The startup seems to move very fast. But actually, it is a slow story.
By Natalie Gordon (Founder, BabyList)
My company, BabyList, is part of the fall batch of 500 Startups. I decided that 500 was the perfect accelerator for BabyList, saw that they had open enrollment, spent two days on my application, had an interview and was accepted. Two days later, I was in Mountain View (a painful commute from my home in San Francisco). All of this took place in under two weeks.
Marketing in Silicon Valley requires a scientific approach.
By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)
Math was my favorite subject in high school. After college, I was primed for the well-trodden path to investment banking where I could play with numbers all day. Instead, when Google came calling in search of marketers, my career took an unexpected turn.
Marketing? The department first to get budget cuts in tough times? Why was a company that had grown into a global powerhouse by living and breathing data hiring marketers?
Years later, I had learned that marketing was unmistakably a science – it was the science of discovering what people loved
My Startup Cost $25,000 For Its Entire First Year, Funded That Start Myself (And Now The Business Is Worth Millions)
DailyWorth is now a multi-million dollar business. But for its first year, the founder bootstrapped the venture herself with only $25,000. Here’s how she did it.
By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)
I launched DailyWorth, now a multi-million dollar online community for women, by spending less than $25,000 in our first year of operation back in 2009.
How did I do it? My business focused on community over product.
DailyWorth is a community of women who talk money. We help women earn more, save more and spend smarter, daily by email.
DailyCandy, possibly the most recognized “daily email” business, sold to Comcast for $125M, so there is a big opportunity here.
By Carmen Vargas (Intern, Experience in Software)
I’ve been in Eureka! since the 7th grade, and I was thrilled to finally get an internship this year. Eureka! is a program that takes place during the summer and school year. It helps teenage girls prepare for college and it prepares them to work in a world where math, science, and technology are used.
In my interview with Zakiya, Eureka!’s coordinator, I informed her about the different interests I have, which include fashion designing, drawing, and cosmetology. I had to wait about 3 weeks until Zakiya would announce the internship sites.