StartOut Founders Program

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Are you an LGBTQ+ person interested in starting or accelerating your own business? StartOut runs programs that connect LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with mentors, experts, investors, and peer founders. Our suite of programs and resources offer LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs a way to grow and scale their business.

Join 3,000+ like-minded entrepreneurs worldwide. Connect with peer founders, investors, and business professionals to accelerate your growth. It’s through these connections that we empower you to grow your business.

We developed a powerful online portal that connects founders with accredited investors, and developed our own accelerator program specifically designed to help your business gain traction, backing and confidence.

Who We Support:

  • Aspiring founders who are developing their ideas
  • Solo-founders or teams developing scalable solutions
  • Founders open to building an enduring business in a number of different ways, whether through bootstrapping, funding, or otherwise
  • Founders of established companies (our network of accredited investors range from angel/pre-seed to Series D+)
  • We are not industry-specific
  • Service-related businesses (one on one coaching businesses, consulting companies, single brick & mortar establishments, etc) are not a good fit for our programs
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