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What we do

We offer a variety of programmes to support female founders at any stage of their business development. Female founders accepted into a Breakthrough Labs programme get access to a range of research-backed offerings that address the specific issues shown to impact whether or not their businesses will succeed.

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Benefits of joining Breakthrough Labs


Access to experts with proven success

Breakthrough Labs' programmes follow the start-ups' journey and include workshops from subject-matter experts and seasoned entrepreneurs in areas relevant to start-ups' needs.


Connections with investors

Start-ups spend a lot of time reaching out to investors who might not be interested in their offering. Breakthrough Labs provides access to angel investors who are committed to investing in female founders and ready to listen to your pitch.


A growing network

Research shows that fewer female founders have access to a professional network than their male counterparts. Breakthrough Labs is a community of female founders, successful entrepreneurs, mentors and industry experts who can provide support to female founders. 


Exclusive offers from our partners

Each start-up participating in a Breakthrough Labs programme gets access to exclusive partner offers from organisations including Microsoft for Startups, Lumon Pay, Envestors and Squared. Check out our Partners page for more details.

Join our community

We've listened to female founders. We've read the research. We know what you need and we are here to help. Our online community will provide you with the learning, resources, and connections you need to help your business thrive. 

Check out our Community page for more details, and join our waitlist!

Are you preparing to pitch for funding?

Our accelerator is for you!

Our 4-month accelerator programme provides women with expert advice and guidance to help them build a business that is attractive to investors. The programme includes both in-person and virtual workshops that help women build a community of their peers and prepares them to pitch for investment.


The programme is packed with 12 two-hour online workshops and 3 in-person sessions (in London or Oxford) covering a wide range of topics and delivered by experts in each area.

Download the evaluation of our first accelerator cohort, or click the button below to register and be notified when applications open for our next cohort!

Upcoming events for female founders

We regularly offer free online events for female founders to help with their business development and develop a sense of community. These events are open to female founders of start-ups at any stage and in any location. 

Check back often or register for our newsletter to see our latest event schedule!

Past events have included the following inspirational speakers.

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. 

Serena Williams

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