Tips from the venture-funded startup founder, told to Kate Kendall.
By Kate Kendall (Founder & CEO, The Fetch)
In anticipation of PITCH NYC 2012 Conference tomorrow, I chat with speaker Cheryl Swirnow about her Brooklyn-based healthtech startup Sherpaa, a venture funded-company that facilitates email- and phone-based personalized medical advice and access to doctors (or Guides as they call them), meaning patients no longer have to make a trip into the office.
PopVox CEO Marci Harris talks about increased political engagement via the Internet.
By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)
While the female entrepreneur momentum brews within the community, I had a chance to sit down with Marci Harris of PopVox to talk shop about her startups focused on political transparency. Marci agreed not all female founders are limited to the “Pink Ghetto” and how her life of inspiration has evolved into a flourishing product.
Listed as one of 15 Female Founder startups to watch in 2011, Marci ramps up PopVox just in time for the election season, we had to ask – what does the future hold?
Women 2.0: What do you think is the single most
Video interview with Levo League founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot.
By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)
Founded in 2011, Levo League’s mission is to help young professional women to thrive in the workplace without compromising their identities as women.
Caroline Ghosn is co-founder and CEO who spent over three years at McKinsey, where Caroline met co-founder and CIO Amanda Pouchot on the first day of the job. The two were the youngest in their respective assignments and frequently the only women. They have raised $1.25M in their initial round of funding.
Below is a partial transcript of the video interview
By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)
Since then, she’s been a star product manager at Yahoo! and Etsy, and now has her own venture, Accompl.sh.
Jenn is a powerhouse developer-entrepreneur, and I look up to her immensely as an inspiring female founder. She dishes to me on her strategies for user engagement, why she’ll never write a business plan, and what female founder she admires most.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
In an interview at the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, Betsy Aoki, former Xbox product manager now runs startup outreach for Microsoft Bing, talks about previously working at a startup in Seattle, the need for women-focused events in a male-dominated industry, and appreciating the networking opportunities at Women 2.0 events.
For more sage advice from the speakers at Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, click here.
Women 2.0 Talks With Liza Falzone: Her Startup Revel Systems Edged Out Square For Business iPad App Award At MacWorld
By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)
Last week, female-founded Revel Systems won the Business iPad App of the Year Award at MacWorld’s iWorld, where users vote to finalize the verdict.
So, how did this powerful female come to take down the payment systems giant? We caught up with Lisa to find out.
By Jay Gould (Founder, FoundVille)
In this interview, Suzanne Xie, Co-Founder of Lollihop, a subscription business that curates healthy snacks for subscribers, discusses what motivates her as a founder, the ah-ha moment for Lollihop, as well as her previous startup Weardrobe, which she sold to Like.com, which was then sold to Google.
At nine minutes into the video, Suzanne also tells us how luck
Women 2.0 talks to Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO of uBeam, a company aiming to charge your electronics without the cords. Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011 with a degree in Paleobiology.
Women 2.0: How did you first come up with the idea for uBeam?
Meredith Perry: My school, The University of Pennsylvania, has an invention competition every year, and I told myself I wanted to invent something cool before I graduated. I kept an idea book
Editor’s note: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti is Co-Founder and CEO of Rendez-Vous Labs, creator of RndVoo. The a mobile service encourages people to connect with friends of friends and find activities to do together offline. RndVoo open beta is available free on most smartphone browsers here.
Women 2.0: How did you come up with the idea for your mobile startup RndVoo, and how did find your co-founder?
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti: The idea for RndVoo came about earlier this year, when my long-time friend and now co-founder Michel moved to San Francisco.
I kept trying to set him up with friends and we’d always ended up in a coffee shop, on my cell phone, looking up my girlfriends’ Facebook profiles. Then, he’d ping me to get my take