Tag Archive: Alexa Andrzejewski

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    by Angie Chang

    Mobile Startup Foodspotting, Founded By CEO Alexa Andrzejewski, Acquired by OpenTable For $10 Million Today

    Congrats to Alexa Andrzejewski and her 10-person team at Foodspotting on the OpenTable acquisition!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Mobile app Foodspotting announced today an acquisition by OpenTable. Foodspotting CEO and co-founder Alexa Andrzejewski explains on the blog: “We’ve already been working closely with the OpenTable team as partners: In addition to making restaurant reservations via Foodspotting, you may have seen Foodspotting photos from select restaurants popping up on OpenTable.”

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Win A Hackathon (iOSDevCamp 2012)

    Foodspotting, the leading app for rating dishes at restaurants, made its first public debut at iPhoneDevCamp 2009 when Alexa Andrzejewski pitched the idea in search of co-founders and won Best Social App. This year, Alexa returned and led her team, including Foodspotting’s own IOS developers, to win “Best Open Source,” a top honor at iOSDevCamp 2012, for FilterKit. She shares her experience & tips for making the most of hackathons, especially as a non-developer, below.

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Thee To A Hackathon!

    A high-pressure cooker for startup ideas, many women have attended – and won – hackathons.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    When I visit New York next weekend, I will be attending the Hack’n Jill hackathon where there is one woman for every man. And while I am a web designer/developer, non-technical entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend hackathons such as Startup Weekends and AT&T Hackathons. In San Francisco alone, there are two hackathons this coming weekend – a solar hackathon and a RadiumOne hackathon.

    There is no better or faster way to move forward on a website or mobile app idea than to go to a hackathon. Hackathons are usually weekend events where designers, developers, marketers and business people get together with the common goal

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    by Angie Chang

    Photos From Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition 2012

    By Erica Kawamoto Hsu (Online Media Producer & Photographer, Kuishimbo)

    The 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition on Valentine’s Day was amazing – the agenda and speaker lineup made me realize it was something I had to be at.

    I brought my camera to the PITCH Conference on Tuesday to shoot candids at the event. But I kept stopping – to speak to the amazing women entrepreneurs I was meeting.

    Each person that I spoke to or I shot for the Sit With Me campaign had their own startup – and would show me what they were working on their smartphones.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Changing Workplace: Women Entrepreneurs

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    San Francisco is teaming with women who have the technological know-how to solve daily problems. These innovative solutions apply to all fronts and industries, ranging from:

    • Finding new dishes instead of restaurants (Foodspotting)
    • Getting kid-friendly entertainment delivered to your door (Kiwi Crate)
    • Leveraging the quantified self for self-improvement (LARK)
    • Maximizing efficiency (TaskRabbit)

    What do these these female-founded startups have in common? Women entrepreneurs have found

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    by Angie Chang

    Millennial Women Are Burning Out At Work By 30… And It’s Great For Business And Entrepreneurship

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    A recent Kauffman poll shows that Gen-Y may be poised to be the most entrepreneurial bunch the world has seen. “54% of the nation’s Millennials either want to start a business or already have started one,” says Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

    Paired with data on the rise of female entrepreneurs, the outlook for young women is promising. As Lesa Mitchell, Kauffman’s vice president of innovation pointed out “Women’s entrepreneurship is an economic issue, not a gender-equity issue.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet Companies Created in 3 Days (Startup Weekend)

    By April Joyner (Senior Reporter, Inc.)

    We’ve heard it before: You have a great idea, but you just don’t have the time to build it into a sustainable company. Startup Weekend proves that notion false. The three-day event, which has been held in more than 120 cities, has spawned hundreds of businesses —- each in fewer than 54 hours.

    Here’s how it works: Participants pitch ideas for startups, which are usually (but not always) tech-based, and assemble into teams to build prototypes. Then, on the last day, the teams present their projects to a panel of local entrepreneurs and investors.

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    by Angie Chang

    Foodspotting Founder and CEO Alexa Andrzejewski Virtually Only Woman Onstage at Facebook Developer Conference

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    In the space recently occupied by TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook developer and press conference f8 featured a keynote by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the new Facebook Timeline.

    Foodspotting, founded by Alexa Andrzejewski, was prominently featured in Zuckerberg’s keynote onstage at f8.

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tweets no less than five times about the lack of women and diversity onstage at f8. Alexa was virtually the only woman onstage

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    by Angie Chang

    UX Methods and Prototyping Tools to Communicate Your Startup Vision

    By Alexa Andrzejewski (Founder & CEO, Foodspotting)

    When people ask me for advice on how to take an idea and make it real, my number one tip is to share your idea with anyone who will listen. This was also lesson one in the Women 2.0 workshop I took when I was first considering turning Foodspotting into a startup: The value of sharing your idea far outweighs the risk that someone is just sitting around with nothing better to do than steal it!

    In fact, in building Foodspotting, I’ve realized that taking an idea and making it concrete is the most important thing you can do as a startup founder. Can you picture that?

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    by Angie Chang

    Cracking The Glass Ceiling: Female Leaders Alexa Andrzejewski, Shaherose Charania and Julia Hu Making Strides at Start-Ups

    By Emily Glazer (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    Women represent just over 15% of angel investors, and only 5% to 7% of partners at high-tech VC investor firms in the U.S., according to a recent study by Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture firm.

    In an attempt to close the gap, a number of mentoring and investing organizations have popped up or grown significantly over the past few years, such as Women 2.0, Golden Seeds and Pipeline Fund.

    In August 2009, designer Alexa Andrzejewski, who focuses on product strategy, research and design, attended

  12. BizTechDay Conference - Thursday Sessions
    by Angie Chang

    Mobile Event This Thursday: Angry Birds, Foodspotting

    On Thursday, May 12 at 6pm in San Francisco, BizTechDay is hosting a mobile centric meetup with the Peter Vesterbacka (Creator, Angry Birds), Brian Wong (Founder & CEO, Kiip) and Alexa Andrzejewski (Founder & CEO, Foodspotting).

    Come connect with everyone who cares about the booming mobile industry! Say hi to Women 2.0 member and Foodspotting founder & CEO Alexa Andrzejewski as she discusses the mobile economy with the maker of Angry Birds and Kiip’s young founder & CEO.

    For more info and to register, click here. Women 2.0 members save $5 with discount code “women2Partner” here.