2022 Women in Technology Business Accelerator (WiTech)

Growth | Profitability | Sustainability

You saw a need in the marketplace and created a solution to close the gap, but you are not generating enough revenue in your business to make a BIG impact. While the morale support from friends and family is helpful, you need more. You need guidance, a GPS, so you can obtain more clients, hire the right people and access the capital you need to grow your business.

The LiftFund DFW Women’s Business Center knows how hard it is to compete in a male-dominated field and the challenges female founders face. That’s why we’re hosting the Women in Technology Business Accelerator (WiTech) program.

This comprehensive accelerator will equip early stage female tech founders with entrepreneurial training to create growth, increase profits and sustain their technology business. Upon completing the program, participants will have a G.P.S. Plan to successfully operate a business that meets their personal, professional and financial goals.

What You’ll Learn in the Program?

  • Leadership Skills
  • Assertive Communication
  • Self-Care for the ShePreneur
  • Negotiating Like a Pro
  • Using the Business Model Canvas
  • Financial Strategies
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Building and Growing a team
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Funding Solutions and Working with Investors
  • What’s in it for You?

    Over the course of the program, you will gain access to industry experts who will lead our sessions and mentors who will meet with you one-on-one. Through networking with other female tech owners, you will develop a solid support system you can count on as you continue your entrepreneurial endeavors. This program is valued at $4,100, but attendees accepted into the program will only pay $249. Program fee includes course materials, the book Developing Personal Leadership, the Business Model Generation book, meals, and marketing visibility upon graduating from the class.

    Program Requirements:

    • Be a technology based business (product or service)
    • Must be able to provide proof of ownership (50+ the business with 50% or more ownership and have decision-making authority
    • Business must be in operations and making sales for a minimum of one year (this program is not for pre-venture or pre-launch)
    • Must be committed to complete the work and schedule meetings with mentors
    • Must be able to attend and actively participate in at least six of eight sessions
    • Must be willing to accept the core values of the group: accountability, vulnerability, confidentiality and respect
      (Must apply and provide 3-5 minute recorded company pitch to be accepted)

    Max capacity: 15 │ Cost: $249 due upon acceptance into the program

    Accelerator Dates and Format:

    2022 Accelerator Dates

    • Kickoff/Orientation(In-Person): September 8th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    • Program Dates(Virtual) 9 week training program:
      Thursdays, September 15th, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3rd from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    • Mentoring Sessions: Online (self-scheduled w/mentor of choice)

    • Graduation(In-Person): November 9th from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Application Process:

    1. Must apply and provide 3-5 minute recorded company pitch to be accepted
    2. Your application will be reviewed for consideration in the program.
    3. You will be notified if accepted into the program by August 15 and provided a link to submit program payment of $249.

    Application Deadline: 12:00 midnight on August 15th.

    Financial need-based scholarships are available; contact mehernandez@liftfund.com for details.

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Women in Technology Business Accelerator program, Contact the program coordinator, Terriekka Cardenas at tcardenas@perceptiveengineering.com, 214-402-5554

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