First Impressions - Notes from Elise

Posted by Elise Voglewede on September 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Every year, girls prepare for the first day of school. They may want the perfect outfit, haircut, and nails to make the best first impression to their peers and their teachers. Now with the Nailbot, girls can have an easy ice breaker right on their nails. The Nailbot can easily print any of your hobbies or interests on your nails with the press of a button. The nail art done by the Nailbot can initiate conversations that could lead to acquaintances or even future friendships. What are some of the things you would like to put on your nails? I know I would love to put something related to either NASA, diving, or Girl Scouts.

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Blast Off With Nailbot

Posted by Elise Voglewede on September 01, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Looking back on my busy summer, I can tell you that one of my favorite memories is going to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. I was selected to visit Goddard for five days to learn more about space! During the week, I was able to talk to lots of NASA professionals, including the head of the largest heliophysics division in the word. The Parker Solar Probe that just launched, will orbit the Sun closer than any other man made object has before! Just as this probe has launched, soon Preemadonna’s Nailbot will be launching.

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1871 Pitch - From Preemadonna Ambassador to Entrepreneur

Posted by Alan Phung on August 20, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Outside of interning for Preemadonna and helping with Nailbot, I've been an active entrepreneur exploring new business ideas. On July 19th 2018, I did my first business pitch. My business is called SquareOne and we focus of providing teens with career development programs through the use of our app. We created a platform that connects programs looking for high school students to students. This Pitch competition was held at 1871 and was organized through a group called Future Founders. This was a great experience because 2 weeks leading up the pitch I was given guidance by Future Founders on how to properly develop my business plan.

Throughout the two weeks no one really minded my nails. People even gave me comment on how nice and long my nails were. I remember a couple of days into the program I engaged in a very lively conversation on how to keep I keep my nails nice and long. So, my nails didn't affect me negatively at all.

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Elise - Dynamic Intern & Ambassador

Posted by Elise Voglewede on August 15, 2018 at 3:34 PM

My name is Elise Voglewede, and I am a Sophomore at St. Joseph High School. Last year, I was a delegate at the National Girl Scout Convention in Columbus, Ohio. At the convention I was able to meet so many empowering women, including Preemadonna’s founder Pree Walia. I was extremely excited by the prospect of the Nailbot, and how it could make doing my nails more efficient and creative.

 

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History of Nails

Posted by Alan Phung on July 04, 2018 at 4:52 PM

In today’s American society, it is fair to say when males paint their nails it is considered stange. However, thousands of years ago painting nails was normal for men. Here where some examples.

In 3200 BC, people in Babylonia wore different nail polish colors to signify classes. The darker the color the higher class you are and alternatively the lighter colors were for lower classes. Even the soldiers would put on black and green nail polish. They actually believed having those colors on would intimidate and instill fear into their enemies.

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Cultures & Nails

Posted by Alan Phung on July 02, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Why are men in the US who have nice nails are frowned upon and labeled as feminine? Having polished nails is a very natural thing and in many other cultures this is normal. In this blog, I will discuss 2 cultures where having nice nails is a good thing.

Chinese

Believe it or not, historically in Chinese culture men have long nails to symbolize wealth. If you were a farmer you did not have the luxury to have long nails because they would break under your workload. The rich had long nails to show that they did not have to work even a day in labor intensive  jobs. Today, Chinese males regardless of class now can have long nails. It has become a way for Chinese males to express themselves. Many chinese men would also say that having long nails look better. Sometimes older Chinese males also grow out their pinky nail because they believe that having a pinky longer than the first knuckle of your ring finger would bring them a better later life. It is not just in Chinese culture that this is normal.

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Lifting and Nails - Alan's Perspective

Posted by Alan Phung on June 20, 2018 at 5:06 PM

pow·er·lift·ing

ˈpou(ə)rˌliftiNG/

Noun

  1. a form of competitive weightlifting in which contestants attempt three types of lift in a set sequence.

When I started to power lift two years ago, I was told that having long nails would hinder my abilities. However, I went against those who said that and kept my nails long. I have not once broken my nails lifting weights.

 

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Hello Alan!

Posted by Alan Phung on June 15, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Meet the latest Preemadonna Ambassador and Intern!

