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What would Oprah do? 8 (fun!) strategic planning questions.

Dearest Fire Starter, At the end of last year, I gathered Team D to envision the flourishing future of The Desire Map offerings. The point of this jam session was: a) to stir our collective, creative genius; b) build our connection/synergy—and have some fun. From there, we’d map out an actual strategy for the next 18 – 24 months. I sent out some creative questions to get us uncorked. It worked! We generated some beautiful new ideas, a lot of vision clarity, and we knew each other even ...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Oprah, Freebie, Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, B School, Delete, Fire Starter Session, For Fire Starters, General (no home listing


Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing


On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber but it is primarily focused on business and corporate customers. That gives it more favorable economics and a more loyal customer base than its co...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Money, Indonesia, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, China, Southeast Asia, Collaborative Consumption, India, Funding, Tech


The Leadership Gap in Innovation

A vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it. A McKinsey study, for example, puts the number of executives who are satisfied with their innovation performance at 6%. There’s clearly a huge ...
Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management, Change, Culture, Ideas, Innovation, Collaboration, Webinar, Growth, Mckinsey, Innovation Management, Innovative Thinking


Menlo Ventures Devotes New $500M Fund to Mid-Stage Growth Companies

Menlo Ventures, like many other Silicon Valley venture capital firms, has at times looked for big returns from spotting early-stage companies with great promise. But as it launches a new $500 million fund, it plans to hunt for companies that are further along, and seem poised to take off on a growth curve.Those early-growth stage companies can suffer from a funding gap, because many venture capital firms are pouring money instead into either fledgling startups or late-stage companies that need ...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Marketplaces, Financing, Investor, Matt Murphy


Detroit Urban Solutions Seeks to Amplify the Regional Tech Ecosystem

TechTown Detroit, Wayne State University, and NextEnergy have formed a new consortium to advance the Motor City’s tech ecosystem and apply new innovations to tough civic challenges.Called Detroit Urban Solutions, the consortium will focus primarily on mobility, digital health, civic, and smart city technologies. We called Paul Riser Jr., who is stepping down from his position overseeing technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown to lead Detroit Urban Solutions, to find out more.“The collabor...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Brookings Institution, Digital Health, Civic Technology, Motor City, Wayne State University, National blog main


The $10Trillion India goal, a lot is on shoulders of startups

The Indian Tricolour.. Recently, in the union budget, the presenting minister stated in the house “We are poised to become a 5-trillion-dollar economy in the next five years and aspire to become a 10-trillion-dollar economy in the next 8 years thereafter” (full speech transcript here). The sentiment may be construed as a politically motivated move or a false promise, though there is a real possibility for this milestone to happen. However, a lot of “India” needs to happen in order to mak...
Tags: Startups, General, Disruption, Entrepreneurship, India, US, Trends, Linkedin, NASSCOM, Startup Ideas, Madam Debjani Ghosh Linkedin, Reskilling India, Sanjay Bhargava Linkedin, Madam Ghosh




The Weekly Email

One of my favorite moves that I have seen founders do in the early stages of their company (think pre-seed, seed, and possibly into the Srs A stages), is the weekly email. This can take a number of forms; a weekly email to the team, a weekly email to the investors, a weekly email to everyone, even a weekly email to yourself! It matters a bit who the audience is for the weekly email because it determines what the founder can put into the email. But I am not sure it matters that much who th...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends


I’ve never offered this before…

Whether you’re an artist, a healer, a business owner with a growing team… you know that leveraging online tools is how you make greater impact with your craft. You’ve got so many ideas and beautiful intentions… but maybe you’re struggling to commit to a path. And, you’re only interested in earning money through conscious business practices . Abundance through integrity. It’s the only way. Instead of spending 2019 staring at the screen, get yourself a feminist squad to help you g...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Bonus, Marie Forleo, Marie, Tampa Florida, Danielle LaPorte, Danielle, B-School, Facilitator, Delete, Fire Starter, Desire Map, Bschool, Desire Map Facilitator Program


The Sick Care Entrepreneur’s Guide to 2019

Here were my entrepreneural goals for 2018 which, I suspect, won’t change much from year to year. The good news is I still make my bed every morning. If you are are a physician entrepreneur, 2019 will be another year of opportunity. In order to create user defined value through the discovery, development and deployment of innovation, ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Health/Healthcare, Sickcare


Is Gillette’s anti-bullying commercial the best a commercial can get?

