03/05/13 | Uncategorized

Women 2.0 Hosts Panel At SXSW 2013 (Startup America LIVE)

Join Women 2.0 at SXSW Interactive this March 8-12 in Austin, Texas!

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

On Friday, March 8, Women 2.0 will be at Startup America LIVE in the Startup Village located in downtown Austin’s Hilton (4th Floor). Join us for a conversation with female founders Alice Taylor (Founder & CEO, Makie Lab), Aye Moah (Co-Founder & Chief of Product, Baydin), Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo – acquired by Google), Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo) and Ping Fu (Co-Founder & CEO, Geomagic), as moderated by Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania.

We will be discussing “design, creativity and startups” on March 8 – Steve Jobs showed the world the importance of design and creativity in the product creation and development process. Hear from tech founders who ensure creativity and design are the core of their startup to push boundaries and build products customers truly love.

The event starts at 4pm with open networking at the Startup Village at SXSW in Austin, and the panel starts at 4:30pm. This event is open to SXSWi badge holders – no RSVP needed for this free event!

Alice Taylor (Founder & CEO, Makie Lab)
London-based Alice Taylor founded Makie Lab in March 2011. She has a 5-year-old daughter who demands Space Pirate Dolls (which is partially how MakieLab came about…). Follow her on Twitter at @wonderlandblog.

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.

Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo – acquired by Google)
Designer Elaine Wherry co-founded Meebo in 2005 with Seth Sternberg and Sandy Jen, and was Meebo’s Chief Experience Officer and VP of Product. She enjoys advising other entrepreneurs. Follow her on Twitter at @elainewherry.

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)
“Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds” author and entrepreneur Ping Fu founded Geomagic, a software development company focused on 3D software and technology for design and engineering. 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 @shaherose.

Then stay for Founder Friday Austin at 5pm on March 8 at the SXSW Startup Village.

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.

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



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