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Monumental funding secured for robots to lay bricks

ReadWriteStart

An Amsterdam-based startup has secured $25 million in funding in its mission to transform the construction industry, led by robots laying bricks! Monumental is working to blend human knowledge with the capability of artificial intelligence to deliver solutions to build walls for house building and other construction projects. It is not a new concept, although it may come as news to many, with the thought of a robot squad being deployed on sites representing a challenge as much as new opportuniti

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Arif Bhalwani, CEO of Third Eye Capital, on the ‘Golden Age’ of the Private Credit Market

The Startup Magazine

Arif Bhalwani is the co-founder and CEO of Third Eye Capital (TEC) in Toronto, Canada. TEC is one of Canada’s largest and most experienced private credit firms, specializing in providing asset-based capital solutions to companies that are underserved or overlooked by traditional sources of financing, primarily banks. The firm has made more than $4.5 Billion in investments across a range of industries, including technology, sustainability, traditional and alternative energy, mining, construction

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Ways for Startups to Limit Liability in Company Car Crashes

The Startup Magazine

With startups and many smaller businesses often having tighter budgets than more established companies, it becomes vital to implement measures to limit potential liability. One area where liability can be substantial is company car accidents. So how exactly can startups limit their liability in such incidents? Commercial Auto Insurance Startups require adequate commercial auto insurance to financially protect themselves from significant liability if company vehicles are involved in collisions.

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Experts share top tips for AI governance for mission-driven organizations

Board Effect

As generative AI becomes more widely accepted, many leaders in the nonprofit and charity sector are no longer asking whether they should use it, but rather where else they can use it. After all, as a transformative technology that can be employed inexpensively, artificial intelligence has enormous appeal to leaders looking at limits both in budget and staff and volunteer time.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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4 Entrepreneurs Reveal Best Companies to Start in 2024

Hearpreneur

Choosing the best companies to start in 2024 involves a combination of market research, industry analysis, and consideration of your own skills and interests. Remember that starting a business involves risk, and there are no guarantees of success. It's crucial to thoroughly research and plan before making any decisions. Additionally, seeking advice from experienced entrepreneurs or business advisors can provide valuable insights tailored to your specific situation.

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Wow! Are your relationships important!

Berkonomics

Forming business relationships at the highest level As you follow these insights from ignition to liquidity event, you’ll detect a continuing theme, emphasizing the need for deep and wide relationships that the CEO and senior staff can call upon for advice and guidance. This is the time to elevate those insights to the level of highest value for the corporation, one that cannot be listed on a balance sheet nor included in an appraisal of corporate worth.

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5 Ways to Function Better as a Business

The Startup Magazine

Business owners who are on the ball are always looking for ways to improve their productivity, efficiency, and overall functionality. Optimizing your operational capability is essential for long-term success, regardless of whether you’re a seasoned firm looking to keep growing or a baby startup still learning to navigate the turbulent waters of entrepreneurship.

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Measuring for meaningful change: Helping volunteer boards meet DE&I goals

Board Effect

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) values are inextricably bound to the missions of most nonprofit organizations. In serving their constituents and communities and fulfilling their missions, nonprofits help improve the lives of people from different backgrounds, including those who historically have been underrepresented or excluded in society.

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13 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

Entrepreneurship is about to enter a new phase of unparalleled creativity and flexibility. Entrepreneurs will have to navigate a world where disruptive technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and others are commonplace due to the rapid advancement of technology. For prospective company leaders, the continuous globalization and interconnectivity of markets bring opportunities as well as obstacles.

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Apple Vision Pro – Tech in the Search of a Market

Steve Blank

A version of this article previously appeared in Fortune. If you haven’t been paying attention Apple has started shipping its Apple Vision Pro , its take on a headset that combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The product is an amazing technical tour de force. But the product/market fit of this first iteration is a swing and a miss.

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Crafting Your Leadership Story: Lessons Around the Campfire

Duct Tape Marketing

Crafting Your Leadership Story: Lessons Around the Campfire written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Tony Martignetti, a leadership advisor, coach, bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker. With over 25 years of business and leadership experience, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

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6 Things You Should Do Before Getting a Job in a New Industry

The Startup Magazine

If you’re thinking about doing the difficult task of switching careers, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. A poll of 1,000 consumers conducted a few years ago by nonprofit online learning resource edX revealed that as many as 32 percent of the respondents, aged 25 to 44, were considered switching careers at the time. A further 29 percent of respondents had already gone through a career change since their first job out of college.

