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Entrepreneurs & Startups

Resources & Guidance


πŸ”—https://www.keysecosystem.com/
A platform for digitalizing startup ecosystems so entrepreneurs can navigate their startup ecosystem and receive personalized recommendations from their browser. New cities added each week.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.inc.com/inc-staff/free-tools-grants-video-conferencing-ad-credits-gift-certificates-cloud-storage-cyber-security.html
Inc’s resource page for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

πŸ”—https://www.yuque.com/agi_insights/tool-kits/digital-action-in-covid-19
NEW DIGITAL HANDBOOK FOR ENTREPRENEURS DURING COVID-19- This manual has been created as a reference for the digital entrepreneurs all over the world in their battle against COVID-19. Although each market has its unique characteristics, the examples summarized in this report are intended to demonstrate the real impact digital platforms and tools can have in alleviating the societal challenges resulting from this pandemic. In creating this manual, AGI hopes to inspire innovative ideas by entrepreneurs to leverage technology in their COVID-19 response.

πŸŒπŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1keMhAGdmqQ4jmlNU7Zg0hs94nXtZ952n3_btxN83kuM/edit
Managing through the 2020 Crisis - Health and Economic Resources for Portfolio Companies

πŸ”—https://www.notion.so/Founder-advice-COVID-19-3178440540f944c9bd15bf91604db2ce
Advice for founders

πŸ”— https://www.keysecosystem.com/
A platform for digitalizing startup ecosystems so entrepreneurs can navigate their startup ecosystem and receive personalized recommendations from their browser. New cities added each week.

πŸ”— https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/187CLBd6if8SFFedUVyZxh4qH01ZUtWhrz4u78fYzTdc/edit#gid=1243681278 - Marie Forleo's 322+ Free Tools & Resources to Start A Business With No Money

πŸ”—https://serebrisky.com/2020/03/12/covid-19-guide-for-entrepreneurs/

πŸ”—https://www.grasshopper.bank/resourceguide/
A Resource Guide For Founders and Investors During This Uncertain Time

Plan for the worst: <- Unsure where this has come from?

  1. Document every process that is necessary for your startup or your SME to run, such as payments, payroll, insurance papers, handling of invoices, etc. A good documented process is a process that can be taken over by a co-worker or even a close friend or volunteer.
  2. Make agreements on what will happen if you or your co-founder(s) get hospitalized and someone else has to take over ad-interim: discuss responsibilities, liabilities, span of control, hiring/firing, etc.
  3. Make sure that you have given IT access to enough people, making sure nobody is a β€œsingle point of failure”. Remember: once someone is in quarantine in hospital, it can be very difficult or even impossible to speak with her or him, let alone ask for IT permissions you need in order to keep the business afloat.
  4. Same goes for mandates: make sure several people are mandated to pay the bills, approve payroll, pay credit card bills, etc.
  5. Consider that sadly enough this crisis bring both good as well as bad in people, so tell everyone not to fall for 'CEO fraud scam', but always double-verify invoices, payment methods, beneficiaries, account numbers, etc. and in case of doubt: contact someone from accounting at the supplier who you're about to pay.


Tandem Project

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.tandempro jaject.xyz/
Tandem Project is a service that matches tech for good startups with furloughed marketers (or marketers with a little time to spare) who is willing to provide pro bono support. The goal of the project is to keep startups and small businesses, especially those with social and environmental impact alive during the Covid-19 crisis through kindness, collaboration and shared creativity.

Finance and Cashflow Advice

πŸ”—https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cash-management-tips-start-ups-covid-19-crisis-john-rowland-cfa
Cash Management Tips for Start-ups in the COVID-19 Crisis

Funding

See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/funding

Analysis

πŸ”—https://www.cbinsights.com/research/coronavirus-startup-funding
How COVID-19 Could Impact Startup Funding

πŸ”—https://www.cbinsights.com/research/coronavirus-covid-corporate-venture-capital-investment/
COVID-19 Is Dragging Down Corporate Venture Capital Investment. Expected to plunge 17% in Q1'20.

Venture Capital

πŸ”—https://airtable.com/shrRHarWxjvONMeTZ/tblqSp3a7k4fTfyf8?blocks=hide
List of Investors

πŸŒπŸ”—https://medium.com/techventures/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-ventures-52c8a9c47ca9
Weekly updates with news on the impact of ventures. Soon also statistics available on covtech.org/impact

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z3cGCZuDRrHznW4AvC41CnirNd5PDSBEQ0gVm4Zt5P0/htmlview?usp=sharing#
List of European investors

Promoters

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ”—https://www.digitalsme.eu/digital-solutions-to-covid19
DIGITAL SME is launching a campaign to showcase innovative Digital Solutions to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. Campaign by European SME Alliance.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—http://open creative alliance.com/
A global community of creatives/technologists/entrepreneurs giving support, awareness or new ideas to crisis problems and solutions.