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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.

Episode 50: The Tools: How to Prepare for Your First Pitch to Investors

Jan 11th, 2018

In the fiftieth episode of #theTools, Sonia Nagar of Pritzker Group and Dana Wright of MATH Ventures explain what female founders should do in the months, weeks and days leading up to their first pitch to a VC, such as building relationships with investors, as well as peers and mentors, and crafting a clear and specific ask. Ita Ekpoudom of Tigress Ventures moderates the conversation, which took place during the 2017 Project Entrepreneur Summit in Chicago.

Episode 49: The Tools: Insider Strategies for Preparing and Delivering a 90-Second Pitch

Jan 4th, 2018

In the forty-ninth episode of #theTools, MATH Ventures Managing Director Dana Wright and Senior Associate Samara Mejia Hernandez give insider strategies for preparing and delivering a 90-second pitch. Abby Ross, Co-Founder & Chief of Partnerships of ThinkCERCA, a MATH Ventures portfolio company, provides the entrepreneur perspective.

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