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.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

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

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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.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

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.

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.

Rallying for rural entrepreneurship: addressing the challenges that face rural small businesses

Source Link

I grew up in a small town in north Iowa—Cedar Falls, to be exact.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

Dream It

The venture capital screening call is an important step to get right in due diligence. To get to partners, often you’ll have to go through the associate first.

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.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How to thwart collaboration overload by working smarter

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Rob Cross , professor of global leadership at Babson College, cofounder and research director of the Connected Commons business consortium, and author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being. What is dysfunctional collaboration?

Buildings Key to More Incubator Success

INBIA

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Advancing Equity: Validating Multiple Pathways and Developing a Holistic Organizational Approach

Venture Well

Validating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

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.

How collective data and storytelling can lead to lasting impact for underserved entrepreneurs

Source Link

For the better part of the last decade, our field has greatly evolved.

Will Anyone Care? Building an Exit Strategy

The Seraf Compass

Early stage investors might not view it this way, but… until a company has some form of financial exit (e.g. acquisition or IPO), you are really more like a donor than an investor!

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.