Mentorship

Melissa Hurst Practice Leader for Healthcare at Slone Partners

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:00am

SOUTH RIDING, Va., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences, biotechnology, and healthcare companies, has announced that Melissa Hurst has been named Practice Leader for Healthcare. With her extensive background in healthcare executive search, Hurst will focus on expanding the company's client base with hospitals, health systems, and academic centers. She will also retain her current title of Vice President of Executive Search in which she owns and leads executive level searches with a direct team of consultants whom she manages and mentors.

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  • SOUTH RIDING, Va., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Slone Partners , a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences, biotechnology, and healthcare companies, has announced that Melissa Hurst has been named Practice Leader for Healthcare.
  • "Melissa Hurst is a very smart, talented, and experienced leader in healthcare executive search," said Slone Partners CEO Leslie Loveless .
  • "As Practice Leader, she will drive our strategic efforts to build out Slone Partners' healthcare client base and expand our partnerships with some of the most innovative and high-performing hospitals and health systems in the country."
  • Slone Partners delivers the leaders who build amazing and diverse life sciences and healthcare organizations People Are Our Science.

Web 3.0 Disruptors Week Wrapped Up With Excitement and Expectations

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:16am

These include how to ensure a responsible Web 3.0, the Web 3.0 mindset, the currency, the potential paradigm shift that comes with Web 3.0, investment, privacy and cybersecurity, gaming evolution, female disruptors and MetaFi.

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  • These include how to ensure a responsible Web 3.0, the Web 3.0 mindset, the currency, the potential paradigm shift that comes with Web 3.0, investment, privacy and cybersecurity, gaming evolution, female disruptors and MetaFi.
  • While acknowledging the benefits Web 3.0 could bring, they also expressed expectations and concerns for Web 3.0 builders.
  • A Web 3.0 thats going to be accessible to all has to be on a mobile phone.
  • Executive Director at Digital Euro Association, Tamara Ferreira Schmidt, said involving some principles might work well to ensure an equitable and responsible Web 3.0 economy.

Modern Football Technology Accepted into Growth Factory, Receives Investment

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:00am

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Football Technology, a football analytics software company, announced today that it received pre-seed investment from Growth Factory and was selected to participate in the second cohort of the Growth Factory accelerator program. This milestone further validates Modern Football Technology's mission to help football coaches at all levels simplify and elevate their use of technology to an elite level. "As we scouted for Sacramento-based venture backable companies with strong teams, traction, and market timing, MFT rose to the top of our applicant list. With MFT's deep understanding of the problem, Growth Factory and our community of investors, partners and mentors are excited to support Christian and team as they help coaches move from data fatigue to football intelligence and beyond," said Rick Spencer, Managing Partner of Growth Factory Ventures.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Football Technology , a football analytics software company, announced today that it received pre-seed investment from Growth Factory and was selected to participate in the second cohort of the Growth Factory accelerator program.
  • This milestone further validates Modern Football Technology's mission to help football coaches at all levels simplify and elevate their use of technology to an elite level.
  • "We are proud to join the Growth Factory's community of world-class entrepreneurs," said Christian Masegian, CEO and co-founder of Modern Football Technology.
  • About Modern Football Technology: Modern Football Technology is a data management and analytics software company that delivers concise, actionable insights that create competitive advantages on the field and in recruiting.

Retailers & Businesses Strengthen Impact for America's Youth as Back to School Campaign Continues

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 8:58pm

In addition to Ross' national sponsorship of Power Hour, Ross is also matching the first $400,000 raised during the fundraiser.

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  • In addition to Ross' national sponsorship of Power Hour, Ross is also matching the first $400,000 raised during the fundraiser.
  • Beginning July 15, participating adidas stores will invite customers to round-up their purchase or donate to support Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
  • Hertz is donating vehicles and providing grants to select clubs to support student success and economic mobility for America's youth this upcoming school year.
  • To support Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Back2School campaign, visit your local Shoe Carnival store.

Sky's The Limit Amplifies Black Businesses In Honor of Black Business Month this August

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:50pm

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SkysTheLimit.org ("Sky's the Limit"), the digital community transforming the playing field for entrepreneurial success, is celebrating National Black Business Month through a breakthrough partnership with Tulsa, Oklahoma professional community Blackwood to provide vital support to the area's emerging black businesses.

