April, 2023

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Analyst Cam: SAP Verticals – Aerospace & Defense

deal architect

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 Torsten Welte, Global VP and Head of Industrial Business Unit for Aerospace.

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Playing With Fire – ChatGPT

Steve Blank

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. John F. Kennedy Humans have mastered lots of things that have transformed our lives, created our civilizations, and might ultimately kill us all. This year we’ve invented one more. Artificial Intelligence has been the technology right around the corner for at least 50 years.

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10 New Venture Factors To Consider Before You Commit

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the new age of entrepreneurs who hates the thought of doing a business plan as a first step in starting your new venture you will love this message. More and more professionals agree that a better strategy is to explore and fine tune your assumptions before declaring a specific plan with financial projections based only on your dream and passion.

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Things To Consider For Building A Successful Fitness App

YoungUpstarts

Are you one of those business owners planning to create a health and fitness app? Here are some things that you must consider. The post Things To Consider For Building A Successful Fitness App appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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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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AutoGPT is Generative AI goal seeking

VC Cafe

ChatGPT has barely been out for six months, but it seems like generative AI automation has just taken a leap forward with AutoGPT. Rather than produce a single answer based on a single prompt, AutoGPT is capable of breaking down a task to a number of sub tasks, and continue to perform actions autonomously until the goal is reached. Driven by GPT4, AutoGPT is able to code, execute scripts and push the boundaries of what is possible with AI.

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Pottery and Mental Health for Entrepreneurs in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

After my post about the Founder Mental Health Pledge , I received a note from Kari Palazzari, the Executive Director of Studio Arts Boulder , a local nonprofit that manages a community pottery studio. She lamented that very few members of the Boulder startup community seem to take advantage of their programs. She said, “Studio Arts Boulder would love to help support the Founder Mental Health Pledge.

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Reorganizing the DoD to Deter China and Win in the Ukraine – A Road Map for Congress

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in Defense News. It was co-written with Joe Felter , and Pete Newell. Today, the U.S. is supporting a proxy war with Russia while simultaneously attempting to deter a China cross-strait invasion of Taiwan. Both are wakeup calls that victory and deterrence in modern war will be determined by a state’s ability to both use traditional weapons systems and simultaneously rapidly acquire, deploy, and integrate commercial technologies (drones, satellites, targeting soft

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10 Keys To Real Innovation In Your Next New Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor in this age of the entrepreneur, I see many more startups, but innovation is still hard to find. The most common proposals I hear are for yet another social networking site ( 200 on Wikipedia ), or another dating site/app ( over 1500 in the USA ). Startups which display real innovation, such as alternative energy sources and new medical treatments, are still rare.

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The 3 + 1 Essential Success Skills Every Business Leader Should Master

YoungUpstarts

Alex Brueckmann shares some of the critical skills and insights that every young entrepreneur needs to develop to create a thriving business and build a life filled with happiness. The post The 3 + 1 Essential Success Skills Every Business Leader Should Master appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Digital Detox: Take Control Of Your Smartphone

The Startup Magazine

It’s so easy to become addicted to our smartphones, but it doesn’t have to be. If you want to break the cycle of addiction, it’s important that you take control over your smartphone habits. As much as we like our phones, too much time spent on it can lead us into a trap where we are checking emails first thing in the morning and scrolling through Facebook at night or before even getting out of bed.

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Ecommerce Trendwatching: How To Find, Follow, and Set Trends

ReadWriteStart

Keeping up with trends is the reality show of the e-commerce world, which is constantly developing, gaining a significant market share, and driving online sales. It becomes even more interesting in the world of emerging technologies and the IoT. Trendwatching is one of the most effective ways to have a competitive advantage over rivals and become a leader in the industry.

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Analyst Cam: SAP Verticals - Chemicals

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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 Matt Reymann, Global VP of the Chemicals Business Unit at SAP. He.

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Shhh… Secrets of the Press Release, Revealed!

Rembrandt Communications

Do You Publish Monthly Press Releases? Big companies do it. Non-profits do it. They publish press releases every month. Do you? If not, you are missing a huge, cost-effective opportunity to boost sales, awareness and credibility, even if you have a small business. What is a press release, anyway? It’s a simple, one-page document that provides information about events, products, services, awards, and other news happening at your business.

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7 Excuses I Don’t Want To Hear For New Owner Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting, there are always alternatives, like pivoting the business model or merging with new partners for support. Either could improve the statistic that half of startups fail within the first five years.

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The Secret Chemistry That Will Make Interviewers Love You 

YoungUpstarts

Going for a job interview? Here are some tips to build the chemistry that lets your interviewer know you’re the right match. The post The Secret Chemistry That Will Make Interviewers Love You appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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7 Most Important Elements Every Startup Website Should Have

The Startup Magazine

Although it’s pretty common to hear that the most important things a site should have are good web design and usability, there is much more to consider. Many businesses are focused on generating traffic to their sites, investing in marketing campaigns, sending cold emails, etc., but this is technically useless if people come to your site and leave without buying anything.

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How Can Financial Automation Protect You from Vendor Impersonation

ReadWriteStart

In many organizations, security risks can arise from nearly any digital transaction and communication in today’s ultra-complex world of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Hackers and fraudulent entities typically monitor an establishment’s business protocols and patterns and search for vulnerable avenues to target. It’s especially common for bad actors to pursue financial pathways to infiltrate a company.

