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WBENC | Business Accelerator for Collegiate Female Founders and Recent Graduates!

WBENC National Women's Business Council
Collegiate Accelerator

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Business Accelerator for Collegiate Female Founders and Recent Graduates!

Applications open through Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT

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

2024 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 2024 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator program!

The WBENC Collegiate Accelerator (CA) is a highly coveted and multifaceted entrepreneurial program focused on the advancement of collegiate female founders. Selected students will learn how to navigate growth for early-stage ventures through targeted curriculum, personalized mentorship, and peer to peer connections. Student participants will join 4,000+ women business owners, procurement professionals, and partner organizations at the 2024 WBENC National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Collegiate female entrepreneurs (or recent graduates) accepted into the 2024 cohort will participate in a five-day, growth-based accelerator designed to guide emerging business owners through their startup phase. The Collegiate Accelerator includes a Mentorship Program that will connect student participants with seasoned women-owned businesses alongside mentors from leading Corporations in a 2:1 mentorship model.

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.

March – April 2024

Saturday, March 16 – Friday, March 22, 2024
*Includes 2024 WBENC National Conference in Denver, CO

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Virtual Closing Ceremony

Event Details


Dec 15, 2023