Introducing the 2024 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator Cohort!

WBENC is pleased to introduce 33 talented and emerging entrepreneurs from 17 Universities and Colleges across the nation as they begin their journey as part of the 2024 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator (CA) cohort! Read on to learn more about the student participants and their ventures ahead of the WBENC National Conference in Denver, CO!

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The Collegiate Accelerator is a multifaceted entrepreneurial program designed to guide collegiate female founders through their startup phase through curriculum focused on the fundamentals of growth for startups, as well as peer to peer connections and personalized mentorship from WBENC’s dynamic network of more than 19,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs and 550+ WBENC National Corporate Members.

The 2024 cohort will travel to Denver for five full days of programming including exclusive opportunities at the WBENC National Conference such as the Collegiate Accelerator Pitch Competition, in which students will compete for a chance to win up to $20,000! While in Denver, the 2024 cohort will also showcase their ventures to WBENC National Conference attendees as part of the vibrant Collegiate Accelerator Interactive Showcase – taking place directly outside of the expo floor!

WBENC continues to nurture the next generation of women entrepreneurs as we welcome 57% of the 2024 CA cohort as alumnae of the WBENC Women of Color Incubator, a premiere program designed for female students at Historically Black Colleges & Universities to strengthen their entrepreneurial ideas and early-stage ventures.

Meet the 33 students comprising the 2024 Collegiate Accelerator Cohort!
Meet the 5 CA Alum Mentors joining us in Denver, Colorado!

Thank you to our valued Collegiate Accelerator Title Sponsors, FedEx & Walmart, for their continued support of emerging female entrepreneurs along with the 2024 WBENC Collegiate Accelerator Corporate Supporters!

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