Alan is a Freshman at Denison University. In High School he got very involved in the Chicago community.He worked on the executive board of both the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action and the Junior Economic Club. These student led non-profit organizations focused on teaching youth on how to become better leaders.  

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Welcome Tugba!

Posted by Tugba Rona on June 03, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Hi ladies!

My name is Tugba Rona, and I will be interning at Preemadonna this summer. I am starting my Full-Time MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the fall. I was actually born and raised around the Bay Area (specifically Palo Alto and San Jose) though I’m Turkish so I’m especially excited to be returning this summer after 8 years on the East Coast! I am truly looking forward to joining the dynamic and passionate Preemadonna team as they build more great products like the Nailbot. I am especially excited to learn how to navigate Silicon Valley from the expert herself, Pree!

 

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Meet Rebecca - our latest MBA Intern

Posted by Preemadonna on May 24, 2018 at 11:55 PM

My name is Rebecca Chau. I will be starting my MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business this fall. Originally from the Bay Area, I am excited not only be back home but also to join the Preemadonna team and to work in a very different context than my previous experience. I am a strong proponent of women in leadership positions and am looking forward to learning from Pree, Casey, and the rest of the team on how they have succeeded in a male-dominated startup world!

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Tales of a Little Hacker: Adventures at G.I.R.L. 2017

Posted by Marie Millan on January 05, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Wednesday Oct 4th : Day 1

I made it to Columbus, Ohio for the Girl Scout Convention all in one piece! After a five-hour flight, Pree and I landed in John Glenn Columbus International Airport and were immediately hit with signs for the convention everywhere we went. There were volunteers there ready to help us get to our hotel with ease to recharge our batteries for the next day. Even while we were on the bus to the hotel, everyone was chit chatting about whether they were here for the convention. Once Pree and I got settled in, we decided to stretch our legs and check out the Convention Center. I don’t know about you but I was not expecting the convention center to be so long. Maybe its my short legs that made it feel like walking from one side to the other was like walking through an expanse of prairie with the horizon ever stretching away from you. By the time we finally reached the Hall of Experiences where our Preemadonna booth would be, I could have sworn we had crossed state lines, but it was worth it though because I got to peek through the doors and what lay behind them got me super excited for tomorrow. I’m not going to tell you now because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. You’ll just have to wait till tomorrow to find out the awesomeness that is awaiting. For now, good night and get pumped for G.I.R.L. Con 2017!

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Jacquelene - Preemadonna Coder & Artist

Posted by Jacquelene Pham on August 18, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Hello beautiful Preemadonnas!

My name is Jacquelene Pham and I am moving toward my junior year at UCSC aiming for my B.S. degree in computer engineering. I have a loving family and group of friends back at home that continues to support each other to become better people. Scrolling through my social media feed one day, I found my friend Ankita, posting about a cool robot that left her painted nails fully designed– this was how I discovered Preemadonna. After hearing more about it, I was instantly amazed and inspired by how the organization put the two worlds of tech and beauty together. I knew it would be a wonderful place for me to contribute my passions and knowledge while learning more alongside the Preemadonna team.

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Charlotte Visits Preemadonna's Headquarters!

Posted by Preemadonna on August 01, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Hi Preemadonnas!


My name is Charlotte Horning and I am a sixth grader at The Kings Academy. I love coding, competitive cheerleading, and Starbucks. I remember when my dad picked me up from school one day and said that he had a surprise. He told me that he met this woman named Pree who has a company called Preemadonna. He said that her company created something called the Nailbot, and what it does is it prints designs on your fingernail. He also told me that I could go and meet Pree and the girls that work there and spend the day learning about the Nailbot and coding. As soon as I came home, I went to the Preemadonna website and found some videos of the Nailbot. I was fascinated by how it worked and wanted to learn more!

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Welcome Anisha - Creative Coder & College Intern

Posted by Anisha Tavva on July 08, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Hi Preemadonnas,

My name is Anisha Tavva and I am a rising third year at the University of California, Santa Cruz pursuing a BS in Computer Science. A couple of fun facts of myself include: I love exploring nature, I love reading&binge watching TV, I love to spend time with my family&friends. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and love exploring the vast food places and nature sites. I absolutely love spending my time in the city, San Francisco. I am a barista at a local café in my school and love interacting with people. I am beyond excited to be a summer intern for Preemadonna!

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