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Who we are

Breakthrough Labs provides women with a community of their peers, but we are also a community of professionals committed to making real change. We aren't just talking the talk; we are bringing together the right people and partners to help women's businesses succeed. 

Dr Kristen Weatherby


Kristen has spent most of her career in the technology sector in the US and UK, including 14 years at one of the largest global software companies in the industry. She has been a part of three accelerators for edtech start-ups and has consulted with start-ups throughout Europe and the Americas. After working with the French government and seeing firsthand the support they provide to female founders, she was inspired to start Breakthrough Labs.

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Our experts

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our programmes connect female founders with experts who are leaders in their fields and can guide start-ups in a variety of areas integral to the success of their businesses. Partitcipants in the Breakthrough Labs accelerator will learn from professionals such as those below.

Our partners

Breakthrough Labs could not be successful without the support of our Partners, who provide services, expertise, funding and advice to us and our start-up community. Many of these Partners also provide special benefits, opportunities and services for start-ups that are part of  Breakthrough Labs programmes.  

There’s more to foreign exchange than rates. From basic international trade-related payments to sophisticated hedging and commercial strategies, Lumon Pay can help you analyse currency risks and understand the options available. We're always on hand to offer expertise so you can focus on your business.

Envestors is the UK’s most active marketplace for early-stage investing. Founded in 2004 with the sole aim of matching entrepreneurs and investors we have raised £100m investment into
200 companies. Our focus is educating entrepreneurs and informing investors to help get
better deals done so both parties make money.

All Hands In

Let's work together

We are looking for partners to join us in our community of support for female tech founders. If you believe that you or your business could help us on our journey, please get in touch!

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