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a group of influencers committed to advancing venture opportunities for female entrepreneurs to succeed. No matter what obstacles may stand in her way, nothing will stop her. And nothing will stop us from our mission to help women succeed. She’ll be UNSTOPPABLE.

Our Startup Offerings

Our Programs

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.

We believe that...

  • 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.

There's so much stacked against you as an entrepreneur, why wouldn't you have people who have already done it and who truly care to see you succeed.

-- Ari Horie, Founder & CEO at Womens’ Startup Lab.


Founder Focus to Startup Success

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.

How It Works and Why It's Important

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.

April 2017

2 weeks

CEO & Startup Accelerator

April 23 - May 6 Apply

September 2017

2 weeks

CEO & Startup Accelerator

Sept 17-30 Apply

March & October 2017

3 days (Invitation only)

CEO Coaching & Network Intensive

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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.

  • Start Your Startup

    Feb 22-25
    May 31st - June 3rd, Jun 19-21st

  • Traction and Growth

    March 20-22

  • Funding Prep

    April 5-7, May 24-26

  • Taste of WSLab

    March 16th, March 30
    Free seminar + $120 for food & stay



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!

  • CEO Coaching

    Weekly mental floss
    The 1st and 3rd Tue every month, 9am

  • How-To Session

    Learn & Execute tomorrow!
    Mar 9, 21, Apr 20, 1-2pm

  • WINE & VCs

    Mar 23, 6pm

    Waiting List
  • Big Talk

    Justin Kan, Y Combinator
    April 26th 5-7PM

  • Founder Cook Up

    Eat well & Have Fun!
    April 7th, 6pm

  • Salon

    Exclusive evening with Influencers
    Feb 23 - Mar 15, 6pm

    Waiting list
  • Mastermind Day

    Peer to Peer founders’ problem solving day
    Every Tuesday 9-6:30

  • Advisor Office Hour

    Access to All & Co-Working, Member Only
    $350 / month


I was very hesitant to join the program due to time, travel, and cost but I’m grateful I took the journey. The small size of the cohort is important. I liked that we were living together as I increased our connection and friendship. I loved the personalization of the WSLab.

-- Chloe Chick, WSLab Alum

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Meet Your Champions

Tap into our network of industry influencers, advisors and mentors.

These are the influencers and investors who are committed to your success at Women’s Startup Lab.

  • Mari Baker

    Former President at BabyCenter, EIR at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Senior VP at Intuit

    “We need WSLab to create big culture shift.”

  • Fran Maier

    Co-founder at Match.com & TRUSTe

    “WSLab provides the boost, encouragement, and confidence women need.”

  • Chris Yeh

    Former CEO, Ustream, Startup Education, Wasabi Ventures, Instructor at Stanford University

    “It’s important and believe in this.”


    VC at General Catalyst, Frm. Co-Founder & CEO at Evernote

  • Bill Reichert

    Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures

    “Seen magic here over and over with founders. Amazing!”

  • Bill Joos

    Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Go-To-Marketing Consulting

    “Love working with smart, ambitious women at WSLab.”

  • Alex Cowan

    Serial Founder, VC at Synapse Partners

    “I supported WSLab from the beginning, right thing to do”

  • Joff Redfern

    VP of Product at LinkedIn

    “Working at LinkedIn, I know connection is EVERYTHING.”

  • David Bland

    Founder & CEO at PRECOIL

    “Something special about this place, I’ve seen the transformation!”

  • Steve Fram

    Founder and CTO at Caring, Inc.

    “I enjoy mentoring amazing female founders”

  • Maya Bisineer

    VP of Product at SheKnows Media, 500 Alumn

    “I’m in this with WSLab, critical change we need to make”

  • Bill Tobin

    Entrepreneur, Team Development Specialist at Kauffman Fellow

    “Dynamic organization for Change, happy to be involved! ”

  • Adam Quinton

    Founder & CEO at Lucas Point Ventures

    “Investing in women generates higher returns: that’s a smarter investment!”

  • Ian McFarland

    Founder & Chairman at Neo Innovation, Inc; CTO at Digital Garage

    “Worked with many awesome female founders, no brainer not to be in this.”

  • Saijyou Hiroshi

    CEO at Yamaha Motor Ventures

    “It’s impressive to have all people supporting and caring!”

  • Richard Dasher

    Venture Advisor, Professor at Stanford University

    “Watched WSLab grow and 100% in on their mission.”

  • Allen Miner

    Chairman and CEO at SunBridge Venture, Former President at Oracle Japan

    “For my daughter, this is important work!”

  • David Hopkins

    Advisor to Early Stage Ventures and Angel Investor

    “WSLab is leading a revolution by helping founders to be great business people.”

It was impressive to get such a dynamic group of speakers and see everyone’s perspective. It was eye opening!!

-- Esther Babb

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WSLab and CEO Ari Horie have both been recognized globally for advancing women’s leadership in the tech startup world.

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