Tag Archive: Citizen Made

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0′s First PITCH NYC Conference And Competition

    At the end of the day, winners joked about “thanking the Academy,” and the emcee said the day included more talk of vulnerability most tech conferences. Plus there were lots of hugs. Businesswomen hugs.

    By Amy-Willard Cross (Editor, Vitamin W)

    Singers may dream of performing on American Idol or dancers may hope to appear on Dancing with the Stars. But women tech entrepreneurs have their own star-making vehicle: PITCH, Women 2.0’s startup competition.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition: ActivityHero, CitizenMade, NewlyWish Nab Awards At PITCH Conference

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, the 10 finalists presented live to a panel of investors serving as judges for the PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. These finalists were selected from over 260 applications for PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. Over 30 investors as judges evaluated the applications and selected these 10 finalists to present live during Global Entrepreneurship Week for prizes.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow: 9 CEOs From PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition Finalists

    Out of the 10 finalists for PITCH NYC Startup Competition, 9 of the startups have women CEOs.

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

    On November 14 in New York, PITCH NYC Conference & Competition is expecting 15 conference speakers – 95% of them women. 100% of the speakers have founded successful startup companies, several of them with million dollar exits!

    10 women-led early-stage startup companies (led by 9 women CEOs

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Six Female CTOs Leading Startups

    Check out these six up-and-coming women entrepreneurs and CTOs.

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

    We at Women 2.0 have been compiling a long list of female CTOs and technical women leaders. This week, we highlight some recent additions to the list, including a handful of PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition finalists that will be pitching on November 14 in NYC at the Women 2.0 conference.

    Here are six women entrepreneurs to watch who all happen to be the trail-blazing CTOs of their up-and-coming startups:

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    by Angie Chang

    Making It Happen With Mass Customization (Citizen Made)

    Citizen Made is one of the 10 startups pitching onstage at PITCH NYC Conference & Competitionget your $300 conference pass to join hundreds of men and women on November 14.

    By Bryn McCoy (Co-Founder & CTO, Citizen Made)

    Citizen Made sprang to life with such ease and zest, there was simply no denying it. In spring of 2011, our founding team met at at a Chicago fashion show. We were completely inspired and excited about all the innovative upcycling, mixing and matching

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    by Angie Chang

    Top 10 Finalists Announced: PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition, Competition Culminates November 14!

    Join us for PITCH NYC Conference & Competition on November 14.

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

    The PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition received 275+ applications from over 24 countries. Today, we announce the 10 women-led startups selected by 30 seasoned VCs and angel investors to compete on November 14, 2012 at PITCH NYC for prizes.

    We are excited to introduce the finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition (in alphabetical order):

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    by Angie Chang

    Perfecting The Startup Pitch – On National Public Radio

    Only 1% of high-tech startups in Silicon Valley are run by African-Americans. The number of women is less than 10%. The NewME minority accelerator is trying to change the face of the industry by encouraging, mentoring and training women and minorities to test their ideas in the high-tech and VC world.

    By Rachel Brooks (Co-Founder, Citizen Made)

    Part of the mystique of being a founder is having the ability to execute on a vision. You see the potential in an idea, and are relentless about making it happen. Sure, there are failures along the way, but many times we don’t hear about those.

    This morning, 13 million people listened to me stumble on NPR through one my most agonizing startup failures to date. How was your morning?

    While the story became full circle, and I ultimately

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    by Angie Chang

    Chicago-Based Citizen Made Software Helps Local Retailers Offer Customized Products

    Chicago’s locally-owned small-sized retailers now have an affordable platform to sell personalized products.

    By Sandra Guy (Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times)

    Chicago tech entrepreneur Rachel A. Brooks honed her customization-software idea in a reality-TV-like setting: In a tech incubator challenge, she lived in a house in San Francisco for three months with six other would-be tech superstars, sharing ideas, networking and sizing each other up in close contact.

    Brooks seeks nothing less than upending the way customers buy and retailers sell customized, made-to-order products — from clothes to furniture to beer. Brooks, 25, and software engineer Bryn McCoy, 36, co-founded Citizen Made in the Ravenswood

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: NewMe Accelerator For Minority Entrepreneurs (Apply For New Class By June 15)

    Deadline to apply for NewMe accelerator for minority-led startups has been extended to June 15, 2012.

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

    Earlier this week, the NewMe accelerator announced that the fall application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012.

    The NewME Accelerator is a 12 week immersive program that combines quality startups from around the country in one accelerator program to eat, sleep and breath startups. 60% of the first group of NewME accelerator alums have raised money. Here is the updated schedule for NewMe accelerator, and a look at some of the female founders of tech startups who participated in NewMe: