Partner event: 6th Annual Astia Awards on Dec. 2

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You are invited to join 6th Annual Astia Awards on Thursday, December 2, 2010 (6pm - 9pm) in Mountain View to award exceptional women innovators and recognize the investors and mentors who championed their success. The evening agenda, MCed by Kara Swisher of All Things Digital, includes networking reception, dinner, awards ceremony, celebration & dessert!

To get a free ticket to the Astia Awards, simply email a one-paragraph about your company and your founder story to Kat Karimi at kat@astia.org Astia's Investor Awards are for venture capital investment in the 2009 investment year:

Diversified Portfolio Award: Alloy Ventures Awarded to the firm with the the greatest percentage of investments in woman CEOs / founders.

Shattered Glass Award: New Enterprise Associates Awarded to the US firm with the greatest number of investments in female CEOs.

Breaking the Barrier Award: Draper Fisher Jurvetson Awarded to the greatest number of investments in companies with a women founder.

Astia's Innovation Awards for 2010:

Innovation in High Tech Award: Jennifer Zezut (Founder & CEO, Scout Labs - acquired by Lithium)

Innovation in Life Sciences Award: Ryan Phelan (Founder & CEO, DNA Direct - acquired by Medco)

Innovation in Clean Technology Award: Pam Contag (PhD, Founder & CEO, Cygnet Biofuels)