Tag Archive: Mountain View

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    by Angie Chang

    Vietnam-Based Greengar, Co-Founded by CEO Thuy Truong, Joins 500 Startups in Mountain View

    PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist company Greengar, based in Vietnam, lands in Mountain View to begin the 500 Startups accelerator program today!

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

    Most know her as “the girl in the white dress” at the Women 2.0 Conference a few months ago. Greengar CEO and co-founder Thuy Truong flew in from Ho Chi Minh City to pitch her startup in front of a thousand people on Valentine’s Day, and today she lands in Mountain View with her team to join the 500 Startups accelerator program in Mountain View, California!

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    by Angie Chang

    Wedding Party, Co-Founded By Himani Amoli, Raises $1 Million Seed Round For Wedding Picture Sharing App

    Wedding Party, which raised $1 million in seed funding, was co-founded by Ajay Kamat, Dan Perez and Himani Amoli (pictured, right).

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

    Mobile UX designer Himani Amoli is a co-founder of Wedding Party, an app for iPhone and Android that helps you conglomerate your guests’ pictures from the big day.

    TechCrunch announced that Wedding Party has raised a seed round of $1 million, led by NEA and Felicis Ventures.

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    by Angie Chang

    Sponsored: Women Leadership Forum 2013

    Sponsored by: OPEN is a voluntary, not-for-profit, inclusive organization, focused primarily on the promotion of entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Pakistani-American community.

    Women Leadership Forum 2013 is the 5th annual business conference of OPEN Silicon Valley. The conference will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The conference is expected to draw entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and social leaders from across the United States.

    OPEN Women Leadership Forum 2013 is a day-long track featuring multiple panel discussions with top entrepreneurs, industry and thought leaders.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Bath For Your Business Brain

    I have found that podcasts that I listen to while running or exercising tend to affect and stick with me much more effectively than those that I listen to while working at a computer.

    By Courtney Powell (Founder & CEO, PublikDemand)

    A good friend once told me that running is like a “bath for your business brain”. It’s absolutely true.

    My co-founders and I took up running as a team about four months ago as a way to relieve stress, keep focused and counterbalance our startup diet.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow: 500 Startups’ Women Entrepreneurs

    Out of the 33 companies selected for 500 Startups’ fifth class, 7 companies boast at least one female founder on the team.

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

    An early-stage seed fund and incubator program in Mountain View, California, 500 Startups invests primarily in consumer and SMB internet startups, and related web infrastructure services.

    This week, 7 companies out of 33 companies announced as selected incubator program companies boast a female founder.

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    by Angie Chang

    31 Practical Tips For Future 500 Startups Founders

    Learn the ins & outs of moving to Mountain View – make the most of your time in the 500 Startups program.

    By Courtney Powell (Founder & CEO, PublikDemand)

    The start of the new 500 Startups cohort is approaching quickly.

    Prior to the start of our batch, I found myself scrambling to learn the ins and outs of moving to Mountain View and finding ways to make the most of our time in the program.

    Big thanks to all of the 500 family that made us feel at home!

    My cofounders and I decided to keep a list of tips for future 500 founders in hopes of making your soon to be busy lives a bit easier.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Prerna Gupta

    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)

    Out of Atlanta, Georgia – Khush founder and CEO Prerna Gupta received funding from 500 Startups as part of the Mountain View, California-based startup seed fund and accelerator program in early 2011. By year’s end, the intelligent music app startup Khush was acquired by Smule for an undisclosed amount.

    As CEO of Khush, Prerna oversaw the growth of Khush and its merger with Smule. Together, the companies’ apps have reached over 50 million users worldwide.

    She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 2004 with a degree in Economics, and

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    by Angie Chang

    A Beginner’s Survival Guide For Your First Hackathon

    Done is better than perfect. No matter for learning or winning, aim to finish.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    Last weekend, I attended my first ever hackathon and with minimal expectation, had a blast out of it and learned loads. My team did not win, nor did most of us slept at the event, but we got a lot out of it.

    The hackathon, DevelopHer, was organized by LinkedIn, claimed to be the first women-only hackathon. The schedule was well thought out with a few sessions that made the hackathon really fun.

    Aside from yoga and cupcakes, I believe there were a few things I am glad to have (or would have) done that made my experience worthwhile:

  9. Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare, Inc.) on stage at Web 2.0 Expo SF 2010.
    by Angie Chang

    Calling Global Women Hackers, Hear Her Hack

    Join the LinkedIn DeveloperHer hackday in Mountain View, California -or- Delhi, India on June 30!

    By Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare)

    There is no better way than a hackday to highlight and celebrate women who are hackers and creators, and to encourage women who are watching from the sidelines to join in.

    A few weeks ago, we announced LinkedIn’s first global women’s hackday in Mountain View from June 30th to July 1st, a little over a week from now. I am excited to announce that by popular demand, we have now added in a second venue. There will be a parallel DevelopHer hackday in Delhi, India, over the same weekend.

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    by Angie Chang

    Win A Free Ticket To OPEN Silicon Valley!

    Keynote from Salman Khan, the CEO of Khan Academy, at the OPEN Silicon Valley conference on June 2.

    OPEN Silicon Valley is offering us two (2) free tickets to the OPEN Forum 2012 on June 2, 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

    This one-day conference will give the Women 2.0 community a unique opportunity to network with and learn from seasoned CEOs, VCs, financial market experts, government policy makers and professionals from the Silicon Valley.

