Our mission is to accelerate the success of female-founded companies in Israel
Batch 1 @ Google for Startups | Aug 26 - Sep 19
We want to work with teams that have
at least one female founder.
Our programming and resources will be available to all members of the team.
Our mentors and speakers are experts across the ecosystem, including from:
Why female-founded companies?
Only 8% of Israeli startups are led by women. There are unique challenges faced by women raising funds, including under-funding, smaller networks, and structural barriers. We want to help bridge this gap! We strongly believe that creating new opportunities for female founded startups will bring tremendous benefits both to the founders and to the Israeli ecosystem as a whole.
How do I know if my company should apply?
We invite companies at all early stages to apply, and believe companies that have an MVP and/or are looking to fundraise in the next year will get the most out of this program.
Can men apply?
Our requirement is that startups have at least one female founder, but we are excited to meet and support your full team, and we provide content that is relevant for your future progress, regardless of gender. You can expect to learn from experts on best practices in product, sales and marketing, budgeting and financials, pitching and fundraising. We have non-female mentors and speakers coming in as well.
Applications can be submitted until July 10th. We will review applications on a rolling basis, but don’t worry - all applications will be reviewed regardless of their submission date. We will schedule follow-up interviews with companies that progress to the next stage. Final decision on program participants will be published by July 15th.
How does the application process work?
Barr is passionate about reducing barriers for women in technology, and increasing capital for female founders. She has always worked in male-dominated fields, beginning with studying math, computer science, and economics, as an undergraduate at Harvard.
Barr founded Women of Startup Nation in late 2016, while working as a data scientist at Facebook in Tel Aviv. Now, she is pursuing her MBA at Stanford, working in venture, and thinking of ways to to further bridge the connection between the Israeli and Silicon Valley ecosystems.
Oshrat was born and raised in Israel, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Stanford. Prior to business school, Oshrat was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company and an Attorney with Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal.
Ever since serving as a Psychotechnital Diagnostician and a commander of 2 courses comprised of mainly female soldiers, Oshrat has been passionate about mentoring women. Oshrat earned her B.A in Business Administration and LL.B in Law from the IDC Herzliya (Summa Cum Laude).
While initially from Boston, Massachusetts, Jordan considers Israel his second home.
He was previously a VC investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, focused on enterprise software, cybersecurity, fintech, and autonomous systems.
He loves working with early-stage founders and is passionate about closing the gender gap in tech. He studied finance and political science at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.