Melanie Kahn, the only female business owner chosen for Kraft Heinz’s inaugural Springboard Incubator Program, is a mother of two who created an antioxidant lemonade called Poppilu. This new lemonade is one of the healthiest on the market, with three flavors that all contain under 10
Who I am:
Christina Perla, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, & Creative Director
Makelab, a 3D printing service bureau based in Brooklyn, NY (Co-Founder & Managing Partner), and Tangent Design, a product design and development firm also located in Brooklyn (Co-Founder & Creative Director).
Being fresh out of
Who I am:
Lea von Bidder, Founder & CEO
Ava, an ovulation tracking bracelet, which has been dubbed the “fitbit for fertility.”
How I overcame it:
I take time to build confidence to manage an ever-growing team of extremely talented people, and I’ve built a
In the medtech industry, funding is fertile.
What's happening? Women in the U.S. are waiting longer to give birth. (First-time mothers are an average of 26.3 years old.) A shortened egg expiration date means more women are turning to specialists in fertility for consultations and in-vitro
2017 is breathing new life into old buildings.
What's happening? Flipping houses—the art of taking run-down or unfinished properties and renovating them into sellable homes—is going strong in 2017. Trulia reports that from 2015 to 2016 the number of houses sold to “flippers” increased to 6.1%.
Make your comeback better than the original.
What's happening? Startups boom astronomically from seemingly nowhere, but as they say, “the brightest stars burn out the fastest.” When speed-bumps appear in the ascent to success, the startups with lasting power are adapting quickly and decisively, reinventing their missions
Helping one another has never been so profitable.
What's happening? Female investors are increasingly setting their sights on companies founded by other women. This trend is driven by what Quartz Media dubbed the “Estrogen Effect:” studies show a correlation between women in leadership positions and company profitability.
Founder Jennifer Horton shares what fuels her platinum music industry success.
Jennifer Horton has always been a fan of the performing arts; she grew up as a dancer and musician in a family actively involved in the fine arts world in Houston, Texas. But it was a
Daniela Grafman made a pivot from fashion P.R. to run a successful event planning business after working at New York Fashion Week. You might think the models and glitz on the runway would excite her, but it was the people behind the scenes who inspired