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35 minutes | Jan 5, 2017
#37 Know What Business You Are In: How Olga Vidisheva, YC Graduate and Founder/CEO of Shoptiques Built the Anti-Amazon
How could buying a pair of shoes in Paris lead to launching a global fashion technology business? Olga Vidisheva, founder of Shoptiques, a YC graduate and former Goldman Sachs analyst, did this very thing. Vidisheva, an immigrant from the Soviet Union, did not set out to be an entrepreneur but got the bit in her mouth after discovering a big gap in the retail marketplace while traveling abroad. Vidisheva sat down with BroadMic host, Erica Duignan Minnihan, to share her unique and compelling founder’s story. Show Notes Shoptiques Does International Shopping for You How Shoptiques' 30-Year-Old CEO Is Using Tech To Take Indie Boutiques Global (And Make Millions) FemTech: Olga Vidisheva, Shoptiques.com YC Startup School Radio: Shoptiques CEO Olga Vidisheva On The Challenge Of Hiring Great People by Colleen Taylor Olga Vidisheva, Founder of Shoptiques (YC W12) Olga Vidisheva Crunchbase Profile ELLE CV: Olga Vidisheva, Shoptiques Founder and CEO Career Contessa: Meet Olga Vidisheva CEO & Founder, Shoptiques Ideamensch: Olga Vidisheva – Founder and CEO of Shoptiques.com Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
34 minutes | Dec 15, 2016
#36 Failure is Not Final: Christina Wallace, VP of Growth, Bionic
Can taking outside capital kill your startup? Christina Wallace, is the VP of Growth at Bionic, a company that brings startup and VC experience to enterprise. Previously she was founding director of BridgeUp: STEM, an educational initiative to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. Erica Duignan Minnihan and Christina talk about lessons learned from a failed startup, fundraising, and finding the right cofounder. Show Notes Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH by Charu Sharma, Huffington Post BridgeUp: STEM Helen Gurley Brown May Never Have Used a Computer. But Her Trust is Into Coding by Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy Let’s Get Real About Startups And Mental Health Christina Wallace, Medium After 10 Months, A Boatload Of Press, And A CEO's Departure, Apparel Startup Quincy Shuts Down by Alyson Shontell, Business Insider My Father was an Abusive Sociopath and I was the Only One He Had Left by Christina Wallace, elle.com Tranche Investing Will Kill Your Startup--Here's Why by Tom Kriegistein, Forbes The Moment I Lost Everything by Kathryn Minshew, Medium Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places - How to Find a Co-founder First Round Review Genius in Madness? 72% of Entrepreneurs Affected by Mental Health Conditions by Debra Carpenter, StartupGrind Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Dec 1, 2016
#35 Take Risks When You’re Young: Liz Wessel, Cofounder of WayUp
Liz Wessel is the cofounder of WayUp, an app that helps college students find jobs and internships. After graduating from Penn, she worked at Google, first in Mountain View on the Partnerships and Grants team and then in India to lead brand initiatives. After her tour of duty in India, Wessel returned to the U.S. and cofounded WayUp. Season 3 Host Erica Duignan and Liz chat about the inspiration for WayUp, how much money you should raise for your seed round, and her secret to finding mentors and advisors. Show Notes UniEats Gives College Students 10% Restaurant Discounts Peter Cohan, Forbes Money Millennials: Liz Wessel and J.J Fliegelman Making Job Hunting Easier by Kofie Yeboah, The Huffington Post An ex-Googler turned startup CEO asks all her employees to 'cold email' their idols — here's why by Jacquelyn Smith, Business Insider How To Change Your Startup's Name: A Checklist by Brian Solomon, Forbes Do Things That Don't Scale by Paul Graham Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
#34 Focus on the Things You Have Control Over: Gina Bianchini, Founder/CEO of Mightybell
Gina Bianchini is the Founder and CEO of Mightybell, a platform that enables you to build a community and a business on your own branded mobile apps. She is also the co-founder of Sheryl Sandberg’s leanin.org, an online community dedicated to supporting women’s career development. Bianchini has been featured as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40”, Huffington Post’s 10 Technology Ultimate Game Changers, and more. Bianchini shares the lessons learned from her first couple of startups, how that experience shaped the founding and development of her current startup, Mightybell, why there’s a real need for another social network, and her takeaways for founders raising capital. Show Notes Sheryl Sandberg Launches ‘Lean In’ Organization As A Global Community For Workplace Equality by Colleen Taylor, TechCrunch Building Better Social Networks: Beyond Likes, Follows and Hashtags by Gina Bianchini, LinkedIn Mightybell Wants To Help Businesses Build Mobile Communities by Leena Rao, Fortune Glam Buys Ning for $150M, Andreessen Joins Board by Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
30 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
#33 Tell Me Ten Reasons Why You Can: Alicia Thomas, Founder/CEO of Dibs Technology
Alicia Thomas is the founder and CEO of Dibs, a B2B digital platform that gives studios quick and easy access to real-time pricing for the boutique fitness classes their clients want. A former developer and director of data strategy at Citigroup, Thomas chose to start a company in the fitness industry because she knew she would have a competitive advantage. BroadMic host, Erica Duignan, and Thomas discuss what she's learned about focus and “getting it done” when it comes to fundraising, her advice for female founders, and her perspective as a woman of color in tech. Show Notes Dibs is Seeded to Bring Dynamic Pricing to Fitness Industry by Lora Kolodny, The Wall Street Journal
34 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
#32 All Investing Is Impact Investing: Fran Seegull, CIO Impact Assets
Even the Pope is talking about it, but what exactly is impact investing? Meet Fran Seegull, Executive Director of the U.S Impact Investing Alliance, a project of the Ford Foundation and Omidyar Network. Fran is also an Adjunct Professor at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, both at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Kelly Hoey and Fran chat about impact investing, the drivers behind this growing market, and how social entrepreneurs can find investors. Show Notes The Impact Economy: An Open Letter to the 2016 Presidential Candidates by Fran Seegull Beyond Tradeoffs: The Rise of the Impact Unicorns by Fran Seegull Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation Two Years After White House Commitments: $1 Billion Deployed for Impact by US Investors In 2014 29 Orgs Committed $1.5 Billion to Impact Investing. Where’s the Money after 18 Months? socialimpactinvestment.org "Impact Investing: What Will It Take to Get to Scale?" Conscious Company Magazine, January/February 2016 "Impact Investing for the Rest of Us," Conscious Company Magazine, Spring 2015 Online video interview, “Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems?” Forbes, July 13, 2016 Online video interview, “An Eventful Year in Impact Investing – An Interview with ImpactAssets’ Fran Seegull,” Next Billion, January 14, 2016 Online video interview, “Impact Investing No Longer Reserved for Country Club Crowd,” The Street, April 2015 Impact Investing With Fran Seegull of ImpactAssets by Charley Wright, DailyAlts The Landscape of Social Impact Investment Research: Trends and Opportunities University of Oxford Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark Cambridge Associates The Diana Project F.B. Heron Foundation Is Going 'All In' by Anne Fields, Forbes How Etsy's IPO Could Spark Investor Interest in B Corps by Dennis Price, Entrepreneur Toms Shoes Is Investing In Companies That Actually Care About The World by Alexander Kaufman, Huffington Post Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based by Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit Ben & Jerry’s CEO: How to Get Your Social Impact Game On by Renee Faris, Triple Pundit Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
#31 The ‘Lightbulb Moment’: Aileen Gemma Smith on How Crisis Compelled Her to Found Vizalytics
Aileen Gemma Smith recognized opportunity as she watched her community recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She believed in her business idea so strongly that she sold her house in order to fund it. Smith is cofounder and CEO of Vizalytics, and creator of Mind My Business, an app now helping over 3,000 local business owners get critical data specific to their geo-location. Host Kelly Hoey and Smith discuss the unique challenges of developing product for SMBs, the important role trust plays in building a strong team, and how she got her first 100 customers. Show Notes Vizalytics Leaving a Six-Figure Salary to Start a Company Instead by Aileen Gemma Smith, Huffington Post Aileen Gemma Smith of Vizalytics Technology Inc.: Helping Small Businesses Stay Up to Date on Their Markets and Their Communities Connecting Small Businesses and Closing the Digital Divide Face-to-Face by Dave Nyczepir, The Atlantic 500 Startups’ Dave McClure on portfolio diversification and the return opportunities of “spray and pray” Harry Stabbings, TechCrunch 13 things tech founders should look for in an incubator or accelerator by Scott Gerber, Mashable Are You Ready to Seek Funding? This 10-Point Checklist Will Decide. by Jayson Demers, Entrepreneur The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, iBooks Staten Island Makerspace Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
32 minutes | Sep 15, 2016
#30 Kara Nortman, Co-founder of Seedling and VC Partner at Upfront Ventures Comes Full Circle
What does a venture investor with operating experience look for in the entrepreneurs she funds? Kara Nortman, a VC partner at LA-based Upfront Ventures, shares some inside baseball with BroadMic host, Kelly Hoey. Nortman, a former co-founder of Seedling, a family activities startup, claims her previous experience as a founder has improved her ability to support founders as a VC investor. Notes Battery Ventures Upfront Ventures Nuzzel Recode Decode a16z Podcast The Age of Cryptocurrency by Paul Vigna & Michael J. Casey, iBooks Grit by Angela Duckworth, iBooks Kevin Plank Is Betting Almost $1 Billion That Under Armour Can Beat Nike by Tom Foster Campbell Soup CEO: Stunning disruption in the ecosystem of food by Abigail Stevenson, CNBC Upfront plants funding in Stem to 'improve the business of being an artist' by Annlee Ellington, L.A. Biz Additional Reading Is Conversational Commerce Really a Thing? by Kara Nortman, LinkedIn In Defense of Food (Technology) by Kara Nortman, Recode The VC World Returns to Its Operating Roots by Leena Rao, TechCrunch 5 Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Startup Founders by Jessi Chow, Inc. Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption by Naveen Jain, Forbes How to Succeed by Leaving Your Fear of Failure Behind by AJ Agrawal, Inc. Upfront VC Analysis 2016 Mark Suster, LinkedIn Los Angeles Tech Venture Capital Almanac CB Insights How Many Cofounders Are Too Many? Quora Video: This Startup Shows Why There's No Such Thing as Too Many Co-Founders Inc. Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
#29 Jeanne Sullivan on Why Women Can Dominate the $5.4Bn Cannabis Industry
Venture capitalist Jeanne Sullivan is taking the cannabis industry by storm. Formerly, a co-founder of StarVest Partners, Sullivan is an advocate for cannabis legalization and adviser to investors in this new high growth industry. Jeanne tells host, Kelly Hoey, why cannabis presents such a massive business opportunity for women. Notes Starvest Partners Olivetti Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Why we need to end the War on Drugs by Ethan Nadelmann, TEDtalks Drug Policy Alliance Women Grow Anna Netrebko's Mournful 'Mamma Morta' by Tom Huizenga, NPR Marijuana Business Conference & Expo The Sexiest Story of Taxes and Marijuana: The History of Tax Code 280e by Will Yakowicz, Inc. Cannabis Quora Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, iBooks Master the minefield - dealing with bullies, bozos & buffoons | Jeanne Sullivan | TEDxBarnardCollege YouTube Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Elemoon’s Jing Zhou Bridges Fashion and Tech by Beth Cone Kramer, Huffington Post Additional Reading 5 Stupid Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making: Interview with Jeanne Sullivan by Susan Price, Forbes Start-up Advice: Jeanne M Sullivan, StarVest Partners Siliconrepublic Problem: Women Entrepreneurs Need Greater Access to Capital National Women's Business Council Talking Weed Entrepreneurship with a Side of Raw Vegan Edibles by T. Kid, Vice NFL To Name New Medical Chief, Bringing Hope For Cannabis Concussion Treatment by Debra Borchardt, Forbes Marijuana Companies Stuck Doing Business the Old-Fashioned Way, in Cash by Yuka Hayashi, The Wall Street Journal Former Justice Department Official: Pot Laws Are a Danger to Public Safety by Will Yankowicz, Inc. The Greed Rush: Venture Capital Enters Cannabis by Chris Roberts, SF Weekly Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
31 minutes | Aug 18, 2016
#28 Find the Problem You Were Meant to Solve, Then Go Solve it: Christina Lomasney, Co-founder and CEO of Modumetal
As an early stage entrepreneur, how do you balance having a big vision with staying narrowly focused on a product’s proof of concept? Meet Seattle-based nanotechnologist, Christina Lomasney, whose startup uses electrochemistry to “grow” metals. Listen to Lomasney’s conversation with Kelly Hoey for advice to female founders about the importance of focus, communicating your vision, and how a Herman Hesse quote about happiness has sustained her quest to disrupt the legacy steel industry. Notes Dan Schwartz Dan Rosen Alliance of Angels The Great Bridge by David McCullough, iBooks Andrew Carnegie Biography.com Nikola Tesla Tesla Memorial Society Production of Aluminum: The [Charles Martin] Hall-Hérault Process American Chemical Society Washington A. Roebling Roebling Museum Clara Barton American Red Cross Additional Reading Policy protection of IP critical to nation's competitiveness Christina Lomasney, The Hill This startup can grow metal like a tree, and it's about to hit the big time by Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune Founders Fund Leads $33.5M Round For Modumetal, Maker of Nanolaminated Metals For The Oil And Gas Industry by Kim-Mai Cutler What Great Leaders Have in Common by Ryan Allis, The Startup Guide Top Entrepreneurs And Investors Share Their Best Fundraising Tips For Startups Alex Konrad, Forbes 6 Places To Find The Right Investor For Your Startup by Martin Zwilling, Forbes Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? by Hadi Partook, TechCrunch FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN, FAIL EVERYWHERE by John Donahue, New Yorker 6 Ways That Lack Of Focus Can Kill Your Business by Martin Zwilling, Forbes Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Aug 4, 2016
#27 Dare to Dream Big: Q&A with Dream, Girl Director Erin Bagwell
Erin Bagwell, first time director, and co-producer of Dream, Girl, didn’t start out in movies. Bagwell got the courage to quit her corporate job and pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker from discovering a community of young women entrepreneurs who were pursuing their big dreams. Inspired by her peers, Bagwell “leveled up” and began to believe in herself. Bagwell’s film, Dream, Girl features a handful of diverse female founders, including women of color ranging in age from 25-83. During a live Q&A with our Season Three host, Erica Duignan Minnihan, Bagwell talks about her hope that people can see themselves in the women showcased in the film. Girl, be prepared to dream! Notes Feminist Wednesday Ronna & Beverly Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, iBooks Clinton’s Tech Policy Targets Young Entrepreneurs by Steve Lohr, The New York Times Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makers How Did Lena Dunham, Mark Zuckerberg and Simon and Garfunkel Find Success? by Gene Marks, Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird - The Curiosity Driven Life SuperSoul TV Mighty Oak Additional Reading The Most Important Thing I Learned as an Entrepreneur by Erin Bagwell, Time The very big dreams of Komal Minhas by Julie Beun Film Inspires Female Founders To Dream Big by Geri Stengel, Forbes An Open Letter to Parents of Entrepreneurs by Justin Bariso, Inc. Why you shouldn't quit your job to become a full-time entrepreneur by Jessica Mai, Business Insider 5 Steps to Take Before Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur by Jayson Demers, Entrepreneur 5 Reasons Why Writing Down Goals Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them by Damian Pros, Elite Daily How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign by Greg Ponesse, The Next Web Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
30 minutes | Jul 28, 2016
#26 How Women Entrepreneurs Can Get $300 Billion: Anne Ravanona, Founder/CEO of Global Invest Her
Three hundred billion dollars. That’s the global financing gap between male-owned and female-owned businesses. When Anne Ravanona heard this appalling statistic she sprang into action and founded Global Invest Her, an online platform dedicated to funding women entrepreneurs. This week we spoke with Anne about closing the confidence gap and perfecting the ask - so you can get funded faster and get back to building your business. Notes Joan of Arc Biography Meera Ralhan-Medana Are Women Really More Risk-Averse than Men? Julie A. Nelson, Global Development and Environment Institute John Fayad YouTube #9 The Female Consumer as Muse – How She Guides Susan Lyne at BBG Ventures BroadMic The Art of Startup Fundraising Alejandro Cremades & Barbara Corcoran, iBooks My Metric for Success? Happiness Richard Branson, LinkedIn The incredible rags-to-riches story of lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone Lianna Brinded, Business Insider Master Plan, Part Deux Elon Musk Additional Reading Spread Your Talent to the World | Anne Ravanona | TEDxBarcelonaWomen YouTube Trailblazing Women: Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group Anne Ravanona, Huffington Post Start-up Advice: Anne Ravanona, Global Invest Her SiliconRepublic The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders Gené Teare, Ned Desmond, TechCrunch Seeking A Female Investor? Start By Doing Your Research. Kelly Hoey, Inc. The One Trait That Ruins an Entrepreneur Lisa Abeyta, Huffington Post Do Male Investors Sabotage Female Founders? New Research Sets The Record Straight Lisa Calhoun, Inc. How Men's Brains Are Wired Differently than Women's Tanya Lewis, Scientific American The brains of men and women aren’t really that different, study finds Kate Wheeling, Science Passed on investing in a startup? Give the entrepreneur worthy feedback. Nathan Benaich, Medium Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Jul 21, 2016
#25 How Can We *use* Tech to Correct Unconscious Bias *in* Tech with Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist
A feminist and behavioral scientist, Matt Wallaert believes that using data to build products is the key to effecting real change, such as the gender pay gap, which explains why he created GetRaised, a tool that helps women ask for raises. He is currently Director of Microsoft Startups, where he uses psychology to build products that enable people to take action on their ideas, questions, and desires. Notes Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too UN Women Could these 2 women help solve Silicon Valley's diversity problem? by Shalene Gupta, Fortune RadiumOne's All-Male Board Is Now Deciding Whether (Or Not) to Dump CEO Over Domestic Violence Conviction by Kara Swisher, Recode Men Really Are Clueless About Their Female Coworkers by Rick Wartzman Ex-Kleiner VC Ellen Pao Introduces Diversity Initiative by Ellen Huet, Bloomberg Whitney Wolfe, founder of dating app Bumble, has had quite the year. She just can’t discuss parts of it. by Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post C.P. Ellis, 78; Once a Ku Klux Klan Leader, He Became a Civil Rights Activist Stephen King iBooks Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella celebrates 'pivotal year' as Office 365, cloud make gains by Harriet Taylor, Anita Balakrishnan CNBC A Unicorn Is the Last Thing This Web 2.0 Survivor Wants by Jessi Hempel, Wired Additional Reading Why Men Don't Mentor Younger Women—And How We Can Change That By Kate Ashford, The Muse Five Brainless But Brilliant Routes To A Raise by Meghan Casserly, Forbes Wage Gap Costs U.S. Women $500 Billion A Year, Report Finds by Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post Hacking inequality and behavior by Capioca, Medium What Is Design Thinking? by Kaan Turnali, Forbes The point of normative models in judgment and decision making by Jonathan Baron, frontiers Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
33 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
#24 The Real Unicorns of Tech: Kathryn Finney on Black Women Founders
How do we get more funding for communities of color? Finney is founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided, and Co-Author/Research Lead on #ProjectDiane, a proprietary data project about the state of Black women in tech entrepreneurship in the United States. Leading with data, Finney is fundamentally changing the discussion about diversity in tech. In her interview with Kelly Hoey, you’ll hear Finney explain why she established BIG, a new accelerator in Atlanta dedicated to Black women founders, the Harriet Fund and Harriet Angels. Finney’s confession that she was born to be an entrepreneur may explain why she is also so good as an investor and why, in one important way, she is no different than the rest: she always looks to get her money back! Notes Why Diane Nash Is Selma’s Best Supporting Role by Christopher Wilson, Time It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded by Davey Alba, Wired Digitalundivided Launches BIG Innovation Center in Atlanta for Black and Latina Women in Tech by Danielle Young, The Root Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne A New Way for Women of Color to Get Funding by Kimberly Weisul, Inc. Startup Investors Hit the Brakes by Scott Martin, Wall Street Journal Invest with Harriet Angels (Maya Venture Partners) 7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain Alice Walton, Forbes Oprah Winfrey Delivers Empowering Speech at Essence Fest Debut: 'The Magic Is to Surrender to God's Dream for You' by Kathy Ehrich Dowd Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95 by Bill Keller, New York Times Martha Stewart Unloads on Millennials: Here's What She Said (and Why) by Bill Murphy Jr., Inc. Additional Reading Inside One Woman Investor's Plan To Get Black Female Founders Funding by Clare O'Connor, Forbes Hey, How’d You Establish Yourself as The Budget Fashionista and founder of digitalundivided, Kathryn Finney? by Janelle Harris, MediaBistro The Divided American Dream by Emily Badger, Washington Post Syndicates / For Investors AngelList Where Do Venture Capital Dollars Actually Come From? This Visual Explains by Lee Hower, NextView Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2016
#23 Both Sides of the Table: Stephanie Newby, Founder of Golden Seeds and CEO of Crimson Hexagon
Are you considering raising capital? Meet Stephanie Newby. As founder of NY-based Golden Seeds, an investment firm providing early stage capital to women-led tech companies, and as CEO of a big data startup raising outside capital, Stephanie has been on both sides of the table. Stephanie weighs in on the value of taking risk, how to find the right investors for your startup, and what it takes to lead a fast growth company. She also shares key takeaways from successfully closing a recent Series C round of growth equity financing. Notes Audra Ryan CFO at Crimson Hexagon Just Using Big Data Isn’t Enough Anymore by Randy Bean, Harvard Business Review The Advantage, Enhanced Edition by Patrick M. Lencioni, iBooks Todoist: To-Do List | Task Manager TEUXDEUX a simple, designy to-do app RICHARD BRANSON: 'Social justice is good for business' by Rachel Butt, Business Insider Golden Seeds Takes Bold Steps to Empower Women Entrepreneurs by Emmie Twombly, HuffPo Gender Intelligence by Barbara Annis & Keith Merron, iBooks Additional Reading Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon by Charu Sharma, HuffPo She founded Golden Seeds to change corporate culture for women. Here's why she left — and why she doesn't regret it by Caroline McMillan Portillo, Bizwomen Sageview leads $20 mln investment in Crimson Hexagon by Stephanie Rogan, The PE Hub Network 10 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know about Entrepreneurship by Murray Newlands, Inc. The Growth Equity In Venture Capital by Glenn Rieger, TechCrunch 8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections by Martin Zwilling, Entrepreneur How To Boost Confidence When Seeking Funding For Your Startup by Sujan Patel, Forbes How founders can tell a great startup story by Elisa Schreiber, Fortune Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
36 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
#22 Do You Need a Chief Happiness Officer? Audience Q&A with Tina Roth Eisenberg
How do you build great company culture right from the start (hint: Tina’s answer involved a Chief Happiness Officer)? How do you decide which of the million business ideas you’ve considered is most worthwhile to pursue? What are creative examples of corporate sponsorships? This week on BroadMic Bonus Cuts, Tina Roth Eisenberg answers all of these audience questions and more on our second installment of our first ever live podcast event at LMHQ! Notes Deck Network: The Ad Network of Creative, Web and Design Culture How MailChimp’s irresistible “Serial” ad became the year’s biggest marketing win by Adam Epstein, Quartz Shutterstock Increases Its Media Reach With BFA Deal by Steven Bertoni, Forbes Yay, Internet! My Journey From Middle East Refugee To Fashion Designer by Céline Semaan Vernon, Refinery29 Everything’s Coming Up Roses With Temporary Tats That Smell Like Flowers by Elyse Wanshel, HuffPo Additional Reading Temporary Tattoos, Now for Grown-Ups, Too by Courtney Rubin, New York Times An Exclusive Spotlight on How CreativeMornings Runs 106+ Global Monthly Events by Carrie Melissa Jones, CMX Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise by Sally R. Osberg and Roger L. Martin, Harvard Business Review Levo League Office Hours 10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures by Sujan Patel, Entrepreneur What Type Of Corporate Culture Do Women Really Want? by WomensMedia, Forbes Creating a Culture That Women Want to Join by Aaron Skonnard, Inc The biggest setback for women in corporate America: the 24/7 workday by Betsy Myers, Fortune 6 Tips For Networking in Shared Offices and CoWorking Spaces by Matt Arbogast, Built In Chicago How to Choose the Best Coworking Space for Your Startup by Matt Straz, Entrepreneur There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance For Entrepreneurs by Chris Myers, Forbes Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
32 minutes | Jun 23, 2016
#21 Carpe Diem: Janet Hanson on Recognizing Opportunity and Taking Risk
What does it take to become the first woman in the history of Goldman Sachs to be promoted into sales management? That accomplishment was just the beginning of Janet Hanson’s career. Kelly Hoey and Janet talk about how her early career at Goldman prompted her to strike out on her own as founder/CEO of Milestone Capital and 85 Broads, the global business women’s network now known as Ellevate. Janet’s early support of female founders is legendary, and includes angel investments in companies such as LearnVest and AHA Life. Notes Daniel F. Crowley, 69, Ex-Publishing Official The New York Times Anne Brown Farrell Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World by William D. Cohan Sara Weinheimer Ellevate MANAGEMENT: A Network of Their Own; From an Exclusive Address, a Group for Women Only by Reed Abelson, The New York Times Northwestern Mutual acquires LearnVest, the financial planning startup by Leena Rao, Fortune The Education of Warren Buffett’s protégé by Colleen Leahey, Fortune Stacey Borden ChixRx Meghan Muntean, How Bustle Cracked the Code to Reach Millennial Women by Magnify Team, Hill+Knowlton Strategies The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, iBooks Sheryl Sandberg Forbes Anne-Marie Slaughter on Raising Men Who Do Housework by Sarah Sophie Flicker, The Cut How this investor is bridging the 'bravado gap' by Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNNMoney How Hillary Clinton's historic win changes the game for girls by Holly Yan, CNNPolitics Additional Reading "85 Broads" Invests In Women by Melissa McNamara This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Janet Hanson by Angie Chang, Women 2.0 Feeling lucky: How important is luck to career success? by David Winter, The Guardian Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Goldman Sachs Promotes Record Number of Women, and It's Still Just 25 Percent by Emily Jane Fox, Vanity Fair Krawcheck to Acquire 85 Broads From Ex-Goldman Executive by Laura Marcine, Bloomberg Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
28 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
#20 Stop Fundraising and Build Your Technology: Yuli Ziv on Bootstrapping and Product Market Fit
Yuli Ziv was so passionate about her startup idea that she initially used her 401K to bootstrap it. Yuli is the Founder & CEO of Style Coalition, a first-to-market platform helping brands connect with top online lifestyle influencers. Yuli and Kelly talk about Style Coalition, being a bootstrapping solo founder, how being an immigrant inspired her to become an entrepreneur, and how you know you have product market fit when you are first to market! Notes HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence by Harvard Business Review, iBooks RICHARD BRANSON: 'Social justice is good for business' by Rachel Butt, Business Insider Shark judge Daymond John: What I learned from a $6M mistake by Christine Wang, CNBC The Tim Ferriss Approach to Setting Goals: Rig the Game so You Win by Ryan Robinson, Entrepreneur Additional Reading The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs by Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens, Kauffman Foundation Inside Israel's Secret Startup Machine by Richard Behar, Forbes Start-up Nation by Dan Senor & Saul Singer, iBooks Funding a Start-up – How to Tap an IRA or 401(k) Wall Street Journal What It's Really Like To Pivot A Startup by Erik Larson, Fast Company 3 Characteristics Solo Founders Need to Succeed by Chris Heivly, Inc. How to Hire Your First Employees While Running Your Startup by Aja Frost, SitePoint 10 Ways Competition Can Improve Your Business by Firas Kittaneh, Entrepreneur Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