    To apply for one of these tickets, tell us in 200 words

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    by Angie Chang

    How Startups Really Survive (The Short And Long Of It)

    Weathering long-distance moves, moving in with parents, long commutes, tight budgets, pregnancy…

    By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)

    Last night, I was at Google on a panel talking about women in entrepreneurship. Afterwards, I chatted with an attendee about the very early days of LaunchBit.

    I mentioned that one point, I’d lived at my parents’ house to save money. This shocked her and she replied, “Oh…I could never do that.” And that was just the beginning of all the sacrifices that many people have made in order for LaunchBit to work.

    There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of a startup – beyond actually running the core business.

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    by Angie Chang

    Reaching Your End Game: Collective Success For Women Entrepreneurs

    Instead of struggling in a silo, it’s critical to create a networked, multifaceted strategy to solving problems by sharing resources and learning about proven tactics.

    By Marilyn Nagel (CEO, Watermark)

    The great news is that the number of women entrepreneurs continues to rise regionally, nationally, and internationally. The bad news? Not everyone successfully navigates the journey from concept to the bustling and profitable business initially envisioned.

    The number of obstacles business owners and growers face can seem truly insurmountable: finding funding, getting access to the right resources, hooking great talent (on a budget!), and building the right technology platform are just a few of the problems entrepreneurs find themselves challenged with.

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneur Nikki Durkin Launches 99Dresses At Y Combinator

    Female-founded fashion startup launches out of Y Combinator Demo Day.

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin has re-launched 99Dresses at the Y Combinator Winter 2012 Demo Day. Tech pundits Robert Scoble and Ben Parr (former editor at Mashable) have already named 99Dresses their favourite company to come out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 program.

    Nikki Durkin, Founder of 99Dresses, said Y Combinator had helped provide the perfect platform for their global expansion.

    “The last three months in Mountain View, California, have been a tremendous experience for myself and the talented

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    by Angie Chang

    Calling All Female Game-Changers For Singularity University

    Scholarships are available to select female catalysts chosen to attend Singularity University.

    By Susan Fonseca (Founding Member, Singularity University & Founder, [email protected])

    Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley organization located at NASA Research Park in California seeks next-generation rock-stars to join this summer’s Graduate Studies Program 2012 (GSP12).

    Every summer, SU selects 80 top students from around the world to join the GSP class. Our students comprise a diverse set of forward-thinking minds with entrepreneurial experience and a passion for solving the biggest challenges.

    Apply today! Deadline to apply is March 31, 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech Never Looked So Good! Tweet For A Free Ticket

    By Danika Patrick (Innovation Lead, AT&T, Foundry)

    Join us for a unique night of powerful women and a bunch of laughs!

    Join us on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7pm @ Microsoft in Mountain View for a PanelProv event. Learn from a diverse panel of women in a range of roles from strategy at Fortune 500 companies to serial entrepreneurs, matched up with a once in a lifetime Improv show based directly on the content created during the panel discussion.

    Celebrating women of technology, teamed up with local improvisors to bring you insight and humor about diversity, lifestyle, and pant suits.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Giving Season: Stories Of Leadership, Mentorship (Videos)

    By Dara Olmsted (Grant Writer & Ethnographer, Iridescent)

    Did you miss the Technovation Challenge’s Women in Leadership panel at Andreessen Horowitz last month?

    The science education non-profit that runs the Technovation Challenge, Iridescent, teaches high school girls how to design a mobile phone app prototype, write a business plan, and pitch their plan to a panel of venture capitalists.

    The Iridescent website has posted short videos from the panel and backstage interviews that are packed full

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    by Angie Chang

    What You Can Make in a 6-Hour iPhone App Intro Class

    By Bess Ho (Mobile Architect, Archimedes Ventures)

    I regularly teach classes on iPhone development for all levels. Here are some students who took a class called “iOS SDK for Beginners”, a 6-hour class held in Mountain View. The next class is on “iOS SDK for Intermediates – Design Concepts” this Saturday, May 28 in Mountain View.

    Ayesha Ahmed is Co-Founder and CEO of Flocking Apps, creating iPhone and iPad applications. Ayesha had no Objective-C / iOS experience or any coding background outside of creating basic HTML pages. She took the one-day iOS SDK Development class “to get a better understanding of the technical aspects of iPhone App development. Having this coding experience has helped me develop a much deeper understanding of the complexities of the app world. At the end of the class, my teammates and I collaborated to create our first app.”

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Code An iPhone App Even With No Objective-C / iOS Experience

    By Bess Ho (Mobile Architect, Archimedes Ventures)

    This class is for anyone who has never developed an iPhone app before but who wants to learn. This will be a step by step beginners course for people who are just starting off on developer, and who are passionate and want to learn about iOS development.

    iOS SDK Class for Beginners
    Saturday, May 21, 2011, 1pm – 6pm (Mountain View, CA)
    For more info and to register, click here. (Save $10 with discount code “women20”)

    iOS SDK Class for Intermediate – Design Patterns
    Saturday, May 28, 2011, 1pm – 4pm (Mountain View, CA)
    For more info and to register, click here. (Save $10 with discount code “women20”)

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: iOS SDK Class for Beginners (March 12)

    Learn how to code an iPhone app even if you have no Objective-C or iOS experience! The one-day class on Saturday, March 12, 2011 is designed for people who have never coded. Learn to develop an iPhone app in 6 hours. Class will be held in Mountain View, CA.

    Women 2.0 members save $10 with discount code “women20” when you register here.

    Before class, you should upgrade to Mac OSX 10.6.5. (Snow Leopard) for free and register for a Apple Developer Account, also available free here.