Tag Archive: Monisha Perkash

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    by Betsy Mikel

    21 Gift Ideas That Technology Made Possible

    Support entrepreneurs who’ve built innovative technology that changes everything from fashion tech to how you shop for jalapeño cheddar pretzels.

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    by Angie Chang

    Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee Leads Panel On Disruptive Women-Led Startups At Women 2.0 Conference 2013

    Today’s Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, 2013 is being livestreamed here today and video will be available post-event.

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

    “We were told by the smartest people in the Valley that this was a good idea but it wasn’t going to work,” said Jessica Scorpio, co-founder of Getaround. Over 25 million cars sit idle for 22 hours a day. She wanted to apply the big-picture thinking taught to her at Singularity University (the challenge: create a solution

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

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

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Women 2.0 Conference 2013 In Pictures & Quotes

    On February 14, 2013 – join hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurial individuals who aim to build high-tech and high-growth ventures.

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

    Learn from dozens of successful women entrepreneurs, startup executives and early-stage investors at the Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for a full-day of inspiration, education, connection and plenty of Valentine’s Day puns. Network with hundreds of like-minded individuals at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now!

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored At Lunchtime At The Women 2.0 Conference – Learn From A Baker’s Dozen Of Experienced Entrepreneurs On Feb. 14

    Meet the female founders joining us as lunchtime mentors at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

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

    Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs! Join us at lunchtime mentoring on Valentine’s Day! Dozens of experienced entrepreneurs will be joining us at lunchtime on February 14 at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference and will be serving as mentors.

    Here are a handful of the mentors coming on February 14 to join us at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now for the conference before prices go up after January 31!

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMO BodyTech Co-Founder Monisha Perkash Raises $5M Series A Funding, Speaking At Women 2.0 Conference On February 14

    Smart sensor and big data company LUMO BodyTech raises Series A.

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

    Good posture starts with the lower back, which is what the LUMOback sensor and mobile app monitors to track posture and activities, providing actionable feedback with real-time vibrations.

    LUMOback was co-founded by CEO Monisha Kerpash and announced raising $5 million in Series A funding.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch Creating Noteworthy iPhone Apps

    Meet 5 women who created amazing apps for the Apple app store.

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

    As Leah Busque reminds us, you can skip the line at the Apple store by using her TaskRabbit iPhone app to summon a TaskRabbit to stand in line for your new iPhone 5.

    Here at Women 2.0, we thought about the variety of ways women have successfully built on Apple’s success over the years, from creating viral games and useful apps

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMOback Funded On Kickstarter – The Benefit Of Being Open

    We have pre-orders of over $175,000, and counting (3 days to go on our campaign!)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    My startup LUMOback, a smart posture sensor, recently launched a campaign on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Our experiences thus far have reinforced my team’s deep belief in being open rather than stealthy.

    More than anything else, Kickstarter has served as a great “test” and validation point for us. As passionate entrepreneurs, we become susceptible to drinking our own Kool-aid and thinking that what we’ve built is the best thing ever. Putting it out there on Kickstarter has been an opportunity for us to test market demand and

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs Fundraise For Products, Companies (Ubeam, Love With Food, OUYA…)

    Good news: women raise funding for companies, and women entrepreneurs make waves on Kickstarter.

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

    FUNDS RAISED: 22 year old Meredith Perry raising $1M from Founders Fund and other angels for her startup. The Ubeam founder and CEO gave a popular TEDx talk earlier this year on “how to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”.

    Previous PITCH applicants and conference attendees may recognize this woman – Aihui Ong raised $645k in seed funding for her startup Love With Food, a subscription food box with a philanthropic twist.

    FUNDRAISING: New Android-powered game console

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    by Angie Chang

    Call For Applications: Bay Area Capital Connections Seeks Entrepreneurs To Pitch For Investment (Apply By April 11)

    Apply to pitch by April 11, 2012 for Bay Area Capital Connections.

    By Darlene Crane (Executive Director, Alliance for Community Development)

    This is a special call to members of Women 2.0 to raise visibility of women at the 5th Annual Bay Area Capital Connections Conference on May 10, 2012.

    I am urging Founders of startups ready to pitch to apply today for our Pitch session on the afternoon of the conference.

    The deadline to apply to pitch is April 11, 2012 - Apply here.

    Since 2006, the Alliance for Community Development has held these Capital Connections conferences to showcase

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Health Innovation

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

    Rock Health hosted the 2012 Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco this week, showcasing a remarkably gender-balanced set of interdisciplinary innovators in the burgeoning health/tech space.

    As keynote speaker Mitch Kapor stated, “It is possible to go up the learning curve yourself without the basics of the domain you’re in.” The health tech space is still very new, he reminded the audience, and recommended for early entrepreneurs to educate yourself of the ecosystem, overcome your fears and find a way to “dive in” – find advisors that know about the space, can help you learn, and figure out how to build the right partnerships.

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMOback Founder Monisha Perkash Wins DEMOgod Award (Video)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    My startup went into the DEMO Fall 2011 Conference honored just to share our vision with such a large audience, and came out of it completely blown away when we received a DEMOgod award for our product LUMOback.

    While it’s very cool being immersed in emerging technologies, meeting luminaries across many fields, and interacting with other entrepreneurs, the clear highlight of DEMO is the high-pressured 6 minute demonstration in front of over 1,000 attendees. This is not because of the brief moment of fame (although that part is fun too), but because those 6 minutes are the exhilarating

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Reframes “Having It All” (Work/Life Balance)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    “You can have it all, just not at the same time.”

    These were the words of advice from a well-intentioned mentor who was trying to help me figure out how to pursue an entrepreneurial career and also start a family.

    I knew she was trying to be reassuring, but I bristled at her words. To start with, I disliked being told that there were any limits to what I could pursue. Further, I wondered, if your 30s are when

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    by Angie Chang

    Finding the Big Idea – 4 Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    After selling my first start-up TuitionCoach, I knew that I would someday want to launch and grow another company that I really believed in. My challenge, however, was that I didn’t have the Big Idea. Then I learned about an intriguing pre-team, pre-idea startup incubator program called Runway, backed by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors venture fund. This chance to work with a diverse and talented team over 6 months to explore bold business opportunities just sounded too good to pass up. So I applied, thankfully got in, took the plunge and became a member of Runway’s first class of entrepreneurs.