Month: September 2016

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Female Founder Series: An Interview with Abigail Edgecliff-Johnson of RaceYa

Early this summer, we featured Republic, a newly launched equity crowdfunding platform that focuses on supporting women founders. Since then, four mission-driven companies have launched their fundraising campaigns on Republic, and the phenomenal women behind these companies deserve our spotlight and support. We're excited to share their stories with you through this interview series.

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The Internet of Things and What it Means for Female Culture

By Trisha Miller
There are a few niches within the internet of things (IOT) that are undoubtedly geared towards women. Some of these are supremely successful industries worldwide. I’d like to take an unbiased look at just a few areas and determine if their wealth is well-deserved or promoting gender inequality.

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7 Tips for Building Tech Without Building Tech

By Ellie Cachette As one of several experts in product building I am often pitched ideas--app ideas, business ideas, startup ideas, “ It’s like the uber of XYZ!” Oddly enough some of the best and most disruptive app ideas I’ve heard are from non-technical people. One of the biggest complaints I hear is how people wish they were “more technical” or “knew how to program” but the truth is 70% of an idea can be fleshed out before any coding even happens. Sometimes if you have easy access to engineers (or code yourself) you may find that hours get lost building when there wasn’t a solid plan to begin with. While the concept of “build fast, fail faster” seems reasonable to most startups, why not just figure out the tech before making tech? Why not test demand and features before any coding takes place? (see also 5 Trends to Consider with App Ideas)

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Unconscious Gender Bias: We Are All Guilty

By AJ Ratani “Don’t be such a drama queen.”   “Would you man up?” “In this office, it’s every man for himself.” All pretty innocent expressions, wouldn’t you think?  In fact, I can probably bet that each and every one of us has used these words and phrases at some point—as well as others—both in our professional and personal lives.  After all, there isn’t anything offensive or off-color here, right?

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3 Ways a Consultant Can Change Your Approach to Business

Launching a startup isn’t for the weak of stomach. Many startups celebrate their lax (or nonexistent) dress codes and their daily ping-pong rituals, but that’s a decoy; new enterprises face countless struggles, from founders without CEO experience to funding issues to growth that’s too fast — or, often, not fast enough.

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Planet of the Apps wants you (deadline Sept 21st)

PLANET OF THE APPS - Now Accepting Pitches (DEADLINE Sept 21st)The Apple-produced show PLANET OF THE APPS, featuring judges Will.i.am, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Alba, is accepting pitches.... and they've reached out to us to make sure they have plenty of Female Founders to choose from.

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