Tag Archive: Vivek Wadhwa

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    by Angie Chang

    Ambassadors Wanted for Crowdsourced Book on Women in Tech

    Instead of writing a book in the traditional sense, we will be crowdsourcing both the funding and content to produce the book.

    By Neesha Bapat (Lead Researcher, “Women in Technology” study, Duke/Stanford University)

    We set the stage and you took the mic – telling us about your experiences in the technology industries. Stanford University and the Kauffman Foundation recently partnered with Women 2.0 to conduct a study on women entrepreneurship in technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    Bizarro World, And How Women Will Save Mankind

    Though venture capitalists in Silicon Valley shun women entrepreneurs — who are usually modest and trying to build socially and financially responsible startups — women are forming their own support networks. Women 2.0 is the best of these.

    By Vivek Wadhwa (VP, Singularity University)

    At the Women 2.0 “The Next Billion” conference last week, I started my talk by saying that the event reminded me of the Seinfeld episode Bizarro World. That is the chapter of my favorite TV series in which everything is the opposite of what you expect

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    by Angie Chang

    Vivek Wadhwa Announcing Results Of Women Entrepreneur Study At Women 2.0 Conference (February 14 In San Francisco)

    Researcher and academic Vivek Wadhwa is a researcher of topics and issues in entrepreneurship, including minority, immigrant and women entrepreneurs.

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

    Vivek Wadhwa is not afraid of going on TechCrunch to write about the Silicon Valley as a white boy’s club. He made quite an impression with “Silicon Valley: You And Some Of Your VC’s Have A Gender Problem” on TechCrunch a few years ago.

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    by Angie Chang

    Dreaming Of Being An Investor? Learn From The Best In Silicon Valley WIth Smart$

    Smart$ program informs, inspires, educates, and prepares business angels and venture capitalists for future investments in IT startups.

    By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)

    Join us at the StartupMonthly Smart$ (SmartMoney) (November 12-15, 2012 in Silicon Valley). I am very excited to be asked to coordinate this program and it is shaping up to be an exciting line up of venture capitalists and angel investors who are significant in the startup ecosystem.

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    by Angie Chang

    New Kauffman, Stanford And Women 2.0 Study On Women Entrepreneurs Seeks Survey Participants

    We are kicking off an exciting study on women in entrepreneurship led by Vivek Wadhwa of Duke/Stanford University and Lesa Mitchell of The Kauffman Foundation, with the support of Women 2.0.

    Women who are founding CEOs, Presidents, CTOs or lead technologists of tech startups founded between 2002 and 2012 are invited to participate!

    By Neesha Bapat (Lead Researcher, “Women in Technology” study, Duke/Stanford University)

    The good news is that more women have been entering the startup scene in recent years. But it’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the technology industry.

    As board members, executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and STEM employees – women still remain an underrepresented group. Particularly in the entrepreneurial scene, women are not nearly as active as they could be.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Face of Success: Women and Venture Capital

    By Vivek Wadhwa (Contributor, Inc)

    In my last two articles, I discussed why, based on my research on immigrant entrepreneurs, I believed that Silicon Valley was the world’s greatest meritocracy. That was before I moved to the Valley and learned that this so-called meritocracy is highly imperfect, omitting women, blacks, and Hispanics. When I researched the dearth of women, I could find no explanation.

    Women are equally motivated to become entrepreneurs; are equal or more competent at managing businesses; match boys in mathematical achievement; dramatically outnumber

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    by Angie Chang

    Nominate “Women 2.0″ for “Biggest Social Impact” Today!

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

     

    TechCrunch contributor Vivek Wadhwa identified a catalyzing moment at the Crunchies, the glittering awards show for the tech set hosted by TechCrunch.

    His wife accompanied him to the Crunchies awards show and asked the perennial question, “But where are the women?”

    Indeed — the entire night of announcements, celebrations and awards one stop short of a ticker tape parade — featured only one woman CEO onstage. That woman was

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    by Angie Chang

    Misrepresented, Misunderstood, Miraculous Women Entrepreneurs

    By Sarah Granger (Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle)

     

    It’s no secret that San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s tech demographics skew heavily on the side of men. Rather than continue quietly observing this cultural inequity, over the past few years, more voices have brought attention to the issue.

    Through increased publicity, thanks to speeches by leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and articles like this month’s feature in San Francisco magazine, the conversation around women entrepreneurs is beginning to change. Still, some of the discussion is going in the wrong direction – focusing only at those at the very top

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    by Angie Chang

    Women App Developers And The Mentorship Continuum

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

    High school girls across the country gain hands-on programming experience — by building Android apps and writing business plans — at Technovation Challenges held nationwide.

    The 10 week program culminates in a pitch night where VCs ask tough questions — and the girls take it well! With a strong focus on mentorship and teamwork, the girls get empowered to start projects and build teams.

    Mentorship is a continuum –