Tag Archive: New York

  1. tapped
    by Angie Chang

    Partner Events: NFC Tapped Hackathons (New York, San Francisco And Boston)

    Connect with some of the most influential people in mobile and NFC at one of the upcoming TAPPED NFC Hackathons:

    Near Field Communications (NFC) is a technology that lets devices and things talk to each other. All you need to do to make something happen is to have two NFC devices touch, or tap. NFC is

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    by Angie Chang

    Daily Lunchtime Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Raises $600k Seed Funding, Investors Include Match.com Co-Founder

    Three sisters are co-founders of Coffee Meets Bagel, raise funding.

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

    Arum Kang, founder and CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel has an ambitious goal for the dating website she started with her two sisters. Her daily dating deal site introduces you to one match every day at noon. Coffee Meets Bagel has raised $600,000 in seed investment from Lightbank and investors including Match.com co-founder Peng T. Ong, reported TechCrunch this morning.

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    by Angie Chang

    Is Coding For Women?

    I’m afraid that women may fall into the trap of thinking that it is harder than it actually is and thus approach it with an expectation that they can only scratch the surface and cannot go deeper.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Hacker School)

    Why you ask?

    David Albert, a co-founder at Hacker School, a program that is targeting towards 50% female enrollment, says software engineering requires less pedigree than other competitive professions, because a degree says less about how good someone is as a programmer than his or her code.

    It’s hard to argue with good code. True to the Hacker Ethic, software engineering is a field for real meritocracy.

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    by Angie Chang

    New York: Girls Who Code

    If this next group of girls can walk out feeling like they rule, then there is no doubt you are looking at the next generation of young women in the tech world.

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

    Please meet the next generation of the tech world – these lovely young women sitting in a room in Chelsea learning how to code, think big and become engineers.

    Reshma Saujani who founded Girls Who Code is showing all of us how to make a difference in kids lives. She is also running for NYC public advocate.

    Her passion for getting girls interested in technology and reaching across the divide is impressive – and she is making a difference doing what she talks about.

  5. ElizabethCrowell
    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Elizabeth Crowell

    Women 2.0 regularly profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    From angel investors to VCs, Women 2.0 puts a face to those who invest in women. Only 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. This is unfortunate and needs to change, as women investors are more likely to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists. This week, we talk to the owner of Sterling Place, angel investor Elizabeth Crowell.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.

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    by Angie Chang

    Leaping The Venture Capital Gender Gap: DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

    “Women tend to start so-called lifestyle businesses, meaning companies that stay small enough to allow their owners to have a life outside the business, while investors are looking for startups with the potential for huge scale, so there is often a mismatch.”

    By Anne Fisher (Writer, Crain’s New York Business)

    “Venture capital has always been a guy’s game,” entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg said recently.

    Too true: Although women own about one-third of all U.S. small businesses and start companies at twice the rate of men, a scant 11% of venture capital funding goes to female entrepreneurs, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

    Yet Amanda, CEO of DailyWorth, which she founded in early 2009, has raised more than $3 million in outside capital

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    by Angie Chang

    VolunteerSpot Founder And CEO Karen Bantuveris In An Exclusive Interview With Women 2.0 About Raising $1.5M Series A

    VolunteerSpot’s simple sign up application makes it easy to participate and say YES to volunteering.

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

    Austin-based management consultant and working mom Karen Bantuveris became a Girl Scout leader and PTA board member when her daughter entered school. She was shocked at all the “little things” that made volunteering a hassle. Fueled by frustration with reply-all emails, clipboards, online groups and late night reminder messages, Karen set out to do something about it in 2009…

    Fast forward a few years – VolunteerSpot announced $1.5M Series A funding from ff Venture Capital in New York with participation from angels in the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska

  9. poshglam
    by Angie Chang

    How I Started POSHGLAM In College (New York State Of Mind)

    The city is bustling with intelligence and fast-paced individuals who are great at thinking outside of the box.

    By Kimberly E. Stone (Founder, POSHGLAM)

    As an entrepreneur driven by business and innovation, I thoroughly enjoy the process of taking on new projects and nurturing them to completion. An avid fashion magazine junkie, I made my own clothes throughout high school and college and took courses with a local designer which helped me to refine my design aesthetic and served as a great compliment to my coursework in marketing.

    While working for a startup at the beginning of my career, I began to realize the propensity for marketing growth on the web and the importance of building trust

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    by Angie Chang

    "THE ANGEL 100" – New York’s Top Early-Stage Investors

    “If you can’t hustle your way to meet one of these people, you probably don’t deserve their money.”

    By Alyson Shontell (Editor, Business Insider)

    If you’re new to the New York startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup’s first checks.

    In recent years, seed funding has become more formalized. Many of the folks on this list aren’t “angels” in the classic sense of the word — i.e.individuals who became rich and now spray money around. This list includes early-stage VCs and other professional investors who make seed investments.

    We should also note that we purposely did not

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    by Angie Chang

    Exclusive Interview With TechStars NY’s Sonia Sahney Nagar

    Pickie co-founder Sonia Sahney Nagar talks about her digital-meets-retail startup Pickie in NY TechStars.

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

    Women 2.0 talked to TechStars participant Sonia Sahney Nagar, a co-founder and CEO of a personalized shopping magazine for the iPad called Pickie. A former Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Booz & Co employee, Sonia pursued her passion for innovating at the intersection of digital and retail with Pickie in TechStars New York.

    Women 2.0: Congrats on demoing your startup Pickie at TechStars demo day last week! How did you hear about TechStars?

