Tag Archive: Culture Kitchen

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    by Angie Chang

    New Kickstarter Campaign: Culture Kitchen Kits

    Pressing that little green rocketship was a little harder than anticipated.

    By Jennifer Lopez (Co-Founder & CEO, Culture Kitchen)

    “Should I hit the green button?” “Are you ready? You sure?” “Okay, let’s press it together.”

    A little dramatic, I know, but that was what my Monday morning looked like. Those were the last few seconds before we officially launched our Culture Kitchen Kickstarter campaign. My co-founder Abby Sturges and I physically pressed the button together for the 15 incredible Master Cooks we work with, the hundreds of customers who eat lovely Culture Kitchen dinners every month and the countless people in our community that say, “I just love Culture Kitchen.”

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Tools For Getting Started As A Micropreneur

    By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)

    “A micropreneur is an entrepreneur willing to accept the risk of starting and managing the type of business that remains small, lets them do the kind of work they want to do, and offers them a balanced lifestyle.” – InvestorDictionary.com

    Or you could substitute this definition with a more urban definition like: A micropreneur is someone who has a “side hustle.”

    One of my favorite things about following the startup industry is discovering tools that can be used by

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    by Angie Chang

    Need A Last Minute Gift? There’s A Subscription For That

    By Brit Morin (Founder & CEO, Brit)

    Subscription services have been around for more than a century. Generations before us were the first to enjoy subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, and more. As a kid, I even remember being forced to go door-to-door to sell subscriptions for wrapping paper. (Side note: Who really needs a monthly subscription to wrapping paper?)

    Only in the past several years has our friend, the Internet, disrupted the traditional subscription model of the media monoliths, forcing them to think about new ways to offer online subscriptions as well as free versions of their content.

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    by Managing Editor

    Culture Kitchen: From Designer to Silicon Valley Startup Founder

    By Abby Sturges (Co-Founder, Culture Kitchen)

    Editor’s note: Abby Sturges is a host of Founder Friday Palo Alto on October 7, 2011 – Join Women 2.0 and Culture Kitchen at Color‘s office for Founder Friday Palo Alto. RSVP for free here.

    Environment is everything.

    I am a firm believer that the environment you choose to surround yourself with has everything to do with what you are capable of and that anyone is capable of shaping their environment. It’s easy for these environments to shift quickly and it’s up to you

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    by Angie Chang

    24 Year Old Designer, Teacher, Entrepreneur Hosts Founder Friday

    By Jennifer Lopez (Co-Founder & CEO, Culture Kitchen)

    Editor’s note: Jennifer Lopez is a host of Founder Friday Palo Alto on October 7, 2011 – Join Women 2.0 and Culture Kitchen at Color‘s office for Founder Friday Palo Alto. RSVP for free here.

    I am a 24 year old designer/teacher/entrepreneur that lacks of understanding that maybe I won’t do great things in the world. I should sleep more, eat less and dream smaller, but I don’t. That isn’t who I am and isn’t how I live my life.

    I grew up in New York City, a daughter of two incredibly

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    by Angie Chang

    Culture Kitchen Shares Ethnic Culinary Skills, from Stanford d.school to 500 Startups

    By Abby Sturges and Jennifer Lopez (Co-Founders, Culture Kitchen)

    We, Abby and Jennifer, are the co-founders of Culture Kitchen, and this is our journey from Masters Thesis project to a startup spreading culture through food. We didn’t think at that time we would become cofounders of a food and culture company, but seven months later decided to work together on our Masters Thesis project which would soon become Culture Kitchen.

    We met the first day of graduate school orientation. Jennifer had a background in geography and jewelry design and Abby in industrial design and consulting. Our goals were similar

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    by Angie Chang

    500 Startups Announces New Accelerator Batch with 20% Women Founders

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    500 Startups has a new Accelerator batch that kicked off May 23. We have 20 startups in the program from May to September. Among the companies in this batch are:

    • 20% women founders: LaunchBit, Snapette, Vayable, Cardinal Blue, Culture Kitchen and DailyAisle have women founders. In particular, 100% of the founding teams for LaunchBit, Snapette and Culture Kitchen are women.
    • 30% international founders: Zerply (Sweden, Estonia), Welcu (Chile), Ovia (Mexico), AppGrooves (Japan), Cardinal Blue (Taiwan), vvall (Hong Kong), and BugHerd (Australia). A number of our startups are from outside the valley: DailyAisle, LaunchBit, Snapette (Boston), ToutApp (NYC), LaunchRock (Philadelphia), HelloWorld (Austin), and Scoopola (Seattle).

    In January 2011, 500 Startups opened its doors to an underground group of racers. For several months, they built product. They burned the midnight oil. They hustled their asses off. Finally, they demoed to a captive audience of investors during Demo Days. Fast forward to today. A new crew is ready to take down the streets of Silicon Valley and beyond. They are the epitome of #500STRONG. 30% international. 20% women. 100% AWESOME. Scheming and plotting. Don’t mess w/ them.

    Here are 6 teams in the 500 Startups accelerator with at least one woman on the team: