Tag Archive: Pitch

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    by Angie Chang

    Announcing The People’s Choice Prize For PITCH: A Meeting With Prominent NYC Angel Investor Joanne Wilson

    People’s Choice Award for PITCH 2012 in November wins a meeting with Joanne Wilson, angel investor!

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

    You have five more days - to complete your application for this year’s PITCH 2012 Startup Competition – I’m thrilled to announce that prominent NYC angel investor Joanne Wilson has agreed to meet with the People’s Choice award winner!

    Yes, this means the most popular startup pitching on November 14 (as voted on by the audience) wins a one-on-one meeting with the blogger at Gotham Gal and investor inwomen-led startups including Catchafire, DailyWorth, littleBits and Lover.ly.

    Joanne Wilson is heavily involved in helping and investing in startups, especially those run by women.

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet PITCH 2012 Online Judge Sara Lannin Of Accel Partners

    Meet one of 30+ judges reviewing applications for PITCH – Sara Lannin is a venture partner at Accel.

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

    You have six more days to finish your application for this year’s PITCH 2012 Startup Competition – I’m excited to introduce online application judge Sara Lannin of Accel Partners.

    Accel Partners focuses on early stage opportunities in information technology and health care.

    Before joining Accel, Sara honed her interest in technology through work experience in product management, corporate communications and social media at OpenTable, Facebook and Yahoo!

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    by Angie Chang

    Perfecting The Startup Pitch – On National Public Radio

    Only 1% of high-tech startups in Silicon Valley are run by African-Americans. The number of women is less than 10%. The NewME minority accelerator is trying to change the face of the industry by encouraging, mentoring and training women and minorities to test their ideas in the high-tech and VC world.

    By Rachel Brooks (Co-Founder, Citizen Made)

    Part of the mystique of being a founder is having the ability to execute on a vision. You see the potential in an idea, and are relentless about making it happen. Sure, there are failures along the way, but many times we don’t hear about those.

    This morning, 13 million people listened to me stumble on NPR through one my most agonizing startup failures to date. How was your morning?

    While the story became full circle, and I ultimately

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Your Early Bird Ticket To Women 2.0 PITCH NYC (November 14)

    Early bird tickets now available for Women 2.0′s first New York conference – join us at PITCH NYC!

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

    Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference is one of the most anticipated business and entrepeneurship conferences of the year.

    In today’s uncertain economy, entrepreneurs continue to build impressive high-growth high-tech startups, disrupting traditional industries in health, technology, fashion, hardware and more.

    Early-bird tickets are on sale now for the all-day PITCH NYC 2012 Conference this November 14, 2012 in New York. Our speakers will share case studies, best practices and

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    by Angie Chang

    Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs From A Serial Entrepreneur

    “For a first-time entrepreneur, what people really look at and measure is your ability to make progress.”

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

    2012 PITCH competition judge Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks about her own experience and lessons learned in raising venture funding.

    She co-founded Yodlee in 1999 and raised $200M+ in venture capital for the company. Then, she was President of Asia Pacific and Latin America Operations at Google before becoming CEO at Polyvore. Today, she is the founder and chairwoman of Joyus, a venture-funded online video shopping experience company.

    The veteran chief executive gives advice to early-stage entrepreneurs:

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    by Angie Chang

    Take A Digital Health Deep Dive With Rock Health Summer School

    Learn about the healthcare landscape, and how to launch and manage a startup in the field.

    By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)

    Looking for a way to spend those chilly San Francisco summer evenings? We’ve partnered with Skillshare to produce a weekly summer workshop series, Rock Health Summer School, beginning June 20. You’ll hear from innovators, entrepreneurs, doctors, and experts across the entire digital health ecosystem. You’ll learn about the healthcare landscape, how to launch and manage a startup in the field, and gain a better understanding of your own health.

    Some of our exciting course offerings include:

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    by Angie Chang

    2012 PITCH Finalist Daisy Jing, Founder Of Perfect Beauty, Talks About Confidence And Pitching Your Startup

    Women 2.0 is bringing PITCH to New York this fall – apply for PITCH NYC by August 31, 2012.

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

    “Startup Weekend changed my life,” exclaimed Daisy Jing.
    Daisy took her passion for beauty products to the hackathon, formed a team and built an early prototype. She wrote about the experience for Women 2.0 in a previous post.

    Then she applied to PITCH 2012 – the Silicon Valley startup competition organized by Women 2.0.