32 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
#19 Angel Investor and Self-described Radical Feminist, Adam Quinton, Takes on the SV “Mirrorocracy”
Why is it smart business to invest in founding teams that include women? Should all female founders seek angel or venture capital? Adam Quinton and Kelly Hoey chat about Adam's outspoken and unwavering support for female entrepreneurs, his calling out the bias that exists among Silicon Valley VCs, and his advice for female founders. Adam is Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures and an active investor in and advisor to early stage companies. His investments include The Muse, Rapt Media, VenueBook, Hire an Esquire, Pinks and Greens, Validately and Snaps. Notes Female Founders Outperform Their Male Peers First Round Review Mike Tyson explains one of his most famous quotes by Mike Berardino, Sun Sentinel Snaps The Invention of Science by David Wootton, iBooks How I've Made Smart Hires As My Company Quadrupled In 10 Months by Kathryn Minshew, Fast Company This Tech CEO Has 4 Power Steps For Entrepreneur Resilience by Leo King, Forbes Margaret Thatcher, ‘Iron Lady’ Who Set Britain on New Course, Dies at 87 by Joseph R. Gregory, New York Times Additional Reading The Paradox of Meritocracy - in Tech by Adam Quinton, LinkedIn An Open Letter to Bethenny Frankel by Adam Quinton, LinkedIn Adam Quinton and Kara Swisher call BS on VCs ‘unconscious bias’ at Inspirefest 2015 Siliconrepublic, YouTube I’m a white guy in Silicon Valley and I’m done buying the meritocracy myth by Mike Eynon, Medium Forbes deleted a white tech writer's article that called Silicon Valley a 'meritocracy' by Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not. by Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch Introducing Project Include by Ellen Pao, Medium Project Include: Moving from Words to Action, Freada Vapor Klein, Medium 6 questions every founder should ask before they raise capital by Katherine Hague, O'Reilly No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted by Janet Morrissey, New York Times Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital by Amy Guttman, Forbes Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places - How to Find a Co-founder First Round Review How to Find a Co-Founder by Guy Kawasaki Is it possible to raise funding before building the product/app? Quora Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
35 minutes | Jun 2, 2016
#18 Where is the next Oprah or Bill Gates? Majora Carter, Founder of StartUp Box, is Onshoring Jobs in Underserved Communities
Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategy consultant and agent of change, founded StartUp Box, a social enterprise in the South Bronx generating entry level jobs in the tech industry. Kelly Hoey and Majora chat about the massive opportunity behind StartUp Box, how Majora is rolling it out in other cities, and her philosophy about not letting other people’s perception of you stand in the way of your work. Notes It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded by Davey Alba, Wired South Bronx Gets High-End Coffee; Is Gentrification Next? by Jeff Gordinier, New York Times Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy, iBooks How One Entrepreneur Convinced Beyoncé To Invest In Her Startup by Clare O'Connor, Forbes Additional Reading Tech Diversity: Message vs Messenger by Majora Carter, LinkedIn Majora Carter has a genius idea to get more people into tech jobs by Becky Bracken, SheKnows How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the world by Bérénice Magistretti, TechCrunch Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America by Issie Lapowsky, Wired Why diversity matters to your tech company by Joelle Emerson, USA Today 10 Things People Are Getting Wrong About Diversity In Tech by Ariel Lopez, Forbes Guest bios & transcripts are available on www.broadmic.com.
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