03/01/13 | Uncategorized

Female Founders To Watch: Founder Friday Austin @ SXSW 2013

Join Women 2.0 at SXSW (March 8-12 in Austin, Texas)!

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Women 2.0 will be going to SXSW next week – join us for Founder Friday Austin on March 8 at Startup America LIVE in the Downtown Austin Hilton! We will be joined by Kauffman Foundation VP Lesa Mitchell and Startup America COO Kathleen Warner.

Meet the female founders who will be speakingat Women 2.0 Founder Friday on March 8 at SXSW in Austin, Texas:

Aye Moah (Co-Founder & Chief of Product, Baydin)
After growing up in Burma and graduating from MIT, Aye Moah co-founded Baydin, a profitable email productivity company. As Baydin’s Chief of Product, she wears many hats including UX designer, product manager and developer. Follow her on Twitter at @ayemoah.

Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)
With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Hetal Pandya is also a mom with far less experience. She co-founded Easilydo as she has always had a passion for mobile products that enabled people to simplify their lives. Follow her on Twitter at @spicycarot.

Ping Fu (Founder & CEO, Geomagic)
Ping founded Geomagic, software for analyzing measurements from a physical object and comparing immediately to a digital model. Follow her on Twitter at @pingfugeomagic.

Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)
Currently the president and CEO, Shaherose Charania co-founded Women 2.0 and in parallel, she leads an early stage incubator focused on new mobile ideas called Founder Labs. She is a mentor with 500 Startups. Follow her on Twitter at @bellevin.

Shruti Challa (Founder, Pinchd & Marketing, Campfire Labs – acquired by Groupon)
Entrepreneur Shruti Challa started Pinchd, then joined Campfire Labs where she headed up marketing / biz dev. Campfire Lab was acquired by Groupon in 2011. She left Groupon a few months ago to explore what to start next! Follow her on Twitter at @shrutichalla.

Don’t forget to check out our Women 2.0 Guide to SXSW Interactive 2013 for fun events to check out in Austin – including the Women 2.0 SXSW Meetup in partnership with Intel Capital on Monday, March 11 (11am-noon) to network and connect with influencers in tech, founders of tech startups as well as investors at Driskill Hotel’s Driskill Ballroom.

Women 2.0 readers: Are you going to SXSW next week? Let us know in the comments below.

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.



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