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. Poornima 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, Poornima was the founding engineer at Mint.com, where she helped build, launch, and scale the product until its acquisition in 2009. Since it’s 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.
Poornima holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.