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'Femgineer' Aims to Empower Technology Specialists

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Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer, an educational business that empowers forward-thinking techies of all backgrounds and promotes inclusiveness in the high-tech industry. She was also one of the founders of the budgeting site and later started Bizeebee, a company that provides software that helps membership-oriented businesses like fitness studios manage customer information.  In this interview with EIX's Kim Eddleston, Vijayashanker talks about her first childhood entrepreneurial experience selling popcorn door to door; how she gave up a steady paycheck to turn Femgineer from a blog into a thriving business; and about why entrepreneurs must be open to coaching.

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Kimberly Eddleston
Kimberly Eddleston
Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University
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DOI: 10.17919/X98C7D
Eddleston, K. (2016, March 24). 'femgineer' aims to empower technology specialists. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from
Eddleston, Kimberly. "'Femgineer' Aims to Empower Technology Specialists" Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. 24 Mar. 2016. Web 25 Jun. 2024 <>.