Archive for Women in Business

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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The State of Women-Owned Businesses

The State of Women-Owned Businesses

The most recent data for women-owned businesses in 2015 is out, and the findings show that these businesses continue to soar. In the United States, over 9.4 million enterprises (30% of the nation’s businesses) are owned by women, providing nearly 1 in 7 jobs accounted for…

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Wrapadoo Takes on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Wrapadoo Takes on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

On June 7, 2014, a Chicklabs company, Wrapadoo, auditioned on ABC’s popular entrepreneurship television show, Shark Tank! Wrapadoo CEO, Cynthia Saito, had an amazing experience and enjoyed the adrenaline rush of pitching to a large crowd with the prospect of presenting Wrapadoo products to the successful…

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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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Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

By Nina Zipkin Digital beauty subscription service Birchbox, which lets users test drive samples of high-end cosmetics for each month before settling on their favorite brands, will soon be able to connect with their customers IRL (in real life). Co-founders and CEOs Hayley Barna and…

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One Woman’s Journey From Israel’s Elite Army Corps to Tech Startup Founder

One Woman’s Journey From Israel’s Elite Army Corps to Tech Startup Founder

By Gwen Ackerman via Bloomberg.com Marina Orenstein was used to being alone in the ladies room while serving in the Israeli army’s 8200 intelligence corps, the vaunted unit that has spawned countless technology startups including Check Point Software Technologies. Now a mother of two, Orenstein,…

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Hate Small Talk? One Approach Anyone Can Use

Hate Small Talk? One Approach Anyone Can Use

By Jeff Haden for Inc. com Chatting with people you don’t know is easy if you follow one simple rule. I was at a conference with a client. Everyone knew him. He was the guy. I was just some guy with him. No problem… until he…

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LuminAID: Providing Light When Disaster Strikes

LuminAID: Providing Light When Disaster Strikes

Toyota and Women in the World honor Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, co-founders of the LuminAid disaster-relief lights, as Mothers of Invention. Anna Stark beams when describing LuminAID, an inflatable and rechargeable light source she and fellow architecture classmate Andrea Sreshta invented as a class…

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