Pickie co-founder Sonia Sahney Nagar talks about her digital-meets-retail startup Pickie in NY TechStars.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Women 2.0 talked to TechStars participant Sonia Sahney Nagar, a co-founder and CEO of a personalized shopping magazine for the iPad called Pickie. A former Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Booz & Co employee, Sonia pursued her passion for innovating at the intersection of digital and retail with Pickie in TechStars New York.
Women 2.0: Congrats on demoing your startup Pickie at TechStars demo day last week! How did you hear about TechStars?
Sonia Sahney Nagar: One of my co-founders, Ryan,
Secure the funds you need to give your startup runway – from competitions to crowdfunding.
By Nillie Goldman (Founder & Publisher, WebToTheRescue)
For some entrepreneurial ventures, startup capital needs are minimal. If an entrepreneur has a low risk profile (and an idea that doesn’t require a lot of startup capital), this could be the way to go.
For other ventures, startup capital requirements are more involved. While there are entrepreneurs who are able to finance their startups themselves – either from savings and investments or by continuing to work at least part time – most of us need to investigate other sources of financing.
In addition to all the standard options
By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post, titled “Art Incubators: How Libraries Offer More Than Books.” The article highlights a project called Library as Incubator that focuses on using libraries as a community resource which support and allow collaboration with artists. The Library as Incubator Project appears to be focus on creative artists, but I believe the same project can be applied to tech entrepreneurs as well.
After reading the article, I was became interested in the possibilities of running a tech incubator from a library. As an bootstrapping entrepreneur, I’ve also taken advantage of coffee shops
By Brandy Alexander-Wimberly (Founder & CMO, Buyvite)
I am currently in startup mode on Buyvite, a business that received funding and support from Rocket Ventures. Buyvite is expected to launch in the coming months and is a product based in the social commerce space. Joining forces with Rocket Ventures, a local seed fund and incubator has been invaluable in taking my concept to the next level.
This is one of the most important things an early stage founder can do – Align yourself with a group dedicated to helping startups. This will not only help position your concept for funding, but most can also assist with team building.
By Rachel Sklar (Founder, Change The Ratio)
The time is once again upon us: Y Combinator applications are due tomorrow. From there, Paul Graham and company will choose the next crop of Y Combinator startups, which will converge on Silicon Valley in January 2012 to innovate, iterate, develop, learn and build — and take a sweet check from Ron Conway and Yuri Milner while they’re at it.
The money isn’t why, if you’re an early-stage startup, you should find Y Combinator appealing. (If you’re the real deal, I’m pretty sure it’s not.) It’s because that program pulls together
By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)
VentureBeat recently asked: “Do teens make good founders?”
As the parent of a teenager, my immediate thought was, “Yeah, sure, right after they clean up their rooms and set the table, they can be totally awesome founders, as long as they can tear themselves away from the latest installment of the Twilight series.” What do I know? As it turns out, some kids actually do get off the couch and take action to be the next Steve Jobs.
The VentureBeat post was about an entrepreneurial incubator put together by Teens in Tech, an 8-week summer