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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.

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Are you preparing to pitch for funding?

Join our 4-month accelerator

Our accelerator programme runs twice a year and 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.

Register to be notified when applications open in July 2023!

Upcoming events for female founders

Before we launch our online community in September, we are offering a series of free online events to give female founders a taste of what the community will have to offer. 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!

22 June 2023         14:00 - 15:00 BST          Online

Join us to hear about Riham Satti's journey as founder of MeVitae, which aims to eliminate bias in the hiring process.

Click the button below to RSVP on our EventBrite page and get the event link and reminders sent directly to your inbox.

13 July 2023         14:00 - 15:00 BST          Online

Join us to hear from Liberty Foreman, co-founder of Sierra Medical, providing fast, affordable and accessible early lung-cancer detection.

Click the button below to RSVP on our EventBrite page and get the event link and reminders sent directly to your inbox.


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

Serena Williams

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