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Hello, We Are…

The influential luminaries in the technology sector driving radical change through the relentless pursuit of female entrepreneurial success.

Our Offerings

We dramatically increase the number women-led tech ventures through strategically designed programs and accelerators, as well as facilitating meaningful conversations and relationships with leaders of the tech industry.

We believe that…

Focusing on the founder is an important part of a startup’s success.
Winning happens through collaboration, not just 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.

Watch and be inspired!

Voices for WSLab

“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

Lauren-Koenig

“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, Alumni

“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

Lauren-Koenig

“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, Alumni

Meet Your Champions

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

Here are just a few of the influencers and investors who committed to your success at Women’s Startup Lab.

Mari Baker
Mari BakerFormer President at BabyCenter, EIR at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Senior VP at Intuit
”We need WSLab to create a cultural shift.“
Phil Libin
Phil LibinVC at General Catalyst, Frm. Co-Founder & CEO at Evernote
“I enjoy teaching and learning from WSLab’s participants.”
Fran Maier
Fran MaierCo-founder at Match.com & TRUSTe
”WSLab provides the boost, encouragement, and confidence women need.“
Chris Yeh
Chris YehFormer CEO, Ustream, Startup Education, Wasabi Ventures, Instructor at Stanford University
“This work is important and something I believe in.”
Bill Reichert
Bill ReichertManaging Director at Garage Technology Ventures
“I’ve seen magic happen here over and over again with founders. Amazing!”
Bill Joos
Bill JoosStory development and presentation coach
“I love working with the smart, ambitious women at WSLab.”
Joff Redfern
Joff RedfernVP of Product at LinkedIn
“Working at LinkedIn, I learned connections are EVERYTHING.”
Alex Cowan
Alex CowanSerial Founder, VC at Synapse Partners
“I knew supporting WSLab was the right thing to do from the very start!”

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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CEO & Honors

Founder/CEO Ari Horie and Women’s Startup Lab are globally recognized for advancing women’s leadership in the tech startup world.

Keynote Speaker at SXSW V2V

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