Tag Archive: Entrepreneurs

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    by Angie Chang

    There Is Something To Be Said About Working In A Company First

    There is something to be said about working in a company when you get out of college or even graduate school before immediately jumping into your own startup.

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    The more I talk to investors and entrepreneurs, the more I have come to think that there is something to be said about working in a company first. There is no doubt a handful of entrepreneurs who have been at some type of business or another since they were able to walk and that is a unique breed. They have an innate understanding on how to grow a business and understand when the business needs to be tweaked.

    Yet there are also many entrepreneurs who are stubborn and refuse to do it any other way but their own.

  2. by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: BlogHer Entrepreneurs (March 22-23 In Santa Clara)

    On March 22-23, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, BlogHer will host their second annual event designed for women who want to start something, whether their goal is to strike out on their own with a brilliant idea, or to bring an entrepreneurial approach to innovation within a company…something often called “intrapreneurism”.

    Women 2.0 community members receive 10% off tickets by registering here.

    Attend BlogHer Entrepreneurs and bet on yourself and your big ideas!

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    by Angie Chang

    What We Learned From The Kauffman Foundation In 2011

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

    Women 2.0 and the Kauffman Foundation are together working toward improving the economic welfare of our nation by boosting high-growth entrepreneurs.

    This year, the Kauffman Foundation discovered a “jobs leak,” illustrated entrepreneurs’ contributions and recommended policy reforms for growth. They also looked at research focused on annual startup rates, legal reforms for economic growth and job creation trends.

    Here are the highlights from 2011:

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    by Angie Chang

    Pipeline Fellowship Opens Call for Applications for Spring 2012 Pitch Summit Series

    By A. Lauren Abele (COO, Pipeline Fellowship)

    The Pipeline Fellowship, which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, has opened a call for applications from women social entrepreneurs interested in presenting their businesses to its Boston and NYC Pipeline Fellows.

    Women-led startups will present to investors who “get” their social mission, as well as their for-profit business structure, and will have the opportunity to secure an investment up to $50,000 by the Pipeline Fellows.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixer (November 4 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, November 4, 2011 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks to our sponsors AOL, Ellas 2.0, Press Club and Pourtal for helping make this possible!

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Apply To Y Combinator

    By Rachel Sklar (Founder, Change The Ratio)

    The time is once again upon us: Y Combinator applications are due tomorrow. From there, Paul Graham and company will choose the next crop of Y Combinator startups, which will converge on Silicon Valley in January 2012 to innovate, iterate, develop, learn and build — and take a sweet check from Ron Conway and Yuri Milner while they’re at it.

    The money isn’t why, if you’re an early-stage startup, you should find Y Combinator appealing. (If you’re the real deal, I’m pretty sure it’s not.) It’s because that program pulls together

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    by Angie Chang

    Is There a Female Mark Zuckerberg?

    By Gina Bianchini (Guest Contributor, Fortune)

    I know beyond Zuckerberg at Facebook and Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Google (GOOG). What is the background of social and consumer technology founders, my peer group? Are they more technical than I am?

    And by the way, did they get it right on their first try, or did they fail first and try again?

    If you disregard gender, they actually look a lot more like me than like Mark Zuckerberg, who was a computer science

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    by Angie Chang

    The Founding Dreams of Teens

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    VentureBeat recently asked: “Do teens make good founders?”

    As the parent of a teenager, my immediate thought was, “Yeah, sure, right after they clean up their rooms and set the table, they can be totally awesome founders, as long as they can tear themselves away from the latest installment of the Twilight series.” What do I know? As it turns out, some kids actually do get off the couch and take action to be the next Steve Jobs.

    The VentureBeat post was about an entrepreneurial incubator put together by Teens in Tech, an 8-week summer

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    by Angie Chang

    Apply by August 15: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Program

    By Sharon Vosmek (CEO, Astia)

    Entrepreneurs –- we want to remind you that Astia’s application deadline of August 15 is quickly approaching! We know the life of an entrepreneur means that you are always busy and searching for those spare minutes but now is a great time to apply to Astia! Applying by August 15 provides an opportunity to participate in our not to be missed Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Program*, October 10-15, 2011.

    Apply now to benefit from the programming, advisory services, investor connections and peer-to-peer network designed by Astia to accelerate growth.