August, 2022

5 Ways The Right Leadership Culture Benefits Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs still don’t understand that building a business culture today of doing good, like helping people (society) and planet (sustainability), is also a key to maximizing profit. Employees and customers alike are looking for meaning, not simply employment and commodity prices.

Burning Platform: Startup Boards

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In the 76th episode of Burning Platform, we host Brad Feld of Foundry Group, a repeat guest and discuss the new book he has co-authored, Startup Boards and a whole slew of other tech industry topics As Brad explains, the. Burning Platform Venture Capital/Private Equity


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A Guide To Promotional Marketing For Small Businesses


Promotional marketing campaigns are an excellent way for small businesses and start-ups to build brand awareness, increase sales, and boost revenue. The post A Guide To Promotional Marketing For Small Businesses appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others marketing promotional marketing

Does Your Content Work?

Rembrandt Communications

Does Your Content Give You The Results You Want? You distribute articles, blogs, emails, newsletters, videos, podcasts, press releases, and more… but you don’t see results. Why doesn’t your content work? What’s going on?! You may be guilty of one of these B.O.R.I.N.G. content sins! B-ad Copy.

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.

Venture Deals Fall 2022

Feld Thoughts

Registration for the Venture Deals Fall 2022 course is open. The course is free and starts on September 20, 2022. This is the second time we are running the new version of the course (v2!) that was co-created with Techstars and Kauffman Fellows. If interested, sign up now.

25 Key Action Steps for Every Entrepreneur


Because you are undoubtedly raring to go out and change the world, I’m going to provide you with a crash checklist in “starting smart,” so that you can avoid the biggest, most bone-headed errors made by many bright-eyed and enthusiastic first-time founders.

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Analyst Cam: Strivr - the White Collar Metaverse

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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 Derek Belch, CEO of Strivr, which positions itself as a platform to. AI, ML Analyst Cam

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Looking For Quality Of Life? Value-Driven Management Is What You Need


Values-Driven Management is the process of identifying and integrating what is important to you into your daily life. The post Looking For Quality Of Life? Value-Driven Management Is What You Need appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Peggy Sullivan values-driven management

5+ Customer Retention Tips From Experts for Small Business


Marketing can be challenging and expensive for small size companies. Small Businesses spend a lot of time identifying their customers and making strategies to retain them.

Founder’s Choice VC Firm Ranking

Feld Thoughts

There have been many different approaches to ranking VC Firms over the years I’ve been an entrepreneur and a VC. Each approach I’ve seen has issues. Most are easily gamed or have statistical bias issues. I got the following note from Roy Bahat at Bloomberg Beta a while ago about a new approach called Founder’s Choice. We and a few other firms sponsored a “founders choice” version of the Midas List, with a legit (IMHO) rating methodology, built by two Penn students.

Best Practices for a Successful Startup Advisory Board


Having worked with hundreds of founders and early-stage startups, I often hear questions in regards to setting up an Advisory Board. I will address some of the common questions I’ve heard over the years in this article and share some insights I’ve gained as both a founder and as an advisor.

10 Tactics For Driving Disruptive Startup Innovations

Startup Professionals Musings

How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution.

Analyst Cam: Wellthy

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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 Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, Co-Founder and CEO of Wellthy, which provides a caregiving support.

5 Steps To A High-Profit Offer


An offer so good it practically sells itself? Creating a product and getting a high-profit offer like that is a lot easier than you may think. The post 5 Steps To A High-Profit Offer appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Michelle Patterson sales sales strategy selling

What are the Types of Personal Injury Cases?

The Startup Magazine

Having experienced an accident or a situation can often lead to physical, emotional, and economic distress which requires an individual to engage an attorney to ensure that they are fully compensated.

Take Five: The Metaverse

VC Cafe

It’s hard to keep up with the news, there’s just so much going on. So, as we all suffer from information overload, I’m coming back to my old trusted format of “Take 5” – highlighting 5 links in topics that catch my attention.

