2021

Why Creativity is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by B. Jeffrey Madoff. When the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the US in January of 2020, the situation demanded a rapid response. A new, highly contagious virus posed an imminent threat to the world.

InBIA Releases Playbook to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Centers

INBIA

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SourceLink + National League of Cities – Impacting Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

Source Link

SourceLink®, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are pleased to announce the results of recent efforts to advance entrepreneurial development in Kankakee and Belvidere, Illinois.

4 outrageous ideas to reinvigorate company culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chris Kirksey, an EO member in Washington, DC, and the CEO of Direction Inc. , a Washington, DC-based SEO and SEO software agency. Chris is a US Army Veteran and mentor for US military service members transitioning into the civilian world.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. Society is reorienting to a new post-pandemic norm?—?even even before the pandemic itself has been fully tamed.

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Best practices to building an inclusive business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Having an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace has many benefits.

Today’s entrepreneurs weigh in: Is entrepreneurship a lonely journey?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At the core of Entrepreneurs’ Organization ‘s mission is helping entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. And one of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is by encouraging valuable experience sharing.

Buildings Key to More Incubator Success

INBIA

The post Buildings Key to More Incubator Success appeared first on InBIA

How Not To Regulate Innovation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Secretary Of Treasury, in his last month in office, is giving us a textbook case of how not to regulate important technology innovation. The issue is “unhosted wallets” and how regulated exchanges and other “hosted wallets” interact with them.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the On Deck Fellowship

This is going to be BIG.

There’s been an emergence of “pre-accelorator” or “people accelorator” programs—experiences that you can buy your way into with cash, as opposed to potentially valuable future equity, that replicate the education and network provided by the likes of YCombinator.

Betting Beyond the Bowl: Investing in Sweetgreen Was Always About More Than Salad

Revolution

In 2013, Sweetgreen had 22 locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Boston, and New York?—?the the first a 560-square-foot shack in our backyard.

You’re Not a Genius

GAN

A few weeks ago, I was on a Zoom call with a founder. She had just won a global pitch competition with an incredible idea and pitch. We’d been connected through a good friend, and I jumped on the call with no agenda other than to see how I could help her.

The entrepreneur in all of us – How COVID revealed gaps and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape

Source Link

Entrepreneurs are a hardy breed. They’re used to overcoming challenges and quickly pivoting, and at no time in recent history has the world needed those qualities more.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Deal Breakers for Investors

Paul G. Silva

Caya and his team at Slidebean kindly interviewed me about often-invisible deal-killer for startup raising money: the investment-culture differences between varying groups of investors.

Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Vanna Phon on Unsplash Customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many startups from e-commerce to gaming to marketplace companies, among others.

A Founder's Guide to Notes & SAFEs: Caps, Discounts & More

Dream It

Raising early-stage funding? You’ll need to know the ins and outs of convertible notes and SAFEs. In this Dreamit Dose, Steve Barsh, Managing Partner at Dreamit, gives you his breakdown and tells you what issues to avoid on these early-stage financing instruments.

Finding your brand identity in 4 steps

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. In an era where an endless number of apps, news stories, social media posts, and products are all competing for attention, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

How entrepreneurs benefit from ‘Alien Thinking’

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurial success hinges on generating breakthrough ideas. But we have cognitive biases that keep us stuck in well-worn patterns of thinking.

InBIA’s Entrepreneurship Centers of the Year, Specialty, and Prestigious Awards

INBIA

The post InBIA’s Entrepreneurship Centers of the Year, Specialty, and Prestigious Awards appeared first on InBIA. Blog InBIA News InBIA Awards

Seed Rounds At $100mm Post Money

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have been seeing quite a few seed rounds getting done in and around $100mm post-money and that concerns me for a few reasons: Seed stage is when a company has a good team, a good idea, but has not yet proven product market fit and a go to market model, and has not yet demonstrated a sustainable business model.

Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

how can we make innovation more inclusive?

Venture Well

Underrepresented innovators share their insights and experiences on how to make innovation more inclusive, ensuring underrepresented students consider entrepreneurship as a career path. The post how can we make innovation more inclusive? appeared first on VentureWell.

The Human and Ecosystem Value of Your Product

GAN

Every generation has an opportunity. Today’s generation, with the help of previous generations, has helped redeemed the view of the for-profit company. We see the benefit in its existence and the value it provides to the world.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

The SourceLink team has kept a close eye out for updates since the U.S. Small Business Administration first released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.

Getting On The Same Page - Verifying Goal Alignment

The Seraf Compass

Have you ever been disappointed by someone or by some product that you purchased? Nine times out of ten it’s due to not having the right expectations for one reason or another. Investments are no different from other purchases.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!