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So -- -- my attain as a woman who knows what she wants a molecular biology major in college turned venture capitalist.
Now cupcake -- Sophie is co-founder at Georgetown cupcake.
And she really did quit her day job to do it -- last.
Welcome Sophie thanks so much for being thanks for having so it started out -- career and molecular biology and now you -- -- cupcake operation that -- thousands of cupcakes every day.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Did you make the right decision you know it's funny because I definitely my career took.
Non typical path I graduate from Princeton with a degree not what your biology and into health care policy and then ended up in venture capital in Biotech investments right worked all -- -- startups in the medical device and Biotech field and I love the -- did.
But ever since I was little girl my sister we always dreamed of owning a business together specifically bakery and something we talked about all the time.
And but never quite acted on it because.
We didn't think that you know owning a bakery would kind of live up to our parents' expectations.
They wanted us to go to college -- -- business.
And so we sweet kid and talking and talking and after working venture capital arm for four years -- -- that all these wonderful entrepreneurs were so passionate but what they did.
And you know I think all entrepreneurs have this -- inside and I think it's an intrinsic quality that you have inside you and it was just a matter of time before and we did it and we have serious conversation.
Some act of seventh at that some.
-- -- this now -- never gonna do it.
So we just took the plunge we quit our jobs -- -- we are completely insane our families friends every one.
On because you're giving up something you know fairly stable for something very unknown and I think that's -- to -- a lot of partners face when they're making that decision -- quit their job or co op that's different path.
And for us it was you know that we it was like a do or die moment we had to do it and are we never -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- so given that.
What -- -- -- get to people who you know.
Always dream of ditching -- -- adapted go do something that they really want to do and it's been dreamed up what's what's the best buy and buy his advice is go for a big being partners one of the most rewarding decisions could ever make.
But it's going to be a lot of work so if you have a passion for something.
That's fantastic but you have to be willing to put like your whole life into it it's not you know a day job you know you pretty much -- 24/7 it is like having a child that you.
He you don't leave the office.
Lot of people to understand that it's -- we we started we thought okay well we're gonna have our own business and your Abbas.
But we had no idea how much her purpose commute you're if you're willing to put in the hard working haven't tried determination and passion they definitely do it is when most rewarding -- has been perhaps that's great I'm so glad that you are successful and all of your endeavors.
So you own -- with your sister Katherine.
So she's your sister and your business partner yeah what is that like what's the dynamic -- -- -- having your sister's a business partner is a very complex relationship.
For us that works out where your -- apart and we find that it helps us make the best decisions for business that we could have very frank discussions there's no you know excuse the pressure -- yeah.
We don't -- you know office politics we make the decisions that are right and sometimes it means having very honest frank discussions that you quite frankly can't have with other business associates and so.
That's actually really really helped us.
And we expect that trend destruct in five years in a week with the two of us to over former employees.
I think having that the and -- support built into your work environment helps a lot because we're not losing about the only time.
And also you have someone who knows your strengths and weaknesses you know almost better than you do when you happen when you have a sister -- -- -- business -- see or recommend it going -- visit I don't recommend for every one for those who watch our show they note that not nice to -- the -- -- all the time but -- That works for us that we have a very.
Complex eligible we can go at it with each other and have you know all out -- that the decisions amendments that are -- -- -- -- -- -- doesn't it doesn't work for everyone but if you have a very close relations at the -- That part having that person as a partner can be an advantage because you can have they know you're responsible -- certain other -- -- -- -- cents.
And I have a poster I think I shot -- hasn't Winston Churchill quote never never never give up what I think is great.
Yeah you know given your background.
What was the hardest lesson you learned while starting out as it.
I think the hardest lesson that we learned was that we had to be -- with a certain level of discomfort I think that's something that's all entrepreneurs learn that.
No I think being -- for -- already kind of comfortable with the notion of risk.
But for Katherine do you think are always looking for that debris -- he goes smoothly and kind of not the things that auto pilot -- where we wouldn't have any problems and I think we've -- entrepreneur.
Every day is trouble shooting every day.
Is you know adapting to change and you really do you have to live with a certain -- discomfort -- think I think.
That was the hardest lesson for us because we wanted everything kind of that's the easy but when you work for a large company.
All of these worries and fears and problems -- always tell someone to a thriller yet but you.
And you're not nerd buck stops -- the -- things that you feel I'm OK so you commenting co-founder and Georgetown cupcake thanks so much for being -- -- for --
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