Uncertainty ahead When some kind of economic restart happens, Buttonsmith could be in an ideal position to regain its pre-COVID-19 cadence, because its varied abilities and rapid product development allow it to respond to a wide variety of consumer needs. Of course, as Darcy Burner notes, “We’re clearly staring into the face of what will be the worst recession in modern history.” And Buttonsmith currently faces competition from companies in states that didn’t shut down manufacturing, though many of those are facing outbreaks and rising infection counts. As Washington opens, other states may be forced to clamp down. … [Read more...] about A 17-year-old’s business made millions on Amazon. Now it’s pivoting to masks
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Winners, announced last week, were selected for their innovative vision to improve the world through STEM. Shin and Buolamwini will each receive $50,000 in scholarships, a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando. Ten runners-up will receive $10,000 in scholarships and a hometown screening “Hidden Figures.” All will receive access to STEM training materials and programs from NYAS. … [Read more...] about “Hidden Figures” Inspires A Scholarship Contest For Minority STEM Aspirants
The false claims led to the tweet being labeled by Twitter as factually inaccurate, complete with a link directing users where they could get factual information about mail-in voting. You can see Trump’s fact-checked tweet in the screenshot below (the fact-checked labeling will not show up in embeds. The original tweet with the label can be viewed here). … [Read more...] about Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media companies altogether
Q. We executed to our strategy. We have record revenue. We landed great customers. We are right where we wanted to be to raise a round at a great valuation and minimize dilution. Then coronavirus happened, and it now looks problematic to fundraise in this environment. What do I do? … [Read more...] about What’s the best advice for fundraising in the coronavirus era?