    “My experience at PITCH was absolutely amazing. It gave me the confidence to know I have what it takes to pitch, raise money, and
    succeed. I mean, this is my first startup and I have

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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.
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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

    Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference & Competition 2012
    THE NEW ENTREPRENEUR ECONOMY

    A Collaborative Forum For Entrepreneurs

    November 14, 2012 – New York, NY


    The powerful formula of technology and entrepreneurship is the foundation for sustained growth, competitiveness and job creation – the New Entrepreneur Economy. With lower barriers to entry, new entrants are disrupting incumbent business models in nearly every industry including telecommunications, media and advertising, software and hardware, e-commerce, automotive, gaming and entertainment.

    Meet 800+ men and women in tech discussing the “New Entrepreneur Economy” at the global conference and competition this November 14, 2012 in New York at PITCH NYC. PITCH NYC Conference and Competition will look deeply at this New Entrepreneur Economy:

    • What are the trending innovations at the cusp of mainstream disruption?
    • Who are the founders leading change in this new economy?
    • What are the new challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment?
    • How does the entrepreneur navigate the new waters of the Entrepreneur Economy?

    PITCH NYC Conference & Competition will be:

    • A collaborative forum for aspiring entrepreneurs to be empowered as self-sustaining founders.
    • A place for burgeoning ideas to share their concepts at the Startup Competition.
    • A platform for successful innovators in technology to share success stories and best practices.

    PITCH NYC is a full day of speakers and panels sharing case studies, best practices and stories of successful business disruption in today’s new entrepreneur economy. The startup competition will allow attendees to watch live pitches and questioning from the judges – learn from both sides of the table in the audience at PITCH NYC, and vote for your favorite startup to win People’s Choice!

    PITCH NYC CONFERENCE & COMPETITION 2012

    • CONFERENCE. The PITCH NYC 2012 Conference will feature a full day of top speakers who have started and successfully lead companies in the high-tech or high-growth space, including industries like health, fashion, entertainment, sports and more.
    • COMPETITION. The finalists from PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition will pitch onstage live in front of the audience and live judging panel for prizes including $25,000 cash and investor meetings. This year’s PITCH NYC 2012 startup competition finalists will be notified and announced by October 1, 2012.

    PITCH NYC 2012 – November 14, 2012 – “The Entrepreneur Economy”

    8:00am – 9:00am
    REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE

    9:00am – 9:15am
    CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

    9:15am – 10:00am
    KEYNOTE

    10:00am – 10:25am
    CASE STUDY: FROM “IDEA” TO “MILLION OF USERS”
    Speaker: Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)

    10:30am – 11:00am
    CASE STUDY: FROM “MILLIONS OF USERS” TO “EXIT”

    11:00am – 11:10am
    MORNING COFFEE

    11:10am – 12:10pm
    PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 1)
    See PITCH Competition Finalists In Action. Learn From Real-Time Investor Feedback.
    Judges: Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham), David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup), James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)

    12:10am – 12:40pm
    KEYNOTE

    12:40pm – 2:30pm
    LUNCH
    Sessions include mentoring and meeting the ecosystem.

    2:30pm – 3:20pm
    PANEL DISCUSSION: KICKSTARTER SUCCESS STORIES FOR HARDWARE STARTUPS
    Panelists: Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries), Liz Ormesher Salcedo (Founder & CEO, Everpurse), Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate) – moderated by Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    3:20pm – 4:20pm
    PITCH NYC STARTUP COMPETITION FINALIST PITCHES (SESSION 2)
    More Finalists Take The Stage. Take Away Tips To Make Your Pitches Shine.
    Judges: Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures), Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures), Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

    4:20pm – 4:30pm
    AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

    4:30pm – 4:55pm
    CASE STUDY: GROWTH HACKING
    Speaker: Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    5:10pm – 6:00pm
    CLOSING PANEL: Future Trends and Innovations
    Panelists: Michelle You (Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Songkick), Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa) – moderated by Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

    6:00pm – 6:30pm
    CHAIR’S CLOSING & COMPETITION AWARD CEREMONY

    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    NETWORKING & COCKTAILS

    SPEAKERS AT PITCH NYC 2012

    • Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate)
    • Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)
    • Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa)
    • Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries)
    • Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
    • Michelle You (Co-Founder & CPO, Songkick)
    • Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)
    • More speakers to be announced!

    JUDGES AT PITCH NYC 2012

    • Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)
    • Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures)
    • David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup)
    • Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures)
    • James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)
    • Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham)

    LUNCH SESSION #1 – MENTORING

    When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session – seats are limited.