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Hackers or Heroes?

View from Seed

As we are in the early phases of a Cambrian explosion of generative AI applications, I’ve been thinking about how to make sense of the madness. There is a huge volume of companies being started, with many more to come, and it is very difficult to separate the signal from the noise and to assess the various teams that are building in this space. The most common rubric that I’ve heard from investors is to invest in what I’ll call “heroes”.

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30 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated

Hearpreneur

When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need the motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost. A network of friends and partners can also serve as a great assurance and reminder that you’re not walking alone. Here are the various ways entrepreneurs and business owners stay motivated in business. #1- Changing myself through the process Photo Credit: Silvia Borges It's not about

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Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – 2023 Wrap Up

Steve Blank

We just wrapped up the third year of our Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition class –part of Stanford’s Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation. Joe Felter , Mike Brown and I teach the class to: Give our students an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities for the United States in its enduring strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China, Russia and other rivals.

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Boss Beauty Unveiled: Empowering Women Through Inspiring Stories & Strategies

Duct Tape Marketing

Boss Beauty Unveiled: Empowering Women Through Inspiring Stories & Strategies written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Lisa Mayer, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and co-founder and CEO of Boss Beauties, a media and entertainment brand with roots in digital collectibles that inspires women and girls to be everything they want to be through impact programs, con

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Quality Service Means Better Patient Care: 6 Strategies To Elevate Your Medical Clinic

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are running a historic medical clinic in your town or you’ve just opened a new medical center to serve your community, there’s a lot to keep in mind when you are trying to level up your quality of service. Image: Freepik Studies have shown that, while most people are satisfied with their physician’s attitude and service quality, nearly 20% were dissatisfied by one or more aspects of their experience.

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What’s Behind Your Procrastination Habit? Four Unmet Needs That May Be Keeping You Stalled and Stuck

YoungUpstarts

Workforce management expert Jo Anne Preston says a variety of motivational needs underlie our tendency to procrastinate. Here are four of the most common — and what to do about each one. The post What’s Behind Your Procrastination Habit? Four Unmet Needs That May Be Keeping You Stalled and Stuck appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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20 Entrepreneurs Explain How Quite Quitting Affects Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

Quiet quitting, the subtle departure from an entrepreneurial endeavor without formal announcement or fanfare, can significantly impact the entrepreneurial landscape. Unlike dramatic exits, quiet quitting often goes unnoticed, yet its impact is profound. When entrepreneurs silently disengage from their ventures, it can result in missed opportunities for innovation, loss of valuable expertise, and a chilling effect on the entrepreneurial spirit within communities.

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How to Ensure Your Business Stays on The Right Side of the Law

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When you run a business, whether it is a small startup out of your home or a large national company with lots of locations, it is really important that you stay on the right side of the law. No matter the size of your company or what industry you operate in, there are sure to be various rules that apply to you and if you do not stick to them, you could end up being fined, possibly even prosecuted, and potentially put out of business for good.

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Kitabi Qisse S2: finding underrepresented voices in stories ft. sambasivan and Parikh

Brandanew

South-Asia focused publishing house, Sambasivan and Parikh is a newly minted merger between two houses, Yali Books and Modern Marigold books. These are women-led publishing houses committed to finding diverse stories. We spoke to founders, Ambika and Suhani to learn about their journey and the industry growth they have witnessed. Yali books began publishing South-Asia […] The post Kitabi Qisse S2: finding underrepresented voices in stories ft. sambasivan and Parikh appeared first on Peerba

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Navigating Buyer’s Dilemma: SaaS vs. Traditional Software

YoungUpstarts

Assessing your business's present and future needs, budget and culture will ultimately help you decide whether SaaS or traditional software is most appropriate in each circumstance. The post Navigating Buyer’s Dilemma: SaaS vs. Traditional Software appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Be February Fresh!

Rembrandt Communications

February is here, and love is in the air. The holidays are well behind us (along with those New Year’s resolutions we didn’t keep!), and it’s time for a fresh start for everything. This includes your business and personal life. What Does A Fresh Start Mean To You? F: Family and Friends When it comes to things that are really important to us, friends and family usually top the list.

