Female Founders To Watch: 5 Women Entrepreneurs From Astia

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Check out five up-and-coming women entrepreneurs from Astia’s current class.

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

Astia is a non-profit accelerating women starting high-growth high-tech ventures. They just released details about the women entrepreneurs participating in the Fall 2012 Astia Global Entrepreneur Program.

Here are five up-and-coming women entrepreneurs aiming to go big with their innovative business ventures with Astia:

Adrienne Meisels (Founder & CEO, MyPlanit)
Senior global digital media business executive Adrienne Meisels is working on My Planit, a geo-temporal platform that connects all your disparate data in one place, providing the most intuitive and valuable way to optimize personal data. Follow her on Twitter at @ACMeisels.

Ana Roca Castro (Co-Founder & CTO, Picha Global)
New York-based Ana Roca Castro is working democratizing high-quality photography with Picha Global, a global royalty-free photography and imagery platform where images can be easily purchased and used in real-time. Follow her on Twitter at @anarc.

Lily Truong (Co-Founder & CEO, Clear Ear)
Stanford mechanical engineering grad student Lily Truong is working on Clear Ear, currently completing trials on a Total Ear Care System designed to capitalize on a market filled with inefficiencies, inconsistent outcomes and unrealized revenue streams.

Saloni Doshi (Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Fresh Takes Kitchen)
After winning the inaugural Kellogg social entrepreneurship award, Saloni Doshi is working on Fresh Takes Kitchen, a for-profit social venture that makes healthy eating accessible to the working poor. Follow her on Twitter at @KelloggSE.

Sandra Sassow (Founder & CEO, SEaB Enerty)
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Sandra Sassow is working on SEaB Energy, makers of MuckBuster® (small anaerobic digester for animal waste) and SEaB MB400 (containerised anaerobic digester for food waste recycling). Follow her on Twitter at @SeabEnergy.

Astia’s Global Entrepreneur Program provides access to capital, expertise and a global network of mentors, advisors, investors and more. For more info on Astia, click here.

Pictured above: Chelsea Katz and Saloni Doshi, Co-Founders of Fresh Takes Kitchen

Are you a high-growth, high-tech woman entrepreneur who has been through the Astia? Let us know in the comments below!

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.