Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap

Co Starters

We launched Center on Rural Innovation to address what has become the largest rural opportunity gap in our nation’s history. Embrace Unexpected Opportunities . The post Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap appeared first on CO.STARTERS®.

UC Students Gain New Resources, Opportunities Through Expanded Entrepreneurship Program


The $5 million expansion of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars program will give more UC campuses critical access to resources, opportunities and mentorships for students and recent graduates across disciplines and experience levels. “As

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Investing In Distressed Communities. Opportunity Zones

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray got a chance to talk with Scott Turner, the Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which is quite a mouthful, so you can refer to it as WHORC. Opportunity Zones and What They Are. Opportunity Zones appeared first on

Opportunity Amid Volatility


Maybe the region will be caught in this perpetual cycle of intense local inflation and an abundance of resources, and the ones who will thrive in such waters are those who, amid all these never-seen-before changes, seize the opportunity that volatility provides. It’s an unusual time in the markets.

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

Want to Solve a Social Problem? Turn It Into an Economic Opportunity


The key is to turn a social problem into an economic opportunity. “If Katica began with a hypothesis: from the macroeconomic perspective, gender equity is an economic opportunity. Katica Roy is on a mission to close the gender equity gap—in her lifetime.

Thinking About Berlin: Unleashing a Creative Opportunity

This is going to be BIG.

That's what will attract the best entrepreneurs here--an opportunity to push limits and explore the future of innovation. How much longer will the opportunity to clone startups for other cultures and countries last when we become more and more connected everyday?

Solution Stories: Expanding Opportunity in Franklin County, Ohio

Forward Cities

For many cities, a history of red-lining , unequal development, and decisions to build highways through thriving minority communities contributed in significant ways to disparities in wealth and access to opportunities in our neighborhoods. Editor's Note.

Time for the Opportunity Fund?

EntreWorks Consulting

Third Way has recently released a plan to create a new $60 billion Opportunity Fund to encourage venture capital (VC) investments in locations outside of America’s VC hotspots. At $60 billion, the Opportunity Fund is a big idea, but not necessarily a new one. This deep knowledge base yields several important lessons for the Opportunity Fund. I don’t know if the Fund has a chance of being enacted, but I’m happy to see the Opportunity Fund concept out in the policy debate.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Cybersecurity firm benefits from Oklahoma opportunities

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. As I talk daily with Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs, elected officials and investors, I have yet to find one single person who does not agree that economic diversification is critical to our state’s future. However, as easy as it may be to gain agreement that economic diversification is a goal, it is quite a different matter to achieve it as a priority.

Understanding Omni-Channel Opportunities with Square at Founders Day


The post Understanding Omni-Channel Opportunities with Square at Founders Day appeared first on 500 Startups. Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Square, Inc. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Square, Inc.

How to Say “No”: Five Templates to Turn Down Opportunities Gracefully

Jason Calacanis

I’m on deadline for my next book until April 15th 2020, and I won’t have time to meet or review this opportunity. The post How to Say “No”: Five Templates to Turn Down Opportunities Gracefully appeared first on Jason Calacanis Kevin Rose and Tim Ferris did an episode of The Random Show [ [link] ] where Tim Ferris confessed that he had cancelled his next book and refunded the advance.

The Leadership Opportunity in the NYC Innovation Community: Quantitatively Proven

This is going to be BIG.

So that means that more than half the list is new in any given year--a huge opportunity to rise up. When I was in high school, I got pretty intimidated right off the bat. I went to a scholarship school and I felt like I was the last guy they let in. As early as freshman year, everyone seemed to know what they were good at and had already found lots of interests. The best and brightest rose to the top quickly and I didn't believe I would ever break into that crowd.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Wolf Administration Announces New Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs to Develop Innovative Government Solutions

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania is offering opportunities to tech entrepreneurs and startup companies to grow their business by connecting with government clients and developing solutions to make governmental processes more efficient.

Why Share Repurchases Create Large Opportunity Costs for Early Stage Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

But when evaluating them, consider the significant opportunity cost of investing those dollars into the business, especially in the early stages of a company. In the public stock market, share repurchases/buybacks have reached more than $1 trillion in 2018 , a historic high.

Hugh opportunities do NOT command amazing pre-money valuations.


Dave’s note: Popular Bill Payne returns this week with a thoughtful take on valuations. By Bill Payne.

Different Ways To Invest In Startups: The Opportunity… And The Catch


The Opportunity: This is where truly 1,000x outcomes happen. The Opportunity: Instead of pooling risk in a fund, an investor can raise money from others for a specific deal. The Opportunity: VC funds have gotten huge and most have formalized “scout programs” made famous by Sequoia. – The Opportunity: This is the dream! The Opportunity: The infrastructure is set. The Opportunity: Can feel more appealing to newer generations.

