Tag Archive: ConsumerBell

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored At Lunchtime At The Women 2.0 Conference – Learn From A Baker’s Dozen Of Experienced Entrepreneurs On Feb. 14

    Meet the female founders joining us as lunchtime mentors at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

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

    Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs! Join us at lunchtime mentoring on Valentine’s Day! Dozens of experienced entrepreneurs will be joining us at lunchtime on February 14 at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference and will be serving as mentors.

    Here are a handful of the mentors coming on February 14 to join us at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now for the conference before prices go up after January 31!

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    by Angie Chang

    How Did Your Dad Influence You To Become An Entrepreneur?

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence.

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

    Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her own doll with that saw. Her co-founder Jennifer Kessler grew up playing Mastermind and Chess with her father. The two spent hours solving puzzles together.

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their fathers and how they influenced them. Check out the varied responses from these intrepid

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Fundraising (West Coast vs. East Coast)

    Investors in the Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley ask different questions, evaluate deals on different criteria.

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    The interesting thing about fundraising, in general, is that it’s very complex and there are many things that can affect your chances or strategy around funding. Each ecosystem is different as to how it sees value in things so it’s important to know where the best ecosystem is – for your company as well as investors most likely to invest in your company.

    For example, if you are mobile and need to build your team, try to find areas that have talented or underpoached developers. If you are social and need to be close to other agencies, then you should

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Tips For Bootstrapping Your Startup

    Bootstrapping means managing your time as closely as your money. Here’s how to do it.

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    While venture-backed tech startups seem to get all the press, there are many, many ways to start your company.

    Some entrepreneurs do it while hanging onto their day job full-time.

    Some use the money they’ve saved to give themselves a defined runway (i.e., I get six months to accomplish these three things, otherwise, I move on).

    Others seem to rely exclusively on hustle and luck. Here’s what I’ve learned about one of the less glamorous forms of funding:

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    by Angie Chang

    Notes From CEO Joanne Lang: Presenting At Founder Friday

    By Joanne Lang (Founder & CEO, AboutOne)

    A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a friend Ellie Cachette, CEO of ConsumerBell (one of AboutOne’s strategic partners) asking me if I was interested in being a presenter at the Women 2.0 Founder Friday in New York. I am very proud to be a member of Women 2.0 and the work they do, so I changed my schedule to be there.

    Women 2.0 hosted six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York

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    by Angie Chang

    Startups Pass On Silicon Valley To Find Their Fortunes In New York

    By Ryan Kim (Writer, GigaOm)

    Though Silicon Valley has lured away plenty of startups, (cough: Facebook), New York is becoming a magnet of its own, attracting companies that want to build their businesses amid the bright lights of the big city. In the last couple months, New York has drawn former San Francisco startup Qwiki, PlaceIQ from Colorado and recent 500 Startups graduate Snapette, which started in Boston before spending the last half year in Silicon Valley.

    These are just a few recent transplants but they show how New York increasingly makes sense

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs In New York City Find Investment, Network (Ellie Cachette And Deborah Jackson Interviewed On ABC TV)

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

    From New York City, ConsumerBell Founder & CEO Ellie Cachette along with JumpThru Founder & CEO Deborah Jackson talk with Diana Williams of ABC 7 about women entrepreneurs, finding funding and the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.

    When asked about venture-funded startups, Deborah Jackson said:

    “The statistics will show you that women do not raise as much money as men raise. I suspect that’s because part of the product that the women tend to create is the products that women understand, and people tend to invest

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    by Angie Chang

    Where The Ladies At?? #NYCEdition

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    Editor’s note: Thanks to Ellie Cachette for co-hosting Founder Friday New York earlier this month – You can find pictures from Founder Friday New York (December 2011) here. To sign up for next month’s Founder Friday New York, click here.

    There a lot going on in New York City these days.

    I was proudly featured in a New York City startup calendar, which then got picked up by Mashable.

    For more on the calendar, visit Only In The Alley.

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    by Managing Editor

    What Pink Ghetto? Women Start Technology Companies

    By Marian Mangoubi (Founder & CEO, Sassy CEO)

    There’s an image of entrepreneurial women focusing on their startups on beauty, shopping, and fashion (“Pink Ghetto“). However, after a year of studying tech companies founded by women, I can say emphatically that this is a misrepresentation.

    Last year around this time there was a lot of discussion, “where are all the women in tech?” Each time I heard or read this. I noticed there were never statistics provided on the number of tech companies founded by women.

