Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab have launched a new WIN Lab Intensity Track—providing MBA students the opportunity to earn course credit for their work in developing high-growth, women-led ventures.
“The WIN Lab has proved that women entrepreneurs participating in this program hit milestones, develop broad networks, and more rapidly develop their businesses,” said Candida Brush, Babson College’s vice provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. “By combining this intensive lab experience with coursework, participants will have a chance to build directly on classroom experiences and apply what they learn in the lab.”
The WIN Lab Intensity Track will transform women entrepreneurs into CEOs through rigorous entrepreneurship coursework, applied experiences, mentoring, and milestone achievements designed to move early-stage ventures from prototype to successful launch and growth.
“The WIN Lab Intensity Track provides the opportunity for the entrepreneurial student to have it all – to scale their business amidst an inspiring cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, while also fulfilling elective coursework requirements and becoming deeply immersed in Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through WIN Lab programming,” added Heatherjean MacNeil, cofounder and Global Director of the WIN Lab.
The new track will combine an eight-month, three-credit WIN Lab experience with a series of MBA entrepreneurship electives, including completion of the pre-requisite class: New Venture Creation.
Accelerator participants enjoy:
- Weekly three-hour sessions with faculty and practitioner advisors that provide them with the technical expertise and skills needed to build market traction while exposing them to a wide range of entrepreneurship stakeholders, including serial entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors.
- Private office hours with a wide range of experts who share experience-based insights.
- A compatibility-matched coach that meets with them a minimum of twice a month throughout the duration of the program.
- A series of public events, often in collaboration with other ecosystem partners, that provide access to strategic networks and opportunities that enable business launch and growth.
Graduates of the WIN LAB Intensity Track will receive a special designation at Commencement. In its pilot year, the WIN Lab Intensity Track course will be registered as an independent study.