Research: Investors Punish Entrepreneurs for Stereotypically Feminine Behaviors

Research: Investors Punish Entrepreneurs for Stereotypically Feminine Behaviors In an elevator pitch competition, investors were less likely to select as finalists entrepreneurs who demonstrated stereotypically feminine behaviors like warmth and expressiveness. Interestingly, this was true regardless of their gender. For example, men who showed “feminine” traits like warmth were less likely to be selected. Women […]

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Enabling mainstream video call access to existing health services (and why video conferencing can’t cut it)

Enabling mainstream video call access to existing health services (and why video conferencing can’t cut it) Superficially, turtles and tortoises look similar but live in very different ecosystems. Fundamental differences ensure each flourish in their own environment. Flippers versus feet, for example. In the same way, video consulting and video conferencing seem similar, but each has […]

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Startups Are More Vulnerable to Fraud. Here’s Why.

Startups Are More Vulnerable to Fraud. Here’s Why. Startups are often focused on disrupting existing markets, occasionally bending the rules while doing so. These firms face strong pressures and tempting incentives to deceive. But are they also more likely to be deceived themselves? After all, they have to forge business relations with potential customers, suppliers, […]

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Research: The Digitization of Banks Disproportionately Hurts Women Entrepreneurs

Research: The Digitization of Banks Disproportionately Hurts Women Entrepreneurs As banks rush to digitize their operations, many have found that closing their local branches can help maintain a high return on an otherwise pricy transformation. But research finds that this ongoing transformation has clear downsides for entrepreneurs in general and women in particular. It turns […]

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Disruptive Startups Get Funding More Easily, but Less of It

Disruptive Startups Get Funding More Easily, but Less of It A study of 918 startups in Israel seeking a first round of funding found that whether entrepreneurs emphasized the disruptive nature of their business influenced the funding they received. Specifically, the results showed that talking about a venture’s disruptive vision by one standard deviation improved the odds […]

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Navigating Talent Hot Spots

Navigating Talent Hot Spots Innovation clusters like San Francisco and Boston have long had an outsize impact on the global economy, and their influence keeps growing. In 2017, for instance, America’s 10 largest tech hubs accounted for 58% of U.S. patents. Globally, cities such as Tokyo, Paris, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Seoul produced a similar proportion. […]

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