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Burning Platform – Even More Business as Unusual

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In the 86th episode of Burning Platform, we host repeat guests, Peter Maier and Tilman Goettke of SAP. We discuss reaction to the book, Business as Unusual that Peter co-authored and both Tilman and I helped research and curate -.

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SaaStock USA is Coming to Austin

SiliconHills

SaaStock is Europe’s largest conference focused on Software as a Service or SaaS. It takes place in Dublin, Ireland. But this year, SaaStock is launching its first Austin-based SaaS conference for a three-day event running May 31-June 2. The conference, which is called SaaStock USA, features panel discussions and networking.

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5 Ways to Lead Positive Change in Your Life and Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Change is hard , in business as in your personal life. In my small business consultancy, I see this daily, per you owners and professionals struggling with the challenges of new markets and new competitors. Leading change is even harder, trying to balance the demands of the customers against the needs and expectations of employees. But you have to change to survive and thrive.

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Are You Ready To Raise?

YoungUpstarts

If you are not ready to raise, even the best story or storyteller will not be able to tell a story that gets you funded. The post Are You Ready To Raise? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The Benefits Of An MBA In Business Growth

The Startup Magazine

Does starting your own business excite you? Does it make you feel alive with inspiration? Do you have a ground-breaking idea that could be worth millions? Congratulations if you do; 65 percent of Americans share this entrepreneurial fire with you. Image Source Unfortunately, just having an idea or passion for succeeding isn’t enough. You should know how to execute it and set yourself apart in this saturated market.

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Like Their Customers, Tech Startups Will Weather the Storm

ReadWriteStart

Markets are always in flux, randomly walking between gains and losses, but sometimes macro factors conspire to create sustained volatility. In 2022, we saw unusual supply constraints — lingering post-coronavirus supply chain issues, a persistently tight labor market , and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — converge with high demand — partly fueled by heavy government stimulus during the first two years of the pandemic.

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Burning Platform: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

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In the 85th episode of Burning Platform, we host a repeat guest, Dion Hinchcliffe of Constellation Research. Dion is one of the most strategic industry analysts I know and he is always in tune with high level trends CIOs are.

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It’s Not A Failure – It’s Steps to Success

Feld Thoughts

I’m not a sports fan, but wow, this is good. A growth mindset reframes failure… "When you work toward your goal, you're taking steps to success." pic.twitter.com/S6LFQoHw5y — Brian Solis (@briansolis) April 28, 2023 Thanks, Dave Mayer , for sending this to me. The post It’s Not A Failure – It’s Steps to Success appeared first on Brad Feld.

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5 Venture Periods Call For Unique Funding Strategies

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table. The key is understanding how potential investors see you, and especially how they view the maturity stage of your startup.

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Build A Fast Personal Bond With New Customers And Business Contacts

YoungUpstarts

Your success as a businessperson depends on building quick trust with new customers and business contacts. The post Build A Fast Personal Bond With New Customers And Business Contacts appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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5 Best Tips from Financial Experts

The Startup Magazine

Money is a sensitive subject for many of us. Whether it’s managing debt, saving for retirement, or investing in the stock market, there’s no shortage of financial advice out there. But with so many opinions and strategies floating around, it’s hard to know what’s best for you and your unique situation. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you’ll never be able to get a handle on your finances.

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Is Crowdfunding for Startups a Good Idea?

ReadWriteStart

From paying attention to fees to balancing what works for you, here are 13 answers to the question, “Is crowdfunding for startups a good idea? Why or why not?” No, High Transaction Fees No, Too Many Lenders No, Beware the Double-Edged Sword Yes, but Look for Restrictions Yes, but Not for Everyone Yes, but as Part of a Broader Fundraising Strategy No, Too Distracting and Saturated Yes, for Marketing and PR Yes, for Initial Verification Yes, to See if Your Product Will Sell Yes, to Attract Early A

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30 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Came Up with Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

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. It could be a made-up word you dream of one night and feel has the right ring to it. Even still some people study foreign words for the perfect meaning behind their chosen business.

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Book: Build the Fort: The Startup Community Builder’s Field Guide

Feld Thoughts

Chris Heivly released Build the Fort: The Startup Community Builder’s Field Guide. I encourage you to get Chris’s book if you are a startup community builder or are interested in startup communities. When Ian Hathaway and I started working on The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem , we initially talked to Chris about writing a few chapters.

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10 Popular Founder Misconceptions Limit Startup Ideas

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. Most believe and follow one or more of the popular myths on business creativity, even though none of them have much scientific evidence.

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How To Finance A Pharmaceutical Project

YoungUpstarts

Here's a look at how you can finance a pharmaceutical project, including government grants, venture capital, partnerships, and more. The post How To Finance A Pharmaceutical Project appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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How Tech Leaders Can Act Like CEOs

The Startup Magazine

As the technology industry continues to grow and evolve at an unprecedented pace, tech leaders are increasingly being called upon to think and act like CEOs. Enhancing your tech leadership approach means taking a more holistic view of the business, thinking strategically about long-term growth, and making decisions that impact the entire organization.

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Startup Nation: The Best Startup Capitals for Entrepreneurs in 2023 

ReadWriteStart

The last few months have been an unprecedented time for entrepreneurs and startup founders on the market. Tightening of monetary policies has led to skyrocketing interest rates as central banks try to manage rampant running inflation, supply chain issues persist despite the fact that the pandemic is now in the rearview — and venture capital funding has looked to dry up almost overnight.

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30 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting ready to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality.