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Clara Brenner

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Clara Brenner earned her BA from New York University. Then the co-founder of Tumml obtained her MBA from MIT Sloan. She first worked with AECOM, GVA Advantis, and Monument Realty. She then moved to WestMill Capital as a real estate investment associate. She is a member of the MIT Sloan alumni board.

She is the co-founder of Tumml with Julie Lein, based in San Francisco. Tumml is an urban venture accelerator striving to help entrepreneurs solve urban problems and concerns. In January 2014, Forbes listed her as a 30 under 30 for her social entrepreneur work. A nonprofit company, Tumml holds a four month program where they invite companies in the early stage of start-up to visit their office and obtain seed funds, support, and start-up services in order for them to impact their city and community.

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Tumml (Co-Founder)

Lessons Learned

As far as lessons learned, I have two. The first lesson is that you have to be persistent. You cannot give up if you want success. My second lesson would be to consider going into a business that you care about. Most of the companies we help were founded by people looking for a personal solution or having a personal concern. If you understand a problem, that you will have a greater odds of coming up with the solution to the problem.

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My parents have always emphasized to me that every person has an obligation to give back in some way to his or her community. This message has really stuck with me.

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Try to tackle a problem youve experience first-hand.

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At Tumml, we see small and local business services as a growing theme in the pool of startups applying to our program.

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Influential Books

H.W. Brands - The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

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