Is it admirable or just cashing in when brands piggyback onto popular causes? What do you think of this commercial? Do you love it? Or do you hate it? Why? P & G’s Gillette brand seems to be doing what Unilver’s Dove has done with their self esteem campaign for real beauty thing. Attaching themselves […]
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized, Advertising, Seo, Cause Marketing, Attention, Influence, Branding, Gillette, Authenticiy, Unilver, 30 Seconds in the Spotlight


VentureAsk: Ask your queries with credible answers.

We are in this together… At Venturewoods there is a new page VentureAsk to bring your queries and help experts in the community address real problems. The idea behind this emerged from the consistent urge of fellow colleagues, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts on trying to solve problems in their startup journey or their road to start-up. Many times, such questions were common and could benefit from experience or insights from experts. Everyone in the community is welcomed with any qu...
Tags: General, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Startup, Venture Capital, Community building, Ecosystem, Ventureask, Venturewoods


SXSW Startups: FC Football League

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 16, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Sports and Performance Data, which will pitch at 12:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Fan Controlled Football League is reimagining sports for the digital age: taking the p...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Football, Los Angeles, Startup, Paris, Fans, Marshawn Lynch, Kobe Bryant, Richard Sherman, Richard, Kurt Cobain, Sxsw, Royce, Kurt, Kobe


“Stigma is Going Away”: Cannabis IP is Thorny, But Not Impossible

No longer solely the provenance of hippie or outlaw types, the U.S. cannabis industry has become more sophisticated and tech-enabled as it has come out of the shadows over the past decade. Michigan voters pushed the state to joined the ranks of nine others last fall in approving adult use of recreational marijuana.But with corporations and mom-and-pop players alike wanting to get in on that “green rush”—valued at $146.4 billion globally by 2025 and $25 billion in the U.S. alone—how does an inno...
Tags: Startups, Tobacco, Entrepreneurship, Marijuana, Trends, Software, Cannabis, Innovation, Patents, User Experience, Michigan, Intellectual Property, Nanotechnology, Detroit, Hemp, Cbd


In Defense of Valentines Day

Ok, I am the first to admit that this is an unusual plea from a hard-driving, rational physicist turned Venture Capitalist. So, what on Earth am I doing defending this Hallmark Holiday?Indulge me while I make this connection. One of the things that I care about professionally is to future proof startups and equip them with what they need to make their business a resounding success. How do we do that in an environment where odds are 9 out 10 startups fail? And does it have to be this way?There i...
Tags: Startups, News, Entrepreneurship, Love, Oksana, Brendon Burchard, Austin Startups, Valentines-day, Mental-health, Denise What


It’s Time To Be Skeptical About The Lean Startup. Here’s Why:

In 1997 Clayton Christensen published The Innovator’s Dilemma and it sparked a revolution. It seemed that for years all anyone could talk about was disruptive innovation. That was until Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation in 2003 and that got hot. Then Stanford launched its d.school and design thinking was where it was at. Yet go ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Innovation, Clayton Christensen, The Lean Startup, Henry Chesbrough


Bring me your questions, fears, dreams—we’re going DEEP.

Sell your art (for a profit). Reach people with your words. Grow your clientele. Earn good money—with integrity—because that’s how sustainable success happens. Your dream could be an audience of thousands, or a quaint brick ‘n mortar. A laptop by the beach, or a solo practice in your hometown. Whatever you’re wanting to manifest, doing business online is the reality of business today. In this , Marie covers what it really takes to make it work. All heart. Lots of smarts. Here’s what Mar...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Fire Starters, Dreams, Growth, Marie Forleo, Marie, Danielle LaPorte, Delete, Bschool


Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which is the world’s fourth most populated country with over 260 million people and the region’s largest economy. It is also the dominant market for tech and the internet in the region. According to a much-cited report...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, Japan, Money, Indonesia, Entrepreneurship, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Investment, Taiwan, Walgreens


SXSW Startups: TransferFi

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 13, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Enterprise and Smart Data category, which will pitch at 12:30 pm Saturday, March 9, TransferFi is creating the world’s first long-range, safe, and efficient W...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Singapore, Startup, Austin, Wireless, Nus, Thomson Reuters, Cto, Yoda, Launchpad, Sxsw, Asean, National University Of Singapore, Dean, Hugh Forrest


