Month: January 2011

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Partner event: Vator Splash 2011

Vator Splash on February 3, 2011 in San Francisco will showcase 10 promising startups onstage. The founders of Pandora (possible IPO this year?) and ngmoco (sold to DeNA for $400M last fall) will be onstage giving keynotes on their lessons learned as entrepreneurs and how to build sustaining startups. Women 2.0 members save 25% off tickets with discount code "Women25" when you register here.

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Partner event: BlogHer BET 2011

Whether you're considering launching a startup or innovating from inside a company, we invite you to join BlogHer's 2011 Business, Entrepreneurism and Technology conference (March 24-25 in Silicon Valley). Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania joins 49 other amazing women role models and mentors to work with 100 entrepreneurial women. Women 2.0 members save 20% on BlogHer BET tickets with discount code "Women2" when you register here.

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Foodspotting Idea Incubated by Women 2.0, Scores $3M Series A Funding from BlueRun Ventures

The Foodspotting story began over a year ago when a user experience designer at Adaptive Path. Alexa Andrzejewski (on Twitter at @ladylexy) traveled to Japan, learned about new foods like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki, and woke up one morning with the idea to publish a book -- a field guide to food and to introduce people to food. As Alexa shared her idea with others, she began to realize that this idea would make a great website and mobile app, but she had no idea where to start.

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Insecurities and Judgments from Founder Labs

This guest blog post is from Angel Manzo titled "Insecurities & Judgments." One week ago I had no business idea and no team. Now I have attachments to several ideas, team bonding, and boundless optimism paired with sheer fright. This journey has been eye-opening, ego-crushing and inspirational. If this emotional roller-coaster ride is indicative of what’s to come as an entrepreneur, then I’d better hold on tight with both hands!

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Learning to Pivot from Eric Ries

"Learning to Pivot: Notes from Eric Ries speaking at Women 2.0 Founders lab" is a guest blog post from Sally Grisedale, a Founder Labs participant. The first week of January 2011, I started a five-week program led by Shaherose Charania, CEO and co-founder of Women 2.0, to collaborate with engineers, designers and business leads on building a startup mobile business. By day five, 18 people had formed five teams and were pitching their ideas to a star studded team of mentors and advisors.

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How to Survive the Trough of Sorrow and Be Successful

This blog post from Women 2.0 Founder Labs participant Resmi Arjunanpillai is titled "How To Survive The Trough Of Sorrow And Be Successful." Follow Resmi on Twitter at @resmia. Be persistent. That was a key piece of advice from Jessica Livingston, founder of Y Combinator, as she talked to the future founders at Women 2.0 Founder Labs, Mobile Edition.

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Partner event: Founder Showcase (February 1)

Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley's premier startup pitch and networking event, coming up once again on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Mountain View, CA. This quarterly event brings together over 300 investors, founders, and members of the press for one action-packed night to network, hear talks from leading CEOs, and help launch a startup company to greatness.

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Partner Event: Your Office, Your Terms (January 23 in SF)

Microsoft Office 365, 85 Broads, Astia and Women 2.0 are teaming up to get our members "up the curve" on the benefits of working from a remote location and the technologies that enable it. Our multi-week campaign is titled Your Office, Your Terms! and will give our members the opportunity to learn how technology is making it easier to balance work and life from a remote location in a time-efficient, manageable way. For more info, click here.

Join us for our San Francisco event

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UrbanSitter Makes Booking A Babysitter Easy Like OpenTable

By Lynn Perkins (Co-Founder & CEO, UrbanSitter) UrbanSitter launched in San Francisco recently, giving moms and dads throughout the Bay Area the ability to book a qualified babysitter with the click of a mouse. By leveraging members' trusted networks to match families with caregivers, UrbanSitter delivers on the Bay Aarea founders’ mission to use technology to power a faster, more personal babysitting service.

Unlike with other national childcare websites, parents can view sitters they know -- as well as sitters their friends know -- and book them in real-time. Operating in beta since July, the site has already acquired more than 400 sitters. What’s more, 60% of parents who

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