From MIT Startup Bootcamp to Grace Hopper Celebration, from PITCH Conference to Girl Geek Dinners, there's no shortage of things to do.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
This week, the lineup for Startup Bootcamp on October 8 at MIT's Kresege Auditorium was announced. 10 successful startup founders will be speaking at the free all-day event to an audience of thousands.
Half of those 10 speakers will be female founders of tech startups: successful women entrepreneurs from Paula Long (sold her company EqualLogic to Dell in 2007 for a record-breaking $1.4 billion) to Leah Busque of TaskRabbit. Gender parity achieved at a tech entrepreneurship event - thanks to the event organizers at MIT for recognizing the diversity of speakers and bringing Women 2.0 on as a partner for the event.
Another outstanding event coming up is an annual gathering of literally thousands of women engineers. If you haven't heard of the Grace Hopper Celebration, you should look into joining us October 3 - 6 in Baltimore, Maryland.
With the Tech Entrepreneurs Lab on Thursday, October 4, we aim to create more female founders of technology startups out of the Grace Hopper Celebration! I will be helping facilitate the Tech Entrepreneurs Lab, as well as hosting a lunchtime table on Friday at Grace Hopper. Hosted by Anita Borg Institute annually, the Grace Hopper Celebration's theme is aptly enough - "Are we there yet?"
Last but not least, join Women 2.0 for our annual PITCH Conference on November 14 in New York. Join 800+ men and women in tech, business and entrepreneurship as we explore topics around the new entrepreneur economy - how to build companies given today's challenging market. We can do it.
Learn from successful women speakers, participate in lunchtime mentoring and meet like-minded women at Women 2.0's biggest event of the year! At our last event, we connected 1000+ women entrepreneurs, technologists, thinkers and doers for a full day of inspiring talks, lunchtime mentoring and much more. Get your ticket for the PITCH Conference now!
Hope to see you at the above events this fall/winter - I will also be attending the first Los Angeles Girl Geek Dinner this Thursday and am thrilled for their launch at Google's Los Angeles - the gigantic binoculars building! Being an entrepreneurial girl geek is really exciting these days :)
Let me know if I can find you at any of the above events in the comments below :)
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.