David has been an angel investor for 20 years and has worked with Steve Jobs, Ed Catmul, and others in Silicon Valley. He played a significant role in the development of the Worldwide Web, has written five books, and coaches startups. Last year he was a candidate to be the next dean of Stanford business school. This year, he’s starting his 22nd company.
In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn what really causes startups to fail, why you shouldn't build an MVP, explore how you can use Kanban to improve team coordination, why understanding your market is more important than understanding your product, raising money from crazy investors, why you shouldn't go to business school, and building an agile culture. Here are some of his writings:
This webinar is for both early-stage investors and entrepreneurs at all levels.
Andy Lee, Strategic Lead for Diversity in Business for The Royal Bank of Scotland & NatWest Business Banking, and Bizhan Tong, overseeing Client Experience within Barclays Private Bank and Overseas Services, discuss why individuals from ethnic minorities, immigrants, women and young people are starting more businesses than ever before, the importance of supporting female talent at middle management level, the shared learning between banks and entrepreneurs, the power of interconnectivity between different networks and using the medium of film to enact social change.Read more >
The Wellness Industry is set to be the next trillion-dollar industry. Yet it remains a rare sector that isn’t just dominated by corporations, but is filled with solo practitioners, freelancers, and small businesses. Interested in following your passion in the wellness space? Want to learn how to take a creative idea and turn it into a successful business? Well grab yourself a cuppa and join this conversation on the business side of wellness.
We're talking to women on the ground trying to find work-life balance -- and spread it to others -- while making a profit by pursuing careers in the wellness industries. This episode's guests include:
- Melody Coleman - Personal Trainer and Online Coach helping professionals to improve their health alongside their strength and fitness reflecting their values and life goals.
- Dr. Heather McKee - Dr Heather McKee is the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist, lecturer, speaker, consultant, habit coach and founder of drheathermckee.co.uk
- Mariah Quesada - Certified Health, Nutrition Coach and Therapist, and Plant-Based cook who’sbeen working in the industry for nearly 20 years.
- Yuri Tada - Yoga instructor for Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga with Babies, general yoga, corporate yoga, small group yoga, private yoga, Food, beverage, health & wellness. Event runner.
- Jimena Tascon - Family Health & Corporate Wellness - Yoga Teacher focused on improving women’s health, kids wellness and mindfulness for professionals. Steering people’s habits towards finding their own ‘life balance’.
Whether you're a life coach, a yoga instructor, a nutrition expert or a different kind of solopreneur, you could benefit from engaging with our discussion!
During this conversation, we'll talk about the path that led these ladies to wellness small businesses, how to be a generalist versus specialized in a wellness niche, how to build partnerships to grow your business, wellness marketing, and how to more than just make ends meet.
SheWorx is hosting their next 100 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 10th from 6-8pm at Hack Temple.
As the global collective of female entrepreneurs, this event aims to transform the trajectory of women in entrepreneurship. Through facilitation of strategic, meaningful relationships with influential advisors and investors, attendees will be able to:
- Grow their professional network of connections
- Learn from other female entrepreneurs, investors and VCs
- Become a part of the growing community of SheWorx global collective empowering women in technology and entrepreneurship
For more details or to register, visit sheworx.com.
Impact Sourcing burst onto the scene several years ago as a promising tool for economic development, job creation and to bring technology to a broader swath of the world’s societies. Over the last few years, we have seen several companies and non-profits enter this space, and to various extents provide proof of concept that rural communities in the developing world can provide sourcing services to major corporate and government clients. These firms select and train their employees, and secure work that has traditionally gone to large IT companies to manage call centers, provide online customer support, provide back office functionality and quality assurance testing, to name a few tasks. But while the concept has been proven, we have seen very few of these organizations to scale beyond their initial geographic area. This webinar will address challenges that Impact Sourcing is facing and discuss ideas on creating a scalable model – which can significantly make a social and economic impact.Read more >
David is a 22-time serial entrepreneur with 20 years in Silicon Valley and 13 years in New York City starting companies. He has written five books about the web and business. He's an expert in corporate culture, collaboration, innovation, design, typography, data, blockchain, crypto-investing, venture/angel investing, management, business, decentralization, macro economics, and dark chocolate. You can read some of his key essays here:
David is currently starting 20|30, an open platform for blockchain innovation. This is an ask-me-anything format with people typing in questions and david answering. He'll talk about current events in the world of blockchain and innovation, tell stories of working at Pixar, his new token offering, his new legal project, and you never know what will happen, so join the fun on June 1st!