Climate Crisis: Humanity’s Biggest Opportunity


But the climate crisis is also humanity’s biggest opportunity. It is our opportunity to leave the Industrial Age behind and enter the Knowledge Age (that’s the term I use in my book World After Capital ). climate crisis opportunitySo far I have been writing about the climate crisis primarily as a threat, an extinction level threat for the human species.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] COVID-19 supply disruption could be opportunity for Israeli start-ups


Speaking to The Jerusalem Post ahead of addressing the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on Monday, former Amazon manager Ackerman said he believes the same disruption will also provide “rampant opportunities” for innovators in Israel.

The Future of Publishing and an Opportunity to Work with CNN/Money

This is going to be BIG.

Don't know if you noticed, but LinkedIn has an editor now. Just think about that for a second. A professional social networking site has hired a content focused executive away from a traditional media company's digital arm. Isn't LinkedIn doing terrifically well with it's recruiting focused business? Isn't ad-supported content a tough place to be? Why would LinkedIn hire away Dan Roth from Fortune a few months ago.

Walmart Marketplace Big Opportunity for Small Businesses with Shopify

Smart Hustle Magazine

I'm always excited at the array of opportunities for small companies, in particular those in partnership with larger brands, like Walmart. The post Walmart Marketplace Big Opportunity for Small Businesses with Shopify appeared first on

As Big Business Pivots, An Opportunity For Small Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

So for US smaller companies who might be experts in emotional health, home office decorations and etc, we have the OPPORTUNITY to adapt and sell in new ways. The post As Big Business Pivots, An Opportunity For Small Business appeared first on

Market Opportunity From Customer Hostility, Exhibit 802.11: Airline WiFi


One class of clear business opportunity, which wouldn’t exist in an ideal world, is created by the service that seemingly makes it as difficult as possible for potential paying customers to make it take their money.

One of the Greatest Opportunities to Learn

Tomasz Tunguz

Consequently, listening is one of the greatest opportunities to learn. Listening is hard, as my friend once said, because you run the risk of having to change the way you see the world. That line stopped me cold when I was reading In the Light of What We Know because it’s so true. To set aside the way we’ve thought about an idea in the past and consider it as if it were a totally new concept is what a Buddhist might call Beginner’s Mind.

The Opportunity Bank

EntreWorks Consulting

That’s why I’m pleased to see that Third Way , a newish DC-based think tank, is pitching a big idea that they are calling the Opportunity Bank. The Opportunity Bank is a proposed trillion dollar funding pool (over ten years) that would update and supercharge the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7a loan program, which currently serves as one of the largest sources of debt capital for small business. The Opportunity Bank.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Israel21c] Prepare for recession, reinvention and opportunity in post-covid economy


The post [OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Israel21c] Prepare for recession, reinvention and opportunity in post-covid economy appeared first on OurCrowd.

Ethics in Machine Learning - An Opportunity for Startups to Lead

Tomasz Tunguz

Consequently, here’s an opportunity for startups to lead, not just technologically, but more broadly. Given all the data, all the computational power, all the human capital the business had amassed, there were many different opportunities to generate revenue in unsavory ways. Defining corporate ethics around these novel technologies is an important part of establishing a startup’s role in the ecosystem and presents an opportunity for thought leadership in the space

2019 LaunchPad Propel Pitch Competition Winners Help Build Student Credit Scores, Connect Young Creative Talent to Opportunities, and Provide Healthy Snacks


Out of nearly 100 student entrepreneurial teams from schools across the U.S. and Ireland, Credit Starter , Cllctve , and Eat Makhana rose above the rest and won in the 2019 Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel pitch competition.

Why are the majority of angel investors focused on opportunities with large TAM?


Because of the economic realities of angel investing, not greed. The hard and unforgiving facts are that the majority of all angel-backed ventures fail completely, losing all the money of all the investors.

The Next Big Opportunity in Mobile Advertising

Tomasz Tunguz

Startups will of course forge innovative paths to market and unlock new opportunities. The typical mobile phone’s home screen is occupied by more than 30 applications. A digital tragedy of the commons, each additional mobile application a user downloads decreases the odds of an average application re-engaging a user. After all, the time spent on mobile isn’t increasing fast enough to cover the marginal application.

Not Sharing the Opportunity to Learn is a Cardinal Sin

Tomasz Tunguz

O’Neill said later, “…no one else had the opportunity to learn [from the accident]. Not sharing an opportunity to learn is a cardinal sin.” I have never worked for a company that was dogmatic about project postmortems but I have always wished I had.

Looking for a Business Idea? Turn What Other People Complain About Into an Opportunity.

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

The founder of Murse World shares the pain point that sparked an idea and launched a business. Business Ideas

One of the Best Business Opportunities in the Next Decade

Tomasz Tunguz

Of course, startups pursuing opportunities in the Industrial Internet will accelerate this pace of change. IoT is a fundamental reinvention of the way the largest industries do business which makes it one of the best business opportunities of the next decade The real promise of the Internet of Things isn’t simply linking millions of devices together, just like the real innovation of the web wasn’t networking a bunch of computers.

[OurCrowd in Calcalist] Strategies, Opportunities, and Challenges the Israeli Tech Industry Faces


The post [OurCrowd in Calcalist] Strategies, Opportunities, and Challenges the Israeli Tech Industry Faces appeared first on OurCrowd.