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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Building Gender-Balanced Startups

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Everyone in tech wants more gender balance from the startup ecosystem, but the practical barriers to reach that goal are complex, and require buy-in from many players: From engineering and MBA colleges which produce the next generation of startup leaders, to the incubation/hackathon culture which fosters them, to the VC community who finance them, to the startup founders and executives who must then hire and manage a (hopefully) gender-balanced team, to the male and female employees working together every day. Join diverse leaders in the tech industry—including TechCrunch reporter Colleen Taylor, veteran designer/developer Julie Ann Horvath, and theMIX agency founder/CEO Vanessa Camones—for a panel with a focus on concrete results. They’ll discuss the challenges they’ve encountered—and offer solid advice and solutions for overcoming them, so we can all work together to build a more inclusive (and therefore more successful) startup ecosystem.

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Stewart Alsop

Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
Stewart Alsop is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, founded in 2005. Originally a business journalist and commentator, he became a venture capitalist with New Enterprise Associates in 1996, where he led investments in companies including TiVo, Glu Mobile, and Xfire, and two woman-founded... Read More →
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Vanessa Camones

CEO, theMIX agency
Vanessa is founder and CEO of theMIX agency, a full-service marketing and communications boutique based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She’s been working in high-tech public relations and strategic communications for more than 15 years, advising a wide range of clients, from... Read More →
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Julie Ann Horvath

Designer/Developer/Visual Storyteller, TechCrunch
A fan of the social web, building things, and making information beautiful, Julie Ann Horvath works as a designer and front-end developer at &yet She was an early employee at GitHub, Cherry and Yammer and is the host and organizer of the all-woman talk series Passion Projects designed... Read More →
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Colleen Taylor

Reporter for TechCrunch & Editorial Dir for TechCrunchTV, TechCrunch
Colleen Taylor is based in San Francisco, where she has been reporting on technology businesses and the people behind them since 2006. Currently, she is a reporter for TechCrunch and TechCrunch TV.

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E

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