Launch Labs: New biz boot camps are accelerating opportunities for women-led companies
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Across the country, a new breed of incubators and accelerators has sprung up to support women who are starting or growing a business.
These female-friendly biz labs, both commercial and academic, embrace next-generation role models, P2P collaboration, access to funders, digital tools and, most of all, strategic blueprints that bolster women’s innovation.
The June 26 show spotlights how the new labs take participants from idea to market and put the pedal to the mettle for women entrepreneurs.
We’ll hear from two women with hands-on experience at a high-profile women’s accelerator:
Susan G. Duffy directs the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, a learning lab for women. Expert in teaching entrepreneurship, management and organizational behavior, Susan, @SusanGDuffy, has also been an assistant professor at Simmons College and Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business at George Washington University. Before entering academia, she was co-owner of a commercial construction company and owned and operated a Chinese restaurant franchise.
Brittany Lo, a freelance makeup artist, is a recent graduate of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) accelerator lab at Babson. She is launching Beautini, a makeup bar that uses all-natural cosmetics for high-quality and convenient makeovers. Brittany is seeking funding to open doors in NYC and a pop-up shop in a NY fitness center.