Babson WIN Lab Venture Accelerator
The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Venture Accelerator
Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully scale their businesses.
Now in it's seventh year, WIN Lab® has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity. In 2017, it was also listed as a main contributor to Babson College's ranking as the No. 1 school for women entrepreneurs who want to change the world by College Magazine.
WIN Lab is a different kind of venture accelerator, one that broadens the possibilities for women entrepreneurs capable of making a dynamic economic impact. Throughout the five month experience, “WINners”—iterate their ideas, design and test prototypes, and grow their ventures. They also get:
- 5 months of business curriculum, including Babson faculty and world-renowned pedagogy
- One-on-one coaching for the duration of the program
- Access to experts in a variety of industries and subject matter
- To participate in well-attended public events to showcase your company
- Milestones to hold you accountable to your goals
- A cohort of women entrepreneurs who are experiencing the entrepreneurial journey with you
Meet the Entrepreneurs
The Lab's Secret Sauce
The WIN Lab recognizes that women build businesses differently. Through innovative programming the Lab invests in the development of its residents, enabling them to test, disrupt, innovate, and grow. Once WINners are ready to scale, the Lab provides the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community needed to successfully scale ventures.
Community: A community of women who's ambitions are as big as yours
Near Peer Role Models: Women who have been there and done that and have survived to tell you about it
Coaching: Customized expertise to help you think big, be strategic, and execute
Celebration: The Lab is where the unexpected happens. We have fun, lauch and celebrate our successes and failures
The WIN Lab offers events and opportunities for the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boston and Miami. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay in touch in whichever WIN Lab city you prefer, in addition to our overarching CWEL newsletter, and learn more about events and contents being created for women entrepreneurial leaders.