Lighthouse welcomed 10 teams to their milestone 10th Cohort for the Spring (starting March 15th). The teams competed for the 10 slots from more than 200 applicants and represent a diverse set of industries, geographic locations, and stage of the company.
This is Lighthouse Labs largest and most diverse cohort ever;  6 companies are led by female founders, 5 by Black founders, and 9 by BIPOC founders. The teams are from 7 states (4 from the Richmond area) with founders hailing from Alabama, California, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia (4), and Washington, D.C. The fearless founders are innovating across industries – tackling retail, health & wellness, big data, project management, construction, SilverTech, and EdTech.
The announcement also coincides with a full rebrand (including a new logo and website) the team had been working on for the better part of 6 months.
It’s Lighthouse Lab’s desire that the dynamic brand reflects the essence of acceleration: experimentation, iteration, and community. The logo and the accompanying brand system were designed to evoke Lighthouse Labs’ role as a laboratory – a place to build, test, and create. Simple lines, elementary shapes, and primary colors have replaced more complex illustrations and serve as the building blocks of their new brand.
Lighthouse Labs will welcome the community on March 18th for a virtual Open House and to welcome the 10 teams! Register here.