Facilitating the development of innovative, fully-functional and market-ready mobile apps to increase consumers’ access to safe and fairly-priced financial products and services and help them make smarter financial choices
By Preeti Mehta (Director, Doorways to Dreams Fund)
Can a mobile app development competition change the way we manage our money? We think so, and we’re investing $200,000 to make sure of it.
“You refer stuff, you earn rewards. No shenanigans (Hat tip: Twilio).”
By Danielle Morrill (Co-Founder & CEO, Referly)
When you launch a company, suddenly everyone is a competitor, or so it feels.
Then you realize everyone you thought was a competitor might also be a partner at best, and a distraction at worst. Next you realize your idea is changing so rapidly, fueled by customer feedback and sleepless nights hacking on new features or just eating your own dogfood, that you aren’t totally sure how you fit with anyone anymore.
If you are a geek, you can get excited about the new math Billy Beane put into play.
By Nan Hickman (Author, Open Strategy)
“I mean, this is why I’m here. This is why you hired me. And I gotta ask you… what are we doing here if it’s not to win a championship? That’s my bar. My bar is here..” – Brad Pitt as Billy Bean, Moneyball
Moneyball opens to scenes of loss and emptiness. Brad Pitt as Billy Beane sits in a ghostly stadium that should be alive with game. He sits in a gutted team, with the other teams using them as “organ donors,” a talent farm. By the prevailing wisdom, the field was already sorted into winners and losers before the next season started.
By Blake Landau (Blogger, What’s Your Story)
Editor’s note: Apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition for early-stage startups with at least 1 female on the founding team. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2011.
When I was a kid, I was your average millennial — by which I mean I was on a tight schedule of brownies, soccer practices, Hebrew school, mall outings and birthday parties.
In the context of AYSO soccer games, I was scary for someone only three and half feet tall.
By Pemo Theodore (Founder, EZebis)
Showcase your startup in the Positively Confidential competition — The 3 best video pitches (no longer than 1 mnute) by women entrepreneurs showcasing your startup and why you would benefit from a complementary copy of “Positively Confidential”.
Get cracking and post your video pitch on YouTube, tag it with “Positively Confidential Pitch Competition” and send the URL before the end of October to info at ezebis (dot com).
This is a fabulous chance to showcase your startup and
By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)
In the search to find tomorrow’s job creators, Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, unveiled the “GEW 50.”
The GEW 50 is a list of the world’s 50 most innovative new companies who will now vie for a host of prizes to be announced on November 14, timed with the kick-off to the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
GEW is a global celebration
By Rebecca Woodcock (Co-Founder, Cake Health)
Two weeks ago, my startup co-founder and I launched Cake Health’s private beta on TechCrunch.
Around that time, Cake Health’s competition in the healthcare space led us to have a conversation about why such competition was a good thing.
Learning about a competitor can initially feel like impending doom, but having that competition was the best thing to happen to our startup. Here’s why:
This week, Kauffman Foundation announced the launch of “Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition” — designed to recruit highly educated and creative women with world-changing ideas consider entrepreneurship and commercialization of those ideas.