LESBIAN ENTREPRENEUR MENTORING
In keeping with StartOut’s commitment to create wealth and opportunity in the LGBT community by supporting entrepreneurs, we’ve developed the Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program.
About The Program
Launched in 2012, StartOut’s Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program paired 11 new lesbian entrepreneurs with seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and senior level executives; in order to provide advice, resources and knowledge to help grow young businesses. To learn more, we invite you to meet our entrepreneurs and mentors:
In speaking with lesbian entrepreneurs, it became clear that mentoring was high on the list of needs, and a simple way to provide immediate value to lesbians in the StartOut community.
If conventional wisdom dictates that startup success yields experience, money and connections; and it follows logically that experience, money and connections gets you a seat at the Tables of Influence (boards, VCs, etc.), then the first step is to do whatever we can to help women in startups be more successful, faster.
Be a Mentor
We’re always looking for mentors help new lesbian entrepreneurs. We’re looking for investors, senior level executives and seasoned entrepreneurs from any industry. Whether you’re well into your success or have only been doing it for a short time, you have valuable knowledge and experience that ‘newbies’ can benefit from. If you would like to learn more about being a mentor, please click here to submit your information.
Be Paired With A Mentor
After a successful pilot, we launched our national program in June of 2013. Applications are currently closed until 2014. Please register to receive more information about future mentorship opportunities and upcoming events.
We’re also looking to build an advisory committee to help grow the program. If you’re interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.