Tag Archive: Brittany Haas

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Simone Castillo

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

    By Angela Giacchetti (Associate, Pipeline Fellowship)

    Meet Pipeline Fellowship alumna and angel investor Simone Castillo. She is a Senior Associate of International Development Assistance Services at KPMG in New York with over nine years of experience in providing fiscal management and operational advisory services to domestic and international charitable organizations.

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    From The Startup Trenches: Top 10 Articles From Entrepreneurs About Starting Up On Women 2.0 In 2012

    The most read articles on Women 2.0 by entrepreneurs in 2012.

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

    Women 2.0 is a place for women to share stories from the startup trenches: building a startup, debating when to quit the full-time job to pursue the entrepreneurial passion full-time, getting invited to the vice president’s house…

    These entrepreneurs explain what they learned

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    by Angie Chang

    Bootstrapping My Startup: Life On A Budget

    I’ve decided that I will not leave my full-time job until my startup is funded.

    By Brittany Haas (Founder, Happily Ever BorroWED)

    As I meet with more and more potential investors, I know the first question is “Why are you raising X dollars? What does it go towards?” The underlying and sometimes second question is “What will you pay yourself?”

    I was watching an episode of “Shark Tank” a few weeks ago, and one of the people pitching COULDN’T answer that question. He said “I’d be comfortable making 6 figures.” Yes – well wouldn’t we all. However, #startuplife is not about 6 figures. It’s about bootstrapping, it’s about drive, and mostly it’s about budgeting.

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet “Wed-Tech Startups” Tailored, Lover.ly, Wedding Lovely, Happily Ever BorroWED

    By Brittany Haas (Founder, Happily Ever BorroWED)

    It’s a term we coined ourselves…and by we, I mean the dozens of bridal technology startups here in NYC. As I was meeting with fellow entrepreneurs talking about my own startup, Happily Ever BorroWED (formerly Something Borrowed NY), I had so many conversations about the wedding space and how antiquated it is.

    The most obvious conversation was how The Knot, formally known as “the” e-commerce resource for weddings, is a mess. Their content is haphazard and organized in a manner that is unhelpful to brides planning their weddings, their vendor matrix

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    by Angie Chang

    Juggling A Full-Time Job And A Startup (Hint – It’s Not Easy)

    By Brittany Haas (Co-Founder, Something Borrowed NY)

    I am miserable since I’m missing out on the #wefestival going on right now. I was accepted…and elated! What a wonderful opportunity to learn from my idols and meet with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Unfortunately, I’m heading off to Paris on Friday with my full-time company for market. We’ve been swamped here (…we’re talking 9am-1am days swamped) and it would be totally irresponsible of me to take off a day, just two days before we jump on a plane and have 2 full on crazy, busy weeks.

    Enter the boo/hisses here… I know… nobody feels bad

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    by Angie Chang

    How I Started Something Borrowed NY Without A Technical Co-Founder (And Why I Want One Now)

    By Brittany Haas (Co-Founder, Something Borrowed NY)

    It all started with four sisters. Being the youngest, I watched my older sisters struggle with buying a dress that cost them more than one month’s rent. Beyond the heartbreak of spending that much on one item, it can only be worn once, and you need to find space to store it in your 400 sq ft apartment.

    Hence Something Borrowed NY was born. We wanted to rent designer bridal gowns from a store in NYC to brides like us; ones who loved high fashion, hated the price tag, and didn’t value the possession of a one-time wear item.