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Scott Tannen
Startups

Why You Don’t Have to Follow the Startup Playbook

Scott Tannen / CEO and Founder of Boll & Branch

Scott shares how Boll & Branch reimagined the supply chain to benefit everyone while scaling a profitable and thriving business.

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Damian Bradfield
Startups

How WeTransfer Embraces Creative Tension to Scale

Damian Bradfield / President and CMO of WeTransfer

Damian discusses WeTransfer's evolution and why we need creative tension to keep us alive.

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Qasar Younis
Startups

Why Doing the Right Thing Predicates Your Success

Qasar Younis / Chief Operating Officer at Y Combinator

Qasar on how to build meaningful relationships and why great people are the defining factor of personal and professional success.

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Homebrew
Startups

Homebrew’s People First Approach to VC

Homebrew

Beth, Hunter, and Satya share manifestations of Homebrew’s mission and supporting founders to build products they're proud of.

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Ryan Caldbeck
Startups

CircleUp is Empowering Consumer Startups to Thrive

Ryan Caldbeck / CEO and Founder at CircleUp

Ryan discusses the rise of consumer startups and lessons gleaned helping founders raise over $280 million on CircleUp.

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Daina Trout
Startups

Harnessing Your Values as a Competitive Advantage

Daina Trout / CEO and Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha

Daina shares the evolution of Health-Ade from her apartment closet turned brewery into one of the most prominent kombucha brands.

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Jenny Lefcourt
Startups

Focus Lessons to Supercharge Your Startup

Jenny Lefcourt / Partner at Freestyle Capital

Jenny shares three critical lessons on focus, fundraising, and leadership gleaned as a serial entrepreneur and investor.

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Kellee Khalil
Startups

How Loverly Revitalized the Wedding World

Kellee Khalil / Founder and CEO of Lover.ly

Kellee reflects on six years of key fundraising, hiring, and culture lessons she's learned leading Loverly.

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Natasha Case
Startups

How Coolhaus Changed the Ice Cream World

Natasha Case / Co-founder and CEO of Coolhaus

Natasha shares how Coolhaus sparked a new generation of ice cream lovers.

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LOLA
Startups

How LOLA Demystified Women's Health

LOLA

Alex and Jordana reflect on the fundraising, pitching, and operations strategies they're learning building LOLA.

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Jason Maynard
Startups

How NetSuite Builds for the Future

Jason Maynard / Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at NetSuite

Jason introduces us to NetSuite’s hybrid model and discusses why customization is a core value for the company.

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Kara Goldin
Startups

How Hint Water Inspired a Health Movement

Kara Goldin / CEO and Founder of Hint

Kara shares the genesis of Hint and how the beverage company evolved into a lifestyle brand.

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Startups

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

When Katherine Hague made her first angel investment, she was one of two women in a round of 70 investors. “It seemed like the ...

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Leadership

Foundational Startup Lessons from Will Sacks' Journey Leading Kindara

By Jenna Abdou

From our experiences as teenagers to the intimate conversations we have as adults, the moment someone mentions the words “perio...

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The Values Directing Amino's Quest to Streamline Healthcare

By Jenna Abdou

As emerging businesses disrupt antiquated industries like healthcare and insurance revolutionary ideas will only prevail if the...

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Raising Capital

The Investment Process Fueling Collaborative Fund's Lauren Loktev

By Jenna Abdou

Since speaking with Mo Koyfman, Spark Capital’s New York Partner, in October, I’ve become increasingly intrigued by venture cap...

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Startups

Kleiner Perkins is "Changing the Future" with Edge

By Jenna Abdou

If you ask Anjney Midha what he’s working on he’s likely to give you a multifaceted answer: Discovering emerging technology (th...

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What Founder Collective's Micah Rosenbloom Would Tell Himself as a Founder

By Jenna Abdou

When Micah Rosenbloom was 29 years old he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The early diagnosis was linked to the mental ...

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Startups

Founders First: Why People > Ideas

By Jenna Abdou

Mo Koyfman is a burger making champion. Three-time winner of the Burger Bloodbath, he credits the success of the legendary Mo B...

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Startups

Calling All Entrepreneurs: You Can Stop Saying ‘You’re killing it!” Now

By Jenna Abdou

One of the defining moments of my career was reading the Techcrunch headline “Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M Mor...

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Startups

New York Startup Bond Street is Reimagining Small Business Loans to Build Lasting Relationships with Founders

By Jenna Abdou

Ten years ago David Haber convinced his high school to let him cater tacos for Friday night football games. He also sold lighte...

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Startups

The Birth of Red Sea Ventures

By Jenna Abdou

Kevin Colleran, Founder of Slow Ventures and one of Facebook’s first 10 employees, recently explained to Babson’s graduating Cl...

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Startups

Rough Draft Ventures Serves as the Catalyst for Student Entrepreneurs' Success

By Jenna Abdou

Five years ago Peter Boyce II started Harvard’s first accelerator program, HackHarvard, and the university’s first venture fund...

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