Streaming live on Mashable, Rent the Runway founder Jennifer Fleiss will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, September 6. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s program #StartupLab, Fleiss will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.
Jennifer (Jenny) Fleiss is an entrepreneur at heart. She started her career at Morgan Stanley in the strategic planning group, where she crafted long-term company strategy. She then moved on to Lehman Brothers’ asset management group, where she was responsible for analyzing business growth opportunities through acquisitions, international expansion and new product strategies. A natural leader, Fleiss founded an essay editing and coaching service for college applicants, and built the idea into an online tutoring company. In 2007, Fleiss began Harvard Business School, where she met friend and fellow co-founder, Jennifer (Jenn) Hyman. As section mates, the two women met frequently to discuss entrepreneurial ideas, one of which was Rent the Runway. Designed to solve the common “closet full of clothes but nothing to wear” problem, Fleiss and Hyman launched Rent the Runway in November 2009.
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#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only non-profit organization comprised of over 500 of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs who have collectively generated tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. #StartupLab offers millions of entrepreneurs, small business owners and startup founders the tactical advice they need to launch and grow new businesses via live, interactive video chats, educational content and mentorship opportunities -- right on Facebook.
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Check Mashable tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT), when Fleiss will answer questions from the audience live via video chat.
You can also sign up for an email reminder of the chat by visiting this registration page.
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