Stanford's premier undergraduate pre-professional community for women
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The Program

Calling all entrepreneurs: we need you!

SWIBX is a thought incubator focused on encouraging more entrepreneurial risk-taking and ideation within the Stanford female population. SWIBX offers three areas of support for aspiring co-founders: workshops, network, and mentorship. Workshops will be centered around the startup process, focusing on brainstorming, prototyping, market research, pitching, execution, business modeling, funding, and more. Participants will grow their network through other entrepreneurial peers and speakers. SWIBX will also hold office hours, in which a top female venture capitalist, co-founder, or CEO will dedicate an hour to giving advice, support, and more. Ultimately, SWIBX is an open area for people to freely bounce ideas off of each other, take advantage of the resources we offer, and ultimately launch a venture or idea into the real world. Whether you are completely new to the startup ecosystem or already know a thing or two, SWIBX has something to offer.

Applications

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

Program Overview

Speaker highlights:

Alexandra Zatarain // Co-Founder & CMO of Eight, a Y Combinator company

Rebecca Lynn // Co-Founder & General Partner of Canvas Ventures

Kat Mañalac // Partner at Y Combinator

Kamini Ramani // VP of Marketing at Mayfield Ventures

Mar Hershenson // Managing Partner at Pear VC

...and many more!

Preference for:

  • At least one female team member

  • No funding for given idea/project

  • Interest in developing ideas and/or starting a company/project

Important Dates

Upcoming Events: 

Business Ops: How to Nail Running a Company // Rebecca Lynn, Co-Founder & General Partner of Canvas Ventures, among others // TBA 

What is Funding and Venture Capital // Mar Hershenson, Managing Partner at Pear VC, among others // April 9, 7:00-8:00 pm 

Where We Go From Here, SWIBX Closing Event // TBA // May 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Past Events: 

SWIBX Kickoff Event // Alexandra Zatarain, co-founder and CMO of Eight // Nov 13, 7:00-8:30 pm

Ideation and Prototyping Workshop // Kat Mañalac, Partner at Y Combinator // Jan. 22, 7:00-8:00 pm 

The Art of the Pitch // Kamini Ramani, VP of Marketing at Mayfield Ventures // Feb. 22, 7:00-8:00 pm