Tag Archive: The Daily Muse

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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

    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

    Top 10 Finalists Announced: PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition, Competition Culminates November 14!

    Join us for PITCH NYC Conference & Competition on November 14.

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

    The PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition received 275+ applications from over 24 countries. Today, we announce the 10 women-led startups selected by 30 seasoned VCs and angel investors to compete on November 14, 2012 at PITCH NYC for prizes.

    We are excited to introduce the finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition (in alphabetical order):

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Continue to Lag Behind Men In The Startup Community – And What We Can Do About It

    Interviews reveal five common themes contributing to the fewer number of women starting up.

    By Beverly Tam (Student, University of California San Diego)

    Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America.

    We now make up 46% of the workforce and over 50% of college graduates, yet when we look at the number of women pursuing high-growth startups, there still exists a very apparent gap in numbers.

    According to an article published by the Kauffman Foundation earlier last year, women only make up 35% of startup business owners.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Women Of Y Combinator – And They Are Awesome

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Kim-Mai Cutler (Writer, TechCrunch)

    I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.)

    But I do want to point one thing out. When I went to my first Y Combinator Demo Day three years ago, there was one woman. At this week’s Demo Day, there were six companies with one or all female founders among the 66 startups in the class.

    I’m going to keep this post simple. No complaining.

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    by Angie Chang

    Put Your Name In For Y Combinator: Interview With Kathryn Minshew, Founder Of The Daily Muse

    Daily Muse founder Kathryn Minshew talks about applying and getting into Y Combinator.

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    Formerly a consultant at McKinsey, Kathryn Minshew – founder of The Daily Muse, a destination website for women – has been named a Forbes 30-Under-30 and one of Inc.’s “Women to Watch in Tech.” Her work so far led to an acceptance to Y Combinator’s current class, where Kathryn and her team are working on taking the startup to the next level.

    I spoke with Kathryn recently, and am excited to share her stellar advice for female founders, from why you should apply to Y Combinator to how to manage a large team.

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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

    The Daily Muse Names Five Startups To Watch From PITCH 2012

    By Adrian Granzella Larssen (Writer, The Daily Muse)

    When Shaherose Charania came to Silicon Valley from Canada a decade ago, she was shocked to find that the start-up scene was overwhelmingly male. So, she turned her awe into action, and co-founded Women 2.0, a network and media company for female entrepreneurs.

    Fast forward to today: What started as a “connector network meeting over cheap Trader Joe’s wine” at her co-founder’s house has evolved into a massive international organization. Now, Charania has seen and helped over 300 early-stage

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    by Angie Chang

    The Rise Of The Consultant-Turned-Entrepreneur

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    I’m an East Coast transplant to the West Coast – I come from the world of suits and business casual, investment banking and consulting. When I decided to transition into tech startups, I met some resistance from people who thought that I would be too focused on long-term strategy and high-level thinking to actually execute at an early-stage startup.

    At the same time, I’ve watched many startups emerge that are founded and operated by former consultants. I realized that in many ways, a person’s experience as a consultant is relevant

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Startup Scene: Silicon Strip To Silicon Mitten

    By Anneke Jong (Contributing Writer, The Daily Muse)

    It all started with a computer chip.

    Coined 40 years ago, the term “Silicon Valley” originally referred to the silicon chip manufacturers that helped build the high-tech movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. The region has been a technology hot spot since, but today, it’s evolved from hardware giants into social technology and consumer internet, thanks to companies like Google and Facebook. “Silicon” is no longer literal, but a metonym for the entrepreneurial spirit that’s fueled the region’s growth for decades.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Very Unusual Startup Horror Story (Startup Lessons Learned)

    By Grace Ng (Lead Interaction Designer, Snapette)

    There is a giant push for more female entrepreneurs right now led up by empowering initiatives and resources like Change the Ratio, Women 2.0, WITI, and The Daily Muse. With so much support and encouragement from the growing women in tech community, now is definitely a great time to take your step and run after your dreams. But as a female entrepreneur myself, I would like to take this time to share some of my experiences and missteps

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    by Angie Chang

    Why I (Used to) Hate Pink-Collar Startups

    By Anneke Jong (Contributing Writer, The Daily Muse)

    It looked like a regular tweet, but it was actually a tiny cyber-tantrum.

    It all started when a friend sent me a link to the trailer for Bloomberg TV’s new series TechStars. Based on the tech startup incubator of the same name, the reality show follows 10 teams of entrepreneurs as they draft business plans, receive coaching from top tech executives, and eventually pitch their ideas to a room full of investors.

    But of the scores of advisors and investors shown