An incubator for women entrepreneurs to emerge through community and mentorship and accelerate business growth.
Through a competitive selection process, a group of women entrepreneurs are selected to “incubate” their business at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), in a technologically advanced environment, designed to foster business growth and sustainability. Through an ecosystem of educational resources, access to funding assistance, and mentorship, the women entrepreneurs will grow their businesses over the course of 15 months, and then transition the business back into Atlanta at the end of that period. Specifically, WEI will provide the selected businesses with the following tools:
Entry into the WEI incubator is a rigorous and competitive process, intentionally designed to curate from a pool of highly qualified candidates. While the scalability, investability, and sustainability of the business models is critical to the selection process, WEI Atlanta also considers several components, specific to the women who run the businesses:
While the entry criteria into the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative will likely evolve, the following baseline criteria was used for selecting the 2016-2017 participants, and should be considered relevant to the future selection process:
The WEI Incubator runs for a period of fifteen (15) months, and the application period for the current class is now closed. Applications for the next round of entrepreneurs will be available in 2018. Additional details for the opening date will be forthcoming soon. Please check back here frequently for updated information on the revised application opening date.
WEI is housed in downtown Atlanta’s iconic Flatiron Building – the city’s oldest standing skyscraper. The 40,000-square-foot landmark was recently upgraded to intersect its historical character with cutting-edge innovation and design. This unique collaborative space, through an exciting partnership with Microsoft, serves as a technologically-advanced backdrop to Atlanta’s emerging and existing entrepreneurs, seeking to foster their business growth in a space that is cool yet inviting, creative yet sophisticated.
72 Marietta St., 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303