Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

Want to Build Employee Engagement? Invest in Your People Holistically.

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Robert Glazer is a member of EO Boston and the CEO of Acceleration Partners , a leading independent affiliate management agency with 160 employees. Glazer has established himself as a leader who invests in his team and in the culture of his organization. .

Why Coworking Will Thrive Post-WeWork

GCUC

I consider it part of my job at GCUC to identify and highlight up-and-coming coworking brands and leaders. In 2011, I called Adam Neumann of WeWork and invited him to come to Austin for the very first GCUC conference. He agreed and came to Link Coworking (my brand, which I have since sold) in Austin.

4 ways to foster transparency in your organization

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Ana Gonzalez. Responsible business starts with you.

Building an Investor Pipeline Spreadsheet: Keep Your Funding Flowing!

TechStars

As the Managing Director of Techstars NYC and investor in 120+ companies , I’ve helped dozens of early stage companies connect with investors. But all too often I’ve watched founders struggle with fundraising —- pitching the wrong deal, to the wrong investor, at the wrong time.

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.

When To Fire Your Client. 5 Questions To Ask. From Seth Godin

Smart Hustle Magazine

A powerful thing a freelancer can do for her career is to figure out when to fire the bad clients. Firing bad clients is an essential step on the way to finding better ones. Identifying a client mismatch: The most obvious is a skills-based gap. They need something you’re struggling to do well.

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop?

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the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

Venture Well

We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs. The post the role universities play in startup ecosystem development appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship

Nine Takeaways for Startups After Our Global Tour

GAN

We just finished GAN’s first Momentum Tour, a four-stop global tour with events in Pittsburgh, Hamburg, Lima, and Manama. The entire purpose of this tour from the very beginning was to help startups operating in places like these—smaller markets that aren’t considered the world’s major tech hubs—to have additional connections, tools, and resources to build and grow their companies, wherever they are. Which, by the way, is GAN’s mission.

Scavenger Hunt: What To Look For In A Pitch Deck

The Seraf Compass

Deciding whether to invest in a good idea is hard. Even when its potential is clearly explained. Trying to make that evaluation without a solid explanation is an exercise in needless frustration.

In the News: All of our magic – summed up in one article

OurCrowd

Simply one of the best and most intelligent articles written about OurCrowd in the last six years… How To Let Ordinary Investors Invest In Startups? OurCrowd Has The Answer. And for the fifth year, OurCrowd is proud to be listed in the Top 50 innovators on KPMG’s 2019 Fintech100 list.

Facebook Rolls Out New Features for Veterans

Smart Hustle Magazine

As the U.S. takes today to celebrate heroes all across the Nation, we would like to share some valuable resources to give back to those who’ve helped so many.

WINNERS OF BEN FRANKLIN’S TECHCELERATOR PITCH NIGHT TOOK HOME A TOTAL OF $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 six local tech-entrepreneurs made pitch presentations to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $10,000. The audience of more than 70 people who attended also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch.

edition #16: Clark Reinhart

GCUC

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors.

[Zoomcar in Economic Times] Tata Power partners with Zoomcar for EV fleet

OurCrowd

Power discom TPDDL has rolled out a pilot project to switch over to an electric vehicle fleet for its operations and maintenance work by collaborating with car rental company Zoomcar. Read more here.

How One Entrepreneur Empowers Adults With Disabilities Through Art

Smart Hustle Magazine

About Creativity Explored. Creativity Explored gives artists the space to create, and a space to show off their work. This is a rarity, as many studios focus on just one of the above.

Ben Franklin Alum Company, Sustainable Composites, In The News!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Sustainable Composites Introduces Recycled Enspire Leather To Market, And La-Z-Boy And Timberland Sign On! Pamela Danziger/Forbes. Five years ago two scientists had a mad idea: recycle leather scraps and turn them back into a useable leather product.

Shadowstalker

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Often art can expose issues more clearly than other mediums. A show opened at The Shed this week called Manual Override. It is about the increasing power of technology in our lives and our inability to control it.

[DreaMed in NoCamels] These Israeli companies are driving innovation in diabetes care and treatment

OurCrowd

Hiver and the Evolution of Email

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray caught up with Niraj Ranjan Rout, the co-founder, and CEO of Hiver, a company dedicated to making email better for business. Niraj started out as an electrical engineer and worked as a programmer writing code for 6-7 years. That’s when the startup bug basically bit me,” he laughed. .

What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different?

