Ari Horie

Growing up in Hiroshima, Ari Horie wore a pink backpack when all the other school children wore red ones. As a business leader and former IBM employee navigating international marketing and product management in the Valley, Horie recognized “the pink backpack,” or being a woman, as an influencing factor when leading a company. To Horie, cultural shifts take too long to wait for. Her business vision focuses on what women can do right now to kick butt in business and how to leverage the innovation and free thinking of the technology industry to build leading tools and solutions.

Women Startup Lab is a new and disruptive Silicon Valley accelerator that seeks to unleash the power of women as fearless leaders in the start-up world. We offer valuable support to female founders of early-stage companies through our three-month accelerator program, Founders Circle, which gives our members access to a dynamic and engaged community of experienced start-up mentors, advisors, leadership coaches, attorneys, venture capitalists, investors, executives, and peer founders.

Through Women Startup Lab’s unprecedented programs focused solely on female founders, Ari is creating a tsunami of change in the start-up universe.