November, 2021

Burning Platform: Flashing Red Lights around Green Policy

deal architect

In the 57th episode of Burning Platform, we host Kurt Marko of MarkoInsights. He is an IT analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications including Diginomica and AvidThink. Coming out of Stanford with a BS and.

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10 Disciplines Every Entrepreneur Needs To Practice

Startup Professionals Musings

Innovation is the key to long-term business success, both in startups as well as established organizations. Yet every business and every entrepreneur I know struggles with this challenge, focused on hiring the right people and implementing the right process.

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How to Find a Market? Use Jobs-To-Be-Done as the Front End of Customer Discovery

Steve Blank

Modern entrepreneurship began at the turn of the 21 st century with the observation that startups aren’t smaller versions of large companies – large companies at their core execute known business models, while startups search for scalable business models.

7 Cheap SEO Strategies You Can Use To Rank First On Google

YoungUpstarts

SEO is an essential and sustainable marketing approach for your small and mid-sized business. Here are some cheap SEO strategies to use. The post 7 Cheap SEO Strategies You Can Use To Rank First On Google appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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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.

What Does Your Startups Mean to You?

View from Seed

I was doing a virtual AMA with a terrific group of underrepresented founders from Visible Hands last week and the conversation turned a little personal. We were talking a bit about the challenges of building a startup and how to persist and maintain a productive outlook in the face of setbacks. I reflected a little on my own experience as well as on the experience of the hundreds of founders we have backed at NextView.

Density & the Future of Real Estate

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly six years ago, I was thrilled to invest in Andrew Farah and the team at Density when they had a vision for building anonymous tracking of how people use office buildings, rentals and other public spaces.

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6 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Acquire

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and building a company is all about leadership – formulating an idea, building a unique plan based on vision and experience, and forging a path over and through all obstacles.

When There Seems to Be No Way Out – Customer Discovery for Your Head

Steve Blank

As an entrepreneur at times you forget that being in charge doesn’t mean you have to know everything.

How To Invest For Your Kids On A Tight Budget

YoungUpstarts

There are a number of ways you can start investing for your kids, regardless of how tight your budget is. Marlo Richardson shares her thoughts. The post How To Invest For Your Kids On A Tight Budget appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud child education children Marlo Richardson

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How to Manage Friendly Fraud Chargebacks

The Startup Magazine

Merchants looking to reduce the impact chargebacks have on their business can benefit from reviewing their management of ‘friendly fraud.’ These types of chargebacks occur when a customer actually receives the goods or services they have purchased, but claims they didn’t.

Is PR Your Missing Secret to Success?

Rembrandt Communications

Public Relations May Be Just What You Need to Catapult Sales! With all of the ramifications of COVID-19 and other stressors going on, your business is probably looking for new ways to generate sales as cost-effectively as possible.

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Analyst Cam: Sora

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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 Laura Del Beccaro, Co-Founder and CEO of Sora, I was introduced. Analyst Cam

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10 Signs That You Should Avoid Starting A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. Small businesses require multi-tasking, work prioritization, and decision-making, with no assistants or help from specialists. That’s why Fortune 500 executives usually don’t survive as startup CEOs.

The Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation at Stanford

Steve Blank

penitus cogitare, cito agere – think deeply, act quickly. 75 years ago, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) helped kickstart innovation in Silicon Valley with a series of grants to Fred Terman , Dean of Stanford’s Engineering school.

5 Ways Leaders Can Use Empathy To Increase Employee Job Satisfaction

YoungUpstarts

Kathleen Quinn Votaw shares some tips on how leaders can lead with empathy and enhance the employee job satisfaction. The post 5 Ways Leaders Can Use Empathy To Increase Employee Job Satisfaction appeared first on Young Upstarts.

5 Tips for Optimising Your Affiliate Marketing Strategy

The Startup Magazine

In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is a form of performance-based marketing. This is where a company will reward one or several affiliates for every customer or visitor brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Announcing our investment in EnPowered, a payment platform to increase the rate of cleantech adoption

Version One Ventures

We’re excited to announce our investment in EnPowered , an on-bill payment platform designed to make it easier for businesses to invest in energy-efficiency projects. We co-led their $12M seed raise, along with our friends at Golden Ventures and Inovia. .

Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Retail Part 1

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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. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here This. Analyst Cam Supply chains Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

8 Expectations To Check Your Entrepreneur Motivation

Startup Professionals Musings

Until the recession a decade ago, market research indicated that as many as 90 percent of the roughly 20 million American small business owners were motivated more by lifestyle than growth and money.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 4- Semiconductors

Steve Blank

This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute. . We just completed the fourth week of our new national security class at Stanford – Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition.

Work-Related Hearing Loss: 3 Things To Know

YoungUpstarts

Experiencing loud noises at the workplace? Here are some of the things that you have to know about work-related hearing loss. . The post Work-Related Hearing Loss: 3 Things To Know appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others health and safety hearing loss workplace health workplace safety

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5 Tasks Every Small Businesses Should Outsource

The Startup Magazine

Have you recently started your business? If yes, then as a small business owner, you might already have a lot on your plate. But that doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself! Many business owners might think that they can handle it all by themselves.

7 Landing Page Examples & User Journey Breakdowns to Swipe for Inspiration

ConversionXL

Banner ads, webinars, email marketing automation, social media promotions, SEO, content marketing. You invest in a variety of digital marketing channels to get in front of new audiences and drive traffic back to your site. Your landing page is the make or break of these efforts.

Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Life Sciences Trends

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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. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here This. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

10 Tips On Due Diligence On Any Startup Funding Offer

Startup Professionals Musings

Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall. One would think that with all the sad stories and tools published over the past twenty years, this problem would be behind us.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 6 – Unmanned Systems and Autonomy

Steve Blank

This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute. We just completed the sixth week of our new national security class at Stanford – Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition.

[Interview] Murray Sabrin, Author Of “Navigating The Boom/Bust Cycle”

YoungUpstarts

Murray Sabrin, author of "Navigating the Boom/Bust Cycle" shares his insights in an interview on how to foretell when America’s boom economy is about to go bust. The post [Interview] Murray Sabrin, Author Of “Navigating The Boom/Bust Cycle” appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The Best Camera for YouTube: What to Know When Creating Corporate Videos

The Startup Magazine

What is the best camera for YouTube can be a tricky question to answer. There are so many variables that should be considered, including the type of corporate videos you want to produce, your budget, and what type of equipment is available locally to rent.

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How I Calmed My Imposter Syndrome with These Two Tricks

Hunter Walker

‘Show them how smart you are’ wasn’t a very successful way to make friends. Most people think of Imposter Syndrome as expressing itself most simply as “I don’t belong here,” as in “I’m not worthy of this success, am all a fraud, and will eventually fail.” For me it was a bit different.

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Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Retail Part 2

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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. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here This. Analyst Cam Supply chains Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

How And Where To Connect To The Entrepreneur Universe

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. But what if you are an introvert, or new to this game, and don’t know where or how to start?

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 7 – Space

Steve Blank

This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute. We just completed the seventh week of our new national security class at Stanford – Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition.

4 Lessons Learned From Successful Sports Negotiations And Contracts

YoungUpstarts

There are lessons that we can draw from high-dollar public sports negotiations that can be applied to our business transactions and career. The post 4 Lessons Learned From Successful Sports Negotiations And Contracts appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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5 Ways To Find Your Brand Voice On TikTok

The Startup Magazine

If you watched the news during the past 18 months (and, let ’ s face it, most of us had very little choice), you will, of course, be aware of the social platform TikTok. Since its launch in 2016, TikTok has amassed a staggering one billion users worldwide.

Critical Tips to Developing an Effective Marketing Strategy for Startups in “Boring” Industries

ReadWriteStart

If you’re new to marketing and amid a startup, all of it can seem overwhelming. A lot of work goes into starting a business, developing and launching products, and running the day-to-day operations, so marketing often gets put on the back burner.

Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Utilities

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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. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here This. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc