19 Aug
Our New Set by Laurel & Wolf

You may have noticed on the TV pilot of The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper that the Valley Girl has changed her look -- in more ways than one!  To celebrate her big move from the computer screen to the TV screen, the Valley Girl decided that a fresh new look for her set was in order, so Jesse called upon her friends at Laurel & Wolf, an online home design company (for which she is an investor!) to do what they do best.  

At Laurel & Wolf, multiple designers competed to fulfil our vision, and then we picked the winning design within our budget, including a style board, a furniture plan, shopping list, along with instructions for the designer.   Their 3-step process was so efficient!  

Here's the skinny on how it works: 1. Tell them about your space.  Take the style quiz and create a room profile.  They ask you a few questions to get a feel for your space and your needs, and then you chose a package and lauch the contest between the Laurel & Wolf designers, all based in the U.S., competing to create your dream space.  2. You'll then recieve multiple designs from their network of professional designers.  You can give the designers feedback during the contest so that they can improve their designs.  3. Finally, choose the winning design!  L&W guarantees (100% money-back!) that you'll walk away with a design you'll love!

We couldn’t be happier with the Valley Girl’s new set!  Since L&W works with both residential and commercial spaces (including hospitality, retail, space planning, home staging, project management, and event design!) which space of yours will you use them for?  

#getyourdesignon     Also, be sure to check out their blog for a little design inspiration! 

Here's a pic of our original set from our web show days! We certainly were thinking pink!

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf

This is one of the design boards we were sent from the Laurel & Wolf design team.  While we didn't end up going with it, we absolutely adore its feminie feel! 

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf Design Board

Below is a picture of the winning design board that our team picked!  While we will always love pink, we love how this design mixes it up with a touch of teal! 

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf design board option 2

Can't forget the finished product! Here's a behind the scenes shot of the new set!  Thank you so much Laurel & Wolf!! We LOVE our new VGS stage! 

The Valley Girl Show Set Laurel and Wolf

The Valley Girl Show Set Jesse Draper

13 Aug
Valley Girl Show Promo on Alice 97.3

Hooman Khalili on Alice 97.3 made a promo for The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper for all of his listeners. 

Everyone in the Bay is loving The Valley Girl!  Be sure to tune in! 

#letstalkbusiness #radioalice #hooman #sarahandvinnie 

Sarah and Vinnie promo for The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper

07 Aug
VidCon 2014

The videos have loaded and buffered, the paid advertisements have been skipped, and video playlists watched through… Vidcon 2014 has come and gone, and our one and only Valley Girl had a chance to interview some of the biggest movers and shakers in the online video world at this incredible annual event. Vidcon is the largest convention celebrating online videos in the world, celebrating fans, video creators, and online video lovers of all kinds.
Fast Company sent Jesse to the convention to interview some of our favorite YouTube celebrities, and have just this week released four videos featuring her interviews. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the title of the video, and click on the stars’ names to check out their YouTube channels! As they say on YT, be sure to #clickonthelinkbelow and #subscribe  

“What The Biggest YouTube Stars Really Think About The Agencies Controlling Content” featuring the Valley Girl’s interviews about multi-channel networks with iJustine, Bethany Mota, Hannah Hart, What’s Up Elle, and EvanTubeHD.
Fast Company Jesse Draper Valley Girl Interviews at VidCon

“The Audience-Building Secrets Of Top YouTube Stars” featuring Jesse’s interviews with SMOSH and MysteryGuitarMan.
Fast Company Jesse Draper Valley Girl Interviews at VidCon

“The Art Of Selling The Brand Of You On YouTube” has great insights on how to grow a business when the business is you, where Jesse interviews Ingrid Nilsen (Miss Glamorazzi), and gathers onsite from YT celebs Stevie Boebi (Stevie and Sarah), Evan Gregory (The Gregory Brothers), Rebecca Black (Rebecca), and more!
Fast Company Jesse Draper Valley Girl Interviews at VidCon

“Get Rich Or Die Lol-ing: The Truth About Making It On YouTube” is a fun video where Jesse talks to full-time YouTubers iJustine, Bethany Mota, Hannah Hart, and What’s Up Elle.
Fast Company Jesse Draper Valley Girl Interviews at VidCon

05 Aug
TV Premiere Party

Sunday night was a great night for "The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper", the Valley Girl herself, and all involved with the production of the show!!

