Allyson Kapin And Justyn Hintze

Allyson Kapin And Justyn Hintze

Allyson Kapin, Founder, Women Who Tech

Allyson is the founder of Women Who Tech, which brings together 10,000+ diverse engineers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, investors, and industry leaders who are transforming the world and inspiring change through technology. As founder, she has produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with the most inspiring tech changemakers, disruptors, and startup entrepreneurs, ranging from Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, to Rashmi Sinah, co-founder of SlideShare, acquired by LinkedIn.

In 2015, Allyson launched the Women Startup Challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and the Craig Newmark Foundation, to help fund and showcase women-led startups focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. Since its inception, the Women Startup Challenge has launched four pitch competitions across the U.S. and one in Europe, with 1,300+ applications and over $1 million raised in cash and prizes for women-led ventures.

Allyson has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Tech” by Fast Company, a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian, and “one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter” by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology.

Justyn Hintze, Digital Strategist

Justyn leads Women Who Tech’s digital strategy and helps coordinate all Women Startup Challenges. Passionate about closing the gender-gap and shattering both the glass ceiling and the mirrortocracy, Justyn works with women-led ventures and helps them get pitch ready.

Justyn has written for or has been featured in publications including RH Reality Check, Care2’s Frogloop, Cosmopolitan, and Jezebel to name a few, and facilitates panels and workshops about social media, social justice, inclusivity, and sexuality education at conferences and in classrooms nationwide. She is on the Advisory Council for the Woodhull Freedom Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health.

About Women Who Tech

In 2008, we started Women Who Tech, a nonprofit organization, to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology to transform the world and inspire change. Since then, we have produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits and launched five Women Startup Challenges across the US and in Europe. We have been inspired by the rise of women in tech organizations who are working to change the ratio and advocating for STEM. Equally important is getting women startups more access to funding. A whopping 90% of investor money worldwide goes to startups founded by men. That number has barely budged in a decade. To help address this enormous problem, the Women Startup Challenge was launched to disrupt a culture and economy that has made it exceedingly difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital.

Our Impact

• Over $1M+in cash and prizes raised to support women-led startups.
• Pitch coaching and one-on-one mentoring by investors.
• A pipeline of 1,700+ women-led, diverse startup applicants from across the U.S.
• 40% of Women Startup Challenge finalists in the US have been women of color.
• An online women network of 10K+ founders, engineers, developers, investors, and tech press.
• Alumni have closed seven-figure rounds.
• Alumni have been accepted into some of the most competitive accelerators.
• Host partnerships with Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, General Assembly, and the Mayor of London.
• Extensive press coverage ranging from BuzzFeed, INC, Recode, Upworthy, TheNextWeb, New York Observer, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and more.

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