WIN Growth Lab Scholarships
With the generous support of FedEx, the WIN Growth Lab is able to offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to women entrepreneurs located in Southern Florida and Women of Color entrepreneurs everywhere. To receive the scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
» Women entrepreneurs located in Southern Florida (Palm Beach Country, Broward County, Miami Dade County, Lee County, Hendry County, Collier County, Monroe County); OR
» Women of color entrepreneurs located anywhere in the United States.
Scholarships will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Power as SheO
The WIN Growth Lab is dedicated to catalyzing women founders who are passionate, committed, coachable, and who want to build scalable ventures! These women will form part of a diverse cohort that will build their business as they accelerate their entrepreneurial journey as peers. Their potential and drive may speak louder than their business concept. We look at the entrepreneur and their potential, not only their traction to date.
The WIN Growth Lab is industry agnostic and curates cohorts that include products and services from all sectors. The accelerator is looking for high growth, well-vetted, BIG ideas with strong positioning in the market, and plans for scalability.
Timing is Everything
The WIN Growth Lab looks for early-stage companies that have already launched and are generating revenue. While we love entrepreneurs with a lot of passion and a great idea, the Growth Lab has been designed to help startups grow their businesses rather than formulate and launch them. Exceptions can be made for technology or SAAS companies that have begun building their platform or prototype and have a strong understanding of the market they’re serving and the problem that they’re solving. Applicants should also show a strong commitment to meet the demands of the program and demonstrate that the company is positioned to effectively leverage the Growth Lab’s resources.
Applicants should be ready to join and contribute to an entrepreneurial community. We are looking for founders that are willing to fully engage by committing time and energy to the program and their peers. The Growth Lab provides its entrepreneurs with an immense amount of expertise, coaching, and resources, and we ask for commitment and contribution in return. Participants are required to show up to all content sessions, meet their milestones, provide feedback to their fellow founders, and operate with openness and transparency during the program.
Research shows that start-ups with co-founders are more likely to achieve early success and scalability. The Growth Lab seeks founders that are part of strong, women-led teams with co-founders and/or employees that are committed to venture growth. However, solo founders that are actively seeking team members or have a strong organizational plan in place are encouraged to apply. (Please note - co-founders must have agreements in place before beginning the program.)
To apply for the scholarship, please complete the questions related to scholarship on the general online application form.
“Joining the WIN Lab was the best decision I’ve made to date for Koki. They pushed me to address the tough questions while providing a network that empowered me to move the business forward much faster than I would have otherwise. By the end of the program, I had experienced 400% revenue growth and knew I was headed in the right direction because the program put me in the business situations where I was forced to figure out how to move forward.”
- Tiara Miles, Founder, Koki Experience