Poornima Vijayashanker

2017 Speaker

POORNIMA VIJAYASHANKER is the founder of Femgineer, an education company dedicated to helping tech professionals level up in their careers, and build products and companies. Vijayashanker is also an avid public speaker who gives talks around the world on topics ranging from engineering to entrepreneurship. She has given a TEDx talk and hosts a monthly web show called FemgineerTV sponsored by Pivotal Tracker. Previously, she was the founding engineer at Mint.com, where she helped build, launch and scale the product until its acquisition in 2009. Since its acquisition she has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, lead mentor-in-residence at Techstars, a lecturer at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, and authored and self-published two books: “How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products” and “Present! A Techie’s Guide To Public Speaking.” Vijayashanker earned degrees in electrical and computer engineering and computer science from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. @femgineer

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