Tag Archive: Women Entrepreneurs

  1. civic hacking
    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders to Watch Changing the World with Civic-Minded Startups

    Itching to fix problems and create efficiencies? Civic hacking – we can do it!

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

    Help solve big problems with new technology and drive big changes in the city you live in, maybe even the government!

    Here are some ways to get involved! Apply to join the National Day of Civic Hacking at the White House by 5pm on April 19 (yes, today!). Consider taking your civic-minded project to the next level by applying to join the Code for America accelerator by May 31. Or, participate in your local Hack for Change event on June 1. You decide.

  2. DoubleDigitAcademy
    by Angie Chang

    Double Digit Academy Helps Women Raise VC Funding

    While Astia and Golden Seeds remain the hubs of angel and first VC round funding exclusively for women entrepreneurs, Double Digit Academy emerges as a one-day bootcamp to prepare women for raising capital.

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

    Serial entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur raised $25 million in funding, and is making a business out of helping other women succeed in raising double-digit funding, launching Double Digit Academy this year to change the odds for women raising venture capital. A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, women in business and raising capital, the New York-based entrepreneur shares advice and best practices from her own experience raising capital.

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    by Angie Chang

    How to Start a Business: Rinse and Repeat

    Anyone, no matter how young or old, can be an entrepreneur. You just need to have ideas, perseverance, and an iterative framework to test your ideas until you find one that makes money (ie. creates revenue).

    By Jennifer Arguello (Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance)

    Think about an app or gadget you love to use. Is it Instagram? Is it Snapchat? Your smart phone? Whatever it is, at some point it did not exist. At some point someone out there decided that there was something missing in the world or they wanted to make the world a better place.

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    by Angie Chang

    What Female Founders Really Encounter When They Fundraise?

    I was fascinated by the article entitled “Money matters: why women struggle in the Silicon Valley” in part, because it’s an inside look into what women founders really do/encounter and for so long has largely been kept secret.

    By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)

    Investors use pattern recognition – they believe that by investing in teams/products similar to past successes, they’ll have a greater probability of success. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with that, but I do believe it makes it harder for teams who