As many of you may know, after five fab years since Jesse launched her show online, she made the giant leap to TV, and we at VG are so, so proud of her!! The show premiered this past Sunday, Aug 3, and many startups, techies, sponsors, and family and friends were in attendance to celebrate the occasion and to watch the episode on the big screen—literally!! A very large projection screen was set up in a swanky viewing room with rows of cushions set up for guests to laugh along and learn about all the new technologies premiered on the show!  Here's to many more interviews and high fives to come!  #cheers 

Some of Jesse's best girl friends came to support her! 

The night wouldn't have been possible without the support from our awesome producers! 

The Valley Girl's brothers came to support their big sis!
Jesse, Billy, and Adam Draper

Check out the big screen!

The crowd loved the show!  Three cheers for the Valley Girl! 

01 Aug
More about our latest guests…

Richard Berwick, Co-Founder of Twindom

Twindom uses a special camera and rotating platform to capture a 3D scanning of you! Twins are used for many occasions from wedding cake toppers, to capturing new beginnings, accomplishments, and more! Check out Twindom’s website to book your own 3D Photo Session today! 

Twitter: @Twindom3D
Instagram: @Twindom3D


Suneel Gupta, Founder and CEO of Rise

Rise is the diet app that allows you to have a private nutrition expert right in your pocket! Visit the Rise website to read on inspiring weight-loss stories and download the app!

Twitter: @Rise


Alisa Gould-Simon, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Pose

Pose is the “Instagram of Fashion,” it is the app that helps you buy, sell, and trade clothes! Pose is available for iOS and Android, download the app today!

Twitter: @Pose
Instagram: @PoseApp


Todd Wagner, Billionaire Philanthropist and Founder of Chideo

Chideo (Charity + Video= Chideo) allows users to inexact with their favorite celebrities all in the name of doing good. Chideo was recently named Best New App in the App Store!

Twitter: @Chideo
Instagram: @Chideo


94Fifty is a GPS Basketball that connects to your smartphone and helps you improve on your basketball techniques. The ball is set to measure shot arc, release, backspin, dribble power and more!

Twitter: @94Fifty
Instagram: @94Fifty

and Rick Barry had blast playing a 1 on 1 game with the 94Fifty basketball! 



Google Glass 

Google Glass is the handsfree computer you can wear, Jesse is now a Glass Explorer! 

Twitter: @googleglass
Instagram: @googleglass


31 Jul
The Valley Girl's 5 Tips for Startup Success

5 tips for startup success

1. No one is an island. Isolation rarely leads to success. Everyone needs support from time to time! Find people with similar passion and dissimilar ways of thinking, whether they’re mentors or friends who believe in you, your mission, and who can give good advice.

2. Believe wholeheartedly in your product. You will be spending days and nights and weekends and all of your free time on this company.  Throwing 100% of your energy into something you aren’t passionate about is draining. You passion will shine through to your employees and investors. 

3. Stick with It. If you believe in your company, you should see it through. If your heart if halfway in it, maybe being an entrepreneur isn’t the right path. 

4. The customer is always right. If you are consumer facing, listen to what your customers want and adapt accordingly. Know when to pivot. Change isn’t bad. Missions change. Companies change. Don’t assume you’re the smartest person on the subject. 

5. Be Fearless. There are large companies out there. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for your company. If you don’t believe in your product, why should your investors? 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs

And be sure to tune into the television premiere of "The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper" on Sunday, August 3 on KICU channel 36!