Entrepreneurs: Funding Outlook during COVID-19
Phillip Hofmann, the CEO of The Startup Magazine, an online entrepreneurship publication educating and inspiring the global startup community joins Enterprise Radio. Hoffman is also the co-founder of a not-for-profit technology accelerator, Hub88.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Phillip Hofmann discuss the following:
- First of all, explain your dual role of publisher and investor / entrepreneurial champion. How do the two missions support the other?
- The key question, is it possible at all for an early stage startup to secure funding in the traditional manner?
- Are there new, alternative sources of funding emerging?
- What timeline do you predict for the entrepreneurial marketplace to return to normal – or will there be a “new normal?”
- How has your role changed as an advocate for early stage entrepreneurs?
Phillip Hofmann is the CEO of The Startup Magazine, an online entrepreneurship publication educating and inspiring the global startup community.
Named as one of The 10 Best Blogs for Business by Primo Associates and receiving many other high-ranking accolades, The Startup Magazine reaches a global audience of over 50,000 startup and SME leaders.
Since Phil took over the publication in 2017, the magazine, read in over 200 countries around the world, has tripled its audience and expanded its breadth of inspiring content, now with over 3,000 articles in publication.
Phil’s passion for startup businesses stems from his years as a serial entrepreneur. As a software developer and investment analyst, he cofounded several businesses focused on investment, finance, and media technology products. With exits to NYSE-listed companies Thomson Reuters and CEB (now Gartner), Phil learned how to navigate the trials and tribulations of the entrepreneurial journey.
Phil focuses his support for the startup ecosystem as member and Investment Director of the West Suburban Angels, Advisory Council member of a high school entrepreneurship program, and co-founder of a not-for-profit technology accelerator, Hub88, which serves the Chicago regional technology community.
Phil believes that entrepreneurship is a global movement that provides opportunities for innovation and economic advancement. He wants The Startup Magazine to continue its mission to educate and inspire global startup companies.
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