In this episode of Lean the F*ck Out, we talk with Lisa Q. Fetterman, founder and CEO of Nomiku, about how she paired her love for amazing food and high-tech manufacturing to bring Nomiku to life. Lisa shares her adventures with Kickstarter; the story about how she has grown her sous vide aficionado business into a home staple; and gives advice to other women looking to lean the f*ck out and do their own thing.
This week we talk with founder and CEO of the GLYD travel app, Monika Bhasin. She shares her deeply personal journey of loss, finding love and acceptance from within, and connecting the world through travel. Monika talks about how she came up with the concept of the GLYD travel app and the process to build and launch the app. She also talks about being raised by her grandmother in India, moving to the United States to live with her parents and the expectations that come with being a part of a traditional Indian family. This episode is a powerful one.
This week we talk with Adriana Vázquez Ortiz, CEO and Co-founder of Lilu about launching a healthcare startup and creating a product that improves breastfeeding. Adriana talks about how and why she started the company, the research and development process, understanding your customers’ needs, pitching and getting funded. She also talks about the importance of building better technology to improve lives and in Lilu’s case, helping mothers thrive during the transition into parenthood.
In this episode, we talk with Iba Masood, co-founder and CEO of Tara about how she got started as a tech founder and how her and her co-founder are revolutionizing the tech industry. Tara has an algorithm that strips away the bias for connecting freelancers to jobs at companies that need coders. Listen to episode 56 now to hear the full story of what Iba is doing with Tara today and her plans for the future of Silicon Valley.
In this episode we talk with Julia Rose, founder of VaGenie, her women’s health tech startup. After the birth of her first child in France, Julia realized the importance of good vagina and pelvic floor health and how it affects our lives. After moving back to the United States and having her second child, she realized that women in the U.S. are exposed much less to the idea of needing to keep their pelvic floor’s healthy and all the areas of their lives it could affect.
This realization led Julia to start developing the VaGenie, a tool women can use to exercise their pelvic floor and build up their strength. Today, Julia is working on the manufacturing of the product, building the software, which is a video game type tool to go with the physical product, and developing a community that supports positive discussions of vaginal health and support for all women. Julia shares her process for how she has developed and funded the VaGenie and what she has in store for her business moving forward.
In this episode we talk with fempreneuer Diva Tommei, founder and CEO of Solenica a hardware startup committed to transforming the power of our indoor spaces. Diva spoke to us from Rome and shared with us what it really takes to get a hardware tech startup off the ground, including those crowdfunding campaigns that make funding look so easy. She shares really valuable info on the episode so take notes.