Tag Archive: Los Angeles

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet 10 Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalists (Infographic)

    Hailing from Vietnam to London, New York to Los Angeles, the finalists for the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition are flying in to present LIVE at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14!

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

    In less than two weeks, the finalists of PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition will be pitching live onstage at the 6th annual Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for prizes which includes meetings with angel investor Esther Dyson and

    by Angie Chang

    Carbon38 Launches Today, A Year After Attending Women 2.0 Startup Weekend (Surfing The Wave)

    This unique environment of midnight sandwich runs, unending games of ping pong, impromptu social media study halls, and Ruby on Rails power hours has served to concentrate our community and expose us to the next generation of visionaries and entrepreneurs.

    By Katie Warner Johnson (Co-Founder, Carbon38)

    My team and I all looked up from our plates of MSG-laden Chinese take-out, high-fived and then got back to work. It had been exactly a year since Carbon38 convened in San Francisco for the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend in November 2011.

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    by Angie Chang

    Enplug, Co-Founded By Nanxi Liu, Selected As Final PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalist, Pitching Live On February 14

    The 10th PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist has been selected – congrats Enplug co-founder and CEO Nanxi Liu!

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

    Congrats to Enplug, co-founded by CEO Nanxi Liu! Enplug has been selected by our panel of investors/judges to present at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco! The final startup to be announced out of a total of 10 finalists presenting, Enplug will be pitching next-gen advertising in the physical world via billboards.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why The Maker Movement Needs To Be Kid And Family-Friendly!

    We can create the next generation of entrepreneurs by letting kids (and adults) create, fail, explore and collaborate in family-friendly makerspaces across the United States.

    By Teresa Gonczy (Board of Directors, Los Angeles Makerspace)

    It all started with a tweet. I don’t usually check Twitter, but for some reason, on May 4, 2012, I was paging through my feed, when I saw it – @BoingBoing “To do in LA this Sunday: Organize a kid-friendly hackerspace” And so that weekend, I met up with Tara Tiger Brown and a bunch of other teachers, hackers, entrepreneurs

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Social Curation Summit (December 12 In Los Angeles)

    Learn how to extend your influencer outreach and add new dimensions to your merchandising and branding strategies at Social Curation Summit (December 12 in Los Angeles, CA).

    Discover how brands and retailers across a wide range of business verticals can use curated stories, pictures, and videos to highlight creativity and innovation. Women 2.0 members save 15% with discount code “WN15” when you register here.

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    by Angie Chang

    Santa Monica-Based Serial Entrepreneur Tracy DiNunzio Launches Tradesy, Announces $1.5 Million Series A Round

    When her first company hit profitability, she looked to build again for a bigger market: meet her second company, Tradesy.

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

    The proprieter of Recycled Bride, founder and CEO Tracy DiNunzio launched Tradesy for clothing resale today on web and mobile. She also announced a $1.5 million Series A round today from Rincon Venture Partners, 500 Startups, Dany Levy (the founder of DailyCandy), Daher Capital, Bee Partners, Double M Capital and Launchpad LA in Santa Monica, California.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Sara Weinheimer

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

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

    Los Angeles-based angel investor Sara Weinheimer finances women-led startups, with a keen interest in social media and cleantech. She has invested in about a dozen women-led companies through her participation in the Golden Seeds angel investor network and is an LP in the Golden Seeds Fund II.

    She established the southern California chapter for the Golden Seeds angel investor network investing exclusively in women-led early stage companies. At Golden Seeds, she manages deal flow, mentors and advises female-led startups, leads deals, finances

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    by Angie Chang

    Lean Startup Machine Returns To Los Angeles (Win A Free Ticket)

    A hands-on experience where you learn Customer Development and Lean Startup principles.

    By Edlin Choi (Workshop Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    Three months after a sold-out first Lean Startup Machine Los Angeles, the world’s leading workshop on Lean Startup methodologies returns September 21-23, 2012 to make even more LA startups, entrepreneurs, and corporate intrapreneurs leaner and meaner.

    The first LSM LA wrapped up with a bang – 12 teams went through a challenging three days of lean startup learning, out of the building getting, hypothesis testing, assumption (in)validating, and lots of pivoting that culminated in a 5-minute pitch.

    More of a show-us-what-you-learned story than

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    by Angie Chang

    Advice From Los Angeles-Based Female Founders Of Tech Startups

    “Doing startups rewards doing high quality work instantly. If you can build/design a good site or product, you’ll get attention right away,” said Holden Steinberg, co-founder of PageWoo.

    By Kevin Winston (Founder & CEO, Digital LA)

    From Westwood in California – “Perfect your pitch PPT,” “find mentors and investors” and “assemble a rock star team,” said panelists on our Digital LA female founders panel.

    Our panel is the first-ever panel in LA featuring all women founders of tech companies. Most played major roles in our recent Silicon Beach Fest and had been featured in the Forbes article Female Founders of Silicon Beach.

    Your Startup Pitch:

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    by Angie Chang

    From An Instagram Following, A Consignment Business Is Born

    I had stumbled upon an accidental business.

    By Milysan Troche (Founder, My Haute Closet)

    You wouldn’t think a college graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA, tons of student activities, and several corporate internships would have much difficulty landing an interview. At least that’s not what anyone tells you can happen during our current economic climate. I must have literally sent out well over a thousand resumes and tailor-made cover letters to potential positions with no response.

    With much encouragement from former teachers and friends, I decided to revisit a business plan I had written in college. The idea was an e-commerce/lifestyle/hybrid social media site called My Haute Closet. Being that venture capital wasn’t exactly knocking

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    by Angie Chang

    Pipeline Fellowship To Train New Women Angel Investors In San Francisco And Los Angeles

    Angel investing bootcamp for women philanthropists expands to the West Coast.

    By Angela Giacchetti (Summer Associate, Pipeline Fellowship)

    After hosting successful programs in New York, the Pipeline Fellowship is launching on the West Coast this summer and has opened a call for applications for San Francisco and Los Angeles programs this fall 2012.

    The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. The Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led, for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.

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    by Angie Chang

    Los Angeles Holds First "Silicon Beach Fest", Brings Together Entrepreneurs In Tech, Startup And Entertainment Industries

    A great addition to the festivals and tech events already on the Los Angeles startup scene.

    By Debra Eckerling (Founder, Write On Online)

    Silicon Beach Fest took place in Santa Monica and Venice last weekend and had the same feel as our vibrant town: fun, innovative and entertaining.

    There were too many events within Silicon Beach Fest to experience them all – especially since they were spread out between the two beach towns. And much like Los Angeles, there was something for everyone: a hackathon, a student pitch competition, a startup village, parties and beach activities (surfing, volleyball and basketball on the beach) as well as panels for every interest.