September, 2022

Burning Platform: IFS Unleashed in Miami 

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In the 77th episode of Burning Platform, we host Oliver Pilgerstorfer, CMO of IFS, a repeat guest of ours He provides a sneak preview of their upcoming Customer Event, Unleashed scheduled from October 10 to 14 in Miami. We discuss. Burning Platform Industry Commentary

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8 Reasons That Startups Need To Think Like An Invader

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.


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Mapping the Unknown – The Ten Steps to Map Any Industry

Steve Blank

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ozi ??. I just had lunch with Shenwei, one of my ex-students who had just taken a job in a mid-sized consulting firm. After a bit of catching up I offered he was looking a bit lost. “I

The Dawn of Generative AI

View from Seed

It’s become a cliche in our technology startup world: disruptive technologies start as toys and are dismissed as such. The criticism gets louder as the realization starts setting in… the realization of just how much the tech will truly change the status quo.

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.

What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem looked like.

Advice From A Young Entrepreneur Who (Mostly) Failed


Young entrepreneur Jesse Kemmerer was never the success story he thought he would be. Here’s why, and here’s how he fixed it. The post Advice From A Young Entrepreneur Who (Mostly) Failed appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur entrepreneur advice Jesse Kemmerer

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8 Tactics For Leading Your Business Through Adversity

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

National Industrial Policy – Private Capital and The America’s Frontier Fund Steps Up

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in The National Interest. Last month the U.S. passed the CHIPS and Science Act , one of the first pieces of national industrial policy – government planning and intervention in a specific industry — in the last 50 years, in this case for semiconductors.

Enjoy A Sales Turnaround By December!

Rembrandt Communications

Transform Your Bottom Line by Year-End (Yes. I’m talkin’ to you!). It’s September, and the busy, holiday sales season is here. Your phone rings, online purchases flood your inbox, and you hire more people to keep up with the growing demand. Money flows.

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News: What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Startups


The Inflation Reduction Act is a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax, and climate bill that was signed into law on August 16, 2022. There is a lot of news about this significant legislation and what it’s doing for lowering drug costs and subsidizing clean energy.

4 Ways Dentists Make Cash Flow Mistakes In Dental Business


Running a dental practice? Take note of these commonly made cash flow mistakes in the dental business that you must avoid. The post 4 Ways Dentists Make Cash Flow Mistakes In Dental Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business mistakes cash flow dental business dental practice


Analyst Cam: Salesforce – Net Zero Cloud

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Ari Alexander, GM Net Zero Cloud at Salesforce Fresh off announcements at.

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8 Sure Signs That Your Leadership Style Needs Tuning

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have found from personal experience and mentoring that both of these are necessary, but not sufficient, for building a business.

10 Rosh Hashanah Resolutions for Startup Founders

VC Cafe

Shana tova u metukah! it’s the first day of the Jewish New Year, and as we prepare for Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, it is a time of self reflection, and resolutions.

Back to School

Feld Thoughts

I got the following email from Barry Schuler this morning. We’ve known each other for many years, and he’s one of my favorite VCs to work with. He described exactly how I feel this morning. The fall is my favorite season of the year. By labor day, I’m ready for summer to end.

When Should a Tech Startup Form a Company


Before a technology startup becomes a company, it spends a period of time as simply a project. The founding team is usually one or two individuals building and testing products as they try to validate a demand for them in the market.

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5 Benefits Of Outsourcing Accounting Services For Your Business


Working with an outsourcing company specializing in accounting services lets you handle all your bookkeeping tasks in a timely and cost-efficient manner. The post 5 Benefits Of Outsourcing Accounting Services For Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Verticals at Dreamforce

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I am looking forward to the Salesforce event next week, and expect to be spending time in the “Industries” Zone in the Dreamforce Campground. My FitBit is going to be pleased - the Campground is 40,000 square feet in size! Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

6 Ways To Learn The Realities For Starting A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school.

Growing Your Startup: 6 Strategies for Conquering New Grounds

The Startup Magazine

These days, people like to say we are living in the golden age of startups. And truly, the development of tech, inclusive regulations, and an open global market did make the job of starting a company easier than ever before.

Turing Distinguished Leader Series: After-Show Episode Two


In this after-show, Kat Hu , from our Chief of Staff team, and I, Jonathan Siddharth , CEO, and Founder of Turing, discuss the main takeaways from our most recent TDLS episode with David Zhang, Partner at TCV. You may enjoy watching this After-Show episode here.

How to Effectively Implement, Execute and Succeed with OKRs and Krezzo


Krezzo Co-founder Stephen Newman talks cross-departmental operational alignment with OKRs (Objectives & Key Results). When start-ups begin to scale, one of the first things that becomes a big problem is keeping track of the core business priorities and performance across teams.

How Much Does A Recruitment Business Set Up Cost?


Setting up a recruitment agency can cost a substantial amount of money if you do not have a good business plan set up. The post How Much Does A Recruitment Business Set Up Cost? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business advice recruitment business starting a business

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Telecommunications

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is David Fan, GM of the Salesforce Communications Cloud He discusses trends in. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

5 Key Initiatives Define The Ultimate Startup Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

Removing Tech Barriers to Success in m-Commerce

The Startup Magazine

Online retail sales are a $ 4.9 trillion dollar global phenomenon , generating $768 billion in U.S. retail sales. This huge market, however, comes with an Achilles Heel: consumer experience expectations. .

Pre-Seed: faster deck reviews, longer fundraising time

VC Cafe

2 and a half minutes. That’s on average the time venture capital investors spend on a pre-seed pitch deck, according to the latest Dropbox/Docsend funding research report. The time spent on reviewing decks went down compared to 2021.

30 Entrepreneurs Forecast Where Their Business Will Be In Five Years


Businesses that clearly define their short-term and long-term goals tend to achieve their goals faster and more efficiently than those without any plan.

Why Using An Excel To PDF Converter Is Good For Your Home Business


If you have a business, you probably have a lot of documents that need to be shared with clients and partners. An Excel to PDF converter is what you need. The post Why Using An Excel To PDF Converter Is Good For Your Home Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Public Sector

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Nasi Jazayeri, EVP and GM, Public Sector at Salesforce. He summarizes the

10 Ways To Move From “Thinking Different” To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.”

DeFi: The Latest in Blockchain Tech

The Startup Magazine

Advancements in technology have taken the world by storm. In recent years, there have been plenty of innovations that would have otherwise taken years before to progress.

Changing How You Solve Problems


By Jon Moore and Marty Cagan This is the second of a three-part sequence on defining transformation. Changing how you build, test and deploy is important no matter what you choose to build, but for too many companies, they just become a more efficient feature factory. They ship more new features than ever, yet they. The post Changing How You Solve Problems appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Discovery product discovery

What have you learned from your users?

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Has Dress For Success Lost Its Meaning? 


In today’s more casual workplaces, dressing for success means showing that you can accurately assess and align with the unspoken rules of your organization’s dress culture, says Vicky Oliver. The post Has Dress For Success Lost Its Meaning? appeared first on Young Upstarts.


30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


The idea of exactly what your business is going to do usually comes 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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