Meet the Women Founders in the Iowa Startup Accelerator

iowa startup acceleratorFour of the ten teams in the Iowa Startup Accelerator have female founders. That’s well above the national average, but there still room for improvement.

Come meet the women founders and hear about their experiences in the Accelerator as well as particular challenges they face as women in the 90-day intensive program.

Andrea Hansen, Co-founder of Venuefox
Beth McKeon, founder of Kids Calendar
Blake Rupe, CEO of Re-APP
Khristine McIntosh, Co-founder of ProduceRun

We Create Here article about the women and national statistics about women in accelerator programs.

Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m.
122 E Market St.
Iowa City, IA


Refreshments courtesy of the Iowa Startup Accelerator. Thank you!

October Meeting

A monthly time for area women in tech to learn, share, and network. New members always welcome! We’ll have committee reports on upcoming workshops, Girls Tech Career Day, and our February conference.

A women-only event.

Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m.

University Capitol Center 2520B

Iowa City, IA


Workshop Your Portfolio Website

Women web designers, programmers, bloggers, and creatives who build and maintain a website to promote your services are invited to workshop your portfolio site. It’s easy to get so busy building sites for others that we neglect our own.

Come prepared to share your website, the parts you are proud of and the parts you want to work on. Laura Christenson will talk about writing for the web and we’ll also share responsive design tools and highlight portfolio sites that impress.

Saturday, October 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Iowa City CoLab

316 E. Court St.

Iowa City, IA


Meetup of Tech Meetups

Come hang out with folks from some of the local techie meetups:

• Iowa Web Designers and Developers

• Iowa Tech Chicks

• IC Ruby

• Mobile Developers

• Geek Up, Go Out

• Iowa Javascript

• Open Hardware Hackers

• Mission Creek Festival Tech Conference Organizers

Dave Tominsky is coming back to share the latest from the inaugural Iowa Startup Accelerator, and tell us why we should be excited for Startup Weekend Iowa City on October 3-5 (ironically, taking place in Coralville).

We’ll have some food and drinks courtesy of Continuity Control. And we’ve got some other activities as well to help you meet more of the cool, creative people in the area. Feel free to invite anyone else along, and we’ll see you there!

September Meeting

A monthly time for area women in tech to learn, share and network. Network and learn more about how you can get involved in upcoming workshops, conference and outreach to girls.

A women-only event.

Wednesday, September 10, 7 p.m.

University Capitol Center 2520B

Iowa City, IA