Tag Archive: Women Innovate Mobile

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet Lori Cheek, The CEO And Founder Of Reverse Engineered Dating Site Cheek’d

    Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) interviews female founders about success stories, inspirations and motivations as women entrepreneurs.

    By Kelly Hoey (Co-Founder & Managing Director, WIM)

    Meet Lori Cheek – architect turned entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Cheek’d, the reverse engineered dating site coined by the New York Times as “the next generation of online dating.”

    Women Innovate Mobile talks with Lori

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    by Angie Chang

    2013: The Year Of The Female Entrepreneur?

    It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.

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    by Angie Chang

    Focus100: Black Women Entrepreneurs Share Startup Tips And Resources

    The women discussed the cultural pressures and myths that hold black women in business back.

    By Sian Morson (Founder & CEO, Kollective Mobile)

    The first Focus100 conference and symposium, created by Kathryn Finney, convened with the goal of ensuring that 100 tech companies founded by black women receive funding by the year 2015.

    Day one started off with Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White who reminded us of the rich culture of entrepreneurship

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    by Angie Chang

    Women-Led Startups Compete With "Bro-grammers" For Funding

    Gender stereotypes die hard as females make tech gains.

    By Christopher Heine (Staff Writer, Adweek)

    Sophia Chou is president of Loudly, a new text-and-call phone app that just finished a 12-week accelerator program called Woman Innovate Mobile (WIM).

    Every morning, Chou and Loudly co-founder Foy Savas leave a tiny apartment they share in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and head into Manhattan, often to meet with venture capitalists and other potential investors. They moved from Boston last winter to participate in WIM and rub elbows with movers-and-shakers in New York’s growing tech scene.

    While Chou’s forecast for Loudly is clearly optimistic, she

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.

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    by Angie Chang

    Pipeline Fellows Increasing Financing For Women-Led Businesses

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Your startup may be doomed to failure if you under-capitalize it from the get-go, but friends and family can only do so much and venture capitalists are looking for businesses that are more established with huge growth potential. Bridging that financing gap has been especially difficult for women-led businesses and for social enterprises.

    But Natalia Oberti Noguera has found a new recipe for financing women-led startups focused on social good.

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    by Angie Chang

    Where Are Women Founding Tech Companies?

    By Deborah Jackson (Co-Founder, Women Innovate Mobile)

    Editor’s note: Check out this network map for Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), inspired by Fast Company’s infographic of Y Combinator’s network.

    Since the Women Innovate Mobile launch on December 21, 2011, we’ve received inquiries from entrepreneurs across the U.S. and across the globe.

    Thanks to JumpThru’s designer, Tina Gong, we’ve got clearer picture of who’s applying to WIM:

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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

    U.S. Department Of Labor Launches Equal Pay App Contest (Deadline To Apply: April 17, 2012)

    By Kelly Hoey (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile)

    Just off a call with Brian Forde, Advisor to the United States CTO on Mobile and Data Innovation.

    It was a “how do we get the word out to developers” call – obviously not a tough conversation when Women 2.0 is involved.

    This app challenge has some beyond the usual government contest features, including an incredible line-up of judges who are reviewing the submissions (Nilofer Merchant and Joanne Wilson are two of the judges) and then there are some cool prizes

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    by Angie Chang

    Seeking Female Founders Of Mobile Tech Startups

    By Laura Sydell (Digital Culture Correspondent, National Public Radio)

    Bill Reichert, a partner in Garage Technology Ventures, says another reason is that a lot of the female entrepreneurs he sees don’t have the computer science background.

    “We tend to invest in companies that have very strong core technical teams, and … that population is disproportionately male,” Reichert says.

    But starting an Internet company isn’t as technically difficult as it used to be.

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    by Angie Chang

    No Boys Allowed: Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator For Women

    By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Today, a new startup accelerator for women, the Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator, is opening its doors for applications. The program will start off small, offering two to five companies seed funding of $18,000, plus mentoring, support, and free office space in New York during the course of its three-month program.

    The company was founded by Veronika Sonsev, the co-founder of inSparq and the non-profit Women in Wireless, Deborah Jackson, founder of JumpThru, and business strategist Kelly Hoey.

    “Accelerators are dominated by men and

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Mobile Tech: A New Startup Accelerator In NYC

    By Emily Glazer (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    When it comes to programs that nurture new startups, women often don’t make the cut. A new “startup accelerator” hopes to combat that gender disparity in at least one booming market: mobile technology.

    Women Innovate Mobile opened its application today to startups with a woman founder or co-founder and a product that is related to mobile. The accelerator will offer two to five startups free New York office space, mentoring and coaching, access to venture capitalists and other investors in addition to $18,000 in seed funding, $10,000 worth of product development and design support, and $10,000 worth of mobile marketing promotions.