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Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course

Venture Well

José Lugo and Mari Luz Zapata Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez share how VentureWell funding helped in expanding their entrepreneurship course. The post Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course appeared first on VentureWell.

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EO Members Share 6 Mindset Tactics to Tackle Stress Head-On (Part I)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

April is Stress Awareness Month. As driven entrepreneurs, members of EO are quite aware of the high-level stress involved in running and growing a company — and many have developed unique ways of mitigating its potentially damaging effects. Managing stress is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and strong leadership. In part one of our three-part series about mitigating stress, we asked EO members to share their fresh perspectives on go-to stress reduction techniques, quirky daily ritu

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Indonesia’s Jago Coffee Brews Up $6 Million in Series A Funding

AsiaTechDaily

Jago Coffee, an Indonesia-based mobile cafe startup, has successfully secured a Series A funding round of US$6 million. The investment was led by Intudo Ventures and BEENEXT Accelerate, with participation from ORZON Ventures and D Global Ventures.

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CharmHealth Unveils 2024 Innovation Challenge to Bring Creative Solutions to the Fingertips of Healthcare Providers

American Entrepreneurship

Call for Proposals Now Open to Digital Health Startups to Compete on the CharmHealth Ecosystem PLEASANTON, Calif. — April 17, 2024 — CharmHealth , a leader in healthcare technology solutions for providers, today announced the kickoff of its 2024 Innovation Challenge. The fourth annual competition is designed to surface new ideas that will fundamentally improve healthcare and its underlying systems and processes.

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course

Venture Well

José Lugo and Mari Luz Zapata Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez share how VentureWell funding helped in expanding their entrepreneurship course. The post Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course appeared first on VentureWell.

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Bridgewise Secures $21M Funding Led by SIX Group: Expanding AI-Based Investment Analysis Globally

AsiaTechDaily

Bridgewise, an AI-based platform for analyzing global securities, has concluded a $21 million funding round led by SIX Group, with additional support from Group11, L4 Venture Builder, and other major financial institutions. This funding round brings Bridgewise’s total raised capital to $35 million.

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Home Heating and Cooling Innovation Launched with $33M Series A Raise

American Entrepreneurship

Climate Tech Startup introduces sustainability product to accelerate move away from fossil fuels Addressing the 20% of U.S. global warming emissions rising from homes, climate tech startup Quilt is launching in May an innovation that will make the management of the home environment significantly more efficient. The breakthrough technology and sizeable raise is the combination of top people from Google, Apple, Nest, and Tesla with multiple climate tech venture capital firms.

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AI-Enabled Continuity of Care with Ed and Todd Park

Andreessen Horowitz

Vijay Pande, founding general partner of a16z Bio + Health, chats with the builders (and siblings) behind Devoted Health, Ed and Todd Park. The Park brothers, with decades of expertise in healthcare and policy, including as EVP and COO at athenahealth (Ed) and Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Todd), started Devoted with the idea of building a healthcare model from scratch.

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Knowledge Base: Angel funding insights with Bridget Unsworth, Angel Association New Zealand

NZ Entrepreneur

Watch now: (20 mins) In this edition of Knowledge Base, Richard Liew talks with Bridget Unsworth, Executive Director of Angel Association New Zealand (AANZ). If you are building an innovative startup and need funding, tune into this informative discussion where Bridget provides an overview of angel investment funding in New Zealand and plenty of tips for founders considering seeking angel investment.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Unveiling Startup Insights: An Exclusive Interview with Golden Gate Ventures

AsiaTechDaily

Venture capital investments surged to unprecedented heights in 2023, surpassing $600 billion worldwide. This figure shows venture capital driving innovation and economic advancement globally. Within this dynamic landscape, venture capital firms wield significant influence, identifying and nurturing promising startups and propelling them from inception to industry prominence.

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HumanX launches AI Community and Inaugural AI-Event with $6M of Funding Raised

American Entrepreneurship

Multiple-prong approach will help all organizations globally to gain access to AI As AI propels the world into a more sophisticated technology-driven future, it is clear that AI is here to stay and we are only beginning to see and understand its full impact. Given this, HumanX , a recently established forum with funding support from venture capital firms, announced it will host an inaugural AI Conference in Las Vegas on March 10-13, 2025.

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Should board members be elected “for life?”

Berkonomics

No board member should be grandfathered, guaranteed a board seat forever. Practically speaking, this is an impossible goal. We have investigated the restrictions imposed by investment documents and the obvious need to keep continuity on the board with the retention of the CEO position at the very least. But it would be the best of form to require in the bylaws of a corporation that all seats are re-elected annually.

