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Investor Series: Paulina Tenner Helps Entrepreneurs in the UK Obtain Funds From Government Sources

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Paulina Tenner is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of GrantTree, a UK-based consultancy aimed at helping entrepreneurs raise funds by taking advantage of government grants and other forms of alternative funding that have probably never crossed your mind. Paulina is an innovator advocate and an expert at working with clients who need as little as a review to check …

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Investor Series: Bobbi Bidochka Works With Startups From Ground Up

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Bobbi Bidochka is a Venture Associate with TandemLaunch, Inc., a venture capital fund and startup foundry that partners with driven entrepreneurs to create successful and disruptive deep tech companies.  Her work there has helped to create a hefty launch rate for entrepreneurs with tech that changes the landscape for spaces that make a difference in our world.  Bobbi also has …

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Investor Series: Vandana Tolani of Convanto Shares Details on Properly Engaging Investors

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Vandana Tolani, Founder and CEO of Convanto headquartered in India, has developed her own path to helping entrepreneurs get funded, and she does so backed with a great deal of experience.  Vandana’s work prior to launching Convanto in 2019 includes some “heavy lifting” in the global investments space working with venture groups and large fund portfolios.  Her experience in this …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Sara Wimmercranz

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Sara Wimmercranz fills many business roles, but, of note, it was her role as a founder and entrepreneur that pushed her into working to bring investments to the undiscovered “gems” – the entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s problems in creative ways.  As the founder and CEO of BackingMinds, Sara works to ensure that equity in funding emerges successful, and …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Patrick Kuwana

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Patrick Kuwana is the CEO of Crossover Transformational Group headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.  As a consultant and leadership advisor for African entrepreneurs and business owners as well as companies and organizations outside of Africa wishing to do business in the continent, he is particularly attuned to the nuances of culture and challenge as it applies to the diverse environments …

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Advisor Interview: Dr. Randal Pinkett and Lawrence Hibbert of BCT Partners

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We all know that data is king, but, do we know specifically what data is significant and then what to do with that data so that it makes a difference to customers, business, impact dollars, students, patients, public health, government programs, and so on?  Dr. Randal Pinkett and Lawrence Hibbert of BCT Partners know the answer.  In this interview with …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Nicole Reynolds

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Nicole Reynolds is the founder and CEO of SheFund and is on a mission to help female founders get their share of the investment pie.  She’s also helping women (and men) investors to understand the “ins and outs” of investing.  In this interview with Publisher, Mary Kurek, Nicole shares a bit of her own background and what her plans are with …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Toyin Umesiri

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Toyin is an influencer in the African business and trade environment.  The CEO of Nazaru and the founder of Trade With Africa Business Summit, this busy young professional is creating social impact through her work in opening doors and creating pathways to economic growth in the African continent.  She consults and curates connections for engagement that builds meaning for all …

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Investor Interview: Jody Ranck

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Jody Ranck is the EVP for the German tech firm, Ram Group.  His background is filled with interesting involvements (mostly at the C-level) in technological innovations in the health space.  And, his expertise in getting disruptive tech to market has put him on the review board for solution pitches aimed at major NGOs.  In this interview, Publisher, Mary Kurek, takes …

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Investor Interview – Richard Byrd – Investment Banker

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Richard Byrd of GT Securities has a long history of working with investors and startups, connecting the two entities for a nice track record of wins.  Richard shared with Publisher, Mary Kurek, some valuable information on what he expects from a startup to get them ready for an introduction to investors.  He works heavily in the health space and, on …