Tag Archive: Appguppy

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    by Angie Chang

    Not Just A Piece Of Paper: MBA Advice For Startuppers

    A little business savvy never hurts, in any startup.

    By Anagha Nadkarni (Co-Founder, Appguppy)

    People seem to agree that you don’t need an MBA to be a successful entrepreneur. Broadly speaking, that’s true. However, the MBA I recently completed from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has positively contributed to my company’s entrepreneurial success.

    Getting an MBA doesn’t make you into an entrepreneur, but it can provide you with a solid foundation and experiences to make you a better entrepreneur. Here are some tips on choosing and managing your MBA program for entrepreneurial success.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Problem With The “Female Boss” Problem

    “I have never seen in my entire career women being as supportive to one another as they are now.”
    - Deborah Jackson, co-founder of the Women Innovate Mobile accelerator program

    By Charlotte Kellogg (Social Media Manager, Appguppy)

    When you Google “female boss”, recent write-ups about female bosses from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, MSNBC’s Today Show and AskMen.com pop up, revealing a disturbing trend that has emerged in the way female managers are discussed. Whether it’s the “queen bee” model, the “crazy control freak” model or the “chatty Kathy” type, there seems to be a newfound love for bashing female managers.

    As a college grad who recently took the position of Community Manager at Appguppy, a female-founded tech company, I have a hard time connecting my real life experiences working with female managers to any of these perspectives.

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    by Angie Chang

    Taking A Road Less Traveled – Startup Life For Women Entrepreneurs

    Before focusing on what you need, start by taking stock of what you already have.

    By Anagha Nadkarni (Co-Founder, Appguppy)

    Studies indicate that women are less likely to state a preference for entrepreneurialism than men. With all the brouhaha over whether women can ever really have it all, I decided to put together my thoughts on the top three reasons why I broke rank and decided to pursue an entrepreneurial track in the middle of my MBA, in spite of the uphill battle it can present.

    Reason #1 – Building My Own Corporate Vision

    So much of job hunting during business school was about “finding the right fit.”

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female-Focused Accelerator “Women Innovate Mobile” Announces First Participants: Appguppy, Loudly, Twain, Whadyathink

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)

     

    Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), the new accelerator aimed to help promote companies started by female entrepreneurs, is ready to debut its first class. Like other incubators, WIM provides mentoring, support, free office space, and seed funding. Participants in the program receive $18,000 to help get their companies get off the ground.

    Except unlike the majority of other programs, WIM requires not only that the companies focus on mobile, but also that one of the co-founders must be a woman.

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    by Angie Chang

    Could Women Be The New Me-Commerce Tipping Point?

    By Ashwini Nadkarni (Founder, Appguppy)

    The hottest disruptive force in e-commerce is me. And you. And her. In fact, tech savvy female consumers are the single most important factor in the new Me-commerce phenomenon – as well as the key market that Me-commerce companies will need to reach in order to achieve success.

    This isn’t the first time around the block for Me-commerce, the practice of mass customization of products for consumers.

    Dell revolutionized the world of personal computing with the same built-to-order business model several decades ago.

  7. appguppy
    by Angie Chang

    “A Million Isn’t Cool…” – Market Traction and Getting There

    By Ashwini Nadkarni (Founder, Appguppy)

    “A million isn’t cool. You know what’s cool, a billion.” It was the line that raised the bar for entrepreneurs everywhere on the meaning of traction. It certainly did for my startup Appguppy.

    You hear the t-word bandied about all the time in the entrepreneurial community. It’s the golden ticket to getting venture funding for your company when you don’t have a couple of startup sales already under your belt.

    But have you ever had the experience of pitching

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    by Angie Chang

    Boston-based Doctor Launches Mobile Startup Appguppy

    By Ashwini Nadkarni (Founder, Appguppy)

    “A doctor, huh?”

    That’s the usual response I get at a startup event before I’ve even pitched my business. It’s generally followed by, “So what do you contribute to a startup that lets people create their own mobile app?”

    Entrepreneurs are a diverse species. Some major in computer science in college, others in art history. Diversity of your experiences is an asset when building a business. That’s why I’m surprised to find out that I need to justify my background.