2024

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The Best Project Management Framework for Startups

The Startup Magazine

A path filled with innovation and potential awaits you as you navigate the startup landscape. In the midst of all the fun, though, the requirement of good project management starts to stand out. For new businesses trying to overcome obstacles, choosing the right project management framework may be the difference between success and failure. In this investigation, we uncover five critical factors to think about when deciding on the finest project management framework for startups.

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Monumental funding secured for robots to lay bricks

ReadWriteStart

An Amsterdam-based startup has secured $25 million in funding in its mission to transform the construction industry, led by robots laying bricks! Monumental is working to blend human knowledge with the capability of artificial intelligence to deliver solutions to build walls for house building and other construction projects. It is not a new concept, although it may come as news to many, with the thought of a robot squad being deployed on sites representing a challenge as much as new opportuniti

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Experts share top tips for AI governance for mission-driven organizations

Board Effect

As generative AI becomes more widely accepted, many leaders in the nonprofit and charity sector are no longer asking whether they should use it, but rather where else they can use it. After all, as a transformative technology that can be employed inexpensively, artificial intelligence has enormous appeal to leaders looking at limits both in budget and staff and volunteer time.

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The Top 5 Episodes of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast in 2023

Duct Tape Marketing

The Top 5 Episodes of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast in 2023 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing 2023 was a year of remarkable growth for the marketing industry. With a rapidly changing landscape, it’s never been a more exciting time to be an entrepreneur. I was able to visit with many phenomenal guests on the show this year.

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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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The Pros and Cons of Rando Rich People Investing in Your Startup

This is going to be BIG.

Say what you will about VCs, but we’re a mostly predictable bunch. You know what our incentives are and we care enough about our reputation within the ecosystem to not do anything too terrible—usually. Still, there are a lot of downsides to taking venture money—the push to grow at all costs, our desire to be all up in your business, literally, and sometimes, we’re kind of obnoxious.

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4 Entrepreneurs Reveal Best Companies to Start in 2024

Hearpreneur

Choosing the best companies to start in 2024 involves a combination of market research, industry analysis, and consideration of your own skills and interests. Remember that starting a business involves risk, and there are no guarantees of success. It's crucial to thoroughly research and plan before making any decisions. Additionally, seeking advice from experienced entrepreneurs or business advisors can provide valuable insights tailored to your specific situation.

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Analyst Cam: Deal Architect 2024 Research Agenda  

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 is a presentation on Deal Architect’s 2024 Research Agenda. We recorded it as part of.

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Apple Vision Pro – Tech in the Search of a Market

Steve Blank

A version of this article previously appeared in Fortune. If you haven’t been paying attention Apple has started shipping its Apple Vision Pro , its take on a headset that combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The product is an amazing technical tour de force. But the product/market fit of this first iteration is a swing and a miss.

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Hackers or Heroes?

View from Seed

As we are in the early phases of a Cambrian explosion of generative AI applications, I’ve been thinking about how to make sense of the madness. There is a huge volume of companies being started, with many more to come, and it is very difficult to separate the signal from the noise and to assess the various teams that are building in this space. The most common rubric that I’ve heard from investors is to invest in what I’ll call “heroes”.

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What’s Behind Your Procrastination Habit? Four Unmet Needs That May Be Keeping You Stalled and Stuck

YoungUpstarts

Workforce management expert Jo Anne Preston says a variety of motivational needs underlie our tendency to procrastinate. Here are four of the most common — and what to do about each one. The post What’s Behind Your Procrastination Habit? Four Unmet Needs That May Be Keeping You Stalled and Stuck appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Tips for Transitioning to a Paperless Dental Office With Electronic Forms

The Startup Magazine

Are you aware that the healthcare industry today generates vast volumes of data on health information, prescriptions, and other related documents? This has led to a move away from paper-based systems to electronic ones. The healthcare industry is evolving, and dentistry is not an exception. The time has come for your dental practice to ditch the endless paperwork and transition to a paperless office with electronic forms.

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2024 PERM immigration process updates impact on tech startups

ReadWriteStart

Sophie Alcorn, a renowned Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law based in Silicon Valley, California, addresses the questions raised by a consulting firm called “Hopeful HR” about the updates to the PERM process for 2024. A permanent labor certification issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) allows employers to hire foreign workers on a permanent basis in the United States.

