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The Impact of Community on Launching Your Startup With Anne Cocquyt

Launching Your Startup With Anne Cocquyt

This week Charli and Bethany (in her first episode back from maternity leave) talk about International Women’s Day and how you can participate.

Then Charli interviews Anne Cocquyt, founder of GUILD.

Anne Cocquyt, originally from Stuttgart Germany, is a serial entrepreneur and super-connector in Silicon Valley. After a career in the corporate world of IT, finance and digital health, she developed and sold a consumer product startup and founded the GUILD ( The GUILD is an AI-powered community of entrepreneurs and innovators from 50+ countries to connect and collaborate on new ideas and business ventures.

In 2020 Anne launched the GUILD Academy and helped over 100 first-time female entrepreneurs in the GUILD Academy programs launch their business Silicon Valley Style. She mentors, advises and coaches startup founders in rapid prototyping, business strategy, go-to-market, and fundraising. Anne ran Genentech’s first global startup competition and continues to connect the GUILD’s founder and funder on the platform and at virtual summits to change the odds for female entrepreneurs and leaders.

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Charli founded Empowering Brands in 2011. It is a digital media and marketing services company which created Empowering Pumps & Equipment and Empowering Women in Industry.

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