Tag Archive: Kathryn Minshew

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    by Jessica Schimm

    “How Are Things Going?” Four Dreaded Words for an Entrepreneur

     

    “When you run a business, summarizing “how things are going” is more or less impossible. But the secret to answering this question is realizing that your goal isn’t to summarize — it’s to set the conversation in motion along a productive path.”

    By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)

    It’s a natural question when you’re having lunch with a friend, but when it comes to your fledgling startup, it’s often the last one you want to hear. In a recent post in the Harvard Business Review, Kathryn Minshew, the CEO of the Muse and the Daily Muse explains her four point strategy for getting through it.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2013 Startup Competition Finalist The Muse (Formerly The Daily Muse) Raises $1.2M Seed Funding

    For career advice and a better job search, The Muse raises seed funding for the female-founded startup.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Congrats to The Muse and female founders Kathryn Minshew, Melissa McCreery and Alex Cavoulacos on raising $1.2 million in seed funding for the career website! Backed by Y Combinator, the company’s investors include 500 Startups, Great Oaks Ventures, Eric Ries, Gordon Crawford, Cathie Black and Thomas Lehrman.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Susan McPherson

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Angel investor and cause marketer Susan McPherson wears many hats – as speaker, writer, philanthropist, activist, volunteer and marketer. Susan is the SVP/Director of global marketing at Fenton, where she creates visibility for the firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice.

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    by Angie Chang

    4 Marketing Mistakes Startup Founders Make

    Learn what *not* to do from entrepreneurs in the startup trenches.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    A recently list of Startup Marketing Mistakes held some useful tips and advice for startup marketing, tried-and-true from entrepreneurs in the trenches. They asked sage entrepreneurs – “What is the #1 marketing mistake startups make and why?”

    Here are the top four tips

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    by Angie Chang

    My Experience At Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012

    So many impressive women from different backgrounds showed up to the conference and I’m really glad I met them.

    By Audrey Tan (Founder, Waggit)

    I volunteered at the Women 2.0 PITCH NYC conference this week and I’m really glad I did. The conference was a mix of keynote speakers, panelists, pitches and of course – networking. A sharp contrast to most tech events with guys in t-shirts, pizza and beer, the conference was mostly women and the food was actually really good. Loved those coconut desserts at lunch. Mmmmm.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow: 9 CEOs From PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition Finalists

    Out of the 10 finalists for PITCH NYC Startup Competition, 9 of the startups have women CEOs.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    On November 14 in New York, PITCH NYC Conference & Competition is expecting 15 conference speakers – 95% of them women. 100% of the speakers have founded successful startup companies, several of them with million dollar exits!

    10 women-led early-stage startup companies (led by 9 women CEOs

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    by Angie Chang

    Top 10 Finalists Announced: PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition, Competition Culminates November 14!

    Join us for PITCH NYC Conference & Competition on November 14.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    The PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition received 275+ applications from over 24 countries. Today, we announce the 10 women-led startups selected by 30 seasoned VCs and angel investors to compete on November 14, 2012 at PITCH NYC for prizes.

    We are excited to introduce the finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition (in alphabetical order):

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    by Angie Chang

    L’Oréal Supports Women Entrepreneurs, Offers $25k Cash Prize

    L’Oréal will award one finalist team at the PITCH NYC Conference & Competition a $25,000 cash prize!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    This year, we’ve seen an energetic new wave of businesses focused on the female market, thanks to the L’Oréal Women In Digital Program which put a stake in the ground, focusing on women working in technology and digital marketing by providing recognition, testing opportunities and recruitment opportunities from the beauty industry.

    Recently, the L’Oréal Women in Digital Program awarded five women entrepreneurs identified as pioneers in the new beauty industry: Bettina Hein (Founder & CEO, Pixibility), Doreen Bloch (Founder & CEO, Poshly), Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Daily Muse), Sarah McIlroy (Founder & CEO, FashionPlaytes) and

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Continue to Lag Behind Men In The Startup Community – And What We Can Do About It

    Interviews reveal five common themes contributing to the fewer number of women starting up.

    By Beverly Tam (Student, University of California San Diego)

    Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America.

    We now make up 46% of the workforce and over 50% of college graduates, yet when we look at the number of women pursuing high-growth startups, there still exists a very apparent gap in numbers.

    According to an article published by the Kauffman Foundation earlier last year, women only make up 35% of startup business owners.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Women Of Y Combinator – And They Are Awesome

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Kim-Mai Cutler (Writer, TechCrunch)

    I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.)

    But I do want to point one thing out. When I went to my first Y Combinator Demo Day three years ago, there was one woman. At this week’s Demo Day, there were six companies with one or all female founders among the 66 startups in the class.

    I’m going to keep this post simple. No complaining.

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    by Angie Chang

    Put Your Name In For Y Combinator: Interview With Kathryn Minshew, Founder Of The Daily Muse

    Daily Muse founder Kathryn Minshew talks about applying and getting into Y Combinator.

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    Formerly a consultant at McKinsey, Kathryn Minshew – founder of The Daily Muse, a destination website for women – has been named a Forbes 30-Under-30 and one of Inc.’s “Women to Watch in Tech.” Her work so far led to an acceptance to Y Combinator’s current class, where Kathryn and her team are working on taking the startup to the next level.

    I spoke with Kathryn recently, and am excited to share her stellar advice for female founders, from why you should apply to Y Combinator to how to manage a large team.

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    by Angie Chang

    Co-Founder Breakups: Startup Lessons Learned (The Hard Way)

    Learnings from the “How to Lose Co-Founders and Alienate Startups” panel at SXSW.

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    There are any number of failure points for startups – lacking focus, scaling your product too quickly, draining capital, pursuing a derivative idea, hiring the wrong people, execution.. the list goes on.

    No matter how many things you can think of that would bring down a startup, few mention the real Achilles Heel – founder breakups.

    It’s one of the most common issues startups face, but also one of the most under-discussed. Just look at the top reasons startups fail and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that cites the dissolution of the founding team. Founders who’ve fallen

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    by Angie Chang

    The Rise Of The Consultant-Turned-Entrepreneur

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    I’m an East Coast transplant to the West Coast – I come from the world of suits and business casual, investment banking and consulting. When I decided to transition into tech startups, I met some resistance from people who thought that I would be too focused on long-term strategy and high-level thinking to actually execute at an early-stage startup.

    At the same time, I’ve watched many startups emerge that are founded and operated by former consultants. I realized that in many ways, a person’s experience as a consultant is relevant