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Donâ€™t go West, young woman.
Women are twice as likely to start new companies here than they are in Silicon Valley, the research firm Startup Genome recently reported.
Business-savvy females were the stars of the first New York Tech Meetup event on Thursday night to spotlight companies built and run by women — and give them a chance to pitch to an audience of venture capitalists.
Jessica Lawrence, managing director of New York Tech Meetup, said that she wishes more women would stand up and make cheap moncler jackets for men their voices and technology talents heard.
I’m lucky if I can get one or two women to demo most of the time, just because the pool of applicants of women who apply is so much smaller than the pool of male applicants,moncler coats for men Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet Online (4, Lawrence told the Daily News.
People may think that the tech world is dominated by moncler nyc men — but the women who attended the event, which was co-hosted with Change The Ratio, a group dedicated to raising the profile of women in the industry, say thatâ€™s a misconception.
I don’t know that women are underrepresented. I think maybe women are under talked about, said Pavia Rosati, founder of Fathom, a travel site that combines editorial content — inspiring personal travel narratives, curated lists and guides — with all the practical elements of planning a trip.
Lawrence says that the tendency toward harsher self judgment keeps women from pitching sooner in their careers — they tend hold back until they feel their startups are as close to perfect as possible.
And seeing other female speakers get harsh criticism can be a deterrent.
When they look at comment streams of talks featuring women speakers, the commenters might focus on her appearance, make comments about her body,buy moncler coats Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet Online (18), make very personalized attacks and not really critique the content of what she was presenting, Lawrence said.
I think seeing that happening to other women might make them reluctant to put themselves in front of an audience until they’re very ready to go.
Lawrence pointed to the fact moncler jacket men that 37 startups applied to demo as a sign that women are doing big things in the city’s tech scene, even if they’re flying under the radar.
A number of companies that applied to moncler boots demo hadn’t ever applied before, and I hadn’t heard of them before, Lawrence said. So it brought a number of women out to the forefront who hadn’t been coming forward to a New York Tech Meetup in the past.
In a departure from most demo nights, a panel of ’coaches’ — more experienced startup founders and other tech experts — was on hand Thursday to ask questions, give advice, and provide written feedback to each of the presenters.
My experience in tech has been that I work with a lot of women,â€ť Rosati said. â€śMaybe not in the coding department quite as much but I think it’s a mistake to think that tech is just the people writing the lines of code.
Here are some of the women-run companies to watch out for:
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Incline focuses on getting veterans back on the job market by sending them through a coding bootcamp that’s completely free, sponsored by companies looking for entry-level talent.
Hourly is a job searching platform for the flexible work economy, connects freelancers and odd-jobbers with employers.
The Mission List matches women bloggers who are passionate about different issues with companies sponsoring initiatives related to those causes.