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Women 2.0 and Stanford Women in Business Conference on Entrepreneurship

Women 2.0

Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM (PDT)

Stanford, CA

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Conference Agenda for Saturday, May 10

9:00am Registration and Breakfast
10:00am Welcome
10:15am Fireside Chat: "The future of entrepreneurship: What is fueling the fire?"
Every global market has needs, so how does an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley participate? Rachel Payne and Chris Shipley speak candidly about global markets they work with on a daily basis, how to localize, generate revenues, and effect positive change.
» Rachel Payne,
» Chris Shipley, Guidewire Group
11:00am Power Panel: "Igniting the spark through strategies taught and lessons learned"
Terri Ghio will share five key pointers of how she has taken 35 companies from spark to reality. Then, she will moderate a panel of successful entrepreneurs and address questions concerning their experiences on how they have transitioned an idea into a growing business.
» Terri Ghio, Unique Solutions and TBS Connect
» Amy Love, Protégé Performance Group (former CEO, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs)
» Dr. Jwala Karnik, JwalaCo
» Dr. Maggie Haertsch, VOICEMAP
» Pat McEntee, AuxoGlobal
12:00pm Interactive Luncheon with Entrepreneurial Activity
1:15pm Founders Interactive Panel: "One spark affects a global wildfire of change"
Every founder dreams about changing the world - come hear how these rockstars made their desired change a reality. Together we will examine bottom-of-the-pyramid solutions and the opening of communications around the world.
» Erica Estrada, d.light design (funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
» Sanjit Biswas, Meraki (funded by Sequoia and Google)
» Amra Tareen, allvoices (former partner, Sevin Rosen Funds)
» Leila Chirayath, Market for Change
» Melanie Swan, MS Futures
2:30pm Women 2.0 Pitch 2008: Finalists of Business Plan Competition Pitch LIVE
» Koollage - Mythili Sankaran, Steve Rhoads, and Geetha Murali
» Gaiagy - Margot Eiran, Kanika Singal, and Rucker Alex
» Skill Shop - Debbie Cheng and Lindsay Tabas
» WebVet - Bill Zaccheo and Hope Schultz
» Passive Devices - Kristyn Heath
Judging Panel for the Final Round:THANK YOU
» Christine Herron, First Round Capital
» Chris Shipley, Guidewire Group
» Marlene McDaniel (former CEO,
» Patricia Roller, frog design, The Angels9 Forum
» Amra Tareen, allvoices (former partner, Sevin Rosen Funds)
» Venky Ganesan, Globespan Capital Partners
4:30pm Celebratory Mimosas and Networking Party with Live Jazz

About the Conference   

The Women 2.0 and Stanford Women in Business "Beyond the Spark: Entrepreneurship Redefined" Conference is unlike any other conference. From two girls in a garage or your own spark of an idea, ignite lasting change to improve the world and make money doing it. Meet influential entrepreneurs who bring technology together with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to change the world -- redefine entrepreneurship. Explore the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and change-making with our speakers at this conference!

This Saturday is the Women 2.0 and Stanford Women in Business Conference. Hear Rachel Payne of and Chris Shipley of Guidewire Group discuss the global market and its needs during a fireside chat to start, then Terri Ghio of TBS Connect will lead a panel discussion about entrepreneur experiences and successes. Enjoy an interactive lunch by indulging in a working lunch with movers and shakers in the Silicon Valley! Check out our wiki for lunch leads and their bios.

The afternoon will kick off with a panel of startup founders who are igniting global change, then at 2:30PM the TOP FIVE teams in the Women 2.0 Business Plan Competition are pitching LIVE!

Finalist #1: Koollage (San Francisco, CA)
The Team: Mythili Sankaran, Steve Rhoads, and Geetha Murali

One Line Pitch: A social "mini" blogging and "micro"media platform for the mobile generation.

Finalist #2: Gaiagy (Newton Center, MA)
The Team: Margot Eiran, Kanika Singal, and Rucker Alex

One Line Pitch: Distributor of integrated eco-efficiency products, offering a personalized savings calculator via social networking site applications & other channels.

Finalist #3: Skill Shop (San Francisco, CA)
The Team: Debbie Cheng and Lindsay Tabas

One Line Pitch: Putting the right people on the right projects shouldn9t waste time and money; let SkillShop reduce both these pain points to optimize IT resources.

Finalist #4: WebVet (Chicago, IL)
The Team: Bill Zaccheo and Hope Schultz

One Line Pitch: WebMD for Pets.

Finalist #5: Passive Devices (Denver, CO)
The Team: Kristyn Heath

One Line Pitch: Maker of SnoopTunes, Passive Devices is an advertising company in the consumer electronics space specializing in portable peer to peer music sharing.

Who should attend?
» Entrepreneurial leaders
» Emerging entrepreneurs
» Investors
» Anyone with an interest in changing the world
Why should you attend?
» Meet with like-minded individuals.
» Mingle with innovators of tomorrow.
» Learn about new entrepreneurship and technology trends

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors   

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When & Where

Grill at the Stanford Golf Course
198 Junipero Serra Blvd
Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM (PDT)

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The Women 2.0 mission is to increase the number of female founders of tech startups.

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