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humble thoughts from humble ventures — Issue #7

humble is a venture development firm that accelerates growth for tech-enabled startups in partnership with established organizations and investors.

In this monthly newsletter, you’ll read announcements, stories, and lessons about venture capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, diverse founders and those building solutions for diverse audiences.

Humble Updates

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Win $30,000 To Fund Your Proof-Of-Concept

In partnership with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Ogilvy, and humble ventures launched an innovation challenge. Phase 1 of the BioSecurity Challenge opened to the community in December 2019…

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Pitch Competitions Can Surface Problems Worth Solving

Last night, BS Solidworks, Bosch, Arrow Electronics, and Analog, sponsored the Hardware Cup East Coast Regional. It was a privilege to be in the pitch competition as one of the six judges comprised…

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen And Partners Observe Live Stink Bug Testing At Virginia Tech

On January 21, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Ogilvy Consulting, and humble ventures gathered collaborators from across industries to observe live stink bug testing for the BioSecurity Challenge…

Popular Stories

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How To Address Social Determinants Of Health In Marginalized Communities

Of the total number of therapists in the US, only 4% are African American, while 38% of the US population is a racial/ethnic minority. As Rina Raphael reports in Fast Company article, consumers from…

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How To Prepare Your Enterprise For Open Innovation

Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, values, and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. There are various…

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How To Know If Your Company Invests In Diversity

Your company should welcome diverse perspectives from underrepresented groups if it wants to unlock profit potential and drive innovation forward. A significant reason why we, humble ventures, do…

What We’re Tracking

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Andre Iguodala Joins Comcast Ventures’ Catalyst Fund

Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, today announced Andre Iguodala has joined its Catalyst Fund as a Venture Partner…

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The making of a diverse game studio

The original name for Manveer Heir’s new game studio that focused on stories of people of color was Big Mouth Games. The former BioWare and Raven Software desi…

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Opportunities in 2020 and beyond: APIs, Genomics, Communities, Video, and good old SaaS

I love businesses that leverage data and APIs. Specifically, aggregation and storage of large data sets that offer API access to this data, as well as additional compute services….

To learn more about partnership opportunities, how we link inclusion to optimal outcomes in innovation or just subscribe to our newsletter, visit humble.vc, or email start@humble.vc.

About humble ventures

Humble Ventures is an inclusive alternative to venture capital.

We are a venture development firm that accelerates growth for tech-enabled startups in partnership with established organizations and investors.

We focus on diverse entrepreneurs that are solving problems for the fastest growing demographic segments. We believe that diverse entrepreneurs provide opportunities for disproportionate returns and represent the markets of the future.

Written by

Harry Alford is Co-Founder of humble ventures, a venture development firm accelerating tech startups in partnership with large organizations and investors.

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