The Hito Institute

Corporate Innovation

The Hito Institute

The Future of Corporate Innovation

Is Powered By

innovative People

For all men and women who seek to transform their company with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset…This is the best kept secret, Innovative Leadership program in Silicon Valley. You’ll be among a new generation of leaders who are grounded in great leadership skills from a traditional model of management but will become equipped with new innovative thinking to lead into the rapid unpredictable future…this is the new leadership model.

Welcome to Hito Institute.

Powered by Women’s Startup Lab

“I led Open Innovation at Accenture and saw many corporations struggle to innovate. You can spend millions of dollars to have the "best" technology.  You can invest in building the most cutting edge workspace.  And if you don't get the people side right, none of that will matter.  For innovation to work, you have to have an innovative culture.”
Jitendra Kavathekar
Co-Founder & Former Managing Director, Accenture Ventures

People are at the epicenter of all progress.

 Times are changing. The methods of innovation that worked before are no longer relevant.

The Hito Institute combines the confidence, mindset shift, personal breakthrough and understanding that your team wants with the collaboration, intensity, immersion and speed that your company requires.

Fuel the long-term growth of your company by innovating your people and giving them the tools to think differently and problem solve in new ways.

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Our Framework

Immersive Environment

Learn Silicon Valley know-how.
Live & breathe SV culture & interact with local entrepreneurs.

Championed By Influencers

Accelerate Entrepreneurial learning and advance technology from Silicon Valley Influencers.

Strong Peer-to-Peer Ties

Build life-long relationships.
Continuous support beyond the program.

Transformational Leadership & Creativity

Establish leadership styles based on core values. Master innovative thinking to lead.


Our Programs

Innovation Labs

- Women's Executive Innovative Leadership
-Corporate Innovation Team Entrepreneurship
-Executive Innovation Mastermind Session

Immersion Programs

- Entrepreneur-in-Residence
- Intrapreneur-in-Residence
- Advisor Programs

Private Accelerators

Let us take the guesswork out of designing a private accelerator for your team. We'll develop just the right program to meet your goals.

Our Track Record By Numbers

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Women-Led Startups Graduated
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Community of Women Worldwide

What People are Saying

Through the immersion program, I engaged in a level of self assessment that I never had before.  I’ve been to lots of programs at my company, and they always say they are encouraging you to “dig deep,” but that never really happens in a classroom or a room full of people.   Here though, away from my day to day and immersed in the culture of Hito House, I finally did that deep work. The program provided me a framework to enable me to do it, and with that I experienced a radical shift that I believe will make me an extraordinary innovator and leader.
Country Head
Innovation Division of a major multinational corporation​
I’m not on the revenue side of my company and as a result, I thought that I couldn’t really make a difference in innovation. This program really opened my eyes to the value of what I do. Our cohort included women from across our company and it allowed me to understand my own importance for the first time. I feel inspired to go back to my company and make a difference. There are so many processes that I can improve to help bring products to market faster.
Head of IT
Fortune 500 Company
I spent most of my career in financial services. My roles included HR Head, Chief of Staff, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Operating Officer for organizations that spanned tens of thousands of people across the world. I was responsible for designing, delivering and implementing many leadership development programs and attended numerous programs as well. When I was first asked to take the lead for our Corporate Offerings, I said, “Not until I see a program in action. I won’t endorse what I don’t feel good about.” I spent the first program I observed saying “If only I knew this existed. What a difference I could have made!” This program is a game changer."
Randi Sanko
VP - Programs, Women’s Startup Lab & Hito Institute
Despite all of my degrees and my academic accomplishments, I realize that I was sitting back waiting for others to give me permission to voice my ideas and to bring new product ideas forward.   I didn’t understand how to make my voice heard and to share my passion. The past four days have made me even more excited about the work I do, and very committed to my future with my company. It’s amazing that they gave us this opportunity.  
PhD Research Scientist
Major Multinational Pharmaceutical
Pascal Finette
Pascal FinetteFounder & CEO of Fastrack Institute, entrepreneurship and open innovation Chair at Singularity University
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"50% of the World’s Markets are women, there are incredible untapped opportunities to create companies for women by women."
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Lori Nishiura MackenzieCo-founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab
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"It’s time to create a level playing field so women founders can thrive."
Fran Maier
Fran MaierCo-founder at & TRUSTe, CEO at BabyQuip
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"WSLab provides the boost, encouragement, and confidence women need."
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Silicon Valley, California
Phone: (650) 434-3184

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