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4 Things Women Founders Learned From Trusting Their Gut

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

According to The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), more than 9.4 million firms were owned by women, employed nearly 7.9 million people, and generated $1.5 trillion in sales in 2015 . In addition, 2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in…

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Focus on These 4 Successful Mindsets to Rise to the Top

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

Success is a mind game. If you don’t believe this, take a look around. There are plenty of people who have extraordinary talent, passion and skills but aren’t succeeding in business or winning the game of life. Do you know a gifted web designer…

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How One Man Turned to Coding to Feed His Family

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs as a piano player and photographer wasn’t going to cut it. One morning, Awofeso showed up for an interview for a customer service…

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Life as an NBA Data Scientist – Interview

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Kids all around the country gravitate to the parks, YMCAs and school gyms to shoot hoops and pursue their dream to play in the NBA. For Anthony So, the realism of playing with Kobe was not in his future, but the ability to work near…

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Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, on the 5 Keys to Being Fearless

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

How did Jean Case’s talk on Being Fearless open at the Rise of the Rest Summit today? With a bit of a head scratcher. “What if taking risks were the status quo?” In her talk, Jean walked through five values and goals that are most…

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Single Mother Turns to Coding and Music to Help Family

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Carey LaMothe was certain the only thing she’d ever do in life was to play the French horn. Growing up in Seattle, she joined the band in junior high and quickly fell in love with music. In college at the University of Washington, she…

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J.D. Vance on Being a Zealot for Your Ecosystem

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Growing up in a rural town often means that people are only exposed to the businesses and experiences available in their bubble. And while one might hear about technology happening in the world and in nearby big cities, the thought of connecting with those people…

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An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…

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4 Women Founders on What They Learned From Building a Business

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

New lessons are learned every day while building a business, and some harder than you’d like. The good thing about lessons is that you have a building block to improve, change, or stop doing whatever it is to get back on track. We asked four…

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3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

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5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

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3 Inspirational Moments from Women Founders

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Inspiration can come from many places. Whether it’s your family, your coworkers, or the inspirational posters hanging on your wall, there are plenty of sources that promote keeping your eyes on the prizes. For founders building a business, staying motivated and keeping their team focused…

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

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Data Meets Fashion: How One Man Used Coding to Excel in the Art World

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The capstone project that helped Aaron Lichtner land a job as data scientist at Nordstrom almost never happened. Last spring, when Lichtner was considering how to spend his last few weeks in the Galvanize program, he came up with something that is quintessential Seattle….