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From the Blog

Go It Alone or Join the Pack?

As the founder of a new startup, you will be faced with myriad decisions early on, many of them crucial. One of these is where to set up shop, and it is likely that you will be advised to go with one of four options: working at home, a coworking space, an accelerator/incubator, or moving directly to your own leased office space. Although you will need to choose one of these, it might be good to remember the old adage “always look before you leap” before making the move. Taking a realistic look at which stage your company is in, and what resources are needed to keep it afloat is a good beginning.

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What I've Learned as a Solo, Female Founder in Silicon Valley

DON’T BE BASIC
On 4/20, I woke up in Motel 6, my cat pacing back-and-forth on the bed and my anxiety level hovering just below panic. No, this wasn't an early start to a 420 weed infused bender, it was my first day of 500 Startups. As I prepped for the day, the words of "encouragement" my uncle gave me the night before echoed in my head, “Are you sure you want to do this? I'm really not sure your business is a good idea. Wouldn't it be easier to marry a rich guy or sell insurance? We’re all waiting for you to have kids.” Yes, I’m 31 and my eggs might be shriveling up. Noted. After blasting a bit of Kanye and snapping a quick selfie to capture the last of my Venice Beach babeness (before this program makes me look like Obama) - I headed to the Mountain View.

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How to Effectively Pitch to a Journalist (PART 1)

The average technology journalist receives anywhere from 80-to-100 emails a day and many of them are pitches from startups or their PR firms. Is it any wonder then that the majority of these emails wind up in the trash?

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