Female Founders


Female Founders Conference 2017 Speakers

We’re excited to announce the full speaker lineup for the 2017 Female Founders Conference on June 29. Speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

Founder Stories: Kate Heddleston of Opsolutely

Kate Heddleston is founder and CEO of Opsolutely (YC S16). Discussed: Developer Productivity; Human-Computer Interaction; Kate’s CS Degree; Academic vs. Practical Knowledge; Deciding to Do YC; Learnings from YC; Being a Female Founder; Advice to College Students; Dune.

Female Founders Conference 2017

We’re excited to announce the date for Female Founders Conference 2017. Speakers include YC alumnae and guests who will talk about how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew. Sign up here.

Founder Stories: Reham Fagiri of AptDeco

Reham Fagiri is cofounder and CEO of AptDeco (YC W14). AptDeco is a peer to peer marketplace for buying and selling furniture. Discussed: Skills Learned During Her MBA; Going From a Bank to a Startup; Starting AptDeco; SF<>NYC During YC; Reham’s Favorite Podcasts.

Founder Stories: Leah Culver of Breaker

Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker (YC W17). Breaker is an end-to-end podcasting company. Right now they’re building an iOS app for listening to podcasts focused on social discovery.

Founder Stories: Nicky Goulimis of Nova Credit

Nicky Goulimis is cofounder and COO of Nova Credit. Their API provides credit data from overseas to lenders, telcos, tenant screeners, etc. so they can acquire immigrants as customers. We talked with Nicky about what she did before Nova, her experience at YC, and her thoughts on being a female founder.

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Fundraising Advice From the Female Founders Conference

Four successful female startup founders share stories and advice about the fundraising process.

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