Valentine’s Day for entrepreneurs: Mingle with 800+ at PITCH Conference

This sponsored post is produced by Women 2.0.

On February 14, 2012, at the Computer History Museum, Women 2.0 will be hosting the fifth annual PITCH Conference & Competition focusing on product innovation leadership.

Attendees can learn from the product innovation leaders who built Flickr, Facebook, Zipcar, TaskRabbit, LARK, and popular startup products and services.

We will be discussing how to manage ideas and people from concept to lift-off, the successes and challenges of seeking investor funding, and future visions for the next generation of innovation and disruption.

Both men and women working in technology (from early-stage startup to corporate environments) are invited to hear speakers share best practices, growth strategies, and stories of disruptive product development.

Speakers include Caterina Fake (Flickr and Hunch co-founder), Katie Mitic (Facebook’s platform and mobile marketing lead and an eBay board member), Robin Chase (Zipcar co-founder and Buzzcar CEO), Leah Culver (Grove founder), Leah Busque (TaskRabbit founder), Julia Hu (LARK founder), Danielle Fong (LightSail Energy founder), Cathy Edwards (Chomp co-founder), Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Care.com founder), Deena Varshavskaya (Wanelo founder), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC founder and managing partner), and Jean Hsu (Obvious engineer).

Also, the PITCH Competition finalists will make live presentations to a panel of investors for feedback and prizes. Judgesinclude Aileen Lee (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner), angel investor Christina Brodbeck, Dave McClure (500 Startups founder), Rachel Pike (Draper Fischer Jurvetson investment professional), Joy Marcus (DFJ Gotham Ventures partner), Joanna McFarland (AT&T Interactive vice president), Margit Wennmachers (Andreessen Horowitz partner), Naval Ravikant (Angel Hacks co-author), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (JOYUS founder).

During lunch, speed-mentorship sessions will take place. Participants will also be able to network with more than 800 attendees at Women 2.0’s biggest event of the year.

To register, visit http://women2.org/conference2012 and save 10 percent with discount code “VENTUREBEAT.”

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