Tupu.io wants to help women thrive in tech jobs through mentorship
Monica Sarbu, co-founder and CEO at Xata.io, has more than 15 years of experience working at tech companies. She never had a mentor to help her navigate her way inside the organizations where she work
The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education
While both LinkedIn and Y Combinator are still going strong, a new crop of companies are looking to fill the gap via structured online experiences that combine training and connections.
Wisdom is a social audio app for opening access to mentorship
U.K. social audio startup Wisdom has launched a new mentorship marketplace that’s described as a mix between Clubhouse and the celebrity-focused courses platform MasterClass. The app lets users
Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M
Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in workforce numbers, remuneration and product
Founders must learn how to build and maintain circles of trust with investors
Founders should definitely pursue big rounds at sky-high valuations, but it’s important that they recognize how important it is to manage who they allow into their mentorship circles.
Formation raises $4M led by Andreessen Horowitz to train truly ‘exceptional’ software engineers
Sophie Zhou Novati worked as a senior engineer at Facebook and then Nextdoor, where she struggled to hire great engineers for her team. Frustrated, she decided to try training engineers to meet her te
Let’s stop COVID-19 from undoing diversity gains
As COVID-19 turned up the pressure for businesses around the world, that progress came under threat, with D&I initiatives taking a back seat
5 resources Black entrepreneurs can leverage to build and grow
If there isn’t a resource hub for black entrepreneurs in your city, create one.
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Impact entertainment ‘accelerator’ inks deal with Netflix
Imagine Impact, the entertainment accelerator launched by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to try and bring Silicon Valley-style mentorship and project development techniques to Hollywood, has inked a deve
SMB mentorship platform Ureeka raises $8.6M, will facilitate grant programs for Facebook, Salesforce
The best founders seek out great mentors and guidance from folks who know best, but during the coronavirus pandemic, asking for help when it’s needed is critical for all entrepreneurs. Ureeka, a
Mike Volpi on the art of board membership
Board members should view board membership as a subtle yet massively impactful role they play in the creation of great businesses.
Does your company cultivate inclusion?
We must address the workplace status quo and force organizations to address biases and stereotypes, or risk reinforcing gender inequalities.
‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching
There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of services.
All Raise taps Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake and others to mentor female founders
As part of All Raise’s mission to increase the number of female founders who receive venture funding in the next five years, All Raise has tapped more than 120 successful female founders to prov
STEAMRole is like Tinder for mentorship
Providing ongoing mentorship can be impractical for busy professionals. With STEAMRole, the idea is to empower professionals to easily share their stories with students and young professionals. ItR
Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studio’s first batch of AI-focused startups
Google has been going all-in on AI and machine learning for some time now, and part of that is, of course, nurturing the growing ecosystem around it, from developer tools to startups. Their latest eff
Lessons From Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley’s Secret Executive Coach
Former Columbia University football coach Bill Campbell had long ago tossed the football for a more corporate role: coach to legendary CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page.
How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education
In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem. The term “2 Sigma” comes from the results of the study, wh
Everwise, A Mentoring Matchmaker, Raises $8 Million
Everwise, a New York-based company whose online service connects “protégés” with mentors –from new entrepreneurs, to budding sports coaches, to people looking to rise through the ranks of Fort
Startup Canada Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build A Resource Network For Canadian Entrepreneurs
Startup Canada today debuted a $100,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding effort to try and raise money for building an online resource to help entrepreneurs across Canada gain access to crucial support and