Let's Do Brunch! Philly Tech Week (Recap)

On Saturday, April 25th, we hosted Let's Do Brunch! meetup and for the first time, we partnered with Philly Tech Week with special guest, Majella Mark, Founder and CEO of Beau Exchange (read previous announcement post).

Our Business Girl Topic of the Day was "Don't Believe the Hype: Tech Edition"

Majella touched on her experience in building her start up, connecting with her partners, meeting with mentors, and the ins and outs of starting a business. Our attendees also shared their entrepreneurial experiences with each other which made for very enlightening and empowering conversations.

Here are a few takeaways from the event:

  • Don't be afraid to ask questions. There are people out here that have the answers you need. Get past the fear of being looked down upon because you don't know something. As Majella stated "You probably will never see that person again anyway, so why not ask." 
  • Investors may not always understand your business so it is up to you to educate them on what exactly your product or service is, who will benefit, and why it will be successful. Just having an idea and believing it will make money is not enough to get the attention of investors. 
  • Understand your industry and do your research, 

"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question."  Ruby Dee 

Special thanks to everyone who came out. Details for the next events will be announced soon. 

Event: #100BusinessGirls Let's Do Brunch! Philly Tech Week 2015 - Saturday, April 25th

This year #100BusinessGirls is joining the region’s only weeklong celebration of technology and innovation by hosting our signature Let’s Do Brunch! Meetup during Philly Tech Week 2015 presented by Comcast. You’ll hear from Majella Mark, Founder and CEO of BeauExchange.com who will touch on her experience as a tech entrepreneur, the importance of diversity in the industry and the current struggle to enter the community. She will also share insight on how beauty entrepreneurs can gain consumers around the world, and much more.

Finer Details:
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2pm – 4pm
Where: City Tap House Logan Square 2 Logan Square (18th Street between Arch & Cherry) Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cost: $10 reservation fee

PTW is organized by Technical.ly Philly and attracts an audience of civic-minded entrepreneurs, developers, technologists and a growing group of established leaders.
In 2014, 25,000 people attended 145 events organized by 300 partners—We hope we can count on seeing you at our event!


Let’s Do Brunch! is just one of the awesome events happening during Philly Tech Week, April 17-25, 2015. To see the full calendar of events, visit http://phillytechweek.com and follow PTW on Twitter @PhillyTechWeek (#PTW15).

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