BurdaStyle co-founder Nora Abousteit was recently featured in Fast Company’s video series highlighting risk-taking, young entrepreneurs called Change Generation! Check out Nora talk about the beginnings of BurdaStyle, what she’s learned along the way and what it takes to start and run a successful business. Go Nora!

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    So nice to get a glimpse of how this site started. Well done Nora – hard work pays off.

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    Dec 25, 2010, 02.59 PMby sewlikeabee6

    You are right life there is always risks,I agree with you . one day you might be doing this and down the road you may do somthing else it is the way you act on it and the way you treat people and live is not always easy. Nora i love your web site from you your partner and you have away of bringing people together about ideas,sharing. I feel like when I come to your web site I never know what is going to be on there that day, I mean that in a good way it is a fun web site I have meet on the web site some nice,smart,people who are on here for the same reason i am to share my ideas and what I know. i am not any better than anybody. So Thanks alot to you your partner,your staff and all the members, and hope it stays a nice place to visit and I know your web site will grow to great big porportions. Thanks again for sharing your story.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 01.28 AMby estudio

    It’s terrific to hear this story – advancing the art of sewing through the use of media!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 01.27 AMby diayag

    I’ve been a member or visitor since the start and it never occurred to me this was located in New York. I assumed, like Burda magazine, it was coming from Germany. I know the online community is global, which appeals to me.

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    Nov 7, 2010, 06.30 PMby nora

    Thanks guys for all your nice comments! This platform wouldn’t be anything without you, it’s really all about the members, so thanks for being so creative, for sharing, and thank you for being patient when things are not perfect;)

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    Nov 6, 2010, 05.16 PMby eringilday

    Wow, that was so inspiring! I love your advice about not waiting and just going for it. I realized that’s my business AND sewing philosophy.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 08.00 PMby nidhi

    Nora, you are an inspiration to many! Thanks for this wonderful website!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 06.27 PMby rokonela

    I have been in love with Burda since I was a child when I was cutting my mother dresses. I work in a multinational company too and seeing this interview made realize how a small idea can turn into a something big. Great job Nora! I wish that all people could believe in their dreams and make them come true.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 08.24 PMby gedwoods

    I always love these glimpses into the creative process of one of my favorite heroines. We all take BurdaStyle for granted, as part of the Web 2.0 we live with today, but it took vision to step out and start this. Today it seems obvious, but it wasn’t, was it? It was a step into the unknown at the time. It took guts and brains to develop the idea. Kudos to Nora (and Benedikta, too)!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 07.01 AMby juebejue

    aww, what a great interview! thanks for sharing your experience of starting burdastyle! it seems like a lot of fun and a lot of work! great job :)

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