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  • Analytics »

    The latest on generating timely, actionable insights.


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    Lidia Lipinska - BI & Analytics | Digital Solutions @ JLL
    Lidia Lipinska is an internationally seasoned business strategist. She thrives on bringing her full skill set of business analytics and project management to bring businesses to the next level.

  • Angel Investor »

    The state of the art on startup investing.


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    Berg Moe - Owner, EntraHouse Holding AS
    My LinkedIn profile sums it all up; Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor Facilitator, and TEDx speaker. I am also community leader at Gründerklubben - TheNorwegian Entrepreneurs Club - the largest entrepreneurs network in Norway with 24 000+ members. I have more than 30 years of experience with funding, coaching, and growing companies and great ideas to the next level. Have an extensive global network of people in both the seed funding and venture capital world. I consider myself as an entrepreneur by heart and is always looking for win-win scenarios.

  • Artificial Intelligence Weekly »

    Highlighting the latest news, R&D, think pieces, market updates and much more!


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    Aashay Mody - 👨‍💻 Growth at Astro | 🤖 AI Digest Curator at Startup Digest | 🎓 NYU Stern Alum
    I help early stage startups go from idea to business. I draw inspiration from breakthrough technologies when they intersect with innovative business models and have the ability to fundamentally shift the status quo.

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    Sergio A. Escobar - Helping founders build and scale massively successful companies in the US & Canada | Canadian🇨🇦Super Angel investor in B2B Cloud & SaaS at BCFventures.vc | MD @ Founder Institute Montreal pre-seed accelerator | Twitter: @SergiusEscobar
    Sergio is a Super Angel investor across the United States and Canada with a diversified investment portfolio of companies ranging from B2B Cloud & SaaS startups leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Security, to B2C Consumer startups leveraging Mobile Apps, IoT/Wearables and eCommerce. Sergio has +15 years of experience as a multiple times tech entrepreneur with startups in Aerospace, eCommerce, Manufacturing, AgTech and Financial Technologies. Over the last 8 years, he has been deeply involved in the international entrepreneurial incubators and accelerators scene through his involvement in Founder Institute, Techstars Startup Programs, Startup Chile, Startup Peru, Startup Bootcamp FinTech London, MsB Tunisia, Kuwait National Fund, World Bank 'Tech Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean', Krypto Labs in the Middle East and Creative Destruction Lab in Artificial Intelligence. He has been pioneering the Canadian investment scene by launching one of Canada's very first super angel funds.

  • Blockchain »


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    Rajesh Johnny - Disruptive Economies Emerging.
    Rajesh Johnny (RaJ) has more than 20 Yrs of experience in the innovation domain. He is the Co-Founder of Oryx, a crypto VC Fund and InQ Innovation, a global startup Ecosystem. He has exposures in the Middle East and India. Blockchain and Fintech believer with a Crypto-For-Good Philosophy. As a GTM and Strategy expert, he's a keen observer of the emerging economies and helped many organisations to scale and go global. Also serves as the Board Member of WMC, a diaspora organisation which has presence in 43 countries started out of New Jersey;CDEP, an India Entry think tank (Fintech Chair) working for expats to connect with the Indian economy; and India Fintech Week (Worldwide). He also strategises and curates ICOs.

  • Corporate Innovation »

    The latest triumphs, failures and emerging methods being used to build the next era of resilient corporations - from building new internal methods, to driving innovation culture, partnering with startups, and corporate venturing.


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  • Design »

    A weekly list of UX, strategy and design articles to help you create smarter and more successful products.


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  • Digital Transformation »

    Explore reimagining of business in the digital age: what it is, why it matters, and what the big trends are.


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    Lidia Lipinska - BI & Analytics | Digital Solutions @ JLL
    Lidia Lipinska is an internationally seasoned business strategist. She thrives on bringing her full skill set of business analytics and project management to bring businesses to the next level.

