TechStars: Movin’ on Up!

Where do I even begin? The last three months has been the most challenging and rewarding of my life. Its been almost 4 years since I decided to step off the ledge of entrepreneurship and I most certainly have not looked back since. One thing I love about startups is the constant challenge, the severe … Continue reading

Scars: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

When I was a little kid, my older brother used to tell me that scars gave you character. Obviously my mom was horrified when she realized her little girl actually wanted visible scars to “gain character”. I don’t run around hoping that all my cuts scar the same way anymore, but i’ve got plenty to … Continue reading

Stop Sweeping it Under the Rug

We’re approaching Week 4 of TechStars here in Boston. Its been a wild and crazy ride so far and the learning curve is moving faster than I could have ever imagined. No doubt they keep us extremely busy with mentor meetings, workshops and sessions. We are pivoting and improving our existing business model and are … Continue reading

The Next Adventure in Startup Land

A lot has happened in the last year. I’ve failed, i’ve started again, I’ve been around the world and back attending conferences and pitching the new business. Now I find myself in Boston, taking part in an amazing experience. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of the TechStars program. I … Continue reading

All the Guts and None of the Glory (most of the time)

I read a NYT article a few weeks ago that at first really irritated me. It outlined the lives of about 6 or 7 corporate people turned entrepreneurs who realized that running their own business wasn’t quite what it was supposed to be. They were working insane hours, never had holidays and had to manage … Continue reading

Favorite Travel Experiences

I’ve been very lucky over the past years of my life to have some incredible experiences around the globe. When i’m driving around or working, sometimes I daydream back to some of these moments and they make me smile…I thought it might be fun to share a few of them with you… Oktoberfest (2007) Machu … Continue reading

Safety Tips for Women Travelers

After years of traveling, both solo and with other people, I’ve developed quite a process of personal safety and awareness while on the road. These tricks work for me, but they are just suggestions for those who are setting out on their own or to places that are out of their normal comfort zone. Once … Continue reading

Austin: Entrepreneur Heaven

When you think Texas you probably think cowboys, dusty fields, and rolling tumbleweeds…there definitely are parts of Texas that fit your dreams from your past obsession with the show Dallas, but Austin isn’t one of those places. Why not? We’ve got Lakes, Trees, a fabulous Hike and Bike trail, unique restaurants and a culture you … Continue reading

The Travel Sphere

If you’re a travel industry fanatic, then you’ve probably also noticed the spike in announcements lately regarding funding, startups and new categories within travel. I’ve been amazed at some of the deals and some I’ve expected for a while.  One thing I do appreciate is these big advancements are being made by all the new … Continue reading

No Safety Net

So i’ve recently had a flashback to my trip to Ecuador last summer. During out time in Banos, Ecuador (one of the adventure capitals of the world) we decided to participate in a day of Canyoning. I’d always heard about canyoning and how you basically rappel down waterfalls but I really had no particular idea of what … Continue reading