Tag Archive: Women 2.0

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    by Angie Chang

    April Fool’s Jokes from Female-Founded Companies

    What’s your favorite Internet April Fool’s joke this year?

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

    From a handful of Easter Eggs hidden in Google today, to Twitter’s nixing of vowels, today is a day of Internet jokery.

    Food subscription service Love with Food announced venturing into a new market today and launched Love with Weed – “delivering a whole NEW HIGH every month”.

    Code for America, founded by Jennifer Pahlka, announced today that their first expansion partner will be North Korea – “North Korea is ripe for disruption”.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Game Developers Conference Edition (GDC 2013)

    Celebrate the women in gaming – female founders edition!

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

    This week, GDC (Game Developers Conference) was held in San Francisco and brought with it thousands of gaming enthusiasts and designers/producers/artists – the whole gaming ecosystem! Women in gaming came out to represent as speakers and attendees. Special events brought together the women for networking.

    Here are women entrepreneurs in the gaming industry to watch, many of whom we saw at GDC. And as always, let us know who we missed in the comments below!

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    by Angie Chang

    6 Tips to a Successful Kickstarter Crowdfunding Project

    After successful fundings for female-founded products like GoldieBlox, Roominate, Everpurse and OUYA, we wonder what are the reasons behind rocketship successes and quiet failures.

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

    Recently, a Kauffman Foundation dissertation fellow released a paper titled “The Dynamics of Crowdfunding: Determinants of Success and Failure” examined almost 47,000 projects on Kickstarter which raised $198 million total via crowdfunding.

    The paper reports 6 commonalities in the successful Kickstarter projects, some

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Productivity Secrets for Startups to Work Smart

    A huge part of running a startup business involves developing relationships with customers, collaboration partners and friends. These tools can help you stay organized and reach out.

    By Janet Choi (Chief Creative Officer, iDoneThis)

    The thrill and thrum of startup life doesn’t mean the continuous battle against the many-tentacled beast of responsibilities and tasks is any lesser. Longer hours won’t effectively defeat those tentacles. Instead, to emerge victorious in this modern-day quest, the trick is to work smart. No matter your position in the startup, you’ll need some magical productivity weapons and strategies at your disposal.

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    by Angie Chang

    In Case You Missed Out: Overheard at Women 2.0′s SXSW Interactive Events

    Founders discussed how design is manifested into their physical office spaces, a few things they did right or would have done differently with regards to design in the early stages of their company, how design is integrated into their company cultures, and what their general design philosophies are.

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    by Angie Chang

    11 Tips for Your Next Trip to SXSW Interactive

    Hitting up parties hosted by others is one way of meeting people. What’s even better? Have them come to you.

    By Lauren Jisoo Kim (Events Coordinator, Women 2.0)

    This year, I had the opportunity of flying south with the masses for the annual tech pilgrimage to SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX. As a recent graduate and new hire at Women 2.0, I had never gone to SXSW before, but thought I had a general idea of what to expect based on past attendance of a couple of music festivals and tech conferences.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0: Are You Excited for Google I/O? (Registration Opens 7AM PDT Tomorrow)

    Developers: are you ready for it? Google I/O is coming!

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

    The only ticket in the Silicon Valley for women that hotter than a ticket to a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner would be to the annual Google developer’s conference – Google I/O. This year, Google I/O is May 15-17, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Tickets sell out in minutes, so here are some helpful tips on how to ensure that you can secure a ticket to the hottest developer event of the year!

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg Hopes Women Lean In And Men… Man Up? (How Men Can Support The Women’s Movement)

    How to help men help women succeed in business and life.

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

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has certainly sparked discussion with her new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, released this week. Amidst the debate of whether she should or can lead the next generation of young women to become ambitious leaders, I dread the never-ending onus criticism of women. Now what about the men who want to support, and can support, women as leaders?

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    by Managing Editor

    New York’s Top Lady-Led Startups

    Cindy Gallop’s site “If We Ran The World” encourages members to tap into great intentions and get help to follow through. Breaking down big goals into “microactions” that members can accomplish to chip away at audacious goals.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Andrea Zurek

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

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

    Early Google employee Andrea Zurek has been an active angel investor since 2006. She is one of the founding partners of
    XG Ventures, a small group of ex-Googlers dedicated to advising and investing in supremely talented early-stage teams. XG Ventures (stands for X-Google) focuses on startups in the consumer internet, mobile and online media sectors.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value Of Women In Startups (Infographic)

    Female entrepreneurs have lagged behind males, traditionally, but that is starting to change.

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

    Diversity in leadership proves again and again to bring higher revenues. In our case, we champion the participation of women as entrepreneurs and executives, leading the next generation of technology-empowered high-growth or high-tech businesses.

    Check out the handy infographic