StrongHer Ventures is the first and largest platform for women-led/focused entrepreneurs globally. Arise is the largest capital-backed early-stage accelerator program with funding, hands-on master classes, expert-led deep-dives, investor round tables, networking, client connects, and community.
Over the course of the program, the platform will draw out the entire women-led/focused innovation ecosystem, including founders, investors, experts, mentors, corporates, and academia. StrongHer is unlocking and amplifying engagement and partnership from the ecosystem to engage and contribute to the program in the form of mentorship, investment, corporate engagement and network access.
The program leverages StrongHer Ventures’ extensive investment expertise, funds, deep insights, operational know-how and global innovation network to deliver ongoing value to the early stage ecosystem and Arise Accelerator.
A one-of-a-kind accelerator program, that is uniquely possible by StrongHer Ventures, given the access, reach and track record in the ecosystem by unlocking and amplifying access to Capital, Connections, Coaching and Community!
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Strategic funding for 7% - 10% equity
Global Program with Multiple Cohorts
7% to 10%
Support winners in follow on funding
Sector focused approach
Investing in the next generation of leading technology and innovation led early-stage startups
Future of Work/Life
Sports Media & Entertainment
Intensive 12 week coaching, mentoring and networking
Partnerships and Networking
Strategy & Product
Marketing Branding and Social Media
Digital & Innovation Solution
Leadership & Culture
Founding Team and ESOPs
Strong community of founders, investors, experts, advisors, corporates, academia, and ecosystem enablers
Peer to Peer Connections
Mentors & Advisors
Global innovation network of investors, founder networks, Fortune 500 & Global 2000, accelerators, SI/digital partner, and universities
Commonly shared services ecosystem enablers for talent, marketing, PR, legal, tax, accounts and technology
Legal, Accounts and Tax
"The Arise program by StrongHer Ventures is leading the way to triple the number of women entrepreneurs who get funded and increase women in leadership positions by 50%."
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,
Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics
1. Who is eligible to apply for the Accelerator program?
All women led/focused technology enabled early-stage startups across health, fintech, future of work/life, consumer, metaverse, sports media & entertainment, and climate tech.
2. When is the deadline to apply?
ARISE Summer 2023 Cohort is accepting applications. We review the applications on a rolling basis.
3. What are the terms of the funding?
Investments will be in exchange for 7% to 10% equity in your startup, post money.
4. How many startups will you be accepting?
We accept up to 50 startups every cohort and invest in around 15 startups, to enable a truly hands-on and tailored experience for the startups in the program.
5. How is this different from other accelerator programs?
Every startup is different. We believe the unique challenges that women founders face are best served with hands-on, directed support from a team of advisors, mentors and investors who know very well how to support, accelerate and make women entrepreneurs successful. Our programme is the largest engaged platform for women leaders, investors, founders, professional and corporates. We are truly changing the narrative.
6. What stage of the company will be accepted into the program?
No company or team is too early. We have invested in teams with little more than a slide deck, and also in companies that are meaningfully further along with a real product and early revenue. However, we believe no idea is too early. We are looking to back founders we believe in.
7. Do you have to be a company (incorporated) before you apply?
8. I still have questions about the program. How can I get in touch?
Get in touch with us via email: email@example.com
9. What benefits will I get?
Access to office hours, workshops, technology and cloud credits, masterclasses, and events powered by our global innovation network.
10. Do I need to be on-site to apply?
This accelerator program is open globally and can be attended from anywhere. Physical events, such as demo day or investor connect, will be happening in multiple locations across the globe and will be
communicated to you.
11. Do I get help with revenue generation and funding?
The select startups (up to 15 per cohort) will receive funding from StrongHer Ventures and will be assigned a venture partner to help with revenue generation and future funding rounds. Early applications have the best chances of being invested in.