Women Who Drone Selected to Participate in the 2019 MassChallenge Boston Accelerator Program


Women Who Drone sparks creativity and empowerment in women with drone technology.

New York, NY, May 20th, 2019 - Women Who Drone, an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology, today announced that it was selected to participate in the 2019 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. Rigorously selected by a community of close to 200 expert judges, Women Who Drone represents the top 9% of applications from around the world, including 61 countries and 25 U.S. states.

Through a global network of zero-equity accelerators, MassChallenge identifies the world’s highest-impact, highest-potential startups and helps them successfully launch and grow. As part of the 2019 cohort, Women Who Drone will have unrivaled access to expert mentorship, top corporate partners, and more than 20,000 square-feet of co-working space – all at zero cost and for zero equity. Women Who Drone will also engage in evidence-based curriculum, which has been designed to address key challenges throughout each phase of the early-stage lifecycle, including discovery, development, deployment, and distribution. At the close of the program, startups will compete for more than $1M in cash prizes at the 2019 MassChallenge Boston Awards held on October 24.

“We are super excited to be joining the MassChallenge Program, so we can continue to grow our community and offer drone education and experiences to more women and girls.” -Elena Buenrostro, Founder of WWD

Women Who Drone is an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology. We do this by providing drone education including creative one on one lessons, workshops and online courses but also prospective career opportunities and a community of women and mentors who fly drones around the world.

Women Who Drone’s goals in the MassChallenge program includes growing their global community of female drone pilots, expanding their drone education to more women and girls as well as raise funding to build their team, content and online products.

About Women Who Drone

Women Who Drone is an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology. We do this by providing drone education including creative one on one lessons, workshops and online courses but also prospective career opportunities and a community of women and mentors who fly drones around the world.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,900 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $4 billion in funding, generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue, and created more than 120,000 total jobs.

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