StartOut Growth Lab is a startup accelerator that offers top quality mentoring, education, and networking opportunities for companies that happen to be founded or co-founded by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.
Since our founding, the 75 graduated companies have raised $763M in funding and created over 3,650+ new jobs. Those numbers are a testament to the quality of entrepreneurs we accept and the extent of the resources we offer to them. We are making a real impact promoting diversity within startup communities across the nation.
StartOut Growth Lab (“SGL”) hosts a new virtual cohort of early-stage companies every six months. Up to ten companies are selected for each cohort. Think your company has what it takes?
Applications for Cohort 13 are due December 15th.
Cohort 13 is a 5-month long program and will start on March 4, 2024.
How to Apply for Growth Lab
To apply to the Growth Lab, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Create an account with StartOut: Click here to create an account.
Step 2: Complete the Founder’s Application: This standard application covers details about yourself and your business.
Step 3: Answer Growth Lab-specific questions: At the end of the application (Page 6), respond to the questions related to the Growth Lab Application.
Step 4: Submit your application: Click ‘submit’ on Page 7.
This entire application process is designed to be quick and should take no more than 20 minutes.
What We Offer
What We Expect
What Makes an Ideal Candidate
Companies Not Suited for the Growth Lab
Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business.