Women Innovate Mobile
By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)
There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.
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
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.
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.
“Accelerators are dominated by men and
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.