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I'm a former Goldman Sachs analyst who raised over $8.5 million for my fashion startup. Here's how I realized finance wasn't for me.

Meg He is the cofounder of fashion startup ADAY. Bridget Badore Meg He, 33, is the cofounder of ADAY, a fashion brand that creates sustainable professional workwear. After leaving a career in finance and venture capitalism, He started ADAY with former Goldman Sachs coworker Nina Faulhaber. This is what running her business is like, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell. See more stories on Insider's business page. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and liked to set myse...
Tags: Fashion, UK, New York, Finance, US, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Italy, Portugal, Retail, Goldman Sachs

3 Gen Zers created a competition to connect young creatives with cash and careers amid the pandemic. Now, luxury giant Kering is getting involved.

(L-R) Harry Beard, Alexandre Daillance, Adam Flanagan Prospect 100 Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam Flanagan are the cofounders of Gen Z competition Prospect 100. The contest seeks to connect young creatives with cash prizes and career opportunities. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs and businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam FlanaganAge: 24, 21, 20 L...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Media, Small Business, US, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Luxury, Goldman Sachs, Beard, Nickelodeon, Bhutan, Steven Smith, Mckinsey, Yeezy

Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph said the 'glorification of entrepreneurship' has set up a mistaken perception of what it takes to launch a business

Marc Randolph. Courtesy of Marc Randolph Many aspiring founders misunderstand what running a company takes, said Netflix's co-founder. Marc Randolph said the availability of startup education had 'glorified' the idea of running one. He said it's a often a much more repetitious, grinding and disappointing career choice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph says that the "glorification of entrepreneurship" has given many aspiring...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Careers, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Startup, Netflix, Reed Hastings, Founders, Stephen Jones, Randolph, Qatar Foundation, Tech Insider, Marc Randolph, Marc Randolph Courtesy of Marc Randolph

Some founders are throwing 'business showers' for their new companies - and one received $10,000 in gifts to help grow her startup

Some startup founders are throwing "business showers" to support their new business. Maskot Startup founders are throwing "business showers" to celebrate their new ventures, per the NYT. One founder said she received about $10,000 in gifts to help grow her software business. Female-founder coaching firm Makelane has a virtual "business shower kit" to help throw the parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. Startup founders are increasingly throwing "business showers" to...
Tags: Business, News, Cdc, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Paypal, New York Times, The Times, Airbnb, Start-up, Times, Wall Street Journal, Female Founder

Want to Start a Business but Don’t Have Enough Money?

Startup entrepreneurs of often let a lack of money hold them back. Today, we’ll share 3 ways to get started when you don’t have enough money. Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion. As entrepreneurs, we often let ourselves be held […] The post Want to Start a Business but Don’t Have Enough Money? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Money, Saving Money, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Careers, Entrepreneur, Startup, Risk, Costs, Angel Investors, Business Development, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster

How two friends went from losing their jobs in the pandemic to running a booming bubble tea empire

Bubble Tea Club founders Jenny Le and Pamela Yip. Business Insider Australia / Bubble Tea Club When Pamela Yip and Jenny Le lost work during the pandemic, they decided to start a business. They couldn't get their favorite bubble teas at home, so started selling DIY kits online. Bubble Tea Club surpassed $1.5 million in sales in its first year. The venture could soon go global. See more stories on Insider's business page. It would be quite reasonable to expect people to need a littl...
Tags: Facebook, Business, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Club, Melbourne, Nordic, Le, United States Canada, Justin Huang, Yip

20 Tips I wish I Could Give To My 20 Year Old Self!

Startups taught me more about life and business than I ever could imagine Thread: 20 tips I wish I could give to my 20 year old self Startups are simple: There are good times and bad times Good times: enjoy the ride Bad times: enjoy the ride Beware of pessimistic people Pessimism is the worst disease Professional lies we tell ourselves: 1. Your email inbox is getting stuff done 2. A full calendar is positive 3. Big meetings are the answer You know better FAANG give you creden...
Tags: Startups, Business, Elon Musk, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Life, Startup, Bob Dylan, Growth, Don, Thethreadmill

