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- Startups - Gina Bianchini of Mightybell - TWiST #274

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Published on Jul 13, 2012

1:00 Welcome everyone, I'm excited to finally have serial entrepreneur Gina Bianchini on the program.
1:45 We love MailChimp--and you will too! Sign up today and tell them TWiST sent you!
3:45 Gina, you've used MailChimp, right?
4:15 How big was Ning at its peak?
5:30 What compelled you to start a business in 2004?
9:15 Gina: By the time I left, we were adding 1 million new Ning users every 14 days.
10:30 Did you agree with the decision to make it a paid service?
12:30 What did you learn from that experience as an entrepreneur?
16:45 How does Mightybell differ from Ning?
19:00 What does Mightybell 1.0 look like?
24:00 What is a group-first social product?
25:00 Thank you to Squarespace for supporting TWiST! Everyone thank @Squarespace.
27:30 It seems like you've made a conscious change with Mightybell to be design-first.
30:45 How does the mobile experience translate to groups?
37:45 What do you think of Quora?
40:15 Gina: When a community forms using software, they rarely ever leave.
42:00 What about location-based networks?
46:30 Do women have less opportunity in the Valley today than men?
49:30 Gina: "I look forward to the day when someone doesn't think 'we need a woman, call Gina'."
50:30 What about harassment? Has that ever been an issue for you?
54:45 How is it an advantage for you, being a serial entrepreneur?
58:15 What do you worry about now that you didn't used to worry about?
59:15 Gina: Have a huge vision for your startup.
1:01:45 This has been one of the best conversations I've ever had on the program. Thank you so much, Gina.
1:02:15 Everyone follow @Mightybell. If you're an amazing developer, you might want to email gina@mightybell.com. We'll see you next time.

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