Posts Tagged "startup"

Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Marcie, my ConnectAround business partner and I did a guest post over at Women 2.0!   Head on over there and read what we have to say about Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy...

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ConnectAround.com

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 | 0 comments

ConnectAround.com

In August 2012, I joined a startup called ConnectAround as the technical cofounder. It’s a startup focused on the We’ve been HUSTLING to make stuff happen and it’s been incredibly interesting. Read a little more about us or better yet, check out the site.   What is ConnectAround? ConnectAround is a private online network where residents and staff in large active lifestyle adult communities can connect and communicate. Outsiders are not permitted to view any information. Who is ConnectAround for? ConnectAround is designed specifically for 55+ active adults who would like to create more connections within their lifestyle communities. It is also...

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Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

This month’s See Magazine is all about the power of compassion. It’s definitely worth your time to read. My article this month focuses on Startup Weekend. What happens during the weekend and what happens when you win! Here’s a sneak peek: “I think you guys might be the dark horse”, Chris declared on Sunday morning as he checked out my team. Turns out he was right… We won Startup Weekend.   Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where 100 people turn ideas into companies.   Here’s how it works. On Friday night, everyone that has an idea pitches. Then, we vote and slash the ideas to around 12 that form teams. The teams work their...

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Turning 4 Pitch Tips into a Startup Weekend Winning Pitch

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 | 2 comments

Turning 4 Pitch Tips into a Startup Weekend Winning Pitch

During the Feb 2012 LA Startup Weekend, Tyler Crowley stopped by to give us pitch tips. I thought I’d share what I wrote down because we worked hard to incorporate them into our winning pitch. Our Winning Feb 2012 LA Startup Weekend Pitch Thanks TechZulu for making this! Here are the Tips from Tyler We Tried to Follow I say tried because we didn’t get them all right. Startup Weekend is fast-paced and there’s very little time to truly polish the pitch. I only had 10 minutes to practice the demo part… The tips from Tyler are the headers and bullet points. My thoughts are in the paragraphs below each. 1) Create a Story Use a persona – tell...

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7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Startup Weekend… 54 hours to create a company. It happens every 6 months here in LA at Coloft. I went last time and placed fourth. All those lessons still apply. This time, I won. Woot! The full story is coming out in Dairy of a Tech Startup Gal in April so for now, here are the quick tips. #1 – Have your Wallet Ready. Tickets Sell Out in 10 Minutes. Seriously, one of my friends went to get her wallet and by the time she got back, tickets had sold out! I hear that it’s not like this at all Startup Weekends but for #SWLA it is. If you want in, you better set an alarm and have your credit card handy. #2 – Pitch your Idea Get over your fear and...

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