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8 Indicators Of The Innovation Focus In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every organization I get asked to help these days seems to realize that innovation is required on their part to survive and thrive in this age of constant change.

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Will Workday lead us out of the Enterprise “AI Winter”?

deal architect

I smiled when Sayan Chakraborty, Co-President mentioned “AI Winter” in his presentation at the Workday AI and ML Innovation Summit last week. I smiled for two reasons: He expressed eloquently in two words what took me much longer to describe.

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7 Ways To Elevate Your Team Connection And Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs need to be effective team leaders, since no one can transform an idea into a product and a business without some help. Unfortunately many founders I work with as a mentor are experts on the technical side, but have no insight into leading a team.

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Time for the tech sector to think about “Business as Unusual”

deal architect

I have seen it repeatedly, 4 years in a row. In 2020, I saw it in the pandemic stress in many execs I captured in the New Normal video series. In 2021, the Moment of Service book I helped IFS. Industry Commentary

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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5 Essential Habits For Every Successful Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

Learning and honing certain skills early in one’s career will prep entrepreneurs for the best chance to thrive. Craig Goodliffe shares more. The post 5 Essential Habits For Every Successful Entrepreneur appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The SVB Saga in Memes

VC Cafe

“The biggest collapse since the financial crisis” is no laughing matter. Silicon Valley Bank was the bank of many founders and funds (30% according to some estimates), including our own at Remagine Ventures.

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8 Entrepreneurship Principles For Anticipating Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in anticipating change today.

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Entrepreneur Home Loans: The Best Financing Solution For Self-Employed Home Buyers

YoungUpstarts

Are you a self-employed business owner having trouble qualifying for traditional home financing? Consider an Entrepreneur Home Loan. The post Entrepreneur Home Loans: The Best Financing Solution For Self-Employed Home Buyers appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Use cases for Generative AI in gaming

VC Cafe

Generative AI is already being used in developer workflows. We expect AI to further augment content creation pipelines by generating images, audio, video, and code.

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Gluecon 13: 2023

Feld Thoughts

GlueCon will occur for the thirteenth time, on May 24th-25th, in Broomfield, Colorado. My Foundry partners and I helped Kim and Eric Norlin create Gluecon in 2009 because we saw the need for a developer-focused event to explore emerging technologies around the cloud and APIs.

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7 Secrets To Positioning Competition For Constituents

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs spend far too much time thinking negatively about competitors, and can’t resist making derogatory statements to their own team, to investors, and even to customers.

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Effective Management Techniques to Reduce Employee Turnover

The Startup Magazine

Did you know approximately 4 million Americans (2.6% of the U.S. workforce) left their job in 2022? Moreover, a Statista’s report reveals that the number of quits has now surpassed the pre-pandemic peak for 21 consecutive months. Young people playing table tennis in workplace, having fun.

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How Can Startups Manage And Promote Employee Wellbeing?

YoungUpstarts

Kate Pritchard of People Insight shares a few reasons why employee wellbeing is important for both the individual employee and the organisation as a whole. The post How Can Startups Manage And Promote Employee Wellbeing? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Is Generative AI the biggest platform shift since Cloud and Mobile?

VC Cafe

i think AI is going to be the greatest force for economic empowerment and a lot of people getting rich we have ever seen — Sam Altman (@sama) February 13, 2023 I’ve been covering generative AI in VC Cafe for the past couple of years.

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When LLMs Collide With Software Development and Economics

Feld Thoughts

Paul Kedrosky and Eric Norlin of SK Ventures wrote an interesting and important essay titled Society’s Technical Debt and Software’s Gutenberg Moment. The abstract follows. I encourage you to read the full essay. There is immense hyperbole about recent developments in artificial intelligence, especially Large Language Models like ChatGPT. And there is also deserved concern about such technologies’ material impact on jobs.

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6 Reasons To Disclose Your Startup Idea Before Commit

Startup Professionals Musings

Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked.

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Entrepreneur Interview: Six Nations’ Jason Hill and his Winning Burger Combo

The Startup Magazine

A drive across the North American landscape inevitably leads to one of countless exit ramps that spiral onto neon-lit roads lined with fast food restaurants of every description.

