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Are you heading toward burnout?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “If If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla. Life is busy, and focus is hard to come by. We have a plethora of responsibilities, and it’s often hard to choose where to focus our efforts.

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Founders Share Stories and Encouragement on Mental Wellness

GAN

It’s time for some inspiring stories! Over the past few months, the GAN Community came together to support startup founders who have been deeply impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. GAN launched The Founder Support Fund in early May with commitments from GAN Partners UPS, Mailchimp, and Chargebee, members of the GAN Advisory Board, and individual supporters, with GAN matching donations up to $10,000.

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The Five Important Trends in Data, and the One Megatrend Powering Them All

Tomasz Tunguz

Yesterday, Dremio hosted the Subsurface Conference , the first conference on cloud data lakes. More than 5000 people registered, and more than 2500 attended. If one had doubts that cloud data lakes are a strategic area for many in the data ecosystem, those figures should quash them. I delivered a presentation at the end of the day that I’ll share here. Entitled 5 Data Trends You Should Know, the presentation covers the major trends we observe in the data world.

3 Ways to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace Starting Today

Entrepreneurs' Organization

No one can dispute the inherent benefits of diversity in the workplace. A diverse and inclusive organization amplifies the number of potential hires—which means access to the most talented candidates. A variety of backgrounds in your business means a variety of perspectives—which leads to unique innovations. Plus, a culture of inclusion translates into a happier, more productive workforce. Indeed, studies show greater diversity yields greater profits.

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!

CO.STARTERS is a Small Business Too: Part II

Co Starters

The second in a series of inside tips on how we’re keeping our own small business going during the pandemic. Don’t shoot for creativity until you complete this important step. By Jose Alfaro, CO.STARTERS COO. In my last post , I wrote about the practice of assessment—assessment of both yourself and your business. It’s crucial to figure out where you are personally and what your finances look like before you start reaching out to customers.

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TrekIT Health Raises $1M Seed Extension, Hires New Executive Chairman

Dream It

TrekIT Health (HT- ‘18) is a HIPAA compliant and secure, real-time workspace for synthesizing information across EHRs and care teams. Clinicians love TrekIT because of its intuitive and predictive interface which serves as a cure for disjointed information systems and a replacement for paper task lists. Today, the company announced closing $1M in additional seed financing.

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moving design and innovation courses online: emphasize empathy and objectives

Venture Well

When moving your innovation courses online, it's important to focus on objectives and how best to academically and emotionally support your students. . The post moving design and innovation courses online: emphasize empathy and objectives appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

There’s no stopping the flywheel that is Tulsa Innovation Labs

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. A flywheel is a heavy and perfectly balanced wheel that collects energy over time and releases it fast. “Flywheel” is a perfect description of the multi-phase, city-wide strategy powered by Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) and a $50 million multi-year investment by the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF). TIL is aimed at making Tulsa a technology hub by building “Tulsa’s tech niche” from the inside out.

Entrepreneurship and the Next CARES Act

Forward Cities

This text first appeared on The New Localism and is co-authored by Christopher Gergen, Nic Gunkel, Bruce Katz, and Victor Hwang. As Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package, it is clear that the size and incentives surrounding unemployment benefits will be a major focus of contention between Republicans and Democrats in the Congress. We add another proposal to the mix: use unemployment insurance to encourage entrepreneurship as well as traditional employment.

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.

A New Network for Startup Community Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow— Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to connect, learn, and grow.

advancing aneurysm treatment with game-inspired design: q&a with Gopesh Tilvawala of Neurotendo

Venture Well

E-Team Neurotendo developed a game-inspired device that enables safer and quicker aneurysm treatment with higher success rates. The post advancing aneurysm treatment with game-inspired design: q&a with Gopesh Tilvawala of Neurotendo appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology

International Coworking Day

GCUC

August 9th is International Coworking Day, the day to celebrate the fact that we are all part of something far greater than ourselves. Locally and. The post International Coworking Day appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community

Some Thoughts on GPT-3

Continuations

By now, if you are in tech and haven’t been on an extended Techmeme and Twitter break you have heard about GPT-3 a new and massive language model developed by OpenAI. I have played around with it a bit myself and its capabilities are impressive. Here are some thoughts. The model perfectly illustrates the ever moving bar on what we consider artificial intelligence. Not that long ago facial recognition didn’t work at all, now computers routinely outperform humans.

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 Economics of Belonging

EntreWorks Consulting

I just finished an interesting new book by Martin Sandbu, economics writer for The Financial Times. The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity for All was published pre-COVID 19 but is full of good ideas that would enhance our economic recovery from the pandemic and beyond. Sandbu seeks to understand the economic causes of the current backlash we’re seeing across developed economies.

