Hello Alice

A free multi-channel platform sourcing funding, networks and services for entrepreneurs while tracking data and trends to increase success rates.

Founder and CEO
Carolyn Rodz
Industry
Software
Location
Santa Rosa, CA
Founded
2017
Industry
IT Services

Carolyn Rodz is no stranger to entrepreneurship: She’s started two digital marketing businesses (one successful, one less so) and ran a luxury retail copmany. More recently, she launched a virtual accelerator aimed at women and people of color, then teamed up with fellow entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore to evolve that program into Hello Alice, a learning platform for under-represented founders. The platform has partners including eBay and PepsiCo and is free to entrepreneurs.

The partnership between Rodz and Gore has been key to the success of Hello Alice: Rodz and her family moved in with Gore and her family in the Bay Area – so four kids total -- to get Hello Alice off the ground. When Rodz’ dad died right before Hello Alice launched, Gore jumped in, and Rodz took over when Gore’s mom was diagnosed with cancer. And when possible, they’re looking out for their larger community of entrepreneurs. When Hello Alice raised its most recent round of funding, it designed legal language to make it easier to get rid of investors who turn out to be harassers or assaulters – and is making that language available to other founders, too. –Gabrielle Bienasz

Other Inc. Honors

  1. 2020
  2. 2020

MORE COMPANY INFORMATION

LinkedIn
linkedin.com/company/helloalice
Website
helloalice.com