a comprehensive list of venture firms, accelerators, angel money, networks and resources targeted towards the female entrepreneur

Angel Money and Coaching

Girl Boss Foundation: grants up to $15,000, two application periods one from January to June and one from July to August

Cartier Women’s Initiative: $20,000 of funding, one year of coaching, networking opportunities and media exposure

Women Startup Challenge (hosted by women who tech): crowd funding platform + $50,000 grant

Springboard Enterprises: network of innovators, investors and influencers who help build women-led technology companies

Global Fund for women: grants for companies that advocate for global women’s rights

Women’s Capital Connection: helps women entrepreneurs invest in themselves

Women Startup Competition (Europe): competition for the best female led startups in Europe

She EO Venture: (in Canada) women create a pool of $1M to use to fund 10 women lead ventures

Project Entrepreneur (rent the runaway program): chance to win $10,000, a spot at our NYC Workshop, or entry into the accelerator program

The Tory Burch Foundation: capital, mentorship, networking

Eileen Fisher Women Owned Business Grant: Presently, we award $100,000 in grants for up to 10 grant recipients (minimum grant $10,000) on an annual basis

Venture Firms Who Target Female Founders

Kapor Capital: invests in early stage companies with a focus on social impact products/services, and/or with female or minority founder(s)

So Gal Ventures: venture capital firm powered by two millennial women invests back in women

Female Founders Fund: invests in female-run companies, across many areas of business

37 Angels: sources deals and coordinates due diligence for members to invest in deals between $50k and $150k

500 startups: will invest $1M total in 10 women-led companies (or about $100K each)

Astia: invests in women-led companies

Women’s Venture Fund: invests in women-led companies, offers guidance and mentorship

Golden Seeds: focused on investing in early stage female entrepreneurs

Belle Capital: premier source of human and financial capital to the underserved market of women-led companies

Women’s Venture Capital Fund: invests in women entrepreneurs creating companies in digital media and sustainable products/services

Texas Women Venture Fund: capital funding for women-led companies

Intel Capital: $125M Diversity Fund focused on female and underrepresented minority entrepreneurs

Valor Ventures: focus on investing in female founders — the company is based in Atlanta, GA

Isabella Capital: focus on early-stage, women-led companies or those operating in the women’s market

Women Venture: helping women create and grow sustainable and profitable businesses

Boston Women’s Venture Capital Summit: a day for women pitching, speakers and workshops; connecting women to capital

Womena: Investing in women in the Middle East

Accelerator Programs

Circular Board: a collaborative accelerator for growth-oriented female entrepreneurs who lead, or aspire to build, businesses with multi-million dollar revenue

Merge Lane: 12 week program in Boulder, CO

Women’s Start Up Lab: two-week and two-month intensive bootcamps for female founders

The Refinery: based in Connecticut; provides guided support, peer community and mentors/advisors

Digital Undivided: incubator and accelerator helping diverse women founders to raise angel and venture funding

Women Launch: workshops, networks and accelerator program

Pipeline Fellowship: an angel investing bootcamp for women with a $4.5k fee

Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program: national competition that selects women entrepreneurs and then helps them grow their companies

NewMe Accelerator: residential technology start-up accelerator for businesses that are led by under-represented minorities

Female High Fliers Programme: 13 week program for female entrepreneurs in Ireland

Women Founder Network: anaccelerator that connects women building businesses with the tools and resources

Athena: 8-week entrepreneurship boot camp for women

Business Resources, Networks, and Conferences

Bossbabe Netwerk: for millennial business women to connect, confess, and network — $5 fee per month

Female Entrepreneur Association: online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women to turn their ideas into a reality

Marie Forleo: tools and resources on how to drive your business

The Lioness: a magazine with content to inspire female entrepreneurship

In Good Company: co-working space in NYC + in house coaching for women — fee applies

Double Digit Academy: helps women raise angel and venture capital

She Owns It: empowering women to write their own success stories

Women 2.0: is the world’s largest community-driven media brand designed for the next generation of technology leaders

The Empower Lounge: helping women entrepreneurs start + grow their companies right now

Women Home Business: read success stories of small and home-based women entrepreneurs

Women Who Launch: inspires through real-world startup stories, action-oriented workshops and creates support networks with other women

The Chic CEO: online resource for female entrepreneurs

Hello Fearless: online course for aspiring and current women entrepreneurs

Women’s Small Business Accelerator: to help all women acheive their business ownership dreams through mentoring and education

Center for Women and Enterprise: non-profit dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs: has chapters in Afghanistan, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and the U.S.; provides a network for women and information

Women In Tech: inspire talented women to consider a future in media and technology by providing the network and experience

Women Centric: sharing news about individuals and organizations that fuel better career and business opportunities for working women

The Next Women: a community of investors, entrepreneurs & advisors that provides access to capital, resources and networks

Female Founders: non-profit, governmental organization dedicated to supporting gender equality in entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurs of the World: supports gender equality and the advancement of women in entrepreneurship (located on Medium)

The Yellow Conference: a gathering for creative women who desire to ignite passion and bring goodness to the world through everyday living in Los Angeles, CA

Freja Daily: daily tips and inspiration for the new generation of female entrepreneurs

Start Up Chicks: community, coaching, and education for female entrepreneurs

Grit and Virtue: a destination online for entrepreneurial women on a mission to build connections, gain exposure, and receive resources

Women Who Startup: from Colorado, a dedicated platform for women entrepreneurs, and a powerful network of resources

Back Her: crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University: opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking

Create & Cultivate: conferences, and 365 day conversation on female entrepreneurship

She ++: Stanford’s first conference on women in technology

ELA Conf: conference with a goal to create a safe, supportive, inspiring and comfortable community for women, to gain the confidence needed to become leaders, speakers, and teachers in the world of tech

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