Tag Archive: Palo Alto

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Lesson: Talk To Customers Before Building Anything

    Through her research, Gülin not only isolated the trend toward automation within the industry, but addressed demand by developing a product that would eliminate outages due to human error.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    In our One Million by One Million (1M/1M) global virtual incubator, we always advise entrepreneurs to talk to customers BEFORE building anything. We ask them to do as much research as possible. Some listen, some don’t.

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    by Angie Chang

    Fasting For Joy

    The cost of feeding a child in a third world country is relatively small and just fasting or skipping a meal or three can feed so many children.

    By Grace A. Belangia (Community Manager, Elluva)

    One of the great privileges of leading a new startup is the ability to set its culture, initiatives and values.

    We believe as entrepreneurs it is our duty to be a ninja, hack the system, challenge the status quo and kick ass. We also believe that giving is equally as important as product and marketing. This has evolved from an idea into an ideal.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Minimum Viable Startup (October 10 In Palo Alto)

    Generate your business model hypothesis and validate your idea on October 10 in Palo Alto – Women 2.0 members save 50% on tickets with discount code “Women20oct”.

    By Roger Rappoport (Founder, StartUp Info & Partner, Procopio)

    The startup world has developed a vernacular of its own which, for those of us whose daily lives are spent immersed in startups, seems like a first, rather, than second language. However, to friends, family and the uninitiated, we might sound as though we are talking as if from the real, rather than proverbial, Mars and Venus!

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Minimum Viable Startup (October 10 In Palo Alto)

    Generate your business model hypothesis and validate.

    The Minimum Viable Startup (MVS) on October 10, 2012 in Palo Alto is a custom all-day event to help entrepreneurs take the leap from viable product to viable startup and, along the way, avoid the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs, which invariably leads to the same result – less upside for the founders on exit.

    Women 2.0 members save 50% with discount code “W20oct” when you register here.

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    by Angie Chang

    Start Now: Win A Ticket To Lean Startup Machine In Palo Alto

    An intensive educational workshop, Lean Startup Machine teaches you to build solutions customers want.

    By Hung Pham (Workshop Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    Time is money and we’re in the business of saving both. Join the movement that is transforming how new products are being built and launched. Attend a Lean Startup Machine workshop today – I’m coordinating one the next one in Palo Alto on September 7. An intensive educational workshop, this is where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build solutions customers want. You’ll learn and experience more in 3 days than most do in 6 months.

    Your ultimate success is not contingent on your original “idea” but how you apply the Lean principles. Lean Startup Machine Palo Alto winner CrowdJewel is a perfect example.

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    by Angie Chang

    When Looking For New Business Ideas, Don’t Overlook Your Family

    “The more students I talked with, the more I realized a very clear need for the kind of app I had in mind.”

    By Sallie Severns (Founder, Answer Underground)

    Women are often thought of as the great communicators, from business to family – and sometimes those two worlds collide with amazing results.

    For many years, I have been an advocate of the underserved education market. Six months ago, my teenage son was working on a complicated science project for school. I watched his frustration grow as he scoured the web, looking for relevant information to aid in his project. He looked through websites, videos, charts, but, short of going to a university library, he wasn’t able to find

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: AngelHack (June 23-24 In Palo Alto)

    AngelHack Summer 2012 will be happening the weekend of June 23-24, 2012 in Palo Alto, CA. Mark your calendars – this is guarenteed to be one of the best hackathons you’ve ever been to with hundreds of amazing developers & designers for you to work with; immediate attention and opportunity for your project to get taken to the next level; over $100,000 of incredible prizes including $50k in angel funding.

    Wondering what to build? Unlock the potential to improve peoples lives. Hacks that people would use, laugh at, and potentially scale. For more info and to register, click here.

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    by Angie Chang

    Procopio To Host Startup Boot Camp On June 13 In Palo Alto

    Procopio’s Emerging Growth and Tech practice group is hosting an all day Startup Boot camp on June 13.

