03/08/13 | Uncategorized

Female Founders To Watch: Celebrating International Women’s Day On March 8

Join Women 2.0 in our celebration of International Women’s Day!

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

Today is March 8 – Happy International Women’s Day!

Women 2.0 celebrates women in 17 cities around the world tonight at Founder Friday networking mixers – come join us! Aspiring and current entrepreneurs are welcome to connect, inspire and educate each other on the startup process.

Here are female founders to watch working on global high-growth startups all around the world:

Cristina Randall (Co-Founder, Conekta)
Engineer Cristina Randall co-founded Conekta, an e-commerce platform in the cloud for businesses in Mexico. Conekta is part of the 500 Startups / Mexican VC portfolio of companies. Follow her on Twitter at @clrandall.

Cristina Galán (Co-Founder, Bitcarrier)
Barcelona-based mompreneur Cristina Galán co-founded Bitcarrier, the leading provider of a real-time traffic management and information system used by both public entities and the private sector. Follow her on Twitter at @cgalanb.

Cjin Cheng (Co-Founder, Cubie Messenger)
Hailing from Taiwan, Cjin Cheng co-founded Cubie Messenger, a mobile app that lets you create and share drawings while chatting. Cubie hit a million downloads in 6 months and recently graduated from the 500 Startups program in California. Follow her on Twitter at @cjin.

Gisella Borja (Co-Founder & CTO, Dashbell)
Recently graduated from TechStars Boston, Gisella Borja is building Dashbell, an “OpenTable for independent hotels”. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Follow her on Twitter at @gigiborja.

Kavita Parmar (Founder & CEO, IOU Project)
Spanish fashion designer Kavita Parmar founded IOU Project to provide traceability to the fashion industry. Buyers have the ability to trace the process from finished item right down to the weaver that hand-wove the fabric. Follow her on Twitter at @theiouproject.

Marta Esteve (Co-Founder, Rentalia & Soy Super)
Earlier this year, Marta Esteve sold her European vacation rental platform Rentalia to Idealista. At the one year anniversary of Founder Friday Madrid, she announced the launch of her new company Soy Super for comparison shopping. Follow her on Twitter at @martaesteve.

Patricia Araque (Founder & President, Ellas 2.0)
Madrid-based serial entrepreneur Patricia Araque founded Ellas 2.0, the sister organization to Women 2.0 to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in tech in Latin American countries. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaAraque.

Tahiana D’Egmont (Co-Founder & CEO, UniPay & Mimpi)
Hailing from Brazil, digital entrepreneur Tahiana D’Egmont heads mobile payments company Mimpi. Their product UniPay is working to make accepting credit cards easy for everyone in Brazil with their cell phones. Follow her on Twitter at @TahiDegmont.

Thuy Truong (Co-Founder & CEO, Greengar)
Flying in from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Thuy Truong pitched her startup Greengar at last month’s Women 2.0 conference, charming the investors/judges for funds to develop and market their flagship product, Smartboard. Follow her on Twitter at @thuymuoi.

Wendy Tan White (Co-Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)
As a computer science major who worked in finance, Wendy Tan White started London-based website and online shop builder Moonfruit with her husband in 2000. Moonfruit was acquired by Yell for $37 million in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at @wendytanwhite.

Women are disrupting industries with technology in all corners of the world.

About the writer: 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. 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: How are you celebrating International Women’s Day today? Let us know in the comments!



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