Pipeline is a social venture startup that accelerates women innovators through their career pipelines. Pipeline’s initiatives include proof-of-concept labs for entrepreneurs, professionals, and women in transition;#womaninnovator, a media campaign to increase the visibility of women innovators; and, the Fund, which trains women philanthropists to become investors, increases the number of women on boards, and creates funding opportunities for women-led triple bottom line for-profit startups in the range of US$50-500k.

Ten women have already been selected to participate in the program. Some, like NY Tech Meetup co-founder Dawn Barber, are well acquainted with the startup world, and others come from fields ranging from finance to dentistry.

At sign up, they each agreed to contribute $5,000 to the company that the group selects at the conclusion of five workshops on investing. Tuition is $1,000.