The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is a year-long residency program for women students at Babson College that accelerates the entrepreneurial path from ideation to prototype.
Created by Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, WIN Lab provides entrepreneurs with the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community needed to successfully launch ventures. The WIN Lab team is in the business of launching companies. To do this, they choose candidates who are ready to pursue their entrepreneurial destinies.
WIN Lab is not about the classroom, PowerPoint presentations, or traditional teacher and student roles. It's a high-energy, entrepreneurial environment where the unexpected happens. WIN Lab is a community of women entrepreneurs that thinks big and acts boldly. WIN Lab participants--undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alumnae--work collaboratively to build companies.
WIN Lab Experience
The WIN Lab meets weekly throughout the school year, every Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, with some occasional Saturdays. Series I of the Lab, which runs from September to December, focuses on pushing one's boundaries as an entrepreneur and developing a market-ready prototype. Series II of the Lab, which runs from January to April, focuses on building a team and developing launch and funding strategies.
The Lab was created in collaboration with Sharon Kan, a seasoned entrepreneur. Kan was co-founder and CEO of Tikatok.com, acquired by Barnes & Noble; CEO of Zoomix, a data management solution provider acquired by Microsoft; and built Demantra Inc. in North America, which was acquired by Oracle.