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The Finance Crisis and Your Startup – Oct 7th

Busy running your startup but wondering how the financial crisis will impact your business? How does the future for startups seeking funding? Is this a good time to launch your dream venture? We will discuss the current financial crisis and its impact on the startup world at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) in Palo Alto on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. IFTF will demo the Massively Multiplayer Forecasting Game: Superstruct before the panel event.

Panelists: » Shai Goldman (Director for Venture Exchange, SVB Capital) » Rebecca Lynn (Principal, Morgenthaler Ventures) » Prasanna Krishnan (Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson) » Betty Kayton (CFO, high tech startups & early stage firms) » Greg Schmid (Director, Managing Uncertainty Group)


Moderator: » Jill E. Fishbein (Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLP)

Register online now for your space at this important discussion!

From left: Jill Fishbein (Partner, Carr & Ferrell), Prasanna Krishnan (Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson), Shai Goldman (Director for Venture Exchange, SVB Capital), Rebecca Lynn (Principal, Morgenthaler Ventures), and Betty Kayton (CFO, high tech startups & early stage firms).

The event was blogged at Wall Street Journal as "VCs Ask Start-Ups: What’s Your Worst-Case Scenario?". Blogger Gwen Bell turned her live Tweets from the event into a blog post titled "Economy Got You Poppin’ Pills?: VC Advice for Your Startup (+ 5 Strategies for Thriving!)".Gwen Bell also live-Tweeted the event.

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Ning Hosts Open Mic #2 in Palo Alto – March 6

Women 2.0 held Open Mic Session #2: "Meet The Customer Rainmakers" on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Ning in Palo Alto, CA, discussing real strategies for customer acquisitions with our esteemed panelists.» Maria Sipka (Co-Founder and CEO, Linqia) » Rebecca Weeks (Director of Business Development, RealGirlsMedia) » Gina Bianchini (Co-Founder and CEO, Ning) » William Bunker as moderator (Co-Founder and Principal, White Space Ventures)

How do you build a community, a community of communities, and a wine company from the ground up? Each of these entrepreneurs started with a clean slate and today, designed products for their target markets to become recognizable brands in their respective markets. Are you applying to the Women 2.0 Business Plan Competition? Learn from our esteemed speakers practical customer acquisition strategies as you begin your own venture!

Women 2.0 had an intimate lunch with CEOs Joyce Kim of Soompi, and Marleen McDaniel, emeritus of (bought by NBC) on Saturday, Feb. 23rd in Sun Microsystem's board room overlooking San Francisco's streets.

We discussed successful leadership experiences and explored challenging situations and solutions while in the hot seat. This was an exclusive opportunity by Women 2.0 for Women Leaders to start the formation of the "New Girls Club" -- and to be part of the next generation of entrepreneurship!

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