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Friday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The South and Midwest Matter More Than NY and SF?

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Given that startups based on the coasts receive more than seventy percent of all venture capital in the US, it may seem like a given to focus attention on seeding your product in those places, too. There are some key advantages to focusing on growth in less obvious markets. Less competition, lower rents, and communities that are more appreciative of tailored outreach just to name a few. Don't make the mistake of thinking of Chicago, Dallas or Atlanta as secondary markets!
StyleSeat CEO Melody McCloskey and Ligaya Tichy, who has worked at Yelp and Airbnb, will share data and insights from their experiences building leading marketplaces that have seen rapid growth in unexpected places.

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Melody McCloskey

Founder/CEO, StyleSeat
Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the largest and fastest-growing online and mobile marketplace for beauty and wellness services. McCloskey has been recognized among industry leaders, receiving accolades such as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business... Read More →
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Ligaya Tichy

Angel Investor, Freelance
Ligaya cultivates communities for startups. She cut her teeth at Yelp launching several markets in its early days. Then went on to lead community and offline marketing at Airbnb from the ground up. She now invests in early-stage consumer tech companies and serves as a mentor for 500... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412

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