Nitex Takes Fashion Forward

Muhummad Mahdi (left) and Arifin Hasan (right), Founders of Nitex In 2012, Bangladeshi computer science student Muhammad Mahdi received a call from an old high school friend, Arifin Hasan. A year ago they parted ways for college after having been friends for 7 years. Hasan wanted to meet up again.As conversation began, they, like many college students, began fantasizing about building their dream companies. But the fuel driving their dream was a bit deeper than the usual “I want to be the next...
Tags: Startups, Fashion, UK, Startup, Bangladesh, Denmark, Manufacturing, Zara, Logistics, Mahdi, Hasan, Salling, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Sputnik ATX, Nitex Takes Fashion Forward

I tried Birdies, the $95 velvet slippers you've seen all over Instagram — they were surprisingly comfortable and wearable outdoors

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Birdies The classic smoking slipper, a symbol of luxurious, at-home sophistication, gets a fun and modern update by a new online shoe company called Birdies. Seven layers of responsive cushion technology, including shock-absorbing cushioning and high-density memory foam, make these velvet slippers comfortable and practical enough to wear outside your house. My Heron Slippers ($95) drew many complim...
Tags: Reviews, Facebook, Nordstrom, Fashion, New York City, Shoes, San Francisco, Trends, Startup, Ross Stores, Gemi, Connie Chen, Women's Accessories, Women's Style, Style (Reviews, Product Card

Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently hosted a Twitter chat on how to start a business. We were among the expert participants including Google Small Business, Constant Contact, IRS Small Business, QuickBooks, SCORE and more, who shared tips and resources on how to take the first steps to entrepreneurship! Below are some highlights from the […] The post Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read o...
Tags: Business, Podcast, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Startup, Small Business Administration, Business Development, U S Small Business Administration, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn

Saturday Startup Spotlight: Swayy

Capital Factory’s Saturday Startup Spotlight series features intimate chats with some of the latest founders taking hold of the startup ecosystem today. We’re returning this week with the co-founders of Swayy: Rajya Atluri and Clio Harralson. If you’re worried about the current state of the fast fashion industry but want to continue changing up your closet with exciting outfits, Swayy has a solution for you. They’re a carefully-curated clothing aggregator, with an emphasis on creating customiz...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Fashion, News, Startup, Austin, UT, Capital Factory, UT Austin, Austin Startups, Women-in-tech, Swayy, Fast-fashion, Rajya Atluri, Rajya

Ben Horowitz — What You Do Is Who You Are >> Lessons from Silicon Valley, Andy Grove, Genghis Khan, Slave Revolutions, and More (#392)

“One of the key insights from Bushido is that a culture is not a set of beliefs, it’s a set of actions.” — Ben Horowitz Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Hard Thing About Hard […]
Tags: Lifestyle, Startup, Company Culture, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, The Tim Ferriss Show, Bushido, Business Management, A16z, Andy Grove Genghis Khan, Ben Horowitz Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz He

SXSW Startups: VOLO

Volo co-founders Nicola Donadini, Melissa Mitchell and Lotis Bautista The Forrest Four-Cast: February 18, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Social and Culture, which will pitch at 11 am Saturday, March 9, VOLO is transforming caree...
Tags: Startups, London, Careers, Startup, Volunteering, Central London, Edtech, Sxsw, Co, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Volo, Austin Startups, SXSW Startups, Cyndx Winners, Nicola Donadini Melissa Mitchell

Finding Startup Money

Finding startup money is essential if you are to move forward with a new business. However, you might not need as much as you think. On The BIGG Success Show, we were joined by Maria Aspan, Editor-at-Large of Inc. Magazine. We talked about her wonderful new book, Startup Money Made Easy*. Maria combines her award-winning […] The post Finding Startup Money appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Finance, Careers, Startup, Maria, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Maria Aspan, Business Finances, The Professor And Mary-lynn, Large of Inc

Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox (#334)

“Write an interesting story, not a perfect story.” — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by 500 million people around the world. Drew received his bachelor’s degree […]
Tags: Drew Houston, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, Startup, Dropbox, Houston, The Tim Ferriss Show, Startup Advice, Drew Houston Drew Houston @DrewHouston, Arash Ferdowsi Drew

