Tag Archive: Ellie Cachette

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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

    For The 99% – Online Engagement As The New Democracy

    PopVox CEO Marci Harris talks about increased political engagement via the Internet.

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    While the female entrepreneur momentum brews within the community, I had a chance to sit down with Marci Harris of PopVox to talk shop about her startups focused on political transparency. Marci agreed not all female founders are limited to the “Pink Ghetto” and how her life of inspiration has evolved into a flourishing product.

    Listed as one of 15 Female Founder startups to watch in 2011, Marci ramps up PopVox just in time for the election season, we had to ask – what does the future hold?

    Women 2.0: What do you think is the single most

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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

    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

    Female Entrepreneurs Find Funding Community In NYC

    By Rich Schapiro (Reporter, New York Daily News)

    When Ellie Cachette started pitching her tech startuup to West Coast investors two years ago, she expected to raise big bucks. Instead, all she got from the roughly 25 all-male investors she met with were dismissive looks and patronizing advice.

    “I wouldn’t even finish my sentence, and they’d say I should be a nonprofit,” said Cachette, now 26, who was building a startup designed to help companies manage product recalls. “I found it impossible to raise money.”

    So Cachette made a bold decision: She headed to New York to test the waters of the city’s burgeoning tech scene.

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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 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

    Founder Friday Networking Mixers (December 2 in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, NYC, Barcelona and Madrid)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting four Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Barcelona and Madrid.

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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.