Creating your own Opportunities: Summer Internships

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Creating your own Opportunities: Summer Internshipscareers, education, jobs, networking, opportunity, summer

by vanessaalexandra on March 31, 2014 with 0 comment

People are gearing up for the summer and many people reach out to me for summer internship requests for New York Angels or any startup looking to hire.  In recent weeks, my network has been inquiring about such internships for the younger generation of Freshmen to Juniors in undergrad that are their nieces, nephews, sons, …

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leap

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leapcareers, change, ERA, jobs, Lean In, networking, opportunity, startups, VC

by vanessaalexandra on August 16, 2013 with 0 comment

Leaping from corporate, where your world is comfortable, is tough to do.  I had a dinner with former colleagues recently and I asked one if he felt challenged at work and if he was learning, he became very tense and rigidly responded, “No comment.”  Apparently I hit a nerve, but I had not seen this …

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Gary’s Red Tie and Why you should Sponsor

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Gary’s Red Tie and Why you should Sponsorbranding, New York, opportunity, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 8, 2013 with 0 comment

There are certain pillars in the startup community that are worth mentioning.  Gary Sharma is such a pillar and his guide is the best you could subscribe to learn of events in the startup space.  It is curated, informative and welcoming.  If you are trying to break into the startup space, Gary’s Guide provides listings …

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#GREATTech Opportunity for US Startups

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#GREATTech Opportunity for US StartupsInternational, New York, opportunity, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 1, 2013 with 0 comment

What is #GREATTech?  The UK Government has provided a program to encourage US based startups to expand abroad to the UK.  They are selecting five companies in the following five verticals: Hardware, Education, Lifestyle, Finance and Media.    Startups review this and see if it is for you, the deadline is September 6th. Benefits of award include:  …

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Value of Thank You emails

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Value of Thank You emailscareers, opportunity, pitching, value

by vanessaalexandra on June 13, 2013 with 0 comment

The power of thank you notes and follow ups is substantial.  If someone takes time to meet with you for your startup, career, or anything else, a quick thank you email goes far.  I have met investors that use the thank you follow up as a measure of how this person treats future potential clients, …

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Updating Investors and Interested Parties

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Updating Investors and Interested Partiescapital raise, Entrepreneur, opportunity

by vanessaalexandra on March 19, 2013 with 0 comment

Whilst building your company, raising funds and once you have your money raised, it is smart and useful to keep key stakeholders, influencers, investors and potential helpers updated.   The best format for an update I received from a young startup company is below.  Remember to be particular on this distribution list to those that would …

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