She Knew A Great Market, But The Rest Was Trial By Fire Samantha Shaddock “I dropped everything I knew (thriving small business, friends and family) at the age of 33 to move from Texas (where I was born and raised) to San Francisco to start in an entirely new industry (technology). I had no idea how to build software or a team, but I knew a great market. I came to San Francisco with no full-time engineers and one offshore contractor. I had a belief that I could somehow convince parents to use my product, and eventually could recruit a team. Fast forward six months and I’m in my own office in SOMA with two full-time engineers and a team of seven, including me. That was awesome.” ~ Emmie Chang, CEO of Camperoo. Read more about the early days of this gutsy broad’s startup here.