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Measuring for meaningful change: Helping volunteer boards meet DE&I goals

Board Effect

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) values are inextricably bound to the missions of most nonprofit organizations. In serving their constituents and communities and fulfilling their missions, nonprofits help improve the lives of people from different backgrounds, including those who historically have been underrepresented or excluded in society.

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From Subscribers to Revenue: A Tactical Guide To Mastering Newsletters

Duct Tape Marketing

From Subscribers to Revenue: A Tactical Guide To Mastering Newsletters written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Russell Henneberry, a renowned digital marketing consultant, speaker, and the founder of The Clikk newsletter.

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Kitabi Qisse S2: finding underrepresented voices in stories ft. sambasivan and Parikh

Brandanew

South-Asia focused publishing house, Sambasivan and Parikh is a newly minted merger between two houses, Yali Books and Modern Marigold books. These are women-led publishing houses committed to finding diverse stories. We spoke to founders, Ambika and Suhani to learn about their journey and the industry growth they have witnessed. Yali books began publishing South-Asia […] The post Kitabi Qisse S2: finding underrepresented voices in stories ft. sambasivan and Parikh appeared first on Peerba

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13 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

Entrepreneurship is about to enter a new phase of unparalleled creativity and flexibility. Entrepreneurs will have to navigate a world where disruptive technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and others are commonplace due to the rapid advancement of technology. For prospective company leaders, the continuous globalization and interconnectivity of markets bring opportunities as well as obstacles.

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Be February Fresh!

Rembrandt Communications

February is here, and love is in the air. The holidays are well behind us (along with those New Year’s resolutions we didn’t keep!), and it’s time for a fresh start for everything. This includes your business and personal life. What Does A Fresh Start Mean To You? F: Family and Friends When it comes to things that are really important to us, friends and family usually top the list.

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Burning Platform 110:  Market Engineering, not just Product Engineering

deal architect

For the 110th episode of Burning Platform we host Bruce Cleveland of ForzaGroup Consulting. You may remember Bruce from his influential roles at Siebel, C3.ai and Oracle and as an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners. You know I am constantly.

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Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – 2023 Wrap Up

Steve Blank

We just wrapped up the third year of our Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition class –part of Stanford’s Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation. Joe Felter , Mike Brown and I teach the class to: Give our students an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities for the United States in its enduring strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China, Russia and other rivals.

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Where We Are Investing in 2024

View from Seed

Products, Problems, and People What’s always made us unusual as a firm is that we don’t have the typical answer to the question of “focus”. 90%+ of VC’s will tell you that their focus is either a technology or a space. For example: Technologies: AI, IOT, Cloud, Blockchain Areas: Vertical SaaS, Crypto, Security, Consumer, Deep Tech There is nothing wrong with this approach, but it has never been native for us.

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Navigating Buyer’s Dilemma: SaaS vs. Traditional Software

YoungUpstarts

Assessing your business's present and future needs, budget and culture will ultimately help you decide whether SaaS or traditional software is most appropriate in each circumstance. The post Navigating Buyer’s Dilemma: SaaS vs. Traditional Software appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Fundrise CTO: New SQL Tools Lead to ‘Wonderfully Seamless Solutions’

The Startup Magazine

For Kenny Shin , the chief technology officer of direct-to-consumer alternative asset management company Fundrise, some of the most exciting technological advancements in recent years have been in structured query language tools. Despite its decades-old roots, SQL is undergoing a renaissance, buoyed by SQL tool advancements in a variety of data-related tools.

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Cybersecurity startups face market challenges

ReadWriteStart

Startups in the cybersecurity sector are facing a daunting market environment , contending with decreased valuations and increasing pressure to sell while competing for vital funding and collaborations. In a progressively saturated market, these startups need to reevaluate their strategies and wisely distribute resources to remain competitive and sustainable amidst the demands of investors and well-established competitors.

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Harnessing AI’s power, and managing the responsibility, with Diligent’s Nonie Dalton

Board Effect

Diligent and BoardEffect have written extensively about artificial intelligence (AI) over the years, from how nonprofit organizations can benefit to expert tips for AI implementation to guidance on AI governance. Nonie Dalton, VP of product management for BoardEffect and Diligent Community, carries the conversation into the new year. Dalton oversees the Diligent solutions that are designed to meet the needs of nonprofits and public service organizations, empower mission-driven leaders to streaml

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Mastering SEO in the Age of AI

Duct Tape Marketing

Mastering SEO in the Age of AI written by Tosin Jerugba read more at Duct Tape Marketing  The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Stephan Spencer, an acclaimed SEO expert and founder of net Concepts, an interactive agency specializing in search engine optimization. Stephan is also a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and host of two popular podcasts, “Get Yourself Optimized” and “Marketing Speak.

