tealbook is a CIX Top 20 Recipient

What is CIX? CIX is a ‘must attend’ technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas. CIX was launched in 2008 by Canadian investors who wanted one destination which curates and showcases the best emerging tech companies from across […]

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The Upside of Supplier Intelligence

Overview tealbook recently partnered with The Hackett Group to research the cost, effort, and business impact of supplier discovery and qualification. The resulting data became the foundation of a four-city series of executive roundtables focused on exploring and capturing the strategic impact of working collaboratively with the right suppliers and having easier access to peer […]

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Delivering Trust

Editor’s note: Ian Woodbury is the COO of tealbook, and he has played a critical role in making sure that the trust at the heart of the company’s value proposition is also at the core of our organization.  Building trust is simple. Promise to do something. Do it. Repeat. The pace of modern business doesn’t […]

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Having a Knowledge Retention & Management Plan

In a recent blog post, Zoe Meinecke of Openview Partners wrote about the symptoms that are present in organizations that lack a knowledge retention program. As she points out in the following quote, knowledge management is often more theoretical than it is practical, leaving leadership teams with a significant (and costly) void of actionable information. “In […]

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The Role of Supplier Intelligence in Elevating Procurement’s Impact

Greg Tennyson and I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Phil Ideson (The Art of Procurement Podcast) to talk about the primary findings of our Executive Roundtables held this past spring. The Executive Roundtable dinners were attended by 40+ forward-thinking procurement executives from across the US and generated over 12 hours of engaging […]

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tealbook’s Next Generation: Driving the Future of Accessible Supplier Intelligence  

I have spent my working life building enterprise software companies as a software developer, a designer and an executive. Usually I’ve been involved from the very beginning, but when I joined tealbook as COO it was already growing fast. What really had me hooked was a vision I shared with Stephany Lapierre (CEO) and Geoff […]

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Move that ‘binder’ to the cloud

move your supplier intelligence binders to the cloud

Eleven years ago, I was visiting a client who wanted to introduce me to a supplier she highly recommended. “Steph, you need to meet these guys,” she said. “They are incredible and have done great work for my team.” She leaned behind her desk and grabbed a two-inch thick binder filled with business cards from […]

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A Founder’s Experience For Procurement

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend 48 Hours in the Valley, an event organized by the C100 to help top Canadian emerging companies gain access to The Valley’s elite community of tech founders, mentors, and investors. tealbook was one of 20 carefully selected companies from a pool of 170 sponsored […]

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Can you identify suppliers in 6 minutes?

A client recently logged into tealbook and started a VET (tealbook’s propriety supplier search engine) by entering three keywords: market access, reimbursement, emergency medicine. In 2 seconds, she got 8 supplier recommendations that met her requirements. 3 were known by her company and 5 were completely new to her. She entered a few critical requirements […]

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Inspired Entrepreneur – A Short Story That Led to Collective Supplier Intelligence

tealbook Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, was recently featured on the global entrepreneurial networking site beeleev. Read her thoughts on the entrepreneurial process: I’ve founded two companies in the last 9 years. And while it is not necessarily a pace I would recommend for everyone (especially if you have young kids!), the entrepreneurial process is […]

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