Tag Archive: mompreneurs

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    by Angie Chang

    Attention Women: You Are Not Pathetic

    What high-profile working mothers say carries weight with other working mothers whether we like it or not.

    By Stefania Pomponi (Co-Founder, Clever Girls Collective)

    Sarah Lacy’s article on Marissa Mayer’s life as a working mom suggests that women who are critical of Marissa Mayer’s statements that she wasn’t planning to take much of a maternity leave and that her baby is “easy” are “pathetic.” I agree with much of what Lacy says, including that we don’t need Marissa Mayer’s “permission to decide how to balance career and family,” but unlike Lacy, I do

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    by Angie Chang

    MotherShip HackerMoms: The First Women’s Hackerspace!

    There’s a little more than a week to contribute to MotherShip HackerMom’s Kickstarter page!

    By Shannon Nicholls (Fundraising Director, MotherShip HackerMoms)

    We are a new kind of playground and workspace for creative mothers. Fun to us is not mani-pedis, but making, breaking, learning and hacking our bright ideas. HackerMoms model active creative lives for our kids who learn, explore and create as mini-makers alongside us. We offer members daily childcare. We also welcome dads.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Startups Catering To Moms

    From subscription services for parents to circuit kits for children, there is plenty of options for Mother’s Day!

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

    This week we think about moms – they have their choice of subscription services to products for them and their children. Moms also have daily deals sites catering to their unique purchasing needs.

    Here are 8 women entrepreneurs looking to serve the new and expecting moms of the world. You can find the right monthly subscription or gift for a mom in your life – or a dad – but right now it is especially timely for Mother’s Day around the corner…

    I am including women-led hardware startups selling electronic LEGOs because it is a gift to moms to have geeky toys for their little ones. May (girl) geeks rule the world one day.

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    by Angie Chang

    500 Startups: Moms We’d Like To Fund

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    Are you an entrepreneur looking to build something truly awesome that will positively impact millions of people’s lives? (And by the way, make a LOT of money?)

    If so, then I have a suggestion…

    Stop building yet another daily deal site or mindless social game or yellow filter so-lo-mo photo-sharing service. Instead, build something awesome for moms, dads, families, or kids. Believe it or not, there are a lot of them so make their lives easier and happier. Because, the best part is that they’ll probably pay

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    by Angie Chang

    Former TechCrunch Writer Sarah Lacy Raises $2.5M For PandoDaily, Talks About An Exploding Diaper

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

    One of the most recognizable women’s names in the Silicon Valley and former TechCrunch writer, Sarah Lacy has raised $2.5M in funding from individuals including Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Tony Hseih (Zappos), Zach Nelson (NetSuite), Andrew Anker, Chris Dixon (FounderCollective), Saul Klein (IndexVentures), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Jeff Jordan (ex-CEO, Open Table) and Matt Cohler (ex-Facebook & Benchmark Capital).

    Sarah blogs about why she started PandoDaily here and writes, “There’s a nice side-benefit about starting PandoDaily: I can officially now call bullshit on people (usually men) who insist

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    by Angie Chang

    Could Your Bootstrapped Startup Use A Few Good Moms?

    By Kerry Bowbliss & Sherry Lombardi (Co-Founders, Hulafrog)

    Last year, we launched Hulafrog, a network of hyperlocal websites for moms. Each one is the “go-to” guide to life with kids around town. Hulafrog was born, like many startups, out of necessity. As new moms, we were on the never-ending quest for enriching activities and fun events for our kids and yearned for a simple way to find them. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a single website with everything from language lessons and soccer camps to parades and puppet shows to kid friendly restaurants and museums?

    There wasn’t. So we built one. The prototype

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    by Angie Chang

    Parent Entrepreneurs Strike Work Life Balance: Advice From Jennifer Toney and Carol Realini

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

    This week, Pemo Theodore interviewed Jennifer Toney, co-founder and CEO of WeMakeItSafer. When asked about being a “mompreneur”, “balancing it all” and gender bias, Jennifer said:

    “There tends to be a fear that moms aren’t going to have the same amount of time as a single person, or someone without children, to spend on their startups. And to that, I would say everybody has something else that they’re working on. By definition, if you are a successful entrepreneur, you are most likely an overachiever and so whether you are a marathon runner or a sailor, or you’re sitting on boards of other startups, or you’re trying to work on a charity and solve world hunger — you’re doing something else anyway. And so for a mom, your something else happens to be your children.”

    When Jennifer had kids, it wasn’t the business, technology and entrepreneurship that took a sideline. Jennifer stopped gymming and running triathalons instead. She admits her schedule “changes but it doesn’t mean you have less time to work on your business.”

    She notes that the people who question work/life balance are oftentimes people without kids