How about if you’re Dave McClure? That’s the question a tweet from the founder of 500 Startups about our PITCH Competition raised this weekend.
The day was completely devoted to the emerging $2.1 trillion market, which is largely driven by parents needing technology to solve many of the typical parenting challenges.
By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)
Think about all the technologies that help you be a better parent. Need a sitter in a pinch? Just post a job on Urbansitter.com. Freaking out about what to do with the kids this summer? How about ActivityHero, a site that helps families find activities and camps for the kids. These are just a few examples of the companies that are popping up in what entrepreneurs and investors are calling “family tech.”
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.
Aleksa Delsol is the lead illustrator at Yogome, a Mexico-based startup and iOS gaming company to help kids globally learn through play.
By Erin Swanson (Director of Digital, The Way Women Work)
Education for kids is going mobile, and it’s booming.
We recently caught up with Aleksa Delsol, the lead illustrator at Yogome, a Mexico-based startup and iOS gaming company harnessing the power of tech and design to help 21st century kids learn by simply having a lot of fun.
Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Janet was recently recognized on Forbes for changing the world of business. In the profile, she states -
“When somebody says, ‘Well, what do you invest in?’ I could say, ‘I own stocks or bonds or mutual funds,’ but I say that I have invested in other women.”
The 500 experience has definitely helped us grow in many unimaginable ways, more than I can list…
By Aihui Ong (Founder & CEO, Love With Food)
There are so many incubator/accelerator programs in Silicon Valley (e.g. AngelPad, 500 Startups, YC) and each has a different application process, providing different levels of investment in exchange for equity. However, they all share a common trait – they aim to open doors for you, help propel you to the next stage of your startup growth. What they don’t do is spoon-feeding. Hand holding not included.
By narrowing its focus to women, Yahoo can beat the pants off its competitors.
By Dave McClure (Founder & Partner, 500 Startups)
I’d like to write a different open letter to Marissa Mayer that plays to both her strengths, as well as those of Yahoo. It’s a bit off the wall, but if you think it thru with me, I bet you’ll agree with the strategy.
Yahoo has struggled for the last 6-7 years – with what it stands for, who’s running the show, how to keep its employees, how to compete with Google, and how to take advantage of its amazing assets in content, communications, and community around the world. The last really bold move Yahoo made was probably acquiring Flickr (aside from turning down the Microsoft acquisition