Her Campus Media
Session: How to Start a Company with No Money, No Experience & No Business Education
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis co-founded Her Campus Media, the #1 new media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, in 2009 as an undergraduate at Harvard University. She has since grown the company to reach over 20 million users monthly across its flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 350+ campus chapters, 2,500+ member InfluenceHer Collective, annual proprietary programs College Fashion Week and Her Conference, bestselling book The Her Campus Guide to College Life, and more. Her Campus Media provides award-winning integrated marketing programs for clients including H&M, IKEA, L'Oreal Paris, and Merck, and has partnered with The Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama, The Office of the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and the US Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women's Health. Her Campus Media has been completely bootstrapped and profitable since launch.
Her Campus Media was a winner in Harvard's business plan competition and MassChallenge (world's largest start-up competition), and has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Top Small Business of the Year, Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women and 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women among other accolades. Stephanie has been named to Inc.'s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and she was a 2016 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman, and she has appeared on MSNBC, FOX25 News, NECN, and ABCNewsNow among others.