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April 26, 2012

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours last night at the Boston Technovation event at MIT.

It was a lot of fun, and a really impressive, nationwide effort. Their mission from their website is as follows:

“The mission of the Technovation Challenge is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire girls to see themselves not just as users of technology, but as inventors, designers, builders and entrepreneurs”

As the father of two girls, I was just so proud (yes, strange word I guess) to see the dedicated work and enthusiasm of these young women on their projects. It’s a reminder of why I do what I do. I genuinely believe that the problems of this world are going to be solved through entrepreneurial minds leveraging technology towards ambitious goals. And I love programs that kindle the interest of youth in this direction (especially for groups under-represented in technology).

We have one portfolio that is led by a female founder, with hopefully many more in the not too distant future.

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  • Lee Hower
     - 2 days ago
    @epaley doesn't make sense when lower unemp % being driven mostly by ppl dropping out of labor force, not getting new jobs
  • Lee Hower
     - 2 days ago
    @epaley in June 223K new jobs, but 432K people dropped out of labor force… participation fell to lowest in nearly 40 yrs
  • Lee Hower
     - 2 days ago
    @epaley but some have suggested US is moving to a lower equilibrium for full employment, e.g. "normal" unemp % is now lower than historical
  • Lee Hower
     - 2 days ago
    @epaley yes net job creation is obviously good… monthly avg in 2015 slower than 2014, but still a bit over 200k/mo thus far thru 1H

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