How the Pandemic is Changing World Healthcare: Dr. Paul Rothman, Johns Hopkins

OurCrowd

Hospitals were at maximum capacity for weeks on end due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. While medical professionals gave their full attention to those suffering from the epidemic, patients with other health concerns were often sent home from hospitals both for their own safety and to increase available space for COVID-19 patients. Those reliant on routine medical care or in need of other emergency care were left looking for ways to access medical professionals while staying safe.

GCUC is headed to Asia Pacific

GCUC

You saw our hints on LinkedIn last week but we are here to confirm the rumors – GCUC is headed to the Asia Pacific, The post GCUC is headed to Asia Pacific appeared first on GCUC Community. Conference Community Coworking Trends GCUC Webinars Health and Well-being COVID-19

Taller con Fernando Morán: El arte de emprender

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 11 de agosto de 2020 a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: El arte de emprender. Descripción: Usando ejemplos de sus propias experiencias como emprendedor y como innovador en las áreas de desarrollo de espacios de co-working para emprendedores y de ecosistemas digitales, Fernando Morán nos hablará de los desafíos, los logros y hasta los fracasos que lo han llevado a reinventarse más de una vez para triunfar en el mundo de los negocios. Regístrate aquí.

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.

Seraf Toolbox: Guidelines for Successful Board Meetings and Investor Reports with Early Stage Companies

The Seraf Compass

Running a successful board meeting requires planning and discipline. Which in turn requires some experience and some guidelines. Without this preparation, you will waste precious time focusing on the wrong things. To help you orchestrate great board meetings, we pulled together a collection of well-tested guidelines that will make any early stage company board more productive

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Entrepreneurship And The Climate Crisis

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Vinod Khosla penned a fantastic blog post this week outlining how a few entrepreneurs have made a material impact on clean energy and reducing our collective carbon footprint in the last decade and how a few more can move the needle even further in the next one. Vinod starts off with this statement: 12–15 entrepreneurs, driven by entrepreneurial energy and passion for a vision, and a little bit of luck, could change the climate crisis into societal transformation.

9 Things We’ve Learned From COVID (And Why It Was Good For Coworking)

GCUC

GCUC coworking community founder and boss lady, Liz Elam provides advice and inspiration for all. COVID was good for the GCUC world of coworking. The post 9 Things We’ve Learned From COVID (And Why It Was Good For Coworking) appeared first on GCUC Community. Retrospective Health and Well-being COVID-19

In the News: An alternative way to go public is heating up beyond recognition

OurCrowd

Beyond Meat and Lemonade were the best performing IPO debuts of 2019 and 2020 thus far – both companies in which OurCrowd had the privilege to offer our investors before they went public. We are proud to be counted among those who have supported these impactful companies, and look forward to taking part in the journeys of more promising companies in the future.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

YC S20 Virtual Demo Day

Y Combinator

On August 24 and 25, YC will host our 31st Demo Day live over Zoom. After considering community feedback from our first, rapidly planned online Demo Day in March , we’ve decided that a live Demo Day is an important part of founders’ YC experience. The event will span two days, with half the batch presenting on day one and the other half on day two; every company will have one minute to present.

Repost: Open Up Vs Break Up

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was in a board meeting for most of yesterday so I did not watch the theatrics on Capitol Hill. William told me that there were many calls for breaking up the big tech companies. So I thought I would repost this which I wrote about a year ago. There have been many calls to break up the large Internet monopolies; Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. Breaking up a large monopoly feels like a very 19th/20th century move to me.

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How to Recruit a Marketing Team with Great Product Marketing and Demand Generation Abilities

Tomasz Tunguz

Marketing has many disciplines. Bill Macaitis counts nine. Gabe Larsen enumerates more. Howeve you may count and divide marketing skills, marketing is the team with the broadest mandate of different techniques to master. To handle this complexity, some startups have split the role under two leaders: a head of product marketing and a head of demand generation. This organizational pattern isn’t an anomaly. I searched on LinkedIn for VP Demand Generation. 464k results.

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[Varo Money in Pyments] Varo Awarded FinTech National Charter

OurCrowd

“Varo Bank’s opening … represents the evolution of banking and a new generation of banks that are born from innovation and built on technology intended to empower consumers and businesses,” said Brian Brooks, OCC’s acting comptroller in a statement. “As As a new national bank, Varo joins the world’s most respected system of financial institutions and has the opportunity to become a household name as many other national banks have become.”. Read more here.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.