Times of Entrepreneurship Stories
Vermont Farmer Creates A New Drink Category With Roots In The Past
A Venture Capitalist Asks: Do Venture Capitalists Add Value?
CEOs sometimes say, “no.” Venture capitalist Seth Levine looks at the communication gap between CEOs and investors.
What You May Have Missed
A New $500K Accelerator For Black Founders Opens In Brooklyn
BK-XL will select 12 startups founded by BIPOC leaders to receive as much as $500k in investment. The accelerator is part of a philanthropic commitment by Clara Wu Tsai, whose husband, Joseph Tsai, co-founded Alibaba.
The Passion of Christian Hip-Hop Entrepreneur James Rousseau
Venture Spotlight: $3.2B Advantage Capital Looks To Invest Even Deeper In Overlooked Communities
News With A Future Spin 📖
Private Little Hell. This story in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Emma Pettit about gay purges in Florida 60 years ago is a reminder of how witch hunts happen, and the devastation they cause. Read the story here.
Living the dream💭
The new job hunting strategy, according to LinkedIn, is applying for jobs you have no intention of taking to leverage your current boss into giving you a raise. If you’re a boss or a business owner, this is a word to the wise: What happens over time is that your longest-term employees, who are often the most valuable, end up underpaid because they haven’t been out in the market. Employees using this aggressive technique are acting rationally to get to a fair payment. The CEO of a Midwestern coffee chain talked to Times of E founder Elizabeth MacBride about this phenomenon last spring, and how to prevent it. Read more here.
A group of former Peacecorps volunteers is raising money for an electric generator for the town in Ukraine where they worked. “Hello, we are a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in Ukraine. In March of 2022, the village where we completed our training, Kyinka, was heavily bombed by Russian forces. With winter approaching and Ukraine’s energy infrastructure crippled by the war, Kyinka desperately needs secure electricity and heat.” Here’s the link to the GoFundMe campaign.
How To Pronounce Qatar: TLDR for Americans from The New York Times: Qatar, kind of like rhyming with guitar, but farther back in your throat. You could do worse.
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