Tag Archive: San Diego

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    by Jessica Stillman

    3 Reasons You Should Work for a Startup After College

    A recent grad compares her startup gig with her friends’ jobs at large companies and comes up with three reasons she’s thankful to be working where she is.

    By Chelsea Fischbach (Product Support Engineer, Cashie Commerce)

    I like to call my senior year at Harvey Mudd the year of relentless job hunting. I interviewed like a maniac, crisscrossing the LA area to make it to consulting and product management interviews. On the craziest day, I visited a company that had me speak with eleven different people, capping it all off with a case study. But sadly, despite my efforts, few opportunities panned out.

    With panic setting in, I turned for inspiration to a class I was taking on entrepreneurship.

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    by Angie Chang

    Building Kits For Kids, Green Kid Crafts Shares Mother’s Love For Environmental Ethics With Children – Around The Country

    Like so many children’s products, Green Kid Crafts is a mother’s invention, born out of need.

    By Penny Bauder (Founder, Green Kid Crafts)

    While I actually have a science background, and no business schooling whatsoever (although I am enrolled in The Founder Institute Fall 2012 Session and was just awarded the Female Founder Fellowship – yay!), I’ve found that that the entrepreneur lifestyle is an exact match for my personality.

    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

    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

    Sketchnotes From The Launch Of Founder Friday San Diego

    “Find your tech founder bud, share and learn” – Founder Friday host and TapHunter founder Melani Gordon.

    By Anne McColl (Principal, The Best [email protected] Copywriter)

    Over 100 San Diego women turned out for the launch of Founder Friday in San Diego. It was held in the garden atrium in the offices of sponsor Procopio overlooking downtown San Diego and the harbor.

    Adriana Herrera, Founder and CEO of Fashioning Change, and Melani Gordon, Co-Founder and CEO of TapHunter, were our hosts.
    They both echoed the similar theme of the importance of community and finding mentors.

    Adriana mentioned how her mentors challenged her to think even bigger, “Any idea you have can be ten times bigger.” Melani shared how important it was to find other tech founders

    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

    by Angie Chang

    Man (And Then Procopio) Gets Women (2.0)

    Women 2.0 supporter Procopio in San Diego sponsors and hosts the May 4 Founder Friday Launch!

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

    Although not scheduled to be in Silicon Valley on Valentine’s Day 2012, a confluence of events prompted me to rearrange my schedule and fly to the Bay Area for the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, and I am so glad that I did! I experienced a lot that day, which you can read about in my blog “Man Gets Women 2.0: 4 Lessons Learned From Women 2.0: PITCH 2012 Conference.”

    As a result of my attendance, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP (the law firm at which I am a partner and leader of the firm’s Emerging Growth & Technology practice), decided to sponsor Founder Friday in Silicon Valley, and become a sponsor

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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

    Win A Ticket To Lean Startup Machine (April 20-22 In San Diego)

    The Lean Startup Machine (April 20-22, 2012 in San Diego, CA) is a workshop where attendees use customer development and lean startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service.

    Think you’ve got the next big idea? Come to the Lean Startup Machine workshop and test it out! Bring your team, or come alone and new teams will form on Friday night.

    We have one (1) FREE ticket to Lean Startup Machine to raffle away! Leave a comment below with why YOU deserve the ticket, and we’ll pick one winner by MIDNIGHT on April 15, 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    4 Tips For Overcoming “Inspiration Overload” (Moving Forward)

    By Anjali Tuljapurkar Cameron (Founder & CEO, TripLark)

    Yes, you read it right. Inspiration overload. It happens to many new entrepreneurs. Knowing we’ll get nowhere by sitting alone at home, we attend every networking event and conference in the vicinity. Add blogs, books and business columns – and your brain is deluged with an endless slew of you-can-do-it stories. Returning home at night, you feel more inspired than ever but often still confused or questioning how you’ll ever get there.

    I know this feeling intimately as the founder of TripLark, a new travel planning site. Having finally made more sense of what will provide me with the most learning and connections, here are a few

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Events: Upcoming Tech Cocktails In California and Arizona

    By Jen Consalvo (Co-Founder & COO, Tech Cocktail)

    We are excited to be hosting Tech Cocktail mixers in California — from San Francisco to Santa Monica and San Diego, these events showcase and connect the local technology scene.

    Join us for an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, investors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs as we showcase local technology companies and take a closer look at their latest achievements. Tech Cocktail could be the place where you meet your next employee, co-founder or even get a date.