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  • Blackwood is a hub for creatives and entrepreneurs, inspired by the history of Black Wall Street in the Greenwood District.
  • The co-working facility seeks to create safe spaces for businesses to grow where the torch of economic impact can be passed onto the next generation.
  • Krystal's business, Your HR Strategist , was selected for the award because of its potential for growth and deep impact.
  • I am so thankful and excited about what this $2,500 business grant can do for the business and ultimately the clients we serve.

Hope Builders Launches Another Innovative Virtual Fundraiser

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

SANTA ANA, Calif., August 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In the summer of 2020, Hope Builders made the decision to cancel its annual in-person Fall gala. For years it had brought hundreds of supporters together for one big night of food, fun, and fundraising. But, like most other significant gathering events at the time, it was the appropriate choice.

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  • In its place, Hope Builders launched an online fundraiser that ultimately produced more support for the organization than any prior in-person event.
  • The Orange County Business Journal included both of these Hope Builders fundraisers as one of the Top Five Unique Virtual Fundraisers.
  • Each included unique experiences that align with the innovative non-profit business model that Hope Builders is known for.
  • Shawna Smith, CEO of Hope Builders, says, "Our annual fundraiser has always focused on celebrating our students and the community who serves them, using innovative ideas.

UNCF Issues New Research on “The HBCU Effect™”

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:02pm

By uncovering HBCU truth through data and research, The HBCU Effect will illuminate how HBCUs yield a high return on investment by equipping their students, in particular first-generation students, with resources to close education and wealth gapstransforming generations, said Dr. Nadrea Njoku, director, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI), UNCF.

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  • By uncovering HBCU truth through data and research, The HBCU Effect will illuminate how HBCUs yield a high return on investment by equipping their students, in particular first-generation students, with resources to close education and wealth gapstransforming generations, said Dr. Nadrea Njoku, director, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI), UNCF.
  • This mixed-methods research brief adds to UNCFs ongoing effort to create a counter-narrative through our HBCU Effect research agenda.
  • In the summer of 2021, 1,761 Black HBCU alumni, 81% female and 19% male, participated in a 10-minute survey to conduct the research.
  • Learn more at UNCF.org or forcontinuousupdates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF .

Entrepreneurs Compete for National Exposure in 'Perfect Pitch' Event

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:53pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurs nationwide are competing this summer to gain national exposure and product placement at major retailers through the 'Perfect Pitch', sponsored by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, and the MagicMakers Group (MMG), a collective of former Disney executives and experts.

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  • Contestants of SCORE's 'Perfect Pitch' event also receive national exposure and the opportunity to secure major investments, distribution or networking opportunities with Walmart, Sam's Club and other retailers.
  • To help entrepreneurs prepare for the contest, SCORE offered free training on how to successfully pitch a product.
  • Each of the 237 entrepreneurs competing were then paired with one of SCORE's expert, volunteer mentors to provide one-on-one coaching and guidance.
  • SCORE supports entrepreneurs in all stages of their small business journey, offering expert mentoring, resilience training and on-demand educational resources.

John Walker Joins Leighton Ford Ministries Strategic Advisory Board

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:28pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Graham Ford, Chief Catalyst of Leighton Ford Ministries is pleased to announce that Dr. John E. Walker,Ph.D.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Graham Ford, Chief Catalyst of Leighton Ford Ministries is pleased to announce that Dr. John E. Walker,Ph.D.
  • "John Walker is a humble and values-driven leader," said Kevin Graham Ford.
  • We are grateful that he will bring his wisdom and values to LFM's Strategic Advisory Board."
  • Founded in 1986, Leighton Ford Ministries is an organization designed to be a catalyst for mentoring a new generation of healthy leaders who sustain thriving ministries for the sake of the Gospel.

Bridgepointe Technologies Makes a Strategic Growth Investment in Nate Cruz

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:00pm

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bridgepointe Technologies ("Bridgepointe" or the "Company"), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced it has made a strategic growth investment in Nate Cruz.

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  • Bridgepointe Technologies Makes a Strategic Growth Investment in Nate Cruz, the leading tech Strategist, is named as a Partner in the firm.
  • SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bridgepointe Technologies ("Bridgepointe" or the "Company"), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced it has made a strategic growth investment in Nate Cruz.
  • Under the terms of the deal, Cruz has been named a Partner in the firm achieving this title in just six years with Bridgepointe.
  • "Bridgepointe has a singular vision of helping Strategists start and grow a business where they have opportunities they could only dream of," explained Nate Cruz.