Newchip Newsletter Series: February 1st-5th

What’s coming up at Newchip?

See app.newchip.com/events/ for more information on upcoming Newchip events. All events are scheduled in Central Daylight Time.

Monday, February 1

9:00am-11:00am: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

9:30am-11:30am: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Tuesday, February 2

2:00pm-4:00pm: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #1 [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Business Advisory Session [Link]

Wednesday, February 3

9:00am-11:00am: Business Advisory Session [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #2 [Link]

Thursday, February 4

10:00am-12:00pm: Business Advisory Session [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #2 [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #2 [Link]

Friday, February 5

9:30am-11:30am: Hot Seat Weekly Session [Link]

Veterans Business Battle

Veterans Business Battle serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers and resources. Finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories.

Since 2015, more than $3.4 million of investment offers have been extended to the finalists and semi-finalists invited to the annual competition weekend.

The competition is open to ventures from across the country with a veteran founder and equity holder who is actively involved in running the company.

Application Deadline: February 5 at 11:59pm CST | Competition Date: April 23-24 | Find more information and register here

The podcast is available to listen and download now on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.

Newchip Accelerate Podcast!

From investing to building a company culture, Accelerate strives to shine a light on the many unknowns entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. 

Our most recent episode features Sonali Damle, EVP of Bain Innovation Exchange at Bain & Company, on creating space for innovation within a larger corporate structure and her journey to entrepreneurship.

Newchip Company Spotlight: Designist

Founder: Chhavi Singh

DailyDesignist is a visual arts platform that promotes women artists around the world. It empowers, motivates, encourages, and showcases women through the only mobile, tech-savvy platform of its kind. DailyDesignist provides a myriad of live and online art classes – ranging anywhere from contemporary to folk art – that are geared both towards kids and adults. Since launching in May 2020, DailyDesignist has built a loyal customer base with hundreds of repeat customers (art students) and has also recently partnered with the online coding school, Geeklama. The platform also provides an AR and AI enabled marketplace to sell original handmade paintings and hand painted art wearables made by women artists.

DailyDesignist is also partnering with corporations (including one of Big 4) to provide art therapy services online for mindfulness and mental health. DailyDesignist will graduate from the Newchip Accelerator in February 2021 and is currently in discussions with investors for its first round of funding. Please take a look at some noteworthy PR/media coverage.

About The Founder: Chhavi Singh

Chhavi Singh earned her MBA from NYU and has worked with investment banks such as UBS and Morgan Stanley for over a decade. She was compelled to launch this platform after seeing an underlying problem of underrepresented women artists and the lack of a dedicated infrastructure for the same. DailyDesignist started locally less than one year ago and now has 400 artists from 16 countries.

Newchip Mentor Spotlight: David Yakobovitch

David Yakobovitch is the Host of the HumAIn Podcast (pronounced “humane”), a Top 2.5% Global Technology Podcast on AI, Data, and Developer Tools. He is an Education Delivery Specialist at SingleStore (formerly MemSQL). David currently serves as an advisor for The Carpentries, Newchip, Expara, and Futureworks, and is an active angel investor.

David previously scaled training programs on Data Science, Data Engineering, AI and Data Analytics at Galvanize (acquired by K12) and General Assembly (acquired by Adecco). Prior to that, David served as Chief of Staff for the BIG3 Basketball League. David has served in a variety of roles to support banks, financial services, and insurance providers clients including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Charles Schwab, Citadel, Invesco and Aflac.

Must-Read Articles

Below you will find a collection of our must-read articles for this week in relation to the entrepreneurial world. For the best experience, we recommend you grab a cup of coffee, some tea, or heck, just grab a nice, cold beer… Enjoy!

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