Business Accelerator for Collegiate Female Founders and Recent Graduates

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The WBENC Collegiate Accelerator, previously the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program, is a premier startup program that fosters growth for the next generation of female founders and women-owned businesses. WBENC is proud to invest in the next generation of Women’s Business Enterprises through the support of WBENC Corporate and Government Members.  

Apply now through Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs (or recent graduates) accepted into the WBENC Collegiate Accelerator will learn to grow and scale their businesses through tailored entrepreneurship curriculum, focused on the fundaments of growth, access to capital, marketing, business strategy, and leadership. They receive mentoring from some of the most successful women-owned businesses and America’s largest Fortune 500 companies, while also participating in a virtual showcase of their product or service to WBENC Corporate Members, a pitch competition, and join an alumni community of over 200 female founders. In addition, three $5,000 Innovation Grants will be awarded to the most disruptive and innovative businesses. 

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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