Applications for the 2017/2018 cohort are now closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2018/2019 cohort, please use the Google form below. Those applications will open up in March of 2018.

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BOSTON APPLICATION DEADLINES & FEES:

Applications for the Boston WIN Lab are no longer limited to Boston residents. If you live inside of New England, and can commit to attending each Wednesday night session, you are welcome to apply!

Application Due: May 31 at 5pm EST
All materials and application must be submitted by the deadline. Don’t forget your executive summary! 

Semi-finalist interviews: June 7 – June 21
Applicants selected to move to the next round of admissions will be invited to participate in a 30 minute semi-finalist interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

Finalist Pitch Days: June 28 & 29
Semi-finalist applicants selected to move to the last round of admissions will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of esteemed experts. The top applicants will be selected for the 2018 – 2019 cohort. 

WINners Announced: Week of July 13th  
Notifications will be sent to the third WIN Lab Miami cohort.

Application fees:

$0 until March 31, 2018 at midnight
$25 from April 1, 2018 until April 31, 2018 at midnight
$50 from May 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018 at 5pm EST

APPLY HERE or click the image below

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MIAMI DEADLINES & APPLICATION FEES:

Application Due: May 31 at 5pm EST
All materials and application must be submitted by the deadline. Don’t forget your executive summary! 

Semi-finalist Interviews: June 7 – June 21
Applicants selected to move to the next round of admissions will be invited to participate in a 30 minute semi-finalist interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

Finalist Pitch Days: June 28 & 29
Semi-finalist applicants selected to move to the last round of admissions will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of esteemed experts. The top applicants will be selected for the 2018 – 2019 cohort. 

WINners Announced: Week of July 13th  
Notifications will be sent to the sixth WIN Lab Boston cohort.

Application fees:

$0 until March 31, 2018 at midnight
$25 from April 1, 2018 until April 31, 2018 at midnight
$50 from May 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018 at 5pm EST

APPLY HERE or click the image below

WIN LAB INTENSITY TRACK

Are you a current Babson graduate student who is interested in participating in the WIN Lab as a part of the WIN Lab Intensity Track? Head here to learn more about what the track entails, including pre and co-requisites to be completed along with the eight-month accelerator program.

To apply, simply fill out the standard WIN Lab application and be sure to check the radio button that indicates you are interested in participating in the WIN Lab intensity track.

Application Due: May 31 at 5pm EST
All materials and application must be submitted by the deadline. Don’t forget your executive summary! 

Semi-finalist interviews: June 7 – June 21
Applicants selected to move to the next round of admissions will be invited to participate in a 30 minute semi-finalist interview with a member of the WIN Lab team. 

Finalist Pitch Days: June 28 & 29
Semi-finalist applicants selected to move to the last round of admissions will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of esteemed experts. The top applicants will be selected for the 2018 – 2019 cohort. 

WINners Announced: Week of July 13th  
Notifications will be sent to the sixth WIN Lab Boston cohort.

 



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.