Tag Archive: Christina Brodbeck

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

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

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Survive The "Trough Of Sorrow" As A Solo Non-Technical Startup Founder

    And then my co-founder and CTO in Julia Grace joined my startup. Having a co-founder is infinitely better!

    By Tracy Osborn (Founder, WeddingLovely)

    In the last year, I’ve gone from building a random side project (after finding a co-founder ultimately failed), to running a revenue-generating company which just finished the F11 batch of 500 Startups.

    I’ve done all of this as a solo female designer first-time entrepreneur. I’m building WeddingLovely, dedicated to making wedding planning easier and supporting independent wedding vendors.

    Looking back on the last year, there are several big things that directly contributed to the success I’ve had thus far. Before I dive into my story, I’d like to note that having a co-founder is better

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    by Angie Chang

    Berkeley Pitch Mixer Makes Networking With Entrepreneurs Fun

    Celebrating women’s history month with a women’s entrepreneur forum.

    By Ayori Z. Selassie (Co-Founder & Director, Pitch Mixer)

    How many times have you attended an entrepreneur focused event and felt drained afterwards? If you live in the East Bay you’re even more used to feeling drained, not only for the effort required to impress and introduce yourself to so many strangers, but afterward you probably had to drive across the Bay just to get back home before you had to get back to work in the morning! Doesn’t that sound exhausting? It is!

    The great news is Pitch Mixer is not like that! Last night we raised the roof for Women’s History Month with an Entrepreneur Forum featuring all women tech entrepreneur pitches, an all-women

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    by Angie Chang

    Ezebis Interview With Angel Investor Christina Brodbeck About Investing In Women-Led Companies

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

    Editor’s note: Christina Brodbeck will a judge on February 14, 2012 at the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference – get your ticket now!

    Ezebis‘s Pemo Theodore interviewed Christina Brodbeck about angel investing and startups. The full interview is on Ezebis but we’ve extracted the parts about angel investing, women-led ventures and how to get into an accelerator program below:

    Ezebis: I know that you’re an investor as well as an entrepreneur. Could you tell me what you’re interested in

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    by Angie Chang

    Crucial Skills Female Entrepreneurs Can Learn from How Men Date

    By Christina A. Brodbeck (Co-Founder & CEO, TheIceBreak)

    Startup life is a lot like dating. You and your investors meet over coffee, over dinner, get to know each other better, all with the goal of seeing if there is a spark and a good fit for partnership.

    All entrepreneurs need to learn how and who to approach, how to sell themselves, and how to handle rejection and keep going.

    Men usually pick up these crucial social skills as they navigate the singles scene, but women, more commonly the pursued, may need to put some extra effort into learning how to promote themselves and their companies.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Female Angels and Investors to Watch

    By Angie Chang and Shaherose Charania (Co-Founders, Women 2.0)

    This week, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. That’s good news because a venture capital team with a woman invests in more female-founded startups than venture capital teams without a woman as partner.

    Here are 5 female angels and investors to watch this year:

    Ann Miura-Ko — “There aren’t as many female entrepreneurs playing the game, so you don’t see them as often. People ask me, Are there really awesome female entrepreneurs out there? Yes we have a ton of them in our portfolio.”1 Follow her on Twitter at @annimaniac.

    Christina Brodbeck — “Wishful thinking and arguing about female founders, entrepreneurs or gender roles is overriding recognition of the powerful role that the female consumer is already playing in technology.”2 Follow her on Twitter at @jellyfishbloom.

    Cindy Padnos — “I strongly recommend entrepreneurs interview, screen and reference their investors in the same way investors are doing with them. Call not just the entrepreneurs whose boards they currently sit on, but those who failed.”3 Follow her on Twitter at @IlluminateVC.

    Jenny Fielding — “Entrepreneur, investor, lawyer, tech geek, yogi, global nomad…”4 Since the sale of her VoIP company, Jenny provides advisory services to early stage emerging growth technology companies, focusing on business development, strategic partnerships and strategy.

    Marya Stark — “These ideas made me think about the wide world of products and services that have not yet been dreamed up because women aren’t around to have their unique ‘a-ha’ moments. Times are a-changing.”5 Follow her on Twitter at @maryastark.

    Female entrepreneur looking for seed funding? Apply to join us at April 2011’s Women 2.0 Angel Investor & Entrepreneur Roundtable – deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3.