Klink Mobile CEO Jessie Bishop Bets The Future Of Moving Money Is On Your Cellphone (PITCH 2010 Finalist Update)
In today’s episode of “where are they now?” – 2010 PITCH Startup Competition finalist Jessica Bishop (formerly of Prepay Nation, now Klink Mobile) shares news on her entrepreneurial journey.
By Ben Palosaari (Writer, Patch)
Klink Mobile’s world headquarters is in the clubhouse of a sprawling, gated Overland Park apartment complex. The space is perfect for Jessie Bishop, the startup’s 30-year-old CEO and founder, who says she can conduct international business and “not leave for a week.”
Editor’s note: Jessica Bishop was a 2010 PITCH finalist – Join us on November 14 for a full-day of talks from successful women entrepreneurs and to watch this year’s PITCH NYC finalists present.
By Jessica Bishop (Founder & CEO, Klink Mobile)
Earlier this year, I found myself in Kabul, Afghanistan surrounded by women. Women cooked me breakfast and served me chai. Women washed my clothes and made my bed. Women brushed my hair, offered to do my makeup, sang
Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions finalists continue to impress over the years.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
After the years ago by, we wonder “Where are they now?”
The finalists for the last 5 years of PITCH startup competition have gone to impress us with their mettle and ability to adapt and evolve. Some are still working on the same startup, while some have pivoted or moved on to another venture or business opportunity.
Here are female founders who have placed as finalists for the Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions, and gone on to a variety of impressive and interesting things:
Editor’s note: Jessica Bishop was a 2010 PITCH finalist – Apply for the PITCH NYC Startup Competition by August 31, 2012 for your chance to present onstage in November at our conference.
By Jessica Bishop (Founder, Klink Mobile)
Feeling low on energy working on your startup? Maybe you just need to move in a new direction.
In 2010, I was the CEO and co-founder of Prepay Nation, a company that made international mobile money transfers possible though technology integrated with top-up machines housed in brick-and-mortar establishments. It was my job to check in on how the top-up technology was functioning and how customers were responding so that I could steer the company in the right direction. Consequently, I spent a lot of time traveling