Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MERGELANE - a new accelerator focused on female founders

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:
and yet
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!