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comment  Rilwan Lawal commented in #GigEasy • about 2 hours ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Ill be sure to bring it up during our call.\n"}]}
comment  Jeremy Burton commented in #GigEasy • about 3 hours ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Wonolo has a partnership with Stride on the health insurance side. You should discuss with Yong.\n"}]}
article  Rilwan Lawal shared in #GigEasy • about 3 hours ago
Stride raises $47M to provide affordable benefits for independent workers

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stride Health, the leader in portable benefits for independent workers, announced that it has raised a $47 million Series C, bringing...

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Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce donate $300M to encourage climate action – TechCrunch

Marc and Lynne Benioff announced a $200 million donation this morning to combat climate change and encourage others to take action. Marc Benioff’s company, Salesforce, threw in $100 million more for a total donation of $300 million. The Benioffs’ portion is divided into two tranches, with $100 million going to the Benioff Time Tree Fund […]

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NIL laws add new variable to recruiting decisions

Name, image and likeness laws have added a new variable for athletes to consider during the recruiting process.

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{"ops":[{"insert":"What kind of cooling technologies are you thinking about?\n"}]}
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comment  Jeremy Burton commented in #Wealth Management 2.0 • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"There seem to be a number of trust/will SaaS startups seeing traction. Creating a will or setting up a trust is a clear signal that an individual has assets that are worth something. So, it's interesting to think about how this can be a \"trojan horse\" for wealth management.\nSome examples:\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.trustworthy.com/"},"insert":"https://www.trustworthy.com/"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://trustandwill.com/"},"insert":"https://trustandwill.com/"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.freewill.com/"},"insert":"https://www.freewill.com/"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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article  Ben Autrey shared in #College 2.0 • 1 day ago
Undergraduate Enrollment Declines Show No Signs of Recovery From 2020

Undergrads Decline additional 3.2% Community Colleges Drop 5.6% while Public Four-Year Colleges Fall 2.3% HERNDON, VA – (Oct. 26, 2021) – According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, fall postsecondary enrollment numbers show no signs of recovery from last year’s declines, according to early data released today in an update to Stay Informed with […]

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Work Remotely with Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a collaborative solution for teams to work remotely from anywhere at any time on any device. Maximize remote team collaboration as you brainstorm, visualize processes, and work together in real time. Get the power of Lucidchart today!

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comment  Brett Wischow commented in #College 2.0 • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"I think the idea we're centralizing around is the mentors wouldn't be giving charity, they would be getting mentorship from people more senior than them. The challenge certainly gets to be how do you incentivize the top rungs of the ladder, but it's an easier problem than incentivizing the entire ladder. We're also talking about this in the new stage 1 company \"#Knowledge Ladder\"\n"}]}
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comment  Ben Autrey commented in #College 2.0 • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"\"I got little out of college and would have done much better in an apprenticeship of sorts.\"\ninteresting perspective.\ni had a similar experience in college, but was able to carefully craft my coursework to lean towards project-based work instead of a testing-based format. for example, i had a graduate time series course in statistics where 40% of the grade was the final project, and all work during the semester was focused on supplying the tools/methods for succeeding on that final project, often in the form of mini-projects.\ni think the apprenticeship format is underutilized, and is an area where technology can be effective for matchmaking, increasing use of apprenticeships.\n"}]}
comment  Jeremy Burton commented in #Knowledge Ladder • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Good to understand how much traction they have and how much funding they have. We’re always looking for the “Goldilock’s Zone” in terms of competition - not too many, not too few. On one hand, few competitors with little momentum is a red flag. On the other, two or more well-funded competitors with credible founders, traction and momentum will be hard to catch.\n"}]}
comment  Eric Niehaus commented in #College 2.0 • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"I'm weary of models that depend on the charity of others but perhaps there's a way to financially incentivize the mentor, ie if there's a program that lends the apprentices to companies and as part of that agreement the company must provide a mentor. That then provides material incentive for the mentor to be good.\n"}]}
comment  Eric Niehaus commented in #College 2.0 • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"I ran a couple of education companies for a while where college students would go abroad for a month to (a) rotate law firms to learn about the law, or (b) do a consulting internship. I've thought than an extrapolated version of that, perhaps combined with a staffing agency's model of \"find, validate, loan talent out to orgs for a fee\" might work as a viable alternative to high-performing college students. Personally, I got little out of college and would have done much better in an apprenticeship of sorts. Not to mention I could have come out plus $40-50k (no debt + profit from 2-4 year program). Then as it gets traction for the initial target market of high-performers and the market gets used to it, you expand your target audience to lower-performing people and different occupation types.\n"}]}
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comment  Tanya Smith commented in #Grant Writing • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Love that you love the idea of trying to further a cause🙂\n"}]}
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comment  Anil Jindia commented in #Knowledge Ladder • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Here are some options: "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://mentorcruise.com/"},"insert":"https://mentorcruise.com/"},{"insert":". "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://hireclub.com/"},"insert":"https://hireclub.com/"},{"insert":". "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.betterup.com/"},"insert":"https://www.betterup.com/"},{"insert":"\nThere are more as well. Bit crowded but maybe something worth delineating in terms of coach vs a mentor.\n"}]}
comment  Anil Jindia commented in #Platform Venture Studio • 1 day ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Im guessing car payments, rent and mortgage are 2 of the biggest expenses that come directly out of peoples bank accounts every month. I get why they cant be paid via credit card in a traditional sense, but in a world where Visa and Mastercard are more open to innovation, what if a company came together to qualify people and charge them nothing to pay via a credit card / cash card somehow that would earn them rewards. The company would need to take a spread of the transaction fee and the loan provider would need to agree to a small transaction fee, which they could technically pass on to the customer in disguise. The customer would likely not care as much if they are getting lots of rewards making it worth it..\n"}]}
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article  Jeremy Burton shared in #Grant Writing • 2 days ago
Submittable: The social impact platform | Submittable

