The Global Ecosystem Supporting Women Innovators and Investors

by Joshua Henderson, Springboard Enterprises
List updated by Joshua

'The world is finally waking up to the fact that there is big money to be made in finding and funding companies led by diverse teams.

If you’re part of a woman-led company, I hope this list makes your life easier by pointing you to valuable resources and human capital you didn’t already know about.'

Accelerators for Women-Led Companies

  1. Ad Astra Ventures

  2. Althea-Imperial Programme

  3. Atto Accelerator

  4. Backstage Accelerator

  5. The Big Push

  6. The Circular Board

  7. Colliders Pre-Accelerator

  8. DivInc (DivInc)

  9. Equita

  10. F-Lane

  11. Female Founders Accelerator

  12. Female Founders Competition by Microsoft

  13. FounderGym

  14. HearstLab

  15. Hera Labs

  16. Hillman

  17. MassNextGen

  18. MergeLane (Elizabeth Kraus)

  19. Monarq Incubator

  20. Multicultural Innovation Lab

  21. mystartupXX

  22. NYC Immersion Program by FD Global Connections

  23. The Pinkubator

  24. Project Entrepreneur

  25. Prosper

  26. Ready Set Raise

  27. The Refinery

  28. Sephora Stands

  29. SheStarts by Blue Chilli

  30. SOAR

  31. Springboard Enterprises (Springboard Enterprises)

  32. TechDiversity Accelerator

  33. Upstart

  34. WiSTEM by 1871

  35. Women Who Dare

  36. Women Innovating Now Lab

  37. Women on the Move

  38. Women’s Startup Lab

 

Others with demonstrated awareness of the need for diversity of thought: 500 WomenAmerican UndergroundFounders InstituteIgnite AcceleratorMake in L.A.NewMe Accelerator, as well as Design Technologies produced accelerators ABCTELabNYC, and Next Milestone

 

Co-Working for Women-Led Companies

  1. Blooms London

  2. EvolveHer (Chicago)

  3. HeraHub (Multiple Locations, Hera Hub)

  4. One Roof Melbourne

  5. The Hivery (Mill Valley, CA)

  6. The Riveter (Multiple Locations)

  7. The Ventura (Australia)

  8. WeAct (Los Altos)

  9. WMN (Tel Aviv)

  10. The Wing (New York City)

 

Networks of Entrepreneurial Women

  1. accelerateHER

  2. Ada’s List

  3. Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs

  4. Alley to the Valley

  5. Astia

  6. Athena League

  7. BEACON DC

  8. Black Women Talk Tech

  9. Blooming Founders (Blooming Founders)

  10. C-Sweetener

  11. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network

  12. digitalundivided (digitalundivided)

  13. Ellevate Network (Ellevate Network)

  14. EnrichHER

  15. Female Equity

  16. Female Founders (Europe)

  17. Female Founders Alliance

  18. Global Invest Her

  19. Hautepreneurs

  20. LandIt (Landit)

  21. Lesbians Who Tech

  22. Pepperlane (Pepperlane)

  23. Philly Women in Tech

  24. SheEOs

  25. SheWorx (SheWorx By Lisa Wang)

  26. SoGal (SoGal Ventures)

  27. The Fourth Floor

  28. The Startup Ladies

  29. StartupChicks

  30. TechWomen Canada

  31. theBoardList (theBoardlist)

  32. TheNextWomen

  33. UPWARD Women

  34. the Vinetta Project

  35. WE Venture

  36. WE@Yale

  37. WEST

  38. Women@Austin

  39. Women 2.0 (Women 2.0)

  40. Women Founders Network

  41. Women in Bio

  42. Women in Tech by ICON

  43. Women Led

  44. Women Presidents’ Organization

  45. Women Tech Founders

  46. Women Who Startup

  47. Women Who Tech

  48. Yazamiyot

 

Organizations Dedicated to Diversity in Venture

  1. AllRaise (AllRaise.org)

  2. Black Girl Ventures

  3. BLCK VC

  4. Diversity.VC (Diversity VC)

  5. Female Founders

  6. Founders for Change

  7. iNTENT Manifesto

  8. Israeli Power in Diversity Initiative

  9. Project Include

  10. The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

  11. VC Include

  12. Women.VC

 

Networks of Women Investors

  1. #Angels (#ANGELS)

  2. AllBright (UK, AllBright)

  3. ArcAngels (New Zealand)

  4. Astia Angels

  5. Beehive Holdings

  6. BELLE Capital (Lauren Flanagan)

  7. Broadway Angels

  8. Golden Seeds (Golden Seeds)

  9. Hera Fund

  10. Investing Women Angels (Scotland)

  11. The JumpFund

  12. New Voices Fund

  13. Next Act Fund

  14. Scale Investors (Australia)

  15. SheEO (SheEO World)

  16. Sofia Fund

  17. Topstone Angels

  18. We Angels Network (Chile)

  19. WE Capital

  20. Women’s Capital Connection

  21. WOMENA (Womena)

  22. X-Squared Angels

 

Investor Training Programs/Networks

  1. 37 Angels (37 Angels)

  2. Angel Academe (Angel Academe)

  3. Female Funders

  4. Kauffman Fellows

  5. Pipeline Angels (Pipeline Angels)

  6. Portfolia (Portfolia by Trish Costello)

  7. We Are Enough

  8. Women First Enterprise by the Angel Resource Institute

  9. Women in Venture

 

