Startup Advice for Female Entrepreneurs — with Signalfy CEO Kara Dake

Kara DakeWant to get past your self-doubt and finally create that successful business you’ve been thinking about?

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Joining me is Kara Dake. Kara is the founder and CEO of Signalfy which is an online social connectivity platform for electronic music event promoters and event seekers. Her diverse background includes digital marketing consulting with her company Digita.ly, an MBA from NYU in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, event marketing, and trying to forget about her days working on Wall Street. Kara has been a featured panelist at the EDMBiz conference and was awarded a coveted Skylight grant for female entrepreneurship in the music business on behalf of Signalfy.

 In this approx. 26 minute video interview, Kara shares a behind the scenes look how she refined her idea into a viable business, key mindsets to understand when pitching potential investors, the challenges and opportunities of being a female CEO in a male dominated industry, the importance of leadership role models, and advice on creating alternate revenue streams to support yourself while you’re getting your startup off the ground.

*Guys….you definitely don’t want to miss out on the valuable business advice from Kara, so be sure to check out the interview too.

 

Inside Nashville’s Music Rewards Startup ListenUp.fm — with Mykas Degesys and Ben Fruin

Mykas Degesis & Ben Fruin

Although Silicon Valley typically comes to mind when someone mentions the words “Music Tech. Start-up”, it was actually Nashville’s rising tech. scene that kept popping up on my radar so much that I had to invite two of its emerging stars to give us an inside look.

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Joining me is Mykas Degesys  and Ben Fruin, co-founders of ListenUp a Nashville based music technology start-up that specializes in targeted marketing across streaming music platforms.  This service help bands and artists promote their shows and merchandise to their fans and reward those fans with special offers like backstage passes, discounts, and limited edition merchandise for being an integral part of that band’s success. ListenUp.fm is a graduate of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s incubator program and recently launched in beta to the public.