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LIVE: Why women matter in the tech industry?

LIVE: Why women matter in the tech industry?

Do you think women’s perspective is important in tech startups ecvosystem? Do you know there are a number of female entrepreneurs are innovative, powerful in various fields are accelerating the development of tech startups? The first day of SVF Women gathers women entrepreneurs, investors and accelerators to introduce their business ideas, discuss the investments and the startup ecosystem from female perspective.

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0’00” – 10:00″
Welcoming Remarks
Xi-Er Dang, Product Marketing Specialist, SVF
Denyse Cardozo, CEO, SVF

10’00” – 14’00”
Opening Keynote:
Matt Thompson, GM Developer, Evangelism at Microsoft

16’00” – 34’10”
Opening Keynote
Tanya Soman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups

36’40” – 39’00”
Introduction of Judges:
Irene Sandler, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Christie Pitts, Backstage Capital
Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
Crystal Huang, GGV Capital
Pitch Competition: Session One

39’00’ – 50’17”
Caroline Lepron Cookitoo #marketplace for kitchens

51’00” – 1h0′
SunHee An of LILLYCOVER – 릴리커버 #beautytech

1h 01’00” – 1h 10’00”
Megan Mokri of Byte Foods #foodtech

1h 11’00” – 1h 22’13”
Charu Sharma of nextplay.ai #HRtech

1h 22’30” – 1h 34’38”
Anita Gardyne of Oneva #childcare #eldercare

1h 37′ – 2h 23′
Panel: Mars & Venus: Investing in Diversity Women and underrepresented minorities
These investors will discuss how they’re lighting the way forward for more inclusive investing–and why it’s an essential element to kick-starting a stronger economy.

Howie Diamond, Alpha Bridge Ventures
Christine Herron, Intel Capital
Lo Toney, Managing Partner, Plexo Capital
Moderator: Michael Redding, Accenture

2h 23′ – 2h 42′
Short Break
Pitch Competition: Session Two

2h 42′ – 2h 52′
Melissa Kargiannakis skritswap

2h 52′ 18″ – 3h 01’00”
Ravina Mutha of Enterprise Bot #chatbot

3h 01’00” – 3h 10’00”
Yumi Alyssa Kimura of Lead #careertech

3h 11’00” – 3h 21’00”
Chelsie Lee of Shipsi #deliverytech

3h 21’42” – 3h 31’30”
Pree Walia of Preemadonna #nailbot #beautytech

3h 34’30” – 3h 48’49”
Closing Keynote
Kristina B. Jones, Founder & CEO, Courtbuddy.com

3h 50′ – 3h 53′
Announcement of Winning Company and Audience Favorite

Silicon Valley Forum is a non-profit organization that connects people and organizations around the world to the knowledge and networks of Silicon Valley. It provides resources for entrepreneurs and innovators to build and grow a successful company.


SVF Women in Tech Festival is an event of Silicon Valley Forum that celebrate female in tech industry and empower other women. It encourages women and men who support the advancement of women to attend for a two-day event. The event contains inspiring talks, startup pitches, workshops etc.

Event: Women in Tech Festival 2018: The League of Extraordinary Women
Location: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, US
Time: April 12-13, 2018
Speakers: Kristina Jones, Co-Founder of Courtbuddy
Tanya Soman, Venture Partner of 500 Startups
Jessica Naziri, Founder & CEO of TechSesh
Media partner: BeFast TV

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