Finding your unicorn | Morgan Berman | TEDxWalnutStWomen
Morgan Berman, co-founder of MilkCrate, a digital hub for the sustainability community, explains why figuring out what frustrates you - and daring to chase your unicorn - might just lead you to your passion. Morgan co-founded MilkCrate, a digital hub for the sustainability community, after living in West Philadelphia and discovering that there was a growing community of people like her who wanted to live more sustainably in their neighborhood but lacked a central place to share information and learn how to do good in their daily lives. Morgan launched her first start-up when she was 17 years old, as a fashion company she started with her mother, remaking vintage purses into one-of-a-kind creations. She sold her designs to acclaimed brands like Anthropologie and Joan Shepp. She holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
March 2015: Morgan Berman, MilkCrate
MilkCrate’s mission is to make it easy for people to live more sustainably. By gathering, and organizing the important information about local resources and businesses, MilkCrate is the hub for residents, visitors and business owners to connect with their vibrant local sustainable economy.
The Entrepreneurship Club at The University of Delaware
CEO and Founder of MilkCrate Philly Filmed on 27 February 2015 Free Lunch Friday is a lecture series that brings seasoned business leaders and entrepreneurs to share their wisdom and experience to aspiring entrepreneurs, presented by the University of Delaware's Entrepreneurship Club and sponsored by the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.
Walnut St. Labs
Weekly Startup Meetup: Morgan Berman @MilkCratePhilly
http://walnutstlabs.com/event/weekly-startup-meetup-wsl-morgan-berman Born and raised in Philadelphia, Morgan is a multidisciplinary designer whose mission is to promote sustainable design and weave it into the fabric of daily life. She completed her Masters of Science in Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University, where she focused on interactive and industrial design within the broader context of sustainability. Prior to her work as a sustainability advocate and designer, she worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and as an educator/advocate in women’s health. MilkCrate is an app. We are also a mission driven tech company. Our team consists of people who are passionate about making our communities more vibrant, sustainable and healthy.MilkCrate is a collaborative project amongst half a dozen local nonprofit and for-profit groups that focus on promoting sustainability and the local economy in Philadelphia. The team consists of a group of talented web developers, designers, and experienced entrepreneurs.
Walnut St. Labs
Morgan Berman, CEO of MilkCrate Philly
Big thanks to Morgan Berman who joined us yesterday for a talk about bootstrapping her startup, MilkCrate Philly. Its an app that helps people live more locally and sustainably. http://walnutstlabs.com/event/weekly-startup-meetup-wsl-morgan-berman/
Morgan Berman | CEO of MilkCrate
#Timestamp 00:30- Introduction 02:40- Parents Influence 04:45- What is MilkCrate? 08:30- Growth 10:00- Did Working at Apple Influence Your Culture? 12:00- Biggest Failure in Business is…a $2,000, badass bike! 15:35- Redefining Yourself 19:30- What Works For You!? 20:00- Be Coachable, Finding A Team, and Have Fun and Don’t Lose Yourself 23:15- BUTTERKRAK Be Coachable “One of the earliest compliments that I ever got was that I was coachable. And thats something that investors look for when they invest in companies. I heard it and continued to embrace it. As much as I would like to think that I know everything, it’s good to have someone tear you down and help build you back up. Find someone to share your idea with, and seek out the individuals that can help give you advice.” Finding A Team “You can’t do it alone! If you don’t let go of some of the more important tasks to your team, you’re being a bad leader. You have to trust and empower your team to be responsible.” Have Fun and Don’t Lose Yourself “If you find yourself losing yourself, you’re not only hurting yourself but you’re also hurting your company. You need balance, joy, and good health.” __________ Techie, Millennial Author, WWE Fan, Podcaster. Philadelphia native, Johnathan Grzybowski started his career at 14 mowing lawns. Over 5 businesses later, Johnathan has a deep passion on bettering the lives of millennials and helping them execute their ideas into profitable businesses. It’s never been easier to start a business, but how do you make it successful? Constantly millennials are claiming to be entrepreneurs, but may not truly know what it takes to either become one or last long enough to succeed at being one. By listening/viewing The Blind Entrepreneur, we are determined to help those who are “blind” see the true struggles of business, successes, and the grind it took these millennials to succeed. #LINKS Email: Johnathan@wearedino.com Podcast: http://theblindentrepreneur.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jgrzybowski Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/grzybowskij Instagram: http://instagram.com/grzybowskij Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/grzybowskij #SUBSCRIBE iTunes: http://bit.ly/TBEPodcast #PS. I’m a huge WWE Fan and I also love to laugh. Send me a question or phrase that makes you laugh, and I will incorporate it into my podcast. I’ll even tag you in the show notes and handle in the video!