Earlier this week, in connection with a visit by President Obama to Facebook’s offices in Palo Alto to participate in a Facebook Townhall, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) announced a new startup alliance focused on women in tech – the Entrepreneurial AlliancePing Fu, founder of GeoMagic, writes about the event and the new alliance on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog.  The alliance aims to help startups hire more technical women, retain them, and establish a successful company culture by making available practices used to create and maintain an inclusive technical culture and helping get the word out about jobs to women with technical skills.  For additional information, check out NCWIT‘s fact sheet about the Entrepreneurial Alliance.  And in case you are interested, you can read some of the Q&A with the President following his Facebook appearance here or watch the Townhall here.