Tag Archives: Women Entrepreneurs

.CO Icons & Innovators: Amy Millman

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The .CO Icons & Innovators Series showcases interviews with the big thinkers, crazy dreamers, rule breakers and risk takers who spend their days breaking through boundaries, creating new possibilities, and transforming current realities to build the future online – on .CO, of course!

Meet Amy Millman of SB.co

A passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs building big businesses starting small, Amy Millman is one of the inspirational women who co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit venture catalyst which sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Springboard (SB.co) has assisted hundreds of women entrepreneurs in raising billions in investments. The successes of Springboard entrepreneurs include 10 IPOs, legions of high value M&As and a community of accomplished serial entrepreneurs. Amy is helping female entrepreneurs further their businesses and achieve their most ambitious goals.

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.CO Icons & Innovators: Kelly Hoey

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The .CO Icons & Innovators Series showcases interviews with the big thinkers, crazy dreamers, rule breakers and risk takers who spend their days breaking through boundaries, creating new possibilities, and transforming current realities to build the future online – on .CO, of course!

Meet Kelly Hoey of WIM.co

Founder of Women Innovate Mobile and ranked by Forbes as one of five “Women Changing the World”, Kelly Hoey is reinventing, disrupting and making a serious impact on the world around her. In addition to WIM, Kelly is also the founder of Hoey McManus, a boutique consultancy escalating women executives and leaders through the power of the media. Words can’t do this inspiring woman justice as her experience and never-ending list of activities and speaking engagements is truly incredible and leaves you in awe!

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Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition

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Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition (February 14, 2012 in Mountain View, CA) is a full day event to learn from the product innovation leaders who built Flickr, Facebook, Zipcar, TaskRabbit, LARK and more. Both men and women working in technology (from early-stage startup to corporate) are invited to hear speakers share best practices, growth strategies and stories of disruptive product development at their ventures. Learn about launching products from concept to cash and customers! Watch the Women 2.0 Startup Competition finalists pitch live to a panel of investors for feedback and prizes. Network with 800+ members of the Women 2.0 community at our biggest event of the year!

To register, visit http://women2.org/conference2012 and save 10% with discount code “CO-COMMUNITY”.

I joined the .CO team way back in 2008, when we were putting together the bid to win the right to launch the .CO domain globally.   Our little startup won the right to administer .CO in 2009, beating out industry giants like Verisign, which runs the .com and .net domain extensions. What a great coup!  I was passionate about our mission from the very start – and continue to be so to this day. Read More >

Show some love for female startup founders

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.CO ExclusiveBetsy Aoki is Senior Program Manager at Bing

I first met Lori Anne Wardi, a vice president at .CO, during a Geeks on a Plane tour of Asia last fall. While on the shuttle to and from various startup accelerators and meeting spots, we chatted about the wacky dot-com 90s and how things have changed (and stayed the same) in startupland since those days. More consumers know what a domain name is now but people are still faced with the dilemma of how to fund and shape their new companies. And, just like the 90s, there is still a marked shortage of women tech entrepreneurs. Read More >