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hito

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 extra-oridinary results - our version of "hitology".

Startup Accelerator

Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley, CA for our two week or two month accelerator!

Two Week Intensive

+ 6 Months of Remote Resources

For startups with: Traction (Revenue & Customers)
A Highly Innovative Idea (MVP Stage)

Our two week program focuses on powerful customer discovery to inform decision making, leadership development to increase effectiveness and compelling story telling to achieve enrollment around the company vision. We immerse founders in Silicon Valley startup site visits, coaching sessions, workshops, and pitch reviews that are designed to increase the speed of experimentation and understanding of the path to product market fit. The program is differentiated for both early and advanced companies and tuition includes access to six months of resources after the accelerator.

Upcoming Date: Apply by February 6th for February 23rd

Two Month Immersion

+ Investor Pitch Day Event

For startups with: Traction (Revenue & Customers)

Our two month program affords time for founders to innovate their ventures under the guidance of coaches, develop a network in Silicon Valley to support their company, and to explore longer term relationships with advisors. Like in the two week program, our focus is founder development around customer discovery, leadership development and effective story telling, however the two month program focuses on applying understandings to the venture, targets more advanced founders and includes introductions to investors. Founders look at data with coaches and advisors to guide decision making, assess high value channels, participate in pitch training, and benefit from the transformative leadership coaching that catalyzes powerfully collaborative teams. The program ends with founders presenting their ventures at an investor Pitch Day event.

Upcoming Date: Apply by April 1 for May 4th

Speakers & Advisors

Influencers and industry leaders.

Frain Mailer
Fran Maier

Co-founder at Match.com & TRUSTe

Pascal Finette
Pascal Finette

Managing Director – Startup Lab at Singularity University

Mari Baker
Mari Baker

Former President of Baby Center

Bill Reichert
Bill Reichert

Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures

Mary Grove
Mary Grove

Director of Google for Entrepreneurs

Adeo Ressi
Adeo Ressi

CEO and Founder of the Founder Institute

Chris Yeh
Chris Yeh

Partner at Wasabi Ventures & Author of "The Alliance" w/ Reid Hoffman

Gwen Edwards
Gwen Edwards

GoldenSeeds, C Suite Advisor at GCE

Katherine Glassey
Katherine Glassey

First Officer at Cruzin

Eric Gonzales
Eric Gonzales

Managing Director at Montage Capital

Nancy Hayes
Nancy Hayes

CoFounder at MoolaHoop

Adam Quinton
Adam Quinton

Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures

wslab alumni

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Instructors & Coaches

Successful serial entrepreneurs support founders throughout the accelerator.

Lisa Kay Solomon
Lisa Kay Solomon

Founder and Managing Director at Innovation Studio

Denise Brosseau
Denise Brosseau

CEO at Thought Leadership Lab

ill Joos
Bill Joos

Principal at Go To Marketing Consulting

Alex Cowan
Alex Cowan

Founder and CTO at Leonid Systems

Uday Gajendar
Uday Gajendar

Director of UX at CloudPhysics

Bonita Banducci
Bonita Banducci

Gender Specialist at Institute for Women's Leadership

Darlene Batchelder
Darlene Batchelder

CEO and Ontological Coach at db Coaching

Sinead Condon
Sinead Condon

Executive Lead at CA Technologies

Kristin Tedford
Kristin Tedford

Principal at Bold Echo Communication Solutions

Abha Singhvi
Abha Singhvi

Business Consultant and Leadership Coach

Roger Rappoport
Roger Rappoport

Leader, Procopio Law Emerging Growth & Technology Practice Group

Heather Karnahan
Heather Karnahan

Technology Communications Leader

media splash

A selection of WSLab media coverage.

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The CNN 10: Visionary Women

INTERESTED IN MENTORING?

We are always on the lookout for exceptional entrepreneurs to join our mentor team! If you are interested, please leave us a message about your
interest and we will be in touch.

Mentor !

Buzz About Our Program

INTERESTED IN interning?

We are hiring interns for :
Project Management, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Partnership Leads and Communications.
Must be college junior or older to apply.

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Our Team

Ari Horie

Ari Horie

Founder & CEO

Glen Allen

Glen Allen

CBO

David Walling

David Walling

Strategy

Erin Beitel

Erin Beitel

Product

Shadi Nayyer

Shadi Nayyer

Program

Martha Silva

Martha Silva

Executive Assistant

Locate Us

1020 Marsh Road, Menlo Park,
California 94025
Second Floor in Procopio

We don't just accelerate startups. We transform founders!