Tag Archive: Sumaya Kazi

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored At Lunchtime At The Women 2.0 Conference – Learn From A Baker’s Dozen Of Experienced Entrepreneurs On Feb. 14

    Meet the female founders joining us as lunchtime mentors at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

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

    Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs! Join us at lunchtime mentoring on Valentine’s Day! Dozens of experienced entrepreneurs will be joining us at lunchtime on February 14 at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference and will be serving as mentors.

    Here are a handful of the mentors coming on February 14 to join us at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now for the conference before prices go up after January 31!

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Launch A World-Changing Idea In 5 Minutes

    The simple act of writing, sharing and talking about your idea is the magic of the launch. This may seem trivial or “too easy” but until you’ve done these steps you won’t know what you’ve accomplished.

    By Sumaya Kazi (Founder & CEO, Sumazi)

    I’ve been fortunate to have founded two companies. My first, a media publishing company dedicated to young professionals, won me the recognition by BusinessWeek Magazine as one of “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.” My second and current startup, Sumazi, was recognized by the Omidyar Network as the “Startup Most Likely to Change the World,” among other accolades.

    Both ideas were launched in fewer than five minutes.

    To be clear, there’s a very big difference between launching an idea and launching a startup. But I find the first five minutes

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    by Angie Chang

    Berkeley Pitch Mixer Makes Networking With Entrepreneurs Fun

    Celebrating women’s history month with a women’s entrepreneur forum.

    By Ayori Z. Selassie (Co-Founder & Director, Pitch Mixer)

    How many times have you attended an entrepreneur focused event and felt drained afterwards? If you live in the East Bay you’re even more used to feeling drained, not only for the effort required to impress and introduce yourself to so many strangers, but afterward you probably had to drive across the Bay just to get back home before you had to get back to work in the morning! Doesn’t that sound exhausting? It is!

    The great news is Pitch Mixer is not like that! Last night we raised the roof for Women’s History Month with an Entrepreneur Forum featuring all women tech entrepreneur pitches, an all-women

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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.

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Ways To Scale Without Losing Savvy Customer Service

    By Natalia Oberti Noguera (Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship)

    How can a low-tech, high-touch startup scale to a high-tech one without losing users? I asked several tech startup founders, community managers, and users for any lessons learned on how startups can successfully transition their early adopters, who are used to feeling like VIPs, to technology that reduces hand-holding.

    Here are three principles they work by as their startups continue to scale from high-touch to high-tech:

    1. Canned answers can be a good thing — According to Danae Ringelmann, IndieGoGo co-founder and
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    by Managing Editor

    My Life As An Accidental Entrepreneur

    By Sumaya Kazi (Founder & CEO, Sumazi)

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

    It was never my dream to become an entrepreneur. And yet at age 22, while working full-time at Sun Microsystems, I accidentally became one.

    By age 24, BusinessWeek recognized me as one of America’s Top Young Entrepreneurs as the only solo woman featured, and by CNN as a Young Person Who Rocks, for starting

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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!