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Women in Tech: Crowdfunding

Written by Cory Healy on February 01, 2017 in Uncategorized

On February 22nd we host our next Women in Tech panel on Crowdfunding!

Join us at Lifion by ADP in Chelsea for a night with female innovators as we discuss the different aspects of crowdfunding, radical change in the industry, and how to get your project funded. Panelists include Sarah Meister, Manager of Hardware and Design at IndieGoGo; Alex Daly of Vann Alexandra; TeLisa Daughtry, Founder/CEO of &; and Alexandra Fine, Founder/CEO of Dame Products.

RSVP available through Eventbrite. Read more about our panelists below!

Alex Daly

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Alex is the founder of Vann Alexandra, a creative services agency that gets projects financed through crowdfunding, and the industry’s “Crowdsourceress,” a name she received in the press for her expertise in crowdfunding. Her clients include Neil Young, Oscar-winning filmmakers, Pentagram designers, Eric Ries, and TLC, the best-selling female group of all time.

Alex has served on panels at top film festivals, organizations, and universities, is in the class of 2016’s Forbes 30 under 30, and will get her first book published in 2017 by PublicAffairs, an imprint of Hachette Book Group.

Sarah Meister


As manager of hardware and design at Indiegogo, Sarah Meister works with technology companies from around the world to bring their ideas to life. Before Indiegogo, she was Head of Projects at Vann Alexandra, a creative agency for crowdfunding campaigns, where she worked on over 30 campaigns with a variety of different clients across film, technology, design, and publishing. Prior to that she worked in post-production and live TV as well as freelance public relations, e-commerce, social media, and marketing.

Sarah loves to learn and graduated from The University of Puget Sound with a bachelor's in History and a minor in Sociology, and even went to culinary school. She speaks regularly at industry events across all verticals.


TeLisa Daughtry


TeLisa Daughtry is a social entrepreneur; multi-disciplined creative; and self-taught developer of 19 years & traditionally educated in computer science; specializing in interaction design & UX, creating responsive websites, CSS, and Javascript. She is the founder & CEO of and; and passionate empowering women & youth across S.T.E.M., computer science, technology, makers, and entrepreneurship.

In 2016 TeLisa was recognized as a ‘Changemaker’ by The White House' United State of Women, for empowering women in Innovation & Technology and Entrepreneurship; and is a recipient of Made In NY #WomenInTech scholarship. She is a Google Women Techmaker; and frequently speaks, mentors, and gives workshops on web development, UX, design thinking, blending art & technology, and entrepreneurship.


Alexandra Fine


Alexandra Fine has had a lifelong fascination with human sexuality. At 7, she had taught her first grade about the differences between identifying as a transgendered individual and versus as a drag queen. Though her first stab at sex education ended in a time out, she continued to pursue her passion both formally and informally. Fine graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology concentrating in sex therapy. She has worked to promote sexual health at multiple non-profits, chaired her undergraduate’s Sex Week and taught sexual education programs.

Instead of pursuing her PhD in sex therapy, Fine realized that she could help more individuals by creating better resources for people to explore their sexuality. Coming from an entrepreneurial background, she set out to gain experience at a consumer goods startup, and once she was ready founded Dame Products to realize her vision.

Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations.