Resources

Women Startup Challenges

Founded by Women Who Tech, Women Startup Challenges' goal is to "break down barriers and get more women startups funded." Host pitch competitions in San Francisco and New York City.

“Tech Women Choose Possibility” (Re/code, May 13, 2015)

"An open letter of encouragement from an entrepreneurial woman in Silicon Valley," by Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Re/code, May 13, 2015)

Crunchbase Women in Venture Report (2016)

"The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders," by Gené Teare, Ned Desmond (TechCrunch, Apr 19, 2016)

Big Innovation Centre (Atlanta)

Located in downtown Atlanta, GA, the BIG Innovation Center offers a four-month program for tech startups with black and Latina founders. The accelerator will offer training around how to build a startup, office space, mentors and seed funding from the Harriet Angels’ syndicate, which is backed by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg and Kathryn Finney, the founder of digitalundivided.

CodeAcademy

Online platform that offers free coding classes in 12 programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

Women Who Tech

An organization that hosts the Women Startup Challenge, a pitch competition that showcases and funds innovative women-led startups that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. See http://geekgirlrising.com/resources/women-startup-challenges/

Pipeline Angels

With the characteristic t-shirt slogan, “This Is What an Angel Looks Like,” Pipeline is all about changing the face of angel investing through training women to be angel investors. While they do focus on social entrepreneurship, this would be a great place for any entrepreneur to start looking to build relationships with a number of the country’s top female angel investors. Founded by Natalia Oberti Noguera.

Golden Seeds

With both an angel network and a venture capital side, this organization strongly supports female investors and is one of the largest and most well-known female angel networks in the country. With offices in New York, Boston, Silicon Valley, Southern California and Texas, Golden Seed’s angel network covers some of the biggest tech hubs in the United States.

Female Investors Opportunities List

Collection of over 100 female investors, organized by Sarah Kunst. Described as a "Google Group comprised of every female startup investor you know of and tons you don’t. They’re smart, they write checks and they are available to speak, be interviewed, mentor, judge and invite to your super private influencers dinners. They’re from all over the country, they will travel for the right opps and they provide insight and capital you’re otherwise lacking.” Email kunstsar at gmail with any opportunities and she will share them with the group.

Broadway Angels

This network of around 20 angels is “an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women.” While they mostly invest in information technology, they are open to other areas of investment, as well. The individuals are included in the list below.

37 Angels

Network of female angels. Invests in deals between $50k and $150k. They also offer a "unique training program to educate novice angels in the fundamentals of investing in young companies,” according to their website.

#Angels

A group of some of the most powerful women at Twitter (or formerly at Twitter), these six angels are investing individually but still pooling their collective expertise around their investments.

Course Report/Reviews of Coding Bootcamps

This website has a comprehensive list of coding bootcamps, with all the details you need to choose the one that's right for you-- including cost, location, types of classes offered and reviews.

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The world's largest gathering of women technologists. Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women In Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

Team Treehouse

Online technology school that offers beginner to advanced courses in web design, web development, mobile development and game development taught by a team of expert teachers.

GitHub

An online, open source repository where you can store and share code with friends, co-workers, classmates and total strangers.

Khan Academy

Free online classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Women’s Coding Collective

The WCC is a web development community with a mission to narrow the gender gap in technology. We cultivate supportive, no-stupid-questions environments where women can learn, build, and code together.

Jumpstart Lab

Offers web development training both in-person and online. Known for expertise in Ruby on Rails but also offers courses on jQuery, JavaScript, ExtJS, Git and more.

Udemy

Online learning marketplace, where 10 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more.

Code.org

Code.org® is a non-profit focused on making computer programming more accessible and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. One of its goals is to bring Computer Science classes to every K-12 school in the United States, especially in urban and rural neighborhoods.

Girls In Tech

A global nonprofit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship.

Paradigm

A consulting group that works with organizations and businesses to develop a comprehensive diversity strategy aligned with the company's vision and values.

CODE2040

Nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States.

BlackFounders

An organization that empowers black entrepreneurs and provide founders with access to advice, mentorship, and funding. Their mission iis to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology.

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