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Innovation Through Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Ruchir Punjabi , the co-founder and chief digital officer of Distributed Energy , a company that matches investors with renewable energy projects across Africa, Middle East and India, and the founder of Langoor, which was sold to Havas Group in 2019. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) UAE chapter. A version of the following article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Middle East.

Creative ways to earn money in difficult times

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Elise Kemp. Life is unpredictable. Markets take a turn, opportunities disappear, and unforeseen circumstances prevent us from being able to follow through with business as usual. Adaptability is the key to survival in an ever-changing world. If external pressures force you to redirect your source of income, please remember this is not a failure. This is an opportunity to come out stronger and more resilient — and to get creative.

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Not All Gross Margin Is The Same

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote a blog post in September of last year arguing that gross margins and operating margins really matter when valuing companies. I argued that “software companies with software margins” are better businesses than tech companies that are not really software companies but a tech-enabled version of some other business. But gross margins, in particular, can be tricky to compare.

Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever

500

Long before diversity and inclusion became buzzwords, we decided to make venture capital inclusive from day one at 500 Startups. They became our guiding principles, because we know that great talent exists in all forms, no matter your gender, race, nationality, age, or background. Since 2010, we have expressed our commitment to those values in multiple ways.

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!

A Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs, From the Consumer-Facing Sector

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi, partner, Decker & Halabi , and member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization UAE. A version of the following article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Middle East. As an entrepreneur in the UAE, I have been in consumer-facing industries, such as leisure, food and beverage and fitness.

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COVID-19 Funding Relief and Financial Tools for Small Businesses

Source Link

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small Main Street businesses especially hard. Mindful that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, numerous government agencies, philanthropies and private companies have set up relief funds to provide these small businesses with grants and low-interest loans. Small Business and Entrepreneurship

how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems

Venture Well

We identified potentially promising—and interrelated—solutions to common obstacles to comprehensive IP education. The post how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty intellectual property teaching resources

VIDEO: A Salute To Three Businesses Who Focus on Sustainable Development

Smart Hustle Magazine

On Ramon's recent Facebook Live with HelloAlice he saluted three business owners who are building businesses focused on sustainability. The three companies are Pathwater , Staci's Pita Chips , and Veggie Pod. What I learned about these companies, and others like them, is that entrepreneurs can make money, build profit and grow a thriving business and yet have it still focused on doing good for the environment and our bodies.

Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup overcomes pandemic to conduct virtual competition, honor winners in online ceremony

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Contact: Sarah Seagraves, Senior VP for Marketing. 405) 813-2403. sseagraves@i2E.org. May 1, 2020. OKLAHOMA CITY — Student entrepreneurs from college campuses across Oklahoma pitched winning business plans online to virtual panels of judges in the recent Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup competition that awarded $158,000 in cash prizes and scholarships.

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.

Timing, Luck, and Surviving

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This moment we have been living through over the last two months has put pressure on many companies to figure out how to keep the lights on and stay in business. It has also been a second wind for some companies that have been struggling to survive in difficult sectors like delivery, food, and e-commerce. At the intersection of those two things lies a truth that I have seen over the years. If you stick around long enough, you can often catch a lucky break.

eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics

Venture Well

Adam Stager of E-Team, TRIC Robotics, is working to eliminate pesticides from farming to protect workers and the environment. The post eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics appeared first on VentureWell. Sustainable Innovation E-Team Early-stage innovators

Leading Culture During COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Entire offices, corporations and industries have made the unprecedented shift to a virtual existence in light of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. The truth is, the principles of maintaining culture don’t change because we are online but the emphasis does.

Ben Franklin’s New ReStart Initiative Targets Counties in Central & Northern PA

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP is pleased to announce the ReStart initiative; a new program that will quickly begin investing $2 million in tech-startups and small manufacturers adversely affected by the COVID-19.

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.

Businesses adapt amid pandemic

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” ” This saying is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Plato. After multiple translations from ancient Greek over more than 2000 years, it is no surprise that scholars debate the exact wording that Plato used in The Republic, but regardless his observation is spot on: When the need to do something is strong enough, humans will find a way. If ever there was a time that fits Plato’s proverb, it is now.

