Tag Archive: New York City

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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

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixers (March 2 in SF, Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, NYC, Madrid & Barcelona)

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

    Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, March 2, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, Madrid and Barcelona.

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    by Angie Chang

    7×7 Entrepreneur Mentoring Salon (February 23 In New York City)

    By Christina Vuleta (Founder, 40:20)

    Every woman deserves to have her own advisory panel. As part of 40:20 Vision’s mission to start conversations and facilitate mentoring between generations, we offer live mentoring events between established and aspiring / early-stage entrepreneurs.

    The idea is that we can have more than 20:20 vision if we share our knowledge in a mentor-like, collaborative setting.

    7X7 is not a networking event or cocktail party. Rather, it’s a group of 7 experienced and 7 aspiring / new female entrepreneurs getting together to exchange wisdom and experience.

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    by Angie Chang

    Musings Of A VC In New York: Women Entrepreneurs Festival

    By Fred Wilson (Managing Partner, Flatiron Partners & Union Square Ventures)

    A few weeks ago, I spent the day at NYU ITP at the Women Entrepreneurs Festival. This is a one day event put on by The Gotham Gal and her friend Nancy Hechinger who is on the faculty at NYU ITP.

    In its second year, the WE Festival features a day of panels and talks featuring women entrepreneurs. Men can attend and do, but the stage is filled with women all day long. It’s a very different experience from the typical startup/tech event and I highly recommend it to anyone who is eager to see more women doing startups.

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    by Angie Chang

    Startups Pass On Silicon Valley To Find Their Fortunes In New York

    By Ryan Kim (Writer, GigaOm)

    Though Silicon Valley has lured away plenty of startups, (cough: Facebook), New York is becoming a magnet of its own, attracting companies that want to build their businesses amid the bright lights of the big city. In the last couple months, New York has drawn former San Francisco startup Qwiki, PlaceIQ from Colorado and recent 500 Startups graduate Snapette, which started in Boston before spending the last half year in Silicon Valley.

    These are just a few recent transplants but they show how New York increasingly makes sense

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    by Angie Chang

    20 Angel Investors-In-Training To Invest In Your Business Soon

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    A new group of angel investors are entering the world of informal investments.

    The Pipeline Fellowship – which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice – has just announced its 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class:

    Fradel Barber
    Fradel is the Visionary Entrepreneur and Director of Expansion World Financial Group. She is a member of the Leadership Network of World Financial Group — a group of hand selected individuals

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixers (February 3 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, NYC, Madrid & Barcelona)

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

    Women 2.0 is hosting 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 City, Madrid and Barcelona.

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    by Angie Chang

    NY Tech Day Is April 19 – A Science Fair For… Startups!

    By Erica Virtue (Marketing Coordinator, NY Tech Day)

    Calling all women entrepreneurs! NY Tech Day, a revolutionary one-day expo created specifically for New York City-based tech startups, is confirmed for Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the Flatiron District. In line with the openness of the NY tech community, Tech Day is free to attend.

    Launching a startup is not an easy process, but Tech Day plans to simplify that by creating an event that benefits startups of all sizes and gives them the opportunity to directly interact with the community. Startups can demo a new

  9. Liberty Close-Up
    by Angie Chang

    Let’s Join The Manhattan Girls Club (Founding Tech Startups)

    By Heddi Cundle (Founder & CEO, myTab)

    Earlier this month, I was in New York City. Now, I used to live in New York in the 90s when New York was still testing my inner strength by making me dodge flying bullets and knives in the not-so-pretty Meatpacking District. No one from Manhattan would venture over the Brooklyn Bridge (do I need a passport?) and certainly no female in business was truly on my side while I worked day and night in the music industry.

    So over the past 10 years, since I’ve lived on the West Coast, I’ve only been to New York three times. The first was quite an eye opener – the city had been cleaned up (thanks Giuliani, for

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    by Angie Chang

    Surround Yourself With Great People, No Matter What

    By Sonia Kapadia (Founder & CEO, Taste Savant)

    While I’ve been working on my startup, I’ve received a lot of advice, some good, and some bad. One of the pieces of advice most people mention is to “move fast.”

    Time is of the essence and everyday that you haven’t launched is an opportunity for your competition to get stronger, and a lost opportunity to learn from your users. And so, that’s what I’ve been doing — moving fast.

    Here is the downside to moving fast, you make a lot of mistakes. Here is the upside, you learn from those mistakes quickly and move

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    by Angie Chang

    Silicon Alley And Silicon Valley (Interactive Infographic)

    By Harrison Kratz (Community Manager, MBA@UNC)

    For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation. It is difficult to dispute this claim given that it’s the home to technology and Internet giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. While it hasn’t lost its staying power, other hotspots for entrepreneurship and technology have emerged over the past ten years, in particular, New York’s “Silicon Alley”.

