Announcing a live chat with Smule Chief Product Officer Prerna Gupta. Smule Chief Product Officer Prerna Gupta will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, September 5th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Prerna will appear live via video chat broadcast right here.
Prerna Gupta is Chief Product Officer at Smule, the leading developer of social music creation apps, like the #1 hit app Songify, an app that turns speech into music. Smule’s apps have over 100 million downloads and over 1 Billion songs created to date. Previously, Prerna co-founded Khush, the leading developer of intelligent music apps, and led the company to profitability and acquisition by Smule in 2011. She was also responsible for producing viral videos for her products that have reached over 200 million views. Prior to her foray into entrepreneurship, Prerna worked in consulting at Monitor Group and early-stage venture capital at Summit Partners. She studied Economics at Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2004. Prerna was voted one of FastCompany’s Most Influential Women in Technology 2011, and her writing has been featured in the New York Times and TechCrunch. She is also a budding angel investor and Resident Mentor at 500 Startups..#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you're just starting up, a current business owner, or you run an organization that supports entrepreneurs, sign up for #StartupLab today for real-world advice from some of the coolest entrepreneurs on the planet.Check Yahoo! tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT), when Prerna will answer questions from the audience live via video chat.Photo courtesy of Kasper Prerna Gupta.