Female Founders - Startup Stories II

Female Founders - Startup Stories II

Monday, 11 March 2013 18:30 - 22:00
Added by: Marina Atarova | Type: Networking Event | Price: Free
Tickets available: 35 (200 total)

After the huge success of Startup Stories I, we decided to start a tradition of running a continuous series of similar events, providing a major opportunity to learn from founders - how to create a successful startup and avoid the obvious mistakes.  

This time we celebrate international women’s day by presenting female startup founders in a quick-fire session with the opportunity to cross examine them and find out their secrets of startup success.  

So please join us at the amazing Google Campus for some useful startup tips shared over a few drinks.


6.30pm Networking

7pm Presentations

8pm Q&A

8.30pm Drinks and Networking


Alicia Navarro is CEO and Co-founder of Skimlinks, a content monetization platform that helps websites get rewarded for the purchase intent created in their content. Working with 18,000 retailers around the world, and 200,000 blogs, forums, mobile apps, social shopping sites, content networks and publishing platforms, Skimlinks technology turns product links and product references into trackable affiliate links, and provides valuable analytics into the shopping preferences of a publisher's users. With a team of 50 people in London and San Francisco, Alicia aims to create a platform that shortens the distance between content and commerce.

Kathryn Parsons is one of the founders of Decoded, teaching people to Code in a Day, pioneering a global zeitgeist around code education creating a new generation of digitally literate, enlightened, empowered professionals. Kathryn is championing the agenda of women and technology, specifically encouraging professional women to be code-literate so as not to be excluded from what she believes is the hybrid skill set of the future. After studying Classics at Cambridge; always passionate about languages, technology and innovation Kathryn has studied French, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek, Japanese and Mandarin throughout her education and career and ultimately has immersed herself in the languages of the web.

Gemma Cocker is the Founder & CEO of Before You Die, a social Bucket List startup with a primary purpose of reminding you how extraordinary life can be. Gemma has a diverse background as a qualified Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court, a Product & Events Manager, and she's even trod the boards on the West End. Before You Die is her next venture and it has already been selected as a London Seedcamp Finalist earlier this year.

Elena Corchero is the Founder of Lost Values. Lost Values focuses on lifestyle products that embrace craft and tradition as well as new technologies using innovative materials. Lost Values research has lead to the birth of various brands that are retailing internationally with outstanding recognition such as a Blueprint Award for best use of materials to their brand LFLECT. Elena is determined to make sustainability one of the major driving forces in her work, which has earned international exhibitions, publications and awards; and clients such as Guinness, Hugo Boss and London Olympics.

Aurore Hochard is COO and co-founder of Taskhub .Originally from France, Aurore was a teacher in the US and then in the UK when she decided to change her career and become a solicitor. Whilst studying Law in London, Aurore was involved in various volunteering and community projects and got the idea of Taskhub, which she co-founded along with her partner Rahul Ahuja in January 2012. Taskhub is a peer-to-peer marketplace, where people ask for things they need done locally and people in their community can do them at a price they set.

Marie-Barbe Girard is the Chief Operating and Commercial Officer and co-founder of Shopcade, your personal shopping app. Marie- Barbe started her career in France as a Special Adviser/ Chief of Staff to leading politicians and Ministers, piloting reforms to modernise public services in France. Before co-founding Shopcade, she worked for the Chairman of Transport for London to prepare for the Olympics. As the guardian of business operations at Shopcade, Marie-Barbe also manages the integration of over 100 million products from 300,000 happy brands.

We would like to say thank you to our sponsors Rackspace and Box for making this event happen and Girls in Tech for helping with the organisation.