Tag Archive: Priya Haji

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    by Angie Chang

    8 Female Founders to Watch Disrupting Education with Technology

    Education is ripe for disruption, and women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the movement.

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

    From the educational aspect of gamifying the improvement and education of people, the possibilities are endless – many apps and companies are popping up looking to educate people (kids, second/third career adults, and everyone in between) on computational thinking, financial literacy, etc.

    Traditional academic institutions are going online, starting with university courses on YouTube and ending with massively open online courses available free of charge to whoever wants. Online collaboration is possible for students located in different areas of the world, and textbooks are increasingly going digital.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch From UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley breeds high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurs, investors and innovators.

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

    While Stanford University sits squarely in the heart of the Silicon Valley with venture capital firms lining Sand Hill Road nearby, UC Berkeley has been quietly delivering promising women leaders in new tech and startups as well.

    Here are female founders from UC Berkeley to watch:

    Jen O’Neal (Co-Founder & CEO, Tripping)
    Jen co-founded Tripping, a travel site offering people to meet and places to stay. Follow her on Twitter at @JenONeal.

    by Angie Chang

    Create Social Impact With Your Business (SaveUp, World of Good)

    By Priya Haji (Co-Founder & CEO, SaveUp)

    Editor’s note: Priya Haji is co-hosting Founder Friday San Francisco on November 4, 2011. RSVP for Founder Friday here.

    My entrepreneurial imagination gets inspired by seeing how I can help people through an innovative use of business or technology. My dad and my grandmother are my role models. My grandmother was part of Gandhi’s movement in India, and she showed me the importance of a commitment to improving the world.

    The first social venture I started was in high school with my dad. We created a free health clinic in my hometown of Bryan, Texas, and it is still there serving thousands of people.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixer (November 4 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, November 4, 2011 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks to our sponsors AOL, Ellas 2.0, Press Club and Pourtal for helping make this possible!

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: The Alchemist Start-Up Master Class in Palo Alto

    The Alchemist Start-Up Master Class is a course taught by some of the Valley’s most influential mentors and directed at current and aspiring founders. The program helps start-ups tackle critical aspects of starting and growing a company. Our purpose is to provide a focused tool set for figuring out winning business strategies, customer acquisition and building/managing successful teams.

    From each lecture, you will walk away with a set of practical strategies and tactics as well as means to apply those to your own startup.