All The Startup Ladies
Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!
Much has been made of tech’s gender divide, with the seeming consensus being that this industry is something of a sausagefest and no one knows how to fix it. But buried within this TechCrunch report, drawing on statistics from Startup Genome, is an eye-catching little factoid: Compared to Silicon Valley and London (which are running at 80:20 versus 90:10 ratios), New York has almost double the rate of female founders.
This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), Founder of GarysGuide, Mentor at ER Accelerator and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him via email at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Night of the Living Dead SOPA / PIPA Chainsaw Massacre Part IV
Awwwwwwwwright, SOPA is DEAD! We did it, folks! The interwebs and twitterati and blogosphere and ce-web-rities and all came together and stuck it to the Man (or rather Men in Washington, and their lobbyist chums and their old media deep pocketed fat cat friends). Time to partayyyy! …. Oh wait, hold on now … I’m getting some new updates. What’s that I hear? Uhh-ohh, SOPA ain’t dead, y’all, its just “shelved”. SHELVED. Hmmmmmm, lets focus our attention on that word for a moment, shall we?