About WFN - Women Founders Network
Women Founders Network provides capital, visibility and mentorship for female founders. Our annual Fast Pitch competition awards cash and services to women entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Accelerator, Women entrepreneurs, Startup, Women in Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Women in Technology, Startup Competition
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We provide capital, visibility & mentorship to female founders.

Women Founders Network (WFN) is a virtual accelerator that connects women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve business success.

Our organization’s focus and goal is to connect women founders building high-growth businesses not only with the required capital but also with the talent, connections, mentorship and sponsorship they need to grow scalable, transformative, successful businesses.

Women entrepreneurs across all industries are invited to apply to compete in our annual Fast Pitch Competition for a prize package of cash and professional services.


funding raised
since 2013


cash & services
awarded & invested




& partners

We are led & supported by top women in their respective fields.

Our Founders

Darya Allen-Attar

Darya Allen-Attar
Women Founders Network, CEO
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Reneé LaBran
Idealab, Board Director; Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, Partner
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Julie MacMedan
Tailored Brands, Inc.
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Advisory Board


Deborah Benton
Kaktus Capital, Partner
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JoAnn Bourne, WFN CFO
Seabourne Capital Partners, Principal
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Janine Davis
Fetch Recruiting & Elemental Coaching, President
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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper
Halogen Ventures, Founding Partner
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Heidi Hubbeling

Heidi Hubbeling
SA&M, Director, Preccelerator Program
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Kim Kovacs

Kimberly Kovacs
Arroyo Ventures, Managing Director


Pamela Palmer
Pepper Hamilton, Partner
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Nancy Perlman
FourthWave, Founder
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Anne Plechner, WFN COO
Middle Market CFO
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Laura Survant

Laura Survant
Deloitte, Partner, Risk and Financial Advisory
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Lisa Tsou
The Winning Pitch, Founder
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Robyn Ward

Robyn Ward
FounderFirst, Founder & CEO
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