Day One at LAUNCH Festival 2015

I was lucky enough to score a free Builder pass to LAUNCH Festival 2015, which took place earlier this week at the Fort Mason Center. As a fan of startups, attending a tech conference in the Bay Area has been on my bucket list for quite some time. It also coincided with a trip I was planning on […]

Learning How to Talk to Developers

One of the best things about working at a startup is that you don’t work within any set boundaries. So even as a non-technical team member, I’ve found myself learning how to talk to developers. Much of what I do involves collaborating with the other team members as our projects move start to finish. When […]

9 Different Ways Startups Make Money

The economics major in me is always trying to figure out the different ways startups make money. Getting a billion users and downloads is impressive, but it doesn’t pay the bills. Even venture-backed Silicon Valley startups have a master revenue plan, though they might not have tested it yet. These days, it’s not just enough to have […]

Four Reasons Why Startups Have Weird Names

Name five startups off the top of your head. Did you name Twitter? Instagram? Yo? Ever wonder why startups have weird names? For the most part, all the cheap and simple domain names are already taken. In 2012,, sold for an impressive $2.45 million. Entrepreneurs starting out simply don’t have that kind of money. […]