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List of Accelerators for Women

June 23, 2015

There are a growing number of accelerators who are creating programs to better support women. Here’s a window into my Evernote list of them. Please let us know if I missed one!

  1. AVINDĒ  Texas
  2. Avion Ventures San Francisco
  3. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland
  4. Change Catalyst Online
  5. Dreamit Athena Philadelphia
  6. Equita San Francisco
  7. Hera Labs San Diego
  8. Merge Lane Boulder
  9. Ogunte London (we deeply love them, as they are also supporting women social entrepreneurs!)
  10. Prosper St. Louis
  11. The Refinery Westport, CT
  12. SheEO Toronto
  13. Spring Accelerator Nairobi
  14. Springboard Accelerator DC (Founded in 2000!)
  15. Upstart Accelerator  Memphis
  16. Women’s Startup Lab Menlo Park

Other programs for women entrepreneurs:

  1. Camp CAS Nevada City, CA
  2. Chic CEO Online
  3. Girl Tank Atlanta (for women social entrepreneurs! We love these partners of ours.)
  4. Global Women’s Leadership Network Santa Clara (for women changing the world! We love them, too.)
  5. Hera Hub San Diego
  6. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Bay Area
  7. Savor the Success Online
  8. Urban Solutions: Enterprising Women! San Francisco
  9. Vital Voices DC
  10. The WIN Lab Babson Park, MD
  11. XX in Health New York

Also, if you haven’t signed up for the Female Founders Slack Group, I recommend it.

Stay tuned for investment resources for women…

[Edited 6/30/15 to add The Refinery, Prosper and The WIN Lab. Please let us know if there are others we missed!]


  1. Raquel Wilson - June 18, 2017 at 3:41 am - Reply

    There is also Start-up Chile’s “The S Factory”: //

  2. Lisa Aissaoui - January 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    There is also She Leads Africa that could be added to the list =)

  3. Jo Reynolds - February 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Awesome list!! Add Jo Reynolds Founder // Twitter @spikebeejo

  4. Carmen - February 5, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Project Entrepreneur in NYC

  5. lesa Mitchell - June 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Prosper in St. Louis

  6. Mary - June 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone!

    I am interested in following where you are going and what you are doing here…

    Thank you,

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