SOURCE: Women 2.0

May 07, 2008 18:00 ET

Technology Leaders, Investors and Women Entrepreneurs Come Together at Women 2.0 Conference

Five Women-Led Startups Compete Live for Cash, Exclusive Professional Advice and Products

STANFORD, CA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) -


WHAT:       Women 2.0 Conference, "Beyond The Spark:
            Entrepreneurship Redefined"
            The Stanford Women in Business and Women 2.0
            Conference dedicates 50% of the program to
            encourage interaction, round-table
            discussions, pitching and voting for the next
            big idea. This is a conference where everyone
            thrives by sharing what they know, and brings together thought
            leaders and emerging stars to collectively discuss the
            principles of entrepreneurship and technology. Online at:
            www.women2.org or www.women2SWIB.wikispaces.com

WHEN:       Saturday, May 10, 2008, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
9:00 A.M.   Registration and breakfast
10:15 A.M.  Fireside Chat: "The future of entrepreneurship: What is fueling
            the fire?"
            Speakers: Rachel Payne, Google.org and Chris Shipley, Guidewire
            Group
11:00 A.M.  Power Panel: "Igniting the spark through strategies taught and
            lessons learned"
            Speakers: Terri Ghio, Unique Solutions and TBS Connect, Amy
            Love, Protégé Performance Group (former CEO, Forum for Women
            Entrepreneurs), Dr. Jwala Karnik, JwalaCo, Dr. Maggie Haertsch,
            VOICEMAP, Pat McEntee, AuxoGlobal
1:15 P.M.   Founders Interactive Panel: "One spark effects a global
            wildfire of change"
            Speakers: Erica Estrada, d.light design (funded by Draper
            Fisher Jurvetson), Sanjit Biswas, Meraki (funded by Sequoia and
            Google), Amra Tareen, allvoices (former partner, Sevin Rosen
            Funds), Melanie Swan, MS Futures
2:30 P.M.   Finalists of Business Plan Competition Pitch LIVE
            Judges include: Christine Herron, First Round Capital, Chris
            Shipley, Guidewire Group, Marlene McDaniel (former CEO,
            Women.com), Patricia Roller, Frog Design, Amra Tareen,
            allvoices (former partner, Sevin Rosen Funds), Venky Ganesan,
            Globespan Capital Partners

WHERE:      Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
            The Stanford Grill at the Stanford Golf Course
            198 Junipero Serra Blvd
            Stanford, CA 94305

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