All posts tagged: Startups

Cyber Monday Startups TaskRabbit Deal

On Cyber Monday, Give Yourself the Gift of Extra Time

Post a Task today and you could win $250 in Task Credit to get you through the holiday season. TaskRabbits can help with decorations, tree pick-up, holiday cards, dinner parties, gift-wrapping, comparison shopping, or whatever else is on your holiday To-Do list. Here’s the deal: 1. Post your Task today. Be sure “Cyber Monday” is mentioned in the title or description of your Task. 2. All Tasks posted on Cyber Monday that have been completed by November 30th will be entered into a drawing. 3. We’ll award one lucky TaskPoster with $250 in Task Credit. Ready to save some time? Post your Cyber Monday Task No purchase necessary to enter. All persons who sign up for a free TaskRabbit account are entered.

#FiestaFriday Gets Weird (and Wonderful)

We have a secret. A crunchy, pointy, popped, corny kind of secret. We’re totally addicted to tortilla popchips. Nacho cheese, ranch, salsa, chili limón — we’d roll around in ’em if they weren’t so sharp. And we’re not the only startup in SF hooked on the pop. TaskRabbits, in cahoots with the rad folks at Sponsorfied and popchips, delivered boxes of the tasty treats to dozens of companies this week. Today, each of these offices is trying to out-party the others to earn the distinction of “nacho above the rest” and a year’s supply of popchips. The competition is pretty fierce and things, well, things are getting a little crazy. See for yourself: The winning startup will be announced on Monday, August 20. In the meantime, you can follow the wonderful weirdness on Twitter #FiestaFriday.      

Advancing Women in Technology

As a female CEO of a tech startup and as someone who has spent the last 10 years in the engineering field, I’m a proud member and supporter of the National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT). Last week, I was very excited to learn that the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance partnered with President Obama’s Startup America Partnership. Both these organizations provide strategic resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Working together, these two organizations will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst to advance women in technology and computing roles in startups across the country. A cause that is near and dear to me. As an alumna of a women’s college, I know the importance of female role models and mentors – especially for women in technology. After graduating college, I accepted a job as a software engineer at IBM, where I worked for 7 years. I realized quickly that it was a male-dominated profession and importantly, that there were very few women in senior positions. Since then, I have been committed to increasing women’s participation …