This year, the theme for WE3 is “Getting Down To Business”.
By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)
In the last two years, many businesses have started after this festival because people have found their business partners, mentors at all stages and the support system to just do it.
“It’s essential for the industry to attract people with deep technology skills and keep them so that it can benefit from the hacker attitude of developing an idea, making it quickly, and iterating on it – and not just build sites that simply display fashion and never evolve.”
By Sindy Sagastume (Founder, The Odd Slipper)
Last Saturday I had the chance to attend NYC Fashion Hack Day hosted by Gilt Groupe, Tumblr and Apigee. The event turned out exactly what I thought and hoped it would be, except for the part where our team would win.
Though I have limited technical background, hackathons sound amazing. It can be intimidating for women, especially those like me, to strike up conversation and join a team. So when I learned about this event, my initial reaction was blissful joy. Somehow this didn’t seem as intimidating – most likely because I was so excited
Meet Your Founder Friday Hosts For May 2012 – New Cities Launching: Orange County, San Diego, Buenos Aires & Santiago!
11 cities will be hosting Women 2.0 Founder Friday events in May – find one near you!
By Sepideh Nasiri (Director of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)
We have some exciting news! We are launching new cities for Founder Friday! 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.
Founder Friday events are currently hosted in
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
By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)
What do Tumblr and Gilt Groupe have in common? How about Kickstarter and Foursquare? They are a few of 400 tech startups, many of which have been funded in New York City in the last two years. 31 health care companies, 37 finance startups, and 145 shopping and advertising startups are buttressing existing NYC industries. They’re sharing the space with 225 consumer internet, enterprise software, and media and entertainment startups.
There is a startup hub forming within blocks of venture capital investors in Midtown