2021 Women Founders Foundation Fellows Program
What: Program to introduce college women to the world of investing and entrepreneurship
About: After the WFN Fast Pitch Top 5 finalists are chosen, each team of two fellows and their mentor will be assigned a finalist company to analyze for its investment potential and prepare a due diligence report which they will present to the Junior Judges and Fast Pitch Judges. The mentors will be women angels and VCs. A $250 stipend will be given to all Fellows. They will also gain experience by learning about due diligence, studying a company, and presenting a live analysis.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by July 30th here. The program will take place in October 2021.
Long Beach Accelerator Winter 2021
What: A 14-week program is intended to achieve maximum acceleration for YOUR company.
About: Each month of the program startups will work on a specific component of the business with expert instructors, mentors, and other resources. The program offers 75-100k in capital funding. It will also provide a digital resource package worth approximately $500,000 which would include services such as Amazon Web Services, Airtable, Stripe, Zoom, and many more.
Application Deadline: Learn more and apply by July 30th here.
SEED Lab Pre-Accelerator
What: 8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs
About: SEED Lab is an 8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs. Developed in partnership with the University of California Riverside Extension, it aims to tap the deep reservoir of unrecognized talent within marginalized and under-served communities and support their efforts to identify and develop pioneering paths out of inherited problems that have been buried and muffled those voices. The program is designed to support the implementation of visionary ideas into similarly powerful tools to generate social impact, deepen civic engagement, and bring about empowerment and sustainable change.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 1st here.
SCALE Demo Day
What: Come see live pitches from all eight of the companies that participated in the 13-week SCALE program!
About: This hybrid event will be hosted at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, offering you the opportunity to meet the founders in person and allowing exclusive access to a presentation of their technologies.
Event date: This event will take place on August 4th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. For more information, contact email@example.com. Register here.
WBENC Women & Pride Peer Groups and Community Building Event
What: Event to address and help overcome the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ women business owners
About: Studies show that LGBTQ+ women are underrepresented at every stage of the management pipeline. For LGBTQ+ women, who are workplace minorities in both gender and sexual orientation, the feeling of isolation is common—and particularly challenging—in work environments. The Women & Pride Peer Group was designed to build a community of LGBTQ+ women business owners to voice shared experiences, strategize with one another to overcome problems and strengthen the WBENC entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Event date: This event will take place on August 12th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm ET. Register here.
SCALE Fall 2021 Cohort
What: 13-week program for early-stage aerospace startups
About: SCALE is designed to inspire a generation of students, entrepreneurs, and investors to pursue entrepreneurship for the development and advancement of novel technologies with aerospace applications and to build businesses here in Los Angeles. Each team selected for the program will receive personalized instruction and engage with potential corporate clients and investors. The program is designed to help teams set milestones, develop products, find the market fit and get customer traction, and secure the next round of funding.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 13th here.
UCLA TDG Business of Bioscience Bootcamp
What: Free 5-week bioscience webinar
About: This weekly webinar, hosted by the UCLA Technology Group, will cover a variety of topics involving bioscience, from what you should know about drug development and the FDA review process to the basics of licensing university intellectual property to a startup.
Event date: The webinar will take place every week on Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm starting August 13th until September 10th. Register here to attend the whole program.
BCP Tech Accelerator
What: The BCP tech accelerator is looking for innovative insurtech companies wanting to improve their client experience or increase the efficiency of the service team.
About: The panel of independent and expert judges will select the 5 participating companies for this year’s cohort, and those companies will be notified by the end of day Friday, August 27th. The winning cohort will be required to be in Kansas City for the first two weeks (9/20-10/1) and the last two weeks (11/1-11/12) of the program. The program will begin on September 20th and will conclude with a demo day on or around November 11, 2021. The program offers 35k investment, connections to investors, and most importantly connections to new sources of revenue.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 22nd here.
What: Intensive 7-week program that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their venture
About: They are seeking seed-stage MedTech companies to help pinpoint fundraising needs and develop the deal room materials needed to back up their ask. During this 7-week virtualized program, teams will spend one-on-one time with mentors-in-residence, including VentureWell staff and active investors, as they prepare for investment conversations.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 23rd here.