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🌤 The Bulletin #15: Ethical NFTs, VWV x WIB: Women in VC Panel, & "See, Solve, Scale” Book Launch
Hi all! Welcome back to a wonderful week with VWV. Hope you’ve been taking in your serotonin on the main green, spring 🌷 has finally come.
What are events are we going to? 🎤
❗️See, Solve, Scale Book Launch❗️
Come to Professor Danny Warshay’s book launch Wed, March 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Warshay, the executive director of Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, will be discussing the book with Provost Richard M. Locke, Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine, and various Brown alumni entrepreneurs.
“Combining real-world experience backed by surprising research-based insights, “See, Solve, Scale” guides the reader through forming a successful startup team and through the three steps of the process: find and validate a problem, develop an initial small-scale solution, and scale a long-term solution.”
Sign up here!
🔥 VWV x WIB: Women in VC Panel
Did you know that only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to women-led startups in 2020 and women only make up 11% of investing partners at venture capital firms? Join Van Wickle Ventures and Women in Business as we invite four women in venture capital to talk about navigating the male-dominated world of VC and how to break into VC as women.
Come next Wed, March 23, 2022 from 7-9pm. Perhaps treat yourself to some curry or pad kee mao at Heng Thai after Danny’s book talk and then hop on the call to listen in. Anyone is welcomed!!
Here’s what we’ve been reading 👇
🙌🏼 Ethical NFTs: This Tech Startup is Reinventing Philanthropy on the Blockchain
Elongate is a crypto startup that is utilizing the internet to create social impact– bringing together philanthropic action to the blockchain and incentives to earn through the EG Token. Earn and give is the whole idea.
They’ve recently announced Spark: “a new approach to social media, utilizing DeFi to bring an innovative engage-to-earn system with philanthropic incentives.”
Check the video above 👆 and read more here!
🌱 The Future of B2B Climate Tech: Sustainability Enterprise Software
The Female Founders Fund has a great overview on the sustainability industry, covering some basic technical terms, the opportunities there are for businesses, trending B2B climate tech verticals, the investment opportunity, and more!
💸 The Fog of War: Three Themes Crypto Investors Should Pay Attention to Now
Given the advance of aggression in Ukraine, global markets reflect increased uncertainty, giving crypto investors 3 themes to pay attention to:
The power of decentralization of crypto comes into focus: consider the power of “Bitcoin as a self-sovereign store of value and hedge against inflation.”
Bitcoin becomes the compelling “risk off” asset - demand is increasing, while equity markets become more volatile.
What to watch in the coming weeks ahead, including: Central Bank Digital Currencies, institutional adoption of digital assets, and increased scrutiny & regulations surrounding crypto.
If you’re curious for more, check out here!!
Here is what we’ve been watching! 📺
💼 If You Know Nothing About Venture Capital, Watch This First
Forbes put together this adorable video with Legos to explain how VC is a key component in the growth of tech companies. It’s only ~2 minutes long so if you’re waiting in line for a muffin or coffee at the Blue Room, pop on your headphones and tune in.
Who are we following on Twitter? 🗣
Elad Gil (@eladgil): He’s an investor/advisor at companies like Airbnb, Coinbase, Instacart, Opendoor, or Pinterest. He’s also a co-founder at Color Genomics, Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter), and previously worked at Google for AdSense.
🌟 YC Internship Program
YC start-ups are looking for summer interns for engineering, marketing, and other disciplines. Not only will you be able to have a hands-on experience, but you’ll also learn from YC founders and and have access to the YC community.
Check our this link here to see all the different start-ups!
Thanks for tuning in, see y’all next time <3
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