Meet Nelly Farra, new leader of WIN Lab set to launch in Miami

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Wanted: South Florida women “with the fire to make it happen.”

That’s Nelly Farra’s message. She’s the new director of the WIN Laba Miami accelerator for women entrepreneurs launching on Thursday. With the launch, the program plans to begin taking applications for its first cohort of 20 selected female founders that will start this fall.

The eight-month entrepreneurship program was the brainchild of Babson College, consistently ranked tops in the nation for entrepreneurship education, and its Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Its Miami expansion, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will be modeled after Babson’s successful program in Boston.