Sit Down Startup
Sit Down Startup
Mar 23, 2021
Mary Louise Cosmetics’ Akilah Releford on following good ideas
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Mary Louise Cosmetics is a natural and organic skincare brand. Founded in 2017, CEO, Akilah Releford, was inspired by many of the homemade beauty remedies used by her grandmothers. So, she started the company in her university dorm room. In this episode, hear Akilah in conversation with Marissa Tree, Zendesk’s Senior Director of Public Relations. Learn:

  • Why a good business idea is always worth following through on
  • The power of frugal bootstrap founders to investors and VCs 
  • How to avoid comparing yourself to other founders
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