COVID-19 guide for entrepreneurs

For the last couple of weeks, I have been researching and thinking hard on what the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic could be. Here is my view on the situation.

Will the coronavirus continue spreading? It seems highly likely that the virus would continue spreading around the world. You can check out this video that clearly explain the exponential growth principle behind the virus. Countries with few cases might see significant increases soon. Countries with large number of infected people, might see the trend accelerates.

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A COVID-19 Safety Plan for indoor spaces

Reopening businesses after the great COVID-19 lockdown is starting to happen or will happen soon in many countries around the world. For the entrepreneurs (and also for more traditional business owners) reopening could be a great challenge. How do you reopen your physical locations while keep your employees, clients and partners safe by preventing COVID infections? What are the appropriate measures to implement as a responsible leader? How do you manage the trade off between social interaction and people safety?

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Eclectic book recommendations – May 2020

Let me share an eclectic list of recommended books for these times of confinement. Mostly fiction to relax the mind. Some of them you can find translated to Spanish.

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Entrevistado por René Rojas de HubBOG

Les comparto la entrevista webinar que me hizo René Rojas, uno de los referentes de la inversión ángel y programas de aceleración en Colombia y un gran amigo. René fundó y dirige HubBOG, uno de los primeros campus de startups en Bogotá.

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Status of the Latin American startup and venture capital ecosystems during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has hit Latin America hard and fast across many industries including tech startups, despite having still relatively low numbers of cases of the disease in the region. I want to share what I see is the current impact on the startup and venture capital ecosystem.

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Looking for an amazing Investor Relations Analyst

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Do you want to start your career in a venture capital fund? At Dalus, we are hiring an Investor Relations Analyst that supports our fundraising process. This is an amazing opportunity to participate at the forefront of venture capital in Latin America, in an empowering role with a fast-paced learning trajectory. 

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How startups should prepare for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The global expansion of the coronavirus COVID-19 accelerated last week. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US’ CDC have recommended preparations for the arrival of the coronavirus epidemic to most countries around the world. The question seems to be when rather than if it will happen.

There is no reason to panic, but people and companies – startups included – need to plan for the potential impacts of a pandemic. Here I recommend some actions that startups should take in this preparation.

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e-interview: Itzel Villa, MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico

Itzel Villa, MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico

Twitter: @itzel_vs

LinkedIn: Itzel Villa

What do you do currently? I am in charge of the MIT Enterprise Forum chapter Mexico, a non-for-profit organization, focusing on strengthening local entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems, by leveraging all the infrastructure and knowledge of MIT. We are a bridge between Mexico and the MIT.

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e-entrevista con Daniel Mizrahi, Propeler

Twitter: @dmwarhol

LinkedIn: Daniel Mizrahi

¿Qué haces actualmente? Soy el fundador y director general de Propeler – plataforma de fondeo colectivo de capital enfocado en empresas en etapas de crecimiento. También Propeler funciona como una plataforma de levantamiento de capital con ángeles y fondos de venture capital.

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Do you know who Greta Thunberg is?

I am surprised many people do not know her. Greta is a 16-year old teenager from Sweden that has become one of the leading environmental activists raising awareness of the risks posed by global warming and the climate crisis. I think she is one of the activists that could influence politicians, governments and other decision-makers around the world to move to action to reduce carbon emissions.

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