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Business Accelerator for Collegiate Female Founders and Recent Graduates

WBENC National Women's Business Council
Collegiate Eccelerator

Applications open through Thursday, Dec 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT

WBENC Network & Advocates, help us reach emerging female entrepreneurs!

2023 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator applications are open

There’s no question that our WBENC network of leaders and advocates is on the pulse of what’s next in women’s entrepreneurship. That’s why we want your help in spreading the word and encouraging collegiate female entrepreneurs to apply for the 2023 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator program!

The WBENC Collegiate Accelerator (previously the Student Entrepreneur Program) is a highly coveted and multifaceted entrepreneurial program focused on the advancement of collegiate female founders, as Collegiate Accelerator alums, our long-standing valued Corporate sponsors, and WBENC-Certified WBE mentors and supporters can attest.
Selected students will learn how to navigate growth for early-stage ventures through access to resources, specialized education, and personalized mentorship. Student participants will also attend the WBENC 2023 National Conference in Nashville, in which they’ll compete in a Pitch Competition to receive seed capital grants.

WBENC is proud to engage, empower, and inspire the next generation of woman-owned businesses by optimizing the power of the WBENC network through the support of WBENC Corporate Members.

PROGRAM DATES | January – May 2023


  • Thursday, January 26 | 5 pm – 6 pm ET
  • Thursday, February 16 | 5 pm – 6 pm ET
  • Wednesday, February 22 | 5 pm – 7 pm ET
  • Thursday, March 16 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, April 06 | 5 pm – 6 pm ET
  • Wednesday, April 19 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, May 2 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm ET


  • WBENC National Conference | Nashville, TN | March 20 – 23, 2023

Event Details


Nov 11, 2022
Dec 1, 2022