Interested in applying to the Boston or Miami WIN Lab? Applications are now live! Before you apply please read through the admissions criteria below, in addition to our Frequently Asked Questions here.

MIAMI DEADLINES & APPLICATION FEES:

Application Due: May 12th at 5pm EST
All materials and application must be submitted by the deadline. Don’t forget your executive summary! 

Semi-finalist interviews:  May 12th – June 9th
Semi-finalist teams will be selected and invited to participate in a 30 minute virtual interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

Pitch Days: June 29th – 30th
WIN will advance the final forty teams to pitch in-person to a panel of esteemed experts. The top 20 teams will be selected for the 2017 – 2018 cohort. 

WINners Announced: July 15th  
Notifications will be sent to the second WIN Lab Miami cohort.

Application fees:

$0 until April 1, 2017 at midnight
$25 from April 2, 2017 until April 15, 2017 at midnight
$50 from April 16, 2017 until May 1, 2017 at 5pm EST

APPLY HERE or click the image below


BOSTON DEADLINES & APPLICATION FEES:

This admissions cycle is open to WEBos (Women Entrepreneurs Boston) seats, Babson alumnae, Babson students, Olin students, and Wellesley students. WEBos seats are available to any woman entrepreneur with a Boston zip code.

FOR CURRENT BABSON, OLIN, & WELLESLEY STUDENTS:

Application Due: May 1st at 5pm EST
*Application deadline for Babson current students (does not include incoming students) and current Olin and Wellesley students is May 1st, 2017 at 5pm EST.

Semi-finalist interviews:  May 2nd – May 16th
Semi-finalist teams will be selected and invited to participate in a 30 minute virtual interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

WINners Announced: July 15th  
Notifications will be sent to the fifth WIN Lab Boston cohort.

APPLY HERE or click the image below


FOR WEBOS APPLICANTS, BABSON ALUMNAE, AND INCOMING BABSON STUDENTS:

Application Due: June 30 AT 5pm EST
*Application deadline for WEBos applicants, Babson alumnae, and incoming Babson 1-year MBAs and MSEL students is June 30, 2017 at 5pm EST. 

Semi-finalist interviews:  July 2nd – July 14th
Semi-finalist teams will be selected and invited to participate in a 30 minute interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

WINners Announced: July 15th  
Notifications will be sent to the fifth WIN Lab Boston cohort.

Application fees:

$0 until May 1, 2017 at midnight
$25 from May 2, 2017 until May 31, 2017 at midnight
$50 from June 1, 2017 until June 30, 2017 at 5pm EST

APPLY HERE or click the image below


WIN Lab Admissions Criteria:

Power as SheO
The WIN Lab is dedicated to catalyzing women founders who are passionate, committed, and 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.

Think Big Ventures
WIN 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 a clear secret sauce and strong positioning in the market.

Timing is Everything
WIN seeks businesses that are in beta stage with a functioning prototype, a strong go-to-market strategy, and are positioned to scale. This will enable them to best leverage Lab resources. We are open to candidates that are slightly earlier or later stage if they have a clear idea on how they will leverage the WIN experience (i.e. idea stage or growth stage that are franchising or launching a new product or service).

Community Fit
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. WIN Lab provides its entrepreneurs with an immense amount of expertise, coaching, and resources, and we ask for commitment and contribution in return. Participants (WINners) are required to show up to weekly sessions, meet monthly milestones, provide feedback to their fellow founders, and operate with openness and transparency during the program. 

Team
Research shows that start-ups with co-founders are more likely to achieve early success and scalability. We seek founders that are part of strong, women-led, teams with co-founders and/or employees that are committed to venture growth (founder agreements must be submitted before entering the Lab). Solo founders that are actively seeking team members or have a strong organizational plan in place are encouraged to apply.