October 24, 2021

Category: Startups

CEO Nick Elders on How His Startup Facilitated $7 Billion in Loans Within 2 Weeks
Artificial Intelligence, Banking and Finance, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurism, Leadership, Startups, Technology

CEO Nick Elders on How His Startup Facilitated $7 Billion in Loans Within 2 Weeks

Nick is CEO of Ignify Technologies, an early stage fintech company whose SPARK loan origination platform facilitated 50,000 SBA loans worth $7 billion in two weeks last year. Those loans in turn helped save 500,000 jobs. During this One Take CEO Interview presented by Platinum Group, he explains how the company quickly scaled up to meet demand, […]

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9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession
Banking and Finance, Business Ethics, Commercial Real Estate, Communication, Corporate Governance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Family Business, Health Care, Investing, Jobs, Law, Leadership, Manufacturing, Startups

9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession

In the early months of the Covid-19 economic recession, nine experts from Platinum Group participated in unscripted, one-take/unedited interviews to share their perspectives and tips on on how business owners and leaders can best move forward. All of the interviews can be found on a Platinum Group Interview Series channel on YouTube and on seven audio platforms […]

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Medtech Serial Entrepreneur Manny Villafana on Fundraising and Leading During Covid-19
Entrepreneurism, Health Care, Leadership, Medtech/Biotech, Startups

Medtech Serial Entrepreneur Manny Villafana on Fundraising and Leading During Covid-19

Medical 21 Founder and CEO Manny Villafana shares how he’s moving  ahead with his startup despite new and complex challenges caused by Covid-19 during this One Take CEO Interview podcast and video segment sponsored by Platinum Group.  (Click here to hear the interview or here to watch it.) Villafana faced plenty of surprises in the […]

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Ecolab Chair and CEO on Navigating  Turbulent Times & Digitalization
Agribusiness, Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Governance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Food, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Startups, Technology, Utilities

Ecolab Chair and CEO on Navigating Turbulent Times & Digitalization

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker Jr. spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs during the 2018 Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Desert, CA, this morning.  Doug answered questions asked by EY’s U.S. Chair and Managing Partner Kelly Grier. Here are excerpts: Kelly: [Regarding dealing with a transforming, […]

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Bright Health Expands Into New York
Entrepreneurism, Health Care, Jobs, Startups, Technology

Bright Health Expands Into New York

Minneapolis-based Bright Health announced this morning it has received federal government approval to begin offering Medicare Advantage plans in New York City, making this partnership the newest market addition to its exclusive Care Partner collaborations. The company plans to begin offering the plans to 65+ consumers  in New York during this fall’s 2019 annual enrollment […]

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Entrepreneurism, Leadership, Startups

Advice for Starting Your Own Business

Although this KARE-11 segment is about a year old, it’s still relevant today… Before You Start Ask yourself: Is this the most passionate thing you want to spend your time doing? Is this something that addresses a need? Can this scale into something really big? How long can you go without financial stability, or even […]

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Banking and Finance, Medtech/Biotech, Startups, Technology

Biotech Firm Raises $8.7 Million

Minneapolis-based biotech startup Vergent Bioscience Inc. last week announced it received $8.7 million in a round of financing led by Spring Mountain Capital of New York. Proceeds will allow the two-year-old company to fund preclinical and clinical activities on a probe designed to make it easier for physicians to see cancerous tissues during surgery. The […]

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