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The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

In New York, there are 782,000 women-owned firms who run businesses across vast swaths of industries. For women like Stephanie Falsetta – a paralegal who left her career for the more satisfying path of founding soap and lotions company Goats in a Coat – the rise in government-sponsored initiatives and…

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Why we need Female Investors

Why we need Female Investors

In a recent Huffington Post article, it was pointed out that female entrepreneurs are often excluded by male-dominated investor groups, either intentionally (and illegally) or unintentionally through familiarity bias. What’s the answer to this glaring problem in our entrepreneurial ecosystem? Female mentors, female business leaders, and female…

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The Grit of a Local Entrepreneur

The Grit of a Local Entrepreneur

It’s always great to see local entrepreneurs flourish in the Orange County area. Take, for example, Alli Webb of Drybar. Alli created Drybar in 2010, a hair salon that specializes in quick and relatively cheap “blowouts” for men and women with longer hair. As the…

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Women Empowerment: A Growing Trend in Female Advertising

Women Empowerment: A Growing Trend in Female Advertising

Following in the footsteps of the highly-acclaimed Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Always Feminine Products challenges the idea that acting “like a girl” is a bad thing. In a 3 minute YouTube video, Always conducts an experiment where subjects are asked to do various activities…

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Meet Our Companies: Wrapadoo

Meet Our Companies: Wrapadoo

Here at Chicklabs, we have a lot of respect for our entrepreneurs. We feel fortunate to be working with a dedicated  group of innovators who are leading some pretty groundbreaking companies. As we navigate their paths to acceleration, we want to introduce our companies and…

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Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service

Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service

  If you work at a startup or tech company, one of the perks you’ve probably gotten used to is a free lunch. Those meals have become ubiquitous through a number of tech companies in San Francisco, but too often, there aren’t a lot of…

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Don’t Focus On What You Sell, Figure Out What Makes Customers Buy From You

Don’t Focus On What You Sell, Figure Out What Makes Customers Buy From You

Why You’re Not In the Business You Think You’re In By Eric V. Holtzclaw via Inc.com When I start advising a company, a few conversations into our relationship I get to work on one of my favorite exercises: I ask the management team to figure…

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Private Equity Top of Class for Educational Deals

Private Equity Top of Class for Educational Deals

Companies like Teach Now and 2U are trailblazers in the realm of online teacher certification and preparation. Each year, these types of virtual education companies are becoming increasingly valuable to private equity companies.   Michael Wursthorn January 18, 2013 via Dow Jones & Company, Inc….

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Some see it as failure, we see it as just the beginning

Some see it as failure, we see it as just the beginning

He Failed on ‘Shark Tank’—but So What? Entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff on How Startups Can Compete for Tech Talent by Caitlin Huston via The Wall Street Journal Failing to get funding on “Shark Tank,” the entrepreneurship reality TV show, didn’t sink Jamie Siminoff’s most recent startup….

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Ellen DeGeneres #OscarSelfie a Record Breaker and Advertising Win

Ellen DeGeneres #OscarSelfie a Record Breaker and Advertising Win

By Jessica Guynn via The Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the…

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