Ask David your most challenging business question - he's happy to offer suggestions.
For anyone looking at starting their own business, a business plan showing your road-map to success is crucial.
This webinar is designed for professional women looking to write a viable business plan and will help to clarify what kind of plan is best for you and what the tactical tips are in writing an effective business strategy.
In this highly informative webinar, National Expert, Author, and Speaker, Cheree Warrick, will cover the key components of developing, writing and putting into practice your business plan including;
* When should you write a business plan
* Understanding your market - The reason: What is the need/gap/problem that your product meets/fills/solves?
* How to create a marketing program that helps you reach your revenue goals
* Why your team is more important than your business idea
* Who are your competitors and what makes you special
* How to set up your financials – even if you hate math
About the Speaker
Cheree Warrick writes business plans and creates financial forecasts for companies seeking funding from banks and angel investors. She has helped clients from various industries raise the capital they need for growth. She has also coached or written business plans for close to 100 entrepreneurs.
View her profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chereewarrick/
Our host Simon Alexander Ong helps leaders, entrepreneurs and organisations transcend perceived limitations so they can see just how powerful and gifted they truly are.
In addition to working with clients as a coach and business strategist, Simon has been featured in a number of well-known publications (Forbes, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Harvard Business Review) and regularly speaks at international events and conferences around the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship and success.
In this webinar, you will learn…
Why focus is today’s IQ
How some get more accomplished in days than others do in months
How what you focus on can impact the trajectory of your business and career
Why the majority are not focused and what you can do to separate yourself from them
The power of questions in moving us from a place of limitation to that of abundance and possibilities
How to optimise your environment to raise your levels of productivity, happiness and overall ability to focus
The importance of personal energy management and how this influences your productivity
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Founders Spotlight Series, which features insights from inspiring founders and entrepreneurs across multiple industries and communities.
In this episode, Chi Man Kwan, founder of the Raffles Family Office, a multi-family office with its own External Asset Management (EAM) platform already in private banks in Europe and Asia, will share his insight transitioning from banker to entrepreneur.
- Why family office/family business?
- Working for a bank vs working with a bank
- Where are the business model and investment opportunities?
- How to scale and grow in this competitive industry?
Mr Kwan will be taking questions from the live audience so this session will be an excellent opportunity for any entrepreneurs, wealth managers, private bankers and family office representatives out there to have their questions answered.
About the Speaker:
Chi Man Kwan is an experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Mr Kwan is skilled in Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Banking, Investments, and Financial Analysis. Mr Kwan is a strong entrepreneurship professional who has an Economics and Management science focused in Economics from Lancaster University.
Mr. Kwan has more than 15 years of banking and management experience in various international financial institutions including senior roles at BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered Bank.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has the potential to transform Financial Services, but so far we have seen few successful use cases. Is 2018 finally the year this technology turns from hype to reality? Which FinTechs are utilising AI best to serve the end consumers and what are the challenges that come with this? Can incumbents see past chatbots and start implementing intelligence products and solution that will make a real impact on their business model? As part of its IFGS 2018 Webinar Series, Innovate Finance will host a discussion looking at the current and potential future impact of AI technology in Financial Services and hear from companies leading the way.
Roshan Rohatgi, Senior Innovation & Entrepreneurship Professional, RBS
Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and CEO, Essentia Analytics
Benedetta Arese Lucini, Co-Founder and CEO, Oval Money
Dom Barker, CTO and Co-Founder, Fluidly
After the recent Kurdish referendum and heightened tensions between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga, groups like Re:Coded have been on a mission to encourage women to thrive and lead the movement to enter STEM and learn more about tech and entrepreneurship regardless of race, gender and political issues.
