Tag Archive: Startup CEO

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    by Angie Chang

    Learning To Be A CEO (Create Your Own Network)

    As a startup CEO, you gain an independent and important perspective on many of the key activities you do yourself by serving on another board.

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    There have been a couple of good posts recently about startup CEO’s serving on the boards of other startups. Brad Feld wrote one and Mark Suster continued the thought here.

    The logic is that you gain an independent and important perspective on many of the key activities you do yourself by serving on another board. In particular, Brad lists these advantages:

    • “You’ll extend your network.
    • You’ll view a company from a different vantage point.
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    by Angie Chang

    Analogies Between The Olympics And Being A Startup CEO

    There are many analogies between Olympic events and being a startup CEO here in the valley.

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    Like many of you, our family has enjoyed watching a bit of the Olympics. While I’m usually not one to watch much TV in the evening I’ve enjoyed a few hours of watching the games. My favorites are the gymnastics (both men and women) as well as anything else acrobatic – diving, jumping etc. My least favorite is swimming and beach volleyball.

    Despite the heavy “schmaltz” factor, I also enjoy learning about the athletes, their personal stories and obstacles they’ve overcome. I’m sure these are popular because many of us can

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    by Angie Chang

    How Do I Become CEO Of A Technology Startup?

    What skills do you need to develop to become the CEO of a tech startup?

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    I’m often asked by young women in school, thinking about their careers, “how can I prepare to be a CEO? What should I study? What experiences should I seek?”

    To answer this question I think it’s best to think about what skills are needed to be a CEO of a technology startup. First of all, what do companies need to do? Simply put, they need to make things and they need to sell what they make. Typically, the CEO will know more about one of those two, but you need to be able to execute at a basic level on both. Going beyond that, you need to

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Things Every Startup CEO Needs to Know

    By Erica Zidel (Founder & CEO, SittingAround)

    Last week, I had the honor and privilege of being recognized by the White House in their Champions of Change series for the work I am doing to promote babysitting cooperatives and make it easier for families to find high-quality childcare.

    I spent the day in DC touring the White House, meeting with other young CEOs, and being interviewed on camera for the White House blog. (Pro tip: if ever you’re invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, do not make that the day you decide to break-in your too-small, non-breathable patent leather heels. Take it from the woman who lacked this foresight.)