Columbia Bizcast: Stephanie Palmeri ’11

“It is really, really hard to start a company. You will hear no over and over. You need to  persevere and push through in spite of the world almost seeming to work against you.”

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Stephanie Palmeri ’11 in conversation with Fahad Ahmed ’17 during Women’s Business Leadership in Tech: From Talk to Action in New York City.

When Stephanie Palmeri graduated from Columbia Business School in 2011, she took a leap of faith.

With no job and two suitcases, she left New York City for Silicon Valley, crashing on the couches of fellow CBS grads. “As someone who didn't have a network [in the Valley]…it was scary, but I did it,” Palmeri says.

Palmeri, now a partner at Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC), sat down with Why CBS host Fahad Ahmed ’17 during the School’s Women’s Business Leadership in Tech: From Talk to Action conference in February, where she was a panelist.

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