Entrepreneurship

Midcareer Entrepreneur Pens Guide for the Hopeful

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:37pm

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Stephen E. Gerard, serial entrepreneur and founder of TGaS Advisors, today announced the publication ofStuck in the Middle Seat: The Five Phases to Becoming a Midcareer Entrepreneur.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Stephen E. Gerard, serial entrepreneur and founder of TGaS Advisors, today announced the publication ofStuck in the Middle Seat: The Five Phases to Becoming a Midcareer Entrepreneur.
  • Addressing a common crossroads for many midcareer professionals, Stuck in the Middle Seat is a discussion about what comes next for aspiring entrepreneurs who are apprehensive about stepping out of their comfort zone.
  • Stuck in the Middle Seat: The Five Phases to Becoming a Midcareer Entrepreneur is available on Amazon today.
  • Stephen E. Gerard is a serial entrepreneur and currently serves on the boards of several companies.

Qurate Retail Group and NRF Foundation's Small Business Spotlight Expands to Support 100 Diverse Small Businesses in 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:39pm

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Qurate Retail Group and the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation are expanding their highly successful Small Business Spotlight initiative to support 100 entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds in 2021.

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  • WEST CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Qurate Retail Group and the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation are expanding their highly successful Small Business Spotlight initiative to support 100 entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds in 2021.
  • Through this program, Qurate Retail Group will provide the selected businesses with on-air and/or digital exposure and various other pro-bono in-kind services.
  • These businesses will also have an opportunity to participate in a virtual mentorship program with Qurate Retail Group team members.
  • Qurate Retail Group and the NRF Foundation launched the Small Business Spotlight in May 2020 to help small businesses challenged by COVID-19.

Mother Superior™ Launches Venture Foundry to Redefine Early Stage VC

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:02pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother Superior , a new Venture and Social Purpose Foundry, has today launched its Venture Foundry to redefine and redesign venture capital.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother Superior , a new Venture and Social Purpose Foundry, has today launched its Venture Foundry to redefine and redesign venture capital.
  • To redefine venture capital, Mother Superior first redefined founders.
  • The Venture Foundry exists to redefine venture possibilities for entrepreneurs whose only failure is their lack of connections.
  • Mother Superior is a venture and social purpose foundry, on a mission to elevate Everyday Founders and re-align brands with meaningful social purpose initiatives.

EF Group Partners with Teslar Software to Help Local Businesses Grow

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:07pm

EF Group provides community bank-funded finance and leasing resources for small and commercial businesses.

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  • EF Group provides community bank-funded finance and leasing resources for small and commercial businesses.
  • Partnering with Teslar Software will streamline the companys lending processes, providing a clear, consolidated view of business relationships.
  • We have seen Teslar Softwares success through bank partners, and our expectations are high for this partnership and how it can help us support local businesses in a time of need.
  • EF Group is a trusted source for financing among business owners; we are proud to support them with a more advanced and digital process to help local businesses grow, said Joe Ehrhardt, CEO and founder of Teslar Software.

Cannabis and CPG Industry Consultant Added to the Arcview Group's Team Roster

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:15am

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arcview Group announces the addition of industry expert and Tri-State native, Jason Malcolm to their Arcview Management Consulting team.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arcview Group announces the addition of industry expert and Tri-State native, Jason Malcolm to their Arcview Management Consulting team.
  • Together, the Arcview Management Consulting team will continue to develop and implement strategies for international organizations across the private, public, and social sectors.
  • Jason will also guide new cannabis business owners as they navigate new industry regulations in the Northeast and across the country.
  • For over 10 years The Arcview Group continues to be a trusted global leader and nexus for investors, companies, entrepreneurs, money-managers, and community, providing a broad spectrum of programs and services to the industry: Arcview Ventures, Arcview Collective Fund, Arcview Capital, Arcview Market Research, Arcview Women's Inclusion Network and Arcview Management Consulting.