Sputnik ATX Picks Five Startups In Second Austin Accelerator Class

Austin—Sputnik ATX, a startup accelerator that launched last year, has picked a group of five startups that will be the second class of businesses to run through the program.The early stage companies include a software-as-a-service business that connects teachers with jobs at school districts, a cosmetics maker, and other software companies (read about each business below). The startups each receive $100,000 for being selected to participate in the three-month program, in exchange for future eq...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, School, Publishing, Fashion, Podcast, Texas, Cats, Clothing, Women, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Cash, Investment

A Week In Cape Town, South Africa, On A $23,150 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a digital account manager working in advertising who makes $23,150 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on Diet Coke. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Digital Account ManagerIndustry: AdvertisingA...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Startup, New Zealand, McDonald, Cape Town South Africa, Diet Coke, Cape Town South, Anna AkanaI

I Thought I Had Everything I Needed For A Startup — But I Was Wrong

Emily Baum Is Trying To Save Democracy "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" — Eleanor RooseveltEmily Baum is the founder of Reboot Democracy, a former Managing Director at Girls in Tech, and an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the Citrix Accelerator. She has a degree in neuroscience and musical theater, a masters in engineering, and an MBA from Northwestern University. She is also the only woman in the New York Gay Men's Choir.Baum has an impressive resume, but her...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Startup, Silicon Valley, Baum, Emily Baum, Eleanor RooseveltEmily Baum, Northwestern University She, Anna AkanaI

What It Takes To Be A Major YouTuber: Tips From Anna Akana

I've been on YouTube for just about two years now in my Refinery29 series "Try Living with Lucie." I've challenged myself to face my fears, perform on the streets of NYC, and practice radical self-care, all for five days in a row. And whenever I connect with aspiring YouTubers, I'm always asked: What are your tips for someone who's just starting out on the platform?I figured, if people want to ask me that question (someone who's relatively new to YouTube), how much more effective would it be ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Youtube, New York City, Startup, Anna, Lucie, Anna Akana

Joe Gebbia — Co-Founder of Airbnb

“Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look.” – Joe Gebbia Joe Gebbia (@jgebbia) is a designer, entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which has changed the way the world travels and how people connect in more than 190 countries. In this […]
Tags: Productivity, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Success, Startup, Airbnb, The Tim Ferriss Show, Joe Gebbia, Podcast Interview, Joe Gebbia Joe Gebbia


A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to the Art Institute here in Chicago. She’s three.So as you can imagine it wasn’t a tremendous success of actually seeing a ton of art. We had a lot of fun though doing crafts they had set up for kids and eating lunch.My proudest moment was when she yelled out “I really like that picture!” It was Vincent van Gogh’s The Bedroom. It’s my favorite too.There’s an interesting exercise you can do at the Art Institute or other major art museums. Go find some Picas...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Life, Startup, Blogging, Small-business, Chicago, University Of Chicago, Signal, Picasso, Art Institute, Vincent Van Gogh, Cezanne, David Galenson, Galenson, Life-lessons

Making It Personal

When I discovered a piece of wood in my food at the hospital. I guess it’s the safest place to be eating wood fragments. A question I get asked a lot is: “Why do you put so much personal information into the things you write and vlog about?”I’ll share moments with my crying toddler, or scenes from the hospital with my sick dad. Why don’t I just stick to business?The reason is the reason I do all of the things I do, the reason I work on Highrise, the reason I started Draft.I want to build thing...
Tags: Youtube, Entrepreneurship, Life, Marketing, Startup, Blogging, Small-business, Signal

Austin Accelerator Sputnik ATX Picks Four Startups for First Class

Austin—Sputnik ATX has selected four startups to join its first accelerator class in Austin, only a few months after the city’s newest accelerator program opened its doors. Sputnik says it received 207 applications from startups in 10 states and 9 different countries, and narrowed the pool down to four less than a month after its Dec. 25 deadline. The four companies Sputnik selected have some sort of tech angle, which they apply to retail, fashion, podcasting, and cat sitting. Sputnik req...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Publishing, Fashion, Podcast, Texas, Cats, Clothing, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Startup, Cash, Investment, Publisher, Cat


