Together we rewrite the code for female entrepreneurial success. Every startup journey is chaotic, messy, and hard. Let’s create an amazing group of OUR OWN with a support network and advisors who are deeply invested in your success. Immerse yourself with other bright women in startups and other people who have done it before. Slingshot yourself far ahead in your path to success. Sidestep costly, avoidable mistakes and make decisions with new level of confidence without feeling unsure and alone.
A founder focus is important part of startup’s success
Winning through collaboration, not just by competition
Startup advisors and peer community create breakthrough thinking & approach
Long-term support for founder’s success is important
Forming meaningful relationship with our residential program leads to high-impact connections and wisdom
Supporting women from as early as Ideation stage to Series A & B increase number of women leaders
-- Ari Horie, Founder & CEO at Womens’ Startup Lab.
WSL’s famous one-year program begins with a 2-week live-in accelerator immersion in the heart of Silicon Valley.
This program delivers CEO coaching, 120 hours of startup evaluation & strategy session with personal attentions: acquiring knowledge and building your funding strategy, creating & manage leads, built SV Pitch, on-going intro and network throughout immersive 2 weeks live-in program. Together with other female founders you will build an intimate support group, gain access to a network in Silicon Valley that leads to funding, and join a lifelong startup community.
This is a Tuition based program of $10K, providing a year-long program in Silicon Valley with 30 days living accommodation and food (14 days of which are part of the $85K value program) . We are able to keep our low price through the support of our amazing influencers and sponsors who want to see you succeed. Investment opportunities come after the program, once you have been evaluated and you have been seen to thrive as well as form relationships with those who come to WSLab to meet with you as Mentors, instructors and guests.
Our 3-Day Immersion Programs are residential, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s an exciting, intense, and fun experience to be among other bright women who are pursuing a startup venture, just like you. We review applications to select the most talented women that we feel are the best fit for our program. Women’s Startup Lab offers the perfect environment to focus, connect, and collaborate. Research shows complete immersion allows for breakthroughs, design thinking, and innovation. With your peers, we bring the network and the experts to you for 3 full days of experts, coaches, and advisors working with you and your ideas, strategy, your challenges and growth opportunities. You’ll leave with the pitch, knowledge, plan, and network with new level of confidence to lead.
Fun & Practical
Join our intimate startup events with the best and the brightest of Silicon Valley who share practical advice to implement tomorrow. Our How-To session is popular and also past speakers are impressive too, such as Guy Kawasaki, Tim Draper, and Gina Bianchini. Please look forward to access connection and wisdom and get involve at WSLab!
Weekly mental flossing
2nd/4th Tue, 9am
Learn & Execute tomorrow!
Mar 9 - Apr 20, 1-2pm
WINE & VCs
Mar 23, 6pm
2nd/4th Tue, 10am
-- Chloe Chick, WSLab Alum
“It's so important to have an organization like WSLab”
Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook
“In recognition of their contribution to women and technology, It's my honor to award the Innovation and Technology award to WSLab. It's so important to have organization like WSLab" She added " I believe there's an entrepreneur in all of us.”
“If you want to stay being an entrepreneur, it's worth it! Take a risk”
Machi Takahashi, Entrepreneur of 8 years, CEO at ATR Creative, Alumni
“It's going to make an impact on yourself, which leads to the bigger impact to the society. If you want to stay being an entrepreneur, it's worth it! Take a risk.”
“I love WSLAB's mission. It make sense to have more women to lead ventures when 80% of purchasing power belong to women.”
Guy Kawasaki, Author, Chief evangelist of Canva
“I love WSLAB's mission. It make sense to have more women to lead ventures when 80% of purchasing power belong to women. It offers a powerful way for people to connect and to improve their entrepreneur skills which leads to more well-rounded and diverse entrepreneurs. ”
“... wide breadth and expertise of the advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs who are supporting the ecosystem”
Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO at Boatsetter.com, Alumni, Merger, raised Series A
“I wanted to be able to tap the wide breadth and expertise of the advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs who are supporting the ecosystem that is Women's Startup Lab and it has exceeded my expectations.”
“WSLab is a gem! ... combines brain, heart, community and good... in such a wonderful way.”
Pascal Finette, VP at Singularity University Labs, headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair
“WSLab is a gem! Rarely will you find a place in the world which combines brain, heart, community and good, hard work in such a wonderful way.”
“It's not a regular accelerator, it really made me understand my purpose and brought the best out of me.”
Jinger Zeng, Co-Founder/CEO at Dronesmith Technologies, Alumni
“It's truly a transformative experience! It's not a regular accelerator, it really made me understand my purpose and brought the best out of me. The small group peer-to-peer interaction created a really unique environment for a true "acceleration.”
“This accelerator focuses on the ONE thing that matters most in running a business – YOU! The female entrepreneur!”
Lauren A. Koenig, Founder at TWIP, Alumni
“WSLAB is single handedly the best thing that happened to me during my entrepreneurial journey. WSLAB is a different kind of accelerator. They don’t have all of the answers; they don’t meddle in your business or tell you how to go about launching your first marketing campaign. What the team at WSLAB has perfected, is giving you the tools to handle all of the above and more. This accelerator focuses on the ONE thing that matters most in running a business – YOU! The female entrepreneur! If you’re open and willing, the program can be quite transformative”
“Getting to understand and come to terms with why I was running my startup made me even more motivated to work harder and more efficiently.”
Angela Hong, CEO at Healthy Beeps, Alumi
“The best value-add to my startup was to dig deeper and focus in on the why of my business. Getting to understand and come to terms with why I was running my startup made me even more motivated to work harder and more efficiently.”
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Here is the the group of influencers and investors who are committed to see you thrive and get the most out of your time at Women’s Startup Lab.
Former President at BabyCenter, EIR at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Senior VP at Intuit
Co-founder at Match.com & TRUSTe
Former CEO, Ustream, Startup Education, Wasabi Ventures, Instructor at Stanford University
Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Strayer Consulting Group
VP of Product at LinkedIn
Serial Founder, VC at Synapse Partners
Angel Investor, Board member of AGIS Networks at Hawaii BiotechF
Founder & CEO at PRECOIL
Founder and CTO at Caring, Inc.
VP of Product, SheKnows Media at 500 Alumn
Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Kauffman Fellow
Advisor to Early Stage Ventures and Angel Investor
Founder & CEO at Lucas Point Ventures
Founder & Chairman at Neo Innovation, Inc; CTO at Digital Garage
CEO at Yamaha Motor Ventures
Venture Advisor, Professor at Stanford University
Chairman and Group CEO of SunBridge, Inc; Former President at Oracle Japan
-- Esther Bobb