TechgardenlogoTechGarden was designed by community leaders from MergeLane, Techstars, Galvanize, BoomTown, and LadyCoders (now Equili) to empower more women to start technology companies by connecting them to a network of like-minded women for support, shared learning, and role models.

Women are highly underrepresented in the technology industry, especially as company founders and leaders. Tech Garden was a community event dedicated to enhancing the experience of female entrepreneurship and leadership in technology.

For two days, TechGarden attendees had the privilege of attending seminars and workshops led by highly accomplished female leaders in the industry. The event was filled with inspiring keynotes from the best and brightest women in the field. TechGarden included tactical workshops on negotiations, difficult work conversations, career paths, design, fundraising, and more.

TechGarden was unlike any other conference. In addition to all the sessions, TechGarden introduced unique ways for guests to connect using methods as the ‘Unconference’ and ‘Personal Boards.’  During the Unconference, attendees had the opportunity to choose topics of their choice and share their knowledge or ask burning questions to industry experts. During  Personal Boards, participants had the opportunity to break into small groups and get ‘personal’ with other women sharing similar professional challenges.

TechGarden was an intimate event with plenty of networking time. Women technologists and leaders from our community shared coffee, dinner, ideas and laughter.

Equili was honored to be part of the organizing team, and is actively working to bring the community together again soon.


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