From Hollywood to Hackathons: How Cooper Harris Launched Her Startup and Built Her Business

Posted November 14, 2016

Matt Hunckler

CEO & Founder

Cooper Harris Powderkeg Podcast Guest

Our guest today is Cooper Harris, who not only has an impressive background, but has an impressive background in two different fields!

She started her career in New York, where she landed a part in the soap opera, As The World Turns. But she eventually moved to Los Angeles and stepped into the Hollywood scene.

After appearing in several movies and other TV shows, Harris became interested in entrepreneurship and started attending hackathons.

Harris won the AT&T Hackathon in Los Angeles, and then went on the first Innovation and Tech Summit during the Sundance film festival, called Collective. UKTI Innovation Award, alongside Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas.

And in February of 2015, she started a company named Klickly, an impulse buying platform and SaaS (or software as a service) product. It’s built for those of us with very short attention spans. Her technology allows one touch purchases across social streams, and in emails.

You can learn more about her company at Klickly.com, and you can reach her @CooperHarris on twitter.

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In this episode with Cooper Harris you’ll learn:

  • The importance of having good story-telling skills as a tech entrepreneur. (24:22)
  • How to convince people to meet with you. (31:08)
  • Tips for perfecting your pitch. (33.26)

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Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

People:

Joel McHale

Taylor Swift

Eminem

Companies:

Warby Parker

Bonobos

Mandy’s

Websites:

klickly.com

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Matt Hunckler

CEO & Founder

Matt is the founder and CEO of Powderkeg, a network of local communities with global reach for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and top talent. Powderkeg entrepreneurs have collectively raised more than $500 million in capital and are disrupting industries, creating wealth, and changing the world from areas beyond Silicon Valley. Hunckler has led successful teams with his own ventures, as well as Inc. 500 companies and venture-funded tech startups. He's been named an Under 30 CEO Entrepreneur to Watch and an IBJ Forty Under 40 Honoree for his entrepreneurial endeavors. @hunckler