Women Entrepreneurs

Battling bias, women entrepreneurs cash in with a fake male partner

When men ignored them, startup’s female founders got creative.

Minneapolis

Celebrating American Business Women's Day

I was young in my career, my company was a year old, and I was contacted by a speaking agency that told me they had a request from a financial institution for a male pollster and me to preview the upcoming election as well as talk about public policy. I told the agent that I thought that sounded …

Entrepreneurship

Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course

Kauffman Fellows and Techstars are running another cycle of the Venture Deals course with me and Jason Mendelson. Signups close tomorrow as the …

Danielle Morrill

HTC's Best Business Move In 6 Years Will Foster Elite New Smartphones

Seven years ago HTC outsmarted other consumer electronics developers by inventing a touchscreen phone that could get on the Internet. That leadership in what became known as the smartphone peaked a year later when HTC took a 10.7% world market share. But the Taiwanese firm’s share has slid since …

Entrepreneurship

5 ways female entrepreneurs can thrive in a man’s startup world

Have you heard about “Keith Mann,” the fake male co-founder that Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, co-founders of e-commerce site Witchsy, told <i>Fast</i> …

Gender

These women’s healthcare startups will actually make you look forward to seeing the doctor

It’s a generally agreed-upon fact that doctor’s appointments are the worst. Extended waiting room sojourns often culminate in rushed consultations, …

Lifestyle

Do Women-Only Networking Groups Help or Hurt Female Entrepreneurs?

This new breed of groups offer a lot to Instagram. But will they change the equation for women entrepreneurs?<p>In a small loft space in downtown New York City, 13 women sit cross-legged on cushions. A noise machine hums in the background. Small succulents and crystals line the room, along with …

Entrepreneurship

Famous First Words

<i>This story appears in the September 28, 2017 issue of Forbes.</i> <i>Subscribe</i><p>From Henry Ford and Thomas Watson to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, a look back at the debuts of some of the greatest business minds in <i>Forbes</i>.<p><b>1910s</b><p><b>John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of Standard Oil (1870)</b><p>“Nowadays young men—and …

Entrepreneurship

Ivanka Trump Was Thrilled About Her Dad’s United Nations Speech, John Kelly and Everyone Else Not So Much

Donald Trump delivered his first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning, presenting a speech that underscored his administration's emphasis on American exceptionalism, isolationism, and military power. The president and former struggling real-estate mogul was greeted by a …

Donald Trump

Seven Things Every Female Entrepreneur Should Know

Shutterstock<p>Starting and growing a successful business is no easy feat, no matter what your gender. The entrepreneurial field is riddled with competition, and as the leader of your own business, the stakes are high. All entrepreneurs face obstacles throughout the course of a business’s growth, but …

Entrepreneurship

4 Women on the Myth of the “Female Entrepreneur”

<i>In partnership with Shinola.</i><p>Technically speaking, “female entrepreneurs” are simply women who start businesses. Over the years, though, the term has …

Entrepreneurship

Ellevest Raises $34.6 Million To Create Powerful Hybrid Platform | Ellevest

Ellevest, the digital investment platform built by, for, and with women, announced today that it closed a $34.6 * million funding round. Led by …

Entrepreneurship

This 25-Year-Old Just Launched A University-Focused VC Firm Out Of A Rental Car

As students went back to college in the fall of 2016, Eric Tarczynski started a road trip to visit 55 schools. At some, he’d ask to sleep on a spare couch; more often, he’d spend the night in the back seat of his rental car. Each stop had one purpose: to meet with the most connected students on …

Entrepreneurship

The Comprehensive Case for Investing More VC Money in Women-Led Startups

Only 8% of venture capital (VC) firms in the U.S. have female partners, and that lopsided gender composition may be hurting venture capital performance portfolios. The evidence suggests that having no female partners makes VC firms less likely to invest in female-founded or female-led firms. But …

Venture Capital

WIEF Announces “FLUENT-U” To Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Women Innovation Entrepreneurship Foundation (WIEF) has announced the half day powerhouse event ‘Fluent-U’, at Constitutional Club on 23rd September …

