Finally as the dust settles from my 5th or 20th cross country move (who’s counting anyway?! There was the original big apple move, then this time or that time… ) I’m able to come up for some air and reflect on all the things I’ve been working on. Its seems like whenever I have the time to write or update people I don’t have much to say and when I have lots to share there’s no time to actually do so.
What am I working on?
Short answer: freelance mobile app design
Long answer: building an empire
Dummies Book: A year and half after the contract was signed and after 6 months of working on the book full time, the relationship with Wiley (Dummies brand publisher) dissolved and my book will be coming out later his year. Self published and catered more specifically with what my readers want. If you would like to be added to the waitlist send me an email here and I will be sure to let you be the first to get one :-) I have not given up on this nor forgotten just keeping quiet until the new title is out.
Inc.com: my writings are still plugging along… soon my Inc.com article will be publishing on 7 Tips for Preparing to Raise Capital (will link to it when live)
Huffington Post Women in Business: My column at HuffPo is also going well, finally getting out of a backlog and pretty excited for the next article coming out on product development, mobile and a lady badass running her own development empire, Ana Hilinsky (will link to it when live)
Mobile Growth Fellowship: after almost a year working with the lovely folks at Mobile Growth Fellowship I am pleased to announce my formal role in spearheading events in NYC as well as serve as President of the new committee dedicated to women in mobile.
New York Fashion Technology Lab: While on the outsides a bit this year regarding the program at NYFT, I still keep an eye on the startups in the program as I have close relations with Nordstrom and Macys. Their Demo Day is coming up June 8th in NYC for anyone interested, shoot me a note :)
SummitSync: Just recently became more involved with the kids at SummitSync, a startup focusing on changing how people meet each other at professional events. Their mobile app is live which I HIGHLY encourage you to download. If you have features or ideas please forward them to me, feedback always helps. (Find the iOS app here, Android app here)
Golkonda: Another interesting “startup” I’ve come across is _Golkonda.com which is a new jewelry line coming out of Manhattan with a global story and beautiful brand. They have several interesting pieces coming out this summer, including one I helped envision that will be coming out in their first batch soon.
Sailing: last but not least, to answer a question I get a lot which is if I’m still sailing, I am just not as much since work is a little crazy at the moment, but we do have a sailing adventure with Oakcliff Sailing planned for the weekend of August 21-22, we call it #TeamKoala and have been doing this for several summers now. If you want to go let me know and I will see if there’s a spot on one of our boats (note: the wind and water is very mellow in Oyster Bay, great for beginners)
My Favorite Apps or Startups at the Moment:
Things I’m looking for:
Hope this format is helpful to folks. Let me know if you like / dislike information being distilled this way, curious to anyone’s thoughts.
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