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Andrea Michalek Shares Professional Experiences and Decision to Create Startup

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  • Date Added : 4/1/2002
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Andrea Michalek

  • Founder, 1-800-CTO
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1971 (Age: 49 years old)
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Biography

Andrea is the founder and president of 1-800-CTO, a consulting company that helps growth companies formulate their technology strategy and architecture.

Andrea is a seasoned dot-com entrepreneur who has directed the creation and management of over a dozen Internet properties. She is the former Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of EchoFactor.com - the web's largest repository of free XML news feeds. Prior to founding EchoFactor, she was the Director of Technology of Infonautics Corporation -- an Internet information company. Before venturing into the dot-com arena, Andrea was involved in the development of software for medical applications - first with GE and later with Picker International.

Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in computational biology form Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in computer science from Villanova University.

Actually, while I was with Infonautics, I spun off or attempted to spin off a company and that company was Ecofactor and you probably never heard of it because the spin off didn't go all the way through. It was a real leadership lesson as far as what it takes to get a company to let go of a technol...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Educational and Early Professional Background
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 2 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Professional Experiences and Decision to Create Startup
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 3 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 4 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses History of Entrepreneurship in Family
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 5 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Decision To Become an Entrepreneur
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 6 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Learning As She Grows The Business
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 7 of 24 Andrea Michalek States Key Factor Of Being An Entrepreneur Is Trying Things New Ways
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 8 of 24 Andrea Michalek States Some of Best Entrepreneurial Education Experiences Came From Biology Coursework
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 9 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Mentoring and Mentors
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Video 10 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Getting Funding For EcoFactor and Then Watching Deal Fall Through
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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  • 1 min. 16 sec.
Video 11 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Assumption That She Was Marketing Lead And Not Technology Lead
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 12 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Examples Of Gender and Age Differences In the Workplace
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 13 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Work-Life Balance
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 14 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Differences In How Men and Women Handle Work-Life Balance
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 15 of 24 Andrea Michalek States One Key To Success Is Being Stubborn
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 16 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Background Of Business 1-800-CTO
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 17 of 24 Andrea Michalek Discusses Long Term Strategy For Funding Micro Startups Like Topular
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Video 18 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Desire To Never Hire Employees
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Video 19 of 24 Andrea Michalek States Importance of Executing On Ideas and Desire to Build Sustainable Companies
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Video 20 of 24 Andrea Michalek States One of Biggest Surprises In Business Is Nature of People and Rush From Business Successes
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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  • 1 min. 16 sec.
Video 21 of 24 Andrea Michalek States Importance of Following Your Passion
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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Video 22 of 24 Andrea Michalek States One Advantage of Being An Entrpereneur Is Having Control
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
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Video 23 of 24 Andrea Michalek Shares Thoughts on Teams and Teamwork
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Video 24 of 24 Andrea Michalek States Keeping Equity Up Front Is Important If Company Is Going to Stay Small
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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  • 1 min. 33 sec.

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Andrea Michalek Shares Professional Experiences and Decision to Create Startup
  • Andrea Michalek - Interview - 1-800-CTO
  • 4/1/2002
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  • 1 min. 10 sec.