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
How a freelance writer turned organizing parties into a business she went on to sell for $23M.
By Adam L. Penenberg (Contributor, Fast Company)
In the early 1990s, after stints in advertising, woman’s magazines and business reporting, Laurel Touby was in her mid-thirties and living the less-than-glamorous life of a freelance writer and editor working out of her Manhattan apartment. A sociable person by nature, Touby found it isolating, and to combat her feelings of loneliness she often repaired to cafes to work. One day she struck up a conversation with a fellow freelance writer – she could tell he was a journalist by the stack of newspapers and magazines he was reading (remember?).
One thing led to another and they decided to co-host a high-minded salon where guests would talk about ideas