February, 2022

Burning Platform: Why are smart factories so dumb?

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In the 69th episode of Burning Platform, we host Dan Miklovic of The Analyst Syndicate. He was a colleague of mine at Gartner and has over five decades of manufacturing experiences in various roles and industries. We discuss massive changes.

6 Essential Elements For Kickstarting Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Your marketing launch is the most important element of startup success these days, to get customer attention in this world of information overload. Yet it is the one element that too many entrepreneurs focus on only as an afterthought.


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Love Your Communication Results

Rembrandt Communications

Is Cupid’s arrow missing your customers right now? Valentine’s Day is near, but you may not feel the love… especially when you look at the financial statements for your business. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to make some communication changes for better results!

Who’s lying?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

(source). We had been flying for four hours, but both gas gauges still read “full.”

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.

Is The Internet A Commodity Or A Differentiated Product?


Is the internet a commodity? Well, anything that is produced to be sold or exchanged in the market is a commodity. The post Is The Internet A Commodity Or A Differentiated Product? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others Internet

Israeli startup landscape maps – 2022 Q1 edition

VC Cafe

As you may already know, I’ve always been a fan of startup landscapes. The landscape’s visual representation is a way to quickly get a sense of the space. For previous editions, check out these posts from July 2021 , July 2020 and May 2019.

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5 Key Points Of Focus For Every Scalable New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers.

How does a Real Estate Software Development Company Work?

The Startup Magazine

Today, it is already difficult to imagine a successful business that would not use a CRM system to one degree or another. The real estate industry is no exception.

Freelancers, Contractors, Solopreneurs Anyone?


We’re seeing an increase in the professional freelancers and contracted personnel who have the flexibility and work/life balance they desire. The “Great Resignation” provides an opportunity for tech startups to serve a growing class of solo professionals.

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How Franchisees Can Recruit Successfully And Retain Top Employees


Chris Buitron shares some tips that can help franchisees looking for good employees they can rely on, along with ways to keep them once they’re hired. The post How Franchisees Can Recruit Successfully And Retain Top Employees appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The worst email

David Cohen

Today I received an email from a founder who was looking for investment from software/internet investors. That happens every day. This particular email was addressed “TO” me and approximately 25 other investors, many of whom I know personally.

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Burning Platform: Digital Value Trends

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In the 68th episode of Burning Platform, we again host Tamas Hevizi, Global Head of Private Equity at Automation Anywhere to discuss trends he is seeing in digital markets from an investor perspective. He was previously a guest in December.

8 Keys To A Multi-Generation Team Culture That Works

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a whole new world out there in the workplace. Millennials want work that matters, and don’t care for hierarchies. Boomers are coming back to work, but because of their experience, they may be insulted by constant feedback.

Tips for Keeping Your Luggage Safe While On a Business Trip to Barcelona

The Startup Magazine

Barcelona is such a beautiful city and there is so much to do, it’s no wonder it is one of the hottest vacation and tourism cities, even during the ongoing pandemic. The city also attracts a lot of business travelers, a it is a great place to meet people and get some networking done for the company.

Great Ideas Will Die on the Altar of Apple’s Fee


Up until the trial between Fortnite publisher Epic and Apple , most people probably weren’t aware of just how astronomically high a fee Apple charges developers for offering in-app purchases through the App Store.

5 Questions To Ask When Naming Your Business


Choosing a name for your business? Here are five questions you need to ask yourself when picking a business name. . The post 5 Questions To Ask When Naming Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others branding business advice business name marketing

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We are Adding a Principal to Our Investment Team

View from Seed

Who We Are Looking For. You have unbounded curiosity for emerging trends, a love for experimentation, and you’re always eager to dive into new products and technologies before others do. You have 5-10 years of professional experience as a technology operator, founder, and/or investor.

Burning Platform: Enterprise Software in Emerging Markets

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In the 71st episode of Burning Platform, we host Hyther Nizam, President, Middle East and Africa for Zoho. Let me start off by saying I became a fan of Zoho way back in 2006 after this session with the CEO, Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS Globalization and Technology Travel

7 Ways To Solidify The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur or business owner without full confidence in your own ability, as well as in your solution and business model. As an angel investor in startups, I always look for this self-confidence, no matter how innovative the solution.