Y Combinator

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on what makes the top 10% of founders different. Topics. 00:00 – What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different? 00:35 – Great founders execute. 1:22 – Formidability. 2:09 – Clear communication. 3:40 – Internal motivation. 4:52 – Note that “idea” is not on this list. Advice Video Feature

2019 LaunchPad Propel Pitch Competition Winners Help Build Student Credit Scores, Connect Young Creative Talent to Opportunities, and Provide Healthy Snacks

TechStars

Out of nearly 100 student entrepreneurial teams from schools across the U.S. and Ireland, Credit Starter , Cllctve , and Eat Makhana rose above the rest and won in the 2019 Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel pitch competition.

[Beyond Meat in Markets Insider] Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are kicking themselves for not investing in Beyond Meat ahead of its blockbuster IPO (BYND)

OurCrowd

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi had a chance to invest early in Beyond Meat, the buzzy plant-based meat alternative company, through PLUS Capital, a firm that helps celebrities invest in startups, The Wall Street Journal’s Katie Roof reported Thursday. Read more here.

Priorities

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It is planning season when management teams work to develop the roadmap for the coming year. The truth is that it is hard to do more than two or three big things at a time, no matter how large you are. So it is important to put all of the things that the business needs or wants to do on the table and have a vigorous debate about them and then pick a few priorities to focus on. Saying no to things that you really want to do is the telltale sign of a good planning process.

The Data Revolution in Real Estate

Dream It

Real estate data is notoriously fragmented, but a new crop of startups, including Cherre, are helping businesses harness disparate data sources and gain a competitive edge. In this episode, Urbantech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman sits with L.D.

Considering Expanding Your Business? 3 Tips on How to Approach It

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. Making smart decisions for your company is both your privilege and responsibility as a business owner.

[Frontier Car Group in Bloomberg] Frontier Car’s 26-Year-Old CEO Strikes $400 Million Prosus Deal

OurCrowd

Prosus NV’s online classifieds business, OLX Group, said it will invest as much as $400 million in Frontier Car Group, to become the startup’s largest investor. Read more here.

Friday’s Entrepreneurial Summit to showcase ‘spirit and heart’ of Oklahoma

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. The energy is powerful when Oklahoma’s successful and “wannabe” entrepreneurs gather for the Oklahoma Entrepreneurial Summit and the simultaneous Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? WWTB) event for college level entrepreneurs. This year’s program is Friday, November 15. The Summit begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with a networking luncheon, which participants applaud as an industry highpoint year after year.

Funding Friday: The Home Roasting Kit

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Here’s a Kickstarter for all of you coffee lovers: crowdfunding

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4 maneras de fomentar la transparencia en tu organización

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Ana González. Los negocios responsables comienzan contigo.

[Frontier Car Group in Reuters] Prosus classifieds unit invests $400 million in Frontier Car Group

OurCrowd

The classifieds business of Prosus (PRX.AS) is becoming the main shareholder in Berlin-based second-hand car trading platform Frontier Car Group (FCG), through a deal that will knit together their operations across emerging markets. Read more here.

Startup Equity & Funding: 5 Catastrophic Startup Mistakes

Dream It

A thoughtful strategic approach to equity structure and allocation is critical for all startups. Yet, over and over again, startups often make avoidable mistakes that can have catastrophic downstream effects.

Video Of The Week: Mike Bloomberg Talks Climate Crisis At MIT

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This spring, Mike Bloomberg gave the commencement speech at my alma mater MIT. He talks about moonshots, engineers, and the looming climate crisis. It is a great talk and one that shows what kind of leader I would like to see in this country.

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Inspiring energy efficiency in Bolivia and avoiding corruption

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“We work hard to inspire innovation for future generations through our own example,” says Hernann Zabala, of EnerGea in Bolivia.

[Celeno in PR Newswire] Celeno’s Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging Technology Wins the 2019 Best Wi-Fi Innovation Award at Wi-Fi NOW London Conference

OurCrowd

Celeno, a leading provider of smart, innovative Wi-Fi solutions was announced today as winner of 2019 Wi-Fi NOW Best Wi-Fi Innovation Award for its Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging – a breakthrough technology for high-resolution RF Imaging that is enabled by Celeno’s state-of-the-art Wi-Fi connectivity chips. Read more here.

Grinspoon Foundation Championing Entrepreneurship Yet Again

Paul G. Silva

At t his year’s Grinspoon, Garvey & Young [Collegiate] Entrepreneurship Conference hundreds of students participated in an “Idea Madness” event to motivate them to Get Started.

Philanthropy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a week full of philanthropy for The Gotham Gal and me. We are attending two fundraisers for organizations we support and throwing one for an organization we started. I woke up thinking about giving back and how important it has become to us. Neither of us grew up in environments that were deep in philanthropy but somehow we were drawn to it in our thirties. The Gotham Gal got involved in MOUSE when it was formed and became the Board Chair a few years later.