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Be Water, My Friend: Spectrm CTO on Building a Culture of Resilience and Flexibility

As a startup, it’s vital to act dynamically, quickly adjusting to the market’s and customer’s requirements. Peyman Pouryekta, CTO of ai-powered conversational marketing platform Spectrm, walks us through how to build and maintain a dynamic mindset around team structure, company tech, and overall culture to ensure startup success at every stage.

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How to Set up Purchasing That Scales with Startup Growth

Successful startups design for rapid growth, which requires agility from the get-go across all parts of the organization, including purchasing. The way you buy for your startup can help your company respond faster to changing market conditions, whether they are caused by an influx of funding, a surge in demand for your product, or the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

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Remote Work Rises: A Checklist for Secure Networks on AWS

An organization that rushes to make remote work possible may experience network strain and expose themselves to data breaches if the transition lacks a rock-solid security foundation. Organizations that make AWS a cornerstone of their cloud grapple with this notion too, but this checklist allows them to prepare and complement their AWS solution with a security model that provides speedy, safe access to any number of remote employees no matter where they choose to work.

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Building your App from Idea to MVP: Part 1

Given Sr. Product Manager Nikhil Swaminathan’s background both as a founder and at a big tech company, Swaminathan wanted to share his experience and advice for turning your idea for an app into a working MVP. In Part 1, he’ll start by walking you through how to take an idea — in today’s case, an online poster business — from a concept to a real app.

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Why Mentorship Matters for Startup Founders

Finding the right mentors at the right time is key to building a successful career. Mentors provide advice, feedback, coaching, and introductions that can take your career to the next level. Meaghan Casey, Global Startup Partner Manager at AWS and former CEO and mentor, shares her experiences and outlines how you can best use mentors to help your startup succeed.

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Navigating a Changing Fundraising Landscape with Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, takes a global view when investing in people and their ideas. Not surprisingly, to hear Clifford tell it, there is practically no place on earth where startups and their investors are conducting business as usual. So, what should founders anticipate as they look to raise their next round, and whom should they place their trust in as they navigate the months ahead?

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