A Chicago startup CEO is off to Google HQ to connect with VCs and collaborate with other entrepreneurs in a program designed for female founders.
30Second Mobile, a mobile media company based out of 1871, was selected to participate in Google for Entrepreneurs’ Blackbox Connect Female Founders Edition, a two-week accelerator program at Google’s office in Mountain View. CEO Elisa All will join other female founders for a program designed specifically for “high potential women entrepreneurs.”
In what will be Google’s first ever first Blackbox Connect program, All and other founders will travel to California from April 27 to May 8 and participate in meetings and workshops with entrepreneurs, investors, and executives.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to participate in the first Blackbox Connect program to focus specifically on female founders,” Elisa All, founder and CEO of 30Second Mobile, said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with other female entrepreneurs while learning from Google’s experts and representing the amazing startup community at 1871 and in Chicago.”
30Second Mobile’s flagship site is 30Second Mom, a website and app that gives mothers access to quick and helpful information tailored to their interests, all within in 30 seconds or less.
1871 is one of nine members of the Google for Entrepreneurs North American Tech Hub Network, which allows 1871 members increased access to Google and a chance to pitch at the Google Demo Day. Earlier this month 1871-based InRentive came away with $100,000 after its pitch at this year’s Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, and in 2014 Chicago startups MarkITx and WeDeliver each won $100,000 investments at the pitch competition.
“As one of only nine members of the Google for Entrepreneurs North American Tech Hub Network, our close relationship with Google continues to create amazing opportunities for 1871 companies,” 1871 CEO Howard Tullman added. “We are especially excited to work on a program that focuses on supporting women entrepreneurs, and we congratulate 30Second Mobile on being selected for this year’s Blackbox Connect program.”
Prior to launching 30Second Mobile, All founded iParenting Media, which sold to Disney in 2007. She served as Director for the Disney Interactive Media Group as she led the integration of the company into the Disney Family Network.
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