Women 2.0 is a frequent partner for Startup Weekend events in the Bay Area. Here are some female founders to watch that have launched ideas from Startup Weekends: Sophia Perl (Co-Founder, Eventabulous) Sophia leveraged the Startup Weekend process and participants to vet and build an idea. Today, she and a team member are developing a working prototype for Eventabulous.
Jennie Lees (Co-Founder & Developer, Project 42) Project 42, or www.icanhassocialskills.com, came out of the recent South Bay Startup Weekend. Other female co-founders included Vivian C. Chien, Amy Piazza, and Adina Simu.
Alexa Andrzejewski (Co-Founder, Foodspotting) Alexa brought her idea to Jumpstart Your Startup and then Women 2.0 Startup Weekend in 2009. Fast forward to 2010: Over 45,000 foods have been spotted around the world! Mariya Genzel (Co-Founder & CTO, SayHired) Recruiting was a pain point for her startup so Mariya came to the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend. She found a team member and created an innovative tech platform at SayHired.
Sue Kim (Co-Founder, Dress Me Sue) Sue kick started Dress Me Sue at the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend. She found that the community support and friendships have lasted way beyond the weekend.
Do you know more female founders of startups that came out of a Startup Weekend? Let us know in the comments below.