From Idea To Company With Maci Peterson and Alicia Drucker
Alicia Drucker: Director of Software Delivery at Table XI
How does an idea become a pitch become a company? Join Maci Peterson, founder of the startup On Second Thought, and Alicia Drucker, from Table XI, to discuss how a bad text can lead to a good pitch and then a funded startup. How hard is it to break into Silicon Valley if you don't match the expected image of an entrepreneur? Maci discusses how diversity and inclusivity improved her startup business.
We had an unusually high number of audio quality issues this time around, we're sorry.
01:39 - Starting On Second Thought
03:26 - Pitch Competitions
04:53 - From Idea To Company
07:04 - Sending a Bad Text To Getting To SXSW
09:05 - Taking a Leap of Faith and Starting a Tech Company
10:46 - Funding the Company
12:30 - Breaking Into Silicon Valley
18:46 - Diversity and Inclusivity
- Through the Looking Glass: When Upward Mobility and Access to Tech are a Train Stop Away by Stephanie Morillo
- Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: 'Are you ready to have women at the table?'
27:05 - Encouraging Inclusivity While Leveraging a Product
31:14 - Speaking Up and Sharing Stories
36:39 - Taking Action After Speaking Up
- Quick note that this was recorded June 7th, and the Uber story has taken some twists and turns since them.