The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

—Ayn Rand

Welcome to your new point of view

The current landscape for women tech entrepreneurs is disappointing

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VC funding going towards women-led tech companies.

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Venture capital funded companies are led by women.

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Venture backed tech companies in 2013 had female CEOs, CFOs, or CTOs.

But women have demonstrated tremendous potential

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Higher revenue generated by women-led companies than men.

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Higher ROI generated by women-led private technology companies.

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High net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

The Equita experience is integrated and innovative

Education

Tailor-made educational program and a network of target buyers for testing business model assumptions.

Network

Pre-screened mentors, access to investors and to first customers. Equita entrepreneurs around the world will support each other on an online platform.

Environment

Foster 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.

Funding

Seed capital investments in qualified accelerator graduates.

Meet the team

Annamaria Konya-Tannon

Annamaria 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.

Roxana Dantes

Roxana is an advisor to the largest private hospital in her native Romania, Euromaterna. She joined the founding team since its inception and focused on the strategic business development of Euromaterna.

Roxana lead and helped develop the country’s largest student entrepreneurship network, Business Club Romania. She advised and mentored early stage student start-ups in multiple technology venture creation classes at Stanford University. Roxana studied at Stanford University, London School of Economics, and at the Academy of Economic Studies in Romania. Coming from a long line of doctors, Roxana volunteered as a nurse for lung chronic disease patients experiencing first hand the people’s suffering. She innovated in the education and prevention systems for lung cancer.

Roxana loves skiing, fencing and horseback riding, occasionally enjoys jumping out of an airplane, and loves spending time with like-minded people.

Veronica Yanhs

A multidisciplinary, creative person, Veronica focuses on the intersection and balance between design, environmental engineering, and business.   Her recent projects include consulting with Apple in design lifecycle analysis; designing multiple building interiors for Nike; building trade show booths for Holstee; and creating campaigns for Starbucks.

Her most memorable project was designing a wheelchair for a turkey named Ernest. Her next design endeavors include building an intricate Rube Goldberg machine, her first piece of furniture (most likely a bookshelf), and a tree house.

If she could have dinner with any deceased influential, she would have to pick dining with Thomas Jefferson and Kurt Vonnegut simultaneously.

Veronica graduated with a degree of her own creation in Environmental Design Engineering from Stanford University. In her free time, she loves to try new foods, lift weights, and spend time with her rescue dog, Harper.

Languages spoken

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Countries traveled

Companies mentored

Designed to inspire

Equita’s first location is headquartered in San Francisco. Every Equita facility globally will serve as a creative work and learning space for women and girls.

On-site childcare and other concierge services are available for our program participants. We are proud to partner and grow with Nextspace+NextKids in our San Francisco location and beyond.

Come visit us at:

365 Vermont St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Our commitment

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Comprehensive ecosystem enabling female leadership and gender-balanced entrepreneurial teams to thrive.

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