We like this post by NfX that describes what great founders do in a downturn.
According to the post, "in a downturn, the wise Founder will know the first action needed is a pivot of the mind. The CEO’s psychology is the greatest point of leverage in a company’s success or failure."
Read about eight mind shifts of CEOs of companies that survived, then thrived, despite downturns.
One of the most liked presentations among all HATCH! FAIR activities was a talk about the concept of "Authentic Demand", by Merrick Furst from FlashPoint (Georgia Tech).
He revealed the critical importance of the concept for all entrepreneurs. And, whilst principles are always true, regardless of your external environment; today, in the face of a pandemic with broad restrictions effecting every business, timeless truths should resonate even more...no?
What do you think? Watch the video and comment below!
Merrick Furst is the first Distinguished Professor at the College of Computing, at Georgia (USA) Tech University. Merrick was also president and director of the International Computer Science Institute at University of California at Berkeley.
AN EXCLUSIVE "SLICING PIE" WEBINAR
Slicing Pie 101: Using Equity to Grow Your Startup
Hosted by Mike Moyer
(03 April at 12:00 Central Daylight Time USA
Indochina time:04 April 00:00 (this converts to April 3rd, at 12 midnight)
CultureSync, a website managed by writers of the best-selling books Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance offer some advice for leaders who are now having to manage people working from home. Take a look at their 8 tips. Get answers to:
CultureSync, 1 trang web được điều hành bởi tác giả của các cuốn sách bán chạy nhất, Tribal Leadership (Tạm dịch: Lãnh đạo Bộ lạc) và The Three Laws of Performance (Tạm dịch: Ba Quy luật của Hiệu quả), đưa ra nhiều lời khuyên cho những nhà lãnh đạo hiện đang quản lý nhân viên làm việc tại nhà. Hãy tham khảo 8 bí quyết được đưa ra và tìm giải pháp cho:
Gigaom published an interview on the topic of "Edge Computing".
Learn the four key mistakes to avoid when evaluating and implementing Edge Computing solutions.
"This free 1-hour pre-recorded webinar video from GigaOm Research brings together experts in Edge Computing, featuring GigaOm analyst Ned Bellavance and special guest from Scale Computing, Dave Demlow, Vice President of Product Management."
Source: GigaOm, which offers news, analysis, and opinions on startup companies, emerging technologies, and other technology related topics. It was started by Om Malik in San Francisco, California.
When one company cannot pay invoices, many other companies start to have cash flow issues. COVID-19 can cause challenges to have enough cash very soon. The situation is also effecting the sentiment on investors who are pulling back their appetite for risk.
Startup Commons founders' and advisors' webinar gives you common lessons on how to manage financials and cash positions during a crisis. Entrepreneurs and management of SMEs and startups should join to get info on topics like
Date And TimeThu, April 2, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
15:00 – 16:00 CEST
20:00 - 21:00 ICT (GMT +7)
Adapted from Startup Commons
Quản trị các dòn tiền trong khủng hoảng: Webinar
Khi một công ty không thể thanh toán được các hoá đơn, thì nhiều công ty khác bắt đầu có vấn đề về thanh khoản. COVID-19 có thể sớm gây ra nhiều thách thức về thiếu hụt tiền mặt. Tình hình cũng bị ảnh hưởng đến thái độ của nhà đầu tư là chuyển sang phòng thủ để giảm thiểu rủi ro.
Buổi hội thảo trực tuyến webinar của các Nhà Sáng lập và Nhà đầu tư sẽ giải đáp các thắc mắc về quản trị tài chính và vai trò của tiền mặt trong cuộc khủng hoảng. Các doanh nhân và nhà quản trị của doanh nghiệp nhỏ và vừa và các công ty khởi nghiệp nên tham dự để có giải đáp về các vấn đề liên quan đến:
Webinar, sẽ có phần hỏi đáp (Q&A) và trao đổi kinh nghiệm với các doanh nhân và quản lý cấp cao. Đừng bỏ lỡ cơ hội này.
Thời gian: Thứ 5 ngày 2/4/2020.
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
15:00 – 16:00 CEST
20:00 - 21:00 ICT (GMT +7).
Adapted from Startup Commons
Startup Commons, "the Ultimate Startup Knowledge Library Made For You By Ecosystem Experts" has decided to open and make all Startup Commons online innovation entrepreneurship curriculum courses globally available for free to create an opportunity for anyone from anywhere in the world, to be better prepared for the positive opportunities during and after the virus pandemic.
