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Follow the action on Twitter at #w2conf Agenda for Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013)
9:00am - 9:30am OPENING REMARKS: Welcome Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)
9:30am - 9:55am MORNING KEYNOTE: Women As Consumers & Much, Much More! Fran Maier (Founding Team, Match.com; Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe) Women have historically been discussed as consumers and holders of the household purse. Instead, Fran Maier will go beyond this traditional assumption and explore the faceted roles of women today.
9:55am - 10:15am CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Views A Day Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare) How one non-technical co-founder of a technical company grew with the business to now serve a billion views a day at CloudFlare.
10:15am - 10:35am FIRESIDE CHAT: From Dorm Room To Billions Of Users Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Evite.com & SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey) in conversation with Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD) Stanford computer science grad Selina Tobaccowala started Evite.com in her dorm room, and in 2001 sold the company to TicketMaster. Today, Selina runs the engineering department at SurveyMonkey and will share her strategy in approaching the next billion set of users - emerging markets.
10:35am - 10:50am MORNING COFFEE BREAK: Networking
10:50am - 11:50am PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session One) PITCHING: FIESTAH, ANGAZA DESIGN, BIA SPORT, ENPLUG, MAKER'S ROW Live Judges: Andrea Zurek (Founding Partner, XG Ventures) Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC) Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide) Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures) Nikhil Kalghatgi (Principal, SoftBank Capital)
11:50am - 12:10pm CASE STUDY: Taking Facebook To A Billion Users Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook) Naomi Gleit (Senior Director of Product Management, Facebook) Early Facebook employees Julie Zhuo and Naomi Gleit will share what they did right and wrong at Facebook from a design and product perspective to get to a billion users. They will also share predictions on how the next billion set of users will behave on mobile phones and other interfaces.
12:10pm - 12:25pm PRESENTATION: Today’s Search & Social Landscape Duane Forrester (Senior Product Manager, Bing) Join us as Duane Forrester from Bing takes a short walk through how search – the leading traffic driver for websites – is influenced by social today. We’ll look at why this is happening, and how you can craft your own plan for success.
12:25pm - 2:15pm A ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCH: A Match Made In Heaven (Mentors!) This is a networking lunch with investors (angels and venture capitalists). Here is your chance to understand the investor more (ie. how they got started, what is their background, what do they invest in, what are their current investments, how can your startup improve to get their investment). We are also hosting a mentoring lunch with experienced entrepreneurs for new entrepreneurs to ask tactical questions and get feedback from entrepreneurs who've been there!
2:15pm - 2:45pm DISRUPTION PANEL: How To Disrupt & Create Reality For The Next Billion Users Every industry is currently being re-imagined! Meet entrepreneurs who have created disruptive companies and hear their stories on funding and scaling to reach the next billion set of customers. Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo) Jessica Scorpio (Co-Founder & Director of Marketing, Getaround) Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMO BodyTech) Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare - acquired by LinkedIn) Aileen Lee (Founder, Cowboy Ventures) - moderator
2:45pm - 3:15pm INVESTOR PANEL: The Current Investment Landscape & The "Series A Crunch" Technology news sites lead us to believe there is a shortage of Series A money. Is this true? What should you do as an early-stage founder in this financing environment? Ann Miura-Ko (Co-Founding Partner, FLOODGATE) Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital) Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital) Scott Kupor (Managing Director, Andreessen Horowitz) Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, Joyus) - moderator
3:15pm - 3:35pm CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Dollar Exit Paula Long (Co-Founder & EVP Products/Strategy, EqualLogic – acquired by Dell; Co-Founder & CEO, DataGravity) How one technical co-founder started her company and scaled it successfully to serve happy customers. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008.
3:35pm - 4:35pm PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session Two) PITCHING: MODALYST, HEALTHYOUT, VIRTUALMOB, GREENGAR, MAVATAR Live Judges: Ann Miura-Ko (Co-Founding Partner, FLOODGATE) Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital) Thomas Korte (Founder & Managing Partner, AngelPad) Kevin Laws (Board Member & COO, AngelList) Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)
4:35pm - 4:50pm PRESENTATION: Results Of The Women In Technology Study - The Female Founder Profile Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Stanford Law School; VP of Research, Singularity University) In December 2012, we gathered survey results from hundreds of women entrepreneurs around the world to illustrate the profile of emerging female founders. The in-depth study on women entrepreneurship was led by Vivek Wadhwa of Duke University/Stanford University and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation, with the support of Women 2.0.
