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Framework Benchmarks Round 19


Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

7 Tips For Expediting The Scaling Of Your New Venture

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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New Normal: Conversation with Tom Brennan and Dave Stephans of Rootstock Software

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.

6 Strategies For Startup Exit That Investors Accept

Startup Professionals Musings

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy.

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.

Don’t Burn Down Your Own House

Feld Thoughts

Dave Mayer pointed me at this video today. After struggling with how I was feeling all morning, during my run, and while I read the Sunday New York Times, this finally helped me put a framework around my feelings. I’m angry. I’m sad. I’m confused. I’m appalled.

The New Startup: Legal Financing & Lawsuit Loans


If you haven’t heard about legal financing or lawsuit loans before, that may change.

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New Normal: Conversation with Peter Maier of SAP

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.

Why Blog?

Rembrandt Communications

Do You Really Need to Have a Blog? You hear all about people posting blogs. Maybe you’ve tried blogging without success? Well, a blog (short for web log) may be the secret tool you need to boost awareness and sales fast… without spending a dime! Why blog?

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4 Advantages Of A Virtual Data Room For Your Business


These days you can hardly find any business that uses a physical data room. It is because technology is appreciated by entrepreneurs in various sectors. They aim to keep up with the highly competitive business environment.

The API-as-a-marketplace

Version One Ventures

As we’ve been spending time on B2B marketplaces and dev tools/platforms, we’ve come to realize that there’s an interesting sub-category that combines elements of both: the API-as-a-marketplace. What is an API-as-a-marketplace?

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New Normal: Conversation with Ben Pring of Cognizant's Center for Future of Work

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.

8 Ways Your Old School Can Energize Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there.

You are Not Alone

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday 6/3 at 11am Energize Colorado will be launching our Mental Wellness initiative. While we already have a Mental Health Resource section up on the Energize Colorado , we are starting a weekly webinar series called Wellness Wednesdays.

How To (Finally) Set Business Goals That You Achieve


by Corey Fradin, Founder of QuickBooost. Running a business is a lot of things. Sometimes, it’s insanely fun. Other times, it’s a slog. But, you already know that. You know all about the ups and downs of operating a business.

If Your Pitch Deck Has a Competitive 2×2, I’m Going to Ask You This Question

Hunter Walker

As an early stage investor I look at A LOT of pitch decks.

Business acrobatics and heroics that also deserve flyovers

deal architect

It's been wonderful to see Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and other planes do flyovers over different cities to honor front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is one over Washington, DC. While those flyovers have received media attention, very little. New Normal COVID-19

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6 Keys To Startup Wins Without Disruptive Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

As an investor, innovation is a term I certainly like to hear these days, but many of you entrepreneurs try to take it to the next level, by claiming to have a “ disruptive innovation.”

Contact Tracing and Technology Conference – 6/3/20

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday, June 3rd, a team led by the COVID Tech Task Force is putting on the first of several free public conferences on the topic of Contact Tracing and Technology.

5 Secrets To Generating Revenue During COVID-19


b y Jack Siney, GovSpend Chief Revenue Officer. The global pandemic, COVID-19, has changed our world as we know it. With unemployment estimated at 20% and growing, businesses in almost every industry are feeling the effects. .

Startup Funding – A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs


I have often been asked about Startup Funding by entrepreneurs. Many myths surround the subject of startup funding. Here is Startup Funding, a Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs. Pre-Requisites of Funding. Gone are the days where you can get funded based on an idea.

Will COVID-19 mainstream AR/VR?

VC Cafe

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact nations, businesses and the lives of billions, and the aftermath of the recession remains to be seen, some trends are already emerging, such as the embracing of digitization.

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Why Smart Entrepreneurs Build Plans For Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

Q2 Vacation Reading

Feld Thoughts

I took an off the grid vacation last week. I needed it as I was pretty fried feeling on May 15th when I checked out. Amy and I went … nowhere. We stayed at home. I slept late each day. I exercised. I read. I napped. We finished watching Breaking Bad.

8 Simple Ways To Market Your New Business On A Budget


Anyone who’s looking to start a new business or has recently set up a company will understand how important budgeting is. You’ve got to buy equipment; you may have employees and then there is marketing.

26 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Break Through The Noise With Their Business


How do you gain the attention of your preferred audience in an era of stiff competition? The truth is, both new and existing business struggle to create a sustained buzz around their business.

On-Demand Money Making Business Model for Startups


It wasn’t so long ago when we used to stand in queues waiting for taxis or go to local stores for grocery shopping. However, owing to the rise of on-demand businesses – stepping out of our homes for our daily needs seems to be an idea of another era. And the COVID-19 crises has sealed the deal.

9 Subscription Model Variations To JumpStart Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Based on traditional research, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.

How You Can Get Your Startup Off on the Right Track

The Startup Magazine

If you are planning on setting up your own business to run then, you will have a lot of things to think about. From choosing the kind of business you want to run to signing paperwork to finding the right office location, there are plenty of things that you will need to keep in mind.

A Self-Employed Entrepreneur’s Guide To Running A Biz While Injured


There’s never a convenient time to be injured. And when you’re a self-employed entrepreneur or business, owner, the stakes are even higher.

17 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Leverage Networking in Business


Networking in business helps you reach more clients and more importantly, share your lessons and successes with other business owners. This ultimately improves your confidence and reminds you to push harder regardless of the obstacles you face in business.

Top 3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Successful Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

The mission comes first. Here's a look at three key reasons veterans often have what it takes to become successful entrepreneurs. Launch recommended starting a business veteran entrepreneur veterans

What Is a Cash Flow Statement?

Up and Running

The cash flow statement is one of the three main financial statements (along with the income statement and balance sheet ) that shows the financial position and health of a business.

What to Expect from Cryptocurrencies in 2020

The Startup Magazine

The cryptocurrency market continues to evolve despite an increasing number of critics claim it’s doomed to fail. In fact, since the market tumbled in 2018, a lot of developments had occurred, and the trend for cryptocurrencies is expected to continue during 2020.

Together At Home: 3 Ways To Create Human Connections On Virtual Teams


by Tara Peters, Ph.D., coauthor of “ The Demotivated Employee: Helping Leaders Solve the Motivation Crisis That Is Plaguing Business “ Tune into social media, and you’ll most likely see the trending hashtag #TogetherAtHome.

Monday Motivation: 3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Focus on why not how. Think of the small steps you have to take. Visualize the goals and own them.

How Entrepreneurs Avoid Insolvency In Times Of Financial Uncertainty

YFS Magazine

If you’re an entrepreneur and are experiencing times of financial insecurity, perhaps you’re wondering how to avoid insolvency. Finance Grow Accounting bookkeeping