Meet Your Champions
Tap into our network of industry influencers, advisors and mentors.
Here are a few of the influencers and investors who are committed to your success at Women’s Startup Lab.
Former CEO, Ustream, Startup Education, Wasabi Ventures, Instructor at Stanford University
"This work is important and something I believe in."
Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
"I’ve seen magic happen here over and over again with founders. Amazing!"
Product Management, Go Daddy
"We need critical change, and I’m in it with WSLab to make that happen."
Founder & CEO of Fastrack Institute, entrepreneurship and open innovation Chair at Singularity University
"50% of the World’s Markets are women, there are incredible untapped opportunities to create companies for women by women."
Co-founder and CEO of All Turtles, senior advisor at General Catalyst, co-founder and former CEO of Evernote
"I enjoy teaching and learning from WSLab’s participants."
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Co-founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab
"It’s time to create a level playing field so women founders can thrive."
VP of Atlassian, Former VP of Product at LinkedIn
"Working at LinkedIn, I learned connections are EVERYTHING."
Co-founder at Match.com & TRUSTe, CEO at BabyQuip
"WSLab provides the boost, encouragement, and confidence women need."
Megan J. Smith
CEO & CoFounder Shift7
"Tech must become more diverse if it is to address the world's biggest problems"
Executive Director of the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program
"I am inspired by the talent and energy that female entrepreneurs bring to the problems they’re addressing."
Board Advisor, Growth Strategist, Business Developer, Angel Investor
“WLS offers a truly unique solution for female entrepreneurs that I believe results in more measurable success for their companies. The intimate residential setting, coupled with small cohorts of high quality companies and the right mentors creates a dynamic where they can make amazing connections and get the right feedback to grow.”
Product Leader with extensive experience building & launching first generation products. Former Director of Product Management, Chegg Inc.
"WSLab's commitment to it's female founders is unprecedented. and the location, in Silicon Valley offers women access to an incredibly high concentration of people who not only think anything is possible, but are working to make the impossible possible everyday."
Vice President, Community StackPath
"...Bringing women together in the way in which Ari and the team have done here is really powerful."