One founder describes the route that led her to angel investing and the differences she hopes to make.
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Understanding the nuances of what it means to be a woman in tech.
Deborah Jackson on how women supporting women can help overcome some of female founders’ fundraising challenges.
Here are just some of the founders in NY who are leaving their mark on the world, (part 2 to come).
‘Disrupt’ is a word that gets thrown around often in entrepreneurial and tech startup communities. But in order to disrupt an industry or market, you have to first disrupt yourself.
By Jasmine Gao (Data Strategist, Bitly & Fellow, Enstitute)
“You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me that growth and comfort do not coexist, and I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”
- Ginni Rometty, the Chairman and CEO of IBM
The women discussed the cultural pressures and myths that hold black women in business back.
By Sian Morson (Founder & CEO, Kollective Mobile)
Day one started off with Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White who reminded us of the rich culture of entrepreneurship
Meet enterprising female founders at the Plum Alley event.
By Leena Sukumar (Vice President, mySkin)
I attended a Fashion’s Night Out event in New York co-hosted by Plum Alley, a new venture by Deborah Jackson. Deborah, a champion of women-owned companies, seeks to provide exposure to curated emerging brands founded by women, via limited sales.
The event was packed with high-energy women dressed fashionably in true New York City style.
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.”
These women not only took an opportunity and made it happen, but they navigated successfully the hyper-growth phase that brings a whole new set of challenges to early stage companies.
By Deborah Jackson (Founder & CEO, Plum Alley)
At JumpThru, we have a bookshelf full of business books that cover topics such as entrepreneurship, game theory, lean start-up methodology, innovation and disruption.
These books have provided us with guidance, inspiration and new thinking on a broad range of topics. Many of these books have been released in the last 12 months and most are written by men and some are written by women like Dr. Louann Brizendine who wrote The Female Brain, a must read to reset your thinking about how the male and female brain work.
“I have never seen in my entire career women being as supportive to one another as they are now.”
- Deborah Jackson, co-founder of the Women Innovate Mobile accelerator program
By Charlotte Kellogg (Social Media Manager, Appguppy)
When you Google “female boss”, recent write-ups about female bosses from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, MSNBC’s Today Show and AskMen.com pop up, revealing a disturbing trend that has emerged in the way female managers are discussed. Whether it’s the “queen bee” model, the “crazy control freak” model or the “chatty Kathy” type, there seems to be a newfound love for bashing female managers.
As a college grad who recently took the position of Community Manager at Appguppy, a female-founded tech company, I have a hard time connecting my real life experiences working with female managers to any of these perspectives.
By Deborah Jackson (Co-Founder, Women Innovate Mobile)
Editor’s note: Check out this network map for Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), inspired by Fast Company’s infographic of Y Combinator’s network.
Since the Women Innovate Mobile launch on December 21, 2011, we’ve received inquiries from entrepreneurs across the U.S. and across the globe.
Thanks to JumpThru’s designer, Tina Gong, we’ve got clearer picture of who’s applying to WIM:
Women Entrepreneurs In New York City Find Investment, Network (Ellie Cachette And Deborah Jackson Interviewed On ABC TV)
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
From New York City, ConsumerBell Founder & CEO Ellie Cachette along with JumpThru Founder & CEO Deborah Jackson talk with Diana Williams of ABC 7 about women entrepreneurs, finding funding and the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.
When asked about venture-funded startups, Deborah Jackson said:
“The statistics will show you that women do not raise as much money as men raise. I suspect that’s because part of the product that the women tend to create is the products that women understand, and people tend to invest
By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)
Today, a new startup accelerator for women, the Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator, is opening its doors for applications. The program will start off small, offering two to five companies seed funding of $18,000, plus mentoring, support, and free office space in New York during the course of its three-month program.
“Accelerators are dominated by men and
By Emily Glazer (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
When it comes to programs that nurture new startups, women often don’t make the cut. A new “startup accelerator” hopes to combat that gender disparity in at least one booming market: mobile technology.
Women Innovate Mobile opened its application today to startups with a woman founder or co-founder and a product that is related to mobile. The accelerator will offer two to five startups free New York office space, mentoring and coaching, access to venture capitalists and other investors in addition to $18,000 in seed funding, $10,000 worth of product development and design support, and $10,000 worth of mobile marketing promotions.
By Deborah Jackson (Founder & CEO, JumpThru)
The Hamptons Hackathon for Humanity, or #GDIHHH on Twitter, was not your typical hackathon. The location was unique —- in South Hampton, New York two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The food was better -— instead of pizza we dined on fresh fish, marinated skirt steak and fresh local peach pie.
The participants were all female, except for one awesome male programmer. We also had a full range of ages from a recent high school graduate to women who have had multiple careers. I was in the latter group, having been an investment banker