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8 Team Member Types Test Your Entrepreneur Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The most valuable assets of a new startup are the people on the team, and the most challenging task of the entrepreneur and team leaders is to spend their leadership time and energy productively.

What Can A Startup Do in 5 days? Watch this

Steve Blank

With a terrific crew of instructors, TA’s, and mentors, we successfully concluded Session 1 of our Hacking 4 Recovery summer series – with 20 teams sharing their final presentations last night. Slides for these presentations are in this folder , and we will be editing and sharing videos of each presentation shortly. Alivia – Telemedicine service bringing healthcare to middle income people in Peru. AllAboard – Remote onboarding services to help organizations establish a sense of belonging.


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5 Keys to Moving From Entrepreneur Thinking To Action

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched.

Updating Your Seed Investors – Board Deck & Update Email Templates

View from Seed

Today I’m excited to announce the relaunch of our most popular resource ever: board meeting deck templates for seed-stage startups, now in conjunction with an investor update email template. Download Board Deck Template . Download Investor Update Email Template. Investor Update Email Template and How & When to Use It. We first released a version of the board meeting deck template template back in 2014 and then a revised version a couple of years later.

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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.

New Normal: A conversation with Rob Enslin of Google Cloud

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives 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.

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Leading People In A Crisis – Yes, It Will Be Different


by Wayne Embree, EVP of Venture Acceleration & Investments for Rev1 Ventures. While there are plenty of challenges and opportunities that present themselves within the idea of launching a business during a recession, the only thing for certain right now is uncertainty itself.

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New Normal: A conversation with Ton Dobbe of Value Inspiration

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives 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.

How To Create Happy Employees — And Why It’s Even More Vital Now


by Deb Boelkes, author of “ Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring “ Happy employees are the best kind. They work hard, keep customers loyal, and stick around to help your organization accomplish its mission. You definitely want them on your team.

Educators Summit: Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic

Steve Blank

SAVE THE DATE for the Lean Innovation Educators Summit : Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic. July 24, 10-noon Pacific, 1-3pm Eastern, 6-8pm London. As educators the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all.

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6 Keys To Successfully Addressing Investor Questions

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their intended “use of funds.”

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Time to Build Robots for Humans, Not to Replace


Thinking about the future of robots and autonomy is exciting; driverless cars, lights-out factories, urban air mobility, robotic surgeons available anywhere in the world. We’ve seen the building blocks come together in warehouses, retail stores, farms, and on the roads.

Oracle Nation update

deal architect

Last August, I had floated the idea of writing Oracle Nation. This blog post laid out the reasons why I was thinking about it. I added in a comment the changing industry landscape I hoped to explore "The next wave. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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4 Companies Shaking Up Traditional Menswear


Traditional menswear has been in a bit of slump in the previous decades with brands sticking to the status quo. A lot of brands even got to the point where they were repeating what had been done in the past, but that has started to change in recent times.

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West Slope Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Manufacturing, agriculture, retail, and tech. These are just a few of the many industries in Colorado led and supported by local businesses. But what are we doing to support them through the current health and economic crisis?

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly where creativity comes from within, or how to pick and motivate the most creative people for the team.

Israeli startup landscape maps (updated July 2020)

VC Cafe

I love startup landscapes. It’s been a while since I posted the first Israeli startup landscape collection (August 2018) and second batch (Nov 2019) of Israeli startup maps.

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WFH productivity and problems

deal architect

I was one of Gartner's first WFH analysts in 1995. They were not sure the WFH model would work in analyst world so they had me spend most of the first 6 months at HQ in Stamford, CT. My employment. Future of Work New Normal COVID-19

How To Look Professional On A Video Call


If you’re working from home more often, you’re likely participating in your fair share of video conferences. Making a good impression during a video call is just as important as making a good impression in an in-person meeting.

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Book: Tulsa 1921

Feld Thoughts

I heard the phrase “ Greenwood ” a few days after George Floyd was murdered. I’d never heard of it, or of the Tulsa race massacre before. It’s 2020, so I went looking around on the Internet. The more I read, the more upset I became.

