Month: November 2012

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A Bath For Your Business Brain

I have found that podcasts that I listen to while running or exercising tend to affect and stick with me much more effectively than those that I listen to while working at a computer. By Courtney Powell (Founder & CEO, PublikDemand)

A good friend once told me that running is like a “bath for your business brain”. It’s absolutely true.

My co-founders and I took up running as a team about four months ago as a way to relieve stress, keep focused and counterbalance our startup diet.

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Crowdsourced Children’s Apparel Startup One Jackson, Founded By CEO Anne Raimondi, Acquired By TaskRabbit

Children's clothing startup to shut down as team joins TaskRabbit. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Former SurveyMonkey VP of Marketing Anne Raimondi launched One Jackson earlier this year to disrupt the $1.5 billion kids clothing market by enabling independent designers to produce lines of clothes through design challenges and consumer voting contests.

The early-stage children's clothing startup had raised a $2 million in seed capital. These investors include four high-profile women investors who also happen to be moms - Aileen Lee (Kleiner Perkins

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PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition: ActivityHero, CitizenMade, NewlyWish Nab Awards At PITCH Conference

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, the 10 finalists presented live to a panel of investors serving as judges for the PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. These finalists were selected from over 260 applications for PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition. Over 30 investors as judges evaluated the applications and selected these 10 finalists to present live during Global Entrepreneurship Week for prizes.

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Women In Engineering: Why A Co-Ed Dev Team Is Good For Business

The problem isn’t that women are unable to complete the requirements associated with these jobs — the problem is that women simply aren’t making the decision to. By Maria Renhui Zhang (Founder & CEO, Alike)

It’s undeniable — there are simply fewer women than men in the various fields of engineering. In the software/technology industry particularly, there exists between a 5:1 and 10:1 ratio of men to women. This disparity is made worse by the fact that female engineers have double the chance of men to leave

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PITCH NYC 2012: Women Entrepreneurs Talk Disruption In Cleantech, Music And Healthcare With High-Growth Startups

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, serial entrepreneur David Weekly moderated a panel of women entrepreneurs who have started ventures in a variety of interesting sectors, from music to health and cleantech.

Vanessa Stewart (Co-Founder & COO, Soltage) started a renewable energy provider for commercial and industrial clients, putting solar panels on warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

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PITCH NYC 2012: Geraldine Laybourne (Founder, Oxygen Media) Talks About Starting Up Oxygen And Its Vision

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Oxygen Media founder Geraldine Laybourne talks about working out of the "Wild West". "I built it the way a woman would build it. I built it with partnerships with cable operators."

Instead of trying to climb the corporate ladder, Geraldine describes herself as mission-driven. She went to Disney because she thought she could make a difference.

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PITCH NYC 2012: MAKER Panel Talks About Kickstarter Campaigns, Prototyping, Pricing Product And “What Makes This A Tech Company?”

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, the MAKER panel consists of four women starting companies and shipping hardware products: Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, Alice Brooks of Roominate, Liz Salcedo of Everpurse and Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox.

These hardware startup founders and CEOs have experience producing products, building prototypes and raising capital for their initiatives.

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PITCH NYC 2012: Facebook Director Sarah Personette Talks About Failing Hard And Iterating Faster

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Facebook director Sarah Personette talks about Facebook being smaller and leaner than most other large companies. "In an environment where you are super constrained in terms of human resources, you think about how to scale your message - to create ambassadors in your audience," said Sarah Personette.

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PITCH NYC 2012: Meebo CTO Sandy Jen Talks About Rethinking The Startup Exit

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen talks about hearing the words "What is your exit?" over and over again. She now hears instead the question, "What kind of company are you building?"

Sandy told the story of being courted to join Yahoo! at age 22 - right after Meebo launched without venture capital. That is the first time the idea of an exit came into play - the moment where

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PITCH NYC 2012: DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks Marketing, Growth Hacking And Building 6 Companies

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, DailyWorth CEO and founder Amanda Steinberg talks from her experience of building over 200 websites. DailyWorth is her sixth business and she aimed to share tips with the audience at Women 2.0

"The most important lesson I learned is that as CEOs and founders, we make things too complicated," said DailyWorth's Amanda Steinberg.

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PITCH NYC 2012: Sandy Lerner (Cisco & Urban Decay Founder) Talks Competitive Advantage, Venture Capital And Startup Funding With CNBC Reporter Seema Mody

Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition - By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, CNBC reporter Seema Mody interviewed Sandy Lerner of Cisco Systems, now a large cap company which Seema Mody speaks about on CNBC. Sandy Lerner co-founded Cisco Systems on December 10, 1984 and then started Urban Decay, a cosmetics company sold to LVMH. After starting life as a farmer, she still now involved in organic farming - and book writing, having just published

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Why I’m Going To Women 2.0 PITCH NYC!

It took the first twenty years of my life as a rock-climbing, wood-romping tomboy to recognize that success would come more naturally by embracing my womanhood and cultivating a strong network of like-minded women. By Emma Frisch (Co-Founder, PEAKS)

Throughout my life, it had never occurred to me that my gender might affect, influence or even guide my career. Anyone who knows me can attest to my brazen independence and strong will, a sure byproduct of being raised by a super-Mamma, with a strong sisterhood.

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