While we have made a lot of progress, the tech industry remains male dominated.
My mantra has always been: Do not strive to be a great female entrepreneur. Strive to be a great entrepreneur. Period.
Let’s start by learning how to achieve that from this set of courses.
The first course of the set simulates mentoring sessions with twenty successful women entrepreneurs.
I believe that real power comes from that core sense of self – your deep self-esteem, your faith in your own work ethic, your talent, your vision, your ability to influence people through the inherent positivity of your persona.
As you go through the course you’ll see that running a company, raising children, nurturing a successful relationship, typically constitute a chaotic cocktail. Nonetheless, all these women entrepreneurs enjoy what they do, and would encourage more women to plunge into entrepreneurship.
You will also notice that most of the women successfully bootstrapped their businesses to profitability before they raised funding.
What is Bootstrapping?
Bootstrapping focuses on building a company by relying on limited resources. We’ve conducted interviews with hundreds of entrepreneurs, both male and female, who have successfully bootstrapped their businesses before seeking funding in order to provide you with a comprehensive guide to bootstrapping methodology. See how they’ve done it.
After you’ve learned about bootstrapping, please study the domain-specific case studies and consider different startup ideas depending on your passion and expertise. It will help you concentrate on the sector where you have an unfair advantage rather than wasting time chasing a hot trend where you have zero edge.
Can a woman founder build a Unicorn? Therese Tucker, founder and CEO of BlackLine, and Amy Pressman, co-founder and president of Medallia, are just two great examples of female entrepreneurs who have successfully built Unicorns. There are many others and you very well could be the next. You can start by studying this course.
After you’ve completed these courses, you should be well on your way. All of them are based on the 1Mby1M Methodology. Take these courses in any order you wish, combine them as needed, but do not skip the learning.
When you do, don’t do so with a begging bowl. Go with real validation and command the respect that would result in successful funding rounds.
If you have any specific questions, come and see me at a 1Mby1M free roundtable.
P.S. We’re looking to partner with community leaders who write blogs, teach and mentor entrepreneurs, and help support startup ecosystems in every corner of the world, no matter how small or how remote. I have written about my own journey building startup ecosystems around the world, and how you can draw from my lessons from the trenches. If you’re interested in partnering with 1Mby1M, please consider joining our ambassador program.