Tag Archive: founders

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    by Jessica Schimm

    What Entrepreneurs Don’t Talk About


    On top of the emotional roller coaster comes an absolute torrent of debt and financial stress. Founders are the last to get paid, and by the time the company ever makes it to a point where it can start paying the founder, it’s typically at a cost of that can almost never be repaid.

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Brandland, A New Themepark (April 26 In SF)

    Themeparks, cruise ships, Las Vegas – they’re all successful for one reason: continuity.

    Come to Brandland, A New Themepark (April 26, 2012 in San Francisco) featuring Ayesha Mathews-Wadhwa, Sally Thornton and Michael Moon in a discussion on love, brand, vision and roller coasters. Oh and did we mention ice cream cupcakes?

    We’ll dig deeper into the meaning of themes for your tech brand and why continuity is the key.

    Women 2.0 members save 30% on tickets when you register here. Meet other founders, marketing managers and brand sherpas over amusement park inspired snacks and libations.

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Lessons Learned From Founders That Succeed

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)

    I’ve had the good fortunate to steal a few plays from the founder’s playbook and wanted to share them in the hopes of shedding some light into what it takes to be a founder.

    Lesson #1 — Be a party crasher!

    When I first moved to the Bay Area, I thought I needed to be invited to the startup scene. Then I realized that my invite wasn’t lost in the mail or spam filter. I had to get out there, meet people and learn about the scene. I’ve seen too many girls, including myself, ask for permission instead of just showing up and participating.

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    by Managing Editor

    Flying & Calling for (Nearly) Free with FoundersCard

    By Emily Goligoski (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)

    Holders of sleek silver FoundersCards the world over share a similar conundrum: stay shush’ed about the savings on business, travel and lifestyle or let others in on the secret. Because Women 2.0 believes in scale, we’re spreading the word about the membership organization with this promo:

    At $199, joining is a steal and will earn you large percentages off everywhere from Equinox gyms to Apple and international hotels (Barcelona’s Hotel Arts, anyone?). To redeem, visit FoundersCard.com and click on Membership Inquiries. Complete form and enter “FCWMN11” as the referral code.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Techies Unite at SXSW (March 12-16, 2010)

    Updated on March 20, 2010 — Baat Enosh from Women 2.0 shares her story from SXSW.

    “It was quite the attraction. There wasn’t a woman who walked by (and lots of men too) who didn’t stop to see what it’s all about,” said Baat. Ranging from research to mailing lists, the organizations who participated provide a wide spectrum of tools to raise awareness for women in technology (or lack there of..).

    Conversations on the topic of women in tech (both spontaneous and at the panels) addressed the entire pipeline — from teaching K-12 about creating technology (“Duh, it’s like tech for girls”) to finding out “What guys are doing to get more girls in tech”. Some were more useful than others, but at least it is clear that there is a discussion taking place. And many are involved in it! It was refreshing to see the collaboration by the different “women in tech” organizations.

    Special thanks to Kaliya Hamlin for such a great initiative. Echoing the thoughts of Sharon Vosmek of Astia: We are all a part of a movement. No one is going to move the needle alone. We need to work with each other to get big results.