    By Roger Rappoport (Founder, StartUp Info & Partner, Procopio)

    Friday, May 4 2012 was a huge day for the female tech community in America’s Finest City. Women 2.0 officially launched in San Diego, as a result of the hard work and dedication of a number of people, including Sepideh Nasiri and the team at Women 2.0, hosts Mel Gordon (co-founder and CEO of Tap Hunter) and Adriana Herrera (founder and CEO of Fashioning Change), and Valerie Sanderson, Manager of Corporate Programs and Events at Procopio, and her staff.

    Picture a perfect setting – the large conference room on the 22nd floor of Procopio’s downtown San Diego offices, which

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Boot Camp For Startups (June 13 In Palo Alto)

    Discussing zero to exit and everything in between.

    This interactive full-day workshop “Boot Camp for Starups – Whip Your Startup Into Shape!” (June 13 in Palo Alto) has been developed by Procopio’s Emerging Growth and Technology group for startup entrepreneurs. The members of the EG&T will provide winning strategies related to legal, fund raising, employment, executive compensation, tax and intellectual property issues to consider and the keys to successfully avoid the most common pitfalls made by entrepreneurs.

    Women 2.0 members save 50% when you register here before June 7 with discount code “W2.0″.

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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

    Partner Event: IP & Employment Matters (May 22 In Palo Alto)

    The event will identify the most common IP and employment law mistakes made by startup entrepreneurs.

    Procopio and SV Forum present “IP & Employment Matters – Common, Costly Mistakes for Startup Entrepreneurs to Avoid” on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Palo Alto, CA.

    If you do not avoid the most common IP and employment law mistakes made by many startup entrepreneurs, your company’s pre-money valuation could be significantly diminished when it comes to funding, which could result in the loss of potential investors during due diligence or worst of all, your company might become unfundable.

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will help you

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Silicon Valley Hosted By Two Female Engineers Who Became VC-Funded Startup Founders

    Talks from startup founders Pooja Sankar of Piazza and Claire Hough of Citrus Lane show true grit.

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

    “The last time I talked to you – Piazza was spelled with three Zs, your last name was Nath, and you weren’t pregnant!” someone exclaimed to Piazza founder and CEO Pooja Sankar.

    The Silicon Valley startup ecosystem is a small world, made even more accessible to early-stage women entrepreneurs with events like Founder Friday Silicon Valley. Two powerhouse startup founders shared their stories last Friday night.

    Piazza founder and CEO Pooja Sankar spoke first. At seven months pregnant, she is a sight to see addressing the

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Founders’ Series Event With VC Jeff Clavier (May 22)

    Apply for your seat at this invite-only event with SofTech VC Founder and Managing Director Jeff Clavier.

    Join MIT/Stanford VLAB for the Founders’ Series: Startup Office Hours With SoftTechVC’s Jeff Clavier on May 22 in Palo Alto, CA.

    Founder of startup? Not in an incubator? Have questions or need advice from an experienced Silicon Valley luminary like an exited startup founder, high profile CEO or VC?

    Apply for your seat at this invite-only event with SofTech VC’s Jeff Clavier (you may recognize him as the afternoon panel moderator at the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference on Valentine’s Day.

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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

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Secrets To A Happy Marriage With Your Co-Founder

    Establishing a relationship in which one bug can’t crash the system.

    By Claire McDonnell & Gülin Yilmaz (Co-Founders, Awardly)

    Marriage counseling is a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. It’s hard to make a long-term committed relationship work. Yet while there’s a whole industry dedicated to decreasing the divorce rate, you don’t hear too much about making another kind of partnership work. You know, the kind where you spend way more time together than you do with your respective life partners and constantly contend with high stress situations: your co-founder relationship.

    About a year ago, we began one of those relationships full of high hopes, despite a somewhat wacky courtship.