Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions on their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights into the state of the accelerator industry as it stands in any particular year. Responses from our yearly survey culminate in a giant data report available to any accelerator from the community that provided us with their data.

Angel Investing War Stories: Roller Coaster Rides and Lessons Learned

The Seraf Compass

One of the best parts about angel investing is all the great stories you gather over the years.

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Marketing Your Portfolio Companies to Other Investors

David Teten - VC

One of my most important responsibilities as a VC is recruiting appropriate co-investors and follow-on investors. See How VCs structure a syndicate and recruit coinvestors for more on this. I’ve provided here a template for sharing profiles of your companies with other VCs. At every VC where I’ve worked, I’ve created a set of short company descriptions in the format below.

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

Co Starters

By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary. As the ecosystem building approach to economic and community development gains interest and credibility, the title of “ecosystem builder” has emerged to represent a specific type of community leader.

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!

No Limits: Looking Back with GSEA Finalist Carlos Rivas

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Carlos Rivas was a student in El Salvador when he competed in the 2012 EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). After earning a spot as a finalist, he traveled to New York City to take part in the Global Finals.

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NewsGuard: Fighting misinformation with Nutrition Labels for news

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

NewsGuard helps its users distinguish between reliable news websites and those from bad actors trying to fool readers. By Macaela Bennett and Sarah Brandt. When you see a headline in a social media post or search result, do you know who’s behind the article or whether they have an agenda?

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Meet the Startups of Batch 25

500

At 500, it’s our mission to back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, whether they’re on the other side of the globe or in our own backyard. The latest San Francisco accelerator batch was no exception. Over the past three months, companies from 12 countries participated in our flagship program, building their companies and preparing for Demo Day on August 22nd. Competition was fierce, and these companies represent the top 2% of applicants for our accelerator.

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Practical Ways that Canadian Startups Can Go Global (Without Leaving Home)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Manny Padda an entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist who won the 2016 Canadian Angel of the Year Award. As an EO Vancouver member, he was the 2017 Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Citizen of the Year Award. .

How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives

Venture Well

Challenging assumptions is a valuable process for any venture, and one that entrepreneurs should not be afraid to embrace. The post How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators global health Saving Lives at Birth

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.

LaunchPad Lift Student Business Spotlight: Visos

TechStars

Highlights of student-led ventures participating in LaunchPad Lift, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad® powered by Techstars® entrepreneurship program.

Snacking on Growth in Miami

500

Breaking Down the Business of Startup Growth: Did you know that each day we provide a snack to founders? The Snack daily newsletter provides tips for startup growth-hacking that are fun and easy to digest. Founders sign up to learn some cool new things, help their startups grow, and to have a quick laugh. Here are a couple of examples: The Snack // July 4, 2019 Don’t send email from a no-reply send address…!

How to Accept Challenges and Thrive Alongside Business Risk

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by David Disiere. Fear of failure can have significant sway over entrepreneurs wanting to launch their own startups. But imagine what would be possible if failure were completely and utterly avoidable. Further, imagine what would be possible if failure did not hold anyone back.

Smart Women, Smart Hustle - New Events, Community and Content

Smart Hustle Magazine

Women-owned and women-led businesses are on the rise. Female founders are not a “niche” category but a powerful community of leaders and executives who are increasingly starting companies, seeking funding, living their dreams, providing for their families, employing others and thriving.

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.

Techstars Brings Smart Mobility-Focused Accelerator to Turin, Italy

TechStars

Techstars and Compagnia Di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center announce Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator, first Techstars accelerator in Italy. BOULDER, Colo.

What makes a successful and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem? (Part 2)

Forward Cities

Reflections on measurement and definitions for evaluation – Part 2. By Stacey Williams , PhD, MPH – Director of Evaluation, Forward Cities. The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully.

Notes from Office Hours with Guillaume Cabane

Tomasz Tunguz

A little while ago, we were lucky to host Guillaume Cabane at Office Hours in a new format: 30 minute 1-on-1s with a few companies. It was a huge success and a format that we will continue because of all the learning. Guillaume was kind to share some takeaways from the event below. If you’re in B2B SaaS, you most likely have a finite TAM. For the love of ARR, please get the exact list of all accounts in your TAM (at least US). Do some simple math to output a predicted value per account.

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7 Resources to Help You Find a Mentor Today

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you’re trying to find your way in the world as an entrepreneur , or simply in your career, you should know that you don’t have to go at it alone. There is a long line of women who have walked this road before you.

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.

Techstars Announces Accelerator in Abu Dhabi, Second Accelerator in UAE

TechStars

Techstars partners with Hub71 to launch Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. BOULDER, Colo. July 23, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Hub71 Accelerator.

Can your team overcome messy problems?

Berkonomics

Some problems seem impossible to surmount. Leaders and teams can be overwhelmed. We’ve all probably experienced this. Several big problems hit us at once. Or the system goes down, stranding everyone. Or worse yet, “We’ve been hacked.” Add the twist of ransomware? The inevitability of a big problem.

Knight Riders

OurCrowd

Ten years ago, cars with built-in Bluetooth, GPS, and parking sensors were the domain of luxury vehicles. Now, even the most affordable economy level car has these features. The next 10 years in auto-tech promise to make the last few decades look like a warm-up. Going Autonomous.

Proptech, AI and the Future of the Workspace Sector: a Q&A with Antony Slumbers

GCUC

by Cat Johnson. Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part interview series with proptech expert Antony Slumbers, originally posted on uk.gcuc.co.

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.

Techstars Partners with LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University to bring SportsTech Accelerator to Melbourne

TechStars

Techstars launches second accelerator focused on SportsTech, in Australia. BOULDER, Colo. July 22, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator.

YC Interviews in Israel

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Tel Aviv for founders based in Israel. These interviews will take place on September 10 and 11. We’ve been funding Israeli startups for a long time, and this time we thought it would be easier if we went right to the source. These interviews will be just like regular YC interviews. There is no difference in the application or in our criteria for acceptance. If accepted, you’ll join the YC Winter 2020 batch.

Funding Friday: “Arduino Meets Crypto”

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This Kickstarter project is for a circuit board that makes it easy for developers to create IOT devices that work on Blockchains. It currently supports Ethereum, Whisper, and IPFS. I backed it this morning and am sharing it with all of you in case you want to as well. blockchain crowdfunding crypto

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Your body, disrupted

OurCrowd

In April, scientists at Tel Aviv University “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularized heart using a patient’s own cells and biological material. This is just the tip of the medical iceberg.

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.