Tag Archive: PITCH NYC 2012

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    by Angie Chang

    How One Startup Applied, Prepared For And Single-Handedly Won The Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition

    How Amanda Allen of NewlyWish discovered, applied to the competition and won the PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition

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

    PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition finalist NewlyWish‘s CEO and co-founder Amanda Allen talks about how the past few months of competition began, how excited she was to share the NewlyWish mission with the investor-elite and how she came out on the other end of this experience with a bright future.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0′s First PITCH NYC Conference And Competition

    At the end of the day, winners joked about “thanking the Academy,” and the emcee said the day included more talk of vulnerability most tech conferences. Plus there were lots of hugs. Businesswomen hugs.

    By Amy-Willard Cross (Editor, Vitamin W)

    Singers may dream of performing on American Idol or dancers may hope to appear on Dancing with the Stars. But women tech entrepreneurs have their own star-making vehicle: PITCH, Women 2.0’s startup competition.

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    by Angie Chang

    My Experience At Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012

    So many impressive women from different backgrounds showed up to the conference and I’m really glad I met them.

    By Audrey Tan (Founder, Waggit)

    I volunteered at the Women 2.0 PITCH NYC conference this week and I’m really glad I did. The conference was a mix of keynote speakers, panelists, pitches and of course – networking. A sharp contrast to most tech events with guys in t-shirts, pizza and beer, the conference was mostly women and the food was actually really good. Loved those coconut desserts at lunch. Mmmmm.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition: ActivityHero, CitizenMade, NewlyWish Nab Awards At PITCH Conference

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, the 10 finalists presented live to a panel of investors serving as judges for the PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. These finalists were selected from over 260 applications for PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. Over 30 investors as judges evaluated the applications and selected these 10 finalists to present live during Global Entrepreneurship Week for prizes.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: Women Entrepreneurs Talk Disruption In Cleantech, Music And Healthcare With High-Growth Startups

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, serial entrepreneur David Weekly moderated a panel of women entrepreneurs who have started ventures in a variety of interesting sectors, from music to health and cleantech.

    Vanessa Stewart (Co-Founder & COO, Soltage) started a renewable energy provider for commercial and industrial clients, putting solar panels on warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: Facebook Director Sarah Personette Talks About Failing Hard And Iterating Faster

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Facebook director Sarah Personette talks about Facebook being smaller and leaner than most other large companies. “In an environment where you are super constrained in terms of human resources, you think about how to scale your message – to create ambassadors in your audience,” said Sarah Personette.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: Meebo CTO Sandy Jen Talks About Rethinking The Startup Exit

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen talks about hearing the words “What is your exit?” over and over again. She now hears instead the question, “What kind of company are you building?”

    Sandy told the story of being courted to join Yahoo! at age 22 – right after Meebo launched without venture capital. That is the first time the idea of an exit came into play – the moment where

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks Marketing, Growth Hacking And Building 6 Companies

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, DailyWorth CEO and founder Amanda Steinberg talks from her experience of building over 200 websites. DailyWorth is her sixth business and she aimed to share tips with the audience at Women 2.0

    “The most important lesson I learned is that as CEOs and founders, we make things too complicated,” said DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: Sandy Lerner (Cisco & Urban Decay Founder) Talks Competitive Advantage, Venture Capital And Startup Funding With CNBC Reporter Seema Mody

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, CNBC reporter Seema Mody interviewed Sandy Lerner of Cisco Systems, now a large cap company which Seema Mody speaks about on CNBC. Sandy Lerner co-founded Cisco Systems on December 10, 1984 and then started Urban Decay, a cosmetics company sold to LVMH. After starting life as a farmer, she still now involved in organic farming – and book writing, having just published

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    by Angie Chang

    Why I’m Going To Women 2.0 PITCH NYC!

    It took the first twenty years of my life as a rock-climbing, wood-romping tomboy to recognize that success would come more naturally by embracing my womanhood and cultivating a strong network of like-minded women.

    By Emma Frisch (Co-Founder, PEAKS)

    Throughout my life, it had never occurred to me that my gender might affect, influence or even guide my career. Anyone who knows me can attest to my brazen independence and strong will, a sure byproduct of being raised by a super-Mamma, with a strong sisterhood.

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview With PITCH NYC 2012 Speaker Cheryl Swirnow Of Brooklyn-Based Health Startup Sherpaa

    Tips from the venture-funded startup founder, told to Kate Kendall.

    By Kate Kendall (Founder & CEO, The Fetch)

    In anticipation of PITCH NYC 2012 Conference tomorrow, I chat with speaker Cheryl Swirnow about her Brooklyn-based healthtech startup Sherpaa, a venture funded-company that facilitates email- and phone-based personalized medical advice and access to doctors (or Guides as they call them), meaning patients no longer have to make a trip into the office.

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    by Angie Chang

    Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off Today!

    PITCH NYC Conference & Competition is held in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week!

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

    Every year Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) features a wide range of events, activities and competitions designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystems that are responsible for job creation and economic growth.

    To this end, Women 2.0 hosts our first inaugural

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    by Angie Chang

    Saving Mothers And Infants Is Serious Business: Maternova Will Be At PITCH NYC 2012

    PITCH NYC 2012 finalist Maternova will be presenting live on November 14 at PITCH NYC Conference – join us!

    By Allyson Cote & Meg Wirth (Co-Founders, Maternova)

    Maternova was founded with the sole purpose of creating a bridge between lifesaving medical devices and the end-users who need them. The global health industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and interest as entrepreneurs feverishly develop healthcare innovations.

    When the United Nations recognized maternal mortality

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    by Angie Chang

    Glasgow-Based Startup Coming To U.S. For PITCH NYC Conference & Competition On November 14

    PITCH NYC 2012 finalist Clear Returns will be presenting live on November 14 at PITCH NYC Conference – join us!

    By Ellie Turner (Business Development Manager, Clear Returns)

    We have come a long way in the six months since Clear Returns was founded. The journey began when our CEO Vicky Brock was frustrated about her pants not fitting properly.

    Determined to solve this problem she uncovered a whole new one… returns. She was amazed to discover

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow: 9 CEOs From PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition Finalists

    Out of the 10 finalists for PITCH NYC Startup Competition, 9 of the startups have women CEOs.

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

    On November 14 in New York, PITCH NYC Conference & Competition is expecting 15 conference speakers – 95% of them women. 100% of the speakers have founded successful startup companies, several of them with million dollar exits!

    10 women-led early-stage startup companies (led by 9 women CEOs

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    by Angie Chang

    Seema Mody From CNBC And Manoush Zomorodi From New Tech City To Host PITCH NYC Conference (November 14)

    PITCH NYC 2012 Conference welcomes our hosts, reporters Seema Mody and Manoush Zomorodi.

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

    On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in New York City, PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition will be hosted by experience reporters Seema Mody from CNBC in the morning. In the afternon, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi will be hosting the afternoon sessions at the conference.

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    by Angie Chang

    Wedding Registries, Newlyweds And NewlyWish: A Founder’s Story

    PITCH NYC 2012 finalist Amanda Allen, founder of NewlyWish, shares the story of quitting her day job with her husband to start NewlyWish. Watch her pitch live on November 14 at PITCH NYC Conference.

    By Amanda Allen (Co-Founder & CEO, NewlyWish)

    A few years ago, my fiancé and I were working in the financial industry and busy planning our wedding, which included the task of creating a registry. While a little reticent about registering – our guests’ presence at our destination wedding was the only thing we really wanted – we were convinced to create a gift registry