By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the fifth annual Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition on Valentine’s Day.
For those who missed it, the PITCH conference rocked the house. Here are 9 lessons learned from the day, as well as a guy’s perspective on Women 2.0 moving the needle for women entrepreneurs.
Notably, PITCH Conference was a full day of women talked about shipping products, not shopping for products. Women sat in the red chair and competed in the startup competition.
Tiny Review won Women 2.0’s 2012 PITCH Competition, while Buyosphere won “best team”. DocPons won “Most Likely To Change The World” while Perfect Beauty won “Most Disruptive”. Meanwhile, the Daily Muse gave Hotseat an honorable mention.
Now from the offline to the online — Kellee Khalil founded “Pinterest for weddings only” Lover.ly and recently raised half a million from Joanne Wilson, Michael Edwards, Michael Yavonditte, Charles Smith, Anu Duggal, Jordan Levy, and Rick Webb.
Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley announced on the ProFounder blog that ProFounder is shutting down: “Despite our progress, the current regulatory environment prevents us from pursuing the innovations we feel would be most valuable to our customers, and we’ve made the decision to shut down the company.”
About the guest blogger: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006 with Shaherose Charania. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.