Welcome to The GUILD

The leading global community for female entrepreneurs and leaders to launch and grow their business

About The GUILD

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together

Join our tribe of female entrepreneurs, investors and leaders to connect and collaborate on new ideas and business ventures





The GUILD creates a safe space for learning how to launch and grow your business through the latest, most relevant resources and people in an easy-to-navigate forum. We also offer our community thought leadership opportunities at our virtual summits and entrepreneurs the chance to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors in our GUILD Academy programs.

The unique mix of virtual gatherings and leadership development events for entrepreneurs and investors gives you a chance to connect with and learn from a global community of courageous leaders, investors, innovators and female entrepreneurs

Join the community at annual virtual summits to learn, connect and inspire each other. Host a webinar or attend and meet the amazing women in our community. 

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Topics at our summits:

- Starting a Business

- Business Models

- Prototyping

- Building Tech without a CTO

- Marketing Strategy

- Branding

- Team Building and Hiring

- Equity 101

- Investor and Advisor Questions

- Pitching

- Fundraising Strategy

You shared a lot of great advice about grants, co-founders and financial related topics in such a short amount of time!Jessica Trippiedi, early-stage founder in Femtech

Since launch in 2017, our members have found business partners, dream jobs, co-founders, advisors, speaking gigs, investment opportunities, investors, board members, and friends.

Together we can make a difference

Together we can change to odds for female entrepreneurs

Together we can lift each other up and build our dream businesses.

"Are you ready to take your next step in growing your business and join an ambitious group of amazing women from all around the world? I can't wait to welcome you to the GUILD community!

I'll see you inside"

Anne Cocquyt, Founder The GUILD

Anne is a serial entrepreneur and power connector. She put her data science background, her global network, and her passion helping founders launch into this community and created the GUILD.

Photo: Margot Duane

From Idea to Launch in 8 Weeks

Are you ready to launch your business with a global community that supports you and the tools to set you up for success?

Then this unique online program is for you.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, join the waitlist

Apply here

What our members are saying about the Academy

"In just eight weeks I went from idea to launching a public benefit corporation ..., all thanks to the GUILD Academy and Anne Cocquyt's fantastic coaching." Chelsey Glasson, Founder of Crucé

"As someone with no experience in business or entrepreneurship, the academy has been the blueprint I needed to make my idea a reality. It provided the exact steps and the right resources for me to launch my MVP and get the first paying customers. Anne & her team did a phenomenal job with the content, and choosing the right experts. They supported us every step of the way, answering questions, providing perks, webinars, resources, basically anything we needed. The 1:1 sessions with Anne were invaluable to get the feedback I needed on my pitch and progress. I'll definitely refer back to the learnings from the academy often as I progress with my business. It's been one of the best decisions I've made. Thank you GUILD academy!" Lirida Kercelli

"This program is truly one of a kind - it's nothing short of extraordinary. One of my favorite aspects of the academy are the weekly live AMA sessions with an industry superstar where I can ask individual questions and make a connection with them." Hallie Salko

"Terrific resources, tools, and weekly challenges that push me to take actual steps and help me to get closer to my dream. Plus the opportunity to ask questions and receive support anytime :-)” 

>$200M in market value created 

200 graduates since launch 

10 cohorts


>> Get access to all GUILD EVENT recordings 

>> Access our STARTUP RESOURCE library


100+ hours of engaging and insightful content INCLUDED in your 

Supply Chain 1:1  |  Mental Health for Founders  | Pandemic Parenting  | Women and Wealth: 5 Things You Need to Know  |  Thought Leadership for Entrepreneurs  |  Go To Market Strategies  |  The Future of Fashion  |  E-Commerce 101  |  Successful Fundraising Strategies  |  The Anatomy of a Deal  |  Catalyzing Change  |  How To Start A Business  |  IP and Patent Basics  |  From Failure to Prosperity - 3 Step Success System  |  Redefining Leadership in times of COVID and BLM  |  When Am I Ready to Pitch in Front of a Corporate Partner?  |  Beyond Burnout: 3 guideposts to nurture yourself and your business  |  Experimenting and Changing your Business in Times of COVID  |  Preferable Futures  ... and much more

"Thank you both for a great webinar this morning. I really enjoyed the discussion and you made this feel like a live meeting with good interaction while we sat in our living rooms. One of the most engaging and valuable webinars I've attended." Shasha King


Includes access to startup resources we developed or co-developed with other entrepreneurship organizations and experts in their field.

Investor List of Female Focused Investors  |  Co-Founder Checklist   |  User Discovery Interview Template  |  Funding Stage Infographic  |  COO Organizational Checklist  |  Pros and Cons of Business Formation  |  Investor Pipeline Template  |  Simple Financial Planning Spreadsheet  |  Diversity Resources  |  The $500k Pitch Deck Slides  |  GUILD Toolbox

"Kat and I have been doing your 60-second per page deck exercise (we really need a deck and we have found it insanely hard to create), so it has been one of the best exercises we have come across to date." Breen Sullivan / Founder The Fourth Floor


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