  • Diversity & Inclusion »


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    Andrea Perdomo - Sr. Project Manager for D&I at Techstars
    Andrea is the Sr. Project Manager for D&I at Techstars. Before joining Techstars, she was the co-founder and CMO at Revolar, a 2015 & 2016 Techstars company. While at Revolar Andrea built a full stack team of hardware, software, sales and operations members that successfully launched 2 hardware products and sold over 20,000 units in 16 months. Andrea was also the COO at Live Worldly where she created partnerships with Water for People and Plan a Billion to support their overall give back strategy. Andrea is a Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time Andrea likes rock climbing, hiking, travel and skiing.

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    Jason Thompson - Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Techstars
    Jason is currently the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Techstars. A 25-year veteran in the area of diversity and inclusion in tech, sports, health care and education. Thompson developed the initial diversity and inclusion program for the United States Olympic Committee. In that role, Jason created the D&I scored cards to measure diversity within the US Olympic movement. Under his leadership the USOC became the first large sports organization in the US to release their diversity data. Jason’s work has been highlighted and quoted in USAToday, Washington Post, CNN, The New York Times and The Guardian.

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  • Education »

    The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.


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    Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
    Hrvoje Morić is a Global Perspectives teacher at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Kazakhstan. Previously, he taught Social Studies at Prepa Tec high school and International Relations at the Tecnológico de Monterrey university in México. He also moonlights as a gamification teacher trainer and produces the Geopolitics & Empire podcast.

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    Jennifer Chin - Education Community Builder
    Jennifer Chin is a community connector and startup education advocate. She runs the community at CodeCore Bootcamp in Vancouver and has previously worked with impact incubator Spring U, and growing startups like Foodee, and Trulioo. She is passionate increasing the accessibility of education for all, especially when it comes to women in STEM.

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    Jemma Israyelyan
    Jemma is the founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development in Armenia and a visiting lecturer at the American University of Armenia. Her earlier experience includes economic development projects and consulting with Deloitte in the Bay Area.

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    Diana Anthony - Venture Capital Investor
    Diana Anthony is a partner and co-founder of Figure Eight Investments, a venture capital firm that invests in education. Diana is a former Montessori and third-grade teacher, with years of classroom experience to her name. She is passionate about supporting high quality ed-tech tools.

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    Raphaëlle has been working as the COO of Voilà Learning, an edtech company that aims to disrupt language learning. Building upon her multidisciplinary background in Politics, Philosophy, Economics and International Relations, she is particularly interested in AI, inclusivity and social innovation. She has at heart to learn to unlearn. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

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    Laura Truncellito - Founder & CEO of Language Scholars
    Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. She is a Grow with Google Scholar and has earned three master's degrees, most recently in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. Her specialty is in front-end web development, and she maintains a keen interest in machine learning. Laura's role with Startup Digest Education allows her to draw on her background as an entrepreneur and a technology enthusiast, and to pursue her passion to make the world a better place through education.

  • Energy & Clean Tech »

    The ECT Digest focuses on energy storage, future mobility and digitalization of the energy sector. We will also offer information of and access to the most prestigious events in the realm of energy and clean tech.


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    Shuxin Lim - Startup Digest Energy & Clean Tech Curator
    When I was 21, I had an amazing year in Stockholm under NUS Overseas College. But wait you may ask, Why Stockholm??? Sweden is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, with garbage-free streets and minimal air pollution. I was basically attracted by their vision to emerge as the global climate leader where sustainability and environment are a personal affair. People respect nature and take care of it, out of their goodwill. And of course, a high number of startups/companies working hard to do its part, which includes Cellutech. Outside of work, I'm a fan of skiing! I love the thrill that it brings to my heart whenever I rush down the slopes while reminding me how much blood, sweat and tears (literally!) I had put in to master this skill! Despite the mental and physical fatigue, I kept going. I'm that person who once says I want to do something, I make sure it happens! Now, I put that determination to work, joined Global Wind Energy Council, a team of 3 based in Singapore to support and build the wind energy landscape in this region. I don't have any snow mountains to ski here... but I surely still have that skiing spirit in me. I am confident and proud of how far I have come to reach my dream and look to take the next step into the future.

