Tag Archive: Poornima Vijayashanker

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    by Angie Chang

    Pushing Past Easy Excuses to Quit

     I didn’t let my peers who were smarter, more experienced, and didn’t have to worry about money bother me. I just put my blinders on and plugged away.

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder, Femgineer)

    I am really bad at quitting. Failing miserably isn’t enough to get me to quit either. For example, when I was a freshman in college, I got a 19 on my first Computer Science test. It was a wake-up call that instilled fear in me to drop the class, but a semester later I couldn’t shake the thought of dropping it. So instead I decided to spend my entire summer re-taking the course, eventually majoring in computer science and, well, we know what happened after that.

    Even when catastrophe strikes, I cannot quit. My freshman year, my dad lost his job.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Lean Startup: But Lean Doesn’t Mean Lazy

    Lean methodologies offers a structure where you can perform a series of tests, measure the results, review what contributed to success or failures before moving on…

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder, Femgineer)

    Seems like everyone has heard the buzz about the Lean Startup movement, which was started over three years ago by Eric Ries. Yet I’m always surprised at the number of founders, product managers, and startup folks I meet who are struggling. Many have built and shipped products, some have even raised capital, but the one commonality amongst them all is they don’t fundamentally understand why they aren’t getting any traction. They’re stuck scratching their heads trying to figure out how to monetize.

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    by Angie Chang

    Do The Hardest Thing

    I’ve programmed myself to do the hardest things in life, but they’ve also brought me the greatest joy!

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)

    Instead of doing what’s easiest, I always chose to pursue the hard path. Even after dropping out of my first computer science class, I forced myself to take summer school, and take the class again. Then when most were dropping out of engineering school, I convinced myself into double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with just two years before graduation.

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    by Angie Chang

    Key Takeaways From The Atlassian Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner

    BizeeBee’s Poornima Vijayashanker suggested that “women need to get more comfortable with making the ask.”

    By Emily Gonzales (CTO, Bookigee)

    The panel at the 29th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner hosted by Atlassian was an impressive mix of admirable women drawn from the online media, venture capital and SaaS sectors of technology.

    Rather than focus on a specific issue facing women in technology today, the panelists discussed various topics and provided insightful advice for the 100+ women in attendance.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Number One Reason You Should Build A Product

    Come to Poornima’s workshop at General Assembly in San Francisco on October 27 for an Introduction to Product Development class to learn the process for picking features to create a viable MVP – register here to save 15% as a Women 2.0 member.

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)

    I’m not sure they why the call it software, it’s so damn hard to build. In fact, I’m convinced the only reason they call it software is because hardware is harder to build.