Corporate Accelerator

Corporate Innovation



(An Initiative of Women's Startup Lab)

“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.  This program will get you there.”- Jitendra Kavathekar, Co-Founder & Former Managing Director, Accenture Ventures


Hito House - Where Magic Happens!

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Hito House offers an effective residential environment that fosters active collaboration and inspires innovative thinking.  Hito House allows participants to learn Silicon Valley know-how, live and breathe the Silicon Valley culture and accelerate learning by interacting with local entrepreneurs and influencers.

Our Immersive Environment For Next Gen Leaders

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

Have your innovation programs achieved the results you hoped for?

Do you have the diverse leadership team that will lead your company into the future?

Do your leaders have the mindset necessary for your company to survive and thrive in the face of accelerating change?

The Hito Institute Has Your Answer


Learn Silicon Valley know-how, have active discussions to foster new thinking, Live & breathe in SV culture & interact with local entrepreneurs.

Championed By Influencers

Accelerate Entrepreneurial learning and advance technology from Silicon Valley Influencers.

Peer-to-Peer Strong Ties

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

Transformational Leadership & Creativity

Establish leadership style from personal core values. Master innovative thinking to lead the organization in a rapidly changing world.

Why Are We Different? 

Companies have spent millions of dollars on technology innovation and innovation centers, and yet, a critical third element of innovation success has been forgotten:



You have the technology

You’ve invested in resources

But what about your team?

Do they have an innovative mindset?

Do they even know what that mindset looks like?

Do you?


Our unique, people based approach will deliver the:

  • Confidence
  • Mindset Shift
  • Personal breakthroughs, and
  • Understanding

That your team needs and wants -

With the collaboration, intensity, immersion and speed that your company requires.


Women's Executive Innovative Leadership

Corporate Innovation Team-Entrepreneurship


Executive Innovation Mastermind Session


  • High Potential and Emerging Women Leaders
  • Innovators in Innovation/Venture Functions as well as those responsible for bringing new innovation to their corporate functions or lines of business
  • Corporate Executives seeking to explore radical innovation with world renowned thoughts leaders


Create a Focused & Private Accelerator

Corporate Innovation
Corporate Innovation

Launching an Accelerator is a great way to connect, collaborate and attract great startups and ideas to move your company forward.  However, running one can be time-consuming and resource-intensive.  Leverage our 5 years of experience by letting us design and run your Accelerator so you can instead focus on what requires your attention most.  With our established network and proven methodology, we can help you develop just the right program to meet your goals.


Join Immersion Lab with Entrepreneurs

One of the best ways to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and emerge as an innovator is to immerse yourself in
startup culture with a deep dive into our Accelerator. You will truly understand innovation by stepping outside the
corporate box and surrounding yourself with entrepreneurs as they embark on their journeys to build companies
that create lasting change. We offer the following programs that will provide the eye-opening and transformative
experiences needed to recognize and seize opportunities to innovate in your organization.



Join as Embed with WSLab


Join a WSLab Accelerator
(your corporate innovation
project is your startup)


Join a WSLab
Alumnae Startup


Join as vertical expertise advisor to startups

Women’s Startup Lab and The Hito Institute

Our Track Record By the Numbers:




Graduated over 100 women-led startups from WSL accelerator


% of graduates who have raised venture financing


Successful exits


Trained over 1000 corporate leaders


Amassed a community of over 23,000 women around the world


People Say

Here’s what our program participants and our advisors, partners and affiliates are saying about our program:


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

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

“Ari Horie (Women’s Startup Lab’s Founder and CEO) is focused on helping women and men to create cultures that are as productive as possible.”

Bill Reichert
Venture Capitalist, Founder, Garage Ventures
Randi Salko

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 Salko
VP - Programs, Women’s Startup Lab & Hito Institute

“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.”

IT Head
Global Fortune 500 corporation

“I’ve seen women’s confidence levels drastically increase after they’ve gone through this program.  This is the place to realize that what you thought was impossible is actually possible.

Josh Krammes
VP, Stackpath
Christa Quarles

“This is the place to own your own vulnerability, and that will make you the most powerful person in the room”

Christa Quarles
former Open Table CEO
Jitendra K.

“You have to have an innovative culture.  This program will get you there.”

Jitendra Kavethekar
Former Head Accenture Ventures

Silicon Valley, California
Phone: (650) 434-3184

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