Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
The number of female tech startup founders in Australia is growing slowly but steadily, increasing from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013, with only a fifth of these founders coming from a tech background.
Through SheEO, an organisation dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs, Vicki Saunders is asking 1,000 women to commit to ‘An Act of Radical Generosity’ – that is, to donate $1,000 each to create a $1 million fund that will be distributed among 10 women-led ventures.