Build and grow your company in the Cloud Accelerator Lab. The Lab is an immersive 6-month program to assist women-led companies to start and build their businesses with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft distribution channels.

Why Apply For Women In Cloud Accelerator program:

  • Proven Methodology

    Proven Methodologies, Resources and Tools to Grow your Business in the cloud

  • Access to Go To Market Investments

    Access to Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Go To Market, Investment, and Incentives Programs to build your cloud business.

  • Gain Access to Mentors & Advisors

    Gain access to and learn from industry experts, our selected panel of coaches and mentors.

  • Exclusive Access

    Limited to 20 to 30 women businesses per year

Our Experience

  • Deep experiences in Cloud Transformation, Entrepreneurship for Women and Technology Ventures
  • $100M in net new opportunity creation to date
  • Vast network of experts from on-going relationships with leading tech companies, community associations, and government bodies
  • Empowered over 30+ women entrepreneurs to participate in National InnovateHer Competition

Program Benefits

Who can apply?

  • Women-led business, who want to build or scale their B2B solutions using Cloud Computing
  • Interested to grow the business via Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) channel
  • Build a recurring revenue model using Cloud Technologies
  • Interested to develop value-added solutions or services leveraging Cloud Technologies.

The 6-month Cloud Accelerator Lab Includes:

  • 1-day Immersion Workshop + 6 targeted sessions
  • One on One Coaching and Coaching Office Hours
  • 360° cloud assessment by the advisory committee
  • Up to 100 hours of interactive training to discuss strategy, lead generation, co-selling, deal negotiation and pitch preparation
  • Access to free migration assistance to Azure ($1500 value)
  • Selected introductions from our team for investor meetings and pitches (based upon your startup’s readiness for funding)
  • The opportunity to attend exclusive investor events and workshops
  • Special pricing for services from our partners (web services, email marketing, SMTP and more)
  • Travel benefits: Up to 65% off on travel services
  • Access to WiC Network for deal acceleration

Program Curriculum Overview:

  • 1:1 Coaching
  • 360° cloud assessment by advisory committee
  • 100 hours of personalized and interactive training
  • Introduction to Microsoft and HPE partner programs
  • Cloud development and strategy sessions
  • Funding strategy and negotiation sessions
  • Lead generation
  • Co-Selling preparation
  • Deal Negotiation
  • Pitch preparation

Fees/Exchange Agreement:

We are a mission-driven organization, seeking to build the future together and creating jobs.  In exchange for your participation in our accelerator, we ask you to “pay it forward” through:

  • Sign an engagement agreement
  • A $1000 administrative fee
  • Be a cloud role model. Give back when you can. Be a mentor, advisor, an investor or recruit young interns

InnovateHer2017 Participants

Strategic Advisors

  • Edward Kassner
  • Robert Fertig
  • Tess Conner
  • Karen Fassio
  • Carrie Francey
  • Andrea Shumaker
  • Tom Bradicich
  • Vinay Kumar
  • Jacquie Touma
  • Ram Dutt
  • Gillian Muessig

Contact Information

To inquire about the cloud accelerator lab, please send email to