UK appoints entrepreneur as first tech envoy to US

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The UK has appointed an entrepreneur as its first technology envoy to the United States and consul-general to San Francisco.

Joe White has worked for 20 years in the digital sector, including as a Silicon Valley investor.

It is the first time the two roles have been combined and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the move underlined the UK’s commitment to the tech sector.

Mr White said it was an honour to represent the UK at a “critical time”.

The Foreign Office said he had extensive experience as an entrepreneur and venture capital investor and most recently worked as a general partner at tech fund Entrepreneur First.

He was made an MBE in 2017 for services to technology businesses.

Mr Raab said: “The UK and the US are the largest investors in each other’s economies and this important appointment further underlines our commitment to the tech sector.

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Four Important Habits Every Marketing Entrepreneur Should Implement When Leveraging Software

CEO of Chiropractic Advertising. Expert digital marketer, John C. Maxwell certified coach, speaker, & international philanthropist. 

It’s important that entrepreneurs, especially those in marketing, don’t shy away from software that can make them more competitive. There are many online software options entrepreneurs should embrace to help grow their business. This includes tools to help with lead generation, task automation, prospect nurturing, customer relationship management and countless other aspects of business management and growth.

As valuable as these tools are to your business, it’s important to continually evaluate the tools implemented. By routinely evaluating software choices, marketing entrepreneurs can determine which ones are obsolete, which ones are yielding a good ROI and how to better leverage underutilized tools to maximize results.

Because of this, I have provided four habits entrepreneurs can start implementing to better utilize their current software choices.

1. Consolidate Your Tools When Possible

Paying for various

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Israel and the U.S. among the best places to be a woman entrepreneur as Covid shakes up ranking

Israel has charged past the United States and Switzerland to rank as the world’s best place to be a woman entrepreneur, according to a new report released Monday.

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The Middle Eastern nation jumped up three places this year to steal the title from New Zealand after Covid-19 caused a shakeup in the annual Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE).


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The four frontrunners were joined in the top 10 for the first time by Poland, Sweden and Spain, which rose rapidly this year to form a geographically varied leading list. The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia rounded out the top 10 as high-income economies fared better for female founders under the pandemic.

Now in its fourth year, MIWE examines the working environments of 58 economies — representing almost 80% of the world’s female labor force — to measure their success in fostering

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Veteran Technology Entrepreneur Jason Bennick Joins GA Telesis as President of its Digital Innovation Group

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GA Telesis, LLC, (“GAT”), the leading integrated solutions provider for the commercial aviation sector, announced that technology entrepreneur, Jason Bennick, has joined GAT as President of its Digital Innovation Group. Bennick will oversee this new group and lead the Company’s digital innovation strategies. This will include assuming leadership of a new blockchain-supported FinTech company, BlockIt™.

Prior to joining GA Telesis, Bennick brings a 25-year career in building technology and operations solutions, platforms, and Software as a Service (“SaaS”) companies, most recently co-founding digital product agency, Product Lab LLC, based in New York. As Senior Managing Partner, his primary focus was to develop strategic business solution architecture for enterprise customers in North America while managing overall P&L, resource development, client procurement, and acquiring strategic partnerships for emerging technologies.

Jason is a Certified Blockchain Expert, former Hyperledger Forum Speaker, and presented

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Bitcoin, Blockchain Entrepreneur Malcolm CasSelle Dies At 50

Malcolm CaSelle, a pioneering blockchain technology and Bitcoin entrepreneur, has died at age 50, according to a social media post from friend and colleague E. David Ellington.

“My younger brother, business partner, advisor and friend, Malcolm CasSelle, died in Mexico yesterday,” Ellington wrote on November 18, 2020. “Apparently, his friends said he had a stomach ache when he woke. He took some antibiotics. They came back six hours later to check on him and found him dead in his room (at their home).”

CaSelle was the CEO of BIGtoken, a data management platform that leverages blockchain technology to allow consumers to own, verify and sell their own personal data. He served as the CIO of OPSkins, a video game skin-trading platform, and as the president of Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX), a marketplace for digital goods built on a blockchain. In a career that spanned decades, CaSelle contributed to numerous

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How A 70-Year-Old Entrepreneur Reinvented The Invisible Fence

After selling his military startup, Ken Solinsky used his tech expertise to build a smarter canine enclosure using GPS. For pet owners, it’s a new leash on life.

Ken Solinsky wasn’t looking for a new business. He was living just outside Manchester, New Hampshire, after selling a military firm, Insight Technology, that he’d founded with his wife, Grace, to L-3 Communications (now L3Harris) in 2010. But in 2014 when an irrigation contractor he’d hired to work on a sprinkler system mentioned how often he’d accidentally cut the wires in invisible dog fences, Solinsky, a long-time dog owner, was intrigued. He wondered if he could design a completely wireless version that would get rid of homeowners’ frustrations and offer more flexibility.

 “I was floating ideas in my head, and checking for the sanity of them,” says Solinsky, now 70.

It took three years after he had the initial idea to develop

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Local Entrepreneur Brings Smartphone Repair Franchise To The West Village

Electronics Repair Business Keeps West Village Neighborhood Connected

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Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.
Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.
Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.

“I was born in the Village and am now raising my own family here, so bringing this important service to my own neighborhood is special,” said Peter Marino, owner of uBreakiFix West Village. “At uBreakiFix, we understand that

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An Interview With Yuval Tal, Serial Entrepreneur and Godfather of Israeli Fintech

I had the rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of the biggest names in fintech, Yuval Tal. Yuval has built multiple successful startups and is widely regarded as the godfather of Israeli fintech. Some highlights:

1. Who is Yuval Tal? 

My BA and master’s degrees are in engineering, I am a serial fintech entrepreneur and student at the Harvard Business School, I am managing partner of Team8 Fintech, and I am a husband and father.

2. Why fintech? How did it all begin?

When the internet started taking off in the 1990s, it was clear to me that a revolution in payments and banking needed to take place to support e-commerce and I wanted to be involved in building that infrastructure. In 1999, I started an online payments company, initially called E4X and later Borderfree and took it public on the Nasdaq (BRDR) in 2014. It was acquired

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Biotech Entrepreneur Dinesh Patel Honored with Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award | Business

A pioneer entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Dr. Dinesh Patel, was honored with the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Lifetime Achievement 2020 award.

Patel, also a renowned philanthropist, has been a pioneer par excellence, with enormous contributions in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to philanthropy, a news release said.

Considered the father of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the Rocky Mountain region, the Indian American entrepreneur has been instrumental in creating, driving and growing Utah’s science and technology community into the rich landscape, it said.

For his record and services, the State of Utah has honored him with a lifetime achievement Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.

The medal has been awarded to deserving recipients since 1987 as a symbol of recognition to those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the state in the fields of science and technology, according to the release.

Beginning in 2018,

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Future Buying Trends that Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

This article was written by Kay VanAntwerpen, a member of the Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble content team. Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble is freelance matching platform leading the future of work. If you’re struggling to find, vet, and hire the right freelancers for your business, Entrepreneur NEXT will help you hire the freelancers you need, exactly when you need them. From business to marketing, sales, design, finance, and technology, we have the top 3 percent of freelance experts ready to work for you.

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Because Covid-19 is a once-in-a-generation disaster, there’s an element of difficulty in predicting consumer behavior as the pandemic continues (and what will happen beyond that). If you recall, there was an initial panicked streak of toilet paper and hand sanitizer hoarding that has since ended. 

There are, however, a number of reliable consumer behaviors we can expect to continue throughout

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