Delivering impact made easier. Tools to help you launch, manage, and measure social impact programs, locally and globally.

comment  Larry Augustin commented in #Platform Venture Studio • 2 days ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Thanks Matthew. Good article on the product planning process. Critical to the process is defining the roadmap initiatives. What are the characteristics of a good initiative? Of course, they must align with the strategic objective. But what other characteristics define a good initiative? Timeline? Scope of investment? What are too many or too few?\n"}]}
article  Brian Bien shared in #Real Estate 2.0 • 2 days ago
House Hunters: ML at Redfin with Akshat Kaul - #530

In today's episode, Sam is joined by Akshat Kaul, the head of data science and machine learning at Redfin.

comment  Brian Bien commented in #Real Estate 2.0 • 2 days ago
Just-posted episode w/ Redfin on using ML to make related predictions, include a mention off-market house pricing
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How to Product Plan

A Product Leader's guide to creating a successful planning structure

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comment  Michael Kane commented in #Wealth Management 2.0 • 2 days ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"Very interesting... I've been interested to see how many new companies provide financial tools to a larger audience. Especially focusing on the underbanked. But I'm curious how do you \"democratize\" Wealth Management. Not sure that's where this is going but I think it should be considered. Especially with the news of 90% of all stocks being owned by the top 10%. (Robinhood for \"Wealth\" Management)\n"}]}
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The race to build Mexico’s quickest delivery app

Customers like faster deliveries, but it’s the startups’ VC backers that have a need for speed.

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article  Ben Autrey shared in #College 2.0 • 2 days ago
Is College Worth It? A Comprehensive Return on Investment Analysis | by Preston Cooper | Oct, 2021 | FREOPP.org

Most students attend college in order to get a better job with a higher salary. But the financial returns to college vary widely depending on the institution a student attends and the subject he or…

comment  Ben Autrey commented in #College 2.0 • 2 days ago
many datasets on college ROI here. key findings: This report estimates return on investment (ROI) — the increase in lifetime earnings minus the costs of college — for nearly 30,000 bachelor’s degrees. For students who graduate on time, the median bachelor’s degree has a net ROI of $306,000. But some degrees are worth millions of dollars, while others have no net financial value at all. After accounting for the risk of dropping out, ROI for the median bachelor’s degree drops to $129,000. Over a quarter of programs have negative ROI. Four in five engineering programs have ROI above $500,000, but the same is true for just 1% of psychology programs. Elite schools such as Caltech and Penn dominate the list of highest ROI programs. But attending an elite school is not a golden ticket; some Ivy League degrees have negative ROI.
comment  Ben Autrey commented in #College 2.0 • 2 days ago
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Nest Renew from Google - Support a Clean Energy Future

Discover Nest Renew, a new service for your compatible Nest thermostat that makes it easy to support a clean energy future, right from your home.

comment  Tim Connors commented in #Climate • 2 days ago
love this.
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Blackrock CEO Larry Fink: The next 1,000 billion-dollar start-ups will be in climate tech

The next 1,000 unicorns (companies worth more than $1 billion) will be in climate tech, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink said in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

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comment  Tucker Watson commented in #Grant Writing • 3 days ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"This is very interesting! This seems like something we could try to do on a much larger scale. Love the idea of trying to further a cause by helping impact startups.\n"}]}
comment  Jeremy Burton commented in #Platform Venture Studio • 3 days ago
{"ops":[{"insert":"”too easy” :-)\n"}]}
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How a Roll Up Vehicle Allowed Arrows’ Co-Founders to Build With Their “Friends”

”Most of our investors said the process was too easy.”

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