Tag Archive: New York City

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    by Angie Chang

    Double Digit Academy Helps Women Raise VC Funding

    While Astia and Golden Seeds remain the hubs of angel and first VC round funding exclusively for women entrepreneurs, Double Digit Academy emerges as a one-day bootcamp to prepare women for raising capital.

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

    Serial entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur raised $25 million in funding, and is making a business out of helping other women succeed in raising double-digit funding, launching Double Digit Academy this year to change the odds for women raising venture capital. A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, women in business and raising capital, the New York-based entrepreneur shares advice and best practices from her own experience raising capital.

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    by Managing Editor

    New York’s Top Lady-Led Startups

    Cindy Gallop’s site “If We Ran The World” encourages members to tap into great intentions and get help to follow through. Breaking down big goals into “microactions” that members can accomplish to chip away at audacious goals.

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Lean Startup Machine New York (December 7-9)

    Starting a business in New York City? Master the skills you need to create a successful startup.

    By Grace Ng (Co-Founder, Lean Startup Machine)

    Lean Startup Machine New York packs the grueling journey of entrepreneurship into 3 days, so you don’t have to fumble around for 6 months. Learn techniques to prioritize and test product assumptions, prove business viability, and get the customer traction needed to take your business to the next level.

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    by Angie Chang

    My Experience At Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012

    So many impressive women from different backgrounds showed up to the conference and I’m really glad I met them.

    By Audrey Tan (Founder, Waggit)

    I volunteered at the Women 2.0 PITCH NYC conference this week and I’m really glad I did. The conference was a mix of keynote speakers, panelists, pitches and of course – networking. A sharp contrast to most tech events with guys in t-shirts, pizza and beer, the conference was mostly women and the food was actually really good. Loved those coconut desserts at lunch. Mmmmm.

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    by Angie Chang

    What It Will Take To Recruit And Retain Women In Wind Energy And Renewables?

    Free RSVP for “women of wind energy” event on September 20 at Excelsior College.

    By Dr. Jane LeClair (Dean, School of Business and Technology, Excelsior College)

    Since ancient man first constructed a sail boat to navigate the open water, society has harnessed the power of wind to achieve its own ends. Over the centuries, windmills were used to grind flour and pump water, and in 1887 James Blyth constructed a wind

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs At Fashion’s Night Out In New York City

    Meet enterprising female founders at the Plum Alley event.

    By Leena Sukumar (Vice President, mySkin)

    I attended a Fashion’s Night Out event in New York co-hosted by Plum Alley, a new venture by Deborah Jackson. Deborah, a champion of women-owned companies, seeks to provide exposure to curated emerging brands founded by women, via limited sales.

    The event was packed with high-energy women dressed fashionably in true New York City style.

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    by Angie Chang

    Girls Who Code Graduates First Inaugural Class In NYC

    Girls paired up to complete their final projects, from mobile apps to computer games.

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    The first inaugural class of Girls Who Code graduated last Thursday after the 8-week summer crash course in technology and computer science. From about 100 applicants, 20 girls from underserved high schools across New York were chosen to participate in the summer program supported by big-name backers

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    by Angie Chang

    VCs Joy Marcus, Charlie O’Donnell And David Tisch Judging Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition (November 14)

    Joy Marcus of DFJ Gotham, Charlie O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and David Tisch from BoxGroup are judging Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition on November 14, 2012. Get your ticket now!

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

    Vying for top prize, PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition finalists will be competing for $25,000 in cash, a prized investor meeting with Marc Andreessen and a host of startup-friendly services.

    Today we are announcing the first three judges joining us for PITCH Startup Competition (Nov. 14 in NYV) – Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures), David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup) and Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham).

    Here’s some background on the investors who will be joining us on November 14 in New York:

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    by Angie Chang

    CodeEd: Combating Declining K-12 Computer Science Offerings

    In my research for CodeEd, I’ve learned that K-12 computer science offerings are actually on the decline.

    By Jenny Ye (Summer Intern, CodeEd)

    This summer, I’ve been tutoring in New York and developing curriculum for CodeEd, a startup organization that has been bringing computer science to middle school girls in underserved communities since 2010. I am currently studying computer science at Harvard University and I grew up in New York City in the heart of Chinatown, where I first got involved with direct service and organizing.

    Working with CodeEd has been an incredibly rewarding experience and such a great way to combine my two passions of technology and community work.

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    by Angie Chang

    Wantworthy, Co-Founded By CEO Lauren McDevitt, Raises $1M Seed Funding

    NYC-based Wantworthy graduates from TechStars, raises seed funding to accelerate product development.

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

    Wantworthy announced raising $1M in seed funding, led by RRE Ventures, Google Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, and several NYC-area angels also participated.