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    Fatima Anila - Curator Energy and Clean Tech Digest
    Founder CEO and Director at Alishverish Pvt. Ltd. in Pakistan. An experienced Business Development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Telecom and solar power equipment commissioning supply industry. Clean-Tech enthusiast and Entrepreneurship advocate. Affiliated with UNIDO's GCIP - Global Clean Tech Innovation Programme in Pakistan as Change Agent and Business Trainer at Solar Bibi initiative in Pakistan. Compiled and developed first ever Renewable Energy Technology Installation Training programme, and Energy Efficient Electronics Innovation Programme, for Engineering graduates with Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) and National Institute of Electronics (NIE) in Pakistan. Working closely with PCRET and NIE in renewable energies. Over 12 years of experience in teaching Business management and entrepreneurship at MBA and BBA level in different universities in Islamabad as visiting faculty member. Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Volunteer Management, Team Building, Administration, and Volunteer Training. Strategic Management professional with a MS focused in Management from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.

  • Fintech »

    Sharing with you relevant and exciting utilization of a number of innovative technologies, be it disruptive or sustaining to the existing financial services industry.


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    Alessandro Ravanetti
    I have 10 years of professional experience, where I worked with large corporations and international organizations, as well as SMEs and startups, both as a founder and as a consultant. I have extensive experience working in the financial technology industry and in all things related to digital marketing. Currently based in Barcelona, working as an expert evaluator with the European Commission, as an Advisory Board member with SXSW, as a curator of the weekly Techstars Startup Digest newsletter about Fintech, as an advisory expert with the Solar Impulse Foundation as well as a contributor on various startups publications. Is there anything that I can do to help you?

  • Go To Market & Growth »

    Innovation = Technology + Go To Market. Our G2M reading list covers all thing growth and the systems, people and tools needed to support it.


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    Vik Kasturi - Founder, CEO
    Technology consulting executive with over 20 years experience in transforming business through technology innovation. Currently, Founder & CEO at Digitivy- A A Digital Innovation & Transformation Consulting firm.

  • Government »

    The latest updates from the intersection of entrepreneurship and politics.


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    Ron Flavin - Growth and Funding Strategist
    My name is Ron Flavin and I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, startups, businesses of all sizes and organizations of all types get to where they want to Grow. I have been launching and growing startup ventures since I was 21 years old. Through years of trial and error, I learned what it takes to launch and grow a successful business or organization. I also know first-hand that success is possible regardless of background, circumstance or situation.

  • Impact Entrepreneurship »

    The latest trends and insights on impact entrepreneurship and investing.


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    Yonca Braeckman - Founder Impact Shakers
    Yonca is a connector and community builder. She's the co-founder of Impact Shakers, and is building a curated microlearning platform to help employers navigate the future of work. The past years she helped the Belgian and European tech startup ecosystem evolve and guided many startups on their first steps abroad. She is the curator of TEDxGhent and the Startup Digest Reading List on Impact Entrepreneurship. Currently living in the Bay Area, she’s passionate about science fiction and how imagination can work as a catalyst for a better world.

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    Cristina Almeida - Head of Communications at MAZE Impact
    Cristina is in charge of brand, communications and community management at MAZE impact (Lisbon, Portugal). She was an analyst at EY, seconded at Impact Investment Group in Australia and learned the ins and outs of start-ups at Mellow. BSc in Economics from NOVA SBE, BSc in Political Science from ISCSP. Her hobbies include studying Psychology and dancing like no one is watching.

  • Leadership »

    Reading and resources for CEOs, founders and anyone interested in becoming a stronger, more resilient leader and human being.


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  • Mobile »

    The latest news and information about startups and innovations from the mobile world.


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    Edith Yeung - Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund
    Recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung is a venture capitalist, technology executive, creator of China Internet expert and a partner at Proof of Capital.


    Prior, she was the China partner at 500 Startups, the world’s most active early seed investor, Her investments include many mobile, AI and blockchain startups including Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, DayDayCook, AppOnBoard, Hooked, Oasis Labs, Stellar, Solana, CoCos-BCX, Palantir and many more.
     
    Before 500, Edith was previously a GM at Dolphin Browser (acquired by Changyou Nasdaq: CYOU), a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. She has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, SCMP, BBC, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, etc.