The panelists for this session include coders who have worked in Syria, Jordan, Gaza, London, Iraq, and more.
They will discuss:
-The challenges of being a female developer in the Middle East
-Developing successful programmes to give the youth a chance to try coding
-Using tech to nurture integration and improve relations between the Arab and Kurdish communities
-Launching a start-up in an area of conflict
Moderator: Zahra Shah, Program Manager at Iraq Re:Coded
Shereen Messi, Software Engineer and Android Trainer at Iraq Re:Coded (originally from Syria)
Rwaida Almehanni, Software Engineer, ReBoot KAMP (originally from Yemen)
Rana Alqrenawi, Product Development & Women's Inclusivity Manager, Gaza Sky Geeks
This webinar will cover the history, current, and future of digital scarcity. How can we make digital things scarce and how does that create the Internet of Value?
In this webinar, David will explain how blockchains work and how new "token games" are enabling us to create digital economies that will change everything from news to medical research to banking and much more.
You'll learn about cryptocurrencies, resource tokenization, token curated registries, curved bonding, and more hot topics from the front lines of blockchain research.
David will also include information and take questions about the upcoming Pillar Project conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he will be teaching about tokens and digital scarcity.
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Ask the Expert Series.
If you've already had an ICO or are considering one, you need to hear what David Siegel has to say about regulations, jurisdictions, tax, banking, KYC/AML, identity, security, marketing, and more.
David will answer questions about:
Token Sale Nuts and Bolts - How to Plan a Solid ICO
Token Sales - Reality Check
Everything you always wanted to know about Token Offerings
Audience members are encouraged to send questions to the expert, which will be answered during the live session.
Pillar Project will give a demo of their wallet as a work in progress. The Pillar wallet will be a simple, easy-to-use wallet that will let you store and work with cryptocurrencies and tokens. It will then transform into a combination of eBay and your personal digital assistant. The nonprofit foundation is committed to continuous delivery of wallets and features. This is our chance to show our community how it's going by giving our first real demo of a working wallet.Read more >
Join a panel of insurtech experts discussing the most important issues facing insurance startup investment and engagement today, as recorded at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017.
This videocast is chaired by Twan Hoste, head of product management at Roundcube. He is joined by an experienced panel of incumbents, investors and startups to discuss a range of subjects including:
•How to generate entrepreneurship within organisations / build ambitious insurtech startups: opportunities and challenges.
•How can incumbents and startups use each other’s capabilities in an optimal way to ensure a successful partnership?
•Investing to innovate: what’s interesting based on the 3 P’s (profitability; persistency - keeping the customer longer; proximity - to the customer); how and when to invest; global investment trends; re/insurance giants’ recent startup investment & partnerships.
•Tracking commercially viable startups / solutions emerging around the world & qualifying potential investments.
•What startups need to know about investors - the do’s and don'ts & best practices both worlds can share.
•Is it possible for Europe to compete against Asia, when we look at the regulatory environment?
•Looking into the near future - where will innovation come from? How to keep up with newcomers delivering optimisation and automation quicker through partnership models.
•Twan Hoste, Head of Product Management, Roundcube
•Martin Pluschke, Head of Group Digitisation Strategy, Nürnberger Versicherung
•Minh Q. Tran, Former General Partner, Europe, AXA Strategic Ventures
•Alexandre Rispal, co-CEO, Moonshot-Internet, Société Générale Insurance
•Volker Büttner, Head of Group Innovation, Generali Group
•Matthew Jones, Investor, Anthemis Group
•Michael Fitzgibbon, Vice President of Insurance Services & Chief Underwriting Officer, Slice
In this one-hour presentation, David Siegel will walk through token design space and explain token business models. David is the author of The Token Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on tokens to date.
David will present his token taxonomy and discuss what's happening in the world of ICOs and tokens today. And he'll answer your questions about your token project and ICO. Join us to learn about the exploding world of blockchain tokens!