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Economic Outlook: Founders’ & VC’s COVID-19 Sentiment Survey
July 27, 2020
Economic Outlook: Founders’ & VC’s COVID-19 Sentiment Survey
No one said a crisis would impact our tech ecosystem fairly, equally, or even negatively… OK… Travel, leisure, retail, advertising & production are hit hard; rippling through entire supply chains and hurting some of you as technology providers. But some sectors are surfing the first wave: online education (Squla), streaming workouts (Peleton), remote exams (Proctor Exam),
COVID-19 Ponderings: The US Unemployment Reaching Great Depression Levels
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 Ponderings: The US Unemployment Reaching Great Depression Levels
Update As per 5th of June 2020, the official unemployment numbers came out. Corrected for earlier errors in the unemployment numbers (due to misclassification), the official unemployment number is quite high at 16.3% (or 27 million), but not as bad as we expected it to be based on the numbers below. There is potentially still
Managing Up – How to Speak the Language of Decision-Makers
November 28, 2019
Managing Up – How to Speak the Language of Decision-Makers
Me, 26 years old, lots of hair, but no beard; I was wearing a suit; I had a big bank as a customer and this bank had a gigantic IT security problem. They were willing to buy our solution that would solve that problem for two million euros. I had everything set up: the supplier,
I Received an InMail from NASA this week. I Declined
October 2, 2019
I Received an InMail from NASA this week. I Declined
My current job is pretty awesome job you know. But the idea of working at NASA has kept me awake lately. Seriously. Just imagine what it would be like to hire astronauts. Hiring people that actually have to go to space to research planets. What an amazing job! And here I am talking about optimizing
6 Steps To Influence Your Hiring Managers
May 9, 2019
6 Steps To Influence Your Hiring Managers
45% of recruiters say they are facing adversity filling positions. 72.8% of employers say they struggle to find skilled candidates. We could accept that there is a scarcity of candidates and continue in our usual manner to find unicorns. But, there is another way. If we can master the art of influencing our hiring managers
Leveraging Team Talents with Coaching
March 25, 2019
Leveraging Team Talents with Coaching
Starting a new job is exciting and fun, but also tends to be somewhat uncertain. We have to (re)build a comfortable workplace, adapt to the new culture and take on new responsibilities… All situations where we may be confronted with ourselves. Or from a more positive perspective: great opportunities to learn and grow. We believe
Learn & Steal From Clients: Wall of Failure
August 30, 2018
Learn & Steal From Clients: Wall of Failure
When we work from our clients’ office, their way of working often inspires us and we like to learn from them. So we sometimes steal their ideas a bit. Growth Tribe is known for their Getting Things Done mentality, and you really feel that vibe in their office. But another thing we noticed, and what surprised
Referrals as the Only Source of B2B Leads
August 15, 2018
Referrals as the Only Source of B2B Leads
Referrals are fantastic leads for new customers, revenue and even hires. We’ve all experienced referrals working out nicely. But -alas-, it doesn’t scale… it seems impossible to drive word-of-mouth and referrals. But is it now? 4 B2B lead gen strategies for Startups & Scaleups Successful B2B Startups & Scaleups have one thing in common: they
Onboarding New Employees
August 6, 2018
Onboarding New Employees
 … How much does onboarding take for new hires? New employees often ask: “What will my first month look like? What training will I get?” Well, it’s a bit more complex than just giving a timeframe and a block of meetings. I’m Teri – I’ve just joined the recruitment startup LevelUp Ventures. Since I studied
How To Get Into An Accelerator? [WSF Guest Post]
August 24, 2017
How To Get Into An Accelerator? [WSF Guest Post]
Dear founder, If you are reading this, you’re probably looking for the magic formula that will get you into a startup accelerator program. This article will prepare you with the insights into what we (accelerators) hope to see from our ideal startup applicants during the selection process. For your convenience, we’ve broken the expectations into