Female Founders To Watch: 2012 SXSWi Speakers Edition

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There will be no shortage of women entrepreneurs at SXSWi. Here are just a few of the many female founders speaking.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) will be taking place in downtown Austin from March 9-13, 2012. We at Women 2.0 will be there co-hosting meetups and parties, details TBA.

Influential women in new tech, from former CMO of Mint.com and now CEO of online training platform Mindflash Donna Wells, to the brilliant Kara Swisher of All Things D, will be speaking at SXSWi.

There will be no shortage of women entrepreneurs at SXSWi. Here are just a few of the many female founders speaking on a panel:

Alexa Andrzejewski (Co-Founder & CEO, Foodspotting)
Alexa co-founded Foodspotting, a website and mobile app that lets you find and recommend dishes instead of just restaurants. Follow her on Twitter at @ladylexy or catch her at SXSWi.

Alexa Von Tobel (Founder & CEO, LearnVest)
Alexa dropped out of Harvard Business School to launch LearnVest, a personal finance website for women. Follow her on Twitter at @alexavontobel or catch her at SXSWi.

Julia Hartz (Co-Founder & President, Eventbrite)
Julia co-founded Eventbrite with her husband: “we wanted to start a business together before we lived together“. Follow her on Twitter at @juliahartz or catch her at SXSWi.

Leah Busque (Founder & Chief Product Officer, TaskRabbit)
Leah started TaskRabbit, where you can outsource small jobs and tasks to others in your community. Follow her on Twitter at @labusque or catch her at SXSWi.

Maria Ly (Co-Founder, Skimble)
A computer engineer by education, Maria co-founded Skimble, a mobile health and fitness startup. Follow her on Twitter at @marialy or catch her at SXSWi.

Michelle You (Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Songkick)
London-based Michelle co-founded Songkick to track favorite bands so fans will never miss them live. Follow her on Twitter at @wreckingball37 or catch her at SXSWi.

Ping Fu (Co-Founder, President & CEO, Geomagic)
Ping co-founded Geomagic, providing 3D photography solutions for digital manufacturing, mass customization and QA. Follow her on Twitter at @pfugeomagic or catch her at SXSWi.

Are you a female founder of a high-growth, high-tech startup headed to SXSWi next week?

Let us know in the comments below – looking forward to meeting everyone at Southby!

We will be hosting Founder Friday Austin (the kickoff launch party) on March 9, 2012 in downtown Austin – please RSVP here and we hope to see you there!

About the writer: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.