The photoshoot day went amazing… now it’s time for your interview. We’re a little biased, but New York is one of the best places to be if you’re a female founder. You know it, we know it! Let’s help to show it to the rest of the world.
The below questions will help you showcase you and your business in the best way possible. When you choose the ones you’d like to answer always think about the reader and what you’d like to emphasize the most.
Copy & paste them into an email (or google doc) & send them to Justyna (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Cody (CJacobs@sbs.nyc.gov)
YOUR NAME: _______________
YOUR WEBSITE: _____________
1. FINISH THE SENTENCES
It would be a dream to be mentored by (…) because (…)
New York is amazing city to do business in because (…)
If I could get advice from one person (dead or alive) it would be (...) because (…).
The most exciting innovation to me is (...).
2. GIVE US YOUR BEST ELEVATOR PITCH
In at least three or four sentences tell us what you do.
Sell the readers your business & make them want more. Think “elevator pitch” – What do you do? How is your business different? What kinds of products/ services do you offer? What ignited the spark? Get to the point & present it in the best way possible.
You want them to click on your website to find out more, write you an email, use your service or purchase your product! This is your moment to catch their attention, tell them what it is you do, and create interest.
3. OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS
Please select 3 (or more if you’d like) questions from the options offered below and write down at least 3-4 sentences for each question. Please choose questions that you feel the most passionate about answering.
*mandatory* Can you share a story from an event or a meeting that happened because of WE NYC that influenced you or the business in any way? What was it? Why was it impactful?
*mandatory* What do you think is amazing about doing business in New York? What resources do the women entrepreneurs of NYC need?
What did you want to do when you were a child? What changed since? Why?
What are your favorite business tools and/or resources and why?
What is a good article or book you have read recently? Why did you like it so much? What’s one important lesson you learned? (share a link if it’s an article)
Imagine you can choose how your future in 5 years looks like. What is it? Why?
What do you think is the biggest obstacle for female founders? How can we overcome it?
How do you generate new ideas to stay relevant on the market? Is it important to innovate in your space?
What are your short/long term goals?
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Was it difficult get capital/investors? Has anyone underestimated you as a female entrepreneur? If yes, how did you handle it?
If you employ people: What do you think about company culture? What are some of your tips on being a good leader?
Who is the one super successful person you look up to? Why them? Can you share their quote/ideology that inspires you the most?
4. THE END
You are done! Thank you! Please send these over to Justyna (email@example.com) and Cody (CJacobs@sbs.nyc.gov)