What Got Us Talking This Week at Women 2.0
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By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Each week we’re sharing some of the awesome abundance of tech and startup stories that got us chatting at Women 2.0 HQ. Here’s the latest:
- Vegas is for volunteering? If the only images that pop to mind when you think about the host city for our upcoming conference resemble outtakes from The Hangover, then check out this story on the softer side of the city.
- Are Demo Days “beauty contests in bikinis for investors”? So says, an annoyed Steve Blank. Do you agree?
- Like everybody else in tech we spent some time this week pondering the implications of the new rules on crowdfunding and AngelList syndicates. VC Semil Shah had one of the most thoughtful reactions, while Om Malik went for big picture thinking.
- Melinda Gates highlights some incredible ways tech is being used for social good. Are we doing enough good with our gadgets?
- What would a city designed for women look like? The Atlantic probes the different urban design needs of men and women.
- *Sigh* Another conference, another gender kerfuffle. When will we be able to cover conferences for their actual content without having to complain they’re less friendly to women than they should be?
- At least the future looks bright judging by the incredible girls participating in Google’s science fair. Plastic from banana peels? New ways to diagnose cancer? These girls are amazing!
What links have you been passing around this week?
Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.