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Elemind: Wearable AI offers ‘electric medicine’ via brain stimulation

ReadWriteStart

A group of scientists, doctors, and entrepreneurs have pulled in $12 million in seed investment for a new noninvasive health wearable powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Created by health tech company Elemind, the wearable neurotechnology platform uses proprietary algorithms and AI to improve health through brainwave stimulation, offering apparent benefits without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

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Likhawat: Celebrating Brij Nath Betab And his Poetry Collection Harud

Brandanew

Jnanpeeth winner Gulzar sa’ab recently created a poetry collection, A Poem A Day. This work showcased 365 contemporary poems in 34 languages. This collection included two poems from national-award winning multilingual poet, Brij Nath Betab. In February, we spent our Likhawat celebrating Betab’s work and poetry. We spoke about his poetry collection, Harud.

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Strategies for Success: Planning Your LMS Implementation Project

The Startup Magazine

Implementing a learning management system (LMS) is a significant task for organizations aiming to boost learning and development efforts, especially considering the projected growth of the worldwide LMS market from $18.7 billion in 2022 to $43.6 billion by 2027, according to forecasts. Success hinges on meticulous planning and smart execution. Pexels In this blog, we dissect the vital steps and factors for a smooth implementation process.

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DIY Garage Set-Up: Essential Tools For Car Maintenance

YoungUpstarts

Creating a DIY car garage at home transforms the way you manage car maintenance, turning it into an enjoyable and rewarding activity rather than a chore. The post DIY Garage Set-Up: Essential Tools For Car Maintenance appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Monday Motivation: You are Stronger Than the Struggles In front of You

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: What we do is what makes the difference, we all have the same time in a day Love a little more. Hate a little less.

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Timothée Lacroix

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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5 Asian Children’s Books On Love for Valentine’s Day

Brandanew

Our theme for the month of February is love and we have a post from Peerbagh reporter, Taesung Tao. Love can take on many forms – self-love, familial love, romance, and more. Here is a collection of young adult and children’s books on love for February. These books (and a lot more) are curated by age […] The post 5 Asian Children’s Books On Love for Valentine’s Day appeared first on Peerbagh.

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The Startup Symphony: Orchestrating the Perfect Team Composition

The Startup Magazine

Attracting talent in the startup world requires a keen sense of judgment, an appreciation of company needs, and an eye toward its future. Establishing essential roles, mastering hiring processes, spotting red flags early and cultivating an attractive company culture are all vital ingredients of success for any company’s continued growth and profitability, particularly for your startup team.

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Leading To Win: Navigating Old-School vs. New-School Business Leadership

YoungUpstarts

Rex Kurzius shares four key principles he's found as a business leader to be crucial for driving team success in a modern landscape. The post Leading To Win: Navigating Old-School vs. New-School Business Leadership appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Top Secret Book Excerpt: The Best Business Solution to Productivity – And it’s Not Working Harder

Mike Michalowicz

I have a confession. I used to be a workaholic. Now, I need to clarify that I am not touting any badge of honor here. I used to think being a workaholic was a good thing. These days, I want to share that I believe we should get a reward for not being workaholics. I know. You think you have to illustrate that you have amazing work ethic, that you work harder than the rest, that you’re innovative, that you care about your clients.

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Hyve Managed Hosting Opens North American Hub in Austin

SiliconHills

Hyve Managed Hosting announced it has opened its North American hub in Austin. Hyve, based in Brighton, UK, provides infrastructure and management services, including private clouds, dedicated servers, colocation, and security services. Major brands in the company’s portfolio include Capital, Caffe Nero, RSPCA, Superdrug, and U.S.-based customers such as Orders in Seconds Inc.

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Kitabi Qisse, S2: preethi chandrasekhar of Toka Box on improving incidental representation and connection with books

Brandanew

This season of Kitabi Qisse was incredible in that we have met with stalwarts of the South-Asian book industry. This week we met with founder of Toka Box, Preethi Chandrasekhar. She talks about using book as a way to connect with kids, and why we still have some way to go for improving incidental representation […] The post Kitabi Qisse, S2: preethi chandrasekhar of Toka Box on improving incidental representation and connection with books appeared first on Peerbagh.

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How to Enhance Your Business Security Setup

The Startup Magazine

Of the many business growth challenges you might encounter, maintaining and enhancing your business security measures is crucial. As your company expands, you need to cover much more ground to ensure you maintain your security processes and avoid too much attention from malicious third parties, both online and in person. Photo by taichi nakamura on Unsplash You should have robust security systems and policies in place.

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