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Jeanette Cajide
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Jeanette Cajide is VP of Corporate Development for Dialexa, an innovation-focused design and engineering firm. Most recently she helped launch Dialexa Labs, Dialexa's internal start-up incubator. The first company to launch out of Labs in 2014 was Vinli, an Internet of Things platform for your car. Jeanette is also a cofounder of the Levant International Startup Association (“LISA”).

Jeanette was a co-founder of Blurtt, an iPhone app that helped people create anonymous visual statements. Prior to Blurtt, Jeanette was a Manager at Accenture tasked with helping the firm build new business models. Jeanette also spent several years on Wall Street in the investment banking program at Merrill Lynch. She also worked at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group.

She has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeanette is contributing writer for The Huffington Post and TechCrunch.

Entries by Jeanette Cajide

Stop Over-Scheduling Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 10:38 AM


Being busy is a badge of honor. We brag about how little we sleep, how much we work as if saying, "Look at me! I'm a machine!" I know because I used to be this person. There are a few reasons for your...

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The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 9:22 AM


The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion connected devices will be on the Internet. If Facebook has its wish of connecting the other

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How a Gen Xer Came to Understand and Value Snapchat

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 12:11 PM


I have always considered myself ahead of technology trends, but I have downloaded and deleted Snapchat at least three times in the last two years. For the first time using consumer tech, I did not know what to do. I felt ancient. Then...

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Are Beacons the QR Code of 2015?

(4) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 1:14 PM


Beacon technology, currently used in some parks, museums, retail stores and restaurants, has failed to gain any meaningful traction in the last few years. It's a familiar feeling to me because it is reminiscent of a time in 2010 when marketers and advertisers...

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How Rejection Fueled My Fire

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:35 AM


When I was around 13 or 14 years old, I was playing baseball with my male cousins in my grandparent's backyard in New Jersey and my uncle said, "You can't play. Girls don't play baseball. You'll get hurt." My uncle was...

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Allow Yourself to Feel Pain

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 10:34 AM

I've been called "a force of nature." I do not cry often, at least not in public. When I do it is more out of self-pity than true genuine sadness. When bad things happen to me, I smile and move on -- until I get home. Then I process every...

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Anonymous Social Networks Are Catching On Again

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 5:14 PM

Anonymous self-expression is making a comeback. Yes, you read correctly, a comeback. In the late 1990s, there was a website called Just A Tip. Just A Tip allowed you to send people anonymous tips. It was a cleverly designed website and ahead of its time. The website allowed you to...

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling

(2) Comments | Posted July 5, 2013 | 7:09 PM

I never thought being a woman in business was a disadvantage. I grew up in a household where my mother was the primary breadwinner. My father also worked full-time and took on the role as my main caregiver as my mother worked longer hours, went to college at night, and...

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Is Pinterest Worth $2.5 Billion Dollars?

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 4:50 PM

Pinterest is one of my favorite companies for obvious and not so obvious reasons. The least obvious is that contrary to popular opinion, Pinterest is not an overnight success and I was one of the first people to voice this publically on Twitter nearly a year ago. It...

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Lessons From Friendship

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:04 PM

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- Christopher Robin to Pooh

November 30 is always a bad day for me because on November 30, 2006 I learned the meaning of loss and love. I was gearing...

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US-Cuba Policy: Moving Forward

(8) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 4:50 PM

In the early '90s when Russia pulled its aid from Cuba, the Cuban economy collapsed. This is what is called in Cuba as the "Special Period." Times were extremely tough during this time for the Cuban people. Today, Cuba is vulnerable to the volatility of the Venezuelan government and if...

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Facebook's Gift Platform Makes the Act of Giving Easier

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 4:18 PM

Shares of Facebook rose a little more than 6 percent on Friday after the social network launched a new service that will let users send gifts to their friends. The process of sending a gift is quite simple. As easily as you can post a link, text message...

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How I Overcame the Fear of Failure

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 6:05 PM

When I was 11 years old I was at a crossroad in my life: to continue training for U.S. Junior Nationals in figure skating or train to become a professional ballet dancer. Ideally I would have done both and followed in the footsteps of my idol, Katherine Healy, a former...

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May You Be Crazy And Courageous Enough

(4) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 4:34 PM

"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am."

The quote above is from one of my favorite movies, Alice in Wonderland. If...

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How Does Facebook Keep the Buzz Going Post-IPO?

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 5:09 PM

Last week investors were clamoring to get a piece of the Facebook action as the company had the third largest IPO in U.S. history, with a market cap at just over $104 billion. Monday, the stock closed at a low of $34.03 or 10.99 percent down with a...

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Facebook's Saverin Has a New Conservative Fan Base

(14) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Eduardo Saverin, a cofounder of Facebook, fled Brazil to Miami at age 13 when kidnappers threatened his wealthy family. This story is a common one for many Latin Americans. My own family fled Cuba in the late 1960s, were put under house arrest, and while well-educated forced into labor camps...

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Expressing How We Truly Feel Is Not Easy, But It's Worth It

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 4:34 PM

I am the founder of a startup whose name means to utter impulsively. I believe that when you are impulsive with your words, it's usually the truth, and truth is an important value to me. People who know me well would argue that expressing my feelings is not an issue...

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Do You Place Your Faith in Fear or in Greatness?

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 11:26 AM

"I used to walk down the street like I was a f*cking star... I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be -- and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth." ~ Lady Gaga

I heard...

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