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Women’s Accelerator

Entrepreneurship training and mentoring center for developing female founders

Houston, Texas, USA

Women in business receive less mentorship and support than men. Investing in women yields positive results — for businesses, the economy, and families. Through the Women’s Accelerator, female entrepreneurs in Texas will get the support and resources they need.

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Needed

Designed

Funded

Built

Impacting

36%

$825,000 goal

Pledge $100,000 or more

Sponsors plaque

○ your name on a plaque by entrance
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $300,000 or more

Room named after you

○ training room named after you
○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $750,000 or more

Accelerator named after you

○ accelerator dedicated in your name
○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report


Empowering female entrepreneurs

Startups founded by women perform better over time, yet women are consistently under-resourced.1 Female entrepreneurs have cited a lack of mentors and support system as their key challenges.2 This project will give women an equitable amount of support and the right resources to grow sustainable companies by building a dedicated Women’s Accelerator hub in Houston, Texas.

Space and support

The Women’s Accelerator will give women a place to work, take classes, hone skills, pitch funders and meet clients, share experiences, and build a network with other female founders.

For women, by women

The accelerator’s interior was dreamed up by designer and artist, Lauren Bordes and Kurani founder, Danish Kurani. Once funded, the accelerator will be built by Loopston. Founded by Tina Ho, Loopston is a woman-owned and operated construction company with a unique focus on hiring and training women.

Lauren Bordes
Lauren Bordes

Designer, entrepreneur, university professor

Tina Ho
Tina Ho

General Contractor, startup advisor, real estate developer

Proven design

The interior design is inspired by the environments at Google and the Centre for Social Innovation. There’s 4,000 square feet of co-working space, indoor gardens, meeting rooms, a classroom, and coffee bar. Female founders will have the dedicated space and tools they need to be successful.

A women’s accelerator would diversify the business landscape of our city.

local entrepreneur, Danielle Fanfair

What’s your legacy

In these trying times with so much uncertainty in the world, everyone must step up. Years from now, you’ll be asked — where were you and how did you help? Use our architectural series to create positive change in the world.

Pledge $100,000 or more

Sponsors plaque

○ your name on a plaque by entrance
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $300,000 or more

Room named after you

○ training room named after you
○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $750,000 or more

Accelerator named after you

○ accelerator dedicated in your name
○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ your name in the press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report