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 starting companies 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.
Focusing on the founder is an important part of a startup's success.
Winning happens through collaboration, not just through competition.
Startup advisors together with a peer community create breakthrough thinking and approaches.
Long-term support for the founder’s success is important.
Forming meaningful relationships within our residential program leads to high-impact connections and wisdom.
Supporting women from as early as the Ideation stage to Series A & B increases the number of women leaders.
-- Ari Horie, Founder & CEO at Womens’ Startup Lab.
WSLab’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 sessions with personal attention: acquiring knowledge and building your funding strategy, creating & managing leads, building a SV pitch, ongoing introductions and networking throughout the immersive 2 week 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 in Silicon Valley encompassing a year, including 30 days living accommodation and food (14 days for the intensive live-in program + 14 days accommodation to stay again in the valley for your funding activities). This package is an $85K value, but we are able to keep the price low 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 startup ventures, just like you. We review applications to select the most talented women that are the best fit for our program. Women’s Startup Lab offers the perfect environment to focus, connect and collaborate. Research shows that complete immersion allows for breakthroughs, design thinking, and innovation. We bring the network and the experts to you and your peers for 3 full days. Coaches and advisors work with you and your ideas, your strategy, your challenges and your growth opportunities. You'll leave with knowledge, network, plan and pitch, along with a 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. Popular sessions include our How To as well as those by influential speakers such as Guy Kawasaki, Tim Draper, and Gina Bianchini. Access connections and wisdom by getting involved at WSLab!
Weekly mental floss
The 1st and 3rd Tue every month, 9am
Learn & Execute tomorrow!
Mar 9, 21, Apr 20, 1-2pm
WINE & VCs
Mar 23, 6pm
The 1st and 3rd Tue every month, 10am
-- Chloe Chick, WSLab Alum
“It's so important to have an organization like WSLab”
Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook
“If you want to continue being an entrepreneur, it's worth it! Take a risk”
Machi Takahashi, Entrepreneur of 8 years, CEO at ATR Creative, Alumni
“I love WSLab's mission. It makes sense to have more women to lead ventures when 80% of purchasing power belong to women.”
Guy Kawasaki, Author, Chief evangelist of Canva
“... 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
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These are the influencers and investors who are committed to your success 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
VC at General Catalyst, Frm. Co-Founder & CEO at Evernote
Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Go-To-Marketing Consulting
Serial Founder, VC at Synapse Partners
VP of Product at LinkedIn
Founder & CEO at PRECOIL
Founder and CTO at Caring, Inc.
VP of Product at SheKnows Media, 500 Alumn
Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Kauffman Fellow
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 CEO at SunBridge Venture, Former President at Oracle Japan
Advisor to Early Stage Ventures and Angel Investor
-- Esther Babb