Sue Heilbronner

Co-founder MergeLane. Conscious leader, speaker, consultant, CEO coach, @techstars mentor, angel investor, professor, advocate of awesome

Hear MergeLane’s Sue Heilbronner and Foundry Group’s Seth Levine in an open and intimate discussion of the sexual harassment news that emerged from Silicon Valley over the last two months. Seth has been an instrumental advisor and personal investor in MergeLane since day one. Foundry has made numerous investments in female-led teams, particularly in last three years. Hear what Seth and…

Read more Podcast with Seth Levine of Foundry Group: One “Middle-aged Guy’s” Reaction to Sexual Harassment in Venture

If you know me personally or through my blog or Facebook, you know that I grapple with how to balance my life with the number of requests I get for in-person meetings. I’ve written about this before, but it was time for a new plan. I’ve landed on a new approach. The issue is that there…

Read more Introducing “The Booth” with Sue Heilbronner — It’s Worth a Shot (figuratively…or literally)

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It seems every day between Thanksgiving and the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza trifecta now has an alliterative theme, so as of now “Shop Women Leaders Wednesday” is a thing. I’ve looked high and low, I have scoured the landscape of possible gift recommendations, and then, I just decided to tell you about the companies I love with one…

Read more Shop Women Leaders Wednesday: The First Annual MergeLane Holiday Gift Guide

Wendy Lea has had a lifetime of high-profile successes in building successful businesses. Leaving Get Satisfaction after years as CEO, Wendy was lured to Cincinnati to develop and grow an enduring business ecosystem that brings together startups, bigcos, government nonprofits, neighborhoods and even the clergy. The results already have been amazing. But Wendy is not…

Read more Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, A Manifester, Bridge Builder, and Wildly Introspective Leader

This post, written by MergeLane co-founder Sue Heilbronner, first appeared at her site. This policy also applies to all MergeLane activities, including our November Women’s Leadership Camp. We wanted to be sure to share her thinking (our thinking) here as well. As of today, I’m formally enacting a new lifetime policy: a money-back guarantee on…

Read more New Lifetime Policy: A Money-Back Guarantee on Everything

MergeLane is a winner of the $50,000 Small Business Association’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for 2016 for the second year in a row. The SBA today announced a total of $3.4 million in federal awards for startup accelerators who are making an impact to an underserved market or population. There were 400 applicants in 2016,…

Read more MergeLane Startup Accelerator Wins Second $50,000 SBA Growth Award

Most transformative ideas over the past 15 years have come from startups. The freedom to experiment creatively and to fail quickly produces true disruption. Leveraging combined decades of experience by the MergeLane founders in working with leaders on innovation, MergeLane is launching a new program this year to immersively share these strategies. The inaugural Innovation…

Read more MergeLane Announces New Innovation Camp – Apply Now

MergeLane Accelerator Applications Open

Today we opened the application for the second class of the MergeLane accelerator. Our 2016 class — starting on February 1, 2016 – will comprise 10 fantastic startups with least one female in leadership. We could not be more excited about meeting these entrepreneurs.