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Mechanical Bull - How You Can Achieve Startup Success

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Cheryl Contee
Deanna Anthony
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Title Synopsis: Silicon Valley can be a wild ride for an entrepreneur, especially if you're a woman, a minority (or both!). But not being a white dude dropout from Stanford shouldn't stand between you and startup success—there's a path forward for everyone, including you. In Mechanical Bull, Silicon Valley veteran Cheryl Contee takes readers through her entrepreneurial journey with humor and candor, sharing practical insights from her experience of launching three startups and receiving more than $2 million in venture capital investment, despite being a nontraditional founder. Through Cheryl's open, honest account of the gender and race bias in a system set up to serve the aforementioned (i.e., the privileged few), you'll learn how to steer through that system and flourish along the way. So saddle up for a practical guide to launching a successful startup and riding trends like a boss—without ever getting thrown off your game.

Author Bio: Cheryl Contee is Chief Executive Officer at The Impact Seat Foundation, which is working to create a world in which women can succeed as business leaders. She is also the award-winning Founder and Chair of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns.  Cheryl is the Amazon bestselling author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success.

Passionate about creating new tech and new narrative for a new era, Cheryl uses her vast experience in startup entrepreneurship and community engagement to lead our portfolio companies and funds to success, provide resources for underrepresented founders, and build the new economy. Previously, Cheryl was CEO of Fission Strategy, which brought Silicon Valley startup culture to the world’s leading causes and campaigns.

She’s the co-founder of, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, the National Board Chair for Netroots Nation, and the first portfolio company board member of New Media Ventures.

Author: Cheryl Contee

Narrator: Deanna Anthony

Publisher: The Impact Seat Foundation

Copyright: 2023 Cheryl Contee

Running Time: 06:23:10

ISBN: 9781544524764

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