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Business Founder Ellie Cachette On Why She’s An Entrepreneur

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    The community mourns the recent death of 22 year old entrepreneur Ilya Zhitomirskiy. Being a founder of a startup comes with massive pressure. Every story is different. What’s important is that the community stays together and support each other. Below is a personal story with recognition to other founders.

    I never wanted to be a founder of a startup. In fact, I never even considered myself an “entrepreneur.” While growing up, I had small projects to make money like helping my parents with their own projects for a fee (of course) or selling handmade bracelets for conferences. I had what most entrepreneurs have as indicators, small ways of hustling. I think I even had a lemonade stand once. To me, I was always curious, always trying to fill a need when I saw one.

    It wasn’t until later in my career when I was a IT Product Manager that one of my bosses, George Roth of Recognos called me an entrepreneur: “You get it, Ellie, one day you will have your own company.” I thought he was crazy.

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    by Angie Chang

    ConsumerBell CEO Ellie Cachette on Avoiding the Female Ghetto

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    There’s something happening in New York Tech Scene: The female community is finding and establishing itself among the ranks of the techies in the Big Apple.

    For a lot of reasons New York is not Silicon Valley, where the culture has matured to the point that everyone seems to look and dress the same; engineers rock their T-shirts or hoodies while VCs strut their nice leather belts. Everyone has their part to play. The culture is so cemented that it can replicated in startup communities around the world. It’s as if Silicon Valley is almost a nouveau social class which can be spotted nearly anywhere by a seasoned veteran.

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    by Angie Chang

    Single, Working, and Preparing for Pregnancy

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    Running a startup is demanding — long hours, last-minute changes to tasks and projects, fast-paced days and zero time to myself. Stress levels can stay at a permanent HIGH setting for months -– even years. Sometime it feels as if I already have a newborn.

    “Oh, you have time!”

    I hear that often when asked about babies. But the truth is: time evaporates. Seasons change, projects launch and when honed in on a mission, time goes by even faster.

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    by Managing Editor

    15 Female Founders and CEOs to Watch at the Springboard 2011

    By Amy Millman (Co-Founder & President, Springboard Enterprises)

    Last week, Mark Suster and Gina Bianchini called attention to some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to women in tech: “Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?” and “Is there a Female Mark Zuckerburg?”

    Whenever this happens, we know Women 2.0 will respond with a list of female founders to watch.

    This time, we thought we’d help by announcing 15 female founders of digital media and technology companies

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    by Managing Editor

    Ellie Cachette on Building Tables and Creating More Seats

    By Leslie Bradshaw (Co-Founder & President, JESS3)

    I first met Ellie Cachette through a mutual friend and fellow entrepreneur, Nick O’Neill, and later came to know her thanks to a long weekend at sea through Summit Series. Her company, ConsumerBell, has been one of the few startups that I’ve been introduced to that has been so clear in its vision (making recalls easier), signed up top tier clients and investors, and already had case studies and revenue clocked before most startups even have a prototype.

    Once you read Ellie’s philosophy and approach, it will all make perfect sense why they are out of the gates so strong.

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    by Angie Chang

    (Video) The Evolution of Pitching Onstage as a Startup CEO

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder, ConsumerBell)

    At the BlogHer conference, I ran into the Director of BlogWorld Expo and told her how much time I’ve taken into pitching. “You’re kidding!” she exclaimed.

    No. From rewriting logic flow of my pitch, to studying my body language, my phrases, tones, colors I wore… We would film me presenting to team members late in the office and employees got to chose which facts or tidbits they liked the most.

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Keep Your Startup On Track With Project Management

    By Natasha Murashev (Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Holler)

    Running a startup is like running on a treadmill. You keep running and running and after all the running, you still have to keep running. The treadmill gives you no mercy. It doesn’t slow down when you’re tired or thirsty, it just keeps going and going and you have to keep up or else you’ll fall off.

    The key to mastering the treadmill is starting the run with realistic goals in mind. You have to know yourself well enough to set the optimal speed and running time for your body to keep going even when it gets rough. In a startup, that is

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    by Angie Chang

    Angel Investor Esther Dyson on Women Entrepreneurs and Health-Focused Startups

    Women 2.0 asks Esther Dyson, angel investor in companies like Flickr and 23andMe, about opportunities for entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurs in her portfolio.

    Esther Dyson: The opportunities for women are basically the same as opportunities in general. They are not currently in video sharing or yet another social network (ie. “if we get 10 million people we’d be wildly successful”). People forget that to get the wide audience you need, you need to spend a lot on marketing or have something unique.

    In general, the opportunities aren’t so much strategic, but specific to an individual. What do you know?