Appster hosts a Women in Tech Disruptive Startups

Appster hosts a Women in Tech Disruptive Startups

D. Kang, E. Sands, A. Dwane, K. McKenna

Hello Disruptive Startups,

We are very excited to invite you to our upcoming event on September 7th featuring Women in Tech. Whether you're looking to hear from industry experts, hire for your own startup, or meet fellow aspiring entrepreneurs, we'd love to have you come out! Joining us for Disruptive Startups are…

Dawoon Kang - 

As the COO & Head of Marketing for Coffee Meets Bagel, Dawoon oversees the company’s overall vision, strategy, branding, and marketing. Since its founding in 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel has raised $11.3 M and has over 500k downloads. They were also featured on Shark Tank, NYTimes, TIME, and Glamour to name a few. They even turned down Mark Cuban's record-setting offer of $30M!

Previously, Dawoon was the VP of J.P. Morgan Global Special Opportunities Group where she managed investments and growth equity opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

Emily Glassberg Sands -

Emily manages Data Science at Coursera, an online education company with a mission to transform lives through access to high-quality education. Her team partners across the organization in developing and optimizing products and initiatives to reach and empower tens of millions of learners globally.

Prior to Coursera, Emily received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where her research leveraged experimental and applied methods to better understand labor markets and consumer decision-making.

Anne Dwane -

Anne is the Co-Founder of GSV Acceleration - a venture capital fund local to San Francisco. GSV backs entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to make education more accessible, affordable and effective for K-12 through higher education.

Before she founded GSV Acceleration, Anne was the CEO of Zinch where she enabled students to showcase themselves as 'more than just test scores' to be matched with colleges, scholarships and graduate programs. Zinch was later acquired by Chegg in 2011 and Anne became Chegg's Chief Business Officer. 

Kelly McKenna - 

ArtLifting empowers homeless, disabled, and other disadvantaged individuals by helping them sell and license their art. As part of their founding team and COO, Kelly focuses on growing ArtLifting's business while keeping the company's operations and finances intact.

Check out some of ArtLifting's artists' work on their online art gallery here


6:00pm - 6:30pm: Register & Networking

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Interview with Keynote Speaker

7:30pm onward: Q&A and Networking

Both men and women are welcome to attend this event. Please RSVP since spots are limited. As always, don't forget to bring your business card!

P.S. A FREE Startup Ready Workshop worth $2997 will be given away at the event.

Hope to see you there!

Want to join this amazing event?

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    25 Taylor Street

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