Meet PITCH NYC Online Judge Laurel Touby, A Successful Entrepreneur-Turned-Investor

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After exiting her company, Laurel began advising select seed-stage startups and investing in others. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

With just over a week left to submit your application for this year's PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition - I'm excited to introduce online application judge Laurel Touby of Mediabistro fame.

She is active in the NYC startup community, having founded Mediabistro and as CEO, pulled the company through two recessions, pivoted, managed growth with minimal resources - and sold the company for $23M earlier this year.

After exiting her company, Laurel began advising select seed-stage startups and investing in others.

She is also a mentor at TechStars and host of the Cereal Entrepreneurs Breakfast in New York.

Applying to PITCH NYC by August 31, 2012 means you get your startup in front of investor eyeballs, including those of seed-stage investor Laurel Touby.

Don't forget we've lowered the cost of applying to PITCH NYC to $50 - so start your application today! You can update the application online anytime up until the closing deadline of August 31, 2012 at midnight (EST). If you have any questions on the application or eligibility, email askpitch@women2.com.

Best of luck, everyone!

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 and web UI design. 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.