J. Kelly Hoey

Berlin to Lithuania to New York: The Travels Of An Accidental Entrepreneur

Two entrepreneurs from Berlin and Rome, meet in Portland, study in New York City then move to Bangkok to build a company — there is no punch line, as this is no joke. For the team behind AI travel assistant, Claire, building their startup outside of Silicon Valley is as much about lean methodology as it is the global promise of technology.

Felicia Schneiderhan is an economist and journalist. She has studied at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Humboldt University Berlin and New York University (NYU) in New York. During her undergraduate studies, Felicia pursued internships in the German parliament (for the former Minister of Science and Education) and at the European Affairs Consulting Group in Brussels. Her career goals aligned with her studies: ultimately, Felicia hoped to work for the United Nations (or the European Union). Self-employment did not factor into her career plan.

Then entrepreneurship accidentally fell in her lap, starting in 2013.

Back in 2013 Felicia invented a new hair styling tool that part hair accessory and part curling device. It literally solves her own problem: her invention takes flat hair and turns into salon-worthy volume curls without the need of a trip to the salon…

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