    2011 NYC TechStars graduate Wantworthy aims to help you keep track of everything you want to buy, and is working on a feature to alert you when prices drop. Similar sites for social shopping/bookmarking include Pinterest and Wanelo.

    Co-Founder and CEO Lauren McDevitt is a

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    by Angie Chang

    Supporting Women In Tech: This Is How You Do It.

    When you’re assessing a space (virtual or otherwise) that you’re interested in being part of, one of the things you look for is evidence of other women’s presence. That’s not the only thing you look for but it matters.

    By Lauren Bacon (Author, The Boss of You)

    I‘ve worked in tech for fifteen years. In those fifteen years, women have remained a small minority in the sector, particularly in technical jobs (read: programmers/engineers/developers). A lot of people I know have bemoaned the numbers, and discussed various ways we might address the gender imbalance, but I haven’t seen a lot of success stories (There are some – don’t get me wrong. Just not a ton.)

    A few weeks ago, though, something big and wonderful happened. And it is going to change the ratio.

    It happened, by the way, thanks to a bunch of smart

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    by Angie Chang

    Women-Led Startups Compete With "Bro-grammers" For Funding

    Gender stereotypes die hard as females make tech gains.

    By Christopher Heine (Staff Writer, Adweek)

    Sophia Chou is president of Loudly, a new text-and-call phone app that just finished a 12-week accelerator program called Woman Innovate Mobile (WIM).

    Every morning, Chou and Loudly co-founder Foy Savas leave a tiny apartment they share in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and head into Manhattan, often to meet with venture capitalists and other potential investors. They moved from Boston last winter to participate in WIM and rub elbows with movers-and-shakers in New York’s growing tech scene.

    While Chou’s forecast for Loudly is clearly optimistic, she

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Your Early Bird Ticket To Women 2.0 PITCH NYC (November 14)

    Early bird tickets now available for Women 2.0′s first New York conference – join us at PITCH NYC!

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

    Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference is one of the most anticipated business and entrepeneurship conferences of the year.

    In today’s uncertain economy, entrepreneurs continue to build impressive high-growth high-tech startups, disrupting traditional industries in health, technology, fashion, hardware and more.

    Early-bird tickets are on sale now for the all-day PITCH NYC 2012 Conference this November 14, 2012 in New York. Our speakers will share case studies, best practices and

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixers (May 4 in SF, Silicon Valley, NYC, LA, San Diego, Austin, Madrid & Barcelona)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Get ready for a new set of Founder Fridays for 2012! Next month, April, we are taking a break as there is too much to do after the PITCH and SXSW – plus some other secret stuff we are planning!

    We are excited for the eight global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, May 4, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting An Early-Stage Startup Without A Technical Partner

    By Arum Kang (Co-Founder & CEO, Coffee Meets Bagel)

    Last August, as a freshly minted MBA from Harvard Business School, I decided to strike on my own. I’ve always dreamt of building my own company, but it wasn’t anything more than an idea. Even though I have never worked for a startup or knew many people in the startup world, I decided to take the plunge.

    Thankfully I had my sister Soo, a talented designer, as a co-founder to bounce off product ideas for our future company. The only missing minor detail was that we didn’t have anyone to actually build the product. Sleepless nights

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    by Angie Chang

    Notes From CEO Joanne Lang: Presenting At Founder Friday

    By Joanne Lang (Founder & CEO, AboutOne)

    A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a friend Ellie Cachette, CEO of ConsumerBell (one of AboutOne’s strategic partners) asking me if I was interested in being a presenter at the Women 2.0 Founder Friday in New York. I am very proud to be a member of Women 2.0 and the work they do, so I changed my schedule to be there.

    Women 2.0 hosted six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York

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    by Angie Chang

    6 Ways To Beat The Solo-Preneur Blues

    By Mandy Gresh (Consultant, Six Months Off)

    The freedom in your career to do what you want, when you want, has a lot of perks: No one to answer to, no set schedule, the ability to choose your projects, nap or take a last-minute day off… The list could go on and on.

    One thing you don’t hear much about is the transition from working in an office surrounded by colleagues to working in your home surrounded by no one. While my initial months of “solopreneurship” brought a steady stream of work that kept me busy, I longed for the “water cooler” chatter and intermittent banter

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    by Angie Chang

    Alice Wang’s Spark Box: Toys For A Child’s Developmental Benefit

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

    A former investment banker, entrepreneur Alice Wang watched her extended family grow in size with the arrival of three babies. She found it inspiring to see how the families experienced parenthood, and subsequently, how quickly the children got sick of toys.

    She thought there had to be a better way to test toys with the child and provide some educational value to the experience.

    This was the spark that launched her startup Spark Box, a toy rental company providing an eco-friendly way for parents