  • Mobility & Transportation »

    Insight into all things transportation and mobility, covering driverless vehicles, trends in public transportation, the rise of cycling, ride- and car-share, smart city developments, ITS, and more.


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    Manuel Heckmann - Co-Founder & COO
    I am an experienced founder, COO, investor, advisor and mentor. My focus is mobility, transportation, logistics, agile development, transactional analysis. My motto since the early days as junior entrepreneur has been: "Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who do." (http://herestothecrazyones.com/)

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    Alyssa Haerle - Social Entrepreneur
    Alyssa is a social entrepreneur. She founded the Kern Innovation & Technology Community, a social enterprise project of nonprofit Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs. She is also an alumna of UCLA and Stanford where she worked on technology entrepreneurship ecosystem research.

  • Mompreneurship »

    Calling all Mompreneurs! This digest is dedicated to all female business owners who are actively balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur.


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    Lidia Lipinska - BI & Analytics | Digital Solutions @ JLL
    Lidia Lipinska is an internationally seasoned business strategist. She thrives on bringing her full skill set of business analytics and project management to bring businesses to the next level.

  • Music »

    Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.


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    Christian Nicholson - CEO of EchoMe Inc.
    Christian is the cofounder of EchoMe, a real-time music platform. He produces and writes music, loves product design, and believes the music revolution has just begun.

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    Corey Crossfield
    After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Corey began her career working for the Collective Music Group in Los Angeles where she built, designed and executed forward thinking digital marketing campaigns and technology for the prominent artist roster. She parlayed her digital marketing into a career in music management after discovering some amazing new artists. Corey then joined Revelation Management, a division of Red Light Management, as the head of digital strategy for the roster before co-founding her own management company and digital marketing agency.

  • Prepping for Exit - a Founder’s Perspective on M&A »

    Is it time to consider selling your startup? Looking for a founder’s perspective? Dave Parker is a five time founder with >10 exits. This reading list is practical advice on prepping for exit, pricing and the process.


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    Dave Parker
    Dave Parker is a 5X Founder, Investor and Board Member. He helps startups from launch to exit - having exited nine companies. Formerly the SVP of Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) that was purchased by Techstars in 2015. He currently helps founders consider their exit options.

  • Product »

    The best recently published articles about product design, product development and product management.


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    SC Moatti - Tech visionary, early stage investor & fmr Facebook exec
    Tech visionary, early stage investor & fmr Facebook exec | Opera Software board director | Stanford b-school lecturer | Bestselling author & keynote speaker

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    Gaurav Hardikar - Director, Product Management at Brilliant Smart Home
    Product @ Brilliant. Teach @ Product School. Write @ Products that Count. Curate @ Startup Digest.

  • Retail Tech & Ecommerce »

    We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.


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    Kyle Kelly - Director of Business Development, Global Ecommerce & APIs
    Helping clients navigate the complexities of global ecommerce and cross-border trade. Creating and building partnerships with ecommerce platforms, shipping & logistics companies, retailers and middleware providers. Previously, at Zappos (Amazon), a VC-backed startup, Merrill Lynch, and technology consulting.

  • Sensors »

    Highlighting weekly insights into the world of sensors, a foundational technology behind the scenes of many high-growth market verticals from wearables to autonomous vehicles.


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    Nick DePhillips - Product Manager - Sensor Technology
    Drawn to the intersection of hardware, entrepreneurship and collaboration. Product manager connecting the dots between sales, engineering and strategy for sensors spanning major industries including e-mobility, patient monitoring, autonomous vehicles and more.

  • Software Development »

    Curated resources for entrepreneurs who want to design, launch and market software or apps for their business.


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    Selina McPherson - Software Development for Tech Startups
    Selina McPherson is VP of Marketing at Hatch Apps, an automated app development platform empowering businesses to launch and manage software. At Hatch Apps, Selina is a full-stack marketer, managing digital channels, content marketing, events, pipeline development, and conversion metrics.

  • Space »


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    Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
    Driven polymath making the world a better place day and night. Voracious reader, connector of disparate dots, and ponderer of novel notions.

