San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Founder's Circle -
Accelerate your dream, startup, and success!
We are creating the winning support structure for women founders to succeed. You collaborate & take advantage of an awesome collective intelligent among founders, plus a passionate network of leaders who come together at WSLab to unleash the power of women!
Energy, speed, focus and support within our group will take you to the next level.
We understand the challenges you deal with as busy startup women.
We keep the spirit of fun; we laugh - when it’s least imaginable to knowing the huge pressure and myriad of issues you are dealing with.
Application - click here
Application Fee $25
Program: Feb. - Apr 2014
Founder Retreat: Jan. 31- Feb 2nd
(Orientation & over-night weekend retreat for an additional $380 fee)
Equity: No Equity Required
(This is one accelerator that doesn't take a part of your company.)
Who should apply?
A) Early stage Founders: beyond idea stage, at validation, POC Stage, demo development.
B) Serial Founders or Founder from well-established startup: post validation, generating revenue, has traction, into funding activity
Because you'll be grouped with other founders that are at a similar stage of a startup, you'll have greater mind share to solve problems and develop wonderful friendships with trusted peers.
We accelerate your success by offering a development program for A) founder B) startup and access to C) network of Valley's Who's Who
Founder Training with Peers by Professional Leadership Coaches
Startup Advising/Mentoring by VCs, Angles, Serial Startup Founders
(Fran Maier, Denise Brosseau and more...)
Elective Classes from our Innovation Lab, Startup & Founder Development Program by valley's most well-respected instuctors
Incubating Office Space
More Alumni's testimonial?
"WSLab is like founder insurance...when you need the help most, the founders are there for you, from business ideas to an emotional boost."
"The trust among the founders at the program creates an amazing bond and gives you resources you truly need in this hard and fast and furious startup journey."
"It's lonely being a founder....you can’t really tell your advisors, your investors or co-founders about what keeps you up all night. but here, you can share and this keeps me going"
Red Clay, SwingBySwing, Cognia, Cruzin, PlayList and others
At WSLab, founders have achieved some great results: deals closed with Fortune 100 companies, located a co-founder, identified a key investor, secured seed funding, established a mentor, a key industry player joined the board, accepted in Y-combinator, referral to other accelerators, hired an experienced CEO
What is Founder's Circle?
An Exceptional Leader
During our 3-month program, you’ll be guided by highly skilled executive coaches at each weekly cohort meeting. You’ll adopt skills that help you find your voice, raise your level of productivity and increase your effectiveness to create exceptional business growth. Isn’t that what you want?
Stand Strong with Fellow Founders
The cohort is group of 5-8 female founders. Access to collective intelligence and problem-solving, authentic relationships you develop with peers, a team to share the victories and the momentary defeats . . . our founders get all that and more to support them on their difficult startup journey.
Mentored by Startup Advisors!
Gain advisement and mentorship from the Valley’s most respected and experienced leaders. Fran Maier (Match.com/TRUSTe), Lead Startup Advisor and many more.
Your Net-Worth by Networking
Develop deep relationships with people in the Valley who want you to succeed. They’ll support your growth, speak for you and connect you to others who can help. Your coach, startup advisors and WSLab’s speaker events all give you the exposure you need and connections that take you to next level.
What else be included?
- Monthly Speaker Event & VIP session for personal interaction with the speaker
- Bi Monthly Advisors & Founder Party, to create and grow your circle of support
- Innovation Lab - March thru May Lecture series taught by the valley's most respected experts
- Founder's Retreat over the weekend - Workshop/Retreat with other founders & advisors
What Alumni Say (more)
"I came in to grow my company, but I came out growing myself as a leader"
"Truly experienced the power of community and collaboration."
"I get clarity for my business...like getting a mental floss every week!"
"Inspiring place to come...and I leave with confidence for tomorrow; realizing I can build the billion $ platform company."
"I come in with lots of worry and feeling overwhelmed, but I always left with high-energy, super motivated, and couldn't wait to go back to build my company and change the world!"
When & Where
Women's Startup Lab
Welcome to Women's Startup Lab!
You are a passionate startup woman.
You are a tech startup founder, busy making things happen from nothing, raising funds for your startup, tired but determine!
You've got what it takes.
Now connect with others and Silicon Valley's powerful force!
You are Awesome, Together We are Powerful!
Be Inspired, Join the Circle!
Sign up for our Newsletter,
See Speaker Events and Workshops!
Check out our hard-core program
Intense Startup Learning Lab
Brain-On & Hands-On
Focus in two ways: major training for Startup Success and
Founder's skill and competency development.
Women's Startup Lab mission:
Through collaboration and innovation, we unleash the power of women to become world-class leaders. Because we need more of us out there, kicking ass.
What people are saying about Women’s Startup Lab:
We are thrilled to have the Women’s Startup Lab come to Draper University of Heroes, so our students can be inspired by successful and aspiring female entrepreneurs.
– Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the enthusiastic group of women. This is the closest I have seen to a true grass-roots organization. I have attended many women’s networking groups over the years, and yours is very unique in that it has a true vibe of collaboration and support, and the women are very impressive, each and every one of them.
–Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group
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