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10 VR and AI Startups to Pitch at Google at Women Startup Challenge

Folks, I’ve been a partner in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge since they first launched this great initiative 18+ months ago.  They've been really serious and effective, helping to showcase and fund the best early stage women-led startups.
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7 Women-Led Startups in Robotics to Watch

I’m really looking forward to attending the Women Startup Challenge at Google in NYC on February 15, 2017 (stay tuned to get tickets!). I’m one of the sponsors for the challenge because, folks, this is an important issue to me.
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14 Women in AI You Should Follow on Twitter

Hey, you know that I’m big supporter of women in tech. I’m actually partnering with Women Who Tech for the 4th Women Startup Challenge at Google and focused on women-led ventures in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR).
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5 Women Changing the Face of Virtual Reality

Folks, you know I’m a big supporter of women in tech and great nonprofit initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge. This is important stuff because, even today, only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups.
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Apply: Women Startup Challenge to Fund Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

Hey, applications for the 4th Women Startup Challenge just opened. This is really big news. The point is to showcase and fund the best early-stage women-led startups focusing on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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5 Ventures Founded by Women That You Should Check Out

Folks, I am a big supporter of women in tech and nonprofit ventures like the Women Startup Challenge that showcases women-led startups. This is important because women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce.
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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others.
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3 Ways We Can Get More Girls and Women in Tech

Folks, it’s important to support women in tech. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as reported by TechRepublic), 68% of women enroll in college—compared to 63% of men, and women increasingly outnumber men in college graduation rates. Despite these stats, women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce.
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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were selected from a pool of over 400 to compete in the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th.
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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

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.