About Us 2019-05-22T09:31:14-07:00

Our mission is to create the world where women thrive and succeed through innovation and collaboration.


We are a collective of influencers committed to creating a powerful, supportive ecosystem that advances opportunities for the female entrepreneur.

Through our immersive, intensive, and transformative programs, female entrepreneurs form meaningful relationships with successful leaders and tap into powerful resources. WSLab’s startup graduates accelerate their success through the power of our founder-focused and scientifically proven approach, as well as invaluable connections in Silicon Valley.

Our programs are grounded in an innovative combination of personal transformational work and startup workshops led by Silicon Valley’s biggest names. Transformational coaching is an important part of our founders’ growth breakthrough. Our programs are designed based on the science of human behavior, sociology and psychology, backed by data on women’s studies.

We believe technological innovation will be driven by ethical, conscientious and globally-minded leaders who are equipped with the tools, resources, and networks to change the world. Creating spaces for female entrepreneurs to thrive, succeed and lead is a crucial aspect of realizing this positive change.

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2019 Accelerator

Our Philosophy

Building great founders with the power of HITO.

Two people leaning on each other make up the symbol of HITO, which means “human” in Japanese. At WSLab, HITO is about people supporting and holding each other accountable for extraordinary results. Our version of “Hitology” facilitates global change through the strategic and exponential success of women leaders. Teamed with our founders, we aim to bring about cultural change.

Our Impact Team

Ari Horie
Ari HorieFounder and CEO
”This work needs to be done!“
Randi Salko
Randi SalkoCommunication Director
“Working at Women’s Startup Lab, I’m no longer just dreaming about the world in which female entrepreneurs thrive – I’m making it happen!”
SallyUnicorn in Residence
”It takes one to know one!“
Bill Reichert
Bill ReichertManaging Director at Garage Technology Ventures
”I’ve seen magic over and over again with WSLab’s founders. Amazing!“
Mamiko Suzuki
Mamiko SuzukiAsia Specialist
”I bring my whole self to WSLab – mom and career woman!“
Chris Yeh
Chris YehGeneral Partner, WS Venture
”I am a part of WSLab, because they are doing important work.“
Karen Ann Meyer
Karen Ann MeyerStartup Operation
Pascal Finette
Pascal FinetteCorporate Innovation & Future Thinker Development
Scott Armanini
Scott ArmaniniCorporate Open Innovation & Blockchain
Liv Johnson
Liv JohnsonCrypto Startups & Development
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