I’m At BlogHer

On the plane to SFO this morning, I had the rare opprotunity to explain to a complete stranger that I was going to a female oriented blogging conference.

Then I had to describe what blogging was.

Why am I going?  I remember reading about the first BlogHer a few years ago, and thought it was a very interesting concept.  A few amazing friends this year invited me to go, and I hopped on it.  I’ve heard nothing but great things, and I needed an excuse to see San Fransisco some more.

When I was traveling across the world for Startup Weekend, the most troubling thing was the percentage, or lack thereof, of females interested in startups.  At first it was about 10%, but every weekend, with a lot of work and outreach, it rose highter and higher.  I thought Startup Weekend was a great introduction to startups, and was puzzled to see what was so scary about it (I have been told that is ‘such a dude statement’).  Nevertheless, I am very interested in seeing more women in tech.  This year in TechStars, we have six women of the 27 cofounders.

I will be ‘in the room’ for Susan Mernit’s session in Essex on “Funding and incubation opportunities for women entrepreneurs” from 2:30 – 3:10 on Friday.  If you have any questions about TechStars, please let me know!  It will be fun to talk about what I love most, startups, with a bunch of people I hope to see in the game in the short future.

I am excited to reconnect with some old friends and to meet a bunch of new ones.

@quepol takes a mean self portrait

Hillary (@quepol) and I at CoffeeBar on Thursday.

Look forward to it!

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