Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs - and aspiring entrepreneurs! Join us at lunchtime mentoring on Valentine's Day! Dozens of experienced entrepreneurs will be joining us at lunchtime on February 14 at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference and will be serving as mentors.
Here are a handful of the mentors coming on February 14 to join us at the Women 2.0 Conference - get your ticket now for the conference before prices go up after January 31! Chandini Ammineni (CEO & Co-Founder, ActivityHero) An engineer (with 4 patents) who founded a B2B startup that made money, Chandini Ammineni grew her startup ActivityHero through Startup Weekend and 500 Startups. If you're an engineer trying to do marketing, talk to her. Follow her on Twitter at @Ammineni.
Ellie Cachette (CEO & Co-Founder, ConsumerBell) A technical project manager and entrepreneur with a background in payment solutions, Ellie Cachette co-founded ConsumerBell, a software company dedicated to inventory management and risk protection. Esther Dyson is an investor. Follow her on Twitter at @ecachette.
Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo) Marketing executive Hetal Pandya co-founded Easilydo, building products to leverage new technologies while ensuring high user adoption. She specializes in marketing telecom services and mobile apps to enterprises and consumers. Follow her on Twitter at @spicycarot.
Fran Maier (Chair & Founder, TRUSTe) Having been on the founding teams of Match.com, Fran Maier co-founded TRUSTe with her expertise in building brands and results by establishing trust with online consumers, and knowledge in online privacy and data security. Follow her on Twitter at @franmaier.
Kristen Nedopak (CEO, Founder & Executive Producer, Nedopak Productions) Experienced video producer and storyteller, Kristen Nedopak founded Nedopak Productions as well as co-created the Geekie Awards. She's produced Skyrim Parodies, Fight Class and PUCKER on Funny or Die. Follow her on Twitter at @Nedopak.
Leah Busque (CEO & Founder, TaskRabbit) Engineer turned entrepreneur Leah Busque founded TaskRabbit, the pioneer in service networking with $38 million in financing from Founders Fund, Lightspeed Ventures, 500 Startups, Floodgate Fund and more. Follow her on Twitter at @labusque.
Linda Franco (CMO & Co-Founder, Machina) Mexican entrepreneur Linda Franco co-founded Machina, a wearable technology menswear company. Their first technology is programmed to be a midi controller, but can be adapted to any purpose. Sensors are reprogrammable. Follow her on Twitter at @LindaLFranco.
Marci Harris (CEO & Co-Founder, PopVox) Entrepreneur, non-practicing lawyer and former congressional staffer, Marci Harris co-founded PopVox to amplify and quantify citizen engagement. Her specialty is communicating with Congress. Follow her on Twitter at @marcidale.
Margaret Wallace (CEO & Co-Founder, Playmatics) An entrepreneur focusing on the gaming, tech and media sectors, Margaret Wallace founded Playmatics and has led successful, VC-backed gaming startups and worked at large publishers and media companies alike. Follow her on Twitter at @margaretwallace.
Monisha Perkash (CEO & Co-Founder, LUMO BodyTech) Having previously founded TuitionCoach/The College Company (acquired by SimpleTuition), Monisha Perkash is currently CEO at LUMO BodyTech, a smart sensor and big data startup that has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Follow her on Twitter at @mperkash.
Paula Long (CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity) Having started and sold her company EqualLogic to Dell for $1.4 billion in 2007, Paula Long is currently CEO at DataGravity, changing the way enterprises extract value from data, and sits on the board of SugarSync. Follow her on Twitter at @datagforce.
Sally Buberman (CEO & Co-Founder, Wormhole IT) Hailing from Buenos Aires, Sally Buberman co-founded Latin American web conference and online education platform Wormhole IT, changing the way people work, learn and communicate around the world. Follow her on Twitter at @SallyBuberman.
Sumaya Kazi (CEO & Founder, Sumazi) Serial entrepreneur Sumaya Kazi founded Sumazi, an intelligent social navigation system for personal and professional networks. She held held one of the first social media management positions at a Fortune 500. Follow her on Twitter at @sumazi.
Photo credit: Erica Kawamoto Hsu.
Women 2.0 readers: Are you joining us for lunch at the Women 2.0 Conference for mentoring? 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.