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Davis Smith
Startups

How Cotopaxi Created a New Kind of Company

Davis Smith / CEO and Founder of Cotopaxi

Davis explains how Cotopaxi puts their social mission at the heart of everything they do and how other companies can follow.

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Eric Feng
Startups

Flexing Between the Entrepreneurial & VC Mindset

Eric Feng / Co-founder of Packagd and General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Eric shares how his time as CTO of Hulu & Flipboard taught him to focus on the what, not the how, & the importance of being an all

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Startups

Expecting the Unexpected at Gilt, Glamsqad & Fitz

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson / CEO and Co-founder of Fitz

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson shares defining moments and leadership lessons from her time at Gilt, Glamsquad, and Fitz.

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Sam Walker
Startups

The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest

Sam Walker / Wall Street Journal’s Deputy editor for enterprise

The sixteen most dominant teams in sports history share one overarching trait - And, it isn't their coach or manager.

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Jason Stirman
Startups

Train Your Way to Peak Performance

Jason Stirman / CEO and Founder of Lucid

Jason Stirman explains why mindset is the defining aspect of success and shares strategies to make it your competitive advantage.

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Jopwell
Startups

Follow These Tactics to Make Diversity a Reality

Jopwell

Ryan & Porter share how startups & large companies can take action today to make their organizations more diverse.

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Emily Heyward
Startups

How the Best Brands Enrich the Human Experience

Emily Heyward / Co-founder and Chief Strategist at Red Antler

Emily shares the branding principles that helped companies like Allbirds, Casper, Foursquare & Zagat become household names.

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Christina Sass
Startups

How to Impact Real Change

Christina Sass / Co-founder and COO of Andela

Christina discusses how to make real progress with diversity and how stamina trains us to shift from asking ‘if’ to ‘how.’

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Andy Rachleff
Startups

Succeed by Taking Risks - Then Savor the Surprise

Andy Rachleff / CEO, President, and Founder of Wealthfront

Andy Rachleff on the true meaning of disruption and why the only way to win is to take leaps of faith on non-consensus ideas.

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Eva Ho
Startups

Making Courageous Choices in Startups

Eva Ho / Founding Partner at Fika Ventures

Eva discusses distinguishing your identify from your startup, understanding complacency and recognizing when it's time for change.

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Gina Bianchini
Startups

How Mighty Networks is Bringing Us Closer

Gina Bianchini / CEO and Founder at Mighty Networks

Gina on the immersive experience of deep interest social networks & ‘washing away your skepticism’ to maintain a beginner's mind.

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Manu Kumar
Startups

To Succeed As A Founder, Strengthen These Traits

Manu Kumar / Founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures

Manu shares startup lessons on grit, humility, and resourcefulness he’s learned as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor.

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How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage

By Jenna Abdou

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Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team

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eero Designs Wi-Fi for the Smart Home Era

By Jenna Abdou

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How to Make Flexibility Your Startup’s North Star

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How Exo is Taking Cricket Flour Mainstream

By Jenna Abdou

If you follow Exo on Instagram, you’ve encountered photos of customers enjoying their cricket flour protein bars in a variety o...

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AccelFoods Pioneers the Future of Food

By Jenna Abdou

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How Health-Ade Kombucha Defaulted to Quality to Build a Brand that Matters

By Jenna Abdou

Gibson Biddle, Netflix’s former VP of Product Management, shares a powerful insight in First Round Review about finding and est...

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How Inclusion Made Food52 the Web’s Hungriest Community

By Jenna Abdou

Before launching Food52, Amanda Hesser, and Merrill Stubbs spent their nights and weekends testing over 1,400 recipes for The E...

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x.ai Unveils the Future of Artificial Intelligence

By Jenna Abdou

When Dennis R. Mortensen hired his founding team members at x.ai, he pitched them by illustrating his vision of a world where e...

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WeFestival Aims to Make Women Stronger Entrepreneurs

By Jenna Abdou

Since launching in December 13,000 messages have been sent across 22 channels in the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival Slack commun...

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Female Funders Accelerates Change for Women Entrepreneurs and Investors

By Jenna Abdou

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How Box Evolves Their Fast and Furious Culture Through Scale

By Jenna Abdou

In 2007, Karen Appleton and Aaron Levie purchased the domain name box.org to predicate the non-profit arm that would exist in t...

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