July 2020 - In This Issue:
Dear CEOs,

Greetings and Happy July 4th Weekend! It is hard to believe we are already in July. We were reviewing our last update and realized this quote is still applicable: "The future still seems highly uncertain; we still do not know what the new normal is". At times it seems that things are settling into a slightly more normal pace and then things shift once again. Resilience seems to be a key word right now. We encourage you to tune in to July 8th's Trend Talk with National Security Expert and start-up CEO Juliette Kayyem. Register here

We are now publishing this newsletter monthly, however we will continue to update the Slack channel and Google calendar with events and articles on an ongoing basis, so please sign on to those for timelier updates.    

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Helpful Articles & Resources
Mid-Year Outlook 2020 from JP Morgan
"Our view of the damage and the road ahead" As we continue to cope with a global pandemic and its economic impact, investors are asking: "Where are we and where are we headed?". Watch this webinar replay thought leaders from JP Morgan as they discuss insights into COVID-19's impact, the coming months, and what it all may mean for your investments and planning. 
JP Morgan has updated their Market Outlook report as the first wave of the pandemic passes and they forecast the future. Download the report here
Guidance on Returning to Work
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed this guidance report to assist employers and workers in safely returning to work. 
The Manager's Guide to Inclusive Leadership
Check out this article by First Round for a guide on how managers can incorporate principles of inclusive leadership more practically. 
Tips To Improve Your Zoom Meeting Performance 
Read this article to learn from expert speaking coaches on how to improve your Zoom meeting performance. These suggested  tips will be sure to add clarity, confidence and expertise to your virtual meetings. 
Emotional Fitness
First Round has released a framework for founders to strengthen their emotional fitness. Read the article to learn how to achieve the seven identified traits of an emotionally fit founder.
Improve Your Communication Skills
Transform your effectiveness at work by incorporating this one phrase into your communication. Find out more here and learn from a professional negotiation trainer from the United Nations. 
Should You Outsource Your Finance Team?
Check out this article to learn why it is important to have high quality financial reporting in place. In some situations, it may make sense to outsource your finance team. 
Companies in the News
ZineOne has been included in Forrester's Now Tech : R eal Time Interaction Management Report Q2 2020.  This list is based on their ability to help businesses deliver relevant and meaningful customer experiences that add value across all customer-facing functions. Link to Press Release. 
DEVCON joins the World Economic Forum list of Technology Pioneers of 2020 wh ich  brings together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world. Learn more about the WEF program here
Tivic Health's ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief Wins MedTech breakthrough award for best new technology solution in pain management. The award recognizes the top companies, people, platforms and products in the health, fitness and medical technology industries today. Congrats! Link
Cognition Therapeutics, a clinical stage neuroscience company focused on the protection and restoration of synaptic function in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, announced that the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded the Company a grant expected to total $75.8 million over five years to support a 540-patient Phase 2 study of individuals with early Alzheimer's disease. 
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO and Founder of Cadenza Innovation, co-authors an article on the World Economic Forum about a sustainable economic recovery. Click here to read the 8 recommendations for policy-makers to hasten the green revolution. 
Are you in the news? Let us know! Please email your Newsletter feedback and suggestions to Matias Healy.  
From Golden Seeds 
Golden Seeds Trend Talk: Learning to Live with COVID - Adaptive Recovery 
Wednesday July 8, 3pm - 4pm EST: Please join us for the next Golden Seeds Trend Talk on Learning to Live with COVID - Adaptive Recovery: An Explanation from National Security Expert Juliette Kayyem as she shares her key insights on top of mind questions we all have during this time of crisis. Register here

Also check out this article: "10 Questions with Juliette Kayyem on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic". 
Golden Seeds' Reflection on Racial Equality and Access to Capital
Golden Seeds is committed to understanding, learning and responding to this important issue. Please read this statement and interview about diversity and inclusion by clicking here
Join Our Slack Channel!
Thanks to those who have joined the Slack Group - we are starting to get more traction there and are actively updating the Google Calendar. New events come in with short notice, so please check out the main Slack channel - "CEO-info-sharing" for up-to-date alerts on webinars or other resources. You may have questions for your peer CEO's so feel free to start discussion threads to make it as dynamic as possible. The focus is to enable you, as founders, to have those discussions. Join our Slack Channel. Follow the Google Calendar
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