The first startup accelerator and mentorship-driven program designed for women-founded companies in mobile technology.

WIM’s goal is to provide women entrepreneurs with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies and formidable business concerns.

WIM is a three-month mentorship driven accelerator program and our first program is taking place in New York City. Our companies will receive $18,000 in funding, free office space, product development and design support, mobile-marketing promotions, and access to an incredible network of mentors, funders and advisors. In exchange for our investment and services, we receive a 6% equity stake in each company.

WIM Founders

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Deborah Jackson

  • Founder and CEO JumpThru
  • Former Investment Banker for 21 years
  • Health care technology
  • Angel Investor New York New Media then Golden Seeds
  • Successful exit with Merrimack Pharmaceuticals IPO 2012
  • Judge for Start Up Weekend NY, Technovation, Columbia Social Enterprise and VatorTV

Kelly Hoey

  • Kelly is a business strategist and connector.
  • Kelly made her entrepreneurial leap in 2009, when she was offered the opportunity to work alongside Janet Hanson, the founder of 85 Broads.
  • She has since advised Hypatia Capital, The Kap Group, NewsCertified Exchange, The Simply Bar, The Carlisle Collection, amongst others, as well as continuing to advise law firms.
  • She sits on the advisory boards of StoneCreek Entertainment, Lion’esque Style and The Levo League.
  • She is a member of the inaugural Pipeline Fellowship class of angel investors.

Veronika Sonsev

  • Veronika is the CEO and Founder of, an ecommerce technology company.
  • She is also the Founder of Women in Wireless.
  • Prior to inSparq, Veronika was the VP of Business Development at Jumptap.
  • In her 12-year career as a business development and strategy executive for AOL and Jumptap, Veronika has built new business lines, developed strategic partnerships and launched international markets.

2012 Portfolio Companies


Appguppy is a service that lets you create your own unique, customized mobile app in minutes and distribute it to any smartphone, through any OS without having to go through mobile app stores.


Twain delivers “learn to read” interactive storybook apps designed to help parents teach reading skills to their children.


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