Corporate Innovation

Innovate

Welcome to the Hito Institute Where Innovation Begins With People

(An Initiative of Women's Startup Lab)

Our Mission:
The Hito Institute’s mission is to unleash the power of individual creativity and potential within corporations and create a united force of visionaries and change agents (the next generation of leaders), who embrace challenges and implement new innovation solutions.

WE ARE the Hito Institute, delivering all of the transformative capabilities of Women's Startup Lab to innovators around the world.   

YOU ARE a corporation, government, innovation hub or other organization.

Countless organizations like yours have engaged with Women's Startup Lab over the past six years.

They saw our results first hand - - the mindset shifts, the transformations, the breakthroughs and the ROI that those results generated.

And they asked us,

"Can you do that for us?

Can you show us how to be more entrepreneurial?

Can you bring that innovative mindset that we've seen you unleash in female entrepreneurs to our innovators and to all of our business leaders?

Can you show us how to source the broadest set of ideas from a diverse group of individuals as you have done with your accelerator?

And so, to meet this demand, we launched the Hito Institute.

And with our track record of proven results serving top Fortune 100 corporations and governments around the world, we have a very clear answer to the questions that all of those institutions asked us, and that you may be asking as well...

Yes, we can.

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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

Immersive

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:

INNOVATING PEOPLE!

 

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.

 

HITo

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 

INNOVATION PROGRAMS

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIPCORPORATE INNOVATION TEAM ENTREPRENEURSEXECUTIVE INNOVATION MASTERMIND SESSION

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • 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

ACCELERATOR

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.

LAB

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.

IMMERSION PROGRAMS

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ENTREPRENEUR
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Join as Embed with WSLab

Intrapreneur

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

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Join a WSLab
Alumnae Startup

Advisor

Join as vertical expertise advisor to startups

Women’s Startup Lab and The Hito Institute

Our Track Record By the Numbers:

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Graduated over 100 women-led startups from WSL accelerator

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Facilitated graduates raising over $50m in venture financing

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Successful exits

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Trained over 1000 corporate leaders

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

People Say

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

thougtful

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
scientist

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
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“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
programmer

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

Jitendra Kavethekar
Former Head Accenture Ventures