The Converting Your Passion into a Real Business panel & mixer yesterday saw a very wide range of panelists from a variety of different experiences. Our panelists started some really cool businesses in some pretty “novel” industries and gave us some great tips on when (and when not to) pursue your dreams, and how to do it while providing us with some great laughs and stories on the way.

We even got to see some actual products!

Thank you to all the speakers for providing such a fun panel. They were all-stars, taking things that most people wouldn’t even think of doing and making it their full-time job! A special thank you to the speakers for making it out: Ariel Poler, Liz Gannes, Shannon McClenaghan, Amy Andersen, Christopher Surdi, Tim Johnson, and an erstwhile Nick Douglas.

We really appreciate your involvement in Women 2.0 and you guys rock!!! The support and response we received from the community has just been amazing.

Many thanks to: Stanford BASES for getting us the room, Women in Business, Stanford GSB, Tara Hunt, Elisa Camahort, Robert Leathern, MJ Kim, and everyone else that blogged about us and helped get the word out, and to my co-coordinators: Angie Chang, Shivani Sopory, and Shaherose Charania for putting it together, and to Noah Kagan for being a rock star. Last but not least, thanks to everyone who came out that night and we will keep you posted on future events!!!

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More pictures from the night can be found here.

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