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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

We just had our first week of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

New Normal: A conversation with Eric Dirst of DeKonsultere

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

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5 Business Relationships That Will Get You To The Top

Startup Professionals Musings

In the world of entrepreneurs and startups, high level relationships are everything. You can’t start a business alone. You need partners, team members, investors, vendors, and customers. But people don’t realize that all relationships are not the same.

What Do Your Customers Want to Buy?

View from Seed

After building NextView for almost 10 years now, I’ve been having more conversations recently with first time managers looking for some tactical advice. Raising one’s first fund is hard, and there are always a plethora of voices that will tell you that it’s impossible for many different reasons.

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.

How To Hire A Developer For Your Startup


Finding a startup team is always a problem when it comes to hiring a programmer. How to facilitate the search and choose the optimal time and result option?

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5 Basic Ingredients For A Startup Recipe For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want.

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Meet Leidy Mazo: The Miami Artist Creating Pop Art and Sculptures

YFS Magazine

Leidy Mazo, the rising Miami-based pop artist behind coveted pop art paintings and large contemporary 3D sculptures, talks with YFS Magazine. People Success Profiles art art business art investing editor picks people recommended

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Report: Israel Private Capital Breakdown 2020

VC Cafe

Pitchbook Data released a new report on the state of Private Capital in Israel 2020 , covering private equity and venture capital. I’ll focus on VC only here as it’s the core focus of this blog.

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How Payday Loans Can Improve Your Financial Situation


Surely each of us have had difficult financial situations. We urgently needed money, but there was no one to borrow it from. Now the problem can be solved through a worthy online payday loans service. All you need in this case is to issue a loan online to the card. Benefits of Online Payday Loans.

7 Keys To Being Willing To Risk Your Neck In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Willingness to take a risk is the hallmark of a serious entrepreneur. That’s why one of the first questions that potential investors ask is “How much of your own money, and friends and family, have you put into the new business?” If you won’t risk yours, you won’t get investors to risk theirs.

Burning Platform: Episode 2: Bumper quarter

deal architect

Continuing the series of conversations Brian Sommer and I have been having on hot enterprise topics. Episode 2 of the Burning Platform series discusses impressive quarters many software vendors delivered smack in the middle of a COVID-19 induced recession.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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A review of the first eleven Techstars Unicorns

David Cohen

Someone asked me the other day “How many unicorns has Techstars funded?” ” When I asked them to guess they said “2 or 3.” ” I told them it was closer to ten. Actually, there are currently eleven.

Improve Your Odds Of Launching A Successful Business


For many people, owning and running their own business is a dream come true. The idea of doing something you love, and not having anyone but yourself to answer to, can seem like the best-case scenario. Launching a small business is hard, stressful work.

6 Drivers For Aspiring Entrepreneurs To Finish School

Startup Professionals Musings

A continuing question I hear from young entrepreneurs is whether a university degree is important to startup success, or just a distraction in achieving their purpose in the world.

7 Entrepreneurs Whose Perseverance Will Inspire You

Growthink Blog

Everyone knows that perseverance is important. You’ve probably heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” or seen the commercial that talks about falling down 7 times and standing up 8.

How to Build Trust with Ecommerce Buyers This Holiday Season


Consumer shopping behaviors have changed dramatically since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with ecommerce retailers seeing unprecedented growth in traffic and sales. While retail stores are slowly beginning to reopen, many consumers have made online shopping their new default.

The B2C SaaS Landscape and the Bundle Wars

VC Cafe

The tech industry is obsessed with the consumer subscription model, or B2C SaaS. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Peloton, are just a few examples of services that millions of people in the Western world subscribe to.

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Customer Service Excellence In A Pandemic Era


by Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny. In business, a crisis like COVID 19 forces us to be creative, innovate, adapt, and do things differently. It allows us to become better at what we do, whether we are a start-up and SME or a multi-national.

How To Pull Customers To Your Website With Real Value

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered. A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story.

How Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Can Hire and Retain Top-Notch Talent

YFS Magazine

The time comes in every entrepreneur's life when they realize that they can't take care of business all on their own. Grow Human Capital Lifestyle hiring employees lifestyle lifestyle entrepreneurs recommended

How To Choose The Best Legal Structure For Your Business

The Startup Magazine

If you’re looking to set up a business, it’s in your best interest to know what the most economically friendly legal structure for your potential company should be. The Houston Chronicle notes that up to 627,000 new businesses open every year.

What the Future of Startup Funding Will Look Like


As tech enthusiasts, we’re constantly looking to the next wave of tech startups likely to change the world. As a society, we like to see plucky young startups—just a few people building something in a garage—turn into mega-corporations that have the power to improve how we all live our lives.

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Making Your Case: The Four Es Of Payment Automation


by Derek Halpern , Senior Vice President of Sales for Nvoicepay. Paying suppliers by check is a practice that has endured for much longer than anyone would have imagined. For a while, it looked like COVID-19 might be the tipping point for companies to go completely electronic.

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4 small business owners’ best tips for mental resilience

NZ Entrepreneur

Four New Zealand business owners share how they’ve looked after their own wellbeing during the tougher moments of COVID-19, and how they’re preparing to recover and thrive.

Four Ways Business Owners Can Prepare For Retirement

YFS Magazine

It's never too soon (or too late) to start planning for retirement. Here are four options every business owner can consider. Exit Strategy Grow recommended small business retirement plans

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “All I Ask of Our Brethren Is That They Take Their Feet Off Our Necks”

Scott Edward Walker

Welcome to our series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Every two or three weeks, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs. Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur (particularly during this pandemic).

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What Are The Advantages Of Digital Marketing?

The Startup Magazine

More than ever, digital marketing is offering huge advantages to businesses around the world. COVID-19 has taught us all that the internet is used now more than ever. With people stuck in lockdowns and quarantine, more people than ever are enjoying the chance to indulge in online shopping, too.

5 Steps To Building A Remote Work Environment That Sustains Over Time


by Larry English, author of “ Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams “ When COVID-19 began, work-from-home seemed like a blessed stopgap — a way out of working in potentially health- and life-compromising environments, and a way to (partially) manage kids who had nowhere to go during the day.

Guest Posting: How to Get it Right (When So Many Get It Wrong)


“Guest posting,” done right, isn’t a dirty word. I’ve used guest posting to build my brand and set up my own link-building agency. But as the saying goes, there’s no such thing as an overnight success.

3 Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get A Better Night’s Sleep

YFS Magazine

If you feel chronically tired and unable to conduct your daly activities for more than 2 or 3 weeks, you may have a sleep problem. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle recommended

The Gig Economy Executive


(This post, written by my co-founder Cathy Hawley, also appeared on ). The gig economy is a labor market where short-term or freelance roles are more prevalent than permanent positions.

5 Effective Ways to Use Technology to Improve Work-Life Balance

The Startup Magazine

Technology has brought much change into our lives. It made our work easier and our free time more enjoyable. The key to living in harmony with technology is not to let it blur the lines between our personal and professional lives.

How To Block Pop Ups On Mozilla


Since the beginning of the internet as we know it, we’ve heard a lot about pop-ups. In case you don’t already know what we’re talking about, pop-up windows automatically appear without your permission while exploring certain websites.

So, do you have that entrepreneurial DNA?


My immediate family members were entrepreneurs from as far back as I can trace. Dad was a jeweler, then a furniture store owner. Mom wrote books and articles from her college days until she could no longer see the keyboard. One grandfather owned and maintained his apartment houses.

Jewelry Mogul Kendra Scott Joins Shark Tank as a Guest Shark


Austin Jewelry Mogul Kendra Scott has joined the cast of Shark Tank as a guest shark. The 12th season of the Emmy-award winning entrepreneurial pitch show kicks off Friday, Oct. 16th at 7 p.m. central time on ABC News.