The Geographic Concentration of Venture Capital(ists)

Ian Hathaway

Last week, The New York Times published an article arguing that a “wave of venture capitalists is heading to quieter, less-expensive locales, where they are helping fund start-ups.”

Do People Care About Privacy?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I got a lot of feedback on my post yesterday and a bunch of it was around the issue of privacy and whether we really care to keep our personal data private. I think we are increasingly aware of our data and the need to have more control over it and how it is used. When people ask me about this, I like to show them this chart : That is the daily search traffic on our portfolio company DuckDuckGo’s private search engine.

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Taller con Celina Portillo: Estrategias para enfrentar la crisis COVID-19 en la industria de alimentos

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Cuándo: martes 5 de mayo, 3:00 PM (hora de El Salvador). Tema: Estrategias para enfrentar la crisis COVID-19 en la industria de alimentos. Descripción: Celina Portillo CEO de Auténtico Bistro & Café y YLAI Fellow 2018 compartirá estrategias para enfrentar la crisis actual generada por los riesgos de salud asociados a la pandemia del COVID-19 y por la cuarentena que ha obligado a muchos a cerrar sus restaurantes.

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.

Impact Hub Honolulu Rebrands as They Depart From Global Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

After 5 years, Impact Hub Honolulu has decided to depart from the global Impact Hub Network in an effort to localize their focus and best serve their local community. . “ Hawai’i is unique in so many ways, and we want to move purposefully and recognize that. […] We are putting our attention and resources into building an inclusive network better suited to local businesses, networks and individuals.

Broadband Adoption and Rural Wealth Creation

EntreWorks Consulting

An interesting new on-line data set from Go Daddy takes a look at internet use by rural residents and rural entrepreneurs. Researchers are digging into this data and producing some interesting early results. For example, the data suggest that places with more active adoption of internet and denser concentrations of businesses with an on-line presence outperform other rural regions on many important economic measures. This is an interesting and very important set of findings.

Exposure Alerting

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Christina Farr at CNBC has a good post that details the back story of how Apple and Google came together to implement an interoperable system and a set of APIs and SDKs to allow third parties to build exposure alerting apps on their mobile operating systems. Like many in tech, I have been interested in exposure alerting (which we used to call digital contact tracing) since this pandemic started spreading around the world.

Taller con Óscar Tadeo: Reinventando tu negocio de productos hechos a mano

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Cuándo: viernes 8 de mayo, 10:00 AM (hora de El Salvador). Tema: Reinventando tu negocio de productos hechos a mano.

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.”

Nobel laureate takes aim at coronavirus in Canada

OurCrowd

SaNOtize treatment against COVID-19 confirmed in lab, approved for Phase II trials. Canada emerged front and center in the fight against the coronavirus on Wednesday as Health Canada approved Phase II clinical trials for a nitric oxide treatment shown to be 99% effective against COVID-19 developed by SaNOtize , an OurCrowd portfolio company based in Vancouver.

GCUC Online 2020 Recap!

GCUC

Last week we took the GCUC conference experience online for the first time and what an amazing turnout! While we couldn’t connect in person. The post GCUC Online 2020 Recap! appeared first on GCUC Community. Uncategorized Coworking Conference Community GCUC USA GCUC Webinars

Funding Friday: Food Bank NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Food Bank For New York City is NYC’s leading hunger-relief organization. During this crisis, the number of people turning to their emergency food network has increased by 50%. Here are some interesting stats from their website: $1 helps provide 5 meals. 1/day helps provide 150 meals every month. I just donated some money to help feed people in need in NYC. If you want to join me, you can do so here. USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — May 1, 2020 No End of Computer History (Yet).

Alumni Corner con Daniela Zuluaga: Aspectos positivos de la COVID-19 en el medio ambiente

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Alumni Corner – YLAI Daniela Zuluaga. NUEVO PRODUCTO DIGITAL ¿Te perdiste de nuestra primera transmisión de #AlumniCorner ? Repasa aquí el lado amable de lo que está pasando tras la pandemia de la #COVID19. Daniela Zuluaga, co fundadora y CEO de Sentido Verde – Eco consultores nos comparte también sus tips para ser ambientalistas imperfectos.

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.