MERGELANE - a new accelerator focused on female founders
MERGELANE, is a new Boulder based accelerator program focused on women led companies.
You can see their launch press release announcing the launch HERE.
The founders Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Kraus are using a hybrid residential (two weeks at the front end, one at the back end) residential and virtual coaching/mentoring model. More program details and the application form are HERE. Applications for their first cohort of 8 companies closes December 1st.
I am delighted to be one of the mentors and will be in Boulder for a few days in Feb 2015 as part of the kickoff for the first cohort.
Needless to say I and many others have written in the past about the unconscious biases in the early stage world and their manifestations including:
So this is definitely a project worth supporting in my view.
The objective of the founders is to "make MergeLane obsolete". While I suspect they might be in business for a while ... hopefully that objective will indeed be realized!