Women 2.0: November Events for Women-Led Startups

November 3, 2010

12:14 pm

Women in startups has been a big topic in 2010. Here at Tech Cocktail we’ve been more focused on highlighting activity by great women than expounding on any deficits. That said, we still want to encourage our female colleagues to startup! That’s why we’d like to highlight some of the great work Women 2.0 is doing and invite Tech Cocktail readers to attend some of their upcoming events.

Some of the Tech Cocktail team had the chance to meet and spend time with Women 2.0 co-founder and CEO Shaherose Charania when she visited DC with GOAP last spring. Her passion for the space is clear as she not only leads Women 2.0, a network and incubator for woman-led startups in Silicon Valley, but also works as part of the founding team at Opinno, an open innovation network for growth stage startups across web, mobile, cleantech and biotech. Charania and her team have pulled together some great events for November and we’re happy to offer Tech Cocktail readers a 10% ticket discount for both events when you use the coupon code “techcocktail”.

Women 2.0 PITCH Night on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers, and technologists. Both men and women are invited to join Women 2.0’s biggest event of the year — featuring women-led startups and successful women entrepreneurs in technology. Speakers include Diane Greene (VMware), Carol Realini (Obopay), and Lynn Jurich (SunRun). Watch the finalists of the Women 2.0 Startup Competition pitch live to a panel of judges including Naval Ravikant (AngelList & VentureHacks), Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund), David Weekly (PBworks), Maritza Liaw (Kleiner Perkins), and Rachel Pike (Draper Fisher Jurvetson).

Women 2.0 Startup Weekend in Mountain View is a 54-hour hackathon starting Friday night, November 19 and powering through Sunday, November 21, 2010.  This is your chance to build something cool over the weekend, meet future co-founders, and get a taste of the entrepreneurial life. Cost of ticket ($99 standard, $50 student, $25 Sunday night only) includes food and drink for the entire weekend.

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Samantha has been a long time contributor to Tech Cocktail, and runs SLS Consulting, a marketing and partnerships practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow Samantha at @sfsam22.

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