Entrepreneurship

What Listening To 124 Startup Pitches In Two Days Taught Me About What's Next In Tech

Twice a year, a new cohort of startups takes the stage at Y Combinator for Demo Day. The presentations follow the same cadence: a two-minute pitch on why their startup will be the next billion dollar business.<p>It’s not a total fantasy that some of the companies could end up as the next Facebook or …

Startups

From pressure to profit: Lessons from a latent entrepreneur

<b>Are entrepreneurs born or made? High-flying Cape-based entrepreneur Muriel Jansen suggests that it may be a bit of both, having put her years of</b> …

Business (South Africa)

These programs just got awarded grants to help DC’s women entrepreneurs

<b>BEACON DC</b> announced the women-led ventures that will receive support from the inaugural round of its grant program this week.The grants are designed …

Entrepreneurship

For Women Entrepreneurs or VCs, Doors Will Only Open If We Pound on Them, Loudly and Persistently

After the headlines, there's more hard work to be done.<p>In my former life as a venture capitalist, I made my living awarding money to deserving entrepreneurs.<p>Now, sitting on the other side of the table as a co-founder of a health information technology startup, I'm experiencing firsthand what every …

Venture Capital

This Young Female Entrepreneur Aims To Modernize - And Personalize - U.K. Real Estate

For Gemma Young, buying and selling homes is about more than pounds and pence.<p>The former real estate agent is the cofounder and CEO of London-based site Settled, which connects sellers to buyers directly online. Young saw the need for simplified home selling while watching her clients grapple with …

Real Estate

How This 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Used Trash To Create a Global Lifestyle Brand

International travel has been the greatest teacher, connector, motivator and humbling force in my career and all of my life.<p>Why?<p>I didn’t know what defying the odds truly meant until I started spending time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where I’ve met a number of talented female …

Entrepreneurship

Create & Cultivate: 10 Women in Business offer their Premier Tips for Entrepreneurs

Over a thousand individuals gathered at Seattle’s Microsoft campus last weekend to share in conversation of support around entrepreneurship and empowerment for all. LA-based Create & Cultivate serves as an inspirational catalyst for business founders, creatives and side-hustlers across the country …

Entrepreneurship

This CEO dyes her hair brown to be taken seriously

To be taken seriously at work by people in positions of power, women sometimes feel like they have to go to extreme lengths to conceal and modify …

The Workplace

With more than 6M daily users, Slack opens up cross-organization teams

Slack today announced a slew of new updates, and also said that the company now has more than 6 million daily active users and has crossed $200 million in annual recurring revenue.<p>Silicon Valley’s favorite enterprise chat app, still seems to be growing quite a bit and continues to roll out the …

Danielle Morrill

Report: Women expect to catch up to (or pass) the number of men holding executive roles

Women business owners think their future is looking brighter.<p>Despite bleak headlines earlier this year around gender issues at companies like Uber …

Gender

Support female entrepreneurs with much-needed tax cuts

According to a 2017 report from Rutgers University, the proportion of female voters has exceeded men in every presidential election since 1980. In …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Build a Strong Female Entrepreneurial and Investment Ecosystem

Women need to stick together and use these tools to continue to increase the number of successful women entrepreneurs.<p>When I launched my first business in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing. I saw a need in the market and thought I had a unique way to solve it. But I didn’t know the first thing …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How Entrepreneurs, Students And Teachers Can Benefit From LinkedIn Learning

On April 9, 2015, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, wrote a blog post titled: “Always Be Learning: LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com.” In the article, Weiner states, “For well over two decades, I’ve been interested in helping to reform the education system. It was actually one of the reasons I went into …

Education

7 Funding Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are fast making their stand in both the US and international business ecosystem. According to an article by CNBC, women make up …

Entrepreneurship

TIE Global and U S Embassy Launches 25M Early Stage Equity Fund for Women Owned and Led Enterprises

In order to uplift women’s entrepreneurial spirit in India, TiE Global has organized a two-day Women Entrepreneurs Conclave in the capital today. The …

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