The Idea

WIN Hacks brings together coders and female founders building technology companies from around the Northeast. The concept originated from eight women entrepreneurs participating in the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab accelerator. A five month program that brings together a cohort of female founders looking to scale their businesses, the technology founders from the 2017-18 cohort have joined forces to build a hackathon event that will help support a range of women founders in the tech and user experience communities.

The Opportunity

Empowering female entrepreneurs, especially those in the technology sector, has the potential to create jobs, increase incomes, and lead to greater economic and social transformation. Only 17% of startups had a female founder in 2017 and in 2015, a mere 25% of tech roles were held by women. These numbers indicate that there is a large opportunity to encourage more women to participate in STEM fields and build and grow scalable companies. WIN Hacks, an initiative spun out of Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab accelerator for women entrepreneurs, aims to elevate female founders and coders in technology by creating an experience where they can work together and create innovating new projects for startups looking to scale.

Exposure

Created by Babson College’s WIN Lab and Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, your support will be backed by an institution that is number one in the world for entrepreneurship education and participated in the creation and dissemination of the globally recognized Diana Project. WIN Hacks is building a community of startup dreamers, doers, and supporters who will be directly impacted by your contribution in supporting women in STEM and entrepreneurship. 

In addition to aligning your brand with an initiative that aims to increase diversity in STEM fields, we have three sponsorship options that will allow you to be a part of this exciting event.