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This is How We're Funding Women-led Startups in NYC

September 1, 2015

Hey, big news:  I'm working with Women Who Tech again to scale the Women Startup Challenge. Next up: The Women Startup Challenge NYC at Microsoft on November 9th. Applications open today. You have 'til September 30th to complete your application. This Challenge is focused on the NE region. The deal is that the Women Startup Challenge… Read more »

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How Queery, An Inclusive Mobile App, Will Change Online Dating

August 19, 2015

Folks, you’ve heard from women-led startups that we’ve interviewed over the last couple months who participated in the Women’s Startup Challenge, including Mina’s List, Kicker, Fam-ess, and On Second Thought. Queery is the latest in our series. My team and I interviewed Queery Founder Hayley Thayer about the LGBTQ mobile app. In 2014, Thayer founded… Read more »

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Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

July 29, 2015

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They’re one of the women-led startups who came in 3rd place for the Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition. Holly Ojalvo and Lisa Vehrenkamp, Kicker Cofounders, are the real deal. Kicker provides helpful explanations on the… Read more »

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Big News: $50K Awarded at Women Startup Challenge

July 1, 2015

Last night the first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776. The judges consisted of: Lorine Pendleton, Business Development Executive, Angel Investor, and Advisor to Startups Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, Founder of See Jane… Read more »

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12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

June 11, 2015

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315K was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and tech experts reviewed the 25 startups that raised the most money in Round I for viability and promise. 12 women-led startups were chosen to move to the Final… Read more »

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Amazing, Over $365K Raised in Women Startup Challenge

May 30, 2015

Hey, big news, folks: the first round of the Women Startup Challenge launched by Women Who Tech in partnership with investors Joanne and Fred Wilson and myself, just came to an end, and a total of $365,681 was raised for women-led startups. It really was a photo finish over on CrowdRise, as over $10K was raised in just… Read more »

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