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Welcome to your new home: the Breakthrough Labs community for female founders

You know how passionate we are at Breakthrough Labs about transforming the start-up world for women. That's why we are beyond excited to announce the launch of our new online community, created specifically to support female founders of technology start-up companies. This community is for you – the women-identifying founders or co-founders of early-stage start-ups (pre-Series A) who are in the crucial building phase of your business and seeking initial investment.

Who We Are

Up until now, we’ve been dedicated to championing female founders through our successful accelerator program, which has the mission of helping women founders develop strong, investible business propositions as they pitch for pre-seed equity investment. We know the hurdles women face in the tech industry, and we’re committed to providing the resources, support, and community you need to overcome them and succeed. Our accelerator isn't going away, but the online community allows us to reach more women, outside of our local area, outside of the UK, and who may not have fundraising as their focus.

Our Independence, Your Advantage

As an independent organization, we have the freedom to shape our programmes and offerings based on thorough research and the specific needs of female founders. Our focus is entirely on empowering women in tech. We draw from our own research as well as academic studies to understand why women aren't getting funded and what can be done to change that. We've adoped the same evidence-backed approach in building our new community.

What We Offer

Our new online community is more than just a network – it’s a comprehensive support system designed with your unique challenges in mind. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you:

Matching to Advisors

We know how valuable it can be to be able to pick up the phone and ask a seasoned pro for advice. It can also be expensive, with founders often paying dearly or giving away precious equity in order to engage advisors in the early days. That's why we hand-match founders with executives from large companies who volunteer to be advisors for a year - at no charge to start-ups! These experienced professionals offer invaluable insights and guidance as you navigate the ups and downs of building a tech start-up.

Trusted Supplier Directory

One of the biggest worries for early-stage start-ups is finding reliable and cost-effective services. Our directory of trusted suppliers offers services at agreed-upon pricing, so you can be confident that you're getting quality work without breaking the bank.

Community and Peer Support

Building a start-up can feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. Our community brings women together with their peers, providing a space to celebrate wins, share challenges, and learn from each other’s experiences. This peer support network is an essential resource for both emotional and professional growth.

Learning Opportunities

We believe in continuous learning. That’s why we offer a wealth of educational resources, including:

  • Webinars and Recorded Courses: Learn from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs.

  • Pitch Practices and Demo Days: Polish your pitching skills and present your start-up to potential investors.

  • Downloadable Templates and Articles: Access practical tools and expert-written content to support your business growth.

  • And much more!

Join us!

We warmly invite all woman-identifying founders of early-stage tech startups to join our community. At Breakthrough Labs, we’re dedicated to helping you build a sustainable and successful business.

Our waitlist is open until 1 June, when we'll be closing the community to new registrations for the summer so that we can work with our first founders and trusted suppliers to make this space even better.
We'll open back up in September for new membership. If you can't join now, mark your calendar and join us then.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s break through the challenges and build the future of tech, one female founder at a time. Together, we can break down barriers and create a more inclusive and equitable tech industry.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

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