My 3 year old daughter is in school. Most of her classmates are older than her. She keeps up great. But she reported to us recently, that many kids have called her small. And it makes her feel bad.It’s easy to just chalk this up to kids being naive. “Hey kid, comparing your age to someone whose older or taller and feeling bad you aren’t as big as them is dumb.”But adults are just as guilty.In a study at Harvard, researchers asked participants if they’d rather have $50,000 in a society where eve...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Life, Startup, Blogging, Small-business, Harvard, Signal, Life-lessons

4 Green Berlin Startups that Change the World

Sponsored Berliners love it green, not only when they go shopping, but also at the workplace! So it was time for us to have a look around for the most innovative, green ideas in the capital. For this we teamed up with GASAG Berlin who are amidst their new campaign for their climate-neutral “Strom Fix” electricity produced with 100% renewable energies. Just like us they like the idea of Berlin getting greener and greener each year thanks to all the pioneers of sustainability out there. But now ...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Startup, People, Green, Sustainable, Kreuzberg, PAUL, Einhorn, Georg, Fairtrade, Heldenmarkt, Kaffeeform, Soulbottles, Green Berlin Startups, GASAG Berlin

The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman

“Hard work isn’t enough, and more work is never the real answer.”  – Reid Hoffman On this special episode, we’re going to share with you the “10 Commandments for Startup Success.” They’re drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today’s guest Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman). Reid has been […]
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Startup, Reid Hoffman, The Tim Ferriss Show, Startup Advice, Masters of Scale, Reid Hoffman @reidhoffman Reid

I don’t have enough

It’s been a rough week. We’ve been migrating our file storage for Highrise and you can imagine how difficult that is for a product running since 2007 with millions of users.And it wasn’t going that well.Fortunately, we had enough backup procedures in place to handle most problems. But still, on Thursday morning at 3AM I was nervously watching the error queue for more fires.How’d I get here?I don’t mean that in a negative sense. This barely raised my blood pressure. I’ve been in this same situat...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Startup, Blogging, Signal, McCaffrey, Andersen Consulting, VBA, Software-development, Michael Dwan, Tony McCaffrey

UT Austin MSTC Commencement Speech

Today I had the honor of congratulating the 2017 graduating class of the UT Austin Masters in Science and Technology Commercialization. This was the first time I’ve given a commencement speech, but my message is the same one I’ve had for student entrepreneurs since I first started teach Longhorn Startup many years ago. The text is included here now and a video should follow in a few weeks. Thank you Dean Limberg and Director Thurman, it’s an honor to be here with you today. Congratulations to ...
Tags: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Entrepreneurship, Life, Wikipedia, Startup, Austin, Bill Gates, Commencement, Amy, Tom, Napster, Thurman, UT Austin, Longhorn Startup, Austin Startups

WiseWear, Maker of Iris Apfel Tech Jewelry, Still Testing Med Device

San Antonio—WiseWear has attracted plenty of international attention for its effort to sell a chic wearable device. Vogue, Slate, and InStyle, among other publications, wrote about the company’s Internet-connected jewelry in 2016 after WiseWear began working with a team of prominent designers, including documentary subject Iris Apfel, to bring a fashionable aesthetic to the tech accessory. Like other wearable technology, the San Antonio company’s device tracks users’ daily steps, the calo...
Tags: Jewelry, Startups, Fashion, Texas, Design, Technology, Fitness, Trends, Startup, Tech, Department Of Defense, Ces, Designer, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Machine Learning

Red Ants Pants: Small Business, Huge Passion

Technology and passion help Red Ants Pants founder Sarah Calhoun run her small business from a rural outpost under Montana’s big sky. Black angus cows graze in the open fields in sprawling Meagher Country, Montana, where the cattle by far outnumber the people. In the county seat of White Sulphur Springs, named for the mineralized springs that boil underground, Sarah Calhoun runs a global business out of an old saddle shop on the town’s quiet main drag. Standing in front of the building, one can ...
Tags: Fashion, Small Business, Montana, Uncategorized, Startup, Diversity, Canada, Connecticut, Women In Business, Council, Calhoun, White Sulphur Springs, Lyle Lovett, Business Technology, Rodney Crowell, Ivan Doig

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