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What Is Employer Negligence And How Can It Affect Your Business?

YoungUpstarts

Employer negligence refers to an employer’s failure to take appropriate safety measures to protect workers from injury or death while on the job. The post What Is Employer Negligence And How Can It Affect Your Business? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others employer negligence legal advice

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Learnings as a New Leader: Books, Storytelling Scholarships, and More

Brandanew

Adopting a new role of an executive non-profit leader this year has meant lots of impatience, new learning, and working out a system to finally be able to rest, and be mindful.

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An Investment in Board Diversity

Feld Thoughts

Research shows that more diverse teams perform better and are more innovative than homogeneous teams. I’ve written about this before, and it’s covered extensively in my book Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors.

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8 Signs Of A New Business Initiative And Not A Hobby

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations.

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How to attract more people to your first brick and mortar store

The Startup Magazine

Opening your first ever store is incredibly exciting. You’ve spent months fitting out and decorating, and now it’s time to fling open the doors and invite your first potential customers over the threshold of your brick and mortar store.

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5 Hacks For Great Video Meetings

YoungUpstarts

It’s time to use video meetings and experiment with new ways to deliver information, incorporating speed, melody, tone, pauses, eye contact, body language, and interactions. The post 5 Hacks For Great Video Meetings appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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SXSW 2023 Innovation Award Winners Announced

SiliconHills

By Laura Kobylecky, Special Contribution to Silicon Hills News South by Southwest announced the 2023 Innovation Award winners during an awards ceremony at the Austin Convention Center on Monday evening. The winners are Move.ai

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Honoring Cecelia Feld on International Women’s Day 2023

Feld Thoughts

Today is International Women’s Day. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality.

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8 Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Pitching To Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to entrepreneurs and active angel investor, I often get questions about the realism of the Shark Tank TV series, compared to professional investor negotiations. The simple answer is that with all the staging of TV lights and billionaire investors, it’s nothing like Silicon Valley.

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How to Qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Startup Magazine

To help businesses recruit people from underrepresented groups, the federal government offers the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This credit can provide significant savings for eligible employers and improve their bottom line.

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The Importance Of Giving Back To The Community

YoungUpstarts

Leaders who believe in giving back to the community stand to build better businesses, stronger communities, and more meaningful legacies. The post The Importance Of Giving Back To The Community appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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10 Ways To Make Your Funding Pitch More Hard-Hitting

Gust

The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes.

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Monday Motivation: CHANGE YOUR MENTALITY

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Just start in a new direction You still have time.

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8 Strategies To Maximize Team Trust In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As I have learned through my career in business, as well as years of business consulting, team trust in each other, as well as management, is critical to the long-term success of every venture.

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7 Proven Tactics To Grow Your Online Business 

The Startup Magazine

As the internet realm expands, so does the demand for online businesses. Whether you already have an online business or plan to start one soon, you can’t afford to let your venture get drowned out and overshadowed by other businesses.

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How MS Dynamics 365 Business Central Can Help Small Businesses Grow

YoungUpstarts

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management software that allows businesses to streamline their supply chain, financial projects, project management, and process for managing customer relationships.

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Leading Through Crisis: 96 hours after the fall of SVB

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday, David Cohen (Techstars co-founder/chair) and I did an AMA for Techstars founders about the SVB crisis. The team at Techstars turned it into a podcast for our Give First series. The teaser from the podcast follows: The fall of SVB will go down in history as one of those ‘where were you when …’ moments. For David Cohen, he was sitting at a sporting event when his phone began buzzing incessantly. For Brad Feld, he was couch shopping with his wife.

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Fiduciary Responsibility: A Complete Guide with Examples

Board Effect

A fiduciary responsibility is an obligation that prevents one party from acting in their own interest rather than in the interest of the organization. For nonprofits, this ethical commitment makes it possible for them to fulfill their missions.

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7 Strategies For Accelerating Growth In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The military has long recognized that machine guns are force multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when things change as fast as they do today.

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