Advancing Women in Technology
The current landscape for women tech entrepreneurs is disappointing
VC funding going towards women-led tech companies.
Venture capital funded companies are led by women.
Venture backed tech companies in 2013 had female CEOs, CFOs, or CTOs.
But women have demonstrated tremendous potential
Higher revenue generated by women-led companies than men.
Higher ROI generated by women-led private technology companies.
High net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.
The Equita experience is integrated and innovative
Tailor-made educational program and a network of target buyers for testing business model assumptions.
Pre-screened mentors, access to investors and to first customers. Equita entrepreneurs around the world will support each other on an online platform.
EnvironmentFoster a collaborative and creative workspace utilizing methodology from Stanford University’s Institute of Design. Specialized concierge services like childcare to create a family-friendly work environment that supports work-life balance.
Seed capital investments in qualified accelerator graduates.
Meet the team
Annamaria Konya-TannonAnnamaria is a serial entrepreneur, and has been involved in technology enterprise creation and consulting for over 15 years. She is a Global Ambassador for Cleantech Open and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Stanford University, STVP. Since 2000, Annamaria has worked at and with Silicon Valley startups and organizations like IBM, The Wall Street Journal, and the United Nations, often as founder/co-founder and first employee status. She has served on boards of several companies and not for profit organizations: StorWatts, Ottomate, Tripos, and The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association. She mentors and judges startup competitions, including Cleantech Open, Astia, Startup Chile, and Hackathons. A native of Hungary, Annamaria received her BS from the University of Szeged and studied at Creighton University, her masters from Middlebury College Monterey Institute of International Studies, and she continued her postgraduate studies at Stanford University. She is an avid trail runner, yogi, foodie, sommelier, and loves traveling with her family.
DiannaDianna is an international business and marketing professional with experience in the private and non-profit sectors both in Peru and in the USA. She received her BS from the University of Richmond, and she continued her intercultural studies at Fuller Seminary. She has served on the board of directors of GESA, a large Peruvian company including Toyota and Honda dealerships for 10 years. In college, she co-led an international Group Investigating God with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and she currently mentors high school students in their college application process.Dianna is a passionate artist and loves playing the piano with her family’s ensemble. She is thankful to God for her husband and baby son, and loves enjoying the outdoors with them.
Tina DiaoTina Diao is passionate about design thinking, communication, and data analytics. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to that, she was an actuarial analyst in pension consulting and personal property & casualty insurance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Economics from UC Berkeley. Tina attended high school in Singapore and once won a national second-place in a Chinese crosstalk competition.
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