parikh of MedLock

Venture Well

MedLock hopes to help patients recovering from opioid addiction with a secure pill dispenser that tracks and transmits the data to healthcare providers. The post innovating treatment for opioid addiction: q&a with sahil parikh of MedLock appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology

Health and Hustle Don’t Have to Be at Odds

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Justin Song, a senior research analyst at LendingTree where he has experience covering topics such as personal loans and small business lending. The average cost of starting a small business in the U.S. is about US$30,000 —the same cost as a three-day medical stay.

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What You Do Is Who You Are

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This past summer I read a proof of Ben Horowitz’s new book, What You Do Is Who You Are , and I even blogged about it here without naming the book. What You Do is about culture, how you make it, how you keep it, and how the big decisions you make and how you explain them set the culture in your organization.

Impact Hub Recife leaves global network

Impact Hub

After six years of collaboration, the global Impact Hub Network and Impact Hub Recife are now parting ways. The entrepreneurial community and coworking space of Impact Hub Recife, embarks this month on a new vision.

Scaling Security to Suit Your Business’ Needs

Smart Hustle Magazine

Businesses still have a lot of work to do in the areas of password and access security, according to the latest research in this year’s Global Password Security Report.

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[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in EKMH Innovators] Interview: OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved on Crowdfunding, Beyond Meat, Impact Investments, Innovation Ecosystems and the “Israeli Special Sauce”


OurCrowd, a global investment platform which brings VC opportunities to accredited investors worldwide, is the leader in equity crowdfunding.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Pacing in a VC fund context is how much capital the firm is investing in a given period and tracking that over time. I don’t think a VC firm should manage to a pacing number. It should manage to the opportunity set that it sees. But I think pacing is a great thing to track in the rearview mirror. I like to look at investment pace by quarter and year. And by dollars and deals. And by new names and follow-ons.

OCAST Health Research Conference focuses steps to advancing products to market

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Jim Stafford. Once a year, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) gathers scientists from across the state who are currently receiving funding from its health research program in a sort of show-and-tell educational event. Recently, about 100 OCAST-funded life science researchers assembled at the Samis Family Education Center on the Oklahoma Health Center campus for OCAST’s 32nd Health Research Conference.

Forbes8 - New Video Platform Launches

Smart Hustle Magazine

Forbes is an "old media" company chronicling the growth (and demise) of billion dollar companies. It was founded in 1917. Fast forward 100 years, Forbes must stay relevant in a changing demographic with changing technology.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Kyiv Post] Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit Held in Kyiv


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Recount Media

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This post is also live on as we announce all of our investments there with a blog post. Eighteen months ago, I had breakfast with John Heilemann and he told me that his world, political media, was challenged in the shift from linear television (ie cable news) to real-time mobile (ie Twitter).

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Leadership: Values


A question I get quite frequently is “What makes a good leader?” One of the most important aspects of a good leader is that they have values. This may at first sound noncontroversial, but we are surrounded today by leaders who do not have values or whose only values are to get rich personally or to be powerful (or both).

Join Us On November 21, 2019 For Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Pitch Event!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

DUBOIS, PA – Do you know Jeff Billett with Billett Electric, Keith Billotte with Doing Time, Peter Schramm with Lattus, Joe Lanich with Laughing Owl Press, Daniel Meier with Lightdrop Harvest, Royce Novosel-Johnson with NoJo Forest Creations, or Harb Nayar with TAT Technologies? If not, you soon will! Someone will walk away with up to $50,000!

[Zebra in Economic Times] Here’s how data science helped Zoomcar capture 75% of Indian market


The rapid expansion of Zoomcar’s fleet size and the high volume of data generated from its customers forced the company to invest in data-driven technologies. Read more here.

Bringing It All Back Together

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Early-stage companies are exercises in experimentation, iteration, and figuring things out. You try one thing, it sort of works, but you see a tangential opportunity and go after that. Sometimes that leads to a full-on pivot, other times it leads to an evolution of the opportunity. This process can create multiple products, services, projects, and it can look messy. I love it when founders bring it all back together into one cohesive package.

