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Latest Episodes of #theTools

Episode 60: The Tools: Empowering Women With Marsha Askins of UBS

May 25th, 2018

In the sixtieth episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Jennifer Stybel, Executive Director of Rent the Runway Foundation, sits down with Marsha Askins, Managing Director and Chief Communications Officer for UBS Group, Americas, to discuss Marsha's commitment to women's economic empowerment, her belief in the power of mentorship, and how she uses social media to raise awareness of women's issues. Marsha Askins sits on the Rent the Runway Foundation Board of Directors, and UBS is the founding partner of Project Entrepreneur.

Episode 59: The Tools: Telling Your 60-Second Story

Mar 22nd, 2018

In the fifty-ninth episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Ita Ekpoudom, CEO of Tigress Ventures, teaches female founders how to succinctly deliver a compelling personal story in 60 seconds. This recording comes from the PE Summit 2017 in Chicago.

Episode 58: The Tools: Crafting a Pitch that Establishes Your Credibility

Mar 16th, 2018

In the fifty-eighth episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Gwen Cheni, Portfolio Manager and Partner at Pier 88 Investment Partners, and Eurie Kim, General Partner at Forerunner Ventures, provide tips and strategies for crafting a verbal pitch that allows female founders to establish their credibility and set themselves apart from their competition. This recording comes from the PE Summit 2017 in San Francisco.

Episode 57: The Tools: How to Test Your MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

Mar 3rd, 2018

In the fifty-seventh episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Abby Ross, Co-founder and Chief of Partnerships at ThinkCERCA, shares how to quickly build and test a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This recording comes from the PE Summit 2017 in Chicago.

Episode 56: The Tools: Delivering a Powerful Pitch that Makes a Good Impression

Feb 23rd, 2018

In the fifty-sixth episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Joanne Yuan, former Associate Partner at Cowboy Ventures, Sara Deshpande, Partner at Maven Ventures, Cristina Costa of GingerBread Capital and Linnea Conrad Roberts of GingerBread Capital and the Roberts Foundation provide strategies female founders can use to deliver a powerful pitch that makes a good impression and gets an intended message across. This recording comes from the PE Summit 2017 in San Francisco.

Episode 55: The Tools: Metrics That Matter

Feb 16th, 2018

In the fifty-fifth episode of Project Entrepreneur's #theTools, Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder of Rent the Runway and CEO of Code 8, Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate at Maveron, and Christine Moseley, Founder and CEO of Full Harvest Technologies and #PEAlum, discuss the metrics that matter when demonstrating your company's traction to investors. This recording comes from the PE Summit 2017 in San Francisco.

Episode 54: The Tools: Bootstrapping, Fundraising and Spending Capital

Feb 8th, 2018

In the fifty-fourth episode of #theTools, Emily Chang, Bloomberg TV anchor and author of 'Brotopia', moderates a conversation between Jenn Hyman, Co-Founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, and Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite. The conversation, which covers how Hyman and Hartz raised and spent capital in the early days of their businesses and touches on their experiences with gender discrimination, was recorded at the 2017 PE Summit in San Francisco.

Episode 53: The Tools: Building a Differentiated Brand on a Budget

Feb 2nd, 2018

In the fifty-third episode of #theTools, Rachel Blumenthal, Founder of children’s clothing company Rockets of Awesome, discusses how early-stage founders can build a brand that stands out. This recording is from the 2017 PE Summit in New York City.

Episode 52: The Tools: Launch, Test, Then Raise: How to Bring Your Idea to Market

Jan 26th, 2018

In the fifty-second episode of #theTools, Caroline and Christine Strzalka, Project Entrepreneur 2016 finalists and Co-Founders of It'sByU, a do-it-yourself flower arrangement kit subscription, join us in the UBS recording studio to discuss how they developed the concept for their business, how they handle the complexities associated with bringing a subscription service to scale, and their advice for female founders looking to bring their ideas to market.

Episode 51: The Tools: How To Fail Early, Fast and Often

Jan 18th, 2018

In the fifty-first episode of #theTools, IDEO team member Sloane Beaver and IDEO.org team members Ademide Adefarasin and Aya Jaffar, discuss "human-centered design," a concept that when applied to entrepreneurship encourages founders to prototype and test their ideas in an effort to fail early, fast and often, and achieve long-term success.

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