“I’m thrilled to welcome TriBarter into the Astia program, and continue to be energized by the impressive talent, innovation, and commitment to success we’re finding worldwide in women-led businesses,”
Astia (http://www.astia.org) is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to propel women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth. Guided by a proven philosophy that gender diversity is an essential element of innovation, Astia works with start-ups worldwide as they access capital, grow their businesses, and hone the leadership skills of their founding teams. Headquartered in San Francisco, Astia delivers programs for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, New York, London, and India. Astia has also had significant press coverage in major media channels including The New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes and The Financial Times.
A hand-selected group of just 255 companies across the globe have been invited to become Astia clients since 2003. Unlike other conferences and programs for entrepreneurs, Astia clients are served by the network, program, and resources throughout the company’s growth. Invitations are extended only to those companies that pass Astia’s robust screening and qualification process. Over 60 percent of the companies showcased at Astia Investor Forums have secured funding or an exit within one year, totaling more than $750 million raised and 20 exits, including two IPOs.
TriBarter (http://www.TriBarter.com) is an online community where members trade goods and services without cash, and without having to find a direct barter match, through the innovation of “cPoints,”
“In today’s challenging economic climate, saving money is critical,” said Astia Silicon Valley participant and TriBarter CEO, Hedi Katz . “The consumer credit boom of the last decade has left us with garages and basements jammed with unwanted items still in good condition. TriBarter is a great vehicle for trading these valuable goods and services without breaking the bank, or maxing out credit cards.”
She adds: “We are honored to be part of this select group of companies and are confident that the relationships and insights gained through the Astia program will enable TriBarter to become a household name, and to help millions discover the wonderful benefits of barter, not to mention the positive environmental impact this will have in our communities.”
View the video of Hedi Katz introducing Tribarter here:
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