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What Is Equity Crowdfunding


When you hear the word crowdfunding, the first image that jumps to mind is Kickstarter. We all know how this crowdfunding site works. You donate money to a company or cause, and in return you get early access to the product/service, SWAG, or a combination of both.

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5 Business Growth Drivers Facilitated By A Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, some of the best businesses have multiple partners, with complementary strengths. Starting and running a business requires many different skills and interests, and not many of us have all of them.

Boosting Your Business Using Visuals That Resonate With Your Audience


How important are visuals to a business and its brand reputation? How important is it to pick the right visuals for your business and your intended tone and messaging? The short answer: very important. But first, let’s take a little deeper dive into why.

A Basic Guide To Video Conference API For 2022


Video conferencing is a powerful tool that can help businesses increase productivity, enhance collaboration, and improve customer service. The post A Basic Guide To Video Conference API For 2022 appeared first on Young Upstarts. Uncategorized API APIs video conference video conferencing

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Why Having No Savings is a Huge Financial Mistake

The Startup Magazine

The question of saving and investing can lead to a heated debate among millennials. Most are not enthusiastic about the future and only care about the present. Those owning automobiles are no different and are rarely excited about insuring or getting warranties for their rides.

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Founder-Investor Fit

VC Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was did a fireside chat with Alon Grinshpoon, founder and CEO of Echo3D , a CDN and CMS for 3D content in the cloud and a Remagine Ventures portfolio company, as part of an entrepreneurial finance MBA class in Tel Aviv University.

News: 25% Foreign-owned corps in U.S. who missed filling form 5472


Did you miss filing form 5472 at some point? Normally this means big penalties that are nearly impossible to waive, but finally there is some relief.


10 Leadership Actions To Drive Effective Team Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind accountability.

Turing Distinguished Leader Series: With Partner David Zhang, TVC


How to Scale Unicorns With Partner David Zhang, TVC. The theme of this episode is how to scale unicorns. Joining us for this episode is our partner David Zhang, Partner at TCV (( Technology Crossover Ventures ). He focuses on investments in fintech, the internet, and software. Jonathan Siddharth .

Growing Nightlife Scene, Bringing Young Professionals To Mississauga


Mississauga in Canada is a popular choice among Canadian immigrants or other individuals who move worldwide seeking employment and great opportunities. The post Growing Nightlife Scene, Bringing Young Professionals To Mississauga appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others Canada Mississauga relocatio

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4 Ways Robotic Process Automation Can Benefit Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Running a successful startup business isn’t always a walk in the park. Startup companies face numerous challenges, and one of them is the tough competition from the already established companies.

The top 10 companies investing billions in the Metaverse

VC Cafe

Is there an early mover advantage for being early on a technology trend? think about the entrepreneurs that started in the early days of the Internet, mobile, crypto, VR and yes… now Metaverse.

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Techstars Foundation and EforAll

VC Adventure

EforAll is a community organization that helps under-represented individuals successfully start and grow their businesses through business training, mentorship, and an extensive support network.

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10 Keys To Building A Business Image To Be Remembered

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business leader waits too long before really working on the legacy that he wants to leave to society and his family.

30 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur


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 to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

The Benefits Of Hiring Business Consultants


A good business consultant saves you time and is a significant asset in helping your business thrive and grow. The post The Benefits Of Hiring Business Consultants appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others consultancy consultancy services outsourcing

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The 4 Characteristics Successful Startups Share

The Startup Magazine

It’s estimated that some ninety percent of startups fail. That is a pretty daunting statistic if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner launching your new venture. Thankfully, only about one in ten fail during their first year.

5 ways to cope with hard times as a startup founder

VC Cafe

This is an incredibly tough time to a lot of founders. The VC markets have contracted almost overnight and last round’s valuations may no longer hold.

The Evolution of Feedback in Our Organizations


Across 22 years and two companies now, our system of giving performance feedback has evolved significantly. I thought I’d take a pass at chronicling it here and seeing if I had any learnings from looking at the evolution.

8 Organizational Cultures Boost Output And Cut Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company.

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