Alexandra Cavoulacos


The Muse

Alexandra Cavoulacos

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What You'll Learn

  • The myths and benefits of going through an accelerator program, and why the prestige should not negate the hard work it takes.
  • How the stresses of a startup evolve and change as you achieve success.
  • Why it’s important for founders to put themselves outside of their comfort zone; “just fucking launch.”
  • Gender biases and how to navigate them in raising venture.

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Grüner Veltliner

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Episode Details

There comes a time when a person struggles with the “What If” moment in their life and/or career. For Alexandra Cavoulacos, that fork in the road came when she had to decide between continuing down the stable and successful partner track as a consultant at McKinsey or to throw caution to the wind and create her own company, The Muse, a startup she co-founded with Kathryn Minshew. Over glasses of Alsatian white wine, generously provided by Alphabet City Wine Company (, she discusses how she and Kathryn had been burned creating a startup once before and why, since choosing the startup route, she hasn’t looked back.

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