Diversity & Inclusion

Why this startup weekend is just for women [Events Roundup]

Plus: Molly Soda, Detroit's "net art provoacateur," comes to Philly.


Startup Weekend, the 72-hour event where you learn to build a startup, usually skews male (roughly 80 percent male and 20 percent female, according to this site). That’s why this Startup Weekend, organized by women, is geared toward women entrepreneurs. It aims “to create a welcoming and encouraging space for aspiring women entrepreneurs,” the event page said. It features investors Ellen Weber and Gloria Rabinowitz, as well as Rutgers School of Business professor Shoko Kato.

Also: Meet Contently Chief Creative Officer Shane Snow this Friday.


Molly Soda – I Have A Lot of Feelings
See 25-year-old Detroit-based “net art provocateur” Molly Soda’s art at this show. Expect something along the lines of “razor sharp .gifs, media culture meltdowns, digital expressionistic video, and owning the voyeur define her aesthetic/area.”
Friday, Dec. 5
6-9 p.m.

Crux Space, 700 W. Master St. Kensington.
RSVP. Free.


GDI Holiday Party + Show ‘n Tell
Hear from several Girl Develop It community members on what they’ve learned and what they’ve built this year.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.

VUID, Inc., 1611 Walnut St., 2nd Floor. Center City.
RSVP. Free.


Camden CoLab Startup Weekend for Women
Build a startup in 72 hours.
Friday, Dec. 5-Sunday, Dec. 7
The Camden CoLab at the Waterfront Technology Center, 1200 Federal St., Suite 300. Camden.
RSVP. $25.

Companies: Girl Develop It / Startup Weekend

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