Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business. Since 2009, StartOut has been the champion for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, promoted the successes of our community, and researched the economic impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Board of Directors

  • Chris Young
    Chair
  • Chris Fraley
    Treasurer
  • Genesis Garcia
    Secretary
  • Wasim Ahmad
  • JT Batson
  • Thomas Gaynor
  • Carla Hendra
  • Mohit Jolly
  • Suzanne Killea
  • Vivienne Ming
  • Lindsay Nuon
  • Lorine Pendleton
  • Brent Reinhard
  • Alexandra Tanner
  • Lorenzo Thione
    Co-Founder
  • Andy Wheeler

Board of Advisors

  • Michael Berl
  • David Blumberg
  • Tom Burke
  • Patrick Chung
  • Chip Conley
  • Chris Davidson
  • Joe DiPasquale
  • Anne Dorman
  • Amy Errett
  • Ted Hollifield
  • Bruce Kikuyama
  • Conor Madigan
  • Scott Miller
  • Jory Sandusky
  • Mike Sullivan
  • Scott Thacker
  • Sutanto Widjaja
  • Chris Chin
  • Robert Clauser
  • Jared Delaney-Smith
  • Bryan Janeczko
  • Jim Porcarelli
  • James Rushing
  • Jim Sherman
  • Darren Spedale
  • Marie Trexler
  • Michael Witbrock
  • Nicole Dogwill
  • Len Lanzi
  • David Spitzer
  • Gabe Zicherman
  • Dan Davis
  • Mark Lacy
  • Carla McKay
  • Mike Schultz
  • Alex Greenbaum

Staff

  • Andres Wydler
    Executive Director
  • Allison Wright
    Programs
  • Andrew Zarro
    Programs
  • Chris Davidson
    Growth Lab
  • Christa Kilday
    Marketing
  • Daniel Anzueto
    Community & Volunteer
  • Derrick Foust
    Programs
  • Irene Tang
    SPEII
  • Jake Hannigan
    Programs
  • Jennifer Dawson
    People
  • John Kregler
    Social Media & Content
  • Jonathan Foulk
    Development
  • Kayla DiPilato
    Partnerships
  • Kim Tan
    Administration & Finance
  • Sarah Burgaud
    Programs & Partnerships
  • Steven Yan
    SPEII
  • Tarik Perkins
    Programs
  • Tony Uceda
    Development
  • Yanira Borges
    Systems