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8 Indications Of A Real Entrepreneur Versus A Hacker

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations.

New Normal: Conversation with Paul Wright of Accuride

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C level executives, VCs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy.

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3 Steps Brands Can Take To Boost Bottom Line By Creating Behavior Change

YoungUpstarts

by Myriam Sidibe, author of “ Brands on a Mission “ As the US reopens after months of shelter-in-place, we’re seeing just how difficult it is to convince people to change long-established behaviors – or adapt to new ones, like wearing masks or keep physical distance.

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Venture Deals Online Course – Summer 2020 Edition

Feld Thoughts

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course again this summer. But before I get to that, I want to highlight a blog post from a Black colleague. I’m getting, and reading, many of these each day.

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.

7 Ways To Optimize Passion And Energy In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you will start your business with plenty of passion and purpose, but all too often I see both disappearing after months of facing unanticipated setbacks and challenges.

New Normal: Conversation with David Watson of Health2047

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C level executives, VCs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2020 Lesson Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

We just finished our 5th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. What a year. At the end of the quarter each of the eight teams give a final “Lessons Learned” presentation.

8 Learning Principles To Keep You Ahead Of The Game

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in anticipating change today.

How and Why the NextView Everyday Economy Accelerator is Different

View from Seed

It’s early into the launch of our 100% virtual NextView Everyday Economy accelerator , but indications point to early success. First, we were pleasantly overwhelmed with submissions over the past few weeks since we opened up applications.

Business Innovation In A Pandemic: Compete With Those You Admire

YoungUpstarts

by Alex Varricchio, co-owner of UpHouse. Comparing ourselves to our competitors in order to figure out how best to one-up them is natural — it’s what drives us all in business.

8 Useful Digital Marketing Sites And Resources You Should Know About

YFS Magazine

Stay ahead of the curve. Here's a list of the eight websites that marketers visit to get a daily dose of digital marketing news. Grow Marketing & Sales digital marketing marketing online marketing recommended

6 Tips To Market Your Idea Before Building A Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked.

Book: It’s About Damn Time

Feld Thoughts

My digital sabbaths are often running, reading, and napping days. That’s tomorrow for me as I’m feeling fried from another week. I’ve ordered (and received) most of the books from the NY Times Antiracist reading list along with a number of other recommendations.

How To Borrow Money Online To Finance Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Any small business requires a loan at some point. Whether it is to get its operations off the ground, expand or run the daily activities, small business owners often go out of their way to get funding. However, getting a small business loan may sometimes be a tough nut to crack.

5 Post-Pandemic Changes to Expect in the Workplace

ReadWriteStart

Disrupting businesses in every sector of the economy and infecting nearly 7 million people at the time of this writing — with 400,000 deaths globally. The coronavirus pandemic that sprung up December 2019 has had negative effects on businesses across the world , and the economy as a whole.

8 Business Accountability Lapses And How To Recover

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business investor, I look for investments where I see founders really holding their people accountable for their actions. More importantly, I look for entrepreneurs and owners like you who are not afraid to hold themselves accountable for the success of the business.

Black Lives Matter and My Fear About Short Attention Spans

Feld Thoughts

While I was trying to get my soul to reset a little yesterday, I worried about short attention spans. As humans, we naturally have short attention spans that are amplified by the extremely short attention span of the media.

15 Proven Business Ideas To Make Money Online

YoungUpstarts

Starting an online business is less risky than investing your money into a downtown office or a brick-and-mortar storefront. All you need is just an internet connection & some ABCs of what you want to do! And in some cases, only the internet connection is enough to start making money.

New Niches for Startups Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic

ReadWriteStart

Remote work and social distancing. These two approaches will define our lives behind 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone into a new reality. The transition from our traditional lifestyle to isolation mode was anything but smooth.

Here’s Why 2020 is the Breakout Year For All You Gamers [Guest Post]

VC Cafe

By Or Briga, co-founder and CEO of Novos. 2020 has seen a sudden rise in the number of gamers. People of all ages are playing their favourite video-game titles in 2020 because of the extra time they have.

