as a startup, finding your village of believers, like-minded individuals, collaborators, mentors, advisors, i.e. your girl squad has to be a priority. #bossbabe isn't a simple hashtag but a badge of honor. in celebration of International Women's Day 2018, the third Startup Sisters USA meetup in Atlanta convened and the event did not disappoint. as an attendee of all three Atlanta meetups that began in 2016, I have had the pleasure of seeing founder and host Stefanie Jewett's vision of linking female entrepreneurs come to fruition and grow before my eyes. if you haven't attended a Startup Sisters meetup, there are many reasons why you should the very next opportunity you get:
the game changing yet practical advice and knowledge shared at these meetups is priceless to a startup. the startup stories by themselves are extremely empowering and there is a level of consideration given to ensuring each panelist has a unique perspective to offer. i'm willing to bet no one leaves without at least three ah-ha moments that helps to focus one's individual goals for her startup/entrepreneurial journey. the panelist included:
the two hour long event was filled with impactful information, candor and clarity for every attendee with varying perspectives. while it was a challenge to keep up with the amount of really good information provided, here are the takeaways that resonated with me most for any startup to glean from:
Q. What are three approaches to successfully market a startup?
Q. What three things are needed to transform business ideas into technical products or apps?