Boris MannMeanwhile in Canada, I'm still working on getting first cheques flowing and educating investors on digital with the Calacanis inspired Open Angel Canada www.openangel.ca
Speaking of which, if there are 2 - 3 investors who want to run this in Toronto, already have an initial sponsor lined up.
The organizing team for Web Summit events is encouraging women in tech to attend their events, such as the Collision conference in New Orleans in April. You can see more about this initiative here on their blog: blog.websummit.net/commitment-to-change/.
Given the conversation we've had here about women getting involved in local events, I thought this was a great example of how it's being done for other organizations. (Of course, this is focused more on the attending vs. speaking side of things, but it's a start.)
For Collision, they are asking every confirmed attendee to invite one more female entrepreneur or aspiring female entrepreneur to join them at the conference - for free (of course, you still have to pay for your travel and accommodation).
I'm planning to attend, and hoping that others from this group will consider it too. I'd be happy to extend an invite to others that want to attend; all that I need is a name and email address to submit here: collisionconf.com/change... See MoreSee Less
As part of an initiative we’re running to even the gender ratio at our events, we’re giving ten thousand complimentary tickets to our events to women in the tech industry across the world – we hope that it will, in some small way, contribute to solving the problem.
I have a huge list of amazing founders for confidential Forum groups! You are in good company. I’ve been asked about the various options for Forum groups (OneEleven ran a good session tonight), so I’m running a Google Hangout on Air this Thursday Nov 26th at 11am Eastern to:
1) Run through the general forum format for tech founders. I’ll teach you how to do it.
2) Cover the other options that you have, like OneEleven, AceTech, YPO (which I and many other founders consider the pinnacle of awesome, but it takes lots of time and costs $xx,xxx).
1- Ben’s general founder format (free, self-moderated) 2- OneEleven Forums (founders pay, professionally-moderated for 3 sessions) 3- AceTech Forums (founders pay, professionally-moderated) 4- EO (founders pay, self-moderated) 5- YPO (founders pay, self-moderated)
Decide which type of forum is best for you, or best for you to start. You can always be a part of multiple forums, if you can commit the time.
I have a huge list of founders for our confidential forum groups! You are in good company. So, we'll have a Google Hangout on Air to: 1) Run through the free forum format that I built for tech founders. I’ll teach you how to do it. 2) Cover the other options that you have, like YPO (which I and…
Alexandra T. GreenhillThis sounds great. I am a member to another org that is not on your list: Founders Network that was started in San Fran. Great place of support, advice, recommendations etc between tech founders... but have to pay to belong.
For those of you who weren't able to attend CIX yesterday, the mood was bullish. When the audience was polled about whether we're in a tech bubble, few people raised their hands. Personally, I'm cautiously/pragmatically optimistic. ... See MoreSee Less