OKBio BrewFest to feature local craft beers, wines and spirits

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Successful entrepreneurs and innovators are passionate. They know their products inside out. They are driven to ask for feedback and then to listen as their customers describe what they like and what they don’t. They are evangelists for the industry they represent. When that industry is the beverage industry, savvy entrepreneurs know that the best way to tell their story is through taste.

Responding to Industry 4.0: A Global Policy Look

EntreWorks Consulting

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is out with a useful compendium of what’s happening in innovation policy across OECD member economies. This is a look at what’s next in innovation policy, i.e. how are policies evolving to account for the massive changes underway as part of Industry 4.0. The policy brief offers a quick introduction to the history of industrial policy, noting that we are in the midst of a major shift in focus.

[OurCrowd in Crowdfund Insider] Israeli High Tech Firms Raise Record $2.24 Billion During Q3, VC Poised for Record Year


Of note is the fact that OurCrowd, the global leader in the investment crowdfunding sector, has helped to fuel this growth. While not mentioned in this specific report, OurCrowd has been highlighted in the past as the “Most Active Venture Investor in Israel.”. Read more here.

The World Is Messy And There Are Ambiguities

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve been wanting to say something like this here at AVC for several years and have held back for a host of reasons, mostly because it’s a sensitive topic and it would be misunderstood. But after watching Obama say this, I had to repost it. I could not agree more. Politics


Crear una mentalidad de “poder hacerlo” respecto a la integridad

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por la dra. Liliana López Jiménez / Profesora de Administración de Empresas de la Universidad Externado de Colombia. Los jóvenes profesionales se encontrarán con desafíos de naturaleza ética desde los inicios de su vida laboral.

Our Obsessive Fear of Failure


One of my favorite theologians is a man named N.T. Wright. He writes a lot on the “afterlife” and what may happen when we die. At the beginning of one of his books, he makes a point about how our view of the afterlife affects how we live today. In other words, what we believe about what happens after we die completely frames how we live and behave today. I bring this up because I have this overwhelming sense that it says something about what founders believe about failure.

[OurCrowd in Business Wire] OurCrowd Joins Millennium Alternative Investment Network® to Increase Access to Venture Capital Opportunities in United States


OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, will join the Millennium Alternative Investment Network® (MAIN®), which provides advisors and individual investors with a streamlined way to discover, research and invest in alternative investment opportunities.

Funding Friday: The Electronic Frontier Foundation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Electronic Frontier Foundation ( ) has been fighting for and helping to protect our online rights for twenty-eight years. Their primary focus areas are online privacy and free speech. They spend about $12mm a year on legal interventions and policy work.

How to act on your values, with Giving Voice to Values founder, Mary Gentile

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When facing a conflict of ethics in the workplace, you may feel as though you don’t have the ability to speak up or make a change. You have more choice than you think you do,” assures Mary Gentile. Mary Gentile, Ph.D.,

Startup School Week 9 Recap – Carolynn Levy on Modern Startup Financing and Jared Friedman’s Advice for Hard-tech and Biotech Founders

Y Combinator

We’ve cut down the ninth week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First, a lecture from Carolynn Levy. Carolynn is a partner at YC. Her lecture covers modern startup financing. Then a lecture from Jared Friedman. Jared is also a partner at YC. His lecture focuses on advice for hard-tech and biotech founders. Topics. 00:00 – Intro. 00:33 – Carolynn Levy – Modern Startup Financing.

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[PRESS RELEASE] OurCrowd Joins Millennium Alternative Investment Network® to Increase Access to Venture Capital Opportunities in United States


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Audio Of The Week: A Conversation With Andrew McAfee

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a good interview. I learned a lot. climate change economics


10 Crucial Steps to Closing A Round

Dream It

Fundraising is hard, and it’s critical to have a game-plan and process for raising capital. In this episode, Steve Barsh discusses some strategies that founders can use to close a new round of funding.

Do you act like an Eagle Scout?


You may have been a Girl Scout or a Boy Scout in your youth. Certainly, you are aware of the top rank in each – the Gold Award for girls and the Eagle badge for boys. Scouting teaches leadership and even if we were not members in our youth, there are lessons for us all. Be prepared! For example, the Boy Scouts of America motto is “Be prepared.”