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Supporting the Zane Access Inaugural Pre-Capital Program Cohort

Feld Thoughts

On Monday, June 1st, I told Amy that I wanted to engage deeply in helping eliminate racism in the United States. I’ve been involved in gender inequity issues since I joined the National Center for Women & Information Technology board in 2005 shortly after it was formed.

Crowdlending ? The New Investment Type You Should Know About

YoungUpstarts

As technology and advances and develops, it consistently leads to new ideas and concepts. Some are better than others but the amount of innovation and creativity to be seen within technology is nothing if not inspiring.

The New Normal For Office Snacks

ReadWriteStart

With the CDC’s newly released COVID-19 Employer Information of Office Building guidelines, returning to the office will be a challenge for managers and employees alike. It starts with the commute to work.

The Business Case For Digital Reinvention

YFS Magazine

How do you make sense of digital disruption? You proactively evolve. Grow Technology business phone systems digital transformation digital trends recommended technology

How to Survive and Thrive in the post-Covid Era

For Entrepreneurs

Covid and the associated lockdowns are likely to be the biggest disruptive event to occur in most of our lifetimes. There are huge global changes coming as a result. The OECD is forecasting the worst recession in a century. But expect to see far more change than just a recession.

Mistakes To Avoid When Pivoting Your Brand Online

YoungUpstarts

by Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs. Even with all the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, many businesses have been able to adapt their offering to service customers online.

New Niches for Startups Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic

ReadWriteStart

Remote work and social distancing. These two approaches will define our lives behind 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone into a new reality. The transition from our traditional lifestyle to isolation mode was anything but smooth.

Underrepresented Founders and The Discouraging Pass

This is going to be BIG.

One thing I’ve seen from both VCs and LPs over the past week is a hesitation to engage around race discussions. There are some who don’t believe they’ve done anything “wrong” and therefore see the whole thing as a distraction. Others are so uncomfortable with the idea of getting flamed or canceled despite good intentions that they’d rather do the absolute minimum. If you’re a white professional in venture, you might feel uncomfortable tweeting or blogging about race.

Three brutal truths about working from home

NZ Entrepreneur

Working from home has become a reality that businesses and their staff have had to quickly adjust to, and many organisations are now questioning the need to ever return to the paradigm of mass centralised offices.

Things You Should Always Include On Your Resume

YoungUpstarts

Creating a resume is nothing new for someone who is searching for a job. Some resumes are fantastic, while some resumes fail to bring any results. The goal of a resume is to get as many responses as possible from potential employers. A recruiter goes through a lot of resumes in a day.

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Bitcoin Emerges as New Standard in Post-COVID Economy?

ReadWriteStart

Bitcoin has always had the potential to become a world standard for money.

Nailing Product Positioning (w/ Examples)

ConversionXL

You’ve spent hundreds of hours perfecting your product and countless meetings defining your brand. You feel great about your team, and it’s obvious to your customers that you care. Yet, despite your best efforts, your competition gets all the buzz, and you struggle to stand out.

5 Benefits of Having A Toll-Free Number for Your StartUp

The Startup Magazine

Despite of the numerous advanced technologies, there are still some things that remain as a constant in the business industry. One of these, is your toll-free number.

Crafting A New Creative Career

YoungUpstarts

Jeffrey Madoff, founder and CEO of Madoff Productions. These unusual times are causing a lot of people to think about what they want to do. Millions of jobs have been lost. Most people have more time on their hands than ever.

A Few Days

VC Adventure

This last weekend, I took the weekend off along with a half-day on Thursday and a full day on Friday. I called it a mini-vacation and it was fantastic. I turned off email and (for the most part) social media and enjoyed some digital free time.

Content Research: 4 Ways to Find a Ton of Wins

ConversionXL

If I told you that a post earned 30 links and 100 shares, how would you respond? Wow, must’ve been amazing!” “Not Not bad.” Total flop!”. Your gut reaction says more about the site you’re used to working on than it does about my hypothetical example.

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