StartOut Announces:

In keeping with StartOut’s commitment to create wealth and opportunity in the LGBT community by supporting entrepreneurs, we’re thrilled to announce our pilot Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring Program. In speaking with lesbian entrepreneurs, it became clear that mentoring was high on the list of value-added things that StartOut could provide. So we decided to pilot the program here in San Francisco.

We’re excited to announce we’re taking applications for our first Mentees now. Click here to apply – please note the application deadline is March 31st . We’re looking for 10 lesbian entrepreneurs who currently run their own business — or plan to in the next year — to be a part of our pilot program launching in June.

We’re also looking for Mentors. As StartOut members, we invite you to be a mentor to these new lesbian entrepreneurs. We’re looking for mentors from any industry, and with at least two years of experience with your own company. Whether you’re well into your success or have only been doing it for a short time, you have valuable knowledge and experience that ‘newbies’ can benefit from. If you would like to learn more about being a mentor, please email Marie Trexler at

Feel free to share this with appropriate women in your network.

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience, bringing in new entrepreneurs to strengthen StartOut, and helping develop the next generation of lesbian entrepreneurs.