Investors Targeting Women-Led/Diverse Companies

  1. 1843 Capital

  2. The 22 Fund

  3. Amplifyher Ventures

  4. Backstage Capital (Arlan)

  5. BBG Ventures (Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua)

  6. BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund

  7. Bootstrap Capital

  8. BRAVA Investments

  9. Bumble Fund

  10. Chloe Capital (Chloe Capital)

  11. Cleo Capital

  12. Cross Culture Ventures

  13. CTA Fund

  14. Female Founders Fund (Female Founders Fund)

  15. Gingerbread Capital

  16. Gotham Gal Ventures

  17. Halogen Ventures

  18. Harlem Capital (Harlem Capital Partners)

  19. The Helm

  20. Impact NH Fund

  21. Intel Capital Diversity Fund

  22. InvestHer Ventures

  23. JANE.vc

  24. Jump Canon

  25. JumpStart Focus Fund

  26. Karmijn Kapitaal

  27. Launch with GS

  28. LDR Ventures

  29. Luna Cap Ventures

  30. Merian Ventures

  31. New Age Capital (New Age Capital)

  32. Next Wave Impact

  33. Pique Ventures

  34. Pivotal Ventures

  35. Plum Alley (Plum Alley)

  36. Red Capital Partners

  37. Reign Ventures

  38. Reinventure Capital

  39. Rethink Impact

  40. Shatter Fund

  41. SoGal Ventures (SoGal Ventures)

  42. Springboard Growth Capital (Kay Koplovitz)

  43. Sybilla Masters Fund

  44. Texas Women Ventures

  45. The Billion Dollar Fund for Women’s Fund Partners

  46. True Wealth Ventures (Sara T Brand)

  47. Victress Capital (Victress Capital)

  48. WE Fund

  49. Women’s Venture Capital Fund

  50. Canadian Government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund and Women Entrepreneurship Fund

  51. WXR Fund (The WXR Venture Fund)

  52. XFactor Ventures (XFactor Ventures)

  53. XXelerate Fund

 

VC Funds Led by Female Partners

  1. 11.2 Capital

  2. Aligned Partners

  3. Aspect Ventures (Aspect Ventures)

  4. Astarte Ventures

  5. BackingMinds (BackingMinds)

  6. Bloomberg Beta

  7. Boston Seed

  8. Breakout Ventures

  9. Brilliant Ventures

  10. Converge (Converge)

  11. Cowboy Ventures (Cowboy Ventures)

  12. Day One Ventures

  13. Define Ventures ( Lynne Chou-O’Keefe)

  14. Fika Ventures

  15. Forerunner Ventures (Forerunner Ventures)

  16. Glasswing Ventures

  17. Hustle Fund

  18. Illuminate Ventures (Cindy Padnos)

  19. Impact America Fund

  20. Katalyst Ventures

  21. Longevity Fund

  22. Magnetic Ventures

  23. MILA Capital

  24. Moderne Ventures

  25. Reach Capital (Reach Capital)

  26. Relentless Venture Fund

  27. Rivet Ventures

  28. Spero Ventures (Spero Ventures)

  29. Starvest Partners

  30. Supernode Ventures (Supernode Ventures)

  31. Urban Innovation Fund

  32. Valor Ventures

  33. Westlake Village BioPartners

 

Crowdfunding for Women-Led Companies

  1. Arya Women (Turkey)

  2. AWE Ventures

  3. iFundWomen (iFundWomen)

  4. TheNextWomen Crowd Fund(Europe, The Next Women)

 

Tech, Services, Content for Women-Led Companies

  1. Hello Alice (Alice)

  2. Connecting Founders

  3. Diversify Tech

  4. Femstreet

  5. Hastartuptiot

  6. Let’s Get to 51%

  7. Piloting Your Life — a Podcast by Terri Mead

  8. Project W by Davis Wright Tremaine

  9. The GUILD (The GUILD)

  10. The Pink Ceiling

  11. The Point 25 Initiative

  12. The State of Women (Women INVESTING)

  13. Stride Ventures

  14. Ventureneer (Geri Stengel)

  15. Virago

  16. Wingpact

  17. Women’s Business Development Center

Conferences for Entrepreneurial Women

  1. Black Women Raise

  2. Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

  3. Female Founders Conference

  4. Female Founders Program at The Montgomery Summit

  5. Ladies Who Launch

  6. Million Dollar Women Summit

  7. SERENDIPITY by The GUILD

  8. Women @ Republic (Republic)

  9. Women Entrepreneurs Festival

  10. Women Who Tech

 

Developing Women Tech Talent

  1. allWomen

  2. Baot by Extend

  3. Bella Minds

  4. Black Girls Code

  5. Code First: Girls

  6. CODE2040 (Code2040)

  7. Girl Develop It (Girl Develop It | GDI)

  8. Girls Who Code (Girls Who Code)

  9. Hackbright Academy (Hackbright Academy)

  10. mBolden

  11. PowerToFly (PowerToFly)

  12. Queen B

  13. Rails Girls TLV

  14. She Codes

  15. TechGirlz (TechGirlz)

  16. Venture for America (Venture For America)

  17. Women In Product

  18. Women Who Code (Women Who Code)

 

Developing Young Women Entrepreneurs

  1. GirlMade

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