Founder Spotlight: Cindy Mi of VIPKid

Here in the US, the fable of the dropout-turned-tech-billionaire is a familiar one. But it doesn’t usually bring to mind a young Chinese woman reinventing her country’s foreign-language education system. Meet Cindy Mi, the 35-year-old founder and CEO of the online teaching platform VIPKid, who’s bringing new life–and considerable business savvy–to the bootstrap stereotype. Hailing … more

Treat Your Startup’s Fundraise Like Sales – Startup Basics Podcast

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New Pattern Spotlight: Jude Chiy, Founder of Flamingo

In this first episode of the New Pattern Spotlight series, Kimmy speaks with Jude Chiy, the founder and CEO of Flamingo, which lets property managers offer residents a plethora of services ranging from housekeeping to cooking classes. Kimmy and Jude discuss building a quickly-growing tech startup in Chicago, the advantage of being an underrepresented founder, … more

It’s Time for Tech to Step Up

There are many sad truths about the state of tech today: It is still an industry that is not inclusive to minorities and women (with job requisites even asking for “Caucasian only” applicants) The ‘grow at all costs’ has led to extreme waste and unsustainable practices which sometimes leave public markets holding the bag of … more

Podcast: How to solve your startup’s Catch-22 conundrum – Startup Basics Podcast

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