Attending our conference this week? Don’t miss out on one of our most popular programs, Lunch Mentorship. Meet our mentors below.
By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)
Lunch mentorship is one of the most talked-about conference sessions, and if you’re registered for the General Conference Session – good news – you can sign up (in the Eventbrite registration) to participate!
How does Lunch Mentorship work?
Our conference attendees are placed in small groups and matched with a seasoned entrepreneur and/or investor (depending on their preference) at a round-table, for discussion and Q&A over lunch. Our CEO explains:
“Lunch is a social thing, that’s why we created lunch mentorship. It’s a way to meet like-minded founders, investors and other people in technology so they can help each other and build community. Communities are powerful – find support, find inspiration, find your next business partner, find your next funder – innovation happens in communities, innovation happens through connected people.”
We asked our mentors to give a 140-word blurb about themselves. Read on to see what they had to say, plus it’s a great way to gain some ice breakers!
Annie filed her first of 3 product patents while in high school; she is psyched for the hardware revolution!
Started two SaaS companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. One is self-funded & the other is venture backed.
Brendan currently works with Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Before that, he was the second hire at AngelList.
Katrina is passionate about helping women achieve everyday confidence. She founded Stitch Fix to help women everywhere discover and explore their style through a truly customer-focused shopping experience.
Film Lover. Co-founder Glam Media. I care deeply about women’s safety globally, LGBT equality, women in film, women in leadership.
Sumaya Kazi (CEO & Founder, Sumazi)
Founder @Sumazi, BizWeek Top Young Entrepreneur, Led Social Strategy @ Sun Microsystems, Berkeley Alum.
Jenny Fielding (BBC Worldwide, Head of BBC Labs)
Jenny stands on her head everyday.
Started 3 companies BoutiqueY3k, StyleTrek, Apploud. Ran e-commerce & digital for Burberry and La Perla. Advisor BetaAngels, GiantStep, NextDayBetter. Board Venture4America Music Unites.
Jonathan Eibinger (General Partner, BlueRun Ventures)
Jonathan loves the creation process, having started a few companies himself. Now relegated to investing in others. Two daughters at home outshine my creativity every day.
Started two mobile companies, managed community & acquisition at Linden Lab, NCAA soccer champ & Barça fan, will share homemade limoncello if you ask nicely.
Brett helped to launch Microsoft’s startup investment arm, and currently serves a Principal @MSFTVentures.
Betty Huang (Partner, Launchtime)
Betty is a Partner in an early stage seed fund and founder of social and ecomm startups.
Carrie Whitehead (Product and User Experience Manager, Zappos Labs)
Excited by the intersection of business and design. Obsesses over great customer experiences. Outdoorsy type. Lives to master the handstand.
Photo by Erika Kawamoto Hsu.
Register for our conference Feb. 13th & 14th here.
Jessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s topics and writes about them on her blog.