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Women as high-growth entrepreneurs: strategies for navigating the world of tech startups

Online • October 11, 2012

Join us for a frank and candid discussion about women in tech with Sharon Schneider, a mother of three young kids and founder of high-growth e-commerce startup Moxie Jean, winner of the COMMON Pitch NYC 2012 and participant in nationally-ranked Excelerate Labs.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to launch a start-up? Are these accelerator programs worth pursuing, especially when they want you to trade a piece of equity to participate? How prevalent is the “brogramming” culture you have heard about? How does being a woman and a mother affect your chances of success when raising money, especially when the majority of investors are men? Where do you find the other women in the tech scene, or women investors?

Join us for a frank and candid discussion about these issues with Sharon Schneider, a mother of three young kids and founder of high-growth e-commerce startup Moxie Jean, winner of the COMMON Pitch NYC 2012 and participant in nationally-ranked Excelerate Labs.

About Sharon Schneider:
Sharon is the founder and CEO of Moxie Jean, a stylish and easy to use web site for busy moms to buy and sell high quality, like-new kids’ clothing. Moxie Jean won COMMON Pitch NYC to be crowned “best collaborative consumption startup” and has been featured on Fox’s Good Day Chicago, ABC7’s “Green Living,” Mashable, GOOD, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Trendhunters and many others. Moxie Jean was also selected as a portfolio company of the prestigious Excelerate Labs business accelerator.

Prior to founding Moxie Jean, Sharon was Philanthropic Director at Foundation Source, where she worked with private foundations and high net worth families to accomplish their philanthropic goals through grantmaking and impact investing. She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues faced by working moms and raising charitable children. Sharon lives in Mt. Prospect, IL with her husband Bill, a high school science teacher and their three children, ages 8, 6 and 2.

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