Meet Your Founder Friday Hosts For May 2012 - New Cities Launching: Orange County, San Diego, Buenos Aires & Santiago!

11 cities will be hosting Women 2.0 Founder Friday events in May - find one near you! By Sepideh Nasiri (Director of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)

We have some exciting news! We are launching new cities for Founder Friday! Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 networking event promoting the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities around the world.

Founder Friday events are currently hosted in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Madrid and Barcelona. We are happy to announce this month the launch of two new US cities in California - San Diego and Orange County.

With our partner Ellas 2.0, we will be launching in May two new cities in Latin America - Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santigo (Chile).

We're looking for successful female founders of technology startups to highlight - if you or someone you know is interested, contact me at

Special thanks to our sponsors Makovsky + Company in New York, Procopio in San Diego, Moritz in Barcelona (Spain), Nextperience Labs in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Utopicus in Madrid (Spain) -


If you are interested in sponsoring any of our cities, please contact me at

We are looking forward to seeing you at Founder Friday!

Here are the 11 cities that Founder Friday will be held at in May 2012:


San Francisco

Join Julia Hartz of Eventbrite and Susan Koger from ModCloth on Friday, May 4 in San Francisco, CA - RSVP here.

Silicon Valley

Join Claire Hough of Citrus Lane and Pooja Sankar of Piazza on Friday, May 4 in Palo Alto, CA - RSVP here.

Julia Hartz Co-Founder & President Eventbrite

Susan G. Koger Co-Founder & CCO ModCloth

Claire Hough Co-Founder & CTO Citrus Lane

Pooja Sankar Founder & CEO Piazza

Los Angeles

Join Jennifer Beall of Clean Bee Baby and Raychel Espiritu of Realdancers on Friday, May 4 in Los Angeles, CA - RSVP here.

New York City

Sponsored by:   Join Cheryl Yeoh of Reclip.It and Eloise Bune of Gracious Eloise on Friday, May 4 in New York, NY - RSVP here.

Jennifer Beall Founder & CEO Clean Bee Baby

Raychel Espiritu Founder Realdancers

Cheryl Yeoh Founder & CEO Reclip.It

Eloise Bune Founder & CEO Gracious Eloise

Orange County

Join Kristen Nedopak of Fight Class and Yaneth Acosta of SkinMetro on Thursday, May 3 in Newport Coast, CA - RSVP here.

San Diego

Sponsored by:   Join Adriana Herrera of Fashioning Change and Melani Gordon of Tap Hunter on Friday, May 4 in San Diego, CA - RSVP here.

Kristen Nedopak Founder & Host Fight Class

Yaneth Acosta Co-Founder SkinMetro

Adriana Herrera Founder & CEO Fashioning Change

Melani Gordon Co-Founder & CEO Tap Hunter


Join Karen Bantuveris of VolunteerSpot and Mellie Price of Source Spring on Friday, May 4 in Austin, TX - RSVP here.

Get Involved!


Karen Bantuveris Founder & CEO VolunteerSpot

Mellie Price Founder & MP Source Spring
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Join Izanami Martínez of NonaBox and Marina Zaliznyak of Wiseri on Friday, May 4 in Madrid, Spain - RSVP here.


Sponsored by:   Join Begoña Mardaras of Deluxe & Vintage and Raquel Iglesias of TOTFAN Games on Friday, May 4 in Barcelona, Spain - RSVP here.

Izanami Martínez Founder Nonabox

Marina Zaliznyak Founder Wiseri

Begoña Mardaras Co-Founder Deluxe & Vintage

Raquel Iglesias Co-Founder TOTFAN Games

Buenos Aires

Sponsored by:   Join María Laura García of Global News and Sally Buberman of Wormhole IT on Friday, May 4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - RSVP here.


Join Constanza Díaz of Hecho Para Ti and Marta Cruz of Nextperience on Friday, May 11 in Santiago, Chile - RSVP here.

María Laura García Founder & CEO Global News

Sally Buberman Co-Founder Wormhole IT

Constanza Díaz Co-Founder Hecho Para Ti

Marta Cruz Co-Founder Nextperience

Thanks to the Kauffman Foundation for being our corporate sponsor and one of our early supporters!

Sepideh (“Sepi”) Nasiri is Director of All Things Offline at Women 2.0. Sepi started her career as a Managing Editor of a LA Global Magazine out of college. The written word has always been her passion. She is an avid technology enthusiast and a board member of several non-profits due to her passion for philanthropy. She is currently an advisor to several early-stage startups. Sepi launched her first app The Date Saver Platinum in 2010, a clean tech mobile app. Follow her on Twitter at @SepidehN.