Use the code STAYATHOME to get 100% discount for:
Growth Academy for Business Creators
Growth Academy for Support Providers
Startup Commons has developed the innovation entrepreneurship curriculum fully as an ‘open source’ resource, "with the aim to spread this content faster than COVID-19 and eventually help as many people as possible to overcome this hard economic situation".
Vietnam cosmetics trend 2020
New report outlines usage, consumption and trend of the Vietnam cosmetic market 2020.
In the report you will learn numbers and data from 458 females (over 16 years) nationwide:
Conducted on Jan 2020 by Q&Me Vietnam Market Research
Xu hướng tiêu dùng mỹ phẩm tại Việt Nam 2020
Báo cáo mới về xu hướng thị trường mỹ phẩm phác thảo một bức tranh tổng thể về thói quen và xu hướng tiêu dùng mỹ phẩm tại Việt Nam.
Trong báo cáo, bạn sẽ tìm hiểu số lượng và dữ liệu từ 458 nữ (trên 16 tuổi) trên toàn quốc:
Tiến hành vào tháng 1 năm 2020 bởi Q & Me Vietnam Research Research
Combat COVID-19 with product prototypes, coding, user experience design, and business or social impact models at Hack for Wuhan
2020-03-06 09:00 ~ 03-08 09:00
The event is organized by 开源社 , wuhan2020 and Datawhale
The unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 has such huge influence that it has developed into a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
According to the statistics up to February 16 at 19:00, there were a total of 69285 confirmed cases globally, with the number of cured reaching at 9778 and died at 1669.
Despite the difficulties, warm-hearted actions and activities are witnessed during this winter: the ongoing and continued dedication of numerous volunteers, the donation of urgent and necessary materials and supplies nationwide and worldwide, the highly-effective medical infrastructure construction of Huoshenshan Hospital and Leishenshan Hospital, and the support of medical teams from the other provinces of China.
In this fight against the epidemic, technical support plays an essential role. Chen Yueliang, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, once urged tech companies to develop applications for public welfare, which, in his opinion, is “more helpful than donating even one billion yuan".
We have endeavored to encourage more people into the development of applications and apply the power of technology into this race against the disease.
A 5K-Star Community, An Anti-Coronavirus Battle
In January 2020, a group of enthusiastic developers founded an open source community named Wuhan2020 on GitHub, which is aimed to collect the information of hospitals, hotels, factories, logistics, donations, precaution, therapies, dynamics, etc. Through unified collection and publication process, all parties could share the information, and the social resources could be effectively allocated.
"Trust, Transparency, Technology" we built Wuhan2020 to achieve these values.
This way of collaboration proved effective. On GitHub, Wuhan2020 was among trending repositories, and has gained over 5,000 stars.
While gaining widespread attention, Wuhan2020 connects over 3,000 volunteers worldwide, including developers, product managers, designers, data analysts, information collectors, translators, media workers, and students. By staff's working together under the well-arranged mechanism, this community managed to build a digital defensive line against the epidemic. If you want to join us in this battle and contribute in the open source way, here comes an opportunity, as follows.
Hackthon Awaiting You
As volunteers and developers of Wuhan2020 community, we would like to invite you to our Hackathon: Hack for Wuhan, on 27th and 28th February, 2020. Let us hack together against the global crisis.
We believe hackathon can not only inspire the next billion dollar unicorns, but also help unite mission-driven developers and innovators to combat an international outbreak crisis.
We are looking forward to the novel designs, prototypes, business or social impact models. We believe that all efforts will make a profound impact.
We will provide professional technical supports to your inspiration, and you will have the opportunity to work with mentors from Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Andreessen Horowitz, GSR Venture, Google, Facebook, ByteDance and startups in Silicon Valley, China, and India.
Your every single effort for this fight against COVID-19 wherein all of us could keep the humanitarian spirits and open source values, can compose stories worth telling and precious memories to remember.
Hack for Wuhan Overview
In this online Hackathon, you will team up with other participants to work out creative solutions which can help the fight against the current epidemic of COVID-19.
To call on more people to participate and create works including product prototypes, coding, user experience design, and business or social impact models to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.
To encourage social innovation so that we can help the fight against the epidemic with open source collaboration and hence create shared value among volunteers, institutions, businesses enterprises, and platforms.
Online & remote working, distributed collaboration is recommended
Design and development competitions based on data provided by "Wuhan 2020"; submit works and pitch videos (idea, introduction, and meaning)
Participants and projects will be evaluated by the judges and the community, and the winners will be awarded.
Related to the emerging global public health crisis, the COVID-19 outbreak, the topics may include:
Works are presented in a free manner, including but not limited to:
Participants include, but are not limited to:
Judges and Mentors：