By Robin Wauters (Blogger, TechCrunch) Startup Weekend, whose mission is to kickstart and foster startup communities worldwide through events and networking sessions, had a very lively 2011. According to internal statistics shared exclusively with TechCrunch, the organization held a total of 260 events in 202 cities, in 67 countries (you can find the obligatory accompanying [...]
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By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Last week, Pemo Theodore interviewed 500 Startups Dave McClure along with several women co-founders in his portfolio: Prerna Gupta (CEO, khu.sh), Elizabeth Yin and Jennifer Chin (Co-Founders, LaunchBit). “Women founders or co-founders are probably 20-25% of the [500 Startups] portfolio. I think there is probably some bias [...]
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Julia Hu (Co-Founder & CEO of Lark) got engaged while presenting her startup onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC — her boyfriend inserted a proposal slide into her deck. Meanwhile, attendees at the National Center for Women in Technology annual summit were [...]
By Emily Goligowski (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0) Saygent, a voice response and analysis startup co-founded by Mariya Genzel, announced raising $1M dollars from 500 Startups, Innovation Endeavors, Juvo Capital, Kapor Capital, Kima Ventures, Orefa Investment, PG Ventures, Ty Danco, and Matthew Grodin this week. Women 2.0 met Saygent Co-Founder & CTO Mariya Genzel (pictured, left) [...]
By Sarah Milstein (Organizer, Ignite: Lean Startup) Join us for an evening of Lean Startup talks with a twist. Each brave presenter gets five minutes and 20 slides — which advance automatically every 15 seconds. Fast-paced, thought-provoking and social, this Ignite features presentations from in-the-trenches entrepreneurs ready to share their lessons learned. The evening’s slate [...]