By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) High school girls across the country gain hands-on programming experience — by building Android apps and writing business plans — at Technovation Challenges held nationwide. The 10 week program culminates in a pitch night where VCs ask tough questions — and the girls take it well! With [...]
Posts Tagged "Vivek Wadhwa"
By Vivek Wadhwa (Columnist, The Washington Post) “Vivek, do you notice something strange”, asked my wife, Tavinder, during a startup awards event hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco two years ago. The only thing that surprised me, I told her, was that technology celebrities were dressed in ragged jeans and t-shirts. “No, Vivek, tell me,” [...]
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Last week, Andreessen Horowitz invited women to their Menlo Park office to hear stories from leaders: Padmasree Warrior (CTO, Cisco), Marissa Mayer (VP Location & Local, Google), Freada Kapor Klein (Founder, Level Playing Field Institute), Angela Benton (Founder, NewME), and Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo). Panel [...]
By Swathy Prithivi (Head of Corporate Development, Sonim Technologies) In “Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?” in the Wall Street Journal, Vinod Khosla, entrepreneur and venture capitalist extraordinaire, lists two key characteristics of “would-be revolutionaries” — unbridled confidence and arrogance. A recent tweet by Silicon Valley scholar Vivek Wadhwa says: “More than 50% of [...]
By Chris O’Brien (Business & Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News) Something happened last week in Silicon Valley that was remarkable simply because nothing about it was remarkable. Well, almost nothing. On Monday, a stealth startup announced it had raised $7.3 million from a prominent venture firm. The deal hinged on the long-term relationship between [...]
By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, BlackFounders) When I first met my mentee 3 years ago, the first thing that she said was, “I’m so happy that you’re black!” This was an hilarious moment for the both of us. She later explained that when her social worker mentioned that mentors were volunteers, she associated volunteering with white [...]
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 [...]