    For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation. It is difficult to dispute this claim given that it’s the home to technology and Internet giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. While it hasn’t lost its staying power, other hotspots for entrepreneurship and technology have emerged over the past ten years, in particular, New York’s “Silicon Alley”.

    Although cities like Chicago, Austin, and even our own Research Triangle have produced a number of web-based businesses in recent years, New York’s startup scene is growing

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    by Angie Chang

    Want To Launch Your Mobile Business In A Weekend? (NYC)

    By Anna Curran (Founder, CookbookCreate)

    Startup Weekend is hosting the first ever Startup Weekend Mobile in New York City on January 20-22, 2012.

    In just 54 hours, we’ll go from pitches on Friday night to demos of mobile businesses on Sunday afternoon. Our mentors and judges have been carefully selected and include leading mobile experts like Naveen Salvadurai (Founder of Foursquare), Jennifer Byrne (VP of Business Development at Amex) and Theo Skye (Co-Founder of Medialets).

    In addition to the fun of working with a team

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    by Angie Chang

    SkinnyScoop Powers Social Curation Platform

    By Eden Godsoe (Co-Founder & CEO, SkinnyScoop)

    I was not one of those women who always knew she would be an entrepreneur. Around the time I became pregnant with my first child, I began looking into the dynamics of female purchase power and how women influence one another. What I saw was a huge, untapped opportunity that I had the know-how and the passion to address.

    I am originally from Toronto, Canada where I got a BA in Economics and Philosophy before moving to New York to work at Morgan Stanley. After a few years in NYC, I headed west to Stanford Business School. Post business school, I honed

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    by Angie Chang

    Aim For High Growth And Apply For TechStars NYC By January 10

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

    The TechStars NYC early application deadline is January 10, 2012 and the final deadline is January 23, 2012.

    Want to hear how TechStars can affect an early-stage startup? Read this blog post from a TechStars participant:

    “What I needed, and what I got from the TechStars process, was a huge shift in focus – from minimizing risk to maximizing the opportunity for Red Rover.

    This shift happened over the course of 100 meetings. This happened under the influence of mentors

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    by Angie Chang

    Russian Woman Entrepreneur Elena Silenok Starts Up Clothia

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    In the last year the amount of fashion sites has exploded from tools to save your purchases in to discovery and ecommerce while sharing with your friends. Some of succeeded while others have not and many are still in question. What is going to separate all these sites from each other?

    We will see but after meeting with Elena I was really intrigued with Clothia because she does have something that sets her apart from the rest. The technology to put your body on line and then try on the clothes virtually. You might have a much better

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Mobile Tech: A New Startup Accelerator In NYC

    By Emily Glazer (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    When it comes to programs that nurture new startups, women often don’t make the cut. A new “startup accelerator” hopes to combat that gender disparity in at least one booming market: mobile technology.

    Women Innovate Mobile opened its application today to startups with a woman founder or co-founder and a product that is related to mobile. The accelerator will offer two to five startups free New York office space, mentoring and coaching, access to venture capitalists and other investors in addition to $18,000 in seed funding, $10,000 worth of product development and design support, and $10,000 worth of mobile marketing promotions.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Networking Mixers (January 6 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York)

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

    Women 2.0 is hosting four Founder Friday networking events for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and and New York.

    Due to the holidays, Founder Friday Barcelona and Founder Friday Madrid (both in Spain) will not be holding Founder Friday mixers this month — they will resume in February 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Where The Ladies At?? #NYCEdition

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    Editor’s note: Thanks to Ellie Cachette for co-hosting Founder Friday New York earlier this month – You can find pictures from Founder Friday New York (December 2011) here. To sign up for next month’s Founder Friday New York, click here.

    There a lot going on in New York City these days.

    I was proudly featured in a New York City startup calendar, which then got picked up by Mashable.

    For more on the calendar, visit Only In The Alley.

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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

    Joanne Wilson: An Angel Who Bets On Women-Led Companies

    By Suzanne Axtell (Technology Evangelist, O’Reilly)

     

    Blogger, mother, foodie, and hardcore New Yorker Joanne Wilson (@TheGothamGal) is one of a few female angel investors.

    Her approach to investing is unabashedly women-centric.

    As she explains in the following interview, she’s a believer in the power of the startup ecosystem to influence the economies of New York and beyond.

    Suzanne Axtell: What inspired you to move into the venture capital (VC) space?