Y Combinator, TechStars, StyleSeat, Milk, Strata, Where 2.0, Berkeley Mixer and more. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Big news came from Y Combinator this week. For the first time, teams can apply for the prestigious Palo Alto-based incubator program without a startup idea. The team, not the particular idea, is what power a startup's success. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2012 for the June - August program. Y Combinator application here.
Another startup accelerator program, Boulder-based TechStars, is currently accepting applications for the Boulder class of startups through today (March 16). The TechStars program in New York announced a class of 14 startups, 6 of which are female founded. That's almost half!
Fundings & Acquisitions
Women's Participation In Tech
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About the writer: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.