Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas Kick-off (03.07.14)

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Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 event that creates and strengthens networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in cities around the world. To kick-off the Las Vegas …

Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 event that creates and strengthens networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in cities around the world. To kick-off the Las Vegas Founder Friday event on March 7, 2014, Ticket Cake COO and co-founder Jacqueline Jensen brings the group 5 takeaways in 5 minutes from Y Combinator's first Female Founder Conference.

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  • 1. Jacqueline Jensen COO & Co-Founder TicketCake.com @JackieMJensen Women 2.0 Founder Friday Las Vegas #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 2. 5 Takeaways in 5 Minutes Y Combinator’s first Female Founders Conference TicketCake.com/blog // Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 3. #1 - Don’t apologize for being a business-savvy founder. When Jessica Mah, co-founder and CEO of InDinero, was told she had a "strong personality" and to tone it down by another woman in the tech space, Jessica turned the criticism into fuel to grow her business. "Having a 'strong personality' just means I'm just unapologetically confident.” Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 4. #2. Skip the hot tub and live lean. Not Jessica Mah’s office… but you get the idea. Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 5. #3 - Female founder events are happening... because they can. Support them! Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingston said the conference was an exclusively female event because it could be. It was the most oversubscribed event in YC history! Attend events and build relationships. When women see other women as movers and shakers, there will be more representation around the conference room tables. Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 6. #4 – Six characteristics of successful entrepreneurs determination // empathy // can withstand rejection // they make something people want // live cheaply to extend their runway // focus, focus, focus // Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014
  • 7. #5. Be grateful at every stage. "You are here at Y Combinator's event. In Mountain View. You are really living life. Enjoy the ride.” -- Co-founder of HireArt Elli Sharef There is a lot to be grateful for when building something from nothing. Women 2.0, Founder Friday Las Vegas @JackieMJensen at #FFLV March 7, 2014