4:50pm - 5:20pm EMERGING MARKETS PANEL: The Next Billion Learn what it takes to be competitive in emerging markets, where there is an increasingly tech-savvy and growing middle class - hungry for new products. Alexandra Johnson (Managing Director, DFJ Aurora) Linda Franco (Co-Founder & CMO, Machina) Sally Buberman (Co-Founder, Wormhole IT) Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) - moderator
5:20pm - 5:50pm CLOSING KEYNOTE: "Doing It Right: Taking Growth Financing After Profitability" Lynda Weinman (Co-Founder & Executive Chair, lynda.com) Veteran businesswoman and entrepreneur Lynda Weinman started lynda.com over a decade ago. In 2012, the company's revenues exceeded $100 million. The company injected over $100 million outside funding into the business to enter the global market. Hear Lynda's story from going from hundreds of online customers to today's forward-looking billions.
5:50pm - 6:00pm SPECIAL GUEST: John Paul Farmer (Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy)
6:00pm - 6:30pm PITCH SF 2013 STARTUP COMPETITION: Awards Ceremony
6:30pm - 7:30pm COCKTAIL HOUR: Networking
There's no official conference afterparty but join us at Founder Friday on February 15 sponsored by Zoosk and hosted by Cove co-founder Ruchi Sanghvi (acquired by Dropbox)!
Discounted tickets available!
For sponsorship opportunities at Women 2.0's conference, email Sepideh Nasiri.
A one-of-a-kind competition:
The run-up to the conference is defined by Women 2.0's annual startup competition for early-stage tech startups, who receive exposure to investors and valuable feedback for next steps.
Watch the finalists of the Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition pitch live and hear first-hand feedback from panels of real investors on what makes a successful pitch for investment. Previous investors have included:
The 2013 PITCH SF Startup Competition Finalists are:
- Angaza Design (Palo Alto, California) Angaza Design's Pay-As-You-Go technology enables off-grid families in East Africa to purchase clean solar electricity in small, affordable amounts.
- Bia Sport (Los Angeles, California) Lululemon for quantified self: Bia is the first iconic fitness platform built around data and women.
- Enplug (Los Angeles, California) Network of interactive indoor digital billboards.
- Fiestah (New York, New York) A marketplace for event services - people post what they need and local food trucks, photographers, DJs, and more bid to work at the event.
- Greengar (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) Smartboard is the world's best real-time multi-device collaboration tools crossing iOS and Android, doodling with smooth and fluid markers.
- HealthyOut (San Francisco, California) A mobile a nutrition coach that intelligently recommends local restaurant meals based upon your personalized nutrition/taste preferences.
- Maker’s Row (Brooklyn, New York) Factory-sourcing easy for designers and manufacturers - an online community of American factories and suppliers, with profiles that give in-depth information and provide an inside look to the people behind the production.
- Mavatar (Menlo Park, California) Mavatar is a smart shopping cart that automatically applies valid codes to your purchase and lets you shop from multiple stores in one cart.
- Modalyst (New York, New York) Modalyst is an online b2b marketplace, connecting emerging designers and independent boutiques through a wholesale, collective buy.
- VirtualMob (London, England) A platform where brands can create, publish their own visual augmented reality marketing campaigns and publish on the app store, without any technical knowledge.
Meet the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Live Judges at Women 2.0 Conference
Andrea Zurek (Founding Partner, XG Ventures) Andrea, founding partner of XG Ventures, (stands for X-Google) has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek. She has been an active angel investor since 2006. XG Ventures has invested in over 40 companies with 14 exits, including such companies as Tapulous, Posterous and Aardvark. Andrea worked at Google for over 7 years as one of the first ad sales executives. Follow her on Twitter at @andreazurek.
Ann Miura-Ko (Co-Founding Partner, FLOODGATE) Ann Miura-Ko is a partner at FLOODGATE, where her investment interests include capitally efficient software and technology enabled services. She teaches courses in Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program, including Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Prior to joining FLOODGATE, Ann was an analyst at Charles River Ventures. Follow her on Twitter at @annimaniac.
Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC) Charles Hudson is a Partner at SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. He focuses on mobile and gaming investments, and supports SoftTech portfolio companies on business/corporate development matters. He co-founded Bionic Panda Games and VP of Business Development for Serious Business (acquired by Zynga in February 2010). Follow him on Twitter at @chudson.
Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital) Christine Herron is a Director with Intel Capital. She is also a Venture Advisor at 500 Startups and an advisor to StartX. Previously, Christine was a Principal with First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, where she worked with companies such as Get Satisfaction, Mint and Xobni. As a Director at Omidyar Network, she developed the Media practice strategy and led deals. Follow her on Twitter at @christine.
Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide) Jenny Fielding heads up New Digital Ventures for BBC Worldwide as well as BBCW Labs. Previously, she was CEO of fourforty Inc, which developed Wenzani for Lonely Planet. She co-founded startups such as Switch-Mobile, a VoIP mobile software company acquired in 2008. She sits on the Board and advises several companies and organizations including Founder Labs, Texting.ly and Astia. Follow her on Twitter at @jefielding.
Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures) Joy Marcus joined DFJ Gotham as a Venture Partner in May 2011. She led the firm’s seed investment in DailyWorth, Previously Joy was GM US for Dailymotion from its US launch through acquisition by Orange (France Telecom) in January 2011. Prior to Dailymotion, Joy was SVP Global Marketing at Time Warner and VP BD of Barnes&Noble.com, which she helped take public in 1999. Follow her on Twitter at @joymarcus.
Kevin Laws (Board Member & COO, AngelList) Kevin Laws is on the board of AngelList and serves as its COO. He has advised an invested in a number of startups, including Dulance (sold to Google), Krillion (sold to Local.com), FlightFox (YC), and many others. Previously, he founded Vast.com, where he was CEO until 2010. Prior to that, he was a Principal at PacRim Venture Partners. Follow him on Twitter at @AngelList.
Nikhil Kalghatgi (Venture Capitalist, SoftBank Capital) Nikhil Kalghatgi is an early-stage Venture Capitalist at SoftBank Capital based in NYC. He focuses on consumer internet Seed & Series A opportunities with interests in mobile, e-commerce and social platforms. Prior to SoftBank, Nikhil was founder and Fund-Manager of Partner 6 Investment Group, a micro hedge fund in Boston and then joined the founding team of Localytics. Follow him on Twitter at @NikhilKal.
Thomas Korte (Founder & Managing Partner, AngelPad) Thomas Korte is founder and Managing Partner of AngelPad, a startup mentorship program he launched in 2010 with fellow ex-Googlers. Since then, AngelPad helped to launch some 37 companies, 31 of which have raised over $25 million in additional funding. Prior, he spent seven years at Google where he was the first international Product Manager and later their first Product Evangelist. Follow him on Twitter at @thomask.
Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures) Wesley Chan joined Google Ventures in 2009. His investments focus on early stage software and web services, mobile, biotech and cleantech. As an early employee at Google, he helped grow Google Analytics and Google Voice. Wesley is a recipient of Google’s founder award for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google’s early client efforts. Follow him on Twitter at @weschan.
