The sharing economy has gained some high-profile backers recently. A female UX expert offers tips on how to design for it. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) The sharing economy may sound like an idea out of a hippie commune, but since the runaway success of Zipcar and Airbnb, the movement towards collaborative consumption has [...]
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Are you an urban innovator (think Uber and Airbnb) trying to get your idea off the ground? A new nonprofit accelerator wants to help. By Clara Brenner and Julie Lein (Co-Founders, Tumml) Our company was born out of a women’s conference (no joke!). We founded Tumml in 2012 after working as co-directors of the MIT [...]
Previous Women 2.0 Conference speaker Robin Chase founded ZipCar, which went public in April 2011 and announced plans today to be acquired by car rental giant Avis. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) The 1000+ Women 2.0 Conference attendees last Valentine’s Day remember Robin Chase’s story of going from concept to customers – [...]
Female Founders To Watch: Grace Hopper Celebration Attendees Celebrating Startup Acquisitions And IPOs
Celebrating GHC attendees and women entrepreneurs who exit! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) This week, Women 2.0 has been attending the Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland alongside literally thousands of women engineers, ranging from college students and academics to working professionals. Amidst the throngs of tech-savvy women, we’ve spied a few [...]
Jessica Scorpio’s cleantech startup raises funding to solve car overpopulation and change the world. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) “Like Airbnb for cars” – social carsharing marketplace Getaround announced raising $13.9M in Series A funding today led by Menlo Ventures. In the list of investors includes Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. Getaround was [...]
By Suzanne Axtell (Technology Evangelist, O’Reilly) Blogger, mother, foodie, and hardcore New Yorker Joanne Wilson (@TheGothamGal) is one of a few female angel investors. Her approach to investing is unabashedly women-centric. As she explains in the following interview, she’s a believer in the power of the startup ecosystem to influence the economies of New York [...]