For more than a decade, Poornima Vijayashanker has led teams through recruiting, onboarding, retaining technical talent, and going from idea to shipping product to successfully exiting.
She is currently the founder of Femgineer. Previously, Poornima was an entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, a mentor-in-residence at Techstars, a lecturer at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, and the founding engineer at Mint.com from its prototype to acquisition in 2009. She has also authored: How To Transform Your Ideas Into Software Products and co-authored: Present! A Techie's Guide To Public Speaking, given a TEDx talk, and hosts Build a weekly web show.
Poornima holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.