Founded in 2009, our San Francisco chapter utilizes the focus and density of the city’s startup culture to provide opportunities for serendipitous connections, as well as a mature ecosystem of angels to service providers, to give your startup a boost toward success.
Nixon Peabody LLP, a full-service nationwide law firm, has generously partnered with us, the largest nonprofit organization for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, to run the first-ever diversity orientated accelerator within a major law firm.
The first three companies to participate in the program include: Vyrill, a video-centric intelligence and marketing platform; Zeguro, a cybersecurity and insurance platform; and GPSGay, a social network and app for the LGBT community. Stay tuned for updates!
On September 8, 2012, Jennifer Brown took the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts stage. Although she entered to strains of opera music, the classically trained opera singer was not there to sing. … READ MORE
People who live in cities have a lot of stuff – but not always enough space to store or park it all. That's why Bonnie Lai (who goes by "Bon") and her business partner Jonathan Gillon co-founded roost.com in March 2014. … READ MORE
25 March 2017
25 March 2017
Programming Board Chair
Programming Board Secretary
Marcus Lee Hollan, Chief Learning Officer at Studio 5 Learning and Development, a creative design firm based in San Francisco that specializes in growing people that grow companies. The international firm is recognized for their innovation and positive disruption of the learning and development industry.
Dylan has a wide-range of interests and skills having guided outdoor adventures, helped run commercial shoots, and developed mapping tools for Apple. He’s now interested in creating compelling content and running a business of his own some day! He enjoys cycling, hiking, the desert, dogs, and witty web series.
Michael DiCato, an intellectual property attorney with Perkins Coie, assists clients in formulating an overall intellectual property strategy and developing an intellectual property portfolio. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Kevin Hawkins is a user/customer experience consultant and digital designer, originally from Washington, DC. He tries to make the world more accessible via his startup QReview, like a Yelp but for Discrimination, and is an active organizer and advisor for startups, conferences, pride festivals, and more.
Simma Lieberman, “The Inclusionist,” is a internationally recognized authority on diversity and inclusion culture strategy in organizations. She is the co-founder of the new video project, “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People.” Simma has authored three books on diversity and one on personal resilience.
Eric is a dedicated techie focused on cloud solutions. Currently working at Google, he focuses on bridging the divide between business needs and technical solutions. At StartOut, he is dedicated to promoting community and intersectionality within the tech industry. In his spare time, Eric enjoys working on his vertical garden with his earthworm Jim.
Dave Schreiber is a mobile developer and startup entrepreneur. A veteran of several startups, including the Y Combinator-backed Loopt, he is currently doing freelance full-stack mobile development and working on a new startup. Dave lives in Mountain View.