Announcing the Women Entrepreneurs Festival

Women Entrepreneurs Festival

Women Entrepreneurs Festival

Jan. 28-29, 2011 hosted by ITP


Are you a Pre-Entrepreneur? Thinking of starting a business?
ITP is hosting the first Women Entrepreneur’s Festival at NYU. The Women Entrepreneurs Festival is an extraordinary gathering of outstanding women entrepreneurs and investors (and a few men!) eager to share their knowledge and experiences with other women starting — or on the brink of starting — their own businesses.

Come. Meet. Listen. Join the Conversation.

Speakers include:

Caterina Fake Flickr, Hunch
Majora Carter Sustainable South Bronx
Red Burns Founder of ITP/NYU
Dale Dougherty Make Magazine
Maria Gotsch NYC Investment Fund
Mary Schmidt Campbell Dean of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
Jessamyn Waldman Hot Bread Kitchen
Amanda Hesser Food52
Scott Heiferman Meetup
Christine Quinn Speaker, NY City Council
Sarah Beatty Green Depot
Nick Bilton New York Times
Valerie Casey Design Accord
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Gilt Groupe
Frank Rimalovski NYU Innovation Venture Fund
and more!

Click here for the full list of speakers…

The goal of ITP’s Women Entrepreneurs Festival is to sow the seeds for a community of women entrepreneurs in NYC, to expose women who have not yet taken the entrepreneurial leap, the pre-entrepreneurs, to women who have.

Festival is limited to 150 participants.

Apply to Attend!
The deadline for application is December 20th. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.

$200 for General Public
$25 for current ITP & NYU students

contact: [email protected]

Festival Committee

Conference Chairs:

Nancy Hechinger, ITP
Diana Rhoten,
Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal

The Steering Comittee:

Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Catherine White
Midori Yasuda


Ahmad Arshad
Liesje Hodgson

Tech Team:

Rob Ryan

Comments (Archived):

  1. Tereza

    So awesome to see this coming to life — congrats!Application submitted? check.

    1. Gotham Gal

      check. excellent.

  2. scottythebody

    Awesome! Great idea.

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks! happy thanksgiving to you.

  3. William Mougayar

    I’m a fan of following women in tech developments. I just put together this Eqentia aggregator to track it: and/or @womentechnews233 Women tracked and counting…feedback if anyone missed.

    1. Gotham Gal

      very cool

  4. Matt A. Myers

    I’d love to be there for the excitement of it all, but alas I have a Y chromosome. :)I hope there are enough spaces for everyone else interested in going though!

    1. Gotham Gal

      men are absolutely invited and they should attend!!

  5. Gary Sharma

    Awesome idea and fantastic group of presenters. Thanks for organizing this. Will spread the word.I would attend but since there are only 150 seats I think the priority should be women. But hopefully you guys are going to live stream it?

    1. Gotham Gal

      apply! there is a committee going through every application. you neverknow.

      1. Tereza

        actually then i’ll have my biz partner apply too.what awesomely supportive guys we have here!!I love our guys!!!

  6. jenniferhillside

    Applied! Thanks, Joanne.

    1. Gotham Gal


  7. VectorBloom

    I’m in the West Coast, really hope you have a live stream of the event!

    1. Gotham Gal

      absolutely will!