We are a diverse and growing network of volunteers, mentors, investors, sponsors, and allies.

We believe empowering LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs can unlock untapped business and economic value and become an essential driver of inclusivity and social progress. We welcome allies committed to equity for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to join the StartOut community as well. Below are the many ways you can get involved with StartOut.

If you are an LGBTQ+ founder looking for support, head over to our Founders page to get started.

Your Time Can Make A Difference

Become A Mentor

By donating your time, you can become an invaluable resource to our Founder members. Your expertise can provide them with the tools they need to grow their business.

Diversify Your Deal Flow

Become An Investor

We support LGBTQ+ founders by connecting them with investors like you who are interested in deal-flow opportunities within our community.

Together We Can Make A Difference

Become A Partner

Community Partnerships allow us to work with mission-aligned organizations to further each others’ missions. We do this in many different ways including cross-promotion, event collaboration, and founder sourcing.

Join Our Programming Board

Become A Volunteer

Our Programming Board is a leadership community that serves our founders by creating and organizing local, virtual, and signature events. Located throughout the US.

Support A LGBTQ+ Nonprofit

Become A Sponsor

With your support, you can help us build economic empowerment within the community and become an essential driver of social progress.

Donate to StartOut

Become A Donor

Your donation supports members of the LGBTQ+ business community who want to overcome economic barriers and take their businesses to the next level.

Join StartOut

Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business.