ChickRx, one of the winners of the New Media Women Entrepreneurs award, is gearing up to launch within the next two months. And they are quick to point out that winning the award has been instrumental in helping them prepare for a successful launch.

“Receiving this recognition enabled us to hire a fantastic web designer and
developer,” said Stacey Borden, co-founder and CEO of ChickRx. “We are working with Spiegel Design Group, based in Los Angeles, and glassfoundry, based in San Francisco. Eight-five per cent of the site’s coding has been completed and we are almost done with our homepage design.”

Winning this award has also enabled us to build a first-rate team of young
female writers
.”

ChickRx, one of the winners of the New Media Women Entrepreneurs award, is gearing up to launch within the next two months. And they are quick to point out that winning the award has been instrumental in helping them prepare for a successful launch.

“Receiving this recognition enabled us to hire a fantastic web designer and developer,” said Stacey Borden, co-founder and CEO of ChickRx. “We are working with Spiegel Design Group, based in Los Angeles, and glassfoundry, based in San Francisco. Eight-five per cent of the site’s coding has been completed and we are almost done with our homepage design.”

Harvard MBA student Stacey Borden and partner Meghan Muntean will lead a team of women in launching an “edgy, approachable, engaging” online health resource uniquely targeted to women, ages 18 to 27. Borden is the former campus relations director of 85 Broads, a national professional women’s group.

Since receiving this award, ChickRx has also recruited more specialists to serve as content providers, bringing the total to 20 such experts.  New writers include an internist with a neurology specialty, two sex therapists, a dermatologist, a skin specialist, and a fitness trainer. Borden says the team has been developing content before the site launch, and currently have about 100 Q&As ready to go.

Borden also credits the New Media Women Entrepreneur Award with enabling her and Muntean to build a first-rate team of young female writers.

“Our six writers are relatable, real, and totally funny,” she says. “They’ve had the same confusing, annoying health issues as our target readers and are excited to put their fun, sassy spin on these topics. Our writers bring experience from The New York Times, Prevention magazine, Groundlings, and Second City.”

ChickRX has also recruited six interns from Harvard College, who will help edit expert content and spearhead the site’s campus marketing. They are currently developing a campus representative program which will help the Web site grow its readership at the country’s largest and most influential colleges.

“We plan to start recruiting campus reps in early January and have already come up with some great contests and prizes for them,” says Borden.

For her part, Borden is finishing her last year at the Harvard Business School, after which she will pursue ChickRx full time. In her last semester at HBS she’ll be working one-on-one with Professor Benjamin Edelman, a leading authority on online revenue models. Through this semester-long project, Borden will work on the best ways for ChickRx to make money and benefit from Professor Edelman’s feedback and expertise.

ChickRx is currently developing its business plan and plans to enter the HBS Business Plan Contest this coming April. Borden and Muntean will use the feedback they receive from judges to refine their plan. Then they will attempt to raise funding from angel investors.

“We could not be more excited to launch ChickRx soon and build a relatable, trusted brand that young women will rely on for years to come,” says Borden. “Our success to date and future potential would not be possible without J-Lab and the New Media Women award. We are extremely grateful for their support.”