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Boston WIN Lab Application :: FALL 2016
Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is an innovative, eight-month residency program for women entrepreneurs who are ready to think big, be bold, and launch successful companies. The Lab best serves entrepreneurs that are committed to moving from the ideation/prototype stage to launch. The program starts in September and runs through the end of April.

For an overview of the WIN Lab Program, please view the WIN Lab FAQ sheet here: http://bit.ly/WINLabBosFAQs

*Please note that this admissions cycle is open to WeBos (Women Entrepreneurs Boston) seats, Babson alumnae, Babson students, Olin students, and Wellesley students. WeBos seats are open to any woman entrepreneur with a Boston zip code.

**Application deadline for Babson current students and alumnae (outside of 1 year MBAs) is May 10, 2016
***Application deadline for WeBos applicants, Babson 1-year MBAs, Olin & Wellesley current students is June 30, 2016.
****Below, you will see that a 2-page executive summary is required as a part of the application process. That summary is due on the same day that the application is due.

Please fill in the following information:
First Name
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Last Name
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Email
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Address
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Zip
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Expected Year of Graduation:
(Except WEBOS applicants)
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How did you hear about WIN Lab?
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Tell us about yourself in a tweet (140 characters or less).
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What do you do when you first wake up in the morning?
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Tell us about your entrepreneurial leadership journey – what has inspired you to start a business?
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Describe your business in a tweet (140 characters or less).
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What is your company name?
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What stage is your business in?
Does your idea disrupt the market? If so, why and how?
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Have you tested the feasibility of your idea or built a prototype?
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Please describe how your business is different from its competitors.
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Does your business entity currently have customers?
How much funding have you received to date? From Whom?
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Does your enterprise have a co-founder or management team? If not, are you actively recruiting team members?
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How have you owned your strengths to get you where you are today? What are you good at? What strengths are you seeking in a Co-Founder if you don’t have one?
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Tell us about a time when you operated well outside your comfort zone. How did it impact you?
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Describe a time when you “failed fast” and what you gained through the experience.
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Why the WIN Lab? How will the Lab catalyze you as an entrepreneur?
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Please email a 2-page (maximum) executive summary for your venture to Ashley Lucas at alucas@babson.edu. Executive Summary deadline is the same as the application deadline.
This document should include but is not limited to: initial market research as well as a description of your revenue model, competitive advantage and management team.

Here's the Executive Summary Sample Outline:

*Description of Opportunity
*Business Concept
*Industry Overview
*Target Market
*Competitive Advantage
*Business Model and Economics
*Team and Offering
*Financial Snapshot

The requirements of this program are: Participation in all WIN sessions. This includes Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and some predetermined field experiences and events.
WIN Agreement. The WIN Lab is an eight month program that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in downtown Boston from September through April. Participants are expected to attend program activities, contribute to the community, meet with an assigned mentor twice a month, and achieve key milestones. If circumstances arise that inhibit your ability to actively engage with the program, it is your responsibility to inform the leadership.
How do you align with the WIN Core Values:
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