Our programs help founder members accelerate their growth, no matter what stage, which changes their worlds in the process.
StartOut runs programs that connect LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with mentors, experts, investors, and peer founders. Our suite of programs and resources offer LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs a way to grow and scale their business.
Join 3,000+ like-minded entrepreneurs worldwide. Connect with peer founders, investors, and business professionals to accelerate your growth. It’s through these connections that we empower you to grow your business.
We connect the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with diverse and accomplished industry professionals and mentors. They are dedicated to helping your business grow.
Access To Capital
We developed a powerful online portal that connects founders with accredited investors, and developed our own accelerator program specifically designed to help your business gain traction, backing and confidence.
Empowerment Initiatives & Scholarships
While all of our program costs are offset by generous sponsors and donors, founders who are interested in participating in our founder programs are generally invited to become giving members ($125/ year). However, we want to support entrepreneurs for whom becoming a giving member may be inaccessible. We are proud to offer free 12-month memberships to our founder programs for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented, underserved, and underestimated within our community.
Please complete the Founder Application for consideration.
Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business.