SXSW Startups: LinkDyn Robotics

James DeBacker, Bongsu Kim and Jovita Ezeokafor The Forrest Four-Cast: February 12, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Augmented and Virtual Reality, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 9, LinkDyn Robotics aims to commercial...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Entrepreneurship, US, Startup, Vr, Robotics, Sxsw, University of Texas, Shin, SXSW Interactive, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Cyndx Winners


May Mobility Snags $22M Investment, Will Expand to New Cities in ’19

May Mobility, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup developing self-driving shuttles, today announced that it has raised a $22 million Series A funding round. The company has raised approximately $33.5 million since its inception in 2017.The new investment was co-led by Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners, with participation from LG Technology Ventures, Thayer Ventures, and return investors BMW i Ventures, Maven Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and Y Combinator. According to a press releas...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Mobility, Bmw, Detroit, Series A, Ann Arbor, Thayer Ventures, National blog main, New York blog main


Before You Visit A Therapist: 5 Things You Can Do To Maintain Your Sanity When Starting a Business

When an entrepreneur first decides to launch a business, it’s easy to feel like you’re walking on a cloud — dancing on heaven’s door — and that life’s only going… Read more » The post Before You Visit A Therapist: 5 Things You Can Do To Maintain Your Sanity When Starting a Business appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, Personal Development


Entrepreneurial Accounting: How's Your Reconciliation?

As a business owner who does a fair amount of her own accounting, I come up against reconciliation frequently. And, as a business and workplace adviser to others, I recognize its importance. Reconciliation is part of the ongoing accounting mix that leverages two or more financial records to make sure numbers match. In other words, it helps owners and accountants demonstrate that the money going out of an account is equal to the amount spent, and that the amount coming in is equal to the amount e...
Tags: Business, Technology, Money, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Best Practices, Professionalism, Skills gaps


Q&A: How to Be An Entrepreneur

Question: How to be an entrepreneur? My Answer: First, if you have the option and haven’t already, get a good education. Focus on whatever interests you, not necessarily business. Entrepreneurs without formal education are at a huge disadvantage. But there’s no clear difference between a good degree in business and a good degree in any other subject. Study what’s right for you, what you like. But get the degree. It shows you can stick with something, get things done, and meet deadlines, over...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Sales, Q&a


The 50 Top Startups at SXSW 2019

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 11, 2019 The 11th annual SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx brings together more than 50 of the world’s top startups who will present their emerging technologies before a panel of expert judges and a live audience on March 9–10.The Pitch Award Ceremony, announcing winners in each of ten different categories, will be take place Sunday, March 10 from 6:30 pm-8 pm at the Hilton Hotel (6th Floor, Salon H).Listed in alphabetical order by category name, here are all the pa...
Tags: Startups, New York, London, Washington, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Creativity, San Diego, Philadelphia, Houston, Columbia, Orlando, Gothenburg


Roundup: Riser’s New Role, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—[Clarification, 2/11/19, 9:31 p.m.; see below.] Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Un...
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Debbie Dingell, Wayne State University, Central State University, John Dingell, National blog main


Roundup: Riser Leaving TechTown, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Akron, and Central State University....
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Debbie Dingell, Wayne State University, Central State University, John Dingell, National blog main


How to Start a Successful Consulting Business: The Complete 10 Step Guide (2019)

You’ve put in the hours. You’ve paid your dues. And now all that effort has paid off – you’re the expert. So, what’s your prize at the end of the day? For some, it’s enough to know that you’re great at your job. But others, like you, yearn for something more. Admit it – you’ve thought about starting your own consulting business. Flexible hours, being your own boss, and living life on your own terms; not to mention setting your own fees… You can directly benefit from all of the time and effort y...
Tags: Startups, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Kickstarter, Consulting, Irs, Don, Small Business Administration, Twitter Facebook, LLC, U S Small Business Administration, Marketing and branding, John Jantsch, SBA Small Business Administration, Brand Identity


Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world

Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met at the University of Pennsylvania . They were married before starting at Harvard’s Business School and initially were interested in other areas — Aarti was exploring a career in venture capital and Aditya Kaji was looking at the food and beverage industry broadly in his classes at Harvard, Kochhar Kaji ...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Y Combinator, New York, Texas, Whole Foods, California, Entrepreneurship, India, Tech, Companies, Harvard, Pennsylvania, United States, Venture Capital



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