Staying Alive

Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get the next one. Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get […]

Call Your Customers

The most important tool to finding product-market fit is in your hand right now and a lot of founders are too scared to use it. Pick up the phone and call your customers. It seems obvious, but every single time I suggest it to founders, they act like I just told them to remove their own […]

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TED 2012 Conference: Day One

It’s like summer camp for really smart adults. Black Founders was invited to TED 2012 Full Spectrum for our very first TED experience. We’re only a day in and it is already blowing my mind. We’ve met a princess, artists, scientists, and tons of accomplished entrepreneurs. But TED Day One started with me waking up an hour […]

TED 2012 Day Two - waiting for the first session to start

TED 2012 Conference: Day Two

Day Two. Breakfast at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles. Yes, really. Rush back in to queue up for the opening session titled “The Observatory”. The sessions are jam-packed, so get to know your neighbor. As soon as we sat down for the first session, the stranger next to us introduced himself. That’s a very TED thing […]

Social Media Week San Francisco

Sex, Race and Social Media – A Social Media Week Panel

I’m so excited! I’m speaking on my first Social Media Week panel and the topic is Sex, Race and Social Media. I will be speaking with some other incredibly accomplished entrepreneurs and media strategists who work in the intersection of tech and entertainment. One of the points we’ll be covering is how the George Lucas-produced […]

Monique Woodard in Madame Noire online magazine

Monique Woodard Talks About Tech and the Speak Chic App in Madame Noire

The not-so-humble brag: I was covered in Madame Noire online magazine where I talked about launching the Speak Chic app and diversity in tech. Read an excerpt below and the entire article at Madame Noire. Madame Noire is back with the first profile of the year in my Women in Technology series.  I’m  kicking this […]