Issue #6: Hey, June

Start DC // Issue #6: Hey, June A Note from the Founder Have you seen this video of an 8-year-old girl, as NPR puts it, “crush[ing] Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’”? It’s three minutes of bliss watching someone so completely in her element and doing something she clearly loves. For me, it was also a […]

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The Spring Issue

Start DC // The Spring Issue (Yes, It Is Still Spring)   A Note from the Founder We’re here! It’s been a while, and we’ve missed you. Hope business has been booming. I’ve been listening to a new podcast, “Making Money Moves,” candid conversations with women entrepreneurs across the pond. One bit of advice that a […]

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Issue #1: Not Quite Sweater Weather

  Start DC The Monthly Edit #1   *Welcome* to the first issue of the Start DC newsletter! In this issue: why VCs should invest in more women-led start-ups, funding resources, and how to build grit!   A Note from the Founder Happy October! You made it to cooler weather in DC. We’re kicking off […]

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Negotiation Tips for (Women) Entrepreneurs

Negotiation in employment is important, whether it’s salary negotiations in “traditional” jobs or negotiating with potential investors as an entrepreneur. Negotiation is critical for women, but it’s also something that many of us dread—sweaty palms, knots-in-the-stomach-style. But “like it or not, negotiations are part of our everyday lives,” Emily Long of CHIEF, a marketing and […]

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Shizu Okusa: JRINK Juicery

Shizu Okusa, co-founder of JRINK, talks trading Wall Street for DC entrepreneurship. Shizu Okusa and Jennifer Ngai started JRINK Juicery, their DC cold-pressed juice company, while working full-time at the World Bank. About six months later, in January 2014, they made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship. They use a cold-press process, with a high-pressure hydraulic […]

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