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Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator

“Investing in exceptional female founders creating mobile-first companies”

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

WIM is the first startup accelerator to focus its investment strategy on mobile-first female led startup ventures. WIM is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Startups accelerate their growth through seed funding, business support, and access to our network of mentors, funders and advisors. In exchange for our investment and services, WIM receives an equity stake in each company.


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    Deborah Jackson

    Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO of and co-founder of WIM. Deborah earned her MBA from Columbia Business School in 1980 and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker. For the past 10 years, Deborah has been active in early stage companies both as an investor and founder. She was a member of New York New Media in the late 1990s where she made her first early stage company investments.

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    Veronika Sonsev

    Veronika Sonsev is the CEO and Founder of, and co-founder of WIM. She is also a co-founder of Women in Wireless. In her 12-year career as an entrepreneur and executive at AOL and Jumptap, Veronika has built new business lines, developed strategic partnerships and launched international markets. Veronika earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Kelly Hoey
    Co-Founder & Managing Director

    Kelly is a connection-maker and networking strategist. Kelly was the first president of global business networking group 85 Broads. Prior to her entrepreneurial leap, Kelly was immersed in the legal world, first as an attorney then in law firm management. She invests personally and advises several startups. Kelly is a member of the inaugural Pipeline Fellowship class of angel investors. Kelly is a member of Third Wave Fashion's advisory board, a