Zelgor Appoints Award-Winning Marketer and Entrepreneur Spencer Bramson as Chief Marketing Officer

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 4:15pm

BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zelgor Inc. announced today the award-winning entrepreneur and marketer Spencer Bramson is joining Zelgor's executive team as Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zelgor Inc. announced today the award-winning entrepreneur and marketer Spencer Bramson is joining Zelgor's executive team as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Mr. Bramson will spearhead global marketing and evangelism for Zelgor's community, along with overseeing the launch of their initial games, Noobs in Space and NoobTubes.
  • "Spencer is very entrepreneurial, immediately understood our vision for Zelgor, and what we're trying to do for games," Zelgor CEO, John Fanning Jr. commented.
  • Zelgor investors include the famous venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-creator of Guitar Hero, Kai Huang, and the founders of Napster.

2021 Midwest Venture Showcase to Highlight Seventy Innovative Ventures Seeking Investment

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 3:55pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase returns April 27-28, 2021, to highlight industry trends, expert insights, and growing Midwest companies seeking venture capital investments.

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  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase returns April 27-28, 2021, to highlight industry trends, expert insights, and growing Midwest companies seeking venture capital investments.
  • Launched in 2020, as a response to the pandemic, the Midwest Venture Showcase introduces an expanded network of investors to Midwest growth companies in an online forum to continue facilitating much-needed investment during the country's travel restrictions.
  • The successful virtual event attracted over 600 active attendees focused on meeting the Midwest companies seeking seed stage, Series A, and Series B funding.
  • The Midwest Venture Showcase will provide easy access to companies' executive summaries and video pitches, and connect early-stage companies, angel investors, venture capitalists, technology transfer professionals and leading entrepreneurs.

Comcast RISE Awards Over 30 Black-Owned, Small Businesses in New Jersey with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 2:03pm

This includes 33 Black-owned small businesses in New Jersey, from restaurants and salons to professional services and retail shops.

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  • This includes 33 Black-owned small businesses in New Jersey, from restaurants and salons to professional services and retail shops.
  • In addition, 3,300 small businesses have already signed up to receive the Comcast RISE monthly newsletter, which will offer free marketing insights and resources.
  • Black-owned, small businesses, those hit hardest by the pandemic according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • The next phase has opened up eligibility so that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses can all apply.

New BDC study suggests Canadian entrepreneurs are regaining confidence in Canadian economy, despite new restrictions and rising number of COVID-19 cases

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 11:00am

MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2021 /CNW/ -As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies,Canadian entrepreneurs are gradually regaining confidence in the Canadian economy, despite additional health restrictions, according to BDC's 2021 Outlook on Canadian Entrepreneurs' Investment intentions survey.

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  • MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2021 /CNW/ -As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies,Canadian entrepreneurs are gradually regaining confidence in the Canadian economy, despite additional health restrictions, according to BDC's 2021 Outlook on Canadian Entrepreneurs' Investment intentions survey.
  • The survey also finds that a growing number of business owners plan to invest more in 2021 than last year.
  • Canadian entrepreneurs' mood has improved significantly from the previous quarter, during which more than 50% thought the economy would deteriorate over the next several months.
  • The rise in investment intentions is largely due to growing business confidence and an improved sales outlook.

Cumulus Raises $8M in Growth Capital to Make Industrial Facilities Cleaner, Safer, and More Productive

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 8:46pm

GEC is thrilled to provide Cumulus with the capital it needs to drive rapid growth, said Alexander Chmelev, who is a Partner of GEC and a Director of Cumulus.

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  • GEC is thrilled to provide Cumulus with the capital it needs to drive rapid growth, said Alexander Chmelev, who is a Partner of GEC and a Director of Cumulus.
  • Cumulus Digital Systems connects workers, tools, and data to its cloud-hosted Internet of Tools platform to make industrial facilities safer, cleaner, and more productive.
  • GEC is a private equity firm that provides growth capital to clean energy technology companies with proven, patented innovations.
  • Shell Ventures co-invests with other corporate investors and venture capital funds in both early-stage and late-stage (growth capital) companies, generally investing $2M-$25M over the life cycle of the deal.