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8 Steps To Success With A Startup Board And Advisors

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startup founders I know avoid establishing a formal advisory board or board of directors for as long as possible, with the excuse that this is just another burden, or it has more risk than value to the founder.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Time Management Skills


Entrepreneurs often think of an asset as funding for their startup, talent that provides a competitive advantage, or proprietary technology that differentiates their offerings in products or services.


The Future of Education

Version One Ventures

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of education lately. It’s clear that our current model is beyond broken. The very young are taught to grin and bear twelve years of compulsory passive absorption.

An Overview Of The SIP Trunk Definition And What It Takes To Sell


You may not have heard of the sip trunk definition, but you may be familiar with VOIP telephones. You know, those internet-based phone systems that everyone is crazy about right now. SIP trunking is essentially the backbone of VoIP, and that’s not all.

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Book: Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

Feld Thoughts

Seven years ago this week, I posted about a new book in our Startup Revolution series called Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business , by my friend Matt Blumberg, then CEO of email marketing company Return Path in the Foundry portfolio.


Board Diversity / Network Diversity

VC Adventure

Fred Wilson’s recent post on diversity was thought-provoking on several levels and got me thinking not just about board composition but more broadly about the question of networks and how relying too heavily on existing networks can limit the diversity of those networks.

How to Conduct a Trademark Search for a Business Startup


Trademark rights in UAE are based on the trademark’s use. Prior to using a mark in identifying a specific product or service, there’s a need to perform a clearance search. A clearance search or trademark search determines whether there’s an existing mark.

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How To Create A Memorable Customer Journey Through Storytelling

YFS Magazine

Learn how to use storytelling to improve customer experience and create an unforgettable customer journey. Branding brand storytelling branding customer experience recommended

How To Grow Your Law Firm: A Simple Guide


There are many benefits to starting your own law firm. First and foremost, you’ll have more freedom and control. The startup costs aren’t that high either, especially if you choose to practice from your own home. Keep in mind, however, that you will have to do more legwork.

The Startup Community Way – Table of Contents

Feld Thoughts

My new book with Ian Hathaway, The Startup Community Way , comes out on 7/28. We’ve begun the pre-order campaign. Since every author loves pre-orders, so if you want to do something that will make me smile today, pre-order your copy here.

How to Prevent Back Pain at the Office or WFH

The Startup Magazine

You may suddenly start having back pain from sitting at your desk for long periods of time. Whether you work at an office or from the comfort of your own home , back pain is a common work complaint among many individuals.

Vacation in the time of Covid

VC Adventure

I’ve written a few times about the importance of taking vacation time and I had the opportunity to take most of the week off a few weeks ago. It was good but not great (and different than I expected).


5 reasons why Germany is the best country for startups

The Next Web

Germany has been a startup ecosystem on the rise for quite some time now. It’s produced a number of global success stories including SoundCloud, Zalando, Flixbus, and HelloFresh. In 2019, the country was ranked number one in Europe for startups by NimbleFins.

The Importance Of Company Branding And How To Market It


by Luigi Pannozzo, Managing Director of Gazeboshop. Branding is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of building and growing a company. Competition in today’s economy is fierce, with consumers able to choose between thousands of similar products and services.

Expanding My Perspective

Feld Thoughts

I’ve become aware that my existing network creates and perpetuates systemic inequities. Rather than abandon my existing network, I’m investing time and energy in expanding my perspective and network through the various things I pay attention to and get involved in.

5 Things That Will Reshape Ecommerce In The Second Half Of 2020

The Startup Magazine

With the first half of 2020 coming to a close, businesses have started to realize that the entire landscape of commerce is changing. The pandemic saw several massive chain stores shut up shop due to lack of sales and underscored how crucial investing eCommerce is to companies going forward.

How And Why To Make Cost Cutting Your Business

YFS Magazine

Many organizations need to implement cost reductions and just don’t see how it can be done. Plan cost reduction cost saving tips recommended Start a Business

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