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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

June 23, 2016

Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They articulate what I believe and make it happen. /Craig Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were… Read more »

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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

June 17, 2016

The sold out Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th showcased 10 of the best early-stage women-led startups. The startups pitched to Lisa Stone, entrepreneur and cofounder of BlogHer, Nisha Dua, partner at BBG Ventures, Susan Kimberlin, venture partner at Backstage Capital, and Ajay Chapra, general partner at Trinity Ventures. The startups are pretty impressive… Read more »

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Kiah Williams, cofounder of SIRUM

SIRUM, Redistributing Unused Medicine, Wins $50K at Women Startup Challenge

June 15, 2016

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each startup had 4 minutes to pitch their venture, and 4 minutes for Q & A with the judges. The judges were big influencers from the tech sector –  Lisa Stone, cofounder of… Read more »

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10 Women-led Startups, $400K in Prizes, and One More Glass Ceiling Shattered Tonight

June 14, 2016

Folks, I've spoken out a lot about the importance and urgency of men championing women in tech. It's one of the reasons I'm supporting the Women Startup Challenge. Tonight in San Francisco, 10 women-led startups will pitch their startups at LinkedIn to a panel of investors and a sold-out audience. Even if you didn't have… Read more »

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Why Wikipedia Could Become the People’s Newspaper of Record

June 8, 2016

Folks, Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions. To help out, I just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation. The endowment… Read more »

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A 6-Year Journey – Overcoming Barriers to Tech and Community Radio in Western Kenya

May 27, 2016

Six years ago, Richard Magerenge, Director of the Ekialo Kiona ICT Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya, began the journey to provide an open source platform for community engagement, discussion and freedom of expression using information community technology (ICT) and community radio.  Living on a remote island in the middle of Lake Victoria, Richard was determined… Read more »

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10 Feathered Coworkers Who Inspire craigslist Customer Service

May 19, 2016

Folks, I get lots of feathered and furried visitors to my home office, pretty much year-round. The missus and I have taken up photographing them, as you may have noticed. I figure that the birds have become my coworkers by now, given how much they frequent my office, and this should count as their staff… Read more »

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How You Can Support America's Heroes This Month

May 12, 2016

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans and milfams, and the orgs that help 'em out. One way that I support them each year is through the Veterans Charity Challenge. This is our 4th year hosting the Challenge as a way to help raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations benefitting America's heroes and… Read more »

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New Study Reveals If Social Media Is Empowering or Silencing Political Expression

May 4, 2016

Hey, lots of folks seemed to have noticed that people have been pretty aggressive toward each other online during this presidential campaign. I figure this is probably an important thing to pay attention to, and I'm contributing to specific efforts to help deal with the problem of online harassment. So, alongside Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park… Read more »

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10 Women Tech Leaders Vie for $50K and Funding at Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

April 28, 2016

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. I've partnered with them to award $50K to the winner of the Challenge. Backstage Capital will grant a $10,000 investment, and the Audience Awards and IBM will award $320,000 in cloud services. It's pretty… Read more »

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