    Sonia Sahney Nagar: One of my co-founders, Ryan,

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    by Angie Chang

    "Airbnb For Coworking" Loosecubes Raises $7.8M Series A

    Loosecubes, a workspace sharing site based in Brooklyn, raises Series A in venture funding.

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

    A peer-to-peer workspace sharing platform Loosecubes announced closing a $7.8 million round of Series A financing, bringing its total funding to $9 million. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Ventures, with participation from previous investors, Accel Partners and Battery Ventures.

    Entrepreneur Campbell McKellar blogged, “When I set out to create Loosecubes, my primary goal was to create a job for myself that I loved doing. And while I didn’t expect it to be an eighty-hour workweek, I have in fact done just that.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Hack’n Jill NYC Hackathon Features "One Woman For Every Man"

    “We want to be proactive, rather than reactive, with the current state of homogeneity in the tech space.”

    By Eugenia Koo (Co-Founder, Hack’n Jill)

    Gentlemen, the ladies have arrived. And they have come bearing code.

    On June 15, 2012, the tech arena will forever be transformed. Hack’n Jill is to feature the first ever hackathon with a half-and-half split of men and women. One hundred developers and designers will mark a shift in the conversation around gender diversity simply by looking beyond their peer’s surface qualities and focusing on their skills.

    Teams will be the change they wish to see in the world. The format of the hackathon is simple. Friday night we will kick off

  14. tc2
    by Angie Chang

    Bringing Good Karma To The Startup Battlefield (NYC)

    A Startup Battlefield finalist at at TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC blogs about her experience.

    By Neha Sampat (Co-Founder, KurbKarma)

    Women in tech kicked butt this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC!

    After over 11 months of dedicating many nights and weekends to “my little venture”, the opportunity to finally launch KurbKarma as a Startup Battlefield Finalist was incredible – and an unforgettable experience for any founder.

    Being the first woman presenter in the company of amazing women leaders like Heather Harde and Marissa Mayer was truly inspirational.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why YOU Should Apply To PITCH NYC 2012

    A technology startup needs to have a technologist on the founding team.

    By Rebecca Lipon (Application & Judges Coordinator, PITCH Competition 2012)

    PITCH NYC is an entirely unique event: a conference, networking event and competition solely focused on encouraging more female founders in technology startups. Every year we get questions about who should apply to the PITCH NYC competition and why, as well as questions on eligibility, so I thought I’d roll them up for you here.

    You should apply to PITCH NYC for three reasons:

    1. To codify your process: The application is a resource to help you get clear and concise about the value of your company and put together your pitch.
  16. scamp2012
    by Angie Chang

    Want To See Ideas Before They Become Big? Come To SCAMP

    SCAMP is specially curated for people who are looking for inspiration outside their bubble.

    By Alessandra Lariu (Co-Founder, SheSays)

    Isn’t it great to witness germs of ideas before they become big? To see the next iPad, the next Pinterest, the next Google venture?

    SCAMP 2012 is a conference about ideas still in progress, prototypes, experiments and innovation. Curated by SheSays, this half-day event will enlighten you with a bunch of themes and products that will be famous one day. From edible cups to smart hacking you’ll see it at SCAMP first.

    The event will happen in New York in June 15 at the Art Director’s Club. The format has each hour is dedicated to an innovation category: entrepreneurship, product, community and creative.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Brings PITCH To New York This Fall, Opens Applications, Announces Prizes

    PITCH NYC now accepting applications globally for the startup competition – deadline to apply is August 31.

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

    We’ve celebrate five years of PITCH here in the Silicon Valley. Remember our 1000 conference attendees on Valentine’s Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View?

    At PITCH 2012, we enjoyed a full day of product innovation leaders speaking about building companies, and watched the finalists of the startup competition present to investors for feedback and prizes.

    Now we’re taking PITCH to New York City!

    That’s right, Women 2.0 is coming to New York this fall.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition (Apply By August 31, 2012)

    After hosting the successful 5th Annual PITCH 2012 in the Silicon Valley, Women 2.0 is excited to launch the inaugural PITCH NYC Conference & Competition 2012 (PITCH NYC 2012).

    Open to early-stage high-growth ventures around the world, PITCH NYC 2012 invites companies with at least one female in the founding team to apply. Applying companies must be in beta stage and have received less than a million in funding. We’re looking for the most disruptive web/mobile ventures, connected device companies, etc. Prizes include $25,000 cash, investor meetings, startup services and more!

    Deadline to apply is August 31, 2012 @ MIDNIGHT (EST).

    HANG TIGHT! Our judges will be reviewing applications and finalists notified by October 1, 2012.

    International applicants are welcome to apply. The only requirement is that they must be present to pitch in NYC at the November 2012 conference if they are selected as finalists. A technical co-founder is required, but certain exceptions will be made. Please contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

    PITCH NYC Prizes!

    The winning startup at PITCH NYC 2012 will receive:

    • A meeting with Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder & General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz).
    • A one-year service to Rackspace (valued at $24,000).
    • An automatic finalist interview for TechStars NYC Winter 2013 class.

    Additional prizes include:

    • L’Oréal Women in Digital grant of $25,000 in cash. This grant provides a year-long commitment from L’Oréal for coaching, mentorship and introductions to VC partners and L’Oréal brand leads for testing opportunities.
    • People’s Choice wins a one-on-one meeting with NYC angel investor Joanne Wilson.

    Stay tuned as we will be announcing more prizes in the following weeks.

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet Your Founder Friday Hosts For June 2012

    11 cities will be hosting Women 2.0 Founder Friday events on June 1, 2012 – find one near you!

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Director of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)

    Join us for Founder Friday networking events on June 1, 2012!

    Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 networking event promoting the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities around the world.