Tag Archive: Orange County

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    by Angie Chang

    How to Raise Funds From Your Friends and Family

    Sqeeqee Founder Jenny Q. Ta (pictured) talks about fundraising from your loved ones and other survival tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

    By Insiyah Saeed (Founder, TheLipGloss)

    The worsening of the “Series A Crunch”, and the stresses involved in managing professional investors, has some entrepreneurs wishing for a more “friendly” source of funds.

    Sqeeqee founder Jenny Q. Ta has done just that for her seed round – she turned to friends and family and raised $2 million dollars – remarkable for a “friends and family” round. When done right, she says, the result can be a winning outcome. She urges new founders to tread with caution, however.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Saves Orange County, Networks Women Entrepreneurs

    The next Founder Friday Orange County is June 1 hosted by Moon Cho, founder of Ying and Yang Living – Free RSVP for Founder Friday Orange County here.

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

    At the Orange County edition of Founder Friday last month, SKINMETRO co-founder and president Yaneth Acosta stated, “I’m so proud to be here today, it’s a proud day for Orange County – we have something better than Orange County Housewives right now we can brag about so thank you Women 2.0 you saved Orange County!”

    At the beginning of the Founder Friday Orange County launch event, Women 2.0 director Sepideh Nasiri instructed the crowd, “What we would like for you to do today is meet at least one inspiring person, hopefully inspire someone else and then pass it on

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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.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Founders Of Orange County, It’s Time To Sit At The Table.

    Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk rings through women’s heads – “Sit at the table.”

    By Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal (Attorney, Esse Law Group)

    My passion is entrepreneurship. Nothing beats the feeling of taking the risk to follow your passion and make an impact on the world on your own terms. So when I was invited to join Tech Coast Venture Network, a non-profit committed to empowering entrepreneurs, as a Board Member, of course I was excited. And then I went to the first meeting.

    When I arrived, I was the only woman amongst 15 older Caucasian men. I wanted to run out the door, intimidated that my voice would go unheard in a setting like that. But a line from Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk rang in my head: “Sit at the table.” And so I did.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday OC: "Founding A Startup Is Like A Gambling Addiction"

    While Founder Friday isn’t a ‘support group’, it’s like a gamblers-anonymous meeting.

    By Yaneth Acosta (Co-Founder & President, SKINMETRO™)

    Last week, SKINMETRO™ co-founder, Lisa O’rrell, and I had the honor of co-hosting the launch of Women 2.0′s Founder Friday in Orange County, California. We were amused because we have tons of advice about what not to do, but we’re still not sure exactly what to do – it’s been four years. Lisa equates founding a startup to a gambling addiction – you throw everything on the table every day believing you’re going to beat the odds and win the jackpot.

    While Founder Friday isn’t a ‘support group’ - it’s an appropriate substitution for a gamblers-anonymous meeting.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Launches In Orange County, San Diego

    Women 2.0 director Sepideh Nasiri attended Founder Friday Orange County and San Diego last week.

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

    Last Thursday night’s Founder Friday Orange County was a success. You would not think of Orange County as a hotbed of startups. There were many interesting and successful female entrepreneurs in the room and filled it with great energy. In addition, many organizations were excited and reached out to help make Founder Friday bigger and better.

    There were two startup founders who spoke at the Founder Friday Orange County. Fight Class founder and host Kristen Nedopak (pictured above) has a background in user experience

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    by Angie Chang

    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