Why One Founder Believes In Harnessing The Power of Social Media

Peg Samuel lives and breathes social media.

When Peg’s not teaching a media relations class at NYU, she’s running the company she founded, Social Diva, which helps businesses harness the power of social media. Peg’s also written the book, Facebook Marketing Like I’m 5, to help businesses take advantage of all Facebook has to offer, specifically how the platform can accelerate growth.

Outside of work, Peg finds the time to meditate, surf and enjoy a social activity every night of the week. Although Peg doesn’t reveal all her secrets, she does tell us what it’s like teaching at NYU, where the biggest challenges lie when businesses want to use social media and why she loves our platform.

Continue Reading

One Food Entrepreneur Who’s Not Turning Back

Emily Schildt’s got everyone talking about food.

And it’s a pretty powerful conversation. Emily’s interested in food as it relates to personal identity– specifically how the food choices we make are reflections of who we are.

As Emily explains in our interview, the food space is changing–it’s being disrupted–and the future of food is going to depend on the quality of our conversations about it. Enter Bitten. Emily co-founded Bitten with her close friend Naz Riahi to bring together thought-leaders and innovators in the food space and discuss food as it relates to politics, art, culture and the environment.

Read on to learn how Emily’s perspective on eating shifted from vanity-driven to pleasure-seeking, why she encourages other founders to find a great partner and how she embraces awkward moments that push her out of her comfort zone and allow her to truly excel.

Continue Reading

No more posts.