Joining us for lunch are more investors, ready to mentor entrepreneurs:
- Adam D’Augelli (Associate, True Ventures)
- Annie Kadavy (Investor, Charles River Ventures)
- Brian Dixon (Associate, Kapor Capital)
- Christina Brodbeck (Co-Founder, theicebreak)
- Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)
- Cindy Padnos (Founder & Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures)
- Dave Kochbeck (CEO, Embark Systems & Angel Investor)
- Dimple Sahni (Principal, Hattery Fund)
- Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital)
- Jay Jamison (Partner, BlueRun Ventures)
- Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)
- Jonathan Ebinger (General Partner, BlueRun Ventures)
- Josh Elman (Principal, Greylock Partners)
- Roseanne Wincek (Associate, Canaan Partners)
- Shelley Zhuang (Investor)
- Stephanie Palmeri (Principal, SoftTech VC)
- Ullas Naik (General Partner, Streamlined Ventures)
- Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)
- More about the attendee lunch with investors here
Experienced entrepreneurs are also joining for lunch to mentor new entrepreneurs:
- Aihui Ong (CEO & Founder, Love With Food)
- Alexa Andrzejewski (CEO & Co-Founder, Foodspotting)
- Alexis Giles (Co-Founder, DJZ)
- Alicia Morga (CEO & Founder, No. 8 Media)
- Ben Lilienthal (CEO, OneTok)
- Chandini Ammineni (CEO & Co-Founder, ActivityHero)
- Christine Lemke (Co-Founder, AchieveMint)
- Cole Ratias (CEO, Loytr)
- Danae Ringlemann (Founder, Indiegogo)
- David Weekly (CEO, Ohana)
- Dianna Mullins (SVP Global Planning & Co-Founder, Glam Media)
- Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo)
- Ellie Cachette (CEO & Co-Founder, ConsumerBell)
- Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)
- Fran Maier (Chair of the Board & Founder, TRUSTe)
- Fergus Hurley (Director of Products, RadiumOne/Via.Me)
- Jason Putorti (Creative Director, Causes)
- Jess Lee (CEO & Co-Founder, Polyvore)
- Jesse Pickard (CEO & Co-Founder, MindSnacks)
- Kristen Nedopak (CEO & Executive Producer, Nedopak Productions)
- Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)
- Leah Busque (CEO & Co-Founder, TaskRabbit)
- Linda Franco (CMO & Co-Founder, Machina)
- Marci Harris (CEO & Co-Founder, PopVox)
- Margaret Wallace (CEO & Co-Founder, Playmatics)
- Matt Farnell (Co-Founder, Appsperse)
- Michael Rowehl (CTO, Metaresolver)
- Monisha Perkash (CEO & Co-Founder, LUMO BodyTech)
- Paula Long (CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity)
- Pirouz Nilforoush (President, inPowered)
- Raj Singh (CEO, Tempo AI)
- Rashmi Sinha (CEO & Co-Founder, SlideShare)
- Rebecca Watson (Vice President, RadiumOne)
- Sally Buberman (CEO & Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)
- Selina Tobaccowala (SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey)
- Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer (CEO, AirPR)
- Sumaya Kazi (CEO & Founder, Sumazi)
- Willo O’Brien (Creative Entrepreneur & Business Consultant)
- More about the attendee lunch with experienced entrepreneurs here
Women 2.0 Conference speakers are leaders of technology and innovation, including:
- Aileen Lee (Founder, Cowboy Ventures)
- Ann Miura-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)
- Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)
- Fran Maier (Founding Team, Match.com; Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe)
- Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital; Founder, Level Playing Field Institute)
- Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)
- Jessica Scorpio (Co-Founder & Director of Marketing, Getaround)
- John Paul Farmer (Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy)
- Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)
- Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)
- Linda Franco (Co-Founder & CMO, Machina)
- Lynda Weinman (Co-Founder & Executive Chair, lynda.com)
- Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare)
- Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMO BodyTech)
- Naomi Gleit (Senior Director of Product Management, Facebook)
- Paula Long (Co-Founder, EqualLogic - acquired by Dell; CEO, DataGravity)
- Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare - acquired by LinkedIn)
- Sally Buberman (Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)
- Scott Kupor (Managing Director, Andreessen Horowitz)
- Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Evite.com & SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey)
- Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)
- Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, Joyus)
- Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Stanford Law School; VP of Research, Singularity University)
Conference Venue & Location:
Westin St. Francis 335 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013 in San Francisco) is the ‘must-attend’ conference for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation. Located at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco's Union Square, the event will feature successful women entrepreneurs who reached milestones of billions, including a Facebook case study, and best practice presentations from some of the most successful female startup founders and executives in tech.
“The Next Billion" is the future that we see today - the next billion of consumers (women), the next billion of markets (the emerging markets), the next billion of products (new startup products). Hear female founders discuss innovation in the next billion set of consumers, markets and products.
The full-day Women 2.0 Conference features finalists from the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition pitching live onstage to investors for feedback and prizes.
Who should attend? Anyone working in technology, from early-stage startup to corporate. Anyone thinking about starting a startup, or generally interested in technology and innovation. This includes but is not limited to: designers, developers, product managers, marketers, business development...
All tickets non-transferable and non-refundable, no exceptions.