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Likhawat: Celebrating Brij Nath Betab And his Poetry Collection Harud

Brandanew

Jnanpeeth winner Gulzar sa’ab recently created a poetry collection, A Poem A Day. This work showcased 365 contemporary poems in 34 languages. This collection included two poems from national-award winning multilingual poet, Brij Nath Betab. In February, we spent our Likhawat celebrating Betab’s work and poetry. We spoke about his poetry collection, Harud.

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The Rapid Evolution of Generative AI Video footage

VC Cafe

2023 was the year of generative AI, but more specifically, the year we witnessed the power and potential of LLMs, large language models. A lot of the world of work is based around text: documents, email, content, media. Both startups and large tech companies leaned in hard, incorporating automation tools and generative AI applications across verticals.

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Avoid Burnout: Redesigning the Workplace for Employee Well-Being

Mike Michalowicz

The need to prioritize employee well-being has become more critical than ever. Non-stop connectivity, increased workloads, and the challenges posed by remote or hybrid work setups have significantly elevated the risk of burnout among your team. Recognizing and addressing these challenges is not just a responsibility to check off your task list – it’s an essential investment in the success and longevity of any organization.

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Industry Event promises v Everyday realities

deal architect

Wearing my analyst hat, I go to 8 to 10 industry events a year. Some tend to be vendor specific like SAP Sapphire, others are industry specific like HIMSS for healthcare or region specific like NASSCOM in India or CeBIT.

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The Department of Defense Is Getting Its Innovation Act Together – But More Can Be Done

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Defense News and C4SIR. Despite the clear and present danger of threats from China and elsewhere, there’s no agreement on what types of adversaries we’ll face; how we’ll fight, organize, and train; and what weapons or systems we’ll need for future fights. Instead, developing a new doctrine to deal with these new issues is fraught with disagreements, differing objectives, and incumbents who defend the status quo.

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Hammer or Hands?

View from Seed

One of my goals in 2024 is to start blogging again. Admittedly, I stopped blogging a few years ago because of the proliferation of content around VC and startups. Also, blogs felt like an antiquated way to engage with founders vs. threads on Twitter/X. But I feel like these platforms are way to ephemeral, so I’m going to try to post at least semi-regularly and see where things go.

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DIY Garage Set-Up: Essential Tools For Car Maintenance

YoungUpstarts

Creating a DIY car garage at home transforms the way you manage car maintenance, turning it into an enjoyable and rewarding activity rather than a chore. The post DIY Garage Set-Up: Essential Tools For Car Maintenance appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Where to Find High-Quality Drone Parts and Accessories

The Startup Magazine

Have you bought your first drone or consider upgrading your current one? In either case, knowing where to find high-quality drone parts and accessories is vital. This guide is here to steer you in the right direction, ensuring top performance for your drone while also enhancing its longevity with the correct drone components. Importance of Quality Parts Investing in premium drone parts does more than provide a performance boost.

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Elon Musk’s new startup xAI seeks to raise $6 billion to challenge OpenAI

ReadWriteStart

With several investors handing sizable checks to startups to profit from what has attracted Silicon Valley’s attention in the past year — the race to create more and better AI has been escalating. Today, the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk ‘s “artificial intelligence start-up xAI is in talks to raise up to $6 billion.” The start-up is seeking money from wealthy holding funds in the Middle East and has held discussions with family offices in Hong Kong, according t

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18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Networking Tips and Advice

Hearpreneur

Effective networking is a crucial skill for personal and professional success. Whether you're seeking career opportunities, building a business, or simply looking to expand your social circle, mastering the art of networking is key. The following tips and advice guide you through the loops of networking, emphasizing the importance of authenticity, active listening, and meaningful connections.

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Crafting Your Leadership Story: Lessons Around the Campfire

Duct Tape Marketing

Crafting Your Leadership Story: Lessons Around the Campfire written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Tony Martignetti, a leadership advisor, coach, bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker. With over 25 years of business and leadership experience, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.