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  • Sports Tech »


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    @LiveDuel founder Startup Weekend Facilitator, Sports Tech Digest Curator

  • Startup Communities »

    Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.


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    Brad Feld - VC at Foundry Group and author of Startup Communities
    I'm a VC at Foundry Group. I live in Boulder, Colorado, invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons, and read a lot.

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    Driven polymath making the world a better place day and night. Voracious reader, connector of disparate dots, and ponderer of novel notions.

  • Startup Reading List »

    A weekly selection of top articles, videos and resources on startup life.


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  • Venture Capital »

    Trends in venture capital and insights from VCs about raising money and building startups.


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    Sergio A. Escobar - Helping founders build and scale massively successful companies in the US & Canada | Canadian🇨🇦Super Angel investor in B2B Cloud & SaaS at BCFventures.vc | MD @ Founder Institute Montreal pre-seed accelerator | Twitter: @SergiusEscobar
    Sergio is a Super Angel investor across the United States and Canada with a diversified investment portfolio of companies ranging from B2B Cloud & SaaS startups leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Security, to B2C Consumer startups leveraging Mobile Apps, IoT/Wearables and eCommerce. Sergio has +15 years of experience as a multiple times tech entrepreneur with startups in Aerospace, eCommerce, Manufacturing, AgTech and Financial Technologies. Over the last 8 years, he has been deeply involved in the international entrepreneurial incubators and accelerators scene through his involvement in Founder Institute, Techstars Startup Programs, Startup Chile, Startup Peru, Startup Bootcamp FinTech London, MsB Tunisia, Kuwait National Fund, World Bank 'Tech Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean', Krypto Labs in the Middle East and Creative Destruction Lab in Artificial Intelligence. He has been pioneering the Canadian investment scene by launching one of Canada's very first super angel funds.

  • Virtual & Augmented Reality »

    Every week we provide you with a list of handpicked stories from this fascinating new industry.


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    Yonca Braeckman - Founder Impact Shakers
    Yonca is a connector and community builder. She's the co-founder of Impact Shakers, and is building a curated microlearning platform to help employers navigate the future of work. The past years she helped the Belgian and European tech startup ecosystem evolve and guided many startups on their first steps abroad. She is the curator of TEDxGhent and the Startup Digest Reading List on Impact Entrepreneurship. Currently living in the Bay Area, she’s passionate about science fiction and how imagination can work as a catalyst for a better world.

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    Karina Hisayasu - Independent Concept Designer and Producer
    I'd once planned to be making pastries in Paris and continue domesticating wild vanilla plants in the Brazilian bush... And somehow I wound up in Virtual Reality instead. My interest is arts-focused and centred around impactful user experiences. Aural environments, cognitive sciences and cultural relativism are some of the topics noodling around my mind at the moment.

  • Wellness »

    Brain and body science to help improve the mental, physical, and overall well being for the busy entrepreneur.


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    Tyler Wall - High Performance Specialist - Founder at MovWithin.com
    Tyler is a high-performance coach, with a focus on embodied cognition and the benefits of affecting human behavior through the integration of our multi-sensory system. His history and experience in the health and fitness industry have helped him develop a deeper understanding of the human framework and how we can elicit desired results through actionable techniques and habit formation.

  • Women Entrepreneurship »

    A curated list of stories, news, and resources pertaining to female founders and leaders.


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    Clare Bennett - Director of Marketing at Morning Consult

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    Mevish Aslam - Founder at sprinters.co & MuslimFemaleEntrepreneur.com
    Former lawyer turned entrepreneur whose passion is to foster inclusive entrepreneurship. As the Founder of sprinters, Mevish has led hackathons for women around the world since 2015. Mevish founded Muslim Female Entrepreneur to shine the light on Muslim women doing incredible things.

  • Youth Entrepreneurship »

    Watching, learning and celebrating youth entrepreneurship around the world.


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    Tony Cueva - CEO & Co-Founder - Drop Technologies, Inc
    Tony is electronic engineer who has co-founded Drop, the first automated treatment for reducing excessive sweating. He is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating new ventures in healthcare and education.