Top 15 Digital Marketing Publications That All Marketers Should Read

The Startup Magazine

For digital marketers, these publications are considered to be the best platform of marketing information. These articles provide awareness, education, and marketing campaign ideas.

How I Turned the Mistakes of My First Startup into Wins for My Second One


When I founded my first company, Grafomap, I was an idealist. But, like many freshly baked entrepreneurs , I saw this personalized map poster startup almost as my own child and felt the need to take care of it nearly 24/7.

The Power Of Stories


Personal stories are what motivate people to continue the challenging work of DEI and what inspire allies to join the movement to create an inclusion ripple effect. The post The Power Of Stories appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Creative Product Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign


On-point product marketing is why Webflow was able to enter the no-code website market with competitors like Wix and Squarespace and still generate 4 million monthly users. Brands like Webflow, Drift, and Close prove you can grow and succeed in a completely saturated market.

Burning Platform: Architectural Trends in Enterprise Software

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In the 72nd episode of Burning Platform, we host Sayan Chakraborty, EVP of Product and Technology at Workday. Sayan is, in many ways, a rocket scientist. He has degrees in aerospace engineering from MIT. He started his career as an

10 Qualities That Will Make You Stand Out In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

To be successful starting a business, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on, like the judges are searching for on American Idol.

Things Startups Must Know About Recruitment Services

The Startup Magazine

We all know that a recruiting agency’s primary goal is to assist job searchers in finding new opportunities while also assisting employers in finding the ideal candidate for available jobs.

How R&D Investment Grows Your Business


Looking for a competitive edge, many companies from multiple industries are investing in R&D. Standing for research and development; this activity ultimately creates winning opportunities for the companies leveraging it.

Top Tips To Retrain For A Career In Real Estate


Starting a new career in real estate may seem daunting, but with the training and your pre-existing skills, you can make it a successful career choice for you. The post Top Tips To Retrain For A Career In Real Estate appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others career advice real estate


30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They are Incorporating Social Entrepreneurship in Their Business


It’s argued that social entrepreneurship is the new business model due to its ability to help one connect with the world and live a purposeful life while serving others. It also improves the image of business through collaborations and fosters relationships for a better society.

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Analyst Cam: pymetrics – Talent matching with a focus on soft skills

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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 Dr. Frida Polli, co-founder and CEO of pymetrics which utilizes neuroscience. AI, ML Analyst Cam Future of Work

5 Questions To Consider When Contemplating Advisors

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by the definition and need for an Advisory Board versus a Board of Directors.

Brian Sheth Invests in Water-Device Startup Pani Systems Inc.

The Startup Magazine

Allen Tsai is an experienced entrepreneur with many connections in the startup world. However, he still encountered difficulties in obtaining seed funding for his latest business venture Pani Systems Inc., which is developing a device to filter and add vitamins to tap water.

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Is Staff Augmentation Right for You at this Time?


Considering the enormous costs of hiring, training, and maintaining an entire department, staff augmentation may be the solution. What does the IT industry expect from its employees? Today, we expect excellent service, a competitive mindset, and a professional attitude in the IT industry.

Comparing Object Storage, Block Storage, And File Storage


Data is one of the assets that is extremely valuable both to you and your company. Deciding how and where to store data is incredibly important, especially in our digital world. It is common for companies to use many kinds of data storage.


What Is the Life of an Entrepreneur Like?


What do successful entrepreneurs do in their daily life? Here is what 10 thought-leaders had to say: Redefining Comparison and Defining Daily Success Habits. Creating Solutions Instead of Resolutions. Monitoring and Tracking Progress. Staying Organized and Planning Ahead. Focused On Personal Health.

Analyst Cam: SupplHi Industrial B2B vendor management

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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 Giacomo Franchini, founder and CEO of SupplHi which provides a sourcing.

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