Realist Lab’s Empower Program is an 8-week program designed to give entrepreneurs the tools needed to receive proper funding.


A 8-week, part-time program is designed to help founders scale their business.


This program will give founders the footing they need to:

Comprehensive Support

Founders receive comprehensive support, including funding, mentorship, and invaluable resources, to turn their vision into a reality.

Essentials for Success

Through a 12-week journey, entrepreneurs gain essential knowledge and skills in business fundamentals, market research, startup leadership, and financial preparation.

Networking Opportunities

Participants have the chance to expand their network and showcase their companies to investors and target market buyers during Founder Demo Day.

Co-founder as a Service

Selected entrepreneurs receive support beyond funding, with assistance in building their initial minimum viable product (MVP) from software engineers, marketers, and legal teams.

who's eligible?

Entrepreneurs of color and women are highly encouraged to apply though everyone is welcome to apply for our program.

Applicants will be eligible for this program if their business is:

1. Registered and based in the state of CT

2. Independently owned and operated and not a franchise location

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact us

For questions, application assistance, or collaboration opportunities via the contact information provided


110 Prospect Street, Suite 22 Stamford, CT 06902