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Beyond the Cup: Tracking Success Stories from the Entrepreneur’s Cup Series – MaxQ

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Saravan Kumar, Ph.D. Represented Oklahoma State University in 2012 Governor’s Cup Finalist, Graduate Student Generated Technology Award Currently CEO of MaxQ Research LLC What was your winning Entrepreneur’s Cup idea and how have you pursued it since? Our winning idea at the Entrepreneur’s Cup was to develop smaller, lighter, high-performance cold chain shipping containers for the safe transportation of temperature-sensitive biologics like blood, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Xsolla and Curine Ventures Launch Game Ecosystem Academy in Kuala Lumpur

AsiaTechDaily

Xsolla, a global player in video game commerce, has partnered with Curine Ventures to establish the Xsolla Curine Academy (XCA) in Kuala Lumpur. The academy, facilitated by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), aims to foster local talent within the gaming industry.

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NJEDA Establishes New Jersey Green Bank to Advance Climate Goals

American Entrepreneurship

TRENTON, N.J. (April 15, 2024) – Last week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved the creation of the New Jersey Green Bank (NJGB), which will make investments in the clean energy sector that will help advance the state’s efforts to make an equitable transition to 100 percent clean energy. The NJGB will make investments through debt, credit enhancements, and other financial vehicles to attract private capital to enable the state to reach its climate goals.

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Why Should a Founder Meet With You?

This is going to be BIG.

I’ve been coaching a lot of non-partner VC professionals and their number one challenge (besides taking obligatory meetings that their GP throws over the fence at the last minute—GPs, why do you do this? Stop wasting your team’s time and a founder’s time. Just pass when you think it’s a pass.) is trying to figure out how to get in front of the best founders with a title like Senior Associate or, potentially worse, Investor, which everyone assumes means Senior Associate.

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Uplifting Black Entrepreneurship in Durham and Raleigh

Forward Cities

It’s clear that the journey ahead for Black Wall Street Forward is filled with promise and potential. Hear from our Durham and Raleigh EBIRs about their vision for the future of BWSF in their communities.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Japanese Web3 Startup Joba Network Secures Investment from Decima Fund

AsiaTechDaily

Joba Network, a Web3 startup headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has secured an investment from Decima Fund, a Web3 investment firm based in Japan. The funding round also saw participation from a group of angel investors. The exact amount of the investment remains undisclosed.

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GCUC Salt Lake City Highlights

GCUC

GCUC Salt Lake City Highlights GCUC Salt Lake City was a hit if we do say so ourselves. If you were not one of the lucky ones to join.

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[BioLumic in Farmers Weekly] BioLumic gets funds to fatten up ryegrass

OurCrowd

Agriculture biotech company BioLumic has received a $5 million investment from AgriZeroNZ to develop a high-producing, low-emissions farm pasture using ultraviolet light. Read more here.

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YC in the UK

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce we’ll be visiting London and three universities in the UK – Cambridge, Imperial, and Oxford. If you’re interested in starting a startup, or are in the early stages of building one, we hope to see you there. Paul Graham, one of the co-founders of Y Combinator, will kick off the trip with a talk in London.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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Singapore’s Nibertex Secures Funding for Eco-Friendly Textile Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Nibertex, a deep tech startup headquartered in Singapore and operating in the Philippines, has concluded a highly successful funding round, which was oversubscribed. This funding initiative was spearheaded by Foxmont Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in the Philippines, with additional support from influential Southeast Asian families.

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Zero Knowledge Summit (zkSummit) 2024: Field notes

Andreessen Horowitz

Field notes from 11th Zero Knowledge Summit (zkSummit) in Athens on April 10, 2024, which focused on zk research, SNARK design, and crypto.

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[NeuReality in Startup News] Accelerating Mass Business AI Adoption: NeuReality Launches Developer Portal for NR1 Inference Platform, Expanding Affordable AI Access

OurCrowd

The post [NeuReality in Startup News] Accelerating Mass Business AI Adoption: NeuReality Launches Developer Portal for NR1 Inference Platform, Expanding Affordable AI Access appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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After creating Google Photos and Bump, David Lieb is our newest Group Partner

Y Combinator

Today Google Photos has more than a billion users. Most of those users probably don’t know that Google Photos' story begins at a startup called Bump — part of YC’s Summer 2009 batch. Bump was a mobile app used by more than 150M people to share photos and contact info by bumping their phones together — something that, at the time, was an absolute game changer.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.