Female Founders


Female Founders Conference Seattle: Speakers

We’re looking forward to hosting our first Female Founders Conference event of the year in Seattle on Feb 3. We’re excited to be joined by these speakers…

Y Combinator Female Founders Conference 2018

In 2018, for the fifth anniversary of FFC, rather than hosting one conference in the Bay Area, we will be hosting 3 events throughout the country: one in Seattle in February, one in New York over the summer and one in the Bay Area in the fall.

YC’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the Y Combinator 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, which features products and services from a wide range of YC companies. We’ve got home goods, gadgets, toys, subscriptions, donations and everything in between. Also, after getting requests for a list of products & services from female-founded companies, we pulled together a Female Founders’ Holiday Gift Guide so you can easily shop for these gifts.

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The Most Important Decision is Getting Started – Laura Behrens Wu

Laura Behrens Wu is the CEO and cofounder of Shippo. She shared the story of founding Shippo at the 2017 Female Founders Conference.

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Building a Startup Is Not About Building a Product, It’s About Solving a Problem – Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy

Avni Patel Thompson is the CEO and Founder of Poppy (YC W16). At the 2017 Female Founders Conference she shared how she struggled with her first startup but eventually discovered a problem many people had that was unsolved. If you’re curious about applying to YC, Avni recently wrote a great post called “Is Y Combinator for me?”.

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Founders of Science Exchange, Goldbely, and The Flex Company Discuss Fundraising

During the Female Founders Conference Kat Manalac invited three YC founders on stage to share their experiences of fundraising. The founders are Elizabeth Iorns of Science Exchange, Vanessa Torrivilla of Goldbely, and Erica Jensen of The Flex Company.

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Padmasree Warrior on Designing Autonomous Vehicles – With Anu Hariharan at the Female Founders Conference

Padmasree Warrior is the CEO of NIO. During this interview with Anu Hariharan at the Female Founders Conference she shared her thoughts on autonomous vehicles and gave advice from her career as an engineer, manager, and founder.

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