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Beatriz Cardona: From Barcelona to Silicon Valley

The last blog post from Women 2.0 Labs (summer 2010 edition) comes from the Tripku team. Beatriz came from Barcelona, Spain to spend the summer in San Francisco working on Rambae at Women 2.0 Labs. Today she blogs for us about her story, startup and pivots as lessons learned.

Beatriz Cardona's Story

I still cannot believe I’m in San Francisco starting up my own company.

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Women 2.0 Labs Update: Week 4 1/2 with Tiem

Here's a quick check-in from the GeoSquish team: Tiem Song's Story

Going into the fifth and last week of Women 2.0 Labs, I continue to develop deep respect and admiration for my fellow team members and all the program participants.

Our team got off to a late start, with two of us (myself included) starting a week into the program. However, our team hit it off quickly and we felt like long-time coworkers.

We learned that team cohesion is the key to any success as it allows us to gauge our product’s progress in a cohesive and collaborative manner.

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Lesson Learned: Keep Talking Even If Things Get Rocky

With one more week to go in the Women 2.0 Labs program (summer 2010 edition), all teams are working furiously toward that final prototype for Women 2.0 Labs Final Demo Night. This week Anna blogs for us: Anna Billstrom's Story

About me -- I'm a software developer, who has been a CRM consultant for 7 years, writer, blogger, and English major. My latest love is iPhone/iPad development, and specifically getting girls enthused about computers through game development. I'm in the FreezeFare start-up.

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Vida Ha: Engineer to Entrepreneur in Founder Labs

Here is a story from another member of the House of Mikko team in Women 2.0 Labs. This time, an entrepreneur with a development background shares her story of living the dream: Vida Ha's Story

I moved to the Bay Area at the end of the last year with the same dreams of every engineer in Silicon Valley -- that I might one day start my own company in the distant future. Then, three months ago, I was finally struck by the magical "great idea meteorite" -- an idea I felt passionate about.

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Kimberly Dillon Working on A Beauty Genome Website

Two weeks into Women 2.0 Labs with three weeks to go... This week, we hear from a fresh MBA graduate working on a beauty genome website. Kimberly Dillon's Story

I had been in the Bay Area for about 4 days before I started the Women 2.0 Labs program. Since then, my nights and weekends have been completely focused on charging forward with my business idea. When people ask me about landmark/touristy things I have done in the city, I laugh because I have spent most of my free time at Pier 38 and startup events.

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Rebecca Woodcock Bakes Cake Health in Founder Labs

One week into Women 2.0 Labs (Summer 2010 Edition) with four more weeks to go. Women 2.0 Labs will launch five startups on August 5th, 2010 at Women 2.0 Labs Final Demo Night. Here is the story from one of the startup teams in Labs:

Rebecca Woodcock's Story

Silicon Valley is the place for entrepreneurs. The entire ecosystem is set up for startup building, everywhere you meet someone starting or funding a company, and there is such a pay-it-forward mentality to help new entrepreneurs. It was time to take my shot.

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Founder “Two-sday” in Tel Aviv on July 13th!

Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 networking event organized in partnership with like-minded organizations like Startup Weekend. Everyone has to eat, so why not share a meal and startup stories? Meet fellow Women 2.0 members in your city! This time we're meeting in Tel Aviv before Startup Weekend.

Women 2.0 Founder "Two-sday" on Tuesday, July 13th in Tel Aviv!

Ruthy Kaidar, an entrepreneur in the medical devices field, has made dinner reservations for us on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 @ 6:30pm. Join fellow Women 2.0 founders, aspiring and current, for dinner to meet each other before attending Startup Weekend Tel Aviv. Please RSVP here by Sunday, July 11th, 2010 so we know how many people to expect for Founder "Two-sday" in Tel Aviv.

Founder Fridays are usually on Fridays as Startup Weekends usually start on Fridays. However Startup Weekend Tel Aviv starts on Wednesday, we are hosting Founder Twos-day on Tuesday. "Founder Two-sday" refers to Women "2.0" as well as the saying "Twice as good on a Tuesday." Women 2.0 members save 50 shekels on Startup Weekend Tel Aviv tickets when you register here.

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About Founder Friday

Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 event to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities globally. Both men and women are invited to attend Founder Friday. Founder Friday is hosted in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, New York, Boston, Detroit, Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Vancouver (Canada) and more cities coming soon.

RSVP for Founder Friday at a city near you here.

Stay updated on upcoming Founder Fridays on Twitter at @FounderFriday and @women2.

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