From Women to Women: Building A Stronger Female-Led Business Start-Ups

19 Jan

ForbesWoman’s article, “Do Women Have a Unique Genome for Startup Success?” mentions that in overall, women are less likely to venture into entrepreneurship than men; this trend is magnified in particular economies. Knowing the consequences of the finding, the article closes with the three-policy recommendations for promoting women entrepreneurship. 

It is time for women to get hand in hand building a better future of women entrepreneurship. The following events and start-up accelerator programs have been initiated by women and desired to assist women-run business start-ups by making opportunities and resources available and support women’s business growth with technical assistance and education.

Women 2.0 
Founded by Shaherose Charania (@shaherose), Angie Chang (@thisgirlangie), Women 2.0 has a mission to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. It enables entrepreneurs with a network, resources and knowledge to take startups from idea to launch. The Co-Founders Shaherose Charania and Angie Chang were named “Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company magazine in April 2010.

One of its biggest events of the year Women 2.0 PITCH Conference will be held on February 14, 2012 in Mountain View, CA. Along with over 800 members of the digerati, women in startup business can learn from the leaders of technology startups and companies as they share best practices, growth strategies and stories of disruptive product development.

Click here to know more about the event.

Astia is a global not-for-profit organization built on a community of men and women dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures and to the eradication of the need for the organization within the decade.

The Astia method is designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs who understand the value of extraordinary relationships and believe in giving back.

Designed for high-growth companies at all stages, the Astia offering is implemented by more than 1,200 volunteer members of the Astia Advisor Network that includes more than 300 former and current CEOs and 300 investors. Astia is an extremely committed community of advisors, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs.

RockStart Accelerator
It is a new accelerator program based in Amsterdam that helps the most promising teams from around the world to launch their startups and break through on a global scale. Seed investment, 6-months of office space, 99 mentors, coaching by entrepreneurs in residence and a 3-week road-trip to Silicon Valley are the features of the program.

The goal is to get startups ready for international expansion and growth funding of between 100,000 and 1,000,000 EUR. Even though, most of the founders are not women. This program welcomes both women and men startup fanatics and give them equal opportunities to be a great startup.

Click here to read more about the program.

Women Innovative Mobile Accelerator 
Founded by Veronika Sonsev, the co-founder of inSparq and the non-profit Women in Wireless, Deborah Jackson, founder of JumpThru, and business strategist Kelly Hoey.

This new startup accelerator for women, the Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator, is looking for women who have entrepreneurial spirit in mobile applications. The program will start off small, offering two to five companies seed funding of $18,000, plus mentoring, support, and free office space in New York during the course of its three-month program.

These women behind these events and organizations have been contributing to the start-up scene today. If you feel that your business need more support, funding, or mentoring, join an accelerator program now. Who knows it is the push that your business might need to get you to the top of your game.


One Response to “From Women to Women: Building A Stronger Female-Led Business Start-Ups”


  1. Growing Trends for Women Entrepreneurs [CASE STUDY] « dotshub - January 20, 2012

    […] have been focusly designed to promote and support women entrepreneurs. Our earlier post, From Women to Women: Building Stronger Female-Led Start-Ups, elaborates more on what the accelerators do to start-ups and how it help them […]

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