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Women 20 Conference 2013

2/14/2013 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Women 2.0 Conference

"THE NEXT BILLION"

Consumers, Markets & Products

February 14, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Agenda Speakers Lunchtime Competition Exhibit Hall Sponsors Lodging

Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013 in San Francisco) is the ‘must-attend’ conference for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation.

Located at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco's Union Square, the event will feature successful women entrepreneurs, startup founders and executives in tech.

“The Next Billion" is the future that we see today - the next billion of consumers (women), the next billion of markets (the emerging markets), the next billion of products (new startup products). Hear female founders discuss innovation in the next billion set of consumers, markets and products.

The full-day Women 2.0 Conference features finalists from the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition pitching live onstage to investors for feedback and prizes.

Who should attend? Anyone working in technology, from early-stage startup to corporate. Anyone thinking about starting a startup, or generally interested in technology and innovation. This includes but is not limited to: designers, developers, product managers, marketers, business development...

Follow the action on Twitter at #w2conf

Agenda for Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013)

8:00am - 9:00am

REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE

9:00am - 9:30am

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS: Welcome

Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

9:30am - 9:55am

MORNING KEYNOTE: Building Trust Online & Offline (Stories From The Trenches)

Fran Maier (Founding Team, Match.com; Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe)

Serial entrepreneur Fran Maier is reknown for her ability to build customer trust online. Hear her stories from Match.com and TRUSTe as she grew the businesses, scaled the companies and learned from opportunies/failures.

9:55am - 10:15am

CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Views A Day

Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare)

How one non-technical co-founder of a technical company grew with the business to now serve a billion views a day at CloudFlare.

10:15am - 10:35am

FIRESIDE CHAT: From Dorm Room To Billions Of Users

Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Evite.com & SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey) in conversation with Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

Stanford computer science grad Selina Tobaccowala is now a seasoned technology executive as well as an "exited" entrepreneur. She started Evite.com in her Stanford dorm room, and in 2001 sold the company to TicketMaster. Today, Selina runs the engineering department at SurveyMonkey and will share her strategy in approaching the next billion set of users - emerging markets.

10:35am - 10:50am

MORNING COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

10:50am - 11:50am

PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session One)

See PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalists in action - learn from real-time investor feedback.

Live Judges:

Andrea Zurek (Founding Partner, XG Ventures)

Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC)

Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)

Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures)

Nikhil Kalghatgi (Principal, SoftBank Capital)

11:50am - 12:10pm

CASE STUDY: Taking Facebook To A Billion Users

Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)

Naomi Gleit (Senior Director of Product Management, Facebook)

Early Facebook employees Julie Zhuo and Naomi Gleit will share what they did right and wrong at Facebook from a design and product perspective to get to a billion users. They will also share predictions on how the next billion set of users will behave on mobile phones and other interfaces.

12:10pm - 12:25pm

PRESENTATION: Today’s Search & Social Landscape

Duane Forrester (Senior Product Manager, Bing)

Join us as Duane Forrester from Bing takes a short walk through how search – the leading traffic driver for websites – is influenced by social today. We’ll look at why this is happening, and how you can craft your own plan for success.

12:25pm - 2:15pm

A ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCH: A Match Made In Heaven (Mentors!)

This is a networking lunch with investors (angels and venture capitalists). Here is your chance to understand the investor more (ie. how they got started, what is their background, what do they invest in, what are their current investments, how can your startup improve to get their investment). We are also hosting a mentoring lunch with experienced entrepreneurs for new entrepreneurs to ask tactical questions and get feedback from entrepreneurs who've been there!

2:15pm - 2:45pm

PANEL: How To Disrupt & Create Reality For The Next Billion Users

Every industry is currently being re-imagined! Meet four founders that have disrupted the publishing, med tech, networking and business productivity industries. Learn their stories on raising funding and scaling their businesses to reach the next billion set of customers.

Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)

Marci McCue (Founding Team Member, Flipboard)

Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMO BodyTech)

Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare - acquired by LinkedIn)

Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) - moderator

2:45pm - 3:15pm

PANEL: Startup Funding Crisis? The Current Investment Landscape & The "Series A Crunch"

While hundreds of millions have gone into angel and seed stage startups, technology news sites lead us to believe there is a shortage of Series A money. Is this true? What should you do as an early-stage founder in this financing environment?

Ann Muira-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)

Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)

Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital; Co-Founder, Level Playing Field Institute)

Scott Kupor (Managing Director, Andreessen Horowitz)

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, JOYUS) - moderator

3:15pm - 3:35pm

CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Dollar Exit

Paula Long (Co-Founder & EVP Products/Strategy, EqualLogic – acquired by Dell; Co-Founder & CEO, DataGravity)

How one technical co-founder started her company and scaled it successfully to serve happy customers. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008.

3:35pm - 4:35pm

PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session Two)

More finalists take the stage - take away tips to make your pitches shine.

Live Judges: Ann Muira-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)

Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)

Thomas Korte (Founder, AngelPad)

Kevin Laws (Board Member & COO, AngelList)

Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)

4:35pm - 4:50pm

PRESENTATION: Results Of The Women In Technology Study - The Female Founder Profile

Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Stanford Law School; VP of Research, Singularity University)

In December 2012, we gathered survey results from hundreds of women entrepreneurs around the world to illustrate the profile of emerging female founders. The in-depth study on women entrepreneurship was led by Vivek Wadhwa of Duke University/Stanford University and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation, with the support of Women 2.0.

4:50pm - 5:20pm

PANEL: Emerging Markets: "The Next Billion"

Emerging market (the brick countries) represent a new set of customers - the next billion. Learn what it takes to be competitive in the next billion where there is a growing middle class that is increasingly tech-savvy and hungry for new products. These are three entrepreneurs who have come in from Latin America to share their experiences building new companies for these new markets.

Linda Franco (Co-Founder & CMO, MACHINA)

Sally Buberman (Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)

Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) - moderator

5:20pm - 5:50pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE: "Doing It Right: Taking Growth Financing After Profitability"

Lynda Weinman (Co-Founder & Executive Chair, lynda.com)

Veteran businesswoman and entrepreneur Lynda Weinman started lynda.com over a decade ago. In 2012, the company's revenues exceeded $100 million. The company injected over $100 million outside funding into the business to enter the global market. Hear Lynda's story from going from hundreds of online customers to today's forward-looking billions.

5:50pm - 6:30pm

PITCH SF 2013 STARTUP COMPETITION: Awards Ceremony

6:30pm - 7:30pm

NETWORKING & COCKTAIL HOUR

There's no official conference afterparty but join us at Founder Friday on February 15 at dating website Zoosk's HQ in San Francisco!

Apply for a deep discount as a bootstrapping entrepreneur or sign up to be a volunteer at the conference.

For sponsorship opportunities at Women 2.0's conference, email Sepideh Nasiri.

A one-of-a-kind competition:

The run-up to the conference is defined by Women 2.0's annual startup competition for early-stage tech startups, who receive exposure to investors and valuable feedback for next steps.

Watch the finalists of the Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition pitch live and hear first-hand feedback from panels of real investors on what makes a successful pitch for investment. Previous investors have included:

The 2013 PITCH SF Startup Competition Finalists are:

Angaza Design (Palo Alto, California)

Angaza Design's Pay-As-You-Go technology enables off-grid families in East Africa to purchase clean solar electricity in small, affordable amounts.

Bia Sport (Los Angeles, California)

Lululemon for quantified self: Bia is the first iconic fitness platform built around data and women.

Enplug (Los Angeles, California)

Network of interactive indoor digital billboards.

Fiestah (New York, New York)

A marketplace for event services - people post what they need and local food trucks, photographers, DJs, and more bid to work at the event.

Greengar (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Smartboard is the world's best real-time multi-device collaboration tools crossing iOS and Android, doodling with smooth and fluid markers.

HealthyOut (San Francisco, California)

A mobile a nutrition coach that intelligently recommends local restaurant meals based upon your personalized nutrition/taste preferences.

Maker’s Row (Brooklyn, New York)

Factory-sourcing easy for designers and manufacturers - an online community of American factories and suppliers, with profiles that give in-depth information and provide an inside look to the people behind the production.

Mavatar (Menlo Park, California)

Mavatar is a smart shopping cart that automatically applies valid codes to your purchase and lets you shop from multiple stores in one cart.

Modalyst (New York, New York)

Modalyst is an online b2b marketplace, connecting emerging designers and independent boutiques through a wholesale, collective buy.

VirtualMob (London, England)

A platform where brands can create, publish their own visual augmented reality marketing campaigns and publish on the app store, without any technical knowledge.

Meet the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Live Judges

Andrea Zurek (Founding Partner, XG Ventures)

Andrea has been an active angel investor since 2006. XG Ventures has invested in over 40 companies with 14 exits, including Tapulous, Posterous and Aardvark. Andrea worked at Google for over 7 years as one of the first ad sales executives. Follow her on Twitter at @andreazurek.

Ann Miura-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)

Ann's investment interests include capitally efficient software and technology enabled services. She teaches several courses in Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Follow her on Twitter at @annimaniac.

Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC)

Charles works for one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. He is focusing on mobile and gaming investments. He founded Bionic Panda Games and was VP of BD for Serious Business. Follow him on Twitter at @chudson.

Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)

Christine is also a Venture Advisor at 500 Startups and an advisor to StartX. Previously, Christine was a Principal with First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Follow her on Twitter at @christine.

Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)

Jenny heads up New Digital Ventures as well as BBCW Labs. Previously, she was CEO of fourforty Inc, which developed Wenzani for Lonely Planet. She co-founded startups such as Switch-Mobile, a VoIP mobile software company acquired in 2008. Follow her on Twitter at @jefielding.

Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures)

Joy led her venture firm’s seed investment in DailyWorth, Previously Joy was GM US for Dailymotion from its US launch through acquisition by Orange (France Telecom) in January 2011. Follow her on Twitter at @joymarcus.

Kevin Laws (Board Member & COO, AngelList)

Kevin has advised an invested in a number of startups, including Dulance (sold to Google), Krillion (sold to Local.com), FlightFox (YC), and many others. Previously, he founded Vast.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AngelList.

Nikhil Kalghatgi (Venture Capitalist, SoftBank Capital)

Nikhil is an early-stage venture capitalist based in NYC. He focuses on consumer internet Seed & Series A opportunities with interests in mobile, e-commerce and social platforms. Follow him on Twitter at @NikhilKal.

Thomas Korte (Founder & Managing Partner, AngelPad)

Thomas runs a startup mentorship program he launched in 2010 with a team of fellow ex-Googlers. Since then, AngelPad has helped to launch some 37 companies, 31 of which have raised over $25 million in additional funding. Follow him on Twitter at @thomask.

Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)

Wesley's investments focus on early stage software and web services, mobile, biotech and cleantech. As an early employee at Google, he helped grow Google Analytics and Google Voice. Wesley is a recipient of Google’s founder award. Follow him on Twitter at @weschan.

Joining us for lunch are more investors, ready to mentor entrepreneurs:

Adam D’Augelli (Associate, True Ventures)

Annie Kadavy (Investor, Charles River Ventures)

Brendan Baker (Director, Greylock Partners)

Brian Dixon (Associate, Kapor Capital)

Christina Brodbeck (Co-Founder, theicebreak)

Cindy Padnos (Founder & Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures)

Dave Kochbeck (CEO, Embark Systems & Angel Investor)

Dimple Sahni (Principal, Hattery Fund)

Duane Forrester (Senior Product Manager, Bing!)

Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital)

Jay Jamison (Partner, BlueRun Ventures)

Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)

Josh Elman (Principal, Greylock)

Prerna Gupta (General Manager, Smule & Angel Investor)

Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare & Angel Investor)

Roseanne Wincek (Associate, Canaan Partners)

Stephanie Palmeri (Principal, SoftTech VC)

Ullas Naik (General Partner, Streamlined Ventures)

Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)

More about the attendee lunch with investors here

Experienced entrepreneurs are also joining for lunch to mentor new entrepreneurs:

Alicia Morga (CEO & Founder, No. 8 Media)

Ben Lilienthal (CEO, OneTok)

Chandini Ammineni (CEO & Co-Founder, ActivityHero)

Christine Lemke (Co-Founder, AchieveMint)

Dimple Sahni (Principal, Hattery Fund

Ellie Cachette (CEO & Co-Founder, ConsumerBell)

Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)

Fran Maier (Chair & Founder, TRUSTe)

Fergus Huxley (Director of Products, RadiumOne/Via.Me)

Kristen Nedopak (CEO & Executive Producer, Nedopak Productions)

Leah Busque (CEO & Co-Founder, TaskRabbit

Linda Franco (CMO & Co-Founder, Machina)

Marci Harris (CEO & Co-Founder, POPVOX)

Margaret Wallace (CEO & Co-Founder, Playmatics)

Matt Farnell (Co-Founder, Appsperse)

Michael Rowehl (CTO, Metaresolver)

Monisha Perkash (CEO & Co-Founder, LUMO BodyTech

Paula Long (CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity)

Raj Singh (CEO, Tempo AI)

Rashmi Sinha (CEO & Co-Founder, SlideShare)

Sally Buberman (CEO & Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)

Sumaya Kazi (CEO & Founder, Sumazi)

Willo O’Brien(Creative Entrepreneur & Business Consultant)

More about the attendee lunch with experienced entrepreneurs here

Women 2.0 Conference speakers are leaders of technology and innovation, including:

Ann Miura-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)

Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)

Fran Maier (Founding Team, Match.com; Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe)

Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital; Founder, Level Playing Field Institute)

Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)

Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)

Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

Linda Franco (Co-Founder & CMO, MACHINA)

Lynda Weinman (Co-Founder & Executive Chair, lynda.com)

Marci McCue (Founding Team Member, Flipboard)

Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare)

Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMO BodyTech)

Naomi Gleit (Senior Director of Product Management, Facebook)

Paula Long (Co-Founder, EqualLogic - acquired by Dell; CEO, DataGravity)

Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare - acquired by LinkedIn)

Sally Buberman (Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)

Scott Kupor (Managing Director, Andreessen Horowitz)

Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Evite.com & SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey)

Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, JOYUS)

Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Stanford Law School; VP of Research, Singularity University)

Conference Venue & Location:

Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Check out the results of previous years of Women 2.0 Conferences in 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Check out previous conference websites for NYC 2012 and SF 2012.

Learn More: Women 20 Conference 2013

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