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"WSLab is single handedly the BEST THING that has ever happened to me during my entrepreneurial journey.” – Lauren Koenig, Founder & CEO, TWIP, WSLab Alumni “The nontraditional approach of focusing on knowledge as well as inner-personal strength in leadership, is profound.” - Karen Katz, serial entrepreneur, founder of Playlist, Alumni
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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-ordinary results - our version of "hitology".

It’s about you,

We are a startup founder accelerator
a collaboratory for women who want to be a leader and develop their inner entrepreneur strength and knowledge with peer founders and powerful network of supportive mentors and advisors.

Startup Accelerator

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

Two Week Intensive

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 now for our July Program (July 24 - Aug. 9)

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Two Months 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.

Apply Now for Next Program - Scheduled When Best Candidates Are Selected

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Make an IMPACT - Ari Horie Keynote - SXSW V2V 2014

Karen Katz, Co-Founder of Playlist. serial female entrepreneur.

Mentor our Founders!

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.


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Intern at WSLab!!

Must be college junior or older to apply.
Interested in designing your own internship? Submit your ideas with your application!

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Corporate Sponsors

Women's Startup Lab

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Menlo Park, CA 94025

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