Lori JanjigianBlue Sky Innovation
1871 announced a second group of women founders to participate in WiSTEM, a program for early-stage technology or technology-enabled companies.
“We have a stellar group of women,” said Nicole Yeary ⇒, founder of Ms. Tech and co-facilitator of WiSTEM. “I am excited for every woman in the group, how they all work together and what they will be able to contribute to the community overall.”
The part-time program, set to begin March 17 and last 16 weeks, focuses on topics including lean business canvassing, legal accounting and pitch training, as well as meetings with mentors and investors.
The WiSTEM program, announced in 2014, graduated its first class of members in January.
The new class, announced Thursday, will include 18 women from 13 companies:
Elisa All, founder and CEO of 30Second Mobile, a female-focused media company that creates content to be consumed in 30 seconds or less. Their first vertical is 30Second Mom.
Dalal AlRayes and Tatyana Shestopalova, co-founders of Giftr, a company that connects gift buyers with people who supply gift ideas.
Donna Beasley, founder and publisher of KaZoom Digital Publishing, which publishes interactive children’s ebooks that emphasize the African-American and Latino experiences.
Lisa Carrel and Christine Hutchison, co-founders of Proxfinity, which uses wearable technology to connect people for relevant networking conversations.
Christine Ha, co-founder of worldevermore, an online company that helps immigrants connect with lawyers and community centers in addition to helping with filling out immigration forms.
Moira Hardek, founder and CEO of Galvanize Labs, the company that created Taken Charge, a game that teaches students about technology.
Kaitlin Hayes Reimann, co-founder and CEO of uBack, a mobile platform for nonprofit organizations to share information and collect donations.
Maggie Malone, founder and CEO of Medici App, a mobile app that improves a user’s museum experience. It also has a mobile ticketing service and aims to help museums with marketing programs to grow their visitors.
Christina Marshall, founder of Elu Apparel, an online plus-size apparel brand for customized women's clothing.
Blair Pircon, Elizabeth Nell and Amanda McCarthy, co-founders of the Graide Network, an online network that connects middle and high school teachers with teaching assistants.
Maria Sentic, founder of AccoutingLeap, which connects business owners to accounting and finance professionals.
Jennifer Shoop, co-founder and COO of Fizz, a platform for ongoing and on-demand performance reviews.
Kelley O. Williams and Rachel O. Williams, co-founders and directors of Paige & Paxton, which works to introduce children to STEM at a young age, with a curriculum to engage educators, kids and parents.
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