Tag Archive: Alicia Morga

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Dating and the Single Founder

    An entrepreneur who once thought being a founder was an impediment to finding love shares what she’s learned about dating while starting up.

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Latina Entrepreneurs

    Celebrating a diverse range of Latina entrepreneurs in the United States – and beyond!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    When Women 2.0 partnered with Ellas 2.0, founded by Patricia Araque in Spain, we set out to identify emerging Latina entrepreneurs. The media is buzzing about Latina entrepreneurs, talking about how why Latinas are leaving corporate America.

    Entrepreneurs wear many hats, from functional roles in their startups to affinity groups they can tap into. Take for example the venerable Skimlinks Founder and CEO Alicia Navarro – her Twitter profile reveals a smorgasbord of identities: “Spanish-blooded, Aussie-born, London-headquartered, San Francisco-based…”

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    by Angie Chang

    Fearless Entrepreneur Brings WomenRock to the Silicon Valley

    By Starla Sireno (Co-Founder & CEO, Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network)

    We at Fearless are thrilled to partner with The Prudential Insurance Company of America to bring WomenRock — an interactive evening event — to the women of the Silicon Valley this Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm. The event will bring together innovators, influencers and icons in a TED-like format to discuss innovations in health, wealth, and technology amid a changing digital world.

    Keynotes will be presented from inspirational tech entrepreneurs Megan Casey, who co-founded Squidoo

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    by Angie Chang

    10 Skills New Grads Must Have to Work at Startups

    By Alicia Morga (Contributing Writer, The Huffington Post)

    Soon, another wave of eager college graduates will hit the shores of companies everywhere. The best and the brightest will find jobs at startups. Well, actually, I don’t know if they are the best and the brightest, but when it comes to working at startups, you pretty much have to be.

    That’s because there is no orientation or formal mentorship programs or even direction. Startups are lean and fast and crazy. In my role as a startup founder and CEO, I’ve seen more than a few fresh college grads chewed up and spit out by them.

    So here are my ten skills new grads must have before they show up to work at a startup. You may think they’re obvious, but in my experience many recent college grads do not have them.

    10 Key Skills New Grads Must Have to Work at Startups:

    1. Excel
    You should know how to execute basic functions in Excel like summing columns, how to organize data using pivot tables, and how to create graphs/charts of data; you should be able to use Excel even if you are in, say, marketing communications — it’s that important of a tool.

    2. PowerPoint
    You should know how to animate parts of the presentation, import pictures and video, and embed data graphs; you should be able to do this even if you are in, say, engineering — communication is a part of everyone’s job.

    3. Basic analysis skills
    If your boss gives you a spreadsheet with columns of data and says, “Make sense of this,” you should be able to look at the data and at least be able to create charts and graphs that summarize the data or be capable of asking your boss, “What are you looking for, specifically?”

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Alicia Morga of Consorte Media (acquired by Audience Science): “My Initial Idea Was Not To Build An Ad Network” – How Business & Industry Evolved

    By Alicia Morga (Founder & CEO, Refleta)

    I ran Consorte Media for five years before it was acquired. When I started Consorte Media in 2005, it was verboten to say when fundraising that you were building to flip a company. Today, many angels are looking for just that approach. But every business, no matter the original idea or approach, needs time to figure out what it’s going to be –- especially if it’s going to be big. It also needs time to make mistakes, and we made plenty.

    My initial idea was not to build an ad network.

    But that’s often how building a company goes – the business always morphs and grows, and never ends up looking like the original vision. My vision of connecting Hispanic consumers with service providers who could offer their services to them in Spanish was inspired by my own culture, having seen the incredible lack of services addressing the Hispanic market.