I am an angel investor, I am also a first-time founder. So that automatically makes me guilty. Guilty of underestimating how hard it was going to be to launch a startup. After years of listening to this lament from the women entrepreneurs I was funding, I have joined its Collective Chorus. Hard is the price of admission into this exclusive club called entrepreneurship. Hard is the ticket to the dream.
Never has a vacation felt more essential. While mine may not be as extended as I would like, I’ve made sure it meets the definition, the action of leaving something one previously occupied. Leaving the City, the routine, and the grind behind; leaving is the operative word. Hitting the refresh button for however long is possible is what enables us to reconnect to the joy, spirit and purpose behind our work, and to continue to embrace the dream.
Meet Seattle-based nanotechnologist, Christina Lomasney, whose startup uses electrochemistry to grow metals. Listen to Lomasney’s conversation with Kelly Hoey for advice to female founders about the importance of focus, communicating your vision, and how a Herman Hesse quote about happiness has sustained her quest to disrupt the legacy steel industry.
What is Inspiring Us This Week
Upcoming Guests & Events
- 9/1 – Jeanne M. Sullivan, Co-Founder, StarVest Partners
- 9/12 – AMA with Sara Weinheimer, on Mogul