Wanderful & Womentum Join Forces for International Women's Day

Wanderful & Womentum Join Forces for International Women's Day

Wanderful, part of the WIN Lab Boston cohort, is an organization that connects women all over the globe. With a global membership base, their online community allows you to build relationships no matter if you’re in a hammock in Nicaragua or an ashram in India. In addition, membership at Wanderful involves creating real, face-to-face connections with other women through international local chapters and events.

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Apollonix Wins at SUP-X, Takes Home $15k

Apollonix Wins at SUP-X, Takes Home $15k

SUP-X, a two day international conference and expo in Fort Lauderdale, which attracts a large number of investors from all over the country, finished their series of panels and workshops with a pitch competition. Giving away fifty thousand dollars in cash, SUP-X judges choose five startups showcasing during the exhibition to compete for the crown (and a really large check).

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Zulubots and AlphaTechBlocks compete for $50k

Zulubots and AlphaTechBlocks compete for $50k

Two WIN Lab Miami startups, AlphaTechBlocks and Zulubots, have been selected as semi-finalists for the national alphatech gear Hardware Cup! Competing for a shot at $50,000, these two startups will take the stage at the Fort Lauderdale SUP-X startup expo on March 7, alongside four other companies selected in the southeast regional semi-finals.

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DartDrones heads to ABC's Shark Tank

DartDrones heads to ABC's Shark Tank

WIN Lab alumna Abby Speicher heads to Shark Tank on February 24 to pitch DartDrones, a company that teaches soon-to-be drone pilots how to fly with online and in-person classes nationwide. Certainly no easy task, DartDrones makes sure it keeps up with FAA regulations in order for their clients to pass an intensive, 60 question test - a requirement for those who want to become a certified commercial drone pilot.

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Fashion-focused. This is one industry, combined.

Fashion-focused. This is one industry, combined.

As an industry-agnostic accelerator program, the Lab brings in a diverse set of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial endeavors. Blasting through the Zuckerberg-esque image of the startup CEO, we're putting the camera back into real-world-focus by highlighting some up-and-coming women-led startups.

Today, we dive into fashion.

Whether bold stripes are your camouflage of choice or you prefer the soft scent of orange peel drifting effortlessly from your accessories, this lineup will have you saying "ohhhhh!" when you look in the mirror.

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WINners head to sunny FL for a shot at $50,000 with SUP-X!

WINners head to sunny FL for a shot at $50,000 with SUP-X!

As one of the largest entrepreneurship events in Florida quickly approaches, we're happy to announce that two WIN Lab startups will be participating in this year's SUP-X Startup Expo in Fort Lauderdale on March 6 and 7. The two teams, who will have the opportunity to showcase their companies in front of over 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem experts, were chosen based on their impressive traction during the WIN Lab accelerator, determined during the final presentation of Phase I. Those teams include Miami team Apollonix and and Boston WIN Lab startup Busy Beauty.

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Palmpress Coffee to Pitch at SUP-X Kickoff!

Jessica Do, Founder of Palmpress Coffee, has been selected to pitch live for a chance to showcase her company at the SUP-X: The Startup Expo Conference in March. She will be joined by six other startups with one of them walking away as the as the winner and represent Miami-Dade in the SUP-X startup competition semi-finals and receive a free exhibit booth and have an opportunity to win part of $50,000 total in cash!

To join the SUP-X Startup Expo kickoff, and see these companies pitch live to a group of four esteemed judges, RSVP here. Festivities begin at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 26,

Learn more about Palmpress by checking out the video to the left.


 

Loveleaf Co. Partners with Whole Foods for 7 Day Challenge

Loveleaf Co. Partners with Whole Foods for 7 Day Challenge

WIN Lab entrepreneur Ally Milligan of LoveLeaf Co. has spent the last few months working with the Boston Whole Foods Market team to bring all of you something special this month! To kick off the new year, they launched a 7 Day Salad Challenge. The premise is simple; all you have to do is eat one salad a day. And they know a thing or two about salads. LoveLeaf Co. provides the shopping list and a week of healthy, seasonal salad and bowl recipes. And you eat the salads. For seven days. It’s a simple habit that just might change your life and they're excited to show you how.

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Dropzone Wins $5k from StreetShares

Dropzone Wins $5k from StreetShares

Current WIN Lab entrepreneur, and women founder, Courtney Wilson just took home $5,000 in funding from StreetShares 2017 Veteran Small Business Awards! StreetShares brings together business owners in search of funding and investors looking for both financial and social returns. 

The first place winner, DropZone for Veterans, is a customizable directory of high-impact veteran benefits. You can kind of thing of them as the Yelp of resources for military veterans. In a day where searching for things like yoga classes and restaurants is as easy as hitting a button on your phone, Wilson decided that the same should be true for Veterans who want to access the resources that are currently available but incredibly scattered.

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How WIN Lab Miami demonstrates the value of diversity in entrepreneurship

How WIN Lab Miami demonstrates the value of diversity in entrepreneurship

Diversity is not only good for business; it’s good for innovation, and at the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami, our inaugural cohort of women entrepreneurs represents diversity of all kinds. With 24 women innovating in a variety of industries such as technology, food and beverage, consumer products, apparel and fashion – just to name a few – the WIN Lab Miami represents and supports a broader trend toward diversity in entrepreneurship.  

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