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Show HN: Women Entrepreneurs Networking Site
13 points by aal727 522 days ago | comments
This past weekend at Startup Weekend MKE, a great team of people and I worked on a networking website that focuses on women entrepreneurs. The website is meant to serve as a way for women entrepreneurs to connect, get advice from others, and see events posted in their area. It is not exclusively for women, but the idea is to help decrease the gender gap in the startup community. Please check out our website and sign up if you are interested.(www.goconnectgrow.co)

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anujkk 522 days ago | link

It is really not surprising that most of the comments here are made by accounts created in last 24 hours - jamorton74, sicaca, Nolagirl226, frappe, aali1, ccmoberg, danmpark, asmith32, yaakov45. I have no proof but there are enough reasons to believe they are profiles of same person promoting his/her post and they have nothing constructive to say other than "I like this idea", "Great site", etc. They could have just up-voted it.

As far as the website is concerned I fully support the initiative and I really hope it takes of well. In November last year I was providing free technical consultancy to a similar startup because I really wanted to support this idea. I won't name it because I don't want to promote it in someone else's post.

You need to find a decent designer to redesign your website so that it renders properly. Right now I can see problem with your grid and rendering. You are using bootstrap but your navbar and content aren't in same column. You can correct it by using container/container-fluid properly in both navbar and content. What is that gray box at the bottom? Is it supposed to be a footer?

This is how it looks on chrome/ubuntu :

http://i.imgur.com/lnUgA.png

On registration page file upload isn't rendering properly on firefox/ubuntu. Also, is this site only for US citizens?

http://i.imgur.com/hXvoG.png

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randallma 522 days ago | link

Is that what the green highlighted usernames represent-- new users?

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anujkk 522 days ago | link

Yes but sometimes HN doesn't highlight new users. For example, Nolagirl226 was created 7 hours ago but it is not highlighted.

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aal727 521 days ago | link

Thank you for your feedback. Like I said in the post, we created this website in 54 hours, so obviously it is not perfect yet. In regards to the influx of new users, they are likely friends of mine that I sent to the post so they could check it out. These are people who probably have never come to the site before. Either way I'm happy that more women are signing up.

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asmith32 522 days ago | link

Very excited and much needed. I am in Wisconsin at the Early Stage Forum and it is lonely being a woman! Way to go!

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ccmoberg 522 days ago | link

Very exciting - and needed.

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helloimben 522 days ago | link

Nice idea! Would love to see more things like this made.

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mcordio 522 days ago | link

Great site keep up the great work!

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danmpark 522 days ago | link

Great start, keep on innovating!

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frappe 522 days ago | link

How exciting! I like the general layout and the idea is great! Can't wait to see how things turn out!

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Nolagirl226 522 days ago | link

Love the idea! I look forward to seeing how it grows.

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yaakov45 522 days ago | link

Excellent concept and much needed!

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aali1 522 days ago | link

This is such a great idea!

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sicaca 522 days ago | link

Typical feminist nonsense. Not interested.

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symbiotic 522 days ago | link

People throw out the word feminist without actually thinking about what it means. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism - What does this have to do with feminism? The site doesn't claim that women don't have equal rights when it comes to start-ups.

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jamorton74 522 days ago | link

I'm sorry that you feel that way, but getting more women involved in the startup community is an important issue. We want men to join and participate in this network. The more ideas that get discussed will help to strengthen this community.

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mleaconsulting 522 days ago | link

If you weren't interested why did you comment? Must have something that motivated you. Sounds like you have an axe to grind

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