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.

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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

TechStars

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

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 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.

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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.

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

TechStars

On the heels of announcing h eadline speakers from Plated, The Muse, and Warby Parker, industry leading entrepreneurs from Shutterstock, Upsie, M.M.LaFleur and more have also committed to participating as mentors, presenters, and judges at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel this November.

Introducing Revolution’s Second Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Revolution

When Revolution first started the Rise of the Rest Road Trip in 2014, our goal was simply to provide greater visibility for entrepreneurs?—?and and the individuals and organizations that support them?—?in in cities like Detroit, Indianapolis, Denver, New Orleans, Chattanooga, and Phoenix.

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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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.

Pacing

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.,

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.

Recount Media

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This post is also live on USV.com 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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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.

Our Obsessive Fear of Failure

GAN

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 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

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

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.

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

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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.

Leadership: Values

Continuations

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).

In the News: Big news – Stifel and OurCrowd to provide broader access to VC in our biggest US partnership

OurCrowd

These past few weeks have been filled with truly exciting events which we are pleased to share with you. In a groundbreaking move to provide broader access to the Venture Capital asset class, OurCrowd and Stifel Financial Corp. signed a major strategic deal, including investment.

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.