Broadening the On-ramp for Women-run Companies

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Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Hannah is an extraordinary community builder and startup supporter. Before joining MergeLane, Hannah was an integral force at the Impact Hub Boulder, a co-working space for community and socially-focused businesses. As one of the first employees, she helped grow the community from zero to over four hundred members.

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2015 MergeLane Team Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MergeLane Accelerator Announces First Class of Women-led Startups Diverse cohort includes tech, consumer web, and products companies with at least one female founder Boulder, CO – January 27, 2014: MergeLane, an accelerator that targets women-led startups, announced their...

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What You Need to Know to Apply to the 2016 MergeLane Class

With our first program complete, we are excited to put our attention on next year and our second startup cohort. We are hearing from startups all over the world about their interest in our next program. We meet them at our QuickPitch events, and we will be meeting more at MergeLane event...

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MergeLane Accelerator Announces 2016 Startup Cohort

The accelerator for companies with at least one female in leadership welcomes a dynamic batch of new companies. MergeLane, the investment accelerator for companies with at least one female in leadership, today announced its 2016 cohort of ten exceptional startups. MergeLane’s 2016 program...

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Azure Antoinette’s MergeLane Demo Day Opening Poem: “Ordinary” Has Never Been My Goal

2016 Demo Day was kicked off by the formidable, brilliant, and inspiring poet Azure Antoinette. We hope this poem helps to keep you going when your entrepreneurial journey gets tough.

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2017 MergeLane Startup Accelerator Applications Are Open

MergeLane, the accelerator and fund for high-growth startups with at least one woman in leadership, is now accepting applicants for its 2017 accelerator. This program will pair a select cohort of startups with industry-leading mentors and CEO coaches to dramatically increase the startups’ growth...

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Turning the Tables: Elizabeth Kraus Interviews Sue Heilbronner, Co-Founders of MergeLane

This episode of the Real Leaders podcast features Elizabeth Kraus and Sue Heilbronner, co-founders of MergeLane, the investment fund and accelerator targeting companies with at least one female in leadership. Here Elizabeth turns the tables on Real Leaders Host Sue by asking her about her goals...

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The Startup Dilemma: Do We Have Time to Accelerate? MergeLane is a Yes

This is a guest post by Ann Stewart Zachwieja, COO of Globig. a MergeLane 2016 Accelerator participant. Those of you leading a startup will recognize the driving pace. There is no such thing as a 40-hour schedule or free weekends. You solve problems in your dreams, Slack ideas to your teammates...

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MergeLane’s High Expectations Help BallotReady Bring Non-Partisan Voter Guides to this Election

This is a guest post by Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady, a graduate of the 2016 MergeLane accelerator. BallotReady is an online non-partisan voter guide that helpers voters make informed decisions all the way down the ballot. If you live in Illinois, Colorado, California, New York, Ohio...

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MergeLane Came at the Perfect Time for Silicon Valley-based Mapistry

This is a guest blog post by Allie Janoch, CEO of Mapistry, MergeLane Alumni 2015. Mapistry, a 2015 MergeLane alumni, is in the business of industrial stormwater. We’ve created an easy to use and affordable software to combat the challenges of stormwater regulations.

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MergeLane: A Game Changer for TomboyX

This is a guest post by Fran Dunaway, CEO of TomboyX, a graduate of the MergeLane 2015 Accelerator. TomboyX manufactures and sells clothing and accessories by and for “tomboys.” Over the last year we’ve learned we are more than just a great brand. Our MergeLane experience was a game changer.

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Bold Summer: MergeLane Leadership Camp for High School Girls

Just like we believe that investing in women-led companies isn’t just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do, we believe that investing in girls is key to #ChangingTheRatio. According to the White House, “Ensuring that a nation’s girls are educated unlocks human potential...

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MergeLane’s Third Accelerator Cohort Has It All

It is that time again. The moment when we have the privilege of sharing our upcoming accelerator cohort with the world. We are happy to announce the third MergeLane Accelerator class that will begin on February 12th. We are thrilled to add these exemplary nine companies with at least one female...

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