Women's Tech Accelerator

Growing good ideas

The Women's Tech Accelerator was born through our pursuit to help break down the barriers for women in tech. We're committed to providing valuable experiences and expanding new businesses for each participant selected. This year-long opportunity combines mentorship, resources, and collaboration creating a unique space for dreamers and doers. If this inspires you, we'd love to hear from you.

What you'll get

Expert Advice

Engineering, UX, SEO & SEM, finance, design, and more

Unlimited Access

to our office space, resources, and snacks


Social events, lunch-and-learns, and skill-sharing opportunities

Our Participants


Sara Taylor-Demos

CEO and Founder of Cora

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Colette Conway

Head of Partnerships at Cora

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Nassim Abdi, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CEO of StoryBolt

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Hannah Meyer

COO of Pie for Providers

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Chelsea Sprayregen

CEO of Pie for Providers

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Nassim Abdi, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Docademia

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Tracey Suppo

Co-Founder of Book + Main

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Shaniqua Davis

Founder of Noirefy

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Dr. Ritu Trivedi-Purohit

Founder of Thriveosity


Tatyana Shestopalova

Founder of GiftOn

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Jasmine Smalls

Founder of Five to Nine

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Alice Locatelli

Founder of Feedback Builder

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Grow your startup

One great idea at a time, selected participants will gain:

  • An expert team
    Covering every aspect of your business, we'll intentionally help you grow. Our committed team of experts will collaborate, brainstorm, and mentor you in Web & App Development, User Experience, SEO & SEM, Design, Social Media, and Finance.
  • Helpful resources
    Get unlimited access to our office resources including WiFi, phones, personal desk space for you and your team, conference rooms, and lounge. Our fully equipped space offers televisions with Apple TV and HDMI cables for your meetings.
  • A creative space
    Our killer location is in the heart of River North's tech scene offering public transportation options, bars and restaurants, and entertainment. Plus, our open floor plan is full of light, views of the city, unique spaces to work or hang out, and fun and games for breaks.
  • A rewarding culture
    Our inclusive and diverse culture encourages a supportive and fun environment. We offer healthy snacks, organic fruit, and beverages to feed our innovation…and it's free! From social gatherings to team outings to community and volunteer events, we like to hang out together.

More questions? Check out the Women's Tech Accelerator FAQ.

Our Experts


Amanda Holman

Data Analyst


Ashley Sullivan

Front End Developer


Carissa Niederer

Front End Development Manager


Claud Fuhrman

Social Media Specialist


Stephanie Johnson

Customer Retention Manager


Courtney Omell

Voice of Customer Manager


Alyssa Snyder

HR Specialist


Amy Bourne

President and COO


Casey Runyan

Managing Editor


Jess Adams

VP of Human Resources


Lauren Lee

Business Development Manager


Sarah Schmidt


Apply to the program

Applications for the Fall 2019 cohort are now closed.

Please check out our Women's Tech Accelerator FAQ for additional information.

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