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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New York Demo Days from 500 Startups to FinTech Innovation

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New York Demo Days from 500 Startups to FinTech Innovation500 Startups, angel investors, demo day, DreamIt, early stage, Entrepreneur, ERA, funding, New York, startups, TechStars, VC

by vanessaalexandra on August 5, 2013 with 0 comment

Demo Days are fun events where companies leaving accelerators get an opportunity to present their progress to date and capital requirements on a well orchestrated stage in front of investors, potential partners and press.  It is a show and the momentum created by demo day is significant.  I have learned that companies get closer to …

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Get Locket @ERoundtable 60

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Get Locket @ERoundtable 60Ad Tech, Entrepreneur, ERA, getlocket, startups

by vanessaalexandra on July 30, 2013 with 0 comment

Last night was ER 60, the Entrepreneurs Roundtable event founded by Murat Aktihanoglu.  The roundtable includes a guest speaker from the venture community and then up to five companies are allowed to pitch.    The speaker asks questions and provides feedback, the audience also asks questions.  Then there is networking.   At ER 60 the …

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