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Founder & CEO at Women's Startup Lab

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 Ari Horie Biography

Ari Horie doesn’t have a women’s studies degree, and she’s not really interested in debating the politics of women in tech.

Rather, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley’s Women’s Startup Lab began her effort to make the region more inclusive for female founders by finding a market opening.

For women entrepreneurs seeking advice beyond casual online meet-up groups, Silicon Valley is home to respected research organizations like the Anita Borg Institute and Stanford University’s Clayman Institute. Beyond that, Horie also found a few organizations looking to invest in female entrepreneurs, though she said those groups tend to help “the top 2 percent” of founders.

What Horie saw missing was a women-focused accelerator helping early-stage companies. “I don’t have certain degrees,” she said. “Bringing people together – that I can do.”

Horie, a 41-year-old marketing and product management specialist, is a veteran of IBM and several smaller companies. Most recently, she founded and led The Brilliant Minds, a Cupertino startup that focused on technology for mothers and families. Horie is currently working to grow Women’s Startup Lab full time.

Though Silicon Valley already counts several very high-profile incubators and accelerators, such as Y Combinator and 500 Startups, those programs often mirror the tech industry’s broader dearth of women. The Kauffman Foundation estimates that women make up about 3 percent of startup founders, and Y Combinator has released data showing that about 10 percent of its founders in a given round are women.

The first batch of 18 female entrepreneurs in Horie’s three-month accelerator program cycled through last year amid a flurry of women-in-the-workplace marketing campaigns spurred by Sheryl Sandberg’s book "Lean In."

That inaugural Women’s Startup Lab class — which included companies ranging from artificial intelligence startup Cognea to golf tech provider Swing by Swing — netted $4 million in combined funding. Two companies completed M&As and two inked major corporate partnerships. One startup landed in a subsequent Y Combinator round.

A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Horie developed her ideas about economic opportunity in the U.S. through what she termed “massive cultural exposure” as an exchange student in Southern California.

Since then, she has honed a philosophy focused on “Hito” — Japanese for “human” — which she brought to Women’s Startup Lab. In addition to focusing on company growth, she said the accelerator seeks individual founders with high potential.

Startups accepted into the accelerator program, which costs $4,500 and 2 percent of company equity, get access to mentors, group meetings and workspace. Women’s Startup Lab operates out of a second-floor office at Menlo Park law firm Procopio, which Horie arranged after using the firm for previous startup legal work.

Horie is taking on Silicon Valley’s broader gender gap one step at a time.

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Ari Horie

Founder & CEO at Women's Startup Lab

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Ari Horie Biography

Ari Horie doesn’t have a women’s studies degree, and she’s not really interested in debating the politics of women in tech.

Rather, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley’s Women’s Startup Lab began her effort to make the region more inclusive for female founders by finding a market opening.

For women entrepreneurs seeking advice beyond casual online meet-up groups, Silicon Valley is home to respected research organizations like the Anita Borg Institute and Stanford University’s Clayman Institute. Beyond that, Horie also found a few organizations looking to invest in female entrepreneurs, though she said those groups tend to help “the top 2 percent” of founders.

What Horie saw missing was a women-focused accelerator helping early-stage companies. “I don’t have certain degrees,” she said. “Bringing people together – that I can do.”

Horie, a 41-year-old marketing and product management specialist, is a veteran of IBM and several smaller companies. Most recently, she founded and led The Brilliant Minds, a Cupertino startup that focused on technology for mothers and families. Horie is currently working to grow Women’s Startup Lab full time.

Though Silicon Valley already counts several very high-profile incubators and accelerators, such as Y Combinator and 500 Startups, those programs often mirror the tech industry’s broader dearth of women. The Kauffman Foundation estimates that women make up about 3 percent of startup founders, and Y Combinator has released data showing that about 10 percent of its founders in a given round are women.

The first batch of 18 female entrepreneurs in Horie’s three-month accelerator program cycled through last year amid a flurry of women-in-the-workplace marketing campaigns spurred by Sheryl Sandberg’s book "Lean In."

That inaugural Women’s Startup Lab class — which included companies ranging from artificial intelligence startup Cognea to golf tech provider Swing by Swing — netted $4 million in combined funding. Two companies completed M&As and two inked major corporate partnerships. One startup landed in a subsequent Y Combinator round.

A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Horie developed her ideas about economic opportunity in the U.S. through what she termed “massive cultural exposure” as an exchange student in Southern California.

Since then, she has honed a philosophy focused on “Hito” — Japanese for “human” — which she brought to Women’s Startup Lab. In addition to focusing on company growth, she said the accelerator seeks individual founders with high potential.

Startups accepted into the accelerator program, which costs $4,500 and 2 percent of company equity, get access to mentors, group meetings and workspace. Women’s Startup Lab operates out of a second-floor office at Menlo Park law firm Procopio, which Horie arranged after using the firm for previous startup legal work.

Horie is taking on Silicon Valley’s broader gender gap one step at a time.

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  • Make an IMPACT - Ari Horie Keynote - SXSW V2V 2014 - YouTube

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  • How to book Ari Horie?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ari Horie for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ari Horie, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ari Horie or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ari Horie?

    Booking fees for Ari Horie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ari Horie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ari Horie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ari Horie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ari Horie for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ari Horie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ari Horie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ari Horie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ari Horie for your event is available upon request. Ari Horie generally travels from La RiojaArgentina and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stacy Brown-Philpot, Lori Cheek, Shaherose Charania, Jess Lee and Nicole Yeary. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ari Horie for an upcoming event.

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  • Make an IMPACT - Ari Horie Keynote - SXSW V2V 2014 - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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