Betting on Vets: A unique public-private program is training ex-military women to start businesses that restart their lives

Recorded on July 4, 2014

Launched in 2011 with funding from the Small Business Administration, the V-WISE program offers national support for women vet owners, with Army vet and V-WISE graduate Noelle Cherubim, who founded Les Artistes De Cherubim, which uses art to improve cross-cultural communications, and Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling, who directs all conferences and special events for IVMF and V-WISE

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Launch Labs: New biz boot camps are accelerating opportunities for women-led companies

Recorded on June 27, 2014

Female-friendly biz labs support next-gen role models, P2P collaboration, access to funders, digital tools and strategic blueprints for women’s innovation, with Susan G. Duffy, director of Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Brittany Lo, a recent Babson accelerator grad and founder of Beautini, a NYC makeup bar.

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The Ask: What women need to learn to perfect their pitch

Recorded on June 13, 2014

Women typically start business with less capital than men and often end up with smaller companies and less revenue. Here are lessons in why and how to clear those hurdles, with Laura Fredricks, multimillion-dollar fundraiser/asker, and Maddy Maxey, winner of a Thiel Fellowship and founder of Crated, a design consultancy on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.

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