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Here you’ll find clips of StartOut in the news as well as our press releases and media materials. For media inquiries please contact Jonathan D. Lovitz, Director of Communications & Operations at jonathan.lovitz@startout.org

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December 23, 2014 – MSNBC – “The Victories and Obstacles for LGBT Business”

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December 29, 2014 – CNBC – “Let’s Finish What Tim Cook Started” OpEd by Jonathan D. Lovitz

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December 17, 2014 – Penninsula Press / Stanford University - “LGBT acceptance in Silicon Valley tech community on the rise, but there is still work to be done”

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November 13, 2014 – The Advocate - Tim Cook Came Out and Went Right Back to Work. That’s How It Should Be OpEd by Jonathan D. Lovitz & Gene Falk

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November 12, 2014 -Tech.Co – Tim Cook Comes Out, What it Means for LGBT Entrepreneurship  OpEd by Carlo Cisco, NYC Steering

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October 31, 2014 – Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Apple CEO comes out, to praise

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October 31, 2014 – Fortune Magazine  - Business, media and activist bigwigs respond to Tim Cook’s announcement that he’s gay 

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October 31, 2014 – Fortune Magazine - At work, when is the right time to ‘come out?’

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October 30, 2014 – The Washington Post – Why it Matters that Tim Cook Came Out 

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October 30, 2014 – SF Business Journal - Apple CEO Tim Cook’s disclosure he’s gay likely to spur others to do same

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October 30, 2014 – The Daily Beast – Tim Cook: Why I’m Gay Isn’t Enough 

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October 30, 2014 – New York Times - Tim Cook’s Disclosure That He’s Gay Garners Sweeping Praise

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October 30, 2014 – Chicago Tribune – Apple’s Tim Cook “I’m proud to be gay”

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September 9, 2014 – SF Bay Times - StartOut Empowers LGBT Entrepreneurs to Greatness in Business and in the Community

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September 1, 2014 – Black Enterprise - Group Matches LGBT Startups With Angel Investors
StartOut helps entrepreneurs pitch angels and corporate buyers to grow their businesses

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August 13, 2014 – Edge Magazine - StartOut Announces Winners for 2014 StartOut Awards
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August 8, 2014 – PaymentSource –  EBay and PayPal’s Bid on Gender Diversity Shows Results
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July 18, 2014 – New York Times - Technology’s Rainbow Connection
Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian Community

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July 7, 2014 – KQED / NPR - LGBT Groups Attend White House Summit on Innovation

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June 27, 2014 – CNBC - Record turnout for tech companies at Pride parade expected

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June 26, 2014 – SF Business Journal – StartOut highlights LGBT business issues in San Francisco

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June 25, 2014 – Forbes - The Gays And The Tech Industry: An Inclusive Yet Complicated Relationship

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June 11, 2014 – BostInno - How Boston’s Innovation Scene is Banding Together To Celebrate Pride Month

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May 30, 2014 – Crain’s Chicago - StartOut launches Chicago chapter for LGBT entrepreneurs

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May 17, 2014 – Windy City Media - StartOut’s first networking event looks at mentorship

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April 23, 2014 – The Associated Press (AP) - Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

May 17, 2014 – Windy City Media - StartOut’s first networking event looks at mentorship

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April 23, 2014 – The Associated Press (AP) - Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges
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April 20, 2014 - Re/Code - At Gay Entrepreneur Demo Night: Is Getting Rich the Next Step in Activism?

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April 15, 2014 - HeSaid Magazine – Take Us To Your Leaders

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March 6, 2014 - Queerty - The Gay Guide to SXSW

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February 11, 2014 – StartOut’s Hack Attack Nonprofit brings LGBT tech-lovers together to innovate

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February 11, 2014 – StartOut’s Hack Attack Nonprofit brings LGBT tech-lovers together to innovate

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January 31, 2014 – StartOut Networking & Pitch Event 

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January 24, 2014 – Boston LGBT Thought Leaders Unite to Help Innovators StartOut & Start Up 

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November 15, 2013 – Hispanic Network Magazine: Giving LGBT Entrepreneurs a Fighting Chance  StartOut’s Tony Moraga works to help educate LGBT entrepreneurs and connect them with others who can help them succeed

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October 1, 2013 –  StartOut Austin Presents HackOut  The Future in Austin

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June 1, 2013 –  Give OUT Day 2013  StartOut raises over $14,500 and additional grants as a leading fundraiser for unprecedented LGBT giving campaign

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May 3, 2013 –  StartOut Awards 4 Outstanding LGBT Leaders  Pioneers Tim Gill, Heather Hiles, Jordan Goldman and Zoe Dunning Recognized at StartOut’s 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Awards

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February 28, 2013 –  StartOut and Internet Week NY Join Forces at 2013 SXSW  Step On Up to the Carnival at the Conduit Corner during SXSW Interactive

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February 4, 2013 –  StartOut Announces Second Annual Entrepreneurship Awards  Recognizing Outstanding LGBT Entrepreneurs

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January 31, 2013 – StartOut Partners With The Founder Institute to Support LGBT Entrepreneurs  Launches New Program StartOut Smart: The Founder Institute

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January 10, 2013 – Applications Now Open For 2013 Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program  Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program is Seeking Mentors and Promising Entrepreneurs

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October 26, 2012 - StartOut Receives $250,000 Grant To Develop LGBT Entrepreneurs  StartOut, Fostering Entrepreneurship in the LGBT Community, Receives Major Grant

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December 8, 2010 - StartOut Celebrates an Incredible First Year of Success  Organization Created to Foster Entrepreneurship in the LGBT Community Reflects on Major Accomplishments and Looks Ahead to More Growth in 2011

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June 7, 2010 - StartOut Rings the Opening Bell at NYSE

In honor of the gay pride month, StartOut founders Darren Spedale, Bryan Janeczko, Joe DiPasquale, Terry Allen Rouman, Kim Frank, Robert Clauser, Peter Hopkins and Chip Conley ring  the Opening Bell, joined by members of the NYSE Euronext U.S. Diversity Council and the NYX PRIDE Employee Resource Group.

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June 7, 2010 – Helping LGBT Entrepreneurs 

StartOut’s co-founder Darren Spedale speaks to CNBC’s Scott Wapner about how the current job market is influencing the growing trend of entreprenuers.

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June 7, 2010 – StartOut Rings NY Stock Exchange Opening Bell for Pride Month

Jennifer Vanasco, editor in chief of 365Gay at LogoOnline.com sat down with StartOut’s co-founder Bryan Janezcko on the day of StartOut’s “Opening Bell Ceremony” to talk about the value of StartOut to the LGBT and entrepreneurial community.

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May 19, 2010 - The New York Times: “Building a Network of Gay Entrepreneurs”

The NYT profiles StartOut; Jessica Bruder  interviews StartOut Board of Advisors: Chip Conley and Patrick Chung as well as StartOut Board of Directors: Darren Spedale and Gabe Zichermann.

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