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The Real Rebuilding Will Begin after the Election, and it Will Start with Entrepreneurs, Economic Developers, and Ecosystem Builders

Co Starters

Here’s the good news: One way or another, the 2020 election will be over soon. . Here’s the bad news: This election will leave scars, and we have a lot of things that need to be fixed. The past few years have left a lot of people, locally and nationally, asking “What’s next?”. Here’s what’s next:

advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship

Venture Well

Mentorship and outreach complement each other as important strategies for broadening participation for underrepresented student innovators who are considering I&E programs. The post advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship appeared first on VentureWell.

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The Seraf Compass

My favorite time of year in New England is early Fall. The heat and humidity of summer are gone, and the air is crisp and clear. Separating the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the Charles River is alive with sailors from several local universities and the Community Boating center.

What Motivates Ecosystem Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020.

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!

4 Financial Tips During COVID: Make Your Money Work for You

Smart Hustle Magazine

Kedma Ough and Rashedia Mayhane spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about money tips and tools for your small business. H osted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August 2020. The next one will be in this spring of 2021.

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Rebuilding NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I spent a good part of saturday walking around NYC. At one point, we walked through the massive and amazing Chelsea Piers complex and saw this plaque: Think about that.

Banking during a pandemic means making accommodations

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. We can get the national perspective of the pandemic’s current and after-effect on the banking and finance industries from the Wall Street Journal, but to get an Oklahoma banker’s perspective on the industry post-pandemic, I reached out to Darryl Schmidt, CEO of BancFirst.

America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference

Smart Hustle Magazine

The year 2020 has shaken the entire world, including the small business world. Some businesses have closed doors forever, while many others have pivoted and adopted resilience. Not being alone as an entrepreneur has been one way to rise up and power punch any challenge.

Cohort 6 Results: significant increases in organizations' ability to innovate, employee confidence…

Unrestricted Revenue

Innovation Accelerator Results (Cohort 6) The Big Picture Organizations’ ability to innovate increased by more than 25%. Individual students’ abilities increased by at least 75% in these areas : Confidence. Ability to identify all of a project’s stakeholders, their incentives, and the roles they can play in helping (or hindering) a project’s success.

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.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am in the middle of a week of back to back to back to back all day meetings. Which means I am not responsive on email, which means I am not getting anything done, which means I can’t be easily reached. Which means I am stressed. In times like this, I like to remind myself of my priorities. What matters most? For me, I like this line of f words which does not include the one I want to use when I feel like this ??. Family, friends, fitness, firm, fires. Family comes first, always.


New Look, Continued Commitment

Angel Capital Association

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager ACA emails have a new look! The Angel Capital Association’s top priority is to service our members by providing resources to help with making smart investments and improving returns. Whether it is an upcoming event or a new piece of legislation, ACA wants to help our members easily identify the benefits that are most applicable to each individual. We are thrilled to unveil our refreshed email design to make content straightforward and accessible.

Support from Dell for Small Business: Uplifting Your People & Maximizing Resources

Smart Hustle Magazine

Erik Day from Dell spoke about small business technology at the Survive and Thrive Summit , hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media. The first two Summits were held virtually in April and August 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned!

[OurCrowd in The National] Israel’s most active VC firm courts UAE investors


OurCrowd, an Israeli crowdfunding and venture investment company which includes former US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, courted UAE investors in a virtual meeting on Tuesday, touting opportunities to fund start-ups in areas like healthcare, mobility and artificial intelligence.

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.

Stablecoin Adoption Revisited

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw that the SEC and the OCC issued guidance on fiat backed stablecoins yesterday. Better late than never. Because fiat backed stablecoins are seeing significant adoption this year. I wrote a post about stablecoin adoption in June in which I said this: I was perusing the crypto markets today and noticed that Tether, the grandfather of all stablecoins, is approaching a $10bn market cap, making it the third most valuable crypto asset after Bitcoin and Ethereum.


How to Predict the Forward Multiple of a Software Company

Tomasz Tunguz

High growth software companies are valued based on forward revenue multiples. In other words, to calculate the enterprise value of a business, you multiply the revenue by the forward multiple. But, how does the market set the multiple? What predicts the forward multiple, or correlates with it?

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The YC Directory

Y Combinator

We recently launched the YC Directory. The directory lists 2,000+ publicly launched YC companies and makes it simple to filter by batch, industry, status, region, and company size.

[DouxMatok in The new Yorker] The Race to Redesign Sugar


The looming impact of new nutrition standards, combined with regulatory pressure and public sentiment, has led to something of a panic in the industry, and a flurry of innovation.

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.

Fighting the Climate Crisis is the Most Pro-Progress Program


There are still people out there who seem to believe that fighting the climate crisis is somehow in opposition to progress. That it will hold the economy back. The exact opposite is the case. Fighting the climate crisis is the most pro-progress program we can embark on.

Community of Cultivators: Edition 38


Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global. The post Community of Cultivators: Edition 38 appeared first on GCUC Community. Community Cultivators Blog Series

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] UAE Angel investors introduced to the landscape of Israeli innovation


Noting that both the UAE and Bahrain are “true leaders” when the topics being discussed are smart cities, healthcare, transportation and shipping, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved noted that “in these areas, we don’t look to lead, we look to learn” from possible new partners – now made possible thanks to the recently signed Abraham Accords. Read more here.

[OurCrowd in i24] Emirati Investor Masaood Rahma Al Masaood on Israel-UAE Business, Tech Ties


Emirati Investor Masaood Rahma Al Masaood on Israel-UAE Business, Tech Ties. Watch more here. The post [OurCrowd in i24] Emirati Investor Masaood Rahma Al Masaood on Israel-UAE Business, Tech Ties appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center Newsticker newsticker ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News


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.”

[BioCatch in Business Wire] Experian and BioCatch Provide a Global Financial Services Provider With a 73% Lift in Fraud Detection


Amidst the pandemic, consumers have progressively shifted more and more of their activities online.