Poornima Vijayashanker Founder of Femgineer (left) and Agustina Sartori, Co-founder CEO at GlamST (right)

The Challenges Immigrant Tech Entrepreneurs Face

Interview with Agustina Sartori, Co-founder CEO at GlamST

Welcome to a brand new season of FemgineerTV!

We’ve got some great guests lined up for you this season, and we’ll be tackling some tough topics related to startups, design, engineering, product development, and leadership.

To kick the season off, we’re going to be tackling one of the toughest topics that not a lot of people talk about: The Challenges Immigrant Tech Entrepreneurs Face.

Whether you’re an immigrant, thinking of immigrating to the US, or just a startuper, you’re sure to be inspired by this episode, because we talk about what it takes to overcome a number of obstacles and setbacks over a 4 year period before breaking into the US market with big customers and investors!

Agustina Sartori, the CEO & Co-Founder of Glam St shares how she began her career as a software engineer in Uruguay working at a startup, and then decided to strike out on her own with her co-founder Carolina Bañales to build Glam St.

Watch and learn:

  • How she and her co-founder landed their first big client L’Oreal before building anything!
  • How they built their first prototype.
  • Alternate sources of funding they pursued because there aren’t a lot of investors in Uruguay.
  • How cultivating a level of self-awareness when talking to potential customers and investors is beneficial to attracting them.
  • Why it’s important to build relationships with organizations who can help you grow your business like accelerators.

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