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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.

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.

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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.

Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever


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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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Three Questions to Ask Investors During COVID-19


In early 2019, I wrote one of my most-read blog posts , Two Simple Questions To Ask Every Potential Investor. Those questions were: “What do you specifically look for when you’re investing in companies?”. And a followup question, “Now that I’ve heard everything you’re looking for, I think we’re a fit for your fund. But in your opinion, is that really the case?”. Now that we’re in COVID-19 times, those questions remain as relevant as ever. Here’s why.

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

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. May 1, 2020.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Nobel laureate takes aim at coronavirus in Canada


SaNOtize treatment against COVID-19 confirmed in lab, approved for Phase II trials.

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.

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.

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.


The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

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.

In the News: Meet MigVax, Israel’s leading candidate for the coronavirus vaccine


There is nothing more important for the world right now than developing a vaccine against the coronavirus.

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.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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.

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.

[MigVax in The Jerusalem Post] MigVax: Israeli COVID-19 vaccine closer to trials


We’re getting closer than ever to COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, and it is all thanks to MigVax, which recently secured a $12 million investment from OurCrowd to accelerate the path to clinical trials and bring Israel’s human coronavirus vaccine to market. Read more here.

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.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

GCUC Online 2020 Recap!


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

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.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in NoCamels] Israel at 72: Israeli VCs Are Cautiously Optimistic about The Future, Despite Pandemic


NoCamels spoke to venture capitalists from firms such as Jerusalem Venture Partners, OurCrowd, Aleph, YL Ventures, Ibex Ventures and Grove Ventures about the future of high tech investment in this new normal. Read more here.

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).

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!