EP20 - The Big Push, Taking Women-led Companies From Seed to Series A and Beyond
At The Big Push, Sharon Zohar and team challenge the traditional accelerator model by tapping into a collective of business and technology executives ready to provide hands-on services and support to create actionable and measurable growth plans to help lift women-led companies to new heights.
Sharon herself is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than twenty years experience founding, investing, advising, and operating technology, internet, and digital media companies. She is driven by her passion to identify new innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to disrupt traditional markets and are designed to improve the human condition.
As founder and CEO of the Big Push, Sharon has developed a unique “Service for Equity” business model dedicated to accelerating the growth of women-led start-ups and preparing them for Series A financing. She leads a diverse group of professionals with years of experience in the areas of finance, design, law, technology, research, sales, and marketing dedicated to supplementing women founders’ own expertise during the critical startup phase.
Sharon and I talk about the challenges facing entrepreneurs, specifically women. Sharon shares examples of pitches gone wrong, businesses who don't even know how to progress to the next level, and how her team was able to support numerous entrepreneurs to get through their biggest challenges and move forward to success.