Smart$ program informs, inspires, educates, and prepares business angels and venture capitalists for future investments in IT startups.
By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)
Join us at the StartupMonthly Smart$ (SmartMoney) (November 12-15, 2012 in Silicon Valley). I am very excited to be asked to coordinate this program and it is shaping up to be an exciting line up of venture capitalists and angel investors who are significant in the startup ecosystem.
To prepare, we watched all the pitches from the last Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition and noted not only the questions the judges asked, but also which pitches we liked the best and why.
By Kathryn Velvel Jones (Founder & CEO, VirtualArtsTV)
After 16 years as a professional actor/producer, I took a job as Vice President of business development for an online video startup in 2008. I knew an office job was going to be a difficult adjustment, but I also knew that this was a job I had to take.
For those of us who remain actors out of a great love of the work, the lifestyle is mostly grim. I spent my 20s pounding the proverbial pavement (sadly, not a metaphor) until finally I decided that waiting for other people to make my dreams come true wasn’t going to cut it anymore. It was time to create my own opportunities.