Our signature annual gala recognizes outstanding LGBT entrepreneurs in categories such as: Innovator, Next Generation, Advocate and Leadership. By recognizing and honoring business leaders for outstanding representation of the LGBT community, the StartOut Awards bring further visibility and prominence to the dynamic, innovative, and exceptionally diverse field of LGBT community members fueling the American entrepreneurial spirit.
-In our inaugural 2012 awards, well-known LGBT investor and PayPal founder, Peter Thiel, received the Leadership Award.
-In 2013 the recipient was philanthropist and business leader Tim Gill and in 2014 advocate and legend George Takei.
Watch the inspiring acceptance speeches from the 2014 StartOut Awards here.