Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2024

Accelerator Program

WLDA Ventures supports a diverse group of female tech startup founders with world-class resources that help them grow and scale.

WLDA Ventures' Accelerator

Connect promising startups with experienced tech mentors, industry-leading experts, to grow their businesses, navigating topics such as growth, strategy, technical enablement and leadership. Join one of our 3-month accelerators to gain funding, mentorship, and access to the WLDA Ventures network. Ready to apply, just click “Apply Now”.

Program Details

We are excited to announce our 2024 Accelerator Program. We are looking forward to working with a small group of women led, early stage companies to enable them to better compete and grow. Applications will open on March 18, 2024 and be accepted through May 31, 2024. The selection process will conclude in June and selected participating companies will be announced on a rolling basis through July 1, 2024. Our 12 week program will begin August 9, 2024.

 

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Our Values

Entry criteria

The accelerator program has specific requirements, but generally, the teams that are chosen fit the profile below.

As part of our accelerator, you will gain access to:

World-class curriculum

designed to accelerate you and your company’s development.

Trusted Partners

are there to share insider knowledge and help you navigate the startup world.

1 on 1 Support

and private resources available on demand to accelerator cohort program participants

Subject Matter Experts

and mentors from leading tech companies and organizations.

Our Main Areas of Focus

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Innovative Women Lead Accelerator

Each accelerator features a cohort of startups that come together to tackle specific technical challenges that can help grow their businesses through a mix of 1-to-1 and group learning sessions.

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Gain Traction and Scale

Get help with perfecting your pitch, determining your fundraising strategy, getting feedback, working with mentors, product-market fit, hiring, and marketing. Learning to communicate your vision, and preparing to meet with investors, partners, and other key stakeholders.  

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Tailored, Expert Help

Founders outline the top technical challenges for their startup and are then paired with relevant experts from both WLDA and the industry to solve those challenges and grow their business.

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Specialist Deep Dives

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, WLDA Ventures’ accelerators include deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.

WLDA Ventures Mentors

Mentors are an essential part of our culture. By freely sharing their wisdom & guidance, they impact the entire network and create real, lasting relationships. Learn more and meet some of the WLDA Ventures mentors. 

WLDA Ventures Accelerator FAQs

We're looking for authentic leaders who take action and get things done.  As long as you have a growth mindset, are coachable, have a big vision, and want to collaborate with others so that everyone rises, this might be the place for you.

We look for startups that are building innovative solutions using technologies such as  ML/AI or Data and are solving a variety of real worldwide challenges or problems. The company must be tech or tech-enabled, and you must have a product or service built to the MVP or prototype stage, ready to put in front of potential customers. Using data, market insights, and customer behavior as evidence, show us why your company needs to be built, and why you're the team that should build it.

Weekly strategic working sessions with community leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and industry experts covering best practices business development, sales, legal, strategy, marketing, finance, operations, communication, public relations, and funding. One-on-One coaching from a professional executive coaches. Weekly mentor meetings and collaboration. Customized curriculum and support to meet the unique needs of your particular organization & solution. Introductions to advisors, corporations, investors, and other strategic partners

The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue generating women-led tech startups. Selected companies should have a minimum of 3 employees and the founder and appropriate team members must be available to join all program elements of their cohort. Startups should aim to leverage AI/ML technologies in their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future.

Real Support for Entrepreneurs

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join as a mentor
Entrepreneurial Advice
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Industry Specific Knowledge
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Personal Connections

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