Editor's note: In the article below, AlleyWatch's Rohinee Mohindroo does a great job of capturing the excitement at this meetup, also attended by your's truly. This week (Mon. 2/8) two of these companies, Shareablee, and Mental Canvas presented at the full monthly New York Tech Meetup, held at NYU's Skirball Center. The crowd of hundreds of people could not have been more enthusiatic and supportive.
These two founders owned their presentations. What a pleasure to behold.
The Forbes 2016 prediction for women in tech predicted a major change in technology leadership and the workforce. We watched the prediction begin to unfold as NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) and Bloomberg Women in Tech partnered to host the first 2016 Women’s demo night at the impressive Bloomberg venue.
We experienced four live demos and three lightning round pitches. Each demo and pitch was a unique and compelling story of the product and the founder. These talented women clearly bring a different and personal perspective to solving complex problems.
What we can learn from their experiences:
- Seek to disrupt, reimagine
- Target early adopters; partner with brands and consumers who support the cause
- Do not underestimate the power of personalized marketing campaigns via email and network outreach
- If manufacturing is involved, target local or domestic partners with a potential to outsource for scale
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