We believe in a community of founders empowering other founders to build a better world

Our Big Tech backgrounds showed us how to build and scale great products - but how does a founder create something important when they no longer have a two-pizza team, unlimited budget, and a credible household name with millions of users? That's where we come in.
Venture Lab
Our mentors and program guide early-stage founders along the complicated steps of their fundraising journey.
Founder Network
Gain support on your biggest startup challenges while connecting with other founders.
Moonlighter Lab
A program for moonlighters to reach the next level. Actionable feedback from a curated community with a shared background.

Welcome to Venture Out

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  • Resources

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About the Team

Sean Sternbach
Co-Founder
Product @ Amazon. Former EIR at the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Co-founder of Gingr. Co-founder of Community Access Fund.
Ken Horenstein
Co-Founder
Market Development @ M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund. Audience Marketing Manager - Independent Software Vendors @ Microsoft.
Lisa Jensen
Program Manager
UW Graduate in Marketing and Operations. Former UW Women's Soccer Co-Captain.

Venture Out is a proud member of The University of Washington's Venture Fellows Program.

The UW Venture Fellows Program gives 1st year MBA students real-world experience with Seattle’s top VC funds, labs, and studios.
Meet our current Venture Fellow, Emily Kwong. She’s helping VO with market research, due diligence, and other helpful projects.
Validate your startup idea in 8-weeks! Apply to the Moonlighter Lab today.