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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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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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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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Chicklabs Featured in the Orange County Register

Chicklabs Featured in the Orange County Register

Many thanks to Lily Leung for her wonderful article about Chicklabs in the Orange County Register today. We are especially grateful for her mentions of our companies Wrapadoo and Immuno Gum. Check out our Companies page to learn about Plans in Place, Hot Moms Club, and…

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Questions to ask of any logo design

Questions to ask of any logo design

A good logo is not just pleasant to look at. It’s a functional tool in your marketing toolbox and a key piece of your visual identity. I designed this logo sign for a client and I just can’t say it enough: when you design a…

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