Wanted: Women as technology entrepreneurs
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Women certainly have made their mark in Silicon Valley. Think Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo’s Carol Bartz.
But the relative paucity of female technology entrepreneurs remains a chronic problem.
So Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan and Sarah Brown are teaming up with i/o Ventures to identify the most promising female technology entrepreneur.
The award that comes with a $25,000 investment from i/o Ventures and several months’ free office space at its headquarters in San Francisco will be presented at the inaugural WIE Symposium (which stands for Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) in New York City in September.
“We believe that female entrepreneurs are under-served and we want to help; we think that mentorship is important but even more so putting real money to work,” said i/o Ventures’ co-founder Paul Bragiel.
-- Jessica Guynn