    • Anna Khan (Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners)
    • Anneke Jong (VP Business Development, Bread)
    • CJ Kettler (Partner, Propeller Partners)
    • Frank Harris (Group Product Manager, Etsy)
    • Hana Chang (Emerging Business Lead, Google)
    • Jen van der Meer (Advisor, Luminary Labs)
    • Kelly Hoey (Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile)
    • Lizzy Klein (VP Product, Seamless)
    • Mark Davis (CEO, Kohort)
    • Niamh Bushnell (CEO, MarketSprint)
    • Nihal Mehta (General Partner, Eniac Ventures)
    • Serge Kassardjian (Mobile Commerce, Google)
    • Suzanne Xie (CEO, Hullabalu)
    • Vivek Sharma (CEO, Movable Ink)

    LUNCH SESSION #2 – MEET THE ECOSYSTEM

    When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session – seats are limited.

    • Kristen Titus (Executive Director, Girls Who Code)
    • Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code)

    Don’t miss PITCH NYC 2012 Conference and Competition! PITCH 2012 in California earlier this year had over 1000 attendees participating in a full day of learning, mentoring, connecting and inspiring stories of product innovation leadership. They share their startup lessons learned here and here.

    SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBIT HALL / STARTUP ALLEY

    For more information on sponsorship packages and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Sepi Nasiri at [email protected]

    Startups! Interested in the exhibit hall or startup alley? Contact Sepi Nasiri at [email protected]

    BOOTSTRAPPING & STUDENT DISCOUNT

    We have a very limited number of deeply discounted tickets – you can apply for one of these deeply discounted tickets here.

    *If you are a student, please put “STUDENT” in the fields which are non-applicable to you.

    APPLY TO VOLUNTEER AT PITCH NYC

    Fill out the form here to apply to be a conference volunteer on November 14, 2012.

    Flying In?

    We recommend flying into nearby airports:

    Accomodations

    We will be posting recommended hotels in this space here – stay tuned.

    Conference Venue

    Manhattan Center (Midtown West)

    311 West 34th Street
    Manhattan, New York City, NY
    USA

    Thanks to Kauffman Foundation for supporting Women 2.0.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tell Your Own Story, Invent Your Own Future

    Take control of your own narrative – what is your personal startup founder pitch?

    By Karen Gifford (Co-Founder & Principal, Broad Ventures Leadership)

    When I was practicing law, the arrival of the opposing side’s brief was a much-anticipated occasion. It was our chance to finally see the other side’s best arguments, and after we had a chance to read it, inevitably a little drama would ensue. If the brief was written with any skill at all, most of my team members on the case – as well as the many on-lookers in the office who had some sort of stake in the matter – would be shaken by it. Seeing the story it told about our client’s conduct was disturbing.

    Invariably, I’d get panicked advice that ran something along the lines of, well this is terrible. We have to refute everything they said

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Girls Network: Building A Bigger Pie For High-Growth Women-Led Companies

    By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)

    There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.

    Media platforms like Women 2.0, The Daily Muse, EZebis and The Next Women are showcasing the talents and expertise of women founders and entrepreneurs.

    Investment firms like BELLE Capital, Golden Seeds, Phenomenelle Angels, KC Women’s Capital Connection, Illuminate Ventures,

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Blumberg Capital, Madvertise, Ellas 2.0 Happy Hour

    On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Barcelona, 54 entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch Blumberg Capital’s Alon Lifshitz, Jon Soberg, and Ryan Bloomer. They’ll be available for 10-minute chats, and you set the agenda!

    After the pitch session join us for drinks and appetizers at the madvertise booth at Mobile World Congress. Happy Hour with Blumberg Capital and madvertise, in partnership with Ellas 2.0.

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    by Angie Chang

    What’s New For PITCH? Speed Mentoring! Demo Tables! Exhibits!

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    For the past few months, we’ve been working on creating the most impactful full-day innovation conference for Women 2.0 members and their friends — to educate and inspire builders, thinkers and doers.

    Here are 6 reasons you should join us on Valentine’s Day for Women 2.0 PITCH Conference:

    1. Learn from the best product innovation leaders in tech – Flickr, Facebook, ZipCar and more.
    2. Watch finalists of the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition present to a panel of investors.
    3. Hear case studies and best practices for building awesome products and business models.
    4. Check out the Exhibit Hall from 8am to 5pm.
    5. Speed mentoring at lunchtime! We’ll be taking signups in the morning (first come, first serve).
    6. Join us for cocktail hour after the conference – sample truffles and wine while networking.

    Special Note: If you are bootstrapping, umployed or a student, apply for a deeply discounted ticket.
    (We will be granting discounts on need basis, and will notify recipients of discounted tickets by February 1)