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Dina Kaplan of Urges Entrepreneurs: “Go For It And Trust Your Gut”

Dina Kaplan

Dina Kaplan, co-founder of, a platform for web series that helps independent producers make a decent living, is one of those kids who knew what she wanted to be when she was really young – like 5 or 6 years old. Because her dad is a professor at Harvard Business School, she grew up hearing that creating a company is very important.

Despite the encouragement from her dad, Blip is actually her first entrepreneurial venture.  As she says, “It was head-first, feet-first living the entire entrepreneurial experience.”

In the video below, she share her favorite part of the startup life – feeling that you’re doing something really valuable – and she offers great advice for other entrepreneurs, like “Get started and iterate.”

Watch the video featuring Dina Kaplan.

You can find more of this year’s coverage of the #StartupLife at SXSW here.

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Vitrue, a sponsor of our #Startuplife Celebration and Tech